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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D7X
The Audi has a code p0301 and a flashing MIL light. The is no spark on cyl. #1. From the postings I have read so far I'm inclined to change the ignition module but most posting had a misfire in cyl #2 not #1. Right now the car if firing on all cylinders. It's ... Trouble codes: P0301
2001 Audi A4 1.8L brake lamp on instrument panel flashes VIN: WAUAC68D21
Hello group, thanks for your time, After performing a brake system flush on this Audi, we noticed that after releasing the emergency brake, the red brake lamp flashes on the instrument panel. If you set the brake again, it stays red, release and it flashes ag...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM63484
Another tech is working on this car. Car came in 2 months ago with abs and traction light on. Had code 105-brake light switch and code 81-pressure sensor. Replaced brake light switch and pressure sensor. Codes went away and now the car is back with only code 8...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Stall VIN: WBAAV53471
Hello bmw techs. This car has a stalling problem while driving that occurs intermittenly. I pulled the dme fault memory and there is no codes. I uploded new software for dme using gt1 tester and drove the car. It never happened to me but customer claims that t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C250 diesel 2.5L Starting VIN: WDB2021252
Voltage drop between ignition switch and inhibitor/neutral switch
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Alarm VIN: WDBHAZ8E7S
I had to disconnect the battery in order to replace instrument illumination lamps, which involves removing the steering wheel and its air bag. When the battery was reconnected, the alarm went off. The owner's manual says the alarm will be disabled by unlocking...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Hi All, I have an interesting situation with this Mercedes. It won't set readiness monitors. Not even one. And, (Get this) I can't find the parameters for running them. After doing a google search I found this article: ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting System VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Often when key is turned to #2 position instrument panel indicators will not light up. When this happens if key is turned to crank, engine will crank but not start. If instrument panel indicators light up, when key is in #2 position, engine will start when key...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L starter VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
i have not personaly had this act up on me, but customer said that the starter kept cranking with the key off. i dont know if there is any common problem with these. i dont work on mercedes very often. i have ordered a starter relay. if anyone has a better ide...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G3X
original complaint was cel and hesitation. mil on. codes stored were p0150. 170, 300, 304, 305, 306. originally replaced mass air flow sensor. p0 170 cleared. multiple cylinder misfire reappeared as well as po150. replaced plugs and fuel filter. only code now ... Trouble codes: P0150 (bank 2 sensor 1)
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Speedometer eratic VIN: 3VWSB81H2S
After replacing a transmission mount, vehicle would be driven and speedometer would become eratic bouncing throughout the range. Usually when speedo becomes eratic while driving, engine would stall, and sometimes automatically restart. Intermittant problem. So... Trouble codes: 00529 (missing info from speed sensor)
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L frt w/wipers VIN: 3VWJA81H5W
here goes, front w/wipers came on without switch operation and linkage arm came off. reclocked and connected arm to motor. system works perfectly if e-brake is on, koeo or koer. release e-brake and wipers activate within 5 seconds, cannot turn off with switch ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B1X
Hi to all, First posting, I received this vehicle with a no power complaint and the MIL on. Found codes P1392 and P1338 in memory. Cleared codes and rechecked. Both codes came back as soon as the key was cycled on. I have gone over the trouble trees twice an... Trouble codes: P1338 (Cam Position Sensor 1 shorted to power), P1392 (Cam Position Sensor 2 shorted to power)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C7W
This car runs fine but will set codes for sec air flow and misfire on #3 after 3 or 4 drive cycles. Right now i'am focusing on the sec air code. I'am testing for motor operation when the engine is cold. It comes on sometimes on initial start-up and I tested at... Trouble codes: P0411, P0303
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHC63B41
HI, I have a code P0010. I have checked all fuses and have power to the actuator at rear of valve cover. Ohmed out solenoid and have 16 ohms (hot). Applied power and ground to it with vehicle running and it momentarily causes engine hesitation. I donot have th... Trouble codes: P0010 (variable camshaft adjuster circuit)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSB61J21
This car showed up with the complaint of MIL and intermittent hard start. We scanned it and found code 16486 (p0102) mass air flow signal too low. Also had code 17573 (p1165) Long term fuel trim additive air; bank 1, range 2: system too rich. We were very bus... Trouble codes: 16486 (Mass air flow signal too low), 17573 (long term fuel trim additive air bank 1 range 1 system too rich), 17549 (load calulation cross check uplausible value), 17574 (long term fuel trim additive air bank 1 range 2 system too rich)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWPD63B12
Hey fellow techs. this car has come back three times now for over heating. i did a head gasket one month ago, there is no more water mixing in the oil its clean,but there is still alot of junk floating on top of the water in the coolant res. and im getting alo...

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L AC and heat VIN: WBABJ7332X
I received 13 replies and they all said to replace the control panel thats sounded good to me so we did and all was good so thanks for the help. The customer will have to go to the dealer to switch from celsius to fahrenheit and allso to get the code for the r...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4USCH9346Y
Thank You for all of the timely and helpful replies.Lawrence [...]'s reply hit it on the head.The intake manifold does not need to be removed.First remove purge valve and bracket from front of intake,then air filter assm. maf and hoses to throttle body.Then ...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV53421
Hi, we have fixed this vehicle and sent customer on his way out of town. The 1620 was the thermostat. The 1632 however turned out to be the accellerator pedal sensor - it was sticking giving him the feeling that it would not take the gas. The new sensor comes ... Trouble codes: P1620, P1632.
2002 Mercedes-Benz a140 1.4L steering VIN: WDB1680312
Thankyou for all the help, the customer has decided not to go on with the repairs as it seems to be to expensive. But i diffently think the pump and computer is at fault.
1997 Volkswagen GTI 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDA14578
well this was a weird one ! this v.w. had an intermintent air pump , and the code called air pump working , but not enough flow ! go figure v.w. codes thanks everyone lewis
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