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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L ABS Light VIN: SALTL12451
Hi, The Tres Amigos - ABS, Traction Control and Hill Descent lights were on. Front right wheel speed sensor code. We cleared the code. Lights came back on. Same code. Replace wheel speed sensor. Lights come back on. Same code. The lights do not come on immedia...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Engine VIN: SALNM22283
There is a whining noise at idle from right side of engine. Upon acceleration the noise goes away. Removed serp belt and the noise continued. There are no codes in history and the SES light is not on.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L turbo noise VIN: WDBAB33C2F
Hello Mercedes techs. Need help with the bosses car. He just bought this thing so we have no history on it. I'm not a turbo tech and have been searching the net for solutions to this problem. Car runs great in all ranges of operation. The problem is a whistlin...
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...
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L service A VIN: 4JGBF71E37
Can someone please help with the reset of the service light on this car. Schedule A service. Thanks, Stewart [...] www.stewartsauto.com
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L oil level warning lamp come on VIN: WP1AC29P74
Hi porsche tech's: This car have high oil consumption problem.Last time maintenance I was use oil Mobil 5w-50 , about 1500 km the oil warning light go out,then check oil dipstick at low add 2 little oil level at high. this time I used mobil 10w-40 about 2500km...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L ABS lamp VIN: YS3AL76L2N
I can't seem to fix this one. ABS lamp is on. It is being turned on by the ECU. On occasion it toggles either off or on when traversing a RR track. No ground problems found. condition does not indicate a bad diode. I have wiggled various connectors with no joy...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF55K52
this saab came in 2 weeks ago with no compression, found all exhaust valves bent, replaced exhaust valves and lifters, new chains and tensioners and of course all new plugs, gaskets, etc... Now car runs good but when first started up when cold car bucks, missf...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3DF78K53
Radio goes from no volume to at least 70% with a single input on either the steering wheel or radio volume control knob. There are no codes present in any system. Data stream shows correct input from volume, bass, treble, fader and balance. resolution is one u...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Oil Warning Buzzer VIN: 3VWFC01H0R
The oil warning light flashes and buzzer is on while driving
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B9W
hello vw guru's! this car has me stumped! to make a long story short this car fails intermittantly-i suspect but cannot verify an alarm malfunction-the drivers door lock opens all the locks sometimes-ten sometimes only half the lock work-then its work fine? we... Trouble codes: P1237 (cylnder 1 fuel injector open circuit), P1238 (cylnder 2), P1239 (cylnder 3), P1240 (cylnder 4), P1245 (cannister prge/reg. valve short to grnd.), P1547 (turbo wastgate solenoid low impt/shrt.to gnd)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRA29M2X
Good afternoon, I have a 99 vw jetta with an overheating problem,cooling fans will not come on by them selves but will come on with ac on. I pulled a code for a coolant temp sensor for which I replaced.I also replaced the thermostat and gasket.the car seems to...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSD69M91
This vehicle has an intermittent cold start misfire. Starts and idles OK every cold start, but when shifted into gear it begins to misfire (Sometimes, rarely, it would begin to misfire without shifting into gear) like someone had flipped a switch. Once the eng... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich bank 1)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRP69M43
This car was handed down to me from a guy that retired, lucky me! This fault comes up after driving about 5-10 miles, here is the list of things that the other guy and I have done: replaced glowplugs, bridge harness, glowplug module, ecu. Overlaid wires from E... Trouble codes: P0670
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5501R
i ahve a 1994 volvo 850 in here that when cold will not start unless you crank excessively. plugs are getting fouled. also once hot it will die and not restart unless you crank excessively. i am not real familiar with these cars. any help leading me in the rig...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUZL54B8Y
Well I figured we were in pretty deep here. Unfortunatly, we'll never know what really happened. The insurance company handling the claim for the gas station with the contaminated fuel is totaling the car. I was able to see all intake valves after I removed in...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L block VIN: WAUML64B82
Thank you for your comments and advice. We are in the process of replacing the engine. We found the intake manifold and brake booster full of water, we also found right rear rod #7 bent, piston hitting crank weight. see Kile from California posting. Water ...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: BMW1998740
Customer in middle of moving will reschedule next month or so. Most overwhelmingly said car is lean and intake is most likely canidate we will recheck and plan on resealing intake.Thanks again iatn rocks. Trouble codes: 27 (adaptation limits reached at idlebank 1), 35 (adaptation limits reached at idleBank 2).
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBADP6346X
Most said to use a new unit. We bought and installed one, and sent it to the dealer with 3 codes:17, 'coding error'; 51, 'rotation sensor, line'; 51, 'pressure sensor, line'. It was returned to us with the following codes: 23, 'variant coding'; 82, Rotation se...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Thanks again for all your replies. I had two problems with this car. The air flow meter cured the poor running. The new key cured the initial start/stall and now all door locks function properly. It is amazing what that little key can do. Thanks to all Trouble codes: 1570 (das to ecm n3/10).
1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L 2 and 4 shift VIN: 9118211490
After flushing out fluid to remove molly additive problem was still there. Removed and disassemble and reinspected trans. Found holder fork for shift lever loose on its plate. After reassembly all is good. I have no idea why the loose fork did not cause a prob...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z2Y
thanks to all replies. gerry from nj had right call, replace throttlebody to effect a good repair; however i was able to reset the old t-body after it was off the car. thanks again for everyone help Trouble codes: P1260 (throttle return springforce too low).
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB45E02
Either lucky, or the crank sensor repaired the problem. SO far, so good. Thanx for all the replies.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWSA81H7V
Sorry for the long delay in closing. Customer cars come first. A special thank you to Clint from Ohio! Clint provided me the test procedure to test operation of everything the control module is supposed to operate. This test is as follows: red lead pin 9, bl...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L abs VIN: 3VWHD81H8W
We installed a new control module. Reman unit was not available for this car and no one would rebuild ours. After new unit was installed and sytem bled once more everything works fine.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L external mirrors VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Well thanks for all of your responses but... the body shop that supplied us with the mirror switch gave us a part that looked like the right one, installed like the right one but wasn't for this particular model and or year. We got a part from the dealer and i...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L radio VIN: 1G4NV55M5C
found the problem with this car was the radio.tank you for all the help
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9611S
This car is running i don't know exactly what the problem was but this is what the shop owner told me: The 1992 volvo had a special crank bolt but the 1995 had just a regular bolt 10 mm socket he believes it was too long, because what he did was add a few wash... Trouble codes: 131.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D31
Thanks to everyone who replied! Big thanks to Bruce from N.C. for the definiton of p1350! Well this car already had the upgrade for TCM! what fix the car was the coil and plugs made it feel better but it sometimes felt like it was in N. after a stop! My nearby... Trouble codes: P1350 (No definition on MOD), P0422, P0301.
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