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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAK7405F
Hi everyone. I have a high idle problem.We performed a major service including valve adjustment,fuel injection purge and decarbonization of engine. Compression is good and fuel pressure is fine.We performed a vacuum leak test with our smoke machine no leaks fo...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAHD6322R
heasitation stumble at 2200-3000 rpm in neutral also cruising i think i have isolated it down to #2 & #5 coils shutting down at stated rpm if i keep car below 2000 rpms or above 3500 car is better swapped ign coils but problem stays at #2 & #5 cyl. problem sta...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA535X1
Has MIL on and 2 codes. Left and right bank lean. Monitoring data confirms long term data adding +7 to +9 fuel trim. I am assuming like a Dodge vehicle this is trying to compensate for a lean condition by adding trim. Short term is pretty much near zero. Also ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L WIndows, Locks VIN: WDBGA57E9S
Hello to all, first things first, we beg of your mercy. This is not just a help request, its a plea. We have here a flagship benz equipped with just about any option you can imagine. We are not too strong on euro cars, we see them here and there for much less ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transmission or transfer case VIN: 4JGA54E1WA
Hey guys, I hope someone could lead me in the right direction. This vehicle came in intermittently not going into drive cold when reversed out of the garage, shut the car off then restart and it was ok,this is client's concern, was never duplicated here. Found...
2001 Other European Arnage 6.75L Accessories VIN: SAL97U63H1
Greetings to all... This Arnage is being difficult. The problem is that the speedo does not function.. sometimes it will just jump from 0-150 or not move at all. The odometer which is digital works just fine, also the tach works fine also. Is there a sensor on...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I am almost sure I have read about this code and a cure here on aitn but can't locate the cure onthe search function. Thanks for listening. Scott Trouble codes: P1582
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBC21V81
I need some help from you VW gurus.I have an employee's Cabrio GL sticking me in my side. I have found some dried and cracked vacuum hoses. Replaced with new. I would like to clean the injectors with a canister style cleaning kit but can not seem to get it to ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Bank 1 mixture - system too lean All Data definiton)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no speedo VIN: 3VWSB69M62
speedo quit working pcm had po500 vss circuit, checked power and ground no signal from vss order new sensor vw has in stock install new sensor still no signal re check power and ground and signal line for short, all's good order another sensor. Install and sti... Trouble codes: P0500
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater fan VIN: YV1LS550XP
Hello all the Volvo Techs. I have a 850GLT in the shop with a blower motor that doesnt work. The car has the electronic system. The blower motor has good power to it but no ground. I unplugged the power stage module and jumped the ground and the motor works bu...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
The vehicle cam to us with the CEL illuminated. We found code ECM-644A CAMSHAFT CONTROL - FAULTY POSITION the same code the dealer had been trying to correct. The dealer had replaced the VVT control valve and the wiring from it over to the ECU. We thought we w... Trouble codes: ECM64
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A7X
Goodday,eh! We've got an MIL on and have no code descriptions in Mitchell or Shopkey.(P1072 and P1081). Without a proper Volvo code , the dealer can't help us. -Does anyone know what the generic codes stand for and what the conversion to Volvo is? The best... Trouble codes: P1072 (no description), P1081 (no description)

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2003 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E63
After all the testing of wires for breaks and voltage drops it has to be the ecm. The owner decided to send to audi because we lack the equipment to program the imoblizer . Thanks for all the help Tom [...]
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Thank you to everyone who replied. We replace the relay, but the harness doesn't look healthy. Customer choose to try the relay first and it has been 3 weeks and it still is starting. Must say for a European design it sure has a lot of issues.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Limp In VIN: WDBUF65J93
Thanks,Brett,David,Gerald,Rex.I found no wicking of trans fluid up through the harness (I will remember that for the future).David from New Jersey said that it's possibly the conductor plate.I sent it back to the trans shop with the info I received. The trans ...
1973 Volkswagen Karman Ghia 1600CC valves VIN: 1131100111
I need to thank all of you for your help with suggestions for parts suppliers. Up into the early seventies, I rebuilt at least 3 of these every week and I knew there were lots of junk parts around. When I called Northside and inquired with my saleman ' do yo...
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1DX8744F
Allright guys , this one is fixed due to all your great replies , pulled the cap & rotor cap had carbon tracking evidence, pulled the cylinder head temp sensor , the body of the sensor was cracked right where it meets the brass portion. Replaced both vehicle s...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5646W
we replace mass air flow sensor again and pulled fuses to reset adaptives - we checked all the recomendations - still no problems - customer will drive and see if acts up again Trouble codes: P0102, 121 (mass air flow circuit low input).
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS61J7Y
Well this one is fix, thank god!! Thanks to Bruce and William for giving me some good imput on the B+ cable wire running from battery to main fuse box, that was the problem. after replacing notice some codes were gone, not all, but Rich was the one who lead me... Trouble codes: P0135 (Front HO2S preheating signal), P0141 (Rear HO2S preheating signal), P0443 (Canister purge valve signal), P0446 (Evap canisster shut off valve), P0505 (Air assisted control valve flow), P1671 (No definition on MOD).
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T63
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was to replace the fuel pump control module. It is located on the front right corner of the fuel tank.The blue wire at the module only has feed for a short pulse when key cycled or during cranking. thanks again.
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