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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUKC68D21
Here is the complte scan; 16396 - Bank 1: Camshaft A (Intake): Advance Setpoint not Reached (Over-Retarded) P0012 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent 17536 - Fuel Trim; Bank 1 (Mult): System too Lean P1128 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent 17734 - Knock-Control: Cylinder 2: R... Trouble codes: 16396 (Bank 1 Camshaft A Intake Advance Setpoint not Reached Over-Retarded), 17536 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), 17734 (Knock-Control Cylinder 2 Regulation Limit Exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected)
2003 Audi A4 3.0L control module VIN: WQAULC6832
Another VW product giving me grief! CANNOT RECODE NEW MODULE. Old control unit was read to extract coding info before replacing. Retrieved code 0010607 using Launch scanner and Ross-tech. Mitchell gives 3 possible recode numbers for new units, depending on equ...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAHC22030
Vehicle was towed in not going. Apparently started to run poorly then died and would not start. Carried out basic checks and found that there was no spark. Found that distributor rotor was tracking to earth. Supplied and fitted new rotor and checked spark disc...
1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Instrument cluster, right-front turn signal VIN: WBSCK9337X
New "customer" brings me their M Roadster to give it a "quick, once over." Car was bought off of Ebay and has a salvage title (front end collision, mostly driver's side). Took a look at the car and: 1. Damage still visible on left fender (inner fender not wel...
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Charging VIN: SAJDA14C82
Has anyone had one of these blowing the 20 amp fuse under the right heelboard (#1) that apparently only powers the gray box under the driver's seat that controls the seat movement functions? This unit came in with a blown fuse there so we pulled the seat and i...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E6S
Hey Gang, The "Check Engine" light came on recently and I cannot find any codes in memory, nor can I turn off the "Check Engine" light. I can access and observe the engine data stream...what gives? Is this some sort of scheduled service as in the old "Oxygen ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Right defrost VIN: RF64J71F03
Good evening fellow members. Vehicle has no air discharge for right defrost & intermittant clicking noise when mode selection is changed. I assume I need to access the right defrost flap actuator, but can't find that how to info. in Mitchell. To what extent is...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L alternator VIN: 1592040304
1979 VW Bug, injected. Not charging. How to test alternator? Greetings Techs! Need help. Vehicle has a Motorola alternator with a white brush holder on top. Looks like an external voltage regulator, is this part BOTH a regulator and a brush holder???. From the...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWAA81E6W
This car barley runs, acts like its running on two cyl but at times it will take off and run normal until you accelerate then it goes back to barely running. I reparied an air leak in a crank case breather hose with out any change in running. I have good signa... Trouble codes: P0102, P1242, P1582
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCK21C91
vehicle sits for extended periods and the owner recently started and fueled the vehicle and then it stalled a couple of times but now it is ok.
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 9BWGR21J74
Greetings VW techs This PD Golf runs perfectly except that after a hot soak, the engine will sometimes crank too long before starting. It runs perfectly as soon as it starts. Sometimes it cranks so long without any hint of firing that the driver gives up and...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L abs module VIN: YV1LS5646V
Hi all in IATN land. I have a ABS Trac Off light on intermittently. Have checked fix base and have seen a bunch of modules, but I have replaced this one with a Module Masters reman unit. Ran pin voltage and resistance tests prior to and after replacement. The ...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Viscous couple VIN: YV1LZ5641W
Hello Volvo Brain Trust, After about 20 minutes of driving, come to a full stop on a steep uphill grade (very easy to do here in San Francisco), on take-off there is a severe and pronounced judder. No stored DTC’s no other customer complaints, well serviced...

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1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Ignition Switch VIN: WBAFH8409G
The solution was to remove a single very small 'set screw' that is marked or sealed with yellow paint. After this is removed one may remove the electrical part of the switch without the need to remove the lock/tumbler part of the switch. Part was available fro...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Long Cranking VIN: WDBDA28D5P
the car was fixed the problem was cold start injector leak slowly.not enogh too show form pressure gauge.after that we can reset mixture to 50% from pin3 and pin6 Trouble codes: 3 (ECT circuit), 4 (MAF signal).
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8X
Everybody was right. MAF and PCV valve The customer was a little hesitant to spend the money until I showed him the 10 replies that all recommended MAF. Thank you all again. Robert Trouble codes: P0170.
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L heater VIN: YS3AK76E3N
i would like to thank all saab techs that replied,i installed new bypass vavle know i have great heat thanks for all the replies.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L blower motor VIN: Y63DF78K42
Hello and big thanks to Michael, Robert,Jon, and Bart for their input. I will move the wires to another spot in the fuse box and re-lable the box after replacing the blower motor and resistor. I waited to reply until the extended warranty company agreed to pay...
1992 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Surge VIN: WVWGC4313N
hello everyone replaced the vacuum ampilier and all is well, no more surge or rough idle, would like to say thanks to all who replied andfor all of your help, thanks.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L a/c system VIN: YVKS9619S1
Several of you indicated that you had trouble with aftermarket evaporators. I put an evap from the dealer in it and the vents dropped to 38 degrees. Thanks to all for there advise, and as always this sight is without compare.
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