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1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUAA88G9T
car has good spark good ingectors and fuel psi.only performs porly when hot and only at idal.fuel sistem and ignition sistem have past all tests and have found no air leaks of enye kind.
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEF6329S
hi all any help would be great.replaced crankcase breather,throtle plate gasket,intake gaskets and spark plugs with all factory parts .car came in with codes 203 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 2,201 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 1 and 12 o... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control bank 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control bank 2), 12 (oxygen sensor bank 2), 13 (oxygen sensor bank 1)
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Body Vibrati VIN: WBABK8325T
Hello, I need some help with this BMW 328 convertible that has vibration in body and steering wheel (side to side) only on a certain road (Interstate-95), as one speeds up it can be felt slightly at 30 mph and return back again 60-70 mph. It almost feels like ...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Trans failure message VIN: WBAGH8337X
Hey BMW techs, we have a 99 (10/98) 740il that is going into limp mode and the instrument cluster freaks out at the same time. It started out real intermittant, a few drive cycle, but now it happens sitting in the shop. When the trans failure message appears t...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hard shift VIN: EA51C12WC2
Cr drives OK but this fault will occurintermittently, throw no codes, the "trans" light came on 1 time, no code.
1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 250CID Gas type VIN: 1151101232
I have a 73 250 Benz. Runs great, it has the 2 2 barrel Webers on it. The only question I have is should I be running lead additive in the gas? Im too young to have ever had to deal with the lead/ unleaded issue. Thanks in advance.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBCA35D2G
Hi everyone, Vehicle was presented to me with an extremely hi idle always and misfire on cyl #5 when engine is cold. Measured current to idle valve its about 900 ma at operating temp. I reduced the spring tension inside the idle valve by trial and error and go...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: HA22E8RF09
car came in on hook.replaced battery engine started for a second and died ch smoke tested for vacuum leaks ok checked overload relay ok replaced fuel filter and pump[noisy]checked fuel pressure and volume ok replaced coil wiring harness#[...] ck crank sen...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L HVAC drain VIN: 4JGAB54EG1
Hey Gang, This one should be a piece of cake for those whose done this before. This ML sounds like it has a lake sloshing around under dash because the drain to the condensate tray is plugged. I've tried clearing this with moderate air pressure and also a coa...
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L erratic shifting VIN: WVWJD4311P
This Passat appears to have no CEL, and we can't find any diagnostic connectors anywhere in any of the places we've seen VW put them. I don't know how to look for DTCs without a connector. The folks over at the Vag-Com group haven't been able to help me. I am ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Door locks VIN: WVWMD63BXX
Hello, This passat came in with a complaint of a battery draw-customer remover the fuse for the door locks because they were noisy. After inserting the fuse 38 for the locks,the trunk unlock motor clicks rapidly,as does the unlock relay on the relay board and,...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWCR31C05
Customer brought the vehicle in for cutting out at higher enginge speed. The problem had been intermitant but now happens every time you accel. Customer replaced fuel filter thinking it was plugged. The problem was still there and brought it in to me. I'm a li...
1972 Volvo 1800ES 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1836353002
In my 30 + years of D-jet FI work, I've never had one that was this reluctant to go away! The previous work has taken place over a year long period, and the car would go home symptom free. It keeps coming back, though, with similar symptoms. The problem is a s...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9616S
Car keeps comming back on the hook. Problem is very intermittant.The first time, cust. reported that it stalled, and would restart, and drive for a mile or two. The first thing I did was connect a fuel pressure guage, and it started and I drove it about ten fe... Trouble codes: 113 (Injector circuit b1), 115 (Injector circuit b2)
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5647W
Hello lads Today for your challenging pleasure I have a 1998 Volvo V70 AWD with an intermittent stall, fall on it's face scenario. The car came in for stalling when coasting down at idle etc. I found codes for long term fuel trim at part throttle being off..... Trouble codes: FET12

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2002 BMW E46 318se 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAX52000
Hi all Thanks to all that replied, but unfortunately i had to cut this one loose, so i have no fix to post. Many of you suggested vac or breather issues but i had already checked this out and replaced the main breather valve under the inlet manifold. Then ... Trouble codes: 272C (P0170 additive mixture adaptation bank1 control limit reached), 272D (as above but bank2), P1161 (unknown fault code).
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Master Cylinder VIN: 3VWSC8H8RM
sorry took so long write back. Customer has not come back yet. Now we have another jetta with same problem? Maybe Jetta's just have low brake pedals. Will write back with more info on a fix.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWBB61CWM
Well this is a case of going back to the basics. It turns out that this car had been at another garage for repair and they had switched wires around on the coil, and my tech put the wires back as they came off. So a quick switch of the wires and replacement of... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire - Bad spark plug wires).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L temperature VIN: 3VWSA29M8X
Let me just start by saying that we looked in all of the places suggested and could not find the suspected sensor. We did find that the evaporator showed signs of leakage although we really don't think that that has anything to do with the symptom experienced ...
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