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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs VIN: WBACD3439S
hello this car came inn from diff. shop the shop installed 4 new wheels sensores and brake light switch. The ABS light comes on ater 3 or 4 mil. when i chk the car no codes. But when you drive the car and the light comes on there is no communication w/the ...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag VIN: 4USCH7322T
Looking for assistance with testing on code #24 drivers seat belt lock". Air bag light sets. Checked both Mitchell and Alldata ... no information on specific tests for this code. If you have any info on testing ... please let us know.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD62030
Hi, I got this bmw in the work shop from another mechanic. Apparenty the car was on a battery charger. I beleave the ews is at fault because the car will not crank any time hot or cold and then when the car starts it runs o.k. Then sometimes the car will crank... Trouble codes: A203, A2033
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L CAT monitor VIN: SAJHX1745T
Happy Thanksgiving!! Customer cannot pass ILL EPA OBD 2 test due to Cat monitor not ready. It is a rule in Illinois that if the car fails for a cat code that the cat monitor must be ready for retest. Has been this way since August when a shop replaced cat an... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire cyl 6)
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...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E9T
Vehicle came in not running. First two codes turned out to be the overvoltage protection relay faulty. The misfire codes showed up after driving the car for about 5 miles. We checked the secondary ignition and decided to replace the ignition wires and connecto... Trouble codes: 107 (ignition power supply implausible), 110 (ecu power supply implausible), P0300 (general misfire), P0305 (misfire cylinder 5), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1)
1980 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Hard start cold VIN: GVVDJ2AG52
I need some help from some good ole British car repair men. This little MGB will not start under its own accord when cold. A shot of ether & away she goes. It still has the original carb & I know that one can buy a manifold & a Weber to solve this problem but ...
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3CK55BON
I just did a head job on vehicle and now it idles poorly and intermitantly will die when coming to stop. This is the first Saab i have done any major work on and I noticed alot of discussion about cam timing. I have read all the info on the Cams I could find a...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
WHY ME LORD?! just before thanksgiving?!! Hi VW techs, We had a customer bring in a 2000 jetta with a PO420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1). After we replaced the cat, the vehicle started up without any problem, then we shut it off to hook up the ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shutters at stops VIN: WVWPD63BO1
coming to stop, engine shutters, rpms drop and almost dies then pick back up and runs fine, no codes, cleaned and adapted throttle body no change. also customer complaining of engine whine when accelerating, shifing wrong when accelerating and decelerating, ha...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8854L
Car stalls under acceleration and when going from park to drive. Under a loaded condition (power braking) RPM fluctuates between 1500 and 2500 RPM. Fuel pressure is good, new fuel filter, plugs and wires all check ok. Has a code 322 which seems to show a MAF d...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1994A678ZY
Car cuts out above idle. ck fp on rail under car about 15 psi mitchel says 43 psi, was I checkin in the right place and is that correct psi where I was checking
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Heater Blower runs at all times with key off. VIN: YV1LS5527R
This refers to a "Canadian 850" with manual HVAC. This one came into us with the blower motor making a racket and only working on high speed. Upon inspection the bearings were gone in the motor and the blower resistor was blown. We replaced both the blower mot...
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8315S
Hello everyone! This is one of the rare occasions we are almost at a standstill. One of my regular customers bought this Volvo for his son and it ran well. We found the vehicle on our lot one morning and was told it wouldn't start. We pulled the plugs and foun... Trouble codes: 232 (Rich or lean idle)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Pressure Plate VIN: YV1RS53D71
We are working on this Volvo which is a theft recovery. They (the thieves) blew the clutch pretty good. It stinks and she won't move at all. Our question is, is there anything special we should know, as we have not done one of these in the past. We are finding...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Power Assist VIN: YV1VS27533
Car was dropped of for general braking complaint. 4 wheel brake inspection revealed warped rotors and thin pads. Replaced all pads & rotors, customer is now happy that pulsation is gone, but the other problem still occurs. The customer complains that intermitt...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA24B0X
sorry guys I posted it in the wrong place so here goes Thanks again you all hit the nail on the head it was the radio I removed it and disonnected it and I could get into the ECU so I replace the 5AMP fuse at the back of the radio and all is well now thanks ag...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGH8344T
thanks for all the help- the dme was faulty. the testing recomendations helped me feel comfortable with the fix with my tech on vacation- iatn is great! greg and crew Trouble codes: 103 (internal control module cpu).
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY124XV
The replies that were sent to me was great, the problem is the rover was traded off, Cust, said that there were to many other things going on in his life and this is not goning to be one of them. SORRY but there is not a fix for this rover. Mark
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L asr light VIN: WDBEA36EXN
Thanks to all 4 replies who gave me help on this car.Some replies stated the ea actuator and the air mass might be faulty but due to the coast of the parts we tested the complete can system with scope found slight resistance in can line from diag. control unit...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH823XX
Thank you to all who replied to this posting. Replies included hints of checking the MAF, checking the coil wires, checking the ckp signal, and many of you hit the nail on the head--plugged catalyst. Sure enough, I pulled off the left CAT this morning, and it ... Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire 4), 0305 (misfire 5), 0306 (misfire 6).
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L low beam VIN: WP0AA0940D
we have found the problem to this vehicle. what happened is the customer new the ltes were out for along time. and when he drove the car at nihgt he would hold the dimmer switch causing the combination switch to go bad and the light switch it self to go bad. t...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Horn VIN: WP0AA0944E
Many thanks to those who so promptly replied. Two mentioned a problem of losing ground between the rack & the steering shaft. There is a ground lead between the rack & the frame. This was good. It was a loss of ground between the two halves of the coupler just...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hard start VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
The customer decided he did not want to spend any more money at this time. We explained the improvements we did make and went over the other potential problems that may exist and the need for additional diagnostic time. I am confident the glow plug system is w... Trouble codes: 01050 (low plug circuit), P0380.
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L cruse control VIN: 3VWDC21V52
I would like to thank the awesome techs who assisted me in repairing this VW. Confirmed fix: cruise control module replaced, vehicle's cruise control working perfectly. Thank you!
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L low pressure VIN: WVWRH63BX3
Thanks to all who offer me help. The fix is a new oil pump assembly as the old pump is intermittently dropping oil pressure while at lower rpm, but above 2000 rpm, the pressure stays normal. The engine is still clean inside and found no sludge build up. All se...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5576W
Wel Finally the customer called me back on her car. Compared fuel pressures on an identical car. Found that 46 psi is the correct pressure however the pressure dampener on the fuel rail died causing my fluctuations on pressure especially when the purge solinoi... Trouble codes: 172 (system rich bank 1).
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