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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Hesitation, CODE p1557 VIN: WAUDD68DXY
was driving on highway heard loud bang, car lost power check engine light came on, replaced MAF & car runs well but code P1557 returns & we have limited info on this code thanks Dick [...] Trouble codes: P1557 (charge pressure control positive deviation)
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L windows VIN: WBACH1300K
okay got this old gem here it came in for inop windows,seats,sunroof radio ect found water under rear seat and lots of corrosion (rt side) anyways fixed corroded wires and accesories work. it has a white 2 inch long resistor? wrapped in what looked like factor...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L major oil leak VIN: WBAGJ6325S
Vehicle has a major oil leak after 3-5 mins after start-up coming from the bell housing. After replacing the rear main seal, and removing the tranny again, set the motor up to run w/o the tranny. Found oil running out two small holes in the block just above th...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L steering angle snr VIN: WBADT43451
I cant clear code 104:steering angle sensor (ECU) I have already driven the car after clearing code, but the fault code is still present.- I would like to have code 104 Manufacturer Repair procedure and wiring diagram for this sensor, so I can do some wiring t...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Cylinder head VIN: WDB1400422
This Merc was towed to the shop with medium to loud upper cylinder noise. Removed access. drive belt & noise persisted. Customer said all had been ok til he left the vehicle sitting for 3-4 weeks and noise occurred on start & remained.After listening closely w...
1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7L park, reverse shift VIN: 9115201834
Hi, Anybody familiar with sportomatics??? I have a trans that does not catch the reverse gear shift fork when shifting into reverse. The shift rod then moves too far and the shift fork pops off, thus leaving it in neutral.The trans has 3 forward gears and is a...
1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.0L All VIN: 9307700478
We need some help with this one, This Porsche was towed in for a no start. After the battery was charged it started and idled at 3500 rpm, looking under hood, trunk and dash board there has been a very big pair of sicciors used on the wiring, it is just BUCHED...
1983 Porsche 928 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZD
Hey all you porsche guys and gals need some expertice on the climate control system. i have only ambient temp air blowing out of the vents no cold or hot but i can change where the air comes out normaly.My largest problem is the lack of information avalible to...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WPOEB0911J
Hello Porsche Techs; I have a maintance issue with this 911. The vehicle is new to our shop. The vehicle was brought in for a maintance service. We drained the crankcase(got maybe a qt.) and the dry sump tank. We replaced the filter and added 13 Qts of 20w/5...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L no fuel, no spark VIN: WPOBB2967L
I [...] not have much imformation for this car, any one has the spec. for the pick up coil inside the distributor ? i measure it ,the resistance is 5,000,000 Olms is it normal spec?,and no voltage at the fuel pump fuse when key on or cranking,by pass the fuel pum...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSP69M53
Car came in with broken timing belt that someone else tried to replace. Removed valve cover, found broken parts. Removed head, had machine shop replace parts (lifters and cam). Reinstalled head, set belt timing to specs. Started it up and it ran fairly good un...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L ac off light VIN: YV1KS9504N
I'm having trouble with this volvo.The ac off light flashes. Alldata states that this indicates a problem with the hvac system. Alldata says to remove the controller and push the diagnostic button to obtain the codes...heres the problem, I removed the controll...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5548T
All-Data flow chart has you checking ground first. No ground supply on terminal #1 on sensor. No continuity in wire going to ECM from connector on terminal #1. Before I tear into the wiring harness on this car, was wondering if anyone has ever had a particular... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass air flow voltage signal high.)

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1746S
Well this one is now fixed. What we found was that one of the ground wires going to the computer was pulling itself out of the factory connector and after performing some wiggle testing we were able to get the vehicle to start. We have seen some of these that ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Climat Control VIN: SAJAC02E81
Once again thankyou to everyone who replied to my help post. Unfortunately once again I have been unable to get a result before the neccesary closing date. Jason mentioned the heater control valve, which by all tests was performing correctly.(might be the only...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
I did what most all of you suggested. A little bit of each helped. The Fuel pressure was too high adjusted that down. Increased the timing bout 8 degrees with no pinging. Adjusted the valves they were all tight. The car now has a bit of a rough idle but much b...
1995 Porsche 968 3.0L oil pan gasket VIN: WPOAA2968S
So very sorry for the late reply, my customer has been away and has just given me the thumbs-up. All 7 replies were pretty much uniform, check pcv system for cloggage, and torque the oil pan with the right sequence and torque value. The gasket is about 3/4 of ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Electronic VIN: YS3DF58N7W
Thank you all for your time & replies. We had considered all of the suggestions that were given. We were unsure of the repair because of not having seen this code before. The customer picked up the vehicle & drove it a couple more days. It acted up again this ...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED45E51
the problem turned out to be throttle body being in limp mode, we did reset the throttle body, clear all codes and road tested for about 3 days, we kinda had this car here for a while due to customer being away. Thanks for all the replies, we got lots of good ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VW5A81M21
Thanks to all that replied so quickly. All replys said to check the thermo switch on the water oulet on the head & sure enough it went open. Replaced the switch & all is well.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Body/drive line VIN: WVWPD63B5X
We checked control arms again to make sure they were installed properly.ok New info wife drives car never complained about car husband drove car for only the second time they have owned it and felt the vib. so we have two different peoples idea's which now t...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Door locks VIN: WVWMD63BXX
Thanks to Mark,Dollard,David,Eric,Alex and Russ for your help. I checked all microswitches and the comfort module- it was dry,and I found no evidence of previous water entry.After I installed the new comfort module,I could access all other control modules, but...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Power to AC clutch VIN: WVWPD63BX2
I received 5 replies to this Passat,however the customer elected to see the VW dealer.If I talk to the customer and am able to acertain what the actual fix was,I will be sure to post.Thanks to all for the input.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C53
Dollard nailed the recirc code dead on. It was the valve in the intake tube. It wouldn't hold vacuum. I guess the code will set with a circuit or vacuum failure preventing the bypass system from working. I would classify this system as a lame excuse for a turb... Trouble codes: 17608 (Recirculation Valve for TC), 17881 (LDP open circuit), 16839 (EVAP large leak detected).
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9616S
This one is fixed with a new wiring harness. We have not seen this problem yet on the many Volvos we work on. Most of you hit it right on the money. I did get some replies for ground wires on the left engine mount, and valve cover, all were secure. Some also m... Trouble codes: 113 (Injector circuit b1), 115 (Injector circuit b2).
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