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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28D5X
I started by driving vehicle with a gauge t in at intake and checked boost I saw 4 to 6 psi. I then pinched off waste gate hose to see that turbo could in fact make boost. I saw 11 psi at this point the vehicle would dump boost. Alldata states that my boost sp...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D91
We replace both o2 sensors and cleared the codes the next day the light came back on with two new codes, listed above, we are having trouble getting info on this. When we first looked at it on the scanner the o2's were doing nothing after replacing them they w... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean), P0172
1987 BMW 325e 2.7L 2-3 up shift VIN: WBAAE6404H
After rebuild vehicle has good 1-2 upshift. When shifting up to 3rd car bogs. If you try to accelerate trans down shifts to second gear. I adjusted selector lever and throttle valve/cable. Vehicle acts much like its engaging in two gears at once. I am going to...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L convertible top VIN: WBABK8322V
This car came in with top that doesn't work. I checked fuses and found fuse f49(20amp) blowen in the trunk compartment by the batery. I found a short and repaired it. I pulled codes for cvm and there were 3 faults- 1 motor outputs short-circuited to ground, 4 ...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L all window operation VIN: 5UXFB33503
After replacing regulators all seemed well, next day when pulling car in none of the windows would work from drivers door- will work from individual doors, no auto function- after cycle the key intermintently will work from drivers door switch- scan body syste...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Harness
The car suffered an electrical event that left the harness to the coils, amplifiers, CPS (front & rear) and various other wires burned. I managed to find an original NOS replacement harness, and installed it, but am lacking spark & fuel inj pulse. There are 2 ...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vents VIN: SAJDA01N92
Very bad smell inside the vehicle The smell seems to be coming from heater ducts. Hard to describe exactly maybe oil burning or rubber or electrical Very intermitent
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L leak VIN: WDBEB31E8S
Hello everybody I have old merc. diesel here that we replace the fuel filter on. Filled new filter w. fuel and installed, car started and ran for a couple of seconds then stalled. insted of cranking the crap out of it I decided to bleed the injectors, after bl...
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)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23GWA
I have read many posts that are similar in the archives, most were repaired by replacing the air flow meter. the vehicle has good fuel pressure, all scan data with the exception of the long term fuel trim at idle. when driven under load the fuel trims will all... Trouble codes: P0170
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBJF65F5W
Hello. looking for help with this benz. this vehicle has abs, and bas/asr lights on. I have a launch scanner and very limited mitchell information to diagnose this one. I do not have enough info to understand how this system works, what order the modules commu...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Horn VIN: WPOCA2982X
I need to replace the horn contactor with its 4 rubber grommets to repair the horn. The airbag is disarmed and the two T30 screws that secure it are removed. (Used Mercedes tool 126 689 00 10 00 R to remove screws) The only thing preventing R&R of the horn con...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD58H6Y
Replaced blown motor with know good used motor from Goldwing dismantlers(Saab Specialist). Car starts and idles great except for when you go off idle. Its starts surging and stalls, especially in gear with a load. Fuel pressure fine at 35 lbs. Car is loading u... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FG45Y7812
timing belt jumped on this bug and killed eng. replaced with salavage unit. eng runs smooth and will cruise at 70 mph no problem. light accel runs fine and no codes. but car is sluggish on hard accel it acts like turbo kicks in then backs off.scanned sensors d...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
This Passat has ABS / Traction control and "brake" light on all at once - The codes: 1)P1848: Check DTC memory of ECU / 2)01203: ABS / instrument cluster electrical connection / 3)P1649: Data bus powertrain missing message from break ECU I have never seen the...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M43
Hi there, have a Jetta TDI, poor power, tested/replaced MASS, clear codes, power back to normal, client very happy. approx two weeks, same condition-have supplier replace sensor-again, all sorts of power. vehicle is now back ith same compliant, i'm sure if I r... Trouble codes: 16845 (mass airflow sensor)
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V64
car came in with check engine light on. has code p2177 (volvo code ecm-532d) emissions impact/faulty signal. this is all the info i am able to extract through obdii, can anybody elaborate??? much appreciated!! chris Trouble codes: P2177 (volvo code ecm-532d emissions impact faulty signal)

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WA1YD64B12
I used silicone on the o-rings. No more leaking. That took care of my problem.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH8335X
I think this was a case of not realizing how the BMW's heating system works - we adjusted the center vent sensor / replaced the pollen filters (to give it more air) - this helped a bit but the overall conclusion is that BMW designed it so that there would not ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6334X
lots of good intelligent info on this request - Since I had changed the spark plugs (ngk [...]) and swapped coils around, several suggested the oil seperator under the intake manifold was a likely suspect due to their high failure rate - I am familiar with ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHAZ966X
Thanks for the help. replaced both o/2 sensors and all is well . Mike P
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Battery symbol VIN: WDBSK75F63
Thank you all guys again and again, after lots of time of testing and consulting from shop foreman at MB dealer next door we found a problem - HAIR CRACK IN FUSETHRU PLATING F52, whatever ingenious engineers call fusible links loaded in the round cage in front...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3DP35G51
With all of the Saab that have all of these problems we have multiple test units as far as the ignition cassette and other items. We have checked the waste gate operation. We have eaten many hours of labor on this vehicle, customer decided to take the car then...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Surge VIN: WVWCB515ON
techs : the answer to the problem cleaning of the throttle body , disconnected battery overnite , according to customer ,at least 50 % better . this is a seasonal vehicle may see it again when the summer begins. want to thank all the techs that helped with thi...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBC82E4S
We got the car back into the shop and replaced the ign. distributor and cleared the codes and test drove and all it fine. The hall sensor in the dist. was bad causing intermittent running problems and check engine light to come on, but now all it fine. Thanks ... Trouble codes: 00515 (Hall sensor-G40 open curcuit/short with power error occurs intermitently), 00513 (Engine speed sensor on signal).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWRB81H2W
I Tried several dealers for the code and they all kept coming back with the same number except for one service dept which had the right code. I suspect they are the ones that changed the radio. Thank for all the help guys
1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Surge VIN: YV1AX8851K
Hello everyone! Finally got a fix on this one.Earlier I had said we had found alot of oil contamination in the air induction system.After replacing the maf sensor and flame trap we started looking further into the sensors that are affected by the air induction... Trouble codes: 221 (adaptive fuel trim lean).
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L engine VIN: YV1LW5725T
dear all how responded to my reqest for help, thank you very mutch for doing so. i was not able to find the pvc system box and hoses on this volvo.this customer had bought this car two monts ago and was not pleased to here that according to several of your res...
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