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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation
Hi all Audi "fundis" (Zulu: experts) Need a bit of help here. Chronic lack of power on acceleration, apparently after aircon evaporator replacement. This been a turbocharged model it feels as if the turbo is not "kicking in" on acceleration, initially the vehi...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABF332XS
cust complained of temp fluctuating and overheat. Found co on coolant and bad water pump. Removed head and had it resurfaced. Only .003 taken off. No pressure check done. Reassembled head and after initial startup I had a lope in the idle and a sudden clatter,...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG7329V
Have a 97 BMW 318ti with a P0340 code for rationality check between cam and crank sensors. We replaced the Cam sensor because that is what it always is. The car came back 2 days later with the same code. Everything checked fine so we replaced the crank sensor ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position - rationality check)
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Safety VIN: 43SC725985
SRS Airbag warning light stays on. Does anyone know how to retrieve the blink fault codes from the instrument cluster?? Tested both air bags OK. Checked everything i can with out the blink fault codes. Thanks Kent
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 109.018-12
Cannot Find Any Info On the Point Gap & or Dwell
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L instrument cluster lighting VIN: WDBHA28EXV
instrument cluster lighting flickers when turn signals are on. looked at the back of the cluster nothing jumps right out at me, tried wiggle testing. Also the SRS light is on, is there a way to clear the light without a high line scan tool? the battery was de...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L door locks, trunk VIN: WDBPJ75J62
This car has a problem with the transmitter key not working, only does when is close to the infra red sensor in tyhe driver door. After I replace the battery work for a little while normally and then went back to the same way like before. lease is anybody has ...
1999 Other European 360 modena 3.6L interior lights VIN: ZFFYR51AXX
I have traced all wiring to point of connection to lights and doors and disconnected from the harness. The initial complaint was that the overhead clock would not display, trying another unit revealed that the fuse was blowing for these other circuit as well a...
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L Manual Transmission VIN: WVW37T9876
Vehicle leaking large amount of Manual Transmission Fluid out of driver side inner CV boot. Passenger boot was blown up like a baloon...wierd!, never seen that before. My guess is positive pressure build up in trans. Anyone ever had a problem with positive v...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L left rear caliper VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Vehicle came in with rear brakes smoking. Rack & inspect found left rear caliper sticking. R&R left rear caliper,bled brake system,road test brakes dont feel right.Left rear wheel still dragging, all others spin freely.Checked parking brake adjustment-good,rea...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2-1 downshift VIN: 3WRB69M12M
need some help vw gurus out there: on this jetta we installed a rebuilt trans from trc since on the previous one the diff was locking up. now with the new rebuilt trans the car runs/shifts properly but the problem is on 2nd to 1st DOWNSHIFTS where it BANGS. i...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire, vacume leak VIN: WVWAK73C76
Car came in running rough, pulled codes listed. Also multi misfires on all cylinders. Check for vacume leak with spray and hooked up smoke machine to intake system, no leaks with smoke machine, but did encounter some leaks with carb spray, but never in the sam... Trouble codes: P2279, P1297, P2187, P0300
1994 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YV1JS8705R
This car will idle like it's missing, and sometimes the power will cut out while driving, while I havent yet had a good look at it, i'd like to get a head start and see if anyone knows of any volvo specific problems... I have a lot to do and cant waste to much...

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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L crash sensor VIN: WBACB4316N
Thanks for the replies, all my inputs and outputs were where they needed to be so we replace both crash sensors. Wish there was a more definitive way to check these. Thanks again.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3330X
Thanks everyone, I am not sure what fixed it, but I think that gt 1 had a software problem because after shutting it off and restarting , the tool ran the leak test and passed it, so I am going to replace the gas cap because it doesn't click like it supose ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH834X1
no real answer on where the 18 gauge green wire goes. My wiring diagram says it goes to ignition switch and the other side of that relay (white unloader relay) would require a ground to turn on the relay for the coil load, but its not getting power from the sw...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJNX2744S
Most of the replies advised me that the coils are common failure parts on these cars. So, I ordered three coils, but was only able to get one in the morning of today. I installed it in the rearmost of the group which had been the rear three before I moved them... 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).
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Noise VIN: SAJGX2045X
All replies were correct we tightened the strut braces and this took care of the noise. We have been ignoring the noise when we hear these come in we now know it is a easy fix. Special thanks to Steven [...]. Thanks, Stewart
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Engine VIN: SAJEA51C22
Many thanks to those of you who sent in some help. Don from Cali and Kent from Fla really pointed us in the right direction as we found oil in the tube going from the PCV to intake. We are going to try to clean it out or replace it. We found we have 5 lbs of ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F8V
Out of the five replie one person actually read my description. Two didn't and one was extremely insulting and arrogant. I wish more techs had replied as this car is still with me. Eventually I will find the problem and post the answer. Trouble codes: P0341 (bank 1 camshaft position sensor).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BOX
Esteemed Fellow Techs Even though this is a sumarry and not a fix there are several points well taken that should not be overlooked when a throttle body on a VAG product is suspect. As Ron Ray [...] & Isaac point out do not overlook the basics in particula... Trouble codes: P1559 (Throttle body fault in adaptation), P1565 (Throttle actuator low stop not reached).
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