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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUBC5442M
Well I have another audi that is giving me some trouble in getting a diagnosis.This car at times when it gets hot will have alow,rough idle.I cheked my fuel pressure between cold start valve and lower chamber and it is at 90 psi,when I close my valve on the ga...
2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B83
03 Audi A6 code p3088. not for sure what this code is. Would like to know if it is a common problem or not. T-stat appears good and so does temp sender from what i read off of live data, i.e. car warms up smoothly. Thanks in advance for any help. Trouble codes: P3088 (I get two differnt code descriptions one is for aux. emmisions and the other is for excessive warm up time.)
1997 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD0321V
We are struggling with this car. This car came to us with a bad head gasket. We don't know if this code was there before. The check engine light was on when car came to us. We have double checked camshaft timing and the idle does get rough when the vanos is ac... Trouble codes: 212 (Vanos Mechanical Fault)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L ews VIN: WBAGJ8323V
We have a 740 that was towed in with a no crank. First order of business was to check the fuses which were all good. Next we tried a new electrical portion of the ignition switch. Still, no cranking. We put it up in the air and the starter tested good, but it ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA90D9J
Car quit going down road. It had no spark when it came in and bat was nearly dead so I charged it over noght. This morn. it started right up and ran ok for about 30 seconds and quit, no spark. It fires one or two times initially sometimes but then nothing. I d...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Gage VIN: WDBFAG1EXM
Here is a odd one for the group, perhaps you have run across this before. On this SL when one first turns on the turn signal the coolant temp gage will drop/flicker and the digital display of the outside temp will flash - turning on and off. I removed the clu...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L ignition VIN: WDBRN40J13
car was towed to our shop. battery was low, charged and came back and passed load test. had several codes: p201a, 201b. 201c, 200b. i cleared these codes, they have not returned. car was driven into the tire shop. customer states had never had problems before....
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L temp guage VIN: VW4578D58Y
I got the vehicle to replace head lamp, brake lamp and diagnose why brake lites stayed on and drained the battery. I replaced the head and brake lamps. Charged battery then tested battery amperage, starting charging, all check withing spec. Then replaced the b...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWDD21C2Y
i have a 2000 vw beetle 1.8t. the compressor for the ac will not engage. when the air conditioning button is depressed the engine bucks every 20 seconds and the compressor does not engage. pressures are good, checked for power ground at high pressure switch al...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1st gear VIN: WVWSP61J63
This tranny has a sound only in first gear,sounds like geat teeth grinding on each other, will happen when driving or when pushing the car fore or aft in 1st gear with the clutch ideas? the noise lessens if you pull the shift lever towards 2nd. Thanks for your...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L readiness code VIN: YV1LS5679W
I cannot find any fixes relating to OBD II readiness codes, but I am sure I have seen some over the years. We cannot get this car to run all its readiness flags. I manually do the evap and sas and then drive the car as well as possible following Volvo's "trip"...

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1996 Audi S6 2.2L Brake Light VIN: WAUKA84A8S
Most suggested the small electrical switch under the brake master booster, and you were right! It appears that the switch has/had sort of internal fault, replacement did the trick. Sometimes the most simple problems are the most challanging! Tnx agn, Bruce
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Viscous Coupling? VIN: WABA24B7XN
Sounds like this is a normal condition, we will leave it for now. From the sounds of it Audi keeps it this way so that all other conditions of driving have good feel, the compromise being that in parking lots you may get some extra vibration. I checked car ove...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L oiling VIN: SAJDH1042X
To all the techs who were waiting for the FIX post, my apologies for the tardiness of the closing post. I have made calls to the owner on a regular basis and she has, until today, been unable to confirm oil levels after I returned the car ot her. As I posted p...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L extended crank VIN: SDJDA01P91
Thanks for all the help, several of you were right on #3 spark plug on the left head was wet and fouled, I removed the fuel rail while hot and saw the injector leak. I replaced the injector and spark plug and all is good. By the way the FORD part # for the Jag...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L head pressure VIN: WDBCA39E6K
Thanks to all you guys who responded so quickly to this post, Especially to the gentleman from Dallas area who took the time to call me, Got his name,but forgot it by the end of the conversation, the fix for this vehicle ended up being a combination of modific...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBHA22E1T
I replaced both sender's and that took care of the problem, the car has been gone a week and the owner is satisfied. While I had them out it was evident visualy and with an ohm meter that the drivers side was probably the culprit but he opted to do them both t...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L clutch cable VIN: 3VWB123456
thanks to all who gave me some insight on this WONDERFULL idea from v.w. after trying to get the clutch cable to release , we came to the conclusion , JUST BUY A NEW ONE thanks everyone ,lewis
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWFA81H9T
Thanks guys for the Help. Rick from N.H took the time to call me for the serial number and got the code from his dealer. Once again shows what a great group this is. Radio works great and the customers teenage daughter has her tunes.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Accessories VIN: 3VWCA21CXX
Sorry to take so long. I checked the ground under the battery and the rest of the grounds that have to do with the circuit all were good. I finally broke down and advised client to take the auto to the dealer. I wanted to wait for the customer to tell me what ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Water pump VIN: 3VWSD29M9Y
Ok, third time was a charm getting all the right parts from the dealer. Thanks for all the replies. After reading them all and working on this car I have come to the conclusion that the timing belt itself is the real weak point here (other than the water pum...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M61
the maf has fixed the problem-the replacement showed gmps value of 6.8 where the original was showing 5.2gmps. this was the only change noticeable on the scan tool- thanks to all that responded Trouble codes: P1128.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L cooling fans
Ok here's what's going on with this car. I believe the problem to be a PCM failure, the car is going to the dealer to have one put in as i can't marry the unit to the car. thanks for all the input i recieved on the car.
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D6X
Hi All Although are Vertronix didn't catch the front o2 sensor for bank 2, and my fluke missed it too. I have since purchased a Snap on vantage pro labscope, to hopefully not get bit by that again. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: 3502 (ign failure), 3542 (cyl 4 missfire), 3563 (cyl 6 missfire), 3552 (cyl 5 ign failure), 271A (long term mixture bank 2 lower partial throttle), 261A (long term mixture regulation lower partial throttle).
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