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2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
Have an 02 audi here that has an mil lamp on, scanne for codes but no communication, tried 2 diffrent scanners with no luck. The radio is factory and works properly, fuses all ck good. Any thoughts or ideas? thanks in advance
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
Hello everyone. I'm back @ this again. Vehicle came back with vehicle running slightly rich, poor fuel economy (note - see history below for previous testing), and having to push start the vehicle. Replaced starter, and fired up vehicle. Ran incredibly rich an...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Vents VIN: WBAGJ6326S
Here is an odd one. The heat and a/c works fine but at all times the vent under the drivers seat will flow hot air. You can switch to a/c controls and the other vents will blow cold but the vent under the drivers seat will always blow hot. If anyone has ever s...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L engine VIN: WBACD3325W
BMW Tech's This car was brought to me on a hook. When I went to pull the vehicle in I started the engine & noticed the vibration then (Bad at high idle (1100 rpm) diminished at normal idle 700-800 rpm) I discounted the vibration to a slight miss from sitting o...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2042X
Hi I am working a nightmare Jaguar XK8. The customer bought this car not running. We found out that, due to the severe oil sludge in the cylinder heads, one of the drivers side camshafts has broken. We got a hold of some used cylinder heads and replaced them b... Trouble codes: 341 (Camshaft position sensor bank A), 1341 (Manifacturer specific)
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L steering VIN: SALPV1244T
Morning gents. Customer has owned the truck for some years. It developed a violent shimmy after hitting any small bump some months ago. Bad enough that it broke an air bag. Customer replaced bags with the Atlantic British spring/Bilstein conversion and replace...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEAZ6D6M
Came in as no start on hook. Parked car and the next morning would not start. cust. changed battery and added more fuel, still just turning over. I have checked crank sensor, coil, cracked a line open at fuel injector with no other way to really test fuel pres...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressorclutch VIN: WDBGA51EON
we retrieved service codes from ac control head manually. our Snap On Brick with all the attending Euro $$$ software will not comm with the ac unit or the base module. service codes were 41, 43, 45, 47, 75, 85?. the ac compressor clutch would not engage at all...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Temperature VIN: WDBJF70J91
This MBZ with the climate control set to maximum cooling has the two outboard dash vents delivering luke warm air, and at the center two dash vents, the left one is luke warm, the right one of the center two? 35 degree air! Will update Tuesday with any codes, ...
1995 Porsche 968 3.0L oil pan gasket VIN: WPOAA2968S
greetings again to all... i must be retarded or something. my guy put an oil pan gasket on this vehicle due to a leak in the r/f corner. 1 week later, the gasket physically "blew" out of the middle of the left side. we replaced the gasket again, and did a basi...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: W00AA2998T
I am short on info for this car for P1140 code. ALLDATA says to check TPS and MAF sensors. Checked and found they seem OK. The STFT and LTFT also OK. From what I can tell, ECT and O2's are OK as well. No vacuum leaks found. Can anyone help? Trouble codes: P1140 (Load Sensing)
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A7T
the car came in today, 5-1-2006, with the check engine light on. pulled codes with the state inspection machine. had code p0304 in system. showed codes p0300 and p0304 in the "pending" screen. cleared codes and roadtested 16 miles. no misfire felt and the cel ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L refuelling problem VIN: 3VWCC21V41
When re-fuelling, you can only squeeze pump nozzle about 50% or it will shut off. I can't see anything restricting and the vents seem ok. Of course, a few different gas stations were tried. They all do the same. We can only fill up if it squeezed at 50% or les...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C71
Customer states that after driving approximately 5 miles and shutting off car for 30-45 minutes car will not restart. after setting for 30-45 minutes car will restart & run fine,usually, but last thursday car set 4 hours & would not restart.Car was wreckered t...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AW8805N
Fuel pressure starts out at 80psi and after afew minutes it will start to drop and suddenly come back up again. When the pressure drops, the car stumbles and stalls out. We have replaced both fuel pump,the relay, fuel sender and screen and the fuel filter. Can... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda adjustment), 113 (injectorfuel pressure)
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D9X
service emission light on and code 42 comes up on dash. there are no driveability concerns. i am looking for information on code as we can not read german with our mentor. thanks for who ever can point the direction. Trouble codes: 42

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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Windows VIN: WBABS33442
Hi Guys, Thanks to Lloyd, Emir, Victor, Jay, Cliff, Gary, Randy, and Seth(who called me because his e-mail was not working) for your quik replies. I did a little more research and with also the info I received, I found that the door close switch is in the latc...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBEA32E2P
Thanx for all the replies!!! Johnny from CA inadvertently helped me by reminding me to check the basics. The problem stemmed from a defective alternator which was charging at 17.2v. Replaced alternator, all is well. Sometimes thinking is dangerous!!!
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF55F5V
we received several replies leadind us to the conductor plate inside the valve bnody, we replaced with new benz part, reassembled with new fluid, no improvment. car would shift thru the gears then limp home in low gear. other replies led us to the transistion ...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGH21J5Y
The fix ended to be a new defective air flow meter, install another unit and recheck , okay, Oil pressure was check cold at about 60-65psi, okay, fuel pressure was always, good, updated old coolant sensor(bad) to green sensor, cleaned thorttle body, and perfor...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSE29M08
thanks for the replies, replys where faulty fuel pumps and or a bad pump relay, cust declined furter diag. And opter to trade it in.
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D02
Fellow Techs, This vehicle was fixed with replacement of the coils. Swapping the coils was the ticket for correct diagnosis. It would have been nice to have some specs to check the coils before swapping because this is a twin turbo, it had to be completely ass... Trouble codes: P0352 (Cyl 2 ignition coil permanent fault), P0355 (Cyl 5 ignition coil permanent fault), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire).
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