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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
Maybe this has nothing to do with the anything more than this car needing the MAF replaced. We set this car up and read from the block for the MAF meter using the Vag-com and it is not reading normally. I see maf reading .27-.35 we consistently should see a re... Trouble codes: P0102, P1857
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Air Bag VIN: 5UXFA53542
Our tool pulls a code 004 which we cannot locate on All Data or any other search. There are two air bags on this side of the car and we cannot pin point the problem. No accidents or other related possible causes. Runs fine. Looks good, just keeps turning on th...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L door locks VIN: SALHC1347S
I have this rover that the power door locks work using the manual push/pull buttons. They do not work with the key (the key switch shows to be working w/ohnmeter). My info says they are tied into the BCM...it is unplugged. How does the PDL system work? Does it...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Thanks for reading this post. We recieved this Mercedese that had a leaking evaporator core. Installed a aftermarket evaporator since the dealership evaporator was $800 versus $250 for the aftermarket. The aftermarket evaporator looked slightly different but w...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23E9V
Car was driven into local shop for hesitation and poor driveability cold . While in shop, car became no start. Customer was told, problem not found , but could be bad keys. Car was towed to our shop with dead battery. After recharge car will only crank 2 turns... Trouble codes: P1570 (Fault in DAS to the ME-SFI control unit)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L engine VIN: WDBGA76GXV
This benz was towed in for a no start.customer stated it just died after some kind of noise(couldnt pin him down better than that). we found spark and fuel ok and it acted like it wanted to start but just wouldnt. we performed a compression check and found all...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L starting VIN: WDBHA29G3X
Hi, I have a c280 towed in with key not turning in ignition. All fuses are good, could not communicate with eis, ordered new eis with green key. plugged new green key in eis and the light went out and did its thing, cannot talk to new eis either ( alldata st...
1984 Porsche 911 3.2L Clutch VIN: WPOEB0912E
We have a 84 911 frame and driveline with a 930 body. The car has extremely wide tires on the rear( 345/35ZR15). We have completely rebuilt the trans due to lose of 2nd gear. We also installed new clutch. The only real problem we are having now is 1st Gear. If...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF58Z9Y
Doing a timing belt on a 2000 95 (early VIN) and timing belt had jumped a tooth or two. I'm aware of the concerns about valve interference, however we need to get it timed up to be sure. The camshaft sprockets all have 2 timing marks on each gear. Which is use...
1988 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L engine VIN: WV2YB0257J
This car came in with a very noisy engine and the oil light was coming on at hot idle. The customer said his son rebuilt the engine in shop class. First we changed the oil to 20w/50 and installed a german filter. Next we readjusted the lifter preload and ran t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: NO VIN
Dear friends , car failed in year test . the CO at idling is 0.6 % and at accel at 2500 rpm is 0.6% too. i need to get it down to 0.3% approx at 2500 rpm, and when idling untill 0.5% aprox. the lamba sensor was too lazy so i replaced it too , but still co is ...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1AA8843M
vechile stalls in traffic intermittenly,restarts after cooling down vechile has long crank time with no spark,but eventually starts. fuel pressure ok, imtermittent no start,sometimes will not start for days.
2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW27574
This is a repeat customer complaint for the past 18 months. Each time the same DTC {68} is recorded {intermittent fault}, and each time leak diagnostic test was successfully completed without showing any leakage. Sometimes this fault does not re-occur for 2 we... Trouble codes: 68 (Evaporative emmisions leak-no leak qualifiersize of leak unknown)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L abs VIN: ZARED33E0R
the following information was received and passed on to the tech with whom i was attempting to provide aide to. Ensure ignition switch OFF Bridge diagnostic socket terminal A and Earth.{Diagnostic socket have THREE (3) terminals A,B,C}. Switch ignition O...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6345Y
Thanks to all that replied to my problem, most of you were right on track with the crankcase vent problem. After several attempts to get the right part from the dealer, I replaced the vent valve and all is well. I'm not sure about the first reply that I reciev... Trouble codes: 1188 (O2 sensor malfunction), 1189 (O2 sensor malfunction).
1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7L leak VIN: 9110101704
Thanks for the help. We put the OE line on. We had tried to put a different line on the car. That line caused the injector to pulse at low fuel rates, causeing a pop in the exhaust. Pelican parts did show a listing but no longer avalible. Thanks again.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23BY3
Sorry for late post, I wanted to make sure this was a fix. The replies I got was that the dealer need to code the ABS Module for the traction control. Customer finally took to dealer and had it coded and all is well again. The ABS Module did fix the original c...
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