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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5344Y
I got these codes for emmissions. The p1188 and p1189 I think are for a torn airboot and I think thats why my long term fuel trims are high. The cam sensor is open. The only code I can't figure out is the p1250. I can't find a definition for the code anyway, n... Trouble codes: P1250, P1188, P1189, P1397
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB33541
O.k. so I have this bmw X5 with a no start sometimes, if you turn the car to position 2 and sit for a few minutes it will start, if you just try to start it right away without letting it sit in position 2 it won't start and there is no spark. Replaced both can...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WEBBA48D33
I was had already fineshed tightening the fuel pump because it was leaking, started up and I tried to just tight it up a little more, and I shorted the power source on the pump. There was a post in the library but I don't get what board he's talking about. Ple...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J9Y
Hey everyone, we have had this car for a few weeks now with not a whole lot of luck. The customer drove the car in after complaining of a no start condition. The initial inspection the car fired right up everytime for about an hour. Went for a test drive and t...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2981Y
We have a Boxter wich acts up funny.Starting the car runs rough and wont rev over 2000rpm ,retrieve Code p1502 (Throttle Angle Spring delay).when i erase the code while engine is running engine runs smooth and revs up perfect plus no more codes until i shut it... Trouble codes: P1502
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Accessories VIN: WVWPA01GXW
I need the unlock code for this radio vin# [...] Sticker# on radio 357 035 180A Thank You
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L lights on VIN: WVWUH23B2Y
tested for codes,found code 1203 loss communication between abs and instrument cluster. I have checked the connector at the abs motor. Alldata doesn't give much. The complant is both abs and brake light on dash keep coming on. But will also go back off.
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Trip Cumputer VIN: YV1LS5517P
This 850 has a VDO instrument panel with the trip computer. None of the functions on the trip computer work,the display is blank except for the digital clock display which is fixed at 2:42 and won't change with pushing the adjustment buttons up,down or both. C...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Door Locks VIN: YV1KS9608T
This is for the Volvo techs...This 97 960 is in showroom condition...rigorous maintenance schedule followed, garaged, not driven in the rain, etc. The remote entry and door locks are acting "strange". First using the key in the driver's door, only the driver's...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5574W
Hi guys I have a bad air injection pump. My real concern is I took it off and it was full of ice.I removed it and can get it to work but its loud. I know I have to replace it, but I need to know how water gets in these. The pump is pretty pricey and hate to se... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection system fault)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
hey all,thanks in advance this volvo has us stumped has cold running is running rich when cold.check map sensor reads 0 hg @ idle when running bad,maf shows 15 grams per sec.@ idle when running bad ,ltft add 10% and stft adding 18%.spark plugs wet w... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire 3), P0304 (misfire 3)

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L High exh. temp. VIN: WAUGB28D4X
Well, not fixed...yet. The customer, upon hearing costs involved in turbo replacement came & took vehicle back, to make a decision on repair or moving on. We had spent more time with it to come to the conclusion that the turbo needed to be at least removed to ...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCC8327S
Thanks for the great response on this car. Most opinions were a vacuum leak or a fuel pressure problem.It turns out it was both. The diaphram in the fuel pressure regulator, which presses into the fuel rail, was leaking and causing excessive fuel pressure in p... Trouble codes: 201 (O2 control).
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Starting VIN: WDBAB33A7C
It was determined from some of the suggestions and recommended to the customer to adjust the valves. The customer is over 80 years old , doesn`t drive much and declined any further repairs. She stated she will just plug it in when cold. Thanks for all the grea...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L windows,seat, lock,mirror VIN: WDBNF70J8Y
thanks to all that replied. most said the right side seat module was a very common problem. we tried unplugging and reconnecting no help checked power and ground. we cannot access body module so we had customer take to dealer they repaired connector under dash...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L side airbag crash sensor VIN: 9BWDE61J42
Not much help recieved, 1 reply indicated that it may be a coding issue. Will take car to the dealer, will post update after. Thanks anyway!
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L lockout VIN: YV1SZ58D22
The customer bought this car out of town. I talked with the dealer and his local Volvo dealer tech. I also talked to our local Volvo dealer techs. Everyone including one of the posts thinks the problem is in the trans itself. The customer is taking the car bac...
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