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2003 Alfa Romeo SPIDER 2.0L Cuts out VIN: ZAR9160000
Hey Alfa Tech's This is a stupid post, but I guess there is no such thing as a stupid question. This spider is loosing power to the fuel pump when hot. It's probably going to be the fuel pump relay. My question is were is the stupid thing located. There is no ...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUED28D1X
Vehicle will start, but barely idle, and will stall repeatedly. Procedure in all data, for diagnosing fault code is vague at best. Wondering if there is a common failure on these, for the "fly by wire" throttle actuation system. Any input is greatly appreciate... Trouble codes: 1545 (Throttle angle potentiometer / throttle actuator)
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADN6346Y
could not duplicate dying problem on date of arrival - car has bad belts and power steering suction hose which we have sold and will do this a.m. i would like further info on the above code as i can not determine location or function of the ambient "pressure" ... Trouble codes: 164 (a4 signal ambient pressure sensor)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Reverse Clutches (LB3) VIN: WDBGB34E2P
I did a complete disassembly of the trans. and found only two items of concern. #1- The rearmost thrust washer (126-272-22-62) was worn to where the brass was showing. #2- All of the reverse clutch fibers were worn badly and the material was coming off of them...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Rear vents VIN: WDBGA43G4X
Rear floor vents will not blow anything but cold air.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L floor shifter VIN: WDBNG75J82
car was towed in with a complaint of not being able to get the shifter out of park. shift interlock operating properly and no codes stored in shifter module. audible click was heard each time brake pedal was depressed but handle would not release. i removed sh...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P73
Dear Porsche Friends, above v8 Cayenne, produces the CEL (P0342 + P0016) , during startup. If we erase code with PIWIS while running you can drive SUV forever and it will not come back, just during every startup! We changed already the Cam.-pos sensor "A", but... Trouble codes: P0342, P0016
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Erratic Data VIN: YSSDD58N7X
Car came in Today with the MIL on and a code PO132.We replaced the O2 sensor last year with an OE part.It was getting late in the day,and we did not have time to check the waveform of the O2 sensor,however my Technician did notice some very strange Data readin... Trouble codes: 132 (Oxygen Sensor)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
Hi every one, This 2000 vw passat 1.8L turbo(ATW engine)has a slight surge at idle.When put in drive it is more noticable.It would fluxuate 50 to 100 rpm consistantly then will get better.I visually check for vac leaks and use smoke machine. I felt the o2 sens...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L trans 2-3 shift VIN: 3VW5F29M6Y
Transmission shifts normal on all other gears. Only 2-3 shift is harsh. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also transmission does not slip at any time. Thank You in Advance,
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: 3VWSE69M02
Vehicle came in with an ABS light and a pump failure code. Through the archives we were able to decipher the need to replace the control module/pump/valve body assembly. After replacement with a used unit we bled and rebled and read archives and continued to b...
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,
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1JA8751M
car will not idle when cold,no codes,no vacum leaks,idle air control valve does not move,tested using componet activaton,moves just fine,tried new valve ,no change.check voltage at valve using flow chart,checked ok,check all sensors and throttle switch ,and th...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Instrument lights VIN: YV1KS9508N
This car came in with no instrument lights, and blown fuse for instrument lights put in new fuse still no lights. Tried new head light switch, still no lights, all bulbs okay. dimmer for insrtument lights is part of headlight switch. Does that A,E relay behind...

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1984 BMW 325e 2.7L speedo, fuel gauge VIN: VBAAB5407E
I replaced the baterries in the service indicator circuit board and reinstalled instruement panel. The gas guage worked but the speedo was still bad. I had removed the gas gauge sender and put some spray carb cleaner inside sender so that could have been the f...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Warning Lamp On VIN: WBDM6342XB
Did not find out what code 162 is, but relaced brake light switch due to code in DME. Cleared all codes and trans code did not return. Thanks to [...] for his reponse.
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Temp Gauge VIN: WBAGG8342Y
I did check again for codes and found some in the Kombi and DME and cleared. Gauge now works normal. Leaving it sit for 20 mins with key on did not cure problem.Radiator is okay. Thank you to all.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L chain VIN: WDCAB36E2W
I received hints about drive shaft vibration caused by assembling out of balance position. In this case vibration is weird. I was not able to find the real cause. Client is using car.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBKK49FX2
I had several replies, but one that really sounded logical & that was to replace all parts that were contaminated w/oil residue, but the customer has decided to fight mercedes on this one so we won't be given a chance to try it. thanks for all your help!! WEW Trouble codes: P2010, P2031.
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Rich on cold start VIN: YS3ED58ED1
Frist i would like to thank all that replied. we drained the gas tank and filled with fresh gas. we also disconnected the battery and touched positive to negative. The vechile has been starting great so we are going to calll this one fixed. again thanks to a...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L leak VIN: 3VWRA81H6V
thanks to all for your help. It was a leak in the rr door fitting. was a little hard to find as it didn't fail when the car was warm. Expansion I guess. Thanks, again to all. Ted
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L battery VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
for those of you that replied, thanks. i gave the customer a chance to drive the vehicle and see if this was going to be a problem. i haven't heard back so this is probably good. i am keeping in mind about the antenna possibly staying active, but until it gets...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCC21VXY
Thanks for the help. I read all the replies and found I needed two things. The first thing we did was drive the vehicle and it reset its adaptives where it was driving okay but still not perfect. we then replaced the mass air flow sensor and drove agai to r... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust bank 1).
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