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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L tcc lock up VIN: WAUZL54B5Y
need some help from some audi experts,this audi is going in and out of lock up,about 45 to 60 mph,rpms jump from 1200 to 1500, never had trans codes,fluid ok was changed,doesnt act up all the time,when it does it happens in 4th and 5th gears.measuring block in...
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAAB5409G
This car has a bad hesitation on accell and a rough idle when started after sitting for a few hours.We have replaced plugs(worn) plug wires and dist cap and rotor as a maintenance measure.We read various posts and decided to motorvac the injector/fuel system.W...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Key Lock (IGN) VIN: WBADM6346Y
This vehicle I replaced the battery in the key fob and tried to re code it. It will not except the programing which I have tried several times. On inspection I have noticed that when I open the door, the display says key is in the ignition lock, even if it is ...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Suspension VIN: SALHC1347P
hi there. I know this is a common problem but i have little experience or information on this car so I could really use a starting point. Essentially, the air suspension is inoperative. It seems all four bags are out and the car will not lift. So, where to st...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Delayed engagment VIN: WDBGA43GXV
We replaced the transmission in this vehicle with a known good low mlie unit. the transmission works well however it is very slow to engage- forward or backwards. there are no codes and the filter is new. no debis was found on inspection. not sure where to go ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCK21C83
This is my wife's car. We bought it 6-3-06, with 29627 miles. The dealer serviced it before we bought it. I looked it over real good, checked all fluid levels. The oil pan looks new, don't know why it was replaced, maybe it was hit with a curb? I serviced on 1...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2553Y
I have a 2000 Volvo S40 with code ECM-A1 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECT) faulty signal. I have had many of these and a new sensor and thermostat has fixed everyone. I recently came across a TSB recommending a software upgrade as the initial step for th... Trouble codes: ECMA1

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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5344Y
Sorry about the late closing. I was hoping the customer was going to return with the car, but did not. I never did get a solid answer on the p1250 code. Anyway, the cust. never came back for the intake boot and cam sensor. Thanks for all the help though. Trouble codes: P1250, P1188, P1189, P1397.
1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Stall VIN: SAJNV5847H
Thanks to all who replied. I am posting this as a fix even though I have not worked on the car yet. Concensus is that the oil pressure fluctuation and stall are a coincidence but not cause for either problem. there is no shut down switch for low oil pressure a...
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L trunk lid window VIN: SALNE22214
My problem was just a re-learning issue. Despite It was the first thing I tried... Other hints I received: typical problems could be a bad trunk latch switch or a bad ccu. Thanks
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1110251200
Recd many replies which I thank all for. I gave the wrong year for this vehicle. It was a 1970 and had transistor ignition. I wound up installing a breakerless system from Pertronix. The car has been on the road for a week and half with no problems so far. Per...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G2X
Well, this one is fixed. The replies we received suggested a leaking head gasket, intake leaks, a clogged PCV system which could deposit oil on the MAF, and possible secondary ignition system problems. Ours seemed to be the Bosch MAF sensor we installed. After... Trouble codes: P0100 (Hot Film Mass Air Flow Sensor), P1584 (Stop Lamp Switch), B1231 (Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBUF70J93
Wow - this site is amazing. Thanks to all of you for your help. Within @ 24 hours I had responses from California to New Jersey and Ontario to Taiwan. The concensus was that the radiator was leaking just enough coolant into the trans fluid to mess with its ada...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Steering Pump VIN: WMWRC33474
The pump was internally faulty however the customer had about 800 miles left under the factory warranty. It will be leaving shortly on a flatbed. Thank you to all those who replied.
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWCC83AXS
check all power and grounds, all there, rolled the dice on a module. install. code and it runs, thanks guys
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L no start VIN: 9BWGS61J81
hey guys upon further investigation of this vehicle it has had four or five difrent people working on this before and i just really passed on trying to repair due to other issues that i just learned of but thanks for all the help.
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