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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3332X
Happy new year everyone. Here is my problem car. Car runs great until you hold throttle constant at around 45 MPH and decelerate so very slightly. The DSC, EML & Service engine soon lights will all come at same and car will loose power, not want to accelerate,... Trouble codes: 109, ENG (Eng Throttle activation PWM), 145, TRANS, 94, ABS (can incorrect data from DME)
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L Camshaft VIN: WDBEA28E0P
Hello All! This just came in from another shop with a story- here goes- The owner took the car to the other shop for an oil leak. The timing cover was leaking. They resealed the cover, took it on a test drive. While on the drive, the intake cam broke where the...
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1993 Other European GOLF III 1.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWZZZ1HZP
aFTER REPLACING THE FLANGE AND THE DLE CONTROL SOLENOID, THE VEHICLE WILL IDLE PROPERLY AFTER A 10 MINUTE WARM UP PHASE. IDLE IS STABLE THEN WITH AIR ON OR OFF, BUT IF i DRIVE ONLY 10 MINUTES AND DO A SHORT HOT SOAK; THEN THE VEHICLE IDLES VERY BAD AND WANTS T...
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1991 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WVWTJ21G21
Ok this has me stumped. Car original came in a few months back for surging idle, could not find any visible vaccum leaks after performing smoke test, did wire shake test nothing, fuel press was good. Adjusted fuel/air mixture screw and idle smoothed out custom...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B6W
I have a passat 2.8 V/6 not a VR 6 that has a rattle type noise a idle and just of idle, Removed serp belt and noise is still there,Checked timing belt and tensioner seem ok, noise sounds like from under intake area.I read a lot about VR6 engine noise but this...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDBG1E2X
One code, very specific, for secondary air injection circuit shorted to voltage P1450 (17828) Mitchell test done, verified circuit from ecm to relay good and not shorted to power, next step replace SAI relay done cleared code, reset immediatly, if code resets ... Trouble codes: P1450 (vag17828 secondary air induction)
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C62
Help, VW Techs, I'm a Ford tech. Mass air flow code keeps coming up. Sensor wire is clean. Wiring harness is intact. Idle surges from time to time. Before I replace the sensor, is there anything I'm missing? Thanks,
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LW5502S
customer complained that the car was hard to start. It refused to start for me. We pushed it into my shop and there was no spark. Replaced the ingnitor/coil and speed sensor (crank sensor) and now it sometimes starts. Fuel pressure is good, and the cam sensor ...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Evaporator VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
Hello my fellow techs. I wanted to post this help request before I actually start pulling what little hair I have out of my head. I got this Volvo with the a/c system that freezes. All the lines freeze and the evaporator turns to a block of ice. If anyone has ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 BMW 330i 3.0L srs light VIN: WBAEV53465
thanks guys. we fixed this one. the passenger seat occupancy pad was open circuit. we checked resistance of pad from another seat and it was not open circuit. so we removed the cushion and pulled off the cover from the used seat from a crashed car. and pulled ...
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