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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUDD68D2Y
hey guys ... got this audi here that seems to have ignition break down under load (about 3500 rpm).Scans out ok but the coolant sensor is wide open (stuck at -40) ,no question is ... would this cause the misfiring (feels like a rev limiter)... makes sense to m...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA230XK
help fellow bmw tecs! we do a lot of bmw and this one has got us stumped. a gm tec at a chev dealer replaced cylinder head after t/belt failure.our best bmw tec has been over this car with a fine toothed comb. the engine has very irratic spark and inj pulse. w...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L engine compression VIN: WBABK8329V
Car was towed in-no start. car had been driven day before and then parked. Has fuel and spark but only 50 psi on comp. test. new customer so i have no histroy on car. Oil pump? vanos? thanks for your help.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L chain tensioner VIN: SAJGX2746V
has anyone out there noticed that the upper timing chain replacment tensioners push the opposite way from the orignal factory installed tensioners. is this the improvment that ford/jaguar made to correct the tensioner problem? the original factory tensioners p...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L iGNITION VIN: SAJDA01C3Y
tHIS CAR CAME IN DEAD BATTERY...OWNER HAD TRIED TO JUMP START. We installed a new battery and the starter would not engage with the ignition in the start position. There are two red diodes flashing on the dash top. Alarm remote seems to arm and disarm the syst...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L abs VIN: WDBGA32E0R
After driving this car for a few miles, the ABS MIL comes on. The power steering becomes stiff at the same time. The codes set in the SPS module are 003-Wheel speed signal LF implausible and 004-Wheel speed signal ABS/ASR status -//-. This car is ABS only and ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L no crank VIN: WDBJH70W4W
Battery went down and client changed it at home. There is a loud "alarm" beep coming from cluster area with battery connected. Electronic key will turn but starter will not work. Remote door looking are wording OK. Thanks for any hints
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBGA32G7X
This car will not run the compressor. The MODIS shows no faults in the climate control. If you access the head for faults it shows 227 and 231. These two sensors test okay. The control head won't clear these faults. We have alldata and are using the proceedure...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65GXX
to all benz techs. I have a clk320 that was sold, by chevy dealer. check engine light came on. scanned vehicle found codes 170 and 173. engine runs good, not noticeable idling issues. looking at datastream find long term fuel trims to be 32 percent and 30 perc... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Trunk not opening VIN: WDB2201751
Fellow techs, This car was under battery testing, closed the trunk after switch Off the engine and suddenly wont start, when with small key to open and it DONT ! How we can energize the trunks switch to open and continue with the work of replacing the batt. ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA298XX
This vehicle came in with the MIL on and codes for air injection and oxygen sensing adaptation. The customer's main complaint was hard start on hot soak. Replaced an air injection valve and mass air flow sensor. Air injection problem solved, but hard starting ... Trouble codes: P1128 (oxygen sensing adaptation cyls. 1-3), P1130 (oxygen sensing adaptation cyls. 4-6), P1140 (load sensing implausible)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L forward gears VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
Friend of mine's car came in with slipping transmission it started suddenly . we checked fluid level and condition both okay no codes in computer, test drove and after about a 1/2 hour of driving 2 codes came up 00652 and 00730d. 652 being hydraulic malfunctio...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L air door actuator VIN: YV1LS5559T
the coustomer came in for a leaking evap.core.I replace it and everything worked fine for a week.Then coustomer back complaing that ac stop working.After diag.found out the comp.was not working.Replace the comp.everything working fine until five days later.cus...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L speed sensor VIN: YV1TS9709X
we are getting all the dash warning lites on after about 5 miles of driving. trouble code stored is p1633. our modis scanner has no additional info. our tech line has told us the vehicle speed signal has been detected in the abs contol module. no other help fr...
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV60DXY
Hello all. We have this Volvo in right now that is giving us some grief. First off the car came in running rough, both at idle and at highway speeds. All of the listed codes were present in the computer when it arrived. Pulled the plugs and found that the elec... Trouble codes: P0422 (Main Cat efficiency Low Bank 1 ECM-4801 always recurs), P1171 (Long term fuel trim upper limit ECM-261A), P0300 (Random Misfire detected ECM-3503), P1174 (Long Term Fuel Trim Upper Limit ECM-260A)

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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABM3349Y
Thanks for all the replies, most of which said to get the ambient sensor working first. If the AC ECU thinks it's 40 below zero outside it wont turn on the compressor. (makes sense)There's also a TSB about evaporator icing(causing intermittent cooling)due to f...
2002 BMW 318i 1800CC abs VIN: WBAAY71062
The caswastakento the dealer,they replaced the ABS ecu and reprogramed the new one.
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L unknown VIN: SLAPV1247T
ok guys thanks to all of you finally it is fix. it was the number 11 fuse that was the problem. paul,aidan,larry and ted naild it you guys was correct after the car came in i had checked all the fuses and relay and found there was a fuse missing soi replace it...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEA300X6
Thanks to all who replied.In addition to the 3 bad injectors,the a/f pot was erratic. I found 1 reasonably good one off of 3 old a/f meters and that brought the idle control back to life. The car still nosed over on hard accereration and corrected that by adju...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Glow plugs VIN: WDBJF20F4V
I had 5 replies & 2 were dead on. Richard [...] Both said the K40 ECU main relay in ECU box at rt/rear of engine compartment. Thanks for the help. John
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L blower motor VIN: WDBKK47F1X
we suspected that the controller was bad on the car. the a/c controller cost $925.00 and the customer didn't want to repair it at this time.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L door locks VIN: 4JGAB72E6Y
the post replies i received pointed at 2 things, the activity controller, and the door lock actuators. apparently benz may have some sort of campaign on the door lock actuators. we believe the activity controller is our problem. unfourtanetly after purchase it...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L windows,mirrors VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
sorry guys friend has went on vacation,unable to contact. so i will close this out. i will not post anything else for him again. thank you all for the suggestions and help. hope i can help in the future.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B22
Yes it was the mass air flow meter/sensor. After gently tapping on the maf with a tire iron we could watch the data change. I also noticed that VW has come down on the price of the part, they must be selling alot of them. I would like to thank all the technici...
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