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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil level sensor VIN: TRUWT28N21
hey there! have this audi i took over for our german tech that went on vacation. the oil sensor light on dash is staying on. has codes 00667 ambient temp signal open or short to b+- 00562 oil level thermo sensor g266 open or short to b+. the wiring diagrams i ...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L Surge VIN: WBAAC7408F
Please help. This bmw at idle surges up and down from 650 to 1300 rpm. Customer installed new idle control motor. Same problem. I check for vacuum leaks with smoke machine and none were found. Hooked up lab scope to o2 sensor and everytime the o2 voltage goes ...
1999 BMW 328is 2.8L abs VIN: WBABG2337X
I have a bmw here that has a code 82, that I pulled with my modis. I have no information telling me what the code is for. I am wondering if anyone might know, I have alldata and have checked that with no success and the modis does not give definition. Any help...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L blower motor VIN: WBAAN3342Y
attention all BMW techs! the car came in with no blower motor operation. the didplay on the heater control reads blower speed changes but nothing on any speed. we have power to all of the fuses and to both wires that lead to the blower motor. we install a new...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L shifts VIN: SAJNX2340R
this vehicle has trans fault lamp on all the time, have pulled fuses to clear with no results.trans has harsh garage shift as well as harsh up shifts,the shop witch sent the car to me said the light will go out some times and the trans will shift normal,how ev...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALPF1549Y
Hello Group, We inherited this vehicle with all of the engine parts in a box. The engine had been disassembled to the fullest extent because it was part of a legal battle. The original fault was that headgasket was blown due to overheating. The machine shop s...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L no power
This is the third time I have gone through and redone the chain timing on this because with the low vacuum reading and the fact that the chain had a broken guide and had jumped time initially it seems only logical that we are still off on the valve timing. Ini...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB5432X
vehicle came in shop with p0400 code tech changed egr an egr vacumm transduser code returned after drive cycle was proformed. Trouble codes: P0400
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start, lack of power VIN: WDBRF61J92
Hello MB Techs This car has an intermittent lack of power and the Engine RPM' s goes up, while this is happening, also it is hard to start at times. There is no engine codes set. This problem has been occurring for the last 3 months, goes away and later return...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Starting VIN: WDBRF61J3J
when turning key over starter will ingage and immediatly disengage like power lose. checked voltage at starter and does not drop voltage. acts like maybe tries to recognize key and then doesn't. if any body has seen this problem please help. thanks [...] rep...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP0AB2965L
I am rebuilding the engine on this car i removed the old cylender heads and found no gasket between the jug/ cylinder and the head. The new aftermarket gasket kit comes with a aluminum crush washer for the head gasket this washer does fit but should i use it. ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L head lamp fault VIN: YS3FB49S53
This Saab came into us from body shop with head lamp fault car had minor damage but headlamps were removed possibly with key on, we can't communicate with the Tech II it states cannot communicate with TWICE possible CAN issue. We do have the Tech II with Saab ...
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 17A0753694
car came in as a no start found bad injection pump ,glow plugs and low compression on two cylinders below 250. Rebuilt engine ordered reman pump,injectors and new glow plugs. What the car is doing now have to hold throttle half open to get engine started then ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: 3VWRF29M1Y
Vehicle was towed in running very badly and smoking heavily. Check engine light was on. Scanned for codes and found a list of "sporadic" open circuit/short to earth codes. Cleared codes and P1549 Reset imediatly. Tested boost control solenoid and found right a... Trouble codes: P1549 (Waste gate control solenoid open circuit/short to ground), P1619 (Glow plug relay open circuit/short to ground), P1441 (EGR vacuum regulator solenoid valve open circuit/short to ground), P1252 (Start of cold start injector open circuit/short to ground)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Charging VIN: 3VWSP69M82
All help is greatly appreciated Baljit [...]
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L pedal feel VIN: WVWCE63B55
This vehicle is very low mileage and spends most of its time in storage. Customer wanted brake fluid changed. We flushed with factory VW dot 4 fluid. Pedal feel was acceptable on test drive. Customer stated that the pedal went to floor whe picking up the vehic...
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L vaccum/boost VIN: YV1VW29591
Dear Volvo Friends, this car has a blown vacuum brake booster valve, (and therefore no brake assist). We looked at it and the top of the booster valve, where the electrical connector is connected is blown off, right at the brake booster. We called the dealer ...

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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L tach VIN: WAUBJ58C5P
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: TRUWT28N21
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABK8324T
I forgot to mention that when I had the starting problem the battery sounded alittle weak. I decided to replace the battery with an original BMW battery. The car has been starting perfect for 4 days. Thanks to all 8 replies. Eric Trouble codes: 50 (Throttle valve acuator mechanically faulty).
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Cylinder block VIN: WBAB235144
We Time serted the block and put it back all together. We bought the tools fron BMW wich cost about 400 bucks. The car has had no problems since. Thank you for all your input, i really appreciate it. Steve
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 5UXFB33532
Sorry for the delay. the fix was simply a relearn after replacing battery and clearing codes. "As long as the battery stays connected and the adaptations don't get reset you shouldn't have any more problems.For the trottle motor to relearn its limits you just ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L mil VIN: WDBHA28E7S
I was a little confused by the replies until I realized the cable incorporates the vacuum element, as one piece. The vacuum actuator at the end of the cable wasn't holding vacuum. Replaced the cable (fun job!) and the car is fixed. Thanks everyone for your rep...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Thanks very much for all the helpfull replies, some suggested things allready tried, others things We eliminated through testing. There were a lot of replies suggesting the MAF could be a problem and I felt my MAF readings were a bit low, allthough I could fi... Trouble codes: P0304.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB21H1R
Thanks for all the responses, Turned out to be the power supply relay. The computer suplies a ground to turn the relay on cheaked and had both power and ground on the incoming side of the relay but no power coming out. This relay suplies virtually every sensor...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRS29M31
Finaly fixed, Thanks for all the advice, it helped me rule out several components as being the problem. I noticed that when the car would not start, the warning lights on the dash would go out when the key was in crank position. I started thinking ignition ...
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