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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D2X
This car is a monster! It has had a missfire on Cylinder 1 with a slight lifter tick at times. We have VAGCOM and know how to use it. We have parked a donor car next to it and have a done full transplant of wires, coilpack,ECU's,changed spark plugs, moved inje...
1991 BMW M5 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBSHD9317M
I have been trying to get this to idle correctly for about a year. Nothing is hanging up on the mechanical linkage side of the throttles. What I have found is once the a/c snowflake is on this will hang up around 2000 rpm release snowflake it will idle back do...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8341Y
has check eng lite on for sec air injection valve actuation and injector 1 actuation car runs great after fixing intake problem replaced both sec air injection valves and relay lite still comes on same codes used gt1 bmw laptop to activate air pump pump works ... Trouble codes: P0412, P0201
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L heater blower motor VIN: 108.018-12
to the mercedes guys out there would like to know approx time @ procedure to remove heater blower motor looks like you have to remove the whole dash any info would be greatly appreciated thanks much
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L MIL Lamp on, hard start /blow by VIN: WDBDA28D8J
I found and ran a 2.3L engine in a 1987 190E that was "T-Boned". It had a manual trans, and the seller pulled engine and trans. The following week, I picked up the engine(complete with all accessories) and the radio. The '88's radio is locked out with differen...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L MIL Lamp on, poor performance VIN: WBHM36E0TF
mb enthusiests please help - we are not very familiar with these cars and cannot find flow charts or much information at all about this system. the first time the car came in it had a p0327 code. we tested the wires from the ecm to the sensor and all was good ... Trouble codes: P0327
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21COX
good morning all.I have this beatle in the shop with check engine light on.I was able to pull codes but unable to acess any diag with scan tool (boss didnt buy european cartridge with scan tool due to us being mainly a american made dealer).isthere anything co... Trouble codes: P0411, P1128, P0172, P0301
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M71
This car belongs to my brother inlaw and was scanned at the dealer. These codes were the ones provided by the dealer. I have found quite a bit of info on the P0380 code but i cannot find any info on the P1537 code any help on this would be greatly appreciated.... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug/Heater circuit A), P1537 (Turbo Overboost)

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD6324S
thanks to those who offered help. the fix was the crankshaft sensor connector and the idle control sensor were swapped, we used iatn matrix to pay bmw for one day access, and checked voltages and color codes to discover our mistake.
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Warning Message VIN: SALPV1244T
Thanks to everyone that repleid, Eric from Minnesota, Steve from Great Britain, Allen from Texas and Jim from New York. They all nailed it. I checked the range motor on the transfer case and it was frozen, this lady dirves it in town only and has never shifted...
1976 Other European AMV8 5340CC Power assist. VIN: 0011553LCA
Thanks to Ken,Peter (2 Replies) & Mitchell. I found that I had inadvertantly trapped so air in the system and bled the systm using an external vac. source, this got the pedal high enough but I was still losing vac. at both of the servo atmospheric check valves...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all those who replied, without you this one would have gotten the best of me. Most replies said to either look at the mass air flow meter or the fuel pressure regulator. I replaced the mass air flow meter and vehicle started and ran but a little roun... Trouble codes: 232.
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L engine oil VIN: YV1LW5726V
the vehicle hasn't returned after replacement of the breather box on the pcv system. thank you all for all your help.
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