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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Broken Exhaust Valve VIN: WAUKC68D71
Performed valve job on removed head for Audi dealer. New OE exhaust valves & one intake. Warned dealer tech (ex-employee) of numerous failures listed in IATN after head work. Cautioned to not rush and let lifters set at least 1/2 hour after cams were installed...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHB62080
Hi this is a plea to all the BMW tecs.. This BMw came in with a cold start fault. It has good fuel presure and there are no codes when I scan the car.. When you go to start it when cold It will start but bearly run and keeps stalling When you let go of the key...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABG2328V
Hello all; Clean, well maintained car. Engine surge when cold, open loop only. Runs well when warm, closed loop. This is a surge and not a cylinder miss. Appears to be lean on 4-6 then ecu compensates in closed loop. Smoke test and propane test show no leaks. ... Trouble codes: 232 (jump time O2 2 cyl 4-6), 230 (control frequency 2 cyl 4-6), 242 (misfire cyl 5), 254 (vent leak large)
2001 BMW M5 5.0L antitheft VIN: WBSDE93441
This is my vehicle and lately the alarm goes off for no reason.Mostly it sounds within 1 min. of locking the car. I disconnected the interior sensor but that made no difference. I have no clue where to begin the diagnosis. Any help would be greatly appreciate...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJNX2748T
hi gents, I have this jag that i am working on. The car has weak spark and it takes about ten seconds to fire up the car If I remove the coil and get greater spark by jumping spark out of the coil the car will then start o.k I beleave there is a fault in the e...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALJY1248V
Hi Land Rover pros! This Disco came in with bank 1 head gasket blown between cyl#7 and water passage. After cleaning the block deck and having heads surfaced, cleaned, and pressure tested (but no valve work done - heads were just done 1 1/2 years ago), engin... Trouble codes: 1316 (excess emissions misfire fault)
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L gps VIN: SALSF25436
thanks in advance to all - customer has a range rover sport his complaint is that he has to stop the vehicle before reprogramming the gps :( is there a way to bypass the system without actually stopping the vehicle. happy thanksgiving - kurt
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
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F71
constanly sets code p0101 maf sensor seems to be reading fine but have no info on wiring or testing for system has any one ever replaced one or had same problem any help would be welcomed Trouble codes: P0101
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J42
Car returned today with misfire codes for all cylinders except #'s 3+6 (that I replaced coils and wires for 350 miles ago). So, is this the mass air flow meter rearing its ugly head? This car has misfire codes for cyl's #1,2,4, and 5 now. NO FUEL TRIM CODES...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Immobiliser VIN: WV1ZZZ70ZT
Hi, Have a 95 Transporter Van that keeps reseting immobilser settings. Has Two faults that reoccur in ECU (17978-start blocked by imobiliser + 01087 basic setting not performed) Also two faults in imobilser module (01177 engine control unit unautherised and da...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hard start VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
I have never worked on a diesel and I am trying to gather information and stumble my way through this one. I checked for codes with the MT 2500 and pulled the 01050. Cleared it tried to start the car and it came right back. I then used a co-workers geneysis an... Trouble codes: 01050 (low plug circuit), P0380
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L ajar light on VIN: 3VWPE69M73
door ajar light on.All data electrical diagrams not very good for this car. The door ajar light is coming on and staying on. I was wondering if anyone knows a way to test the sensors manually without a dealer scan tool. I dont really want to have to take apart...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L baclighting of odmeter,radio,messages VIN: YV1TS94D6Y
the lites come and go when starting car.they seem work when they want to!!!
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D5Y
P1332 Ever Since we put a timing belt on this car it sets this code.I have a reading of 16 degrees on the Vadis for cam value, it should not be over 7 degrees. I have checked cam timing, and tried putting the belt on one tooth either way. There are no pinched ... Trouble codes: 1332 (cam sensor fault)

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L starting system VIN: WBADM6331X
thank you all who responded.. the problem did turn out to be with the ews..replaced ews coded and alined and car starts fine now.. thanks again for your help...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8347Y
The ecm is powered by two fuses and an ecm control relay. Unfortunately there is no protection against a short at the maf that we created. This blew out the ecm and it had to be replaced and reprogrammed at BMW. There is one place in Florida that said they cou... Trouble codes: 230 (Accel Pedal Pos sensor), 232 (Accel Pedal Pos Sensor 2 signal too high), 117 (TPS incorrect signal), 118 (Tps 1 signal too high), 119 (Tps 2 signal too high).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rpm, temp, fuel guage VIN: WDBJF55FVA
Thank you everyone who took a time for helping me. Actually it was the coolant guage which was stuck and won't let the ther guages like fuel and RPM Guage to hold it down. touched the Coolant guage and all started working. Found Coolant Guage Motor stuck and r...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBJF65F5W
Hello, this one is fixed. I replaced the brake light switch as many of you had suggested, unfortunately this did not help. I spent lots of time checking out system, ohming all wires, checked all powers and grounds, drove vehicle with scanners live data to veri...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
I ended up replacing the tube. The dealer had plenty of tubes and valves in stock. When they see this problem they replace both. Once I got the new tube, and looked at it, I was able to figure the right angle to twist it to get it out without removing the mani... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
wow - thank you all very much - almoost all of you said to replace the ABS electrical unit - we bought the electrical portion at the dealership - installed it and it fixed the problem right away - we would not have found this problem without your help - thanks...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V81
The car is finaly gone. Thanks to everyone who responded, all was great advice and helped me narrow down the overlooked problem. I stated that it had a dealer installed coil. Well it was bad. I replaced with a known good coil and the car ran great. It was over... Trouble codes: P0121, P0300.
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBC21V51
Thanks to all replies,what I had to do is have car towed to dealer so that they can reprogram the alarm system.They said if battery was disconnected with possible key inthe on position it will wipe out the memory for the alarm.They did reprgram and all is well...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L interior lights VIN: 3VWCM21X74
Thanks for everyone's input. We did find a short in this circuit (gray/blue wire). It was in the CD changer at center console. After removing the CD changer we heard something loose in it. Removed cover and found a large papper clip. Removed papper clip and sh...
1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Bucking VIN: YV1AX8846H
When it gets this mysterious,my experience is usually one of the parts I replaced had the same problem or I missed something that I allready looked at.So I decided to start over and take off the maf hose that was relatively new and still had clean tags on it.S...
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