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2001 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WBSBL90710
Hi, techs I got a 2001 BMW M3 with DTC:129-"Catalyst converter protection due to fuel insufficiency" from EFI. When the problem occurred, it was impossible to accelerate the car over 4300rpm under load. If switch off ignition key and switch on again then the... Trouble codes: 129 (Catalyst converter protection due to fuel insufficiency)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB11483
Got this 03 Range Rover with a sel light on, It belongs to my brother, so I have been driveing it for a few days. Car came in about a month ago with sel light on and brake and service work, we had a mixture code and found a vacum leak at the purge valve, so we...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1070441202
thank you again for any help with this one, we did a complete tune up service on this vehicle and a cold start valve in the spring the car had a very hard time starting then after the repair it ran great and would start right up after the summer the car starte...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBEA92E6P
This one is about to give me a nervous breakdown. This car came in for an oil leak. We determined it was the head gasket and replaced it including machining the head. Also put in a timing chain and rails. When the job was done it will not idle correctly. It s... Trouble codes: 14 (CTP switch malfunction.)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L monitors VIN: WBD6A51E9T
Posting for a customer. Battery went dead and now the monitors will not run.What is the drive cycle to get the monitors to run ?
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Cuts out VIN: WPOCA2996S
Fellow Porsche technicians, we have a 95 911 cab that has a reported mysterious behavior. The customer states that at times the car will stall or loose power while driving for no apparent reason. The car will usually restart immediately but has at times not re...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L head lights VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
Hi all I have a VW that burns out a headlight every couple of months. I replace the left, two months later the right goes out, two months later the left goes out. You get the idea. This has been going on for over a year and none of the other lights are affecte...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5576W
car set po172 at -8% LTFt. Checked fuel pressure at the rail and foung 46 psi. Book spec is 42(alldata). Tried a new regulator to no avail. Checked vacumm and this is where it gets wierd. Vacuum for regulator comes from canister purge solinoid which is working... Trouble codes: 172 (system rich bank 1)

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1969 Jaguar XKE 4.2L Headlights
Hi, Thanks again to everyone who responded so quickly to our request. Our fix - bad wire at back of headlight rocker switch. A 'Y' wire feeds power into the switch, then over to the next switch for side & parking lights. The wire is very brittle and lights wil...
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJNV5849F
First and foremost, thanks to all the Jag wizards who responded to my request. There were two cars involved. One has been repaired and the other is still waiting for customer response. The first car was a breakdown towed to our shop by an out of state customer...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L ABS,traction,stability VIN: SAJGX2240W
Thanks to all that took time to reply.We decided to send customer to the dealer.Customer told me that dealer found loose conection at bulk head connector.Sorry that i cant give any pinpoint locations.This solved part of his problems butabs light still comes on...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1249W
thanks for all the help, found that the teeth on fly wheel were ok but the end of crank sensor has a little tit on it that was missing. but i still don't understand how it gave pattern on the scope? but it is fixed so that's all that matters!
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 2.8L modulator VIN: 1080191205
Wow!, thanks for all the help everyone. Most of you were right on the money when you told me that the modulator wasnt the shift problem. There at least two adjustable linkage rods on the right side of the engine that change the shift points.I took the car out ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4S
hello fellow member, this vehicle is a fix, installed 'throttle actuator', no more stalling when put in gear & doesn't fell that the vehicle is in 'limp-mode' anymore. only notice idle is a little high than normal (1ooo rpm). i had to return vehicle to cus... Trouble codes: P0505, 022 (cc/ea autuator reports limp-home mode).
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
Hey Gang, Thanx for all the response. I feel like a bit of a 'dunce' on this one cause' with all my 'experince I rushed right past the basics. The fuel trim numbers indicated a pretty good vacuum leak at idle and the smoke machine confiremed the blown intake... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), P0173 (Fuel Trim Bank 2).
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L fire & fuel VIN: WVWCB5155N
Hello to everyone, Thank you for what time you took to offer suggestions. This vehicle is still setting in the end bay, And has not been resolved. The igntion unit, the coil, the ECU and the ignition switch are all known to have good substitution parts. ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L valve noise VIN: WVWMA63B5X
thanks for all the help . after getting another tech to help we could get it to make the noise in the shop when the turbo would spool up u would get pressure back into the air cleaner box suggested to the customer replace all the pcv system valves and hoses bu...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 3VWCP21CX2
what we determined was an overboost condition due to turbo vanes binding.so to save customer money we installed a adjustable boost regulator and set boost at favtory specs. with vag hooked up.car only has 47k miles so turbo should go awhile. tyhanks to everyon... Trouble codes: P0234, 16618 (vag code).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, smoking VIN: 3VWSP69M51
thanks for all 5 replies.the feeling is that the pump is bad.customer has purchased a pump and i have scheduled it in for next week.if the pump doesn't fix this you may be reading about this again.thanks again for taking time to try to help, mark Trouble codes: 17656 (start of cold start injector controll difference).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L srs VIN: 3VWSE69M73
Well, Josh and Bob had it right. Differant software version on the sensor. I hooked up my CS2000 with outdated software to the car and entered data box 009, with the new sensor installed the code for that sensor was 08 while the other three were 02. I called t...
2005 Volvo CX90 2.5L Safety VIN: QU56DF67VB
this we go code and off was a lot easier than thought, Ichecked the can line for problems and found none. next on the list was the upper electric module it was disconnected during the body shop repair. pluged it in and off we go. Seems like the upper control m...
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