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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hard starting VIN: ZARBA541XE
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. We have no power to the cold start injector on this car, and a fuel pump that runs whenever the key is on. We seem to be missing the crank signal to the drive relay. According to all the factory manuals we have,...
1989 Audi 100 2.3L No shift VIN: WAUBB0448K
Hello. Big problems with this audi. The car came in for no reverse. Lowered the pan and found a huge amount of debris-metal shavings and such. Dismantled and replaced clutch discs, band and pistons. Dismantled and checked valve body. Inspected everything, foun...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L service reminde VIN: WAUDG74F55
hi folks i have this 2005 audi with a 3.2 i have just serviced it but we have the service due lite on and i can not find out how to turn it off. i have ross tech vag. and have been in the instument cluster to adaptation to channel 40 to 49 i can reset mileage ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8344Y
pull up a chair- this ones good! we have seen this bmw 3 times in 3 months. 1st time customer complained of a trans control light on- limp mode- no gear position display. we confirmed failed egs with gt1(trans control unit), replaced it and sent customer home.... Trouble codes: 080 (ecu- internal fault-electronic trans controleprom), 103 (internal control module cpu- dme), 76 (dme/dde does not fulfill torque request-dsc actively switched-no abs control-stop light switchactuated-no asc control-no dsc control-no acc control-no hdc control)
2000 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2030612
Vehicle presented with MIL light illuminated, check codes found misfire #5 recorded. cleared codes and vehicle drives well until you accelerate hard when it logs the codes again. have replaced plugs, leads, coils, air mass sensor, o2 sensors, crank angle/speed... Trouble codes: 080 (cat deterioratio misfire detected), 086 (misfire harmful to cat cylinder 5)
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3EF48E3X
Engine will stall when engine is cold and put in reverse. I verified condition and engine will stay running in reverse and then randomly stall. Cannot determine if it happens in drive (customer backs from park space...) Checked snorkel tube at MAF and other in... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect performance problem)
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L ABS,TCS,warning lights,speedometer,cruise VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
There has to be something I'm overlooking. This SAAB came in with a few problems. Broken fuel line, pressure test port(fuel)leaking, vacuum leaks, and a multitude of warning lights in dash. Fixed fuel problems first so I cold get into brake related stuff. Repl...
1990 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDK21G4L
Hi guys. I thought I had this one fixed! For some reason, the computer is not grounding the injectors while cranking. If I spay fuel into the engine it will fire and stay running. If you shut the car off it will restart until it has sat for a few minutes. Then...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H5W
Hello Volkswagen Guys, I have a generic code P0322 Igniton/engine speed input circuit No signal. 1) a VW specific code 16706 Engine Rpm sensor -G28 No signal error occurs intermitantly. 2) Code 13795 secondary air injection system faulty flow (P0411) occurs i... Trouble codes: P0322, 16706 (Engine Rpm sensor-G28 No signal Error occurs intermitantly), 16795 (seconday Air Injection system Faullty Flow P0411 error occurs Intermitly)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
this car bogs& missfires on acceleration,mostly when engine is cold.replaced ect& vacum hose on fuel regulator Trouble codes: 16556 (16684-), 16684 (16685-), 16685 (16686-), 16686 (17536-), 17536 (17663-), 17663
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Car came into shop and lack of power and check engine light(do not know what the code was at this time) Put a mass air flow on and upsteam o2 Car was running good for about two weeks came back in with check engine light and all this codes and more found that m... Trouble codes: 16684 (Ramdom misfire), 16685 (1 misfire), 16686 (2 misfire), 17705 (Pressure loss at conettion before charger), 17972 (Thr. valve before base), 17976 (Thr valve)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCR31C34
do not know much about these. this was at a dealer for 3 months with out getting repaired. the complaint is lack of power and black smoke when accelerating. the dealer put 5 maf sensors,motor for intake flap,egr kit,fuel filter,and 3 differant solinoid valves.... Trouble codes: P0101, P0299
1971 Volvo 164 3.0L fuel and temp guages VIN: 1641360515
The small 3 prong voltage regulator at the back of the instrument cluster failed- guages dropped to zero. I replaced the regulator with a solid state unit from Radio Shack pn 2761770 (7805)- input 12-35v output 5v at up to 1 amp. The guages worked after that b...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L brakes VIN: YV1VS27503
This is a strange one.I replaced the front and rear brakes on this car and also one front rotor and both rear rotors.This was sometime during the summer.Everything else was normal,calipers,slides,etc.He came in yesterday and said that he has an intermittent pr...

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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS light on VIN: WBADN6334X
Well everyone was right. It needed an ABS module, it had one bad wheel speed sensor and after the repair the module had to be reflashed with the steering angle sensor. The help I got was great and with out it I would not have fixed the problem..Thanks again Je...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L chassis
Thanks to everyone that took the time to help, as you can see on the replies it wasn't an easy fix. The customer understood that the driveshaft was serviced and it was unlikely to be the problem, so i sold him a tranny at cost plus labor. We drove the car fo...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3905M
Well, almost everyone said to replace the relay as they are a known problem, but I couldn't beleive that the relay would only fail with the battery disconection. There is a bulletin about tach signal (which triggers relay), so we were verifing tach signal when...
1980 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Hard start cold VIN: GVVDJ2AG52
Hey everybody in cyberland I just got this little MGB back in the shop & am starting to try & fix the choke. IATN wants me to close this request since it has been almost a month so I will close now, try the wonderful suggestions you great techs gave me, & post...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L blower, turn signals, power windows, wipers VIN: YSDD58H312
You guys are the best. It was the console mounted ignition switch. Seems she spills on it all the time. Thanks for the help, everyone!!!
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow system VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
Thanks to 'REZ616', Phillip [...] for their input. I was able to confirm that the relay in question on the firewall was in fact the glow plug relay and that it was functioning properly except that it was not getting a ground to activate th...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA63B4X
The vw is fixed. It was indeed the power stage unit ( ignition control module). And yes it is on top of the air box. I just did not see the air box. Too much plastic. Anyway thanks for all the help and info. It was very helpful and I learned alot. I never did ... Trouble codes: P1300 (generic scan manufacturers specific).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L all shifts VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Hey guys, sorry to say that I never saw the car back here. The customer traded it in. Also said that the mass airflow code came back at the dealer when she traded it in, and was very unhappy.. her boyfriend told us this when he dropped off his other car for se...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L eng VIN: YV1LW5542V
Hello folks well this car seems to be fixed I dont have a conclusive answer ,but we believe it was a connection problem at the ecu, we cleaned and ajusted these conections as good as possible and the customer says the car has been very reliable, I,ts tough wit...
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