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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L egs VIN: WBABE6320S
Hello Group,This 318is came in last week with the trans in limp mode and the trans fault light on.I pulled codes and got a code 1-P/N shift lock and a 54-ground solenoid valve.I cleared the codes and is soon as i started the car the code 54 came right back.I w...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L light control module VIN: WBAFB3341Y
hi! my name is david. i having a communication problem that deal w/ reflahshing the lighting control module. i have bought the obd-ii interface from snap-on dealer model #sun pass thru pro [...]. and i followed all the instruction at bmwtechinfo.com *faq*.a...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: SAJHX1749T
Hello, This call will not pass the state inspection, due incomplete readiness monitors. I have already tried to put the correct value resistor in the wiring harness to trick the computer in thinking it is about 68F. I had no luck with the drive cycles. Only 4 ...
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L valve train? VIN: SALHC1345R
Hi this Rover is well maintained , is very clean inside motor . You can start it with a fresh oil change and there is no noise while its pulling oil pressure or after it gets pressure and is quite for about 10 minutes then it gets what sounds like a lifter t...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, WON'T CRANK VIN: SALPV1245V
this vehicle ran fine according to the used car dealer until the battery went bad. after removing the old battery it was a couple of hours before they installed a new battery. it has not cranked since the new battery was installed. i suspect some type of secur...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA24D7G
Iknow very little about the M-B Electrical systems. We are located in a very rual area and few Euro cars are ever serviced here. About this one. Owner said car was vandalized and now will not start. There is no power to the fuel pump which is mounted under t...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L No Start VIN: WV2KC0707P
no start condition checked alldata and tested the hall effect with a led light on center and outside wire, led flashes. checked trigger grn/blk wire on coil with led no flash, put logic probe on grn/blk wire will get a pulse flash when cranking but not enough ...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L pressure plate VIN: 3VWHD81H5V
while installing clutch pressure plate i noticed 2 small index tabs on pressure plate. since i didn't notice them during disassembly i'm not sure what position they were in. i assume they may be timing marks but i am not sure. is their positioning significant?...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Charging VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
Maybe someone out there help. We have a this VW that came in for a alt. when tested on the car it would not charge. We removed the alt and had it tested at alt shop they said it was ok. we put it back on the car and recheck it when the car was first started it...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L hard start VIN: WVWBP21J21
living in SW Ontario, the temperature in February is 10-20 degrees F outdoors. With a glow time of approximately 15-20 seconds, the car starts perfectly fine outdoors...sitting in a heated garage overnight, ambient temp about 55-65F the car takes a lot of extr...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCR31C14
what I have is this car has a bad rattle noise coming from the bell housing . you can reach threw the access hole and move the torque converter. The noise is louder in drive or reverse . I only have alldata for info and it says nothing about the torque convert...
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2551Y
To all; all I need is a code description and maybe a trouble chart for this Volvo. Code p1241, Mitchell has no info and scan tool is vague. Car runs fine. Thanks in advance, Artie Trouble codes: P1241 (mfg. fuel metering)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L heating VIN: YV1RS58D11
Hey everybody, this is my first post on IATN and im hoping itll be a successfull one, please bare with me if i leave somethign out. ive got a used car dealer for a customer who sold a 2001 volvo S60 recently to a customer. the vehicles information is: 2001 V...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B61
I want to Thank All You Gentleman That Replied. The first thing I did was disconnect the pressure valve on the y-pipe. After a few minutes of running the car it stopped smoking. I new I had a crank vent problem and not a turbo problem. I replaced the jet val...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6327W
After the many replies I next decided to smoke the intake area from in front the maf. I had a real good smoke signal from the rubber seal that goes between the two halves of the throttle body. With the extreme cold I surmize that the seal shrunk enough to crea... Trouble codes: P0101.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5344Y
Thank you, Sho, Manuel, Steve, Eric, Anthony, Gerald (2), Scott [...], Dana. Most of all Euro-tech with the phone call!! The problem was the Electronic Thermostat, the connector B+ pin was burnt up (but it did stop there). After installing a new Electronic Th... Trouble codes: 28 (Additive ftrim1 limet reached), 29 (Additive ftrim 2 limet reached), 140 (Electronic thermostat).
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Valve train noise VIN: SALPV1449T
We replaced the lifters,rocker shafts,pulled the valve spring off checked guides no problem found. starting to think their is a oiling problem in the block to the lifters,maybe cracked block or a restriction. dont know the problem comes and goes hot or cold al...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALPM16482
Determined Bad gas to be the cause. All Ok Now. Drained bad fuel and used full tank of good Hi Test and Drove for about 20 miles to flush the system.
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC 2.8L Glass VIN: WDB1070221
Thanks to all who replied We finally got the correct windshield installed The glass service had to send a pattern to a company in Pa. to match the glass Thank you once again
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Engine VIN: 4JGAB54E8W
Thanks so much for all the help. Most of you says not to tear down the engine that that was just mere condensation from lots of local and short trips that does not enable the engine to quite warm up. That was exactly the case here. i change the oil and is now ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
Thank you everybody for the help. Combi valve was the problem. Problem fixed. Thanks once again Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Problem), P1137 (Bank 1 Too Lean).
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5547T
many thanks to dan , gerald , and norm for all your help . customer has car and is driving it for a few hundred miles so i'm pretty sure all is fine . his comute is 80 miles a day . problem was found in the power stage to the coil , luckily bosch sells it as a... Trouble codes: P0123 (tps), P0120 (tps), P0300 (misfire 300/301/302/303/304/305/), P0301.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
I had planned to replace the O2 sensors on bank two but the customer and vehicle has not returned as of this date. I beleive that they are awaiting for their next regular service 120K that will give me a better chance to review the plug condx and other possibi... Trouble codes: P1152 (sensor indicates rich switching issue bank 2), P0160.
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D6X
We found out that Volvo had a recall program for failing ETS system problems. The ETS light was on with the check engine light. I tested the accel. pedal position sensor. Normal spec. reading was 4%-9% thrttle close,and 80%-90% at WOT. There was no change in r... Trouble codes: P1238 (Turbo Control Valve).
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R92
Thanks For everyones input! I will add that I had swapped injectors around when I replaced the seals, and that the plugs are NGK and not Volvo. John from Tennessee nailed it as a valve problem. I started out on this vehicle with the wrong mindset and stayed th... Trouble codes: P0302.
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