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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B9X
This car came in shop steady check engine light, code p1545, wont hardly run exhaust manifolds cherry red as if lean mixture or retarded timing. Suspect tps, dont want to throw parts at it.Any one out ther ran into this before? Found very little in archives, t... Trouble codes: P1545
2002 BMW E46 318se 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAX52000
Hi group Have a problem with this BMW and not too familliar with the system so any tips would be much appreciated. This car idles rough and at times the rmp will rise then drop in a controlled fashion ( surge ). When this occurs the throttle motor voltage ri... Trouble codes: 272C (P0170 additive mixture adaptation bank1 control limit reached), 272D (as above but bank2), P1161 (unknown fault code)
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SALNM22263
Vehicle came into shop about 1 month ago. Checked DTC two faults found. (P1636 THROTTLE POSITION ADAPTION :SHORT CIRCUIT TO V BATT) (P1472 VARIABLE INLET MANIFOLD MOTOR 2 :SHORT CIRCUIT TO GROUND) Checked for 5 volt supply and ground to power and balance valve... Trouble codes: P1636 (throttle position adaption short circuit to v batt.)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA22EOT
i got a huge problem. customer broke key off in ignition. pulled steering wheel and other stuff out of the way. can't push the pin a for the tumbler withouth turning the key. tried drilling the key and hammering it, but still no go. anybody run into something ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBJF65F6W
Hello to all! Help please!! When taking off the car jerks between 1-3 gear, if you let off gas, apply brake and take off without making a complete stop it will jerk again. When coming to a stop, after your stopped for approx 3 seconds, it bumps badly like some...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z2X
hello to all saab techs. we have the 95 with code p0455, large evap leak. i do not have saab tester so this is what i have found so far. with smoking the system, got a lot of smoke from the canister shut off valve under middle rear of car. i have pulled that o... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
This car starts and runs for a second and dies. It will do that very time you cycle the key. We towed it to see if the pump would prime and it did the same thing every time you cycle the key. I checked the fuel cut off valve and it clicks when you apply power ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 9BWGD61J91
tow in from body shop. car runs bad. start up car it will hestitate miss etc... rev it up, it will stumble and race up fine over 3k rpm. disconnect maf car runs awesome. ordered new maf. installed maf cleared codes went for a test drive, half way down the stre...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3335Y
Sorry about the delay in replying to post, as the customer took the car and just recently returned... The problem turned out to be a clogged crank vent valve located under the intake manifold (not easy to replace). Turns out the oil change interval recommended... Trouble codes: ABS, 94 (CAN data fault from DME), ABS, 31 (left rear wheel speed sensor), DME, 211 (Idle speed control valve mechanical fault).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37441
Thanx for all the replies!!! Turned out to be the crank vent valve under the intake manifold, as we found with another bimmer. Seems to be a trend. Trouble codes: 202 (fuel trim bank-1), 203 (fuel trim bank-2), 242 (misfire cyl-5), 240 (misfire cyl.-3), 243 (misfire cyl.-6), 239 (misfire cyl.-2).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA29M5Y
Well its been two weeks and the car is still driving with no more bucking, we replaced the MAF as many suggested, I am still a bit puzzled how it would trigger a miss fire on cylinder 3 only.Thanks to those who responded Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L all gears VIN: 3VWSP29M61
HI everybody and thanks for all of your input on this problem. This car actually had warranty from the dealer so that is who fixed it, and I had a hard time finding out specific info on the repair procedure other than the VSS in the trans is what was replaced....
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55A3X
Thanks to all who replied. Here is the fix: The new antenna ring from Volvo was defective. So now I know that new antenna rings can sometimes be defective right out of the box. During testing, I unplugged the immobilizer unit, and connected an ohm-meter betw... Trouble codes: 740A.
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