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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD834X1
I have a very intermittent problem with this 740 here. At times, once or twice a week customer complains of a heavy surge, then loss of all power, sometimes stalling accompanied with the display engine failsafe operation in cluster. Mainly happens on heavy acc... Trouble codes: 103 (function monitoring control unit), 115 (air mass flow signal), 131 (function throttle actuator sticking), 132 (throttle actuator activation)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L clock VIN: WBAAN374X1
Hi: Cannot set the clock on this car, followed procedure in manual, position 1, turn right dash knob, right or left, no change in display. Have seen this on at least one other 3 series. Cluster problem? Radio Problem? Thank You.
1964 Jaguar XKE CONV 3.8L calipers VIN: XKE8804805
all right all you old guys we need a little input here, this is the system with the twin master cylinders that have a progressive link from the booster, in the locked condition the master cylinder rods feel loose indicating the booster is not pushing on the th...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L oil capacity VIN: WDBRF40J65
On new Mercedes vehicles there is no dip stick. The dealer tells us that they use the VIN or a scan tool to check fill level. They no longer will give us the information, because there are persuing the same customer. Does anyone have any info on this as to wha...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: SVWAN01H3R
Hello everone, working on a vehicle not overly familar with. Towed in with a no start, we had spark so then checked fuel pressure, none. No noise from tank. Removed cover for access to top of pump in hatch area. Found we had no power to pump. Located relay and...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
vehicle still has code po341 clear code and it comes back thought distibutor was and replace again and still get camshaft position sensor code.any information would be helpful Trouble codes: P0341
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M41
Wont rev up boggs really bad. If you watch pulewidth it wont increase pulsewidth with throttle opening it just boggs out and then all of a sudden pulsewidth increases up to 20ms and it revs up fine and sound strong and then you let off and you have same proble...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power output VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
Hi everyone, We had a vehicle brought in the other day that had been to other shops. The complaint is that the vehicle has very little power. We road tested vehicle and verified concern, no power at all. Scanned for faults and no faults were retrieved. We rep...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M91
hey guys i have a 2001 jetta long crank evry time you try to start. After cranking for about 20 seconds turning the key off and trying to crank again usualy will start. Runs goog after started. Scaned car came up with code 341 cam sensor and 1296 cooling syste... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor)

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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV534X2
Thank you everybody that replied you all put me on the right track. I removed the Air Pump and bench tested it everything OK I checked the vacuum lines OK I waited until the car was cold and tested the power to the Air Pump everything OK I reconnected the pump... Trouble codes: P, 0491 (Secondary Air Injection), P, 0492 (Secondary Air Injection).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F3V
Thanks to everyone who helped on this vehicle. turns out we had the intake gear in the wrong direction. It can be confusing with so many different descriptions of clockwise, and counter clockwise, depending on which way you look a the engine. For the record th... Trouble codes: P0809.
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WPOAA0945F
Thanks to all who replied. Several members pointed me in the right direction, though none hit it exactly on the head. It was suggested to replace the oil pump drive, and I did end up replacing the drive. But the real problem was that the drive had been slippin...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Soft Top VIN: YS3DD75N8X
It was low on hyd. oil. It was just at the mininum line , filled it to the max. line , cycled the top a few times , topped it off and it's all good now. Well sort of, the cylinder for the toneau cover is seeping ever so slightly so I think thats where the oil ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHC63B11
Well I replaced the mass air flow meter and advised the customer to come back if auto has any other problems and haven't seen them yet. as far as the low voltage code auto recently had the battery changed. thanks for all the help!! this service is awesome Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16685 (cyl 1 misfire), 16686 (cyl 2 misfire), 16688 (cyl 4 misfire), 17536 (LT FT too lean), 17736 (knock control limit reached).
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