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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Forward clutch VIN: WAUHD0445J
Sorry in advance for having to post my own POS and it being a bit long folks. Cust. declined repairs so I ended up with car for free after the shop had replaced the convertor and gone through the valve body. Worked fine except no 2-3 upshift, ever. Tried gover...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH83471
Need some BMW advice. We do a lot of late Model VW repairs and have all the software for them but we have not done a lot of BMW's. This one came in after it had stopped running for the customer. He said it started right up and then shut off again. When it got ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L "miss" at idle VIN: SAJHX1249W
This Jag has what seems like a miss @ idle & a 'thump' sound coming from the front of the valve covers which is perfectly timed with the 'miss'. Pulled valve covers knowing I would find a broken t/chain tensioner(chain flopping, maybe a cam out of time), but t...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51CX2
towed in, batt dead, corroded and leaking. replaced,now cranks good but no start. replaced fuel pump/module and vehicle started up and idled fine. did have to put unleaded gas instead of premium just to get to gas station. went to drive to station to top off w...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA34E8P
Car has returned with same DTC. Normally this code has been corrected by AMM replacement. The AMM and O2 sensor were both recently replace for another complaint. On occasion we have observed rough runing & a rich condition @ cold start up that goes away quickl... Trouble codes: 19 (self adaptions out of limit)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: WDB2020262
The fuel gauge either reads full or empty:It will read empty when tank is less than 1/2 full and full when tank is over 1/2 full. We tested sender units. They appear to be working ok.(ohms tested ok.We operated floats "in circuit", that gives same high or low ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
Hey guys, In the past the MAF has always been the cure for P0170/0173 on the Benz line but this one seems to be different...what am I missing? (see repair history) Thanks in advance - Bernie Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), P0173 (Fuel Trim Bank 2)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J75
I have this car from a local body shop. After frontal collision repair they have check engine light on. Two codes present that seem to conflict depending on which scanner reads them. Codes return right away on test drive and engine engine way down on power. Ba... Trouble codes: P2014 (adjustable cam timing solenoid short or open Baum scanner), P2029 (engine speed signal implausableBaum scanner), P0172 (system rich bank 1 snapon scanner generic), P0238 (boost sensor A circuit high snapon scanner generic)
2002 Peugeot 206 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: VF32ANFUF4
Customer initially reported stalling & surging. Scanned for codes & none found.When presented to me driveabilty was good. I went through the basics inc plugs, filters etc. Did find downstream Oxy sensor & long term fuel trim poor and ended up replacing both ox...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L pcv VIN: WPOAA2998Y
After resealing the valve covers and repl. external oil sepperator, The crank case pressure is so high that it is pushing out one of the cam plugs. Removed new sepperator and inspected and found no probles with the box or the breather tubes. So porsche guys he...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L valve noise VIN: WVWMA63B5X
thanks for the help car has spark knock or lifter noise under light load. Is there a proublem with valves gumming up or carben in the cylinders any sugestions thanks.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Car came in with ABS light on. We had codes 18256 and 18057. Replaced ABS module. ABS light is out now but ASR light is on. Is there a relearn procedure for steering angle sensor? Is the ASR system part of ABS module? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tha...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L battery VIN: WVWPD63B32
This car has parasitic draw on the battery. I narrow the draw down to the battery 4 gauge wire going to the relay panel box. This wire goes to the 2nd post from the left hand side of the box. I have pulled every fuse and relay out and the draw is still there a...

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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5410E
thanks for all the help- stephen hit the nail on the head- we were actually testing the voltage to the ign control unit when he e-mailed us. a weak battery and poor ground was letting voltage drop to 9.5v intermittently- thanks again stephen and all the others...
1991 BMW M3 2.3L fuel & temp guage, tach, all warning lights except VIN: WBSAK031MA
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L batt VIN: WBADN63451
Thanks to all who replied!! 240ma is not a large draw but enough to kill the batt. after a weeks vacation. So kids the fix Was the condenser fan. The whole thing was it was intermit. and I never realized it until I spent a fair amount of time with this jewl of...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L ABS,traction lights VIN: SAJDA01D61
on advice from our local dealer we shipped this one off to the dealer & concluded that the problem was probably in the SCP. we had little info & could not get useful information from the Auto Logic scanner to repair this one. It got to the point that it did no...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L oil pan leak VIN: SAJEA51D72
well its done. Special thanks to monte,stan,dan,jason, and gary. I did end up removing the cradle, then the transfer case heat shield, then the transfer case, then I could get to the last oil pan bolt. I sure would like to meet up with the jag. engineer in a d...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Shifting through the range VIN: WBA45A70B0
So far I have adjusted the modulator valve every which way and the group is right on the money. Only the quality of the shifting is affected and not the points at which the trans shifts. On to the kick down cable. After pulling the pan, all is good, no hang up...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG70J12
WOW, As excepted You guys come thru again, It was the door control module. Simple test, if there is power (Red Wire) the module is bad...So many hit the Target...Awesome results. Thanks Again.
1990 Saab 900 2.0L master cylinder VIN: YS3A175L5L
Thank You for all that replied. I checked all the abs speed sensors & found a 6 mm washer stuck on right front abs sensor. Removed washer , made sure all other sensors were clean of debris , reroad tested vehicle & problem disappeared.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K0Y
although the fuel trim was 'normal' both short & long term the car ran very poorly cold & not much beter when warm. We replaced the air mass meter & now the car runs super. sometimes it just doesn't pay to get too technical in our diagnosis thanks for all the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire).
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