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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAB348UYE
Euro gurus This v6 audi with 4 heated o2s .bank 1 sensor 2 heater code. heater checked bad, ok no problem. replace 02. still have to check for power and ground to heater. a and b terminals. no problem with battery positive but no ground. checked 02 next to it ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS light is on VIN: WBADM6341Y
Thank You to all techs that read this in advance. This car came in with the ABS light on. Faults 41 steering angle sensor, 81 pressure sensor circuit, 105 brake light switch signal were present. I used the Snap On 2500 with the bmw cartridge to get these codes...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBABM3348Y
Hello all, This started as a simple replacement of a floppy AC drive belt tensioner. Replaced tensioner and serpentine belt, took it for a short test drive (all was well), and delivered to owner. He's back in ten minutes with a noise on acceleration and a roug...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L bulb failure indicator VIN: SAJHV1640J
Well I'm at my last option with this vehicle besides a stick of dynamite! car came in with circuit failure 1 and also bulb failure on. found right side tail light fuse (3amp) blown, replaced, blew again. checked rear modules found someone had spliced side mark...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2742V
We don't get the pleasure of dealing with too many of this breed (thankfully) but every so often we do cross this cat's path. This one came in with a p0352 ignition coil fault, and ran poorly. We checked coil resistances and all were identical and consistant. ... Trouble codes: P0352
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L starting system VIN: 1161201202
Hello, we just replaced this 3.0L SOHC L5 turbo diesel the other day with a used replacement. Everything seems to work fine starting and running, but when we shut the key off, the vehicle stays running. I cannot find much at all for diagrams or information on ...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L oil pressure VIN: WMWRC33434
Okay you mini gurus have 04 with very low pressure (light on at idle) It has 2lbs at idle warm alldata says 3.62 min, at 3000 rs has 22 alldata says 24 to 79 lbs the oil is very clean the sticker calls for 5w 30 synthetic ive tryed a new switch before we scrou...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWBC81E2S
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
This is one of the Bugs that needed the upgraded clutch and flywheel combination. After we installed the new clutch kit and started the car it runs rough and backfires through the turbo. It also seems to be seeking an idle speed. The flywheel only goes on one ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear hatch VIN: WVWVD63B82
Car came in with customer complaint of rear hatch not popping with interiior swtich or key fob. Verifyed customer complaint of hatch not popping, intermittently you will work interior hatch swtich and nothing will happen, no voltage is going from convience mod...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic? VIN: YV1LZ56D4X
Thanks in advance, this one is really giving us trouble. This is a Cross Country model, going on 3 weeks here with us. The upshift arrow light is flashing and the ck engine light is on, trans goes into limp mode. NOW, we had just replaced the rear & LF wheel s...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YVITS90D51
We do not see a lot of volvos, the car lacks power and the message center says low power. I did not know where to start can you help thanks. Trouble codes: P1603

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1992 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAREA43L0N
Hi iatn members : Hook up the scope meter to the O2 signal wire and I have 0.7 volts straight line,check coolant temp sensor circuit no problem found,and then when I unplug the vacuum line at the fuel pressure regulator,the O2 start to swithching,plug the va... Trouble codes: 1223 (O2 sensor).
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
This car ended up going to the dealer,who fought it for two weeks. The final fix was a cam sensor according to the owner, but he didn't know which one, probably the exhaust cam sensor for bank 1 which was giving us a code. Thanks to Michael from Cal. who corre... Trouble codes: P3301, P1356, P1057.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Gauges, A/C, rear windows VIN: WBAAM5336X
We told the customer to send the car off to the dealer. Without the BMW scanner we could not do much more.
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
Well, I went through more basics, including, but not limited to the following: Valve adjustment, removed and cleaned trigger points, set ignition timing slightly advanced. These last 3 items definitely helped unearth about another 50 horsepower, and my custome...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Stepper motor VIN: 2030642R01
Unfortunately, the vehicle is unlikely to return in the next few weeks & will close this help request. At least the replies were able to help me establish that i was using the correct reset procedure and that i had used the updated gear & linkage set. I will c...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EE0704S
I recieved 3 replies to our post. these were for checking map sensor and timing which we did...we actually took cover of the ecm and checked map signal at internal pins with scope no glitches were found. we set timing with vag-com hooked up. but problem is sti... Trouble codes: 00519 (intake pressure), 00758 (secondary air faulty), 00560 (egr sys signal short to b).
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L cam pos sensor
replace dist assy. and re-time dist, all ok test drove for 2 days and re-check for codes none found, vehicle running like a champ
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L compressor
AT long last this car is fixed. The problem was that I made the mistake of believing the customer who kept insisting that the air conditioning was working properly and was brought in only because it was leaking freon from the compressor. This led me to believe...
1998 Volkswagen WINNEBAGO 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV3AH2706W
we sent this vehicle to a german auto repair shop and they used a factory scan tool to access the system. they performed a sync procedure for the mass air flow and tps sensor. after this procedure they reset the fuel trim and drove the vehicle. the van was the...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
Hey Gang, Thanx for the huge response...'Everybody' pointed the finger at the converter...warranteed same...problem solved. Thanks - Bernie Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC at threshhold).
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1JA8743M
thank you for you assistance. the problem did turn out to be the radio suppression relay
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Speedometer VIN: YV1KS9607W
I disconnected the sensor to test it. I cleaned the connector and reconnected it. The speedo started working. I did find out that the sensor feeds the speedo and the abs. The trans control recieves its info from the speedo. I had no abs light but I don't know ...
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