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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUED28D7X
Hi there, This A4 stalls intermittently. Think the throttle body is getting old & dirty because it idles a little low. Is there a way to boost the idle using Ross-tech? Something like what you do for the TDI enrichment issues?? Thanks
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L pedal travel VIN: WBACB3318N
The clutch on this vehicle slips under hard acceleration and completely releases when clutch pedal is depressed aprox . The clutch slave cylinder is the oe part that has been correct for years it is bottomed in the boor holding (no hydraulic pressure is on ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ign switch VIN: WBACD4326T
Please help BMW techs. Our BMW tech is on vacation this week and this e-36 has an ign switch that wont turn at all. What is the trick/procedure for replacement of the assembly when it wont turn? Thanks in advance, Greg and crew
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ews VIN: WRAFB335X1
hi bmw tech this car came frome our body shop and front bumper condenser radiator and also the head lights assemly has been changed ,battey was low and they used charger and then they start the car with no problem ,next day test the head light battery vennt do...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.2 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDB22C2F
I have a 85 190 diesel with a recurring problem.Not too familiar with diesels.Came in with a blown Glow plug relay and melted harness.2nd blown fuse.I found the insulation rubbed through causing a short.Checked glow plugs ,ok.Installed new relay and harness ch...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: DA2904KF63
thanks for listening, we have this mercedes that floods out the cylinders so it will not start. we have replaced the fuel pressure regulator as a starting point. the oil is also full of gas. good spark, good compression but too much gas. any help would be grea...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Hi all, This car came in last week with a intermittent no start at times/intermittent no window/trunk & door lock operation. When car came in battery was dead. We charged battery and car ran fine. Started to check window operation and windows were not working... Trouble codes: 1570 (das to ecm n3/10)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70J51
I've refered to all data for repair infomation on this vech. but am getting confused because from the best I can tell is that this code means that the evap system is staying under a vacuum when the vent valve should be open. I tested the vent for flow when it ... Trouble codes: P2012
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Rins fine VIN: WDBFA68F41
Howdy Mercedes tech's We have this V-8 with 2 codes for the fuel trim that come back after clearing with 20 miles of driving. Did a data scan and all looks good, car only has 44k miles on it. We did the major service per customer request new tune parts, later ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfuction), P0173
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs /traction control VIN: WDBRF61J43
Hi every one I have a new problem I installed front pads and rotors on sisters car and I screw somthing up I am not a mercedes guy but how hard could it be to put front brakes on install went as normal as could be removed calipers and mounts cleaned and lubed ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Oil Life
What is the exact oil/service life reset proceedure for this 2006 E350?? The alldata system does not work
1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L 2 and 4 shift VIN: 9118211490
Trans was removed and disassembled. The only damage was to first and second gear teeth rings on gears and normal wear on syncros. All teeth rings, syncro hubs, syncro sliders and several questionable bearings were replaced. Set up and assembly went well. 80w90...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
This car has a severe vibration between 3600 and 4000 rpms. Customer states vibration has been there since axle has been replaced. Axle is not bent. Have checked all mounts. Does this going down road and in gear. Wont do this on rack in shop. Has anybody seen ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, low power VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Patient arrived c/o low power, lack of acceleration. Performed test drive to validate complaint, indeed acts like a dog! No misfire felt, transmission shifts correctly - just won't accelerate properly. I have already replaced MAF with OEM unit (based on lower-...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF29M2Y
car came in w/[...] ran tests w/vag failed first temp test at -30c but when we disconect harness the pump passes the testw/ohm meter. Not sure if we have bad inj. pump or possible bad ECU any help greatly apprciated Trouble codes: 17571 (fuel temp sensor open or short to plus)
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4V1VW2550Y
Ok Volvo techs, I need some help here. I have a well maintained V40 wagon that is cutting out under load. Feels like severe plug wire misfire. I suspect one of the coils breaking down. It has two coils and each one fires 2 cylinders. The problem is that I have...

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1989 BMW 735iL 3.5L Unknown VIN: WBAGC4315K
thanks for all the help- we ended up replacing the crank sensor and tune up parts for the rough run but the starting in second gear appears to be tcm or harness related and is so intermittent we are going to watch it for a while. greg and crew
1983 Fiat PININ FARINA 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FRAS00B2D
thanks for all the responses,with no marks they made sure the lobe on the shaft did not make contact with any rods and all seems well.all agreed it is something we don't see very often,but it sure helps to talk to people who have. thanks again
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L tie rod end VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Thanks for all the help number 1. We ended putting a rack in the car. It's kinda sad the customer had to put out the bucks but i guess that's the way it goes sometimes. I have contacted Moog's sales department and they said they would do some research on it so...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hi you all and thanks for all the replies. We found that the plug holes were filled with oil mostly on #5. We still have to repair the gaskets but we cleaned out and drove the problem gone . Thanks again George Trouble codes: P0305.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, ASR LIGHT ON VIN: WDBGA51EXS
thank to all ..finaly i got back the car and costumer let me change EA/CC/ISC UNIT and air mass metter with the good used one ,ASR light and it`s simtom gone but at 40 and 60 mil only speed goes up and down like somebody is plying with the accelerator pedal an... Trouble codes: 24 (crank shaft position sensor signal fault/ignition control system), 20 (speed signal), 06 (idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA92E4S
There were 4 replies to my problem. One of the main questions I had was not answered by the group, and that was how does the system work or what does the code 07 mean. Well i called Identifix, paid the $40 and got a reasonable explanation. As a couple people s... Trouble codes: 07 (Ignition system-HFM-SFI).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery draw VIN: WDBRF64J51
thanks to all who replied, it was definitely the seat module, my partner replace passenger & driver module. thanks, vic
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DD55H61
Sorry for the delay on posting this fix. Because the problem occured very intermittently I wanted to make sure it was resolved. We replaced the TBI unit with a new one from World-Pac and I have received no complaints to date. There was no re-programing require... Trouble codes: P1253 (throttle motor malfunction).
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z11
Hello people all said what I had thought, we replaced the cat once again with a factory cat and all is well. thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0420.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWAA63B2W
Thank you to all who have helped with this one. After having a long hard look we found that the seal had not been installed correctly. With most cars, the 1/2 moon seal in flush with the head, however, the seal in this head is about 1 inch into the head leavin...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor inop VIN: 3VWSA29M9X
Well our customer has not returned since we have had a cold snap. Most everyone was leaning to an idle relearn. If she returns I will update as to this will fix it. Thanks for all the responses !
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8X
Thanks for all the help guys. I cleaned the throttle, pulled fuses 10 and 29, and reset the adaption values. Drove the vehicle extensivley and all is well. Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle Adaption at Limit).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M41
well we learned something new today. as several techs suggested we removed all of the air intake tubes and right behind the drivers headlamp there is a screen that had over an inch of debris clogging it. after we cleaned this debris the maf readings looked muc...
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