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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
This is my wifes car & I'm not real familiar with Audi's. CEL came on this morning with a code P0411. I can hear the air pump running & was wondering if there is a common issue with this code. I'm limited to Global OBD2 with the Modis. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUDC68D51
We have this Audi here with a no start condition. It has good fuel pressure and spark, but no injector pulse. At the time all the reference we have is ALLDATA. Their wiring diagrams show fuse #232 as power to the injectors, but we can not find this fuse. It sa...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5327R
Have confirmed a failing DME (ECM) due to water damage but need to know if I'll have to program new part and if so, can I do it with a Baum scan tool? Dealer was very unhelpful and said they didn't know if it had to be programmed. Have read a few similar posts...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324V
Good afternoon, We have a 1997 BMW 740iL with check engine light on with codes 139 not defined and 175 Pedal value sensor 1 adaption stored. I am useing carsoft to pull the codes, shopkey does not any info on theses codes, searched IATN's and have found noth... Trouble codes: 139 (Not defined), 175 (Pedal value sensor 1 adaption)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAAM3349Y
This car won't crank, but the battery voltage ok and the lights come on on the dash. There is no power to the starter ignition wire, but the starter cranks when jumped. I tried pulling codes, but there is no power to the terminal 15, does anyone have a wiring ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Electronic VIN: SAJEA51D42
Hi, The Gearbox Failure light came on along with Check Engine light. Check engine code simply refers one to a transmission fault. My Genrad doesn't service the X-Types. How can I pull trans codes? The symptoms are that the engine will start to idle at about...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Block VIN: SALTY1240X
We have determined that this vehicle needs a short block but the problem we have run into is the dealer insistes that a short block is a block only and now says a short block is almost double the price of what we were quoted originally. It looks like we should...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA28D7N
This engine hesitates on accell. Prior visit was able to get pulse codes from DLC, this visit, key on engine off, on off ratio85%, No current at the EHA(should be 20MA!!)and ECM will not communicate either using the on board blink light or using the pulse coun...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33E9T
hey guys, this car has been a ongoing nightmare. The has been alot of work done to this car in the last 4 months. anyway, the current problem is a rough running and surge at idle. has also been stalling lately. off idle it runs great, plenty of power and smoot... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
hay m/b tecks!! have this 2000 m/b ml320 no starter operation no signal scan electronics "have ast lap top" no comunication with trans cheaked all fuses good i see no gear selection on instrument panel cheking data on bas control it dont have input from p/n sw...
1988 Saab 9000 S 2.0L ABS pump VIN: YS3CS55D8J
Hello all. This Saab came to us with the ABS and Brake warning lights both on, brake pedal rock hard. Checked all 3 fuses in fuse holder under drip tray, all 3 look ok. Both relays in same holder click and have continuity on appropriate pins. Checked for power...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Hello All - this SAAB 9-5 four-banger doesn't have me stumped (yet) but it sure has me puzzled. The problem is 'lean surge' - under moderate acceleration from 25mph to about 45, there is a distinct loss of engine power, and the car slows, takes off, slows, tak...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWRC81HXS
Researched the archives and found nothing that would work. I have no ability to scan for codes and the MIL never lights while driving. When cold the vehicle has a severe hesitation on acceleration in 2nd gear. As per archived suggestion I threw out the Bosch...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: YV1LZ56D0X
Need help from all you volvo techs This volvo came in with the gas gauge intermitently reading empty even though the tank had gas in it. We sent it to a volvo dealership to pull codes they informed us that the left hand sending unit was not consitant with spec...

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1986 BMW 325 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAB540XH
Thanks for all the help fellas. The 325 is fixed and running strong. The surge was fixed by replacing the blown fuse to the IAC circuit and by regasketing the cold start injector housing. The kid who acquired this high-schoolers cream puff 'tuner' got it for n...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L heat VIN: WBABF4314P
thanks for all 11 replies. it turned out to be the heater control valve. removed valve and looked inside and could see rubber seals deformed inside. replaced valve and all is good!! thanks again!!
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L no a/c VIN: WBADT63462
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. The problem was the control unit. I scanned for fault codes and found none. After trying 2 other used units with no results I decided to disconnect the positive and negitive terminals and let the car sit for 30 ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L drivers electric seat VIN: SAJHX1244V
Thanks fellow techs for your help on this one. Specialthanks to Don in Calif. for his help by phone. We powered each motor directly with module unplugged & found all motors working fine that way - connected passenger seat module to wiring on drivers seat & it ...
1962 Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG 2.8L labor guide VIN: 404.114-02
Thanks for the replies. I recieved suggestions ranging from 7 to 20 hours, as well as charge by the hour because of rusted bolts and such. Being the shop owner, it's hard to keep track of actual time because of all the necessary interuptions, so I just wanted ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L fuel injection VIN: 108.18-12-
Thank you for all the responses. I contacted German Parts World, they have the part for around $40.00. All the responses were helpful, but Worldpac requires you to set up an account to just buy anything, this seemed unnecessary for how little I would be buying...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L MIL Lamp on, hard start /blow by VIN: WDBDA28D8J
I had to put this vehicle aside for a few, but got back to it today. Here was the problem. The 88 190E (CA) in the ECM pinout, #15 is the batt (+) from overvoltage protection relay. The 87 190E (Federal) which is the replacement engine, the ECM pinout # 15 is ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L valve timing VIN: WDBEA32E9R
This ones fixed and down the road. I recieved a lot of good replies and good tips on this one. Its not as complicated as it seems. I broke one of my own rules. I usually want to figure out how something works but on this one I really didnt want to know,just ge...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Codes VIN: WDBJF72F8V
I got several replies to this post, regarding possible problems with coffee or other liquids having been spilled into the shifter housing. Also metioned was the K40 relay in the R/R engine bay. The Vacuum Valve block plugging, in regards to the Air Pump Code w...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L message center VIN: YS3ED45E4Y
Thank you to everyone who replyed especially 'Anders' for sending me detailed instructions on how to solder in replacement batteries in the siren for the SAAB security system. The customer opted to just keep watching the 'SERVICE SECURITY SYSTEM' alert on the ...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L 1st &4th gear VIN: WV2KC0709P
I was not able to get a flow diagram on this trans,but with info from Dan [...] of Dougs imports in michigan and a lead to Jack at jacks trans works found that this trans does not use a normal shift solinoid as in most american transmissions that i have del...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB61E1X
It's been long enough, this one must be fixed (has been back in the customer's hands for a week now, no prob.). Out of ten replies, one (Markmaskd) suggested to replace the throttle. The other nine suggested that I clean the throttle plate and disconnect the b... Trouble codes: P1582 (17990 idle adaptation at limit).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B71
Thanks to all who replied, I did in fact replace the vacuum line that all informed me about. Car seems to be repaired. Thanks again, Nate Trouble codes: P0441.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L converter ? VIN: WVWYH63B32
Thanks to all who replied , checking without code definitions is a little difficult, we checked the harness that ran under the trans in a loom near the plug. found scraped wire insulation , repaired , cleared and road tested , ok now
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B12
thank you to everyone who helped in figuring out my problem child. i replaced the cams' tensioner and my oil pressure rose to 20 psi instead of 15 psi and stopped bleeding down as fast. unfortunatly, i still had the no start. then, i dropped the oil pan and fo... Trouble codes: P1340 (cam pos. sensor/engine speed sensor incor. correlation), P0341.
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