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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N21
Customer brought in says it is hard to start after it is hot. We pulled codes out of it and got P0118 coolant temp circuit and #P1128-long term fuel trim mult. bank 1 system lean.Car actually has bad hesitation on acceleration and at idle it feels like it drop... Trouble codes: P0118 (engine coolant temp circuit high), P1128 (Long Term fuel trim mult. Bank 1system lean)
1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Door locks, power windows, & sunroof inop; wipers VIN: WBAHD1313K
Wipers only work on high; sunroof, door locks, power windows are all inoperative. All fuses for the above are working and are good. All grounds for the above are good. Alldata does not provide a pinout for the general control module. Obvious grounds check okay...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L power window VIN: WBABF4321S
This car has a direct short which I believe is related to the drivers door. the driver side window will only go up half way. Also with the door closed and the car off with the key out, if you press on the outer door skin, the window will start to roll up. I ca...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA51D42
Hi, I've got an X-Type with a bad transmission. The filter was full of debris and the forward clutch was shot. So we put in a reman from Jaguar and the thing doesn't move. We checked fluid level and fluid flow (cracked a cooler line and ran the engine - got f...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L power soft top VIN: WDBFA63F3V
Good day and thanks for your time. This SL was hit on right side and since hit the power top won't go down, it will open the rear hatch, put up the roll bar, put the windows up or down. It just won't open the windshield locks. It does work manually. Thanks Jam...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
Hi guys. Any help is greatly appreciated. This car starts up fine in the morning. Runs for 4-5 minutes then cuts off and will not start. Power to the fuel pump cuts off. I crank and crank but the fuel pump gets no power. Fuse is good and relay is good. Relay d...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRC33402
Hello all, I have this Cooper that will not crank. I have no wiring schematics for it, please Email me one if you have available. I have traced power from the ignition switch on the black/blue wire into a relay module that has the three wires from the clutch s...
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Two rear brake lamps
i was wondering if a old school WV tech could lead me a little as I have made little head way on this unit. As previously stated i have proceeded as needed for circuit check. As this system runs circuitry through vehicle I have not been able to find open in br...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB81H6W
Car was towed in as a no start. Has spark and fuel no codes. Did get it started after a tune up. Car ran fine. Wouldn't restart after sitting, plugs would gas foul. KOEO maf reading 27.76 grams per second, engine load 28.5 no change with maf unplugged. no vol...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M41
Car came in with P0171 in history woth MIL light on. Have gone through diagnostic flow chart. No Vac leaks fuel pressure good. Any help would be great. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Power to AC clutch VIN: WVWPD63BX2
This Passat has no power to the A/C clutch.The system is full of Refrigerant.If I use my Power Probe and power up the Compressor,the AC will work and is cold.I have searched the fix archives and checked components mentioned there.I jumped the ambient temp sens...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS2551T
Hey guys, Need some help. This car came in very low on power & smoking blue smoke like a freight train. Initial evaluation determined that the turbo had shaft broken in two. We replaced with a rebuilt turbo. Customer pickup up the vehicle & drove for approxima...

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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L hard hot restart VIN: WDBCA37AXE
Thanks Iatn 7 people who replied told me of the fuel accumulator problem so I did the test. Which is to pull the rubber hose from the accumulator and pinch it off then start engine if fuel is coming from the accumulator there is a blown dighphragm inside. Well...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L vacuum diagram VIN: WDB1070451
Morning again, Lucky me, my neighbor had a similar car in his shop and I copied the vacuum layout on it. Every thing works great and she purrs. Thanky for all the replies, especially Tech wrench. Goody, Goody, Goodbye, Paul.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Misfire VIN: WDBCA39D6H
well this was an easy one because of iatn!! mark and marino had it right. we had 1 fuelpump not working because of a broken wire at the pump. wires were needed also to remove single missfire. the mercedes dealer put on a fuel filter recently and when the car r...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA21H9R
Well sure enough - most all of you thought the timing belt was off and your right - the car came in with the code set - we serviced the car and replaced the timing belt - but when we replaced the timing belt we put it on like it came off (one tooth off) after ... Trouble codes: 00515 (Camshaft position sensor G40).
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWRA81HXR
Was able to resurrect the radio by pushing the 'mode' and 'scan' buttons simutaneously, which brought up the display to enter the code number. Caught a break there, as the last person had written the code in very small letters on the radio case...Entered the f...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L headlight VIN: 3VWCS21C51
Thanks for all the helpful replies. All of the responses were similar. The trick is to get a grip on that plastic ring in order to rotate it. Some of you melted a hot tipped screwdriver into the plastic, another drilled a hole and used a punch to lever it aroo...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M41
it was as simple as a bad coil. i checked for spark individually and #1 and #6 had no spark. the coils come as a complete unit with module(spendy). when i removed the old coil assembly there was a discoloring on the back side of the 1,6 coil and cracks all ove... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 2 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WVWPE63BX4
hello everyone, Well it is fixed.Most of you replied that yes,the Bosch maf sensor does have a high failure rate,but the intake and EGR are prone to carboning up also.I removed the plastic cover under front of vehicle so that I can see things a little easier... Trouble codes: P0101 (p0299-), P0299 (p2196-), P2196.
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Alternator and or circuit VIN: YV1AX885XM
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs system VIN: YVITS94DXY
The customer has not yet returned but did visit a dealer who scanned it and recommended possible seatbelt buckles. I thank all who responded. When the car does return we will inspect the SRS wiring connectors and for pinched wires near the seat tracks. The nex...
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