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2004 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, backfire VIN: WAUJC68E64
i dont have break out box and only gen obd2 scanner .car starts runs alittle spits thru intake then dies then wont start again, spry carb cleaner in and still wont start thanks for your time. Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor a circuit bank 1), P2101 (Throttle actuator control motor circuit range/performance), P0638 (Throttle actuator control range/perfomance)
1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L abs light VIN: WBAAE0307K
hello everyone sorry to post such a trivial problem, i have found this website very helpful and enjoy answering questions whenever i can help. anyways i have this bmw 325ix here, very nice shape and looks to have been well maintained. the abs light is on (imag...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L front driveshaft VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Hello,I have this 2000 X5,with a stripped front driveshaft where it meets the transfer case.My problem is the removal of the front shaft. According to ALLDATA and my TIS disc the front driveshaft is pretty simple to remove,but I am having a problem.According t...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Driveline VIN: WBAEU33412
Help! Car came in with bad vibration on a pull at road speeds anywhere from 20 - at least 70 mph. After the car cools off it takes about 15 minutes of drive time (in ~50 degree ambient) to start vibrating again. It literally feels like the left front wheel is ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L power assist VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Brakes operate normal on medium/high speed stops. On low speed stops (ie. in stop and go traffic or parking lot braking) brake pedal travels 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches with no braking effect. Then with further pedal travel, brakes are too sensitive and grab as if th...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8W
Vehicle came to us with several complaints. Check engine light on,, ETS light on. Has all these codes stored. Brake light switch is not working correctly as the ECM always see's the switch as being "on". I have a switch coming in the morning. Not sure what the... Trouble codes: P1584 (Stop lamp switch circuit), P0400 (EGR flow), P1831 (motor position sensor power), 065, 137, 161
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L shift interlock VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Hi all This mercedes ml320 has an intermitent problem where the shift interlock will not release but always by the time the vehicle gets to the shop the problem is gone.I have done a visual inspection of the console and the coloum area no problem found accordi...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Electronic VIN: YS3DD78B8T
Vehicle came into shop with a complaint of check engine light on. Although engine light not on at this time trouble code p1624- emissions related fault in TCM was recorded. Using Tech2 scaned TCM and found code 0090- unknown fault. This is not a P code and wee...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
This car originally came in with multiple codes and we replaced the air flow meter, air intake hose and the turbo shut off valve [diaphragm leaking]. It returned a month later with two codes [turbo press control limit exceeded] and [ecu blocked-inter]. We don'... Trouble codes: P1557 (turbo pressure control limit exceede), P1750 (ecu blocked inter)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C21
car came in 2 months ago,with the check engine light on indicated misfire replaced sparkplugs and solve the problem aftr 2 months,cars comes back mils comes on with code p1128 with long term fuel trim,system too lean,we double check vacuum hoses,o2 before cat ... Trouble codes: 1128 (long term fuel trim system too lean)
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5724T
Thanks in advance for all Volvo knowledge and advice.This 850 came in with the complaint of lack of acceleration.Test drove vehicle locally with no issues and lots of power until entering highway on-ramp.Under heavy acceleration the vehicle would cut out for a... Trouble codes: P0422 (Catalyst effiency poor)

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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L egs VIN: WBABE6320S
After telling the customer that they might end up needing a trans they didn't want to go any farther into the diagnostics.The definition of the code 54 i'm still not totally sure of but i tested the solenoids and powers and grounds several times and they teste...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L warning lamps
okay, no one actually read what the problem was so no solution was offered, the car is at BMW now and the coded information contained in the key does not match the vehicle.They are saying they need to 'crash' the ecu that reads the key and reprogram and then p...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Stall VIN: WDBEB28D5N
everyone was right on, bad vacumn control diagpram, thanks
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSL81H7V
after spending some quality time with this car i was able to fix it. the problem with this car was ecm. after going through all the diagnostic procedures i finally took the ecm out and opened it up, as soon as i opened this ecm i could smell some thing really ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Embarrassingly enough this car is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. Yes it was a blown fuse # 37 in dash fuse block, alldata discription for this fuse is radio/instrument cluster, the fuse I was chasing was # 10 ecm. So if you have a coil shorted or melted and...
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