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1994 Audi 80 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUZZZ8CZR
this car stall right after start up every time. I feel its probably an idle speed motor fault, but wanted some advice. When i plug the scope into the isc it gets the normal random square wave signal, but there is no isc response. I pulled it out & cleaned it-n... Trouble codes: 00519 (intake manifold pressure sensoor sporiadic), 00575 (intake manifold pressure sensor)
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D4Y
Hello group, Been a long time since I posted, but this one has me stumped. Car came in with a lack of power and a p1128 system lean code. After researching, I checked the MAF and found it out of calibration, as well as vacuum leaks at the infamous vacuum hose... Trouble codes: P1128 (System Lean Bank 1)
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADE6329W
i need from a veteran bmw tech, the problem sounds like a timing chain noise(loose chain, broken guide etc) but it doesnt happen until the engine runs for about 5 minutes, ive disconnected all the belts, changed the oil and filter and trierd to isolate the noi...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5344Y
We performed a smoke test and couldn't find a leak. the ldp appears to be working ok, read one iatn on replacement of a canister. Any other suggestions? The dealer has sold leak detection pumps on these but it does seem to be a rather uncommon problem. Trouble codes: 183 (leakage diagnosis system. system leak)
1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 4.2L Frt. Brakes
Hi Everyone, We are looking for help from the Jaguar guys. This post is under the no VIN category, yet I have a number that is written in the owners repair manual that matches a metal tag on the driver pillar. The number is 1R10224. I doubt this will help, bu...
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start VIN: SALDV2286R
This vehicle first came in for a no start condition, when attempting to start vehicle for first time it started and ran. We performed the tune up and decarbon. Vehicle was then towed back in after 50 miles and now won't start. We proceeded to check our basics,...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Turn signal flasher relay VIN: WDBEA34E2P
Car keeps burning up the turnsignal flasher relay, which is part of the combination relay (wipers/rear defog/turnsignal) in the fuse box. We have installed 3 of them in 6 months, aftermarket, but German OE supplier. According to our parts source, they have ver...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Intake VIN: WDBEA34E1S
The car came in with a miss at idle, maybe speeds up to 20 mph. Ignition looked good on scope. Tune up items are not new. Car ran well at mid and high RPM. Engine idle speed responded consistantly to B12 (carb cleaner) spray at intake manifold near cyl 3 and 4...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, No power VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Car runs OK until you want passing gear, then it slows down and will set lean codes. It only does this under extreme throttle and loads, otherwise runs OK. We changed fuel filter and spark plugs and air filter with little change. Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L shifter VIN: WDBJF83JXY
hello fellow techs ... the shifter vibrates very noticably only when making right hand turns ... all tires are brand new this week ... 2 years ago the car had the same problem and it stopped when we replaced the tires. this time the tire replacement did not he...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWCB5151N
car came to shop customer states oil light and chime comes on after car is at running temp at stop sign. but goes off when rpms are increased. for testing i found the oil sensor located in lh cyl. head and and installed a mechanical guage for testing. cold sta...

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1988 Audi 90 2.3L location VIN: WAUHC089XJ
Thanks for the help. It is located between the blower box and the firewall, just above the passenger foot well. Don't know why I didn't see it before, I must be going blind.
1996 Audi A6 2.8L ABS system VIN: WAUJA84A9T
I checked powers and grounds at the ABS hydraulic unit. We finally determined the hydraulic unit is bad. Customer declined the repair at this time.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
I could not believe at 48000 miles cylinder#1 tested 80psi instead of min 125psi , anyway we Took the cylinder heads off & do complete valve job & that took care of the problem Trouble codes: 300 (Random misfire), 301 (Cyl 1 misfire).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Evaporator Drain VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Finally, I did locate the drain on the passenger side of the heater box, pulling the right side under dash trim panel allows access. The tube drains out towards the firewall and exits behind the heat shield. I cleaned out the tube and let them drive it for a w...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Air Bag System VIN: WDBRF61J71
Thank you Hovig, Alexander and Peter for the codes information. It turned out that the code was generated when the customer changed a new air bag module. It was recommended by the dealer to replace the module. After weeks of hard soul searching and asking cust...
1993 Saab 9000 CD 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3CK48B7P
The customer has yet to return this car. I feel confident that the problem is located in the ABS valve block. Thanks to Travis for helping and a few others who suggested the same.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L electrical VIN: YS3FB49S93
Thanks to all who replied. Unfortunatly we had to send this one to the dealer. We put the original starter back in and it worked for a few days. Customer then took it to the dealer and was told it had 6 or 7 codes stored. They cleared the codes and it worked f...
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WVWJF4314R
replacing the ribbon cable in the transaxle plus cleaning the round engine connector seemed to take care of this VW. Thanks for all of the suggestions and help -- all were very helpful
1998 Volkswagen eurovan 2.8L shifting VIN: WV3AH8701V
thanks to all replies, vehicle is having transmission shop rebuild trans now. trans tech agreed with symptom and diagnosis.
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FW8837N
Sorry for the delayed fix but i was waiting on a part. Thanks to everyone for the replys. But a special thanks to magfeldo as he went above and beyond the call of duty. He helped me to confirm what i was thinking. After i identified that pin 16 at the ignition...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
Thank you everyone! I was at a seminar for BMW's in Seattle and my technician posted the request. All of you helped him out and I never needed to do anything. The car was fixed when I returned and all was fine (no smoking hole). The problem as most all indicat...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1SZ58K71
this was a relatively easy but un-scientific fix. I waited for a few weeks to ensure it wasnt coming back. We removed the inlet duct to check a few vac lines & found a few sensors inside the thrttle body to be covered in oil. We assume they were air charge &/o... Trouble codes: 130A (lean mixture/afm/ecm).
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YVIVS29511
After driving the car another 60 miles with no problems, had to let it go. I get the feeling that we could have put a fuel pump and relay and fixed the problem, but the customer declined because we couldn't guarantee that would fix it. Thanks to all who replie...
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