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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D4W
Thanks for your advice on this problem. I have verified circuits and signals from RPM sensor. I am condemning the ECM (#4D0 907 557 M). My question: Does this model have an immobilizer? I get no dash light immobilizer icon. The electronic instrument panel ECU ... Trouble codes: 16706 (engine RPM sensor G28.)
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHC130XL
hello group, i need some bmw help once again. i am a honda dealer tech, and am looking at this car for a good customer of ours. at steady cruise, this car will act as if it loses all ignition, for about 1 second and then all is normal. it may go several days ...
1992 BMW 735iL 3.5L hood VIN: WBAGC4314N
vehicle was towed in cannot open hood
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L transmission VIN: WBAGD4327R
Vehichle at times will bang 3rd or 4th gear. This is about evry 100 shifts. Changed valvebody with rebuilt component. Did not change a thing. No codes and all my line pressure readings appear to be in spec. Vibration from about 1600 rpm thru about 3500 rpm. Al...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
The car comes in running great, Mil on. Scan for codes, misfire #4,switch coils 3&4 . Take car home in AM, Start car run's ruff, light comes on, turn off ign. ,restart, runs great,no miss, nothing.Rescan #4 misfire, switch coils , samething,run's ruff until, y... Trouble codes: 0XF3, 0XF1
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E92
Lookn for a lil direction from the Benz guys. This ML has an intermittant PO121 PO20CF APP implausable SIgnal between sensor 1 and sensor 2. The code is very intermittant maybe 1 out of 30 drive cycles it will set causing hesitation and no throttle response fr... Trouble codes: P0121, P020
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Trans VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
We have this New Bettle that cam in first for high rpm at freeway speed (4000rpm @ 70mph). I test drove it with the Vag-Com while monitoring the trans. Even though it would go into 4m (in the block value) it still still was at 4k rpm. I scanned the PCM and got... Trouble codes: P1545, P1579 (Adaptation not started), P1565 (Lower stop not reached)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
Confirmed customer complaint of high rpm at freeway speed (app. 3500 rpm at 65 mp). Has no codes! Test drove with either vag-com or Retriever connected and observed in measuring blocks that the trans is in 4m. This should set a code or are am I and the custome...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L seat belt buckle VIN: YV1RS58D72
hi i need some help with this volvo it has a air bag service message in the information center and lighting up the red triangle in center of dash i pulled codes using the geniess with euro software and got code 00D0 seat belt buckle driver i have no info in al...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1CZ91H34
Thank you in advance for your help. This cross country is losing coolant into the oil pan. We eliminated the oil cooler as a possibility, leaving the most likely cause to be a leaking head gasket. We checked the cooling system for hydrocarbons, however, and fi...

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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L suspension VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Thanks for the replies, I checked the trunk area and found a new battery that was not secure, fixed that and replaced the link. No more noise... Larry
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E0T
The problem is solved. Mirek [...] hit the nail on the head. I had inadvertently managed to get the chain UNDER the chain shield that is cast into the timing cover. The chain still turned with crankshaft rotation because the lower gear's teeth were enga...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering VIN: WMWRC33483
yes, i got a number of responses, very helpful. i learned that this is a very common problem. the dealer is going to cover this vehicle under warranty and replace the pump for the customer. Thanks alot for all the help.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L intake cam VIN: WVWPD63B92
Ok this is what I have learned 1. Marks exist on the cam timing gears. 2. The timing is done by aligning the cam gear marks to the arrows on the interior cam journal caps and be sure there are 16 chain gaps point to point on the cams. This head is toast, the...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1AA8842L
Well, thank you all for all the great replies. Since this was my own car I opted not to fix it. Most replies seemed to point me twards the rubber insulators under the cam followers. Many said that the #1 piston slapped and could be operated without any problem...
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