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1995 Audi 90 Quattro Sport 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEE88C2S
Hello audi techs, this idle has a poor idle and a code p0402. the problem is i have vacuum to the egr valve all the time. i put a egr solenoid because it had flow all the time throug the egr valve . it was a used part and i still have vaccuum at idle at the va... Trouble codes: P0402
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L radio VIN: WAUDH68D61
Hello All: I have to pull the climate control head out for testing, but first the radio has to come out. I have the four Audi radio pull tools but the two on the right won't catch (yes, they are inserted correctly)therefore I cannot pull the radio out. Does a...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L bearing VIN: WBAHC231XL
Right rear wheel bearing bad. Looked on Alldata and appears this is a faily simple bearing replacement. It appears that you can use after market tools to remove and replace bearing. Is anyone aware of any problems, special tools or procedures that would be he...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality
Hello bm guru This 318 is giving me headache No idle or you have to help it and then it will be ok. it start with a bad idle valve, that was stuck. changed it for a known good used one. no change. Than i take fuel pressure, to find fuel regulator defect. chang...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L timing case VIN: WBABE632XS
Any help will be highly apreciated. In order to replace gasket between timing cover and cylinder head, The complete head needs to be removed? we are trying to fix an oil leak on this bmw, replaced the front seal and the metal gasket around timing cover, but st...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L engine VIN: WEBACC032X
I have a problem that only those who have been there may have any insight into so please bear with me. This car had blown engine and customer is a speed shop owner who I agreed with to put in a used motor he would supply. Of course the old "exact same motor" w...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8334X
Replace PCV valve (honker valve) even though the manometer test looked ok. Fuel pressure ok, air mass new. the o2 sensors look good with good voltages on road test and at idle. these codes are pertaining to bank 2; cyls 4-6 but I can not find any vacuum leaks ... Trouble codes: P0173, P1189
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3330X
Pulled the codes for check engine light using gt1 bmw tester. Fault 144(90) PO455 fuel system, major leak detected. The gas cap checked ok. I tried running the evap. leak, but gt1 won't run it. I get message-caution incorrect vehicle status,establish correct v...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93412
car came in check engine light on found codes 041 mass air flow sensor, and 077 intake air temp. sensor. replaced mass air flow sensor with new oem. sensor reset light and code comes right back found car stalling at times idle to high at about 1000 rpms to 110... Trouble codes: 041 (mass air flow sensor), 077 (intake air temp. sensor)
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJNX2744S
Initially, when the above readings were obtained, the spark plugs were changed without any alteration in the codes, which were cleared and immediately reset. Then, the coils were switched, #s 1,2 & 3 were switched with #s 4,5,&6. The misfire for catalyst damag... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl. 5 misfire), P0306 (Cyl. 5 misfure), P1313 (Cat. damage misfire s 123), P1314 (Cat. damage misfire s 456), P1316 (Misfire excess emission)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
i am having a problem with a battrey drain on this 2000 jaguar. the battery was changed , and it does not appear that any lights are staying on. it is difficult to test because so many of the relays stay energized for so long. i have heard this may be a proble...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Engine VIN: SAJEA51C22
After this car sits for a day or so it will puff a bluish smoke when starting. We believe it is the valve seals.When looking at All Data for repair times it calls for 10.4 hrs to replace seals. The only way we see to do this is to remove the cams and when you ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
I have not been able to pin down root cause of intermittent stall and seems flooded on restart. Can happen cold and after short heat soak. The temp sensors (air, collant and thermo time switch) seem to pass all the tests I have performed. The map sensor is wha...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L engine compartment VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L turbo VIN: 3VWCP21C01
Hey guys and gals, this bug was driven in with a customer complaint that "it just doesn't have any power" I scanned and pulled some codes but I when I removed the air horn I found that the manifold was about 80% plugged with wet carbon & that led me to belive ...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1SZ59MX3
Car was towed to us for stalling and not wanting to restart. Car would die as you were driving. History of problem. Car has just been shipped back from Mid East by ship. Owner picked up the car and tried to drive from Balit to N.VA when the car started to cut ... Trouble codes: 9540 (acc pedal faulty signal)

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
We decided to roll the dice and replace the turbocharger. This took care of the smoking issue. Once we had the turbo off of the vehicle, we did find excessive play in the bearings. We DID NOT remove the cylinder head. The customer is pursing the issue of the i...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L transmission VIN: WBAAM3340Y
On this car I put in a reman trans that fixed the problem. I tore down the old unit and found a broken drum.
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L abs VIN: WEBAGG8437
Well as no surprise Mr. Dana [...] was able to more specifically relate the code and relationship of this particular problem to several different etiologies. First an abs code for 114 Pressure Sensor (Offset) This code if accompanied by sensor faults or soleno...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS warning light on VIN: WBAAN37411
One reply mentioned brake light switch going bad, causing first code. Another that steering angle sensors do go bad. The other two that the controllers are usually the cause. I sent the controller to both BBA & ModuleMaster but both sent it back, unable to ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L vss VIN: 3VWBBG1C8W
If anyone uses A Snap-on based Euro diagnostic setup be cautious on the data that you are relying on. Although our MODIS, which I might add is very expensive and fully updated with all of the greatest gadgets and useless cables was providing a code descripti...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L fluid level VIN: WVGZC67L64
Thanks for the replies, Terry [...] said it best... From: Terry from Colorado Date: Oct 9, 2007 7:38 PM You should find a plug on the bottom of the trans. It is both a fill and a check plug. it takes a special fitting (or sometimes you could get by with a t...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Battery VIN: YV1LW5526R
Thanks to all that responded- The car did not have headlight wipers and we checked the glove box, it was fine. We did check the central lock relay had it out for a couple of days when the new one was on order. The battery stayed up and the car started when ...
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