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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8321W
We have a code p0340 and have no information to help pinpoint this code. We search the fix library and found nothing. Can anybody help us, either with a "pinpoint" test or with some "expert" opinion on what to do next, Thanks for your help You people are great... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor)
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 ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L lamp warning indicator VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Customer put a socket in the RR tail lamp assy. Warning indicator remains on. All other exterior lamps work EXCEPT LF side marker bulb. @E6/3 (side marker bulb) is inop. Socket has good ground; but no power. Fuses @ N7-1 are good when tested with meter. I susp...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G2X
Hello all. Wondering if anyone has similar experience with this MB problem. Original complaint was hard starting cold, stalling, poor idle quality, and general rough running when cold. We replaced the MAF sensor, Coolant temp sensor, and stop lamp switch. Seem... Trouble codes: P0100 (Hot Film Mass Air Flow Sensor), P1584 (Stop Lamp Switch), B1231 (Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor)
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Steering Pump VIN: WMWRC33474
I have this Mini that is boggling me. The power steering pump operates intermittently. The cooling fan was bound up with some sand and grit so the pump was not being cooled. I have very little information on the system and was hoping someone did. There are no ...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP0AA0941E
Help all Porsche techs!! This old 944 came in with a complaint of the cooling fans comming on only after the gauge is reading hot. we tested the system and confirmed fans on at 204 degrees. verified correct funtional thermostat and fan switch installed in car....
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2ZB0258E
This vanagon came in for DEQ failure. C/O goes rich off idle. Runs anywhere from 3-5% at idle and 5-7 % at 2000 rpm's or so. 02 Sensor inop but I have disconnected it to attempt to set basic settings. I can't get base C/O below 2.5% Base 02 sensor trigger volt...

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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H2R
Vehicle ECU was indeed bad. Replaced with a used one, vehicle fired right up. Completed job and gave back to the customer. Customer returned this AM complaining about his auto locks not working and security system not working. I think I hear wedding bells!
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Thanks to all 10 techs who took the time to respond. I had some real scan tool issues that you should read in the tool forum as i am going to post it there as i would not want any one to make the innocent mistake i made. Any way i bought the rosstech pro kit a... Trouble codes: 17967 (idle speed control throttle position adjust malf.), 01165 (throttle valve control unit).
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L lights on VIN: WVWUH23B2Y
mostly every one said the controller we r trying to locate a used one no luck cust, can't afford a new one . got a lot of replys. thanks to all.
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5724T
Many Thanks for the responses received. Turns out the control valve was indeed the culprit as someone in the past broke off one of the vacuum ports and then just plugged off the hose.We ordered a new valve,connected the hoses and the problem was solved.Gerald ... Trouble codes: P0422 (Catalyst effiency poor).
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