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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D9X
I need a little help with this Audi. Came in with MIL on and a whole list of codes. Cleared codes and road tested. MAF and Lean codes came back. Vehicle would not idle and ran poorly with no power. Tried cleaning MAF and retest with no improvement. Same codes ... Trouble codes: P1557 (Charge pressure positive dev), P1136 (Lean)
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8327V
Downstream and upstream o2 sensors seem to switch at the the same rate on both banks but only bank one code for cat efficiency returns. mil illumination coincides with a slight surge feeling,(reported by cust) Any help would be welcome. Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst code bank 1)
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8342Y
I have this 740il that we did a valve job on. It had burnt exhaust valves and smoking bad. We cleaned engine, it had the worst slug I have ever seen in a engine. I ordered the tools to lock the cams and set the cam sensors. The trouble is I keep getting a 034 ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: CA32A0EA01
84 mercedes benz has an ignition miss inside distrubutor, replace cap, rotor, wires and plugs. very puzzling, just wondering if anyone else has seen this or what maby may fix this.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBA28004F
Thank you for your time. The owner of this car has had the catalytic converter replaced at least 2 times. He brought the old catalytic converter in for us to examine and he wanted us to determine the cause of the failure. The oxidation portion of the cat is me...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBFA67F9T
Good evening everyone, We have an SL500 (VERY nice car) that came into the shop today with a very large coolant leak. It is leaking from a pipe which attaches to a small hose, which comes off of one of the heater hoses, on one end and makes a 90 degree curve ...
2002 Other European DB7 VANTAGE 5935CC Misfire VIN: SCFAB42332
we just did a 30 k service, the car had a misfire in cyclinder 6. we change the spark plugs and we replaced the cyclinder 6 coil pack. put everything back together and cleared the code. ran the car and came up with this code p1409 ( aux emission control ) the ... Trouble codes: P1409 (aux emission control)
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0948D
This Vehicle was towed in for a no start, the customer had replace the coil, found the engine did not have spark or noid light, found that the speed transmitter sensor did not have any signal comming from it, replace speed sensor and still have no spark or noi...
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AL76L9R
Unable to locate DLC. Not located under rear seat as is typical of this body style in previous years. Alldata says it is under the passenger seat. Do not see it under either passenger or driver's seat and not located in steering column area. Alldata also says ...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L suspension VIN: YS3DF78B3S
After dealing with the damage caused by a careless vehicle transporter driver, the car came in for a check. Front shock absorbers and lower ball joint at the right side were found faulty. New shock absorbers and the relative suspension arm were replaced with n...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
A real hair puller here. Previously I have replaced the combi valve and vacuum hoses for obvious failures. But the car still sets the AIR code about every 400 miles. When I have checked it there is vacuum to the combi valve, the valve is working (It has pulsin... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary AIR Injection System)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low on power
HEEELLLPPP!!! This vehicle has kicked me. Vehicle came in w/ customers complaint of CEL & low on power when accelerating. Once @ highway speeds power is ok. Customer went to dealer & after $1000 they replaced timiing belt & water pump. Check engine light & low... Trouble codes: 17964 (P1556-charge pressure regulation control limit not reached)
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21CX2
The car intermittently stalls/ cut out while slowing down and turning, seems just like turn off the ignition or like idle control won't control idle at all. The check engine light comes on and the code says PO322. Sometimes it cranks and runs right back and so... Trouble codes: P0322
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Charging VIN: YV1JA874M3
Greetings to all I have this volvo which at times does not charge.The repair shop that sent car to me changed the alt.5 times and after about two weeks of driving it the battery goes dead.They also put in anew battery.My tests show at idle with the ac on headl...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Accessories VIN: YV1LW5506T
need radio code for this car radio serial number is [...] also has a number 3533535
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L gause VIN: YV1LS5585W
Car come in for hard start sometime, I found that the ignition switch was bad, after replacing the switch now the odometer and RPM gause doesn't work and also the odo. reading now show 000036 miles. I double check all the fuses and wires go to the intrument cl...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L ABS pump VIN: YV1LW5574W
Hi Group! This is mine and my wife's car. ABS&Tracs lights came on a few months ago briefly, then went out, when Father in law was driving. Abs&Tracs lights light cam on again last week, and stayed on. I verified it on my way to work with it today. Borrowed V...
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L speed sensor? VIN: YV1NK56D2Y
speedo in dash reads correctly but on data stream speed reading is anywhere from 5 to 27 miles faster. Occasionally according to customer speedometer will drop out and not work but return to normal operation almost as quickly as it drops out. Doesn't seem to b...

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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L power windows VIN: WBAHD6312M
Thanks for all the help. Edward from Pennslyvania mentioned the front fuse on the passenger side fender well having a nearly invisible crack in it. He was dead on. Myself and another tech both overlooked it. Once I removed the two bolts holding it, it was clea...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6329V
Hello All,Thanks for the suggestions.It turned out to need a good bleeding of the coolant system.I used my Blue Piont air bleeder(vaccum) to bleed radiator and system,worked great!Thanks Again for all the help!
1980 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.2L Hesitation VIN: JAVLN4AC31
I would like to thank the five people who took the time to reply. All replies were useful. I was with all your help able to eliminate the fuel delivery system as being the problem. It was the ignition coil. Although it tested fine on the scope. It would interm...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBA28D5JF
Hello Mercedes Techs The fuel pump relay was bad and that prevented the car from starting, we never tried another fuel pump relay, because the owner of the car, said it was new, also the overvoltage relay connector in the car was damaged, we replace it with a ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cruise control VIN: WVWNA63B9X
Thanks for all of the replies. I found out that you guys were correct, the cruise module was to blame. I also found out that our VW dealer has sold about 20 in the past year. I really appreciate all of the help.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L moon roof VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
Frist off thanks to all that replied the pinch protection was activating i cleaned the track real well and then lubed it all is well
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Surge VIN: YV1FA8953L
we had replaced the fuel controller for faulty voltage readings at the throttle switch (ref. voltage). we next addressed the high idle issue. after checking and rechecking signals in to and out of the controllers showed no issues. the cause endded up being the... Trouble codes: 223 (IAC valve signal absent or faulty), 234 (TP switch signal in idle position faulty).
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5714S
Thanks to all who replied. We cleaned the throttle body as suggested and so far the vehicle and the owner have been happy. Trouble codes: 223.
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55AOX
Vehicle came back on Friday for its second emission test and passed with honors. I am unable to explain just why the generic scan tool (Solus) would not communicate on my last attempt. My Retriever scanner gave me info that I knew was bogus. I know that after ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0455.
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