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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Air Bag Light VIN: WAUKC28D2Y
This car will keep setting code 00591 and 00592 Seat belt Switch. Using VAG COM software I was able to see the new module and make sure it was coded correctly 00107 same as old module, and even tried different coding and could see that would not work. Seat bel...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D11
Customer States Vehicle has Sparatic Idle when Cold. After Testing Replaced The MAF. and car runs better. Checked For Vaccuum Leaks and Did not find any. What was weird was the coolant gauge was not moving and then all of a sudden was acting normal scanner ind... Trouble codes: 16891 (Idle Control System Higher Then Expected), 17536 (Long Term Fuel Trim), 17544 (Long Term Adaptive System)
2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC58EX2
Hi Audi techs perhaps you could help me. I've run into this code on two other Audi cars. My Alldata tells me that you need a dealer tool to test this system and offers no other help, I've thrown darts at one of these cars with no avail. Is there anything commo... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary Air Injection)
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8325V
Hello everyone, This car came into the shop running poorly with MIL on with code P0340. Knowing that there is a problem with these cam sensors, we replaced it with a factory part. This took care of the drivabilty problem and car runs great BUT, on the second k... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft postion sensor)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6341X
1st visit came in with po codes,130,150,[...],1189,1250- replaced the vent valve under intake with all hoses. ended up with bmw codes. 8, 153,76,26 found mass air flow missing 1 element. replaced maf sensor trans light, engine light, dsc light gone. too... Trouble codes: 8 (mass air flow meter), 203, 154, 202, 109, 151
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5348W
We have a car that runs rich and sets a ECM-231/ P0171 code. Fuel pressure is good. We have tried a new air mass meter, front O2 sensor, and ECM out of another T5 that runs fine. Data stream shows all data the same except air flow. The car that runs good shows... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim lower limit)

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAULC68EX3
Well, I've met my match. After having been deeply involved in Volvo for the last 17+ years and with having a small shop, it is with heavy heart (I've known this Audi owner for 20+ years) that I have to wisely bail out. I've discovered that without a current ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L seats VIN: 442CH95453
thank you for the replies.. i sent the seats over to a friend who has come up with a different method of repairing the cables and gives you a lifetime garranty...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L engine block VIN: SAJGX2745V
Thanks for the replies. Most suggested a factory rebuild, which is the way we are going with this. Being in Hawaii and with shipping costs , getting the engine from the local dealer was the best deal. Dave
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA71C74
Thank you for all of your replies. It was mostly said to put smoke machine on it and check.I didnt think it could leak in so many different places at one time but the major one was intake. Thank you all again.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L ignition lock VIN: WDBBA45A8E
Hi everybody and thanks for your help. It turned out that I had to replace the whole assembly, I tried to cut the ring off witch I did but could not save the housing. So we replaced everything and it's on the road again. Sometimes you better off to do that the...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4 matic awd VIN: WDBED30E3N
Thanks for the replies, this vehicle left before any additional testing could be performed and has not yet returned.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVA81H1V
thanks to everyone who responded.the fix was a bad ignition coil,and a ignitor assy. thanks again you were alot of help
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5714R
This vehicle is fixed the problem was the MAF sensor. The Volvo MAF sensor does not use a default value like GM or Ford. So my tests of disconnecting the sensor as a test lead me down the wrong path. We still have the knock sensor code, but the customer will s... Trouble codes: 433.
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire VIN: YV1VS29513
Thanks to all who have replied! We pulled the cylinder head off and pressure tested each cylinder. valves in cylinder 2 and 3 where leaking due to worn faces and seats. A valve job and this volvo is back in action. This is not the first volvo with relatively ... Trouble codes: 44 (missfire within first 1000 eng revolutions after start), 45 (missfire within first 1000 engine revolutions after start), P0302.
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38224
Vehicle has been repaired. She brought her car to one of the dealers that did not want to help me and they ended up updating the software. I armed her with a copy of the TSB and an invoice from my shop explaining that the vehicle needed a software update. S... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich - Bank 1).
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