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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E63
This Audi came in with the above codes. Thought maybe the low voltage code may be a sign of what caused the misfire codes, so checked power at term#3 of control moduel, and grounds at Terms# 1$2. All check ok, grounds are clean and tight under the abs pump. Al... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (misfire cyl.2), P0420 (cat not efficient cyl.1), P1602 (battery voltage low at ecm intermittently)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Shifting VIN: WBADM6332X
Hello everyone, I have a 1999 BMW 528i with the following warnings lights; MIL, ABS, Trans or light with a gear and "!" in the middle and the main warning light (triangle with ! and arrow around it in the middle of the dash). I get the following P-codes; P1747...
2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Aircon fan VIN: WBAET16040
Hello everyone, this car has presented with the aircon fan inop at all speeds,I suspect the fan motor resistor, my question is how to replace it.It is situated on the side of the heater box adjacent the drivers left foot (right hand drive), how does the little...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
Have an s type jaguar that had a flat battery due to lights being left on. Used a booster pack to start vehicle and drove to my shop. vehicle drives normally and no check engine light. turned off vehicle but would not turn off. tach and gauges go dead but engi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E9S
Hoping someone with detailed componant locations for this Benz can help: we recently replaced the engine wiring harness for the usual severe deterioration/shorting of multiple wires. This E320 seems to be a split year as we had problems getting the correct har... Trouble codes: 030 (O2S 1 Heater Current Too High), 090 (Adjust. Camshaft Timing Solenoid Open/Short), 092 (EGR Switchover Valve Open/Short), 106 (Resonance Intake Manifold Switchover Valve Fault)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L evaporator VIN: WDBGA33E45
OK Mercedes techs, heres a easy quest for you, but Ican't find info on. after charging and running a/c system, (car came in empty but passed leak test)the drain water on floor has dye in it. ok put on lift and this thing has 2 drains and 2 evaporators. my dye ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/traction control VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Vehicle came in with the ABS, ETS and brake warning lights on and a warning beeper going off and on. Inspecting the system found that the ABS pump module wiring was stuck fast and required some force to remove the connector. Wiring was not too corroded but the...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ78J82
Hey everyone, I've had this loveley car in a couple of times now and seems like when I fix one problem another one pops up. Parts are very expensive and diagnostics are hours upon hours to test anything. Before I throw another 1300 dollar coil at this thing I ... Trouble codes: P200F, P2043, P2044, P2046, P2050, P2051
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Steering VIN: WDBUF83J55
Hi guys thanks in advance for any help yall can give me. This car is giving me nightmares. I got the car from a body shop to finish putting it back together. It had been wrecked in the right front. Anyway i got it all back together and drove it down the road a...
1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Stall VIN: 4742910279
found the points closed up reset them three time same result after a 15 to 30 min. time period. Has anyone else had this issue and found a fix. thank you in advance.
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L diff noise VIN: 1GWNT308T9
Good morning guys ,I need some info before tear down this differential,I haven't done on this 944 before,any susgestions would help alot.Do I need any sepcial tools or any precaution when remove the diff.Thank you for all your replies.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Pride VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
We just replaced an ABS module and coded it with no problem. The problem we do have was the already pressent error code 01044 for an incorrectly coded control unit in 19 CAN Gateway. The instrument cluster is the incorrectly coded module. We have both the VAGC...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 9BWGD1JX14
Car is surging badly in terms of power. When accell pedal is pressed car will have good power for a few seconds, fall off, them come back after 10 seconds maybe. I can hear the turbo spooling all the time it seems. When the car came in it had 19 stored codes ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B72
This Passat is a friend's car. He said it was running really bad and then just shut off. Has a P0304 code for cyl 4 mis-fire, the electrical connector to the coil and the coil itself are melted. My scanner is being repaired at this time so I just have a generi... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Surge, SURGES AT 1500 RPM VIN: YV1FA8947L
hey fellows,first time on here,hoping to get some help.i have a 1990 volvo 740gle with a 2.3l. engine surges at about 1500 rpm. idles ok. seams to be going into close loop, o2 signal sweeps between 0 to 1v at idle. fuel pressure is about 40 psi at idle, 47 wit... Trouble codes: 413 (egr temp sensor signal missing or incorrect), 223 (idle valve signal)

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2000 Audi A6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUEH64BOY
When the tech doing the job realized the tool he expected to make the job easier was not available, he paniced. The replies were basically split in two. A lot of guys made some sort of tool to guide the lip of the seal over the edge of the crank. The rest j...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L front rails VIN: WAUML44E25
Did not have to remove engine,but did have to remove the lower sway bar and lower cross member.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
Thanks for the replies. These are mixture codes and many replies wanted me to smoke check for vacuum leaks, there wore none. Dana [...] and others wanted me to check the crank case vent tube for breaks, evidently a common problem, no... Trouble codes: 202 (o2 sensor control limit cyl 1-3), 203 (o2 sensor control limit cyl 4-6), 227 (mixture deviation cyl 1-3), 228 (mixture deviation cyl 4-6).
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1070441203
We found out that the injectors have an influence on the fuel distributor and it's output and so after removing all of the injectors, especially the #6, we found that the #6 injector was staying open and causing that cylinder to foul the spark plug and create ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L expansion valve VIN: WDBAB23A8D
Most replies indicated that R12 must be used in this system, and they were right. We charged the system with R12 and the difference was like night and day. 48 degrees from the outlets feels pretty good in this heat. Thanks for all the help.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA32E9R
New throttle accuator and harness fixed it. Even after studing the wiring diagram and disassembling the old part I'm not sure how I would have diagnosed it on my own. As near as I can tell(and feel free to call me out on this) the throttle cable only moves the... Trouble codes: 022 (Limp Mode), 035 (O2 Rich), 006 (Idle Speed Control Inop).
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mystery leak
I found the leak after much searching. I removed the upper radiator support and pulled the condensor fan back and saw the leak on the condensor. I got several good responses on this post, but sadly the only way to find these leaks is through constant looking...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWMA23B6Y
Car not yet fixed but must close request now. The only codes this car sets are missfire, all cylinders, set within the first few minutes of cold start , while secondary air is activated. Car starts readily & idles smooth with 20" vac. for maybe 3 seconds then ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Radiator Fans VIN: 3VWPE69M43
Thank you all for your support on my issue with this VW. After studying all the responses I received, I began more trouble shooting and discovered that the fan control module that the dealer tossed at it was not receiving a signal to turn on the fans. When I d...
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