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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Torque converter VIN: WAUYP64B71
Hi - Having a hard time pinpointing cause of intermittent check engine light with codes P0174 (17125) - torque converter clutch signal & P1624 (18032)- MIL request. Light will be on for about 50-100 miles, then be off for about same amount of time. Checked tra...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5322R
This car runs OK at start-up and when fully warmed up. Towards the end of warm-up engine idle begins to fluctuate and falter and may sometimes stall out. During this time the engine will bog down when accelerating. After the car is fully warmed up normal opera...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03464
We have managed to get this car through NYS inspection, but the check engine light keeps coming on. We have not been able to reduce the fuel trim to within specifications. The car runs fine, idles smoothly. It seems to take at least 3 drive cycles for the ligh... Trouble codes: P0174, 01>27
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJNX2747S
Thanks in advance, I really wish I had not had this one dumped on me, but oh well. I have a 1995 jaguar xjs. This car has failed emissions for high nox during dyno testing. testing shows that the egr is never comanded on. It is a 5 wire egr valve, 3 for posit...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L abs VIN: SAJHX1749S
abs lights on aldata won't give me any info for how to get codes with out scan tool ??? Does any one know . thanks
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Starting VIN: WDBHA29G6X
Thanks in advance . Customers complaint started about 2 weeks ago when we had a cold spell in California (30 f)This car will itermittantly not start, No crank . After 2 to 3 ignition cycles it will starts . Drivers window act's up by going down and then up and...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Good evening Mercedes technicians.I have this ML320 that came in this morning with a check engine light on and a code p0304.sprayed water on the wires and there were sparks everywhere so I decided to do a complete tune up,plugs,wires and #4 coil.After the job ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no start, windows inop VIN: WDBSK75F43
I took this job on from the body shop even though I know better. This 230 sl was hit in the front drivers corner bad. After them so call repairing the car here it is in my shop. The Key is in the EIS, I installed 2 new batterys in the car. The EIS turns but no...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L no movment VIN: WMWRC33413
mini came in with codes p1787 bi polar stepper motor open circut and p1698 ecu functionality i cant find alot of info for diognostic the scaner shows that the trans seems to know wear it is but it wont move when you put it into reverse it makes a bunch of want...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Heater VIN: YS3AL76L9N
Customer came in with various coolant leaks and no heat. We replaced 90% of the coolant hoses and the heater bypass valve. The system was bled and run. Still no heat. The heater core was removed and discovered to be clogged. The core and valve were then replac...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48291
Ok guys I dont really know where to start so Ill just start from the begining. Car came in for a no start condition(cranks ok).Installed scan tool and found no codes.Then checked for fuel presure and spark.Found no fuel presure.Then went to fuel tank and chec... Trouble codes: P1251 (p1261-), P1261 (p1260-), P1260
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L failsafe mode VIN: WVWPD63B6X
1999 Volkswagen Passat v6 2.8l spd automatic trans. Car came in trans in fail safe. Scanned for codes had 00268 00266,00270,00264,00526. Cleared codes and retested. Only the 00268 came back. Pulled pan and tested resistance. 1 has 30.4 2 is 27.0 3 is 5.5 4 is ...
1993 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YVTKS9506P
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of hard start in morning or after cool down. No codes found. Checked coolant temp sensor in rear of head all within spec. Crank sensor replaced by other garage. Cam position haness in poor condition so we replaced it and...

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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Engine Misfire VIN: WAUBG74D3W
Thanks to everyone that took the time to reply to my issue, everything that was sent to me helped me greatly. A few of the replies I recieved gave me great ideas of things that I hadn't tried yet. A lot of you were leaning towards the fuel related problem. ...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUED54BXY
I was a bit on the fence on this repair because I had TCM error and torque converter code, but from the responses I got I went with the torque converter, plus the dealer had one in stock. The torque converter solved the problem. This is a bitch of a job and I...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Battery VIN: WBADM6341Y
Sorry for the delay in closing this help request. I wanted to post a fix after the owner visited a dealer. But, he hasn't had the time to make the 200 mile trip yet. I got several good & useful responses (see Replies). Most agreed that the car wasn't going int...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L ignition switch VIN: SAJDA03N72
well only three replies but still was able to repair ,,,it was the electerial part of the switch, & what was made it hard was their was a blown fuse in the trunk that made two prolbems & not one. thanks iatn.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7S
Customer has not returned with vehicle. I guess it was important enough to come in and annoy me with on a Saturday, but not important enough to spend money on...objected to diagnostic charges...don't you just love this business? Trouble codes: P0505, P0411, P1170.
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK200 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2083442
All responses to this help request agreed that the One way air valve MB part no:002 140 68 60(31.00 GBP Retail) was the most likely cause of this fault so I have changed it. The valve is circular and screws onto the steel pipe that runs behind the cyliner head... Trouble codes: P2036 (Secondary Air Injection Air flow too low.).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB61HXX
Thanks to all the replies. The after market radio was the problem. disconnected radio now scanner can read.
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