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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Surge, Misfire VIN: WAUGD28D9X
1999 Audi A4 Wagon 2.8 liter engine. this car has been tried to be fix a few time. Will not start unless it is done at the starter motor or jumped with the key in the on postition . When it is running its misfiring and a running ruff engine cheak light is on a...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L wipers VIN: WAULC68E73
Hey every one,I have an audi here that the wipers are not parking correctly,they stop pointing straight up.I cant find any info on how to adjust the motor or if its even possible to do.My vag wont communicate with the wiper module,and i dont have much experien...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L trans VIN: B45EW3E5BG
Will someone please send me a breakdown of the 4L30 trans.My alldata is down and I haven't built one of these since about 1995 my memory aint that good anymore.. thanks
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine wont shut off VIN: SAJDA01N92
replaced fuse for r/r directional light, when working on car batt died so charged and started,now car starts but will not shut off... I have key out off car and in my hand and car is still running,,,??? has anyone come across this before ???
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L abs VIN: WDBGA51E8N
This Benz has the following lights on: ABS, ASR, and the red light in the switch on the console that has the tire with chains on it. We scanned the abs module with our CarSoft and got the following codes that we cannot find any definition for: F70, F144, and F...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA43E6S
Runs a while then dies. Check fuel pressure with guage and it is good. Try to start after dies and will popp back or backfire, and not start. Let set and will start but only run for a little while. I doo not have diagnostic tools to check codes and or computer...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
The customer bought this vehicle in MA and drove it to Pa with no problem. Got in the car next day and car will not accelerate over 1500 rpms. Idle is a little unstable but not bad. If you use cruise control the car drives fine and will accelerate up to speed.... Trouble codes: 18 (cam timing selenoid), 104 (fuel safety shut off recognized), 035 (o2s control system rich stop mix too lean), 022 (cc/ea actuator reports limp home mode), 06 (isc), 095 (adj cam timing selenoid y49 open or shorted)
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33493
ses light is on and will not go Trouble codes: P0638
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L entire system VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
Hello again and thanks! I wouldn't post this but it's got me unsure in my diagnosis. The car owner's wife told him one morning that there was "brown crud" on the garage floor where he parked. He was due for an oil change so he took it to a "quicklube". There h...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H5V
Hello and good evening. This car is a hand-me-down from another shop in the neighborhood. Basically the problem is the car will not start. The previous shop installed a used motor. They could not get it started and were told they needed to bring it to a dealer...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWNA63B4X
The engine now runs quietly, but smokes from the tail pipe quite a bit. The vehicle didn't smoke and ran OK before the oil pick-up was cleaned. The oil is not overfull at all. We replaced the "L" shaped piece that appears to be a part of the crankcase vent sys...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
hello-need help on this jetta-when car warms up for 5 minutes or so it will die-it will re start after about 30 minutes- when it doesnt start i have no injector pulse-no spark-or fuel pump-ive already tried an ignition switch-we cannot comunicate with the obd ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M71
What's up VW Techs. I have a Jetta that sets a P1152 lean code. Initially when the car came in, it had also set a P1142 Load Registration limit exceeded. I saw the dipstick tube all busted up, so I replaced the tube and then proceeded to smoke the intake. I co... Trouble codes: P1152 (Bank 1 Adaptation range 2 below lean limit), P1142 (Load registration limit exceeded), P1570 (Engine ECU blocked)
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L left side damper motor VIN: YV1LS5675W
Volvo techs! I am unfamiliar with the climate control system in this vehicle. Alldata told me where it was, not how to test it. Checked old posts, not much there. Can anyone help?

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D7X
scoped the cam sensor and no activity was found.check for power & ground circiuts all is good.changed cam sensor and rescoped.and now is switching.problem was the cam sensor.thankyou for all your help with this. Trouble codes: P1338 (camshaft position bank 1 open .or sorted circuit b).
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L SRS Light VIN: WBANA53554
Thanks everyone for the replies. I'll go ahead and close this now because the car was sold, I hear the light is back on but not sure if I'll see it again. Would have been nice to see if the fault only occured with passengers. Mr [...] thank you for the informat...
2000 Mercedes-Benz MB140D Van 2.9L Serpentine belt VIN: KPD661227Y
Thanks to all those who tried to help. I received 8 replies. The cause was the alternator or belt or compressor or pullies alignment. They were all ok. Had checked many times and even replaced them with new ones but in vain. We suspected the belting system was...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Airbag codes will not clear. VIN: WDBRF61J21
Well the vehicle is fixed. Thanks for the replies, they were very helpful. Frank from New Jersey: The car thinks the driver's air bag is disconnected. Double check the connection to the clock spring. Also, go into version coding in the srs system and see i...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine swap VIN: 3VWRC29M6X
Well,This is just like dating your ex-girlfriends sister,everything is real similar,but it just will not work.Everything including mounts,electronics,cooling system etc.etc.are different and not adaptable Thanks for the 6 replies.I am currently searching for t...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Engine Oil Leak VIN: YV1VS29552
Hello All. Sorry for the delay, I've been out sick. Thanks for all the replies. Jim from California nailed it. I removed the four rear pan bolts, cleaned and dried the threads, and sealed them with thread sealer, and the car is fixed. As per the OP, there wa...
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