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1998 Audi A4 2.8L no heat from heater
Has climate control engine temp normal dlr rec. racing engine to check for increased flow/ same/no apparent heat in any combination of flap positions
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA24B5X
This vehical was brought to me from "another" shop to diagnose a rough idle condition. First checked the ecm for any codes and found all three cylinders on pass. side had current misfire codes. Also found a code for 18o14 rough road spec engine torque abs-engi... Trouble codes: 16684 (misfire recognized), 16685 (misfire cyl.1), 16686 (misfire cyl.2), 16687 (misfire cyl.3), 18014 (rough road spec engine torque ABS-Engine electrical problem in circuit)
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBADH6313N
HELP! This car has a rough run at idle but nothing excessive definatly livable but when i turn the a/c on or try and drive it surges quite rythmicly also when it is surging at idle i try and give it some gas and the is a loud pop occasionally. The mass air tes...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument cluster inop VIN: SAJKX6249T
no analog gauge operation , tach, oil pressure, speedo, coolant temperature, fuel level, no warning lights ecm , antilock etc. sent cluster out for repairs and came back no problem found, although it seems like a cluster, scanner does communicate with pcm ind...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cooling fan VIN: SAJHX1246W
The car came in for a 130,000 mi. service, and the owner made mention of the fact that the elec. cooling fans run when they didn't used to. Our climate is not hot at this time of year, but even yesterday afternoon late when the sky was overcast and the temp wa...
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 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Engine- V6 2.5liter VIN: SALNM22202
We have an embarassing problem. We have been unable to successfully remove the upper intake plenum on this Land Rover. We think we have all the bolts out, and it is a matter of working the runners loose, but it is still too tight to remove. The plenum moves a ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L camshaft(intake) VIN: WDBHA22E6T
hey, we are having problems with the intake camshaft breaking at the first cap, the exhaust cam ok, i checked the cam chain tensioner and it is hydralic controlled by oil psi,we initially thought may be a weak cam so replaced and reinstalled ran good for about...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No MIL Lamp VIN: WDBGA32E6T
Hi all,Help!!!Car came in for maintenace ,and State Inspection (OBD2 Plug into PCM).inspection test failed no communication,checked it with an OTC ,and Snap-on scanner (all CAN Ready)same no Communication.I notice there is no MIL when you turn the key on.That ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: WDC1631542
I have fitted second hand abs pump because the pump motor was stuck on. Now the pump motor is not stuck on and I get the code c1319 my laucnch scanner can not help me more than that. Has any one had the same problem I have also replaced the pump abs relay. Any...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J12
need some major help benz guys out there. this c240 is driving us crazy. the main problem is that the car starts to missfire under heavy load, ck eng. comes on , but as soon as you shut off the car and restart it again the miss goes away . we already replaced:... Trouble codes: 2050 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire)
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L gear ratio VIN: WMWRC33463
Looking for dealer's ECVT transmission clutch adaptation procedure. I have one from a tech service bulletin, but it does not seem to be correct or complete. There are no pressure tests available, and from what I have been told, if the clutch adaptations are no...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L all shifts VIN: 3VWRA81H4T
Hi everyone, I need some volkswagen advice I have this car that came from trans shop with only first gear its in limp mode with codes 00258,00260,00262,00264,00266,00268,00270. The trans shop put a conductor strip on it and no change they think it might be tcm...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWZZZ3BZW
Hi guys. This car came to use with a fault of stalling and surging. There are no codes in the system. The car starts well cold and as it starts to warm up, if you give it some throtle it will rev up and down up and down. You can accerate throug it and it will ...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: SAJAV164RT
Car was in accident deployed side air bags now no start. I have cleared codes in the CEM and REM (no phone) only remaining code in the srs is for the side air bag. The big question is what do i need to do to get the car to start? engine turns over no fuel pump...

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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation
Hi guys. She's running sweet! Big thanks to all that replied: Vince, Dan, Mark, Gil, Benjamin,Craig, Kerry, Jeff, Brendan, John and Jared; your input has been invaluable and muchly appreciated! This has been a particularly interesting learning curve! Specia...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Door Locks VIN: WBABF3324S
Dealer decided to not invest any more money in the problem so looks like this one will move on to someone elses problem
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGT8327T
Ok we got lots of good tips, but we concluded that the problem was the traction control module. The choke valve was good, worked properly and the cables moved freely. We made sure all the plugs where all correct and hooked properly, we even probed the wi...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L driver seat trim VIN: WBADP6346Y
this was a strange one we replaced the lower cover for the seat about 5 times the replies we got were pretty much in aggreement that this is a very poorly designed set-up. what happens is every time the customer sits on the edge of the seat the panel is ...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Cuts out, Misfire, Erratic Tach VIN: SAJHY1648J
The Crank sensor fixed it -- replies were correct --just replace it --dont waste time scoping it
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 109.018-12
We Set the point gap to .016, which gave us a dwell of 34 to 35 Degrees & added about 1.5 oz of oil to the injector pump. She idled good after that & we added some Lucas to the tank for good measure...All is Well.
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L dash vents VIN: WDBGA32E5V
Thanks for the help. The main trouble turn out to be normal for this system. The side discharge vents do not have much flow unless you close down the center vent. I did find one of the vauccm pots leaking and system did a little better after it was changed. Th...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBNG70J23
2001 Volkswagen bora 2.3L transmission shifts VIN: SDFR411454
thank you to all responces. we eneded up replacing the sencor with a genuine item and problem has been solved. thanks again to all who contributed.
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