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2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E92
Custome came in saying Check engine and traction control lamp on and has been for a while. (no local dealer) Now engine sputters and will not rev. Replaced MAF sensor, drivabilty complaint gone. Now trying to repair other DTC's. Replaced the accel pedal positi... Trouble codes: P2138 (TPS/Pedal position sensor/switch D/E voltage correlation), P2128 (TPS/Pedal position sensor switch E circuit high input)
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT4349I
Hi group, E 39 BMW, 2001 525I. random misfire code p0300, along with code p0171, p0174, lean system bank 1 and 2, p1343,p1345,misfire cyl#1 and cyl#2 fuel cut off, after a smoke test, I replaced crank case oil seperater vent valve with 4 connecting pipes. was ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1343 (misfire cyl1 with fuel cut off), P1345 (misfire cyl2 with fuel cut off), P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2)
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L steering pump VIN: SAJKX6241V
we have this jag on and are trying to replace a power steering pump. I have the lines off and the 2 bolts that attach it to the rear timing cover. it will come out about 1/2 and stops dead. I remember years ago having to fight the same problem and with a littl...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C9Y
Hey Jaguar techs I need your help. This car came in with an intermitten problem. Check engine light on p1122 was stored.The display on the dash shows about all the module lost communication when this happens.Cust says it happened when it was raining but later ... Trouble codes: P1121, P1122
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L left front marker light VIN: WDBNF83J53
Hi techs, i have an intermitent message for left front marker light specialy cold first thing in the morning at that time light workes plug is clean bulb comes on and goes off for a few minutes, according to diagram left front sam module controls that bulb $42...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L camshaft adjuster VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
The seal under the camshaft adjuster is leaking, I took the valve cover off to find that the adjuster goes underneath the camshaft chain. I am wondering what the removal procedure is for the adjuster, if you have to remove the camshafts ect. This is not what I...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L heater VIN: WVWRH63B91
Customer complained poor heat we verified and thought it was a bad waterpump impeller. We replaced the waterpump timing belt serpentine belt tensioners etc. We used airlift to refill system. We bleed the heater hose as per vw manual over and over again. The ca...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L No reverse VIN: WV2NB47062
Hello Friend This customer had lots of trouble with the transmission on this 2002 VW Eurovan camper four speed transmission, 2.8 V6-AXK engine. The van has been parcked for about six months, and just was towed to my shop. After charging the battery, I found ...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS39015
Have this s40 that had codes for amm and fuel trim, reset KAM and trim went out of range again and car started stalling after amm was replaced and codes reappeared. I know there are flash updates and just want to know if that could be the fix. Thanks Seth Trouble codes: 130A, 250A

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1988 Audi 90 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUGB089XJ
well first of all thanks for all the replies i went back to the beginning and followed all the advise given i finally found two other vacuum leaks under intake plus booster hose had a small piece broken off. after fixing all of these car runs much better still...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L cam chain VIN: WBABE6Z000
Thanks guys for your prompt and accurate replies. The problem was with the hydraulic chain tensioner. Because the car had sat for three weeks without the engine being run, the oil in the system had totally drained down, this then allowed the piston to fully r...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L charging system VIN: WBADT63451
Hi, thanks for the replies on this. Only had a few, most said to replace alternator with a bosch unit. I am almost afraid to say that it is fixed but so far so good. I replaced alt. with a bosch & also replaced the battery again. It has been 2 weeks now & very...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBBA45A1B
First of all i want to thank all the good people that tried to help me and offered their knowledge and experience. This car is fixed,after burning 3 hundred dollars on the computer that was not needed. i ordered the cis fuel pressure gauge and got it a few ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Door locks VIN: WDBGA43EXS
defective central locking pump was installed. got a new one installed and everything works great. thanks again for the help
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Air Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J31
Hello, Thanks for the input. I was never able to get any information on the C1338 code. I ended up sending it to the dealer and the customer picked it up from them, so I never did get an answer. Sorry, I would have like to know the problem as well.
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P73
Thanks to Bradley, Victor, Peter and Danny: We have a starting point. We have ordered the "Throttle Control Element Camshaft" {Part# 948.105.303.05}. When customer comes back from his trip next month we will install above tensioner and see it will fix the pro... Trouble codes: P0342, P0016.
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Interior VIN: YS3FB45S24
Most said I need a Tech 2 before I attempt to repair this vehicle. (Ive been repairing these cars for years, but GM owns these now soooo in the future I may not call these European cars anymore. Two techs said to advance the date two years in the SID display a...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FD45Y34
Thanks to the few that replied, most say I must have a Tech 2 to repair this vehicle. I removed the glove box and found the servo motor that operates the recirculation flap "racheting", I have seen this before over the years on other vehicles. As it turned out...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDA31J6X
Thanks dso much for the help. Sorry for not including all prior testing, I did smoke test and front 02 was responding correctly. Scott, Jay and Stanley on the money rear 02 sensor was the whole problem, but I replaced MAF because from other post's it seem alit... Trouble codes: P0140, P0141, P1128.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Power Booster VIN: WVWTH63BX2
Thanks everyone for the help. Unfortunately we never could duplicate the problem. We asked the customer what color the brake light was & he wasn't sure. The pad thickness was ok, the fluid level was very slightly low. So for now we returned it to the customer....
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NC53D91
sorry for closing too late. this one is for the books i just got the car back today the boss sent it to the other shop in walnut creek, the thermostat was stuck/broken open and the owner never drove it more than 5 mins at a time. the o2 rightfully read ric... Trouble codes: P1132 (o2 senso b-1 s-1), P1171 (bank 1 lean).
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