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1999 Audi A4 1.8L abs ,srs VIN: WAUCB28D9X
We have A4 with the ABS and SRS lights on and can't talk to either module.Customer states that he left his lights on and killed the battery.He jump started the car and when it started the lights were on.He said the cables were hooked up right in jumping . We c...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride hight VIN: WAUYP54B61
The front of this vehicle is very low lower than the lowest setting on the hight control. the rear suspension remains up. When the problem occurs the light on the dash indicating an error for the suspension lights up. By playing with the button for 20 minuts o...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L blower motor VIN: WBADN534XY
when scaning the system the fan control that shows on the scaner stays where ever i set it but the fan speed changes on its own. the change is a rhythm, up and down. thanks dan
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Camshaft VIN: WDBHA23E9V
I am trying to locate an exhaust camshaft part # [...] from the bone yard or dealer. No one seems to have this item. The dealer says they have to order from germany. Maybe someone has has a good used one out there ot knows where I can get one. Call me at ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70H1X
Customer drives car in (slowly) after changing battery. It will not accelerate, center dash display indicates ESP fault, BAS/ESP light on also. ME-2 Engine Computer has current code P0570, ISC control implausible. Please see test data as we tested everything t... Trouble codes: P0570 (ISC Control System Implausible), 0570 (Idle Speed Control Implausible)
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4L No Start VIN: 9113112005
I have this 911T in my garage, it is in mint condition, wont start, will run with ether so i know it has spark. Try priming injectors by depressing air vale with key on, get fuel at two lines, pissing air/fuel out the rest very little. What am I missing? Is th...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTTH23B5
Okay it's back again. but with new code. Sorry but I really don't VW's much. This is the history of this car since 9-1-06. Car comes in for inspection with check engine light on, P0139 O2 heater, replace O2. Dealer sends O2 for AHA engine and we have ATQ, so w... Trouble codes: P0112 (Intake Air Sensor), P0420 (Cat Efficency), P0139 (Bank 1 sensor 2 heater)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L drivealbilty VIN: 3VWSD69M71
Vehicle missfires under boost pressure. boost pressure is in spec, and happens intermentently. customer firts took it to a VW dealer. He was told that it needed a new ecm. No repairs were made at the dealer. Customer then gave the car to us, and we ran some fe...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
this is a 1.8 lit turbo - car came to my shop with broken timming belt and all exaust valves bent. replaced all valves and performed a valve job, also replace timming belt and tensioner. timming on both top cams chain is right on accordind to all data info. ti... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam pos sensor cpm implausible signal)
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FW8837N
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 92 volvo 740 that came in for a no start. When we checked it it had no spark coming out of the coil. It has the Regina ignition system. The first thing that we checked was the ignition power stage w/ coil because i had a teste...

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1976 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L Stall
Thanks to all and Stephen [...]. The inertia switch mounted on the right side firewall, was tripped. Simple fix with the right information.
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N71
Waited this long to close to post a more detailed fix, so here goes: The code & component # N249 does relate to the bypass valve located in front of the engine, we checked operation through component activation & bench testing, worked correctly & in the proper... Trouble codes: 17608 (wastegate bypass valve mech. malfunction N249), 16686 (misfire cyl. 2), 16688 (misfire cyl. 4), 16687 (misfire cyl. 3), 16685 (misfire cyl. 1).
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L engine overheats VIN: WBACG7324T
This little baby is fixed, problem was a combination of improper bleeding with possible failed new thermostat. My error was removing the thermostat in my frustration, thinking that this would give maximum coolant flow. Wrong! That just exasperated the problem ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNM22202
We got another land rover to check each trucks circuitry. changed crank and cam sensors, ecu and relays. suspected immobilizer and found it to take 4 hrs to change. no info was available from land rover. the wire for the immobilizer on the no start truck had a...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L alternator VIN: WPOCB29852
It was pretty much as we suspected, we had just installed a PRE defective Bosch unit. After replacing it with another it is charging fine. Thanks for all of the replys
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L 3-2 shift VIN: YS3DD75H2Y
Thank you everyone for helping with this problem, especially [...]. There is a kit, part#5440516 available to repair several different shifting complaints. My local dealer was unaware of. They just install rebuilts. I tried hard to g...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2ZB0252E
Thanks to all who took the time to offer help. We still have not been able to get this car to pass IM. We recieved info on setting timing, AFM specs, CTS specs, etc., and we greatly appreciate that info. I suspect the problem might be the ECU, which is about t...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9613S
The problem was the cam sensor signal was not getting back to the computer. The harness had been pinched and the ground side wire was almost cut in half. Thanks to all the replies!
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