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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D9T
Vehicle came in with this intermittant stalling/no power problem. Engine light was on. Scanned and found codes for O2 banks 1 & 2 low voltage/air leak. The engine will run just perfect for days then all of a sudden it will stumble and stall, restart fine but w... Trouble codes: P1101 (o2 voltage low/air leak bank 1 sensor 1), P1106 (o2 voltage low/air leak bank 2 sensor 1)
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Exhaust VIN: 4USCC7323S
I need help to identify what model BMW that I am working on, car needs exhaust system. There no decals on exterior, all owners manual says is " 3 series " , I don't know if it is a 318, 320,325,328. Hopefully the VIN can shed some light on this. Car must have ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L srs VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Have a hard code 18 in the air bag system, have no info on the code other than Occupany detection. Would love a few tips on this one, a trouble shooting chart would be great. Thanks in advance for everyones help.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6331X
this car runs great in open loop, but has a problem as it warms up. misfireing is the only synptom, we used our scope on the primary side of the coils as a starting point, and i noted th amp draw of the coils droped form 7amp to .58amp as soon as the problem s... Trouble codes: P0300, P1188, P1189, P1250
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADW6333X
I TECHS,LOOKING FOR SOME BMW HELP.I DON'T WORK ON THESE THAT MUCH,OUR BMW TECH'S ON VACATION THIS came in with these symptoms;abs,airbag,ses,tire monitor lites,dash,cruise speedo inop. codes stored;045-multifunction steering wheel,supervision...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 451FU78612
i have this 2001 e46 325i in the shop with the service engine soon light on, the traction control light on and the dsc brake light on...there is one code stored in the ecm.. code 217 can bus egs signal.. i tried to get into the transmission control module but ... Trouble codes: 217 (can bus egs signal)
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L abs code VIN: WBADT6348T
this bmw has codes for abs traction control. code 59 dme to abs open circut cleared but code 97 no info is hard code all sensors ohm ok. no other info suspect bad module. thanks Pete
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L fuel pump relay VIN: WBADT53433
Hi Fellows ! This car came from the local dealer.It's been diagnosed for crank /no-start condition but very intermmittent. The dealer replace the battery & want to sell MAF+ reprograming DME.Customer declined job & be able to drive the car to our shop with sev...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Horn
Anyone have any info on where horn relay is at? All Mitchell's info says it is in the under hood fuse/relay box.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L electric window VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Oil Pressure VIN: WBWRC33472
Has anyone had any issues, with loss of hot, idle, oil pressure, after filter change??? On these MINI's. We are tring to get a filter kit from dealer but am having problems getting it. Have a hard time believing the filter itself could be problem. HELP! Thanks...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78N4V
this car came tree month ago with a no start condition after replacing the coilpack (ignition module) the costumer complaint that it is longer too start in the morning . got back this week and says if it his outside cold weather it does not star at all. tryed ...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L blower motor VIN: YS3EF48Z21
Hi, we have this car in the shop. It is poping the fuse (40A) for the blower motor. I happened to have a spare blower motor for this car and put it on just to eliminate the possibility of the motor being the problem. This fuse is also supplying the Air pump, t...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WVWAA63B7W
The ABS and blinking red brake lite are on.Can't communicate with ABS system with VAG based scanner. Also we have issues trying to communicate with the engine ECU. ie, SOMETIMES WE DO AND SOME TIMES WE DON'T. We can set up the scanner ok with KOEO. However, w... Trouble codes: P1606
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL lamp off VIN: 3VWTG69M41
This car has no issuses other than the MIL indicator is inop for DEQ testing, I tested continuity from the ECM to the cluster of the grey-white wire(T32a 5 at the cluster to T121/43 had 0 ohms and no short to ground( the W wire)) and when performing activation...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
I am out of my comfort zone with this vw and would welcome any help. After our motor tech replaced the head and valves and timing belt this vehicle started up great and runs like a scalded dog. The problem is that these cam codes keep coming back first as pend... Trouble codes: P0012, P0340, P0341
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M74
Customer said that the check engine light has been on and off intermittently for the past couple of months. (She said that the light goes on when the gas tank gets down to 1/4 tank.) She also said that she is getting poor gas mileage and the vehicle jerks. Th... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354

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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Smokey exhaust VIN: WA1YD64B43
Thanks fellas for most of your responses. I have not seen the car yet since the post was made... sorry! Interestingly though, I think that the Allroad PCV set up may be a little different than the other 2.7 APB motors. I have replaced many suction jet pumps on...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
Hi repaired the vehicle i fitted a second hand light control modul and it brought on a warning light, I couldn't reprogram the light control modul so the next best fix was find another power supply on the park light circuit and hooked that up to the dash light...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L steering/suspension VIN: WBADE61080
Problem was bad control arm bushing (front to rear arm). I did not consider this bushing before because client told me it was changed by dealer. Problem was I did not ask client 'when' it was changed... It is interesting to note that this suspension have a...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8321W
I thank all 13 guys who were so very quick to aid me. There were many who suggested replacing the cam sensor and nearly all thought these sensors were prone to failure. I replaced the cam sensor on the leftside of the motor and after a week of driving the code... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L cabin temperature VIN: SAJEA01U63
HI: The heater A/C issue got resolved. I checked for power supply to center pin on heater valve, it was good. Then for ground signal to outer pins in low setting. It was present on left side only. Remove A/C control head, back probe pins, same results. A new p...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L center vent output VIN: WDBGA57G1V
The consensus was, and I more or less verified that it is operating properly. I had a year older car come in during the time this car was here. It had the older style control head with the temp wheels and it works in the same manner.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8W
Sorry for the delay. I have been sick for 2 weeks and have not been on my computer at all. Special thanks to Bob [...] as he was a tremendous help. After letting the vehicle sit for about a week, I went out to push it in and start doing some more test. I re... Trouble codes: P1584 (Stop lamp switch circuit), P0400 (EGR flow), P1831 (motor position sensor power), 065, 137, 161.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L front windows VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
Thank you all for the information. This must be a common problem that I have just now happen to come accross. I would have spent a lot more time on this without your help. I pulled the left rear door pannel and unplugged the dcm and just like you suggested-the...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L SRS Light on VIN: 3VWRA81H8V
Thanks to all who replied. After I had posted the help request, the customer reported that the instrument cluster had been replaced by the dealer several months ago. We suggested that they return to the dealer as the failure is suspected to be in the cluster a...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall, stall in gear VIN: 3VWSA61H5W
Thanks for all the replies. The problem ended up being a bad transmission. Due to the amount of miles on the vehicle, the customer is not fixing it at this time, he is getting it towed home. If he does decide to comlete the repair, I'll post the final fix.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M0X
Thank you all for some very wonderful information, unfortunately I cannot confirm it's effectiveness. We were able to confirm a defective injection pump, however, my customer does not have the resources to fix this baby and has just towed her home for a 'rest'...
2005 Volvo xc70 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVASZ59295
Guess this wasn't a common ocurrence on the newer Volvo's but it ended up with a new ECM. #1 injector was on constantly. Ground from ECM never pulsed. Two different dealers told us it was out of warranty 3-50,000 but customer was able to get them to cover it. ... Trouble codes: P0261, P0300, P0301, P0302.
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