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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUED64B01
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Turbo, automatic VIN# [...]*** was presented with the following complaint. Check for a poor running condition Car has a hesitation when acclerating. Vehicle history prior to this complaint consisted of 1) Breather system froze ... Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/Multiple Misfire), 16490 (Manifold / Barometric pressure sensor implausible signal - int), 16730 (Camshaft position sensor - implausible signal - intermittent), 16686 (Cylinder 2 misfire), 16487 (Mass air flow sensor Signal too high - intermittent)
2001 Land Rover Freelander .0L no reverse VIN: SALLNABG11
hi, We removed and rebuilt this transmission when it came into shop for a no reverse complaint. Upon rebuilt we replaced all gaskets seals and rings, friction plates, pressure control solonoid, the reverse piston (that usually cracks)and the high clutch pist...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Starting VIN: WDBRN40J23
I got a call from customer saying his 03 c230 will not start.he said everything was working fine before.once awhlle the wiper motor would stop working so he replace the wiper motor,after that the wiper motor does not work at all,so he hot wire the motor with w...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Restraints VIN: WMWRE33565
I was checking headlights and fog lights. The Air bag light came ( noticed it) on after I was finished. I have check connectors, I could not see any dislodged. I am unable to find any info about this code. Shopkey claims all this info is in the BMW scanner, so...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L 2 items, Power Window Circuit & Wiper motor delay VIN: WPOAA944DN
Guys, Thanks for any help you offer. ***. Our only Porsche dealer could not help on any wiring or current path info on the ECU diagnostics. Doubtful that the same young man the service advisor hooked me up with will know much about these 25 year old cars. **...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WPOAB096IK
Car towed in by customer stating engine starts then dies. Can duplicate concern every time. Checked fuel pressure with key on. OK Checked fuel volume seems low. Fuel looks OK and has 3/4 tank Checked dual dist by disconnecting igniter for each dist and still s...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Pump VIN: WVWMA63B2W
PS whines until steering wheel is turned a little. Fluid is 235*F, seems to be to warm. Pump does not seem to be at max pressure unless steering wheel is turned all the way to a lock position. No air is in the system that we know of and we did use the correct ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Battery Drain / Draw VIN: 3VWRA81H0X
Guys and Gals, I need some advice on where to go with the VW Jetta. If it sits over night the battery will go dead. It has a huge draw that I have not been able to locate. I have taken EVERY fuse and relay out of this car, I have removed the radio, unlpluged t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
Hi, client states whan the car is cold it will lack power and will lose throtle control, the epc light will come in dash and car goes into fail safe mode and will not go over 20 km per hour. the fault i have is for Throttle Position Control Malfunction. i did ... Trouble codes: 1545 (Throttle Position Control Malfunction)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M62
We have towed this car in several times within the last 6 months, A month ago it broke a timing belt and bent some valves. We did the repair and also installed a dealer rebuilt turbo. This car has had a wierd problem for about 6 months, we have towed it in and... Trouble codes: P2181
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L asr/esp VIN: 3VWSE69M33
customer brought car in with "yellow light" on dash lit up. Initial inspection by tech found CEL on and several codes present. All codes centered around a lean running condition. This led us to find an intermittant vacuum leak and the car ran like it too. We t...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5714R
This car will bogg down when in passing gear @45,5000 rpm. Just wont go any faster. If you let off the gas it seems OK and accelerates ,but kick down to passing gear and it just boggs. I set the boost up higher but no help. Im thinking it has somthing to do wi...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5648V
Vehicle was towed in with a complaint that it stalled out doing 50 mph, vehicle started and ran, but poorly. billowing black smoke out of tailpipe. i have tested everything that i can possibly think of and have gotten close but it still runs bad. I have chec... Trouble codes: 212 (front o2 signal), 444 (acceleration sensor signal), 451 (misfire 1), 452 (misfire 2), 552 (misfire cylinder 2 twc damage), 551 (misfire cylinder 1 twc damage)
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Angle gear VIN: YV1LZ5643W
Hi everyone,I have this AWD that has a vibration noise on moderate to hard acceleration,going straight, and it feels like it is under the drivers seat,but resonates through the entire car.I removed the driveshaft and all the noises go away and drives great.The...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Steering VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
Car came to us with a complaint from the customer that while cornering, it will feel like the rear end just kicks out from under the car. I have road tested the car a million times and have yet to duplicate it. The struts and plates were replaced due to le...

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1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start VIN: 11TTTTT2TT
Thanks to everyone for the fantastic help that I received, unfortunately, the customer declined to have the work done at this time, she says that she will drive the car for a while since it has not been driven more than 50 miles in the last 5 years according ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6344Y
all replies indicated clogged ports in head. I got one reply to reset adaptation values also. Customer declined estimate to repair clogged head ports as they already owed 500.00 for other repairs. We did clear codes again only this time we also reset adaptat... Trouble codes: P1421, P1423.
1998 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L l/f window VIN: SAJKX6242W
yes. thanks very much for the information . it's fix after reset the module by disconnect the battery long enough and everything working. thanks very much . every one is right on .
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L high mount brake light VIN: YS3FB49S03
I was able to remove old rec with tech2,disconect battery,replace rec and add with tech2 with no problems(I had previosly repaired the license plate light conectors which short and caused the rec to fail),ALL IS WELL,thanks to ALL who replied especially justin...
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWKK01H9V
We replaced the ecm and installed a used oem coil assembly. Stanley from Pennsylvania wrote that he had issues with aftermarket coils, that they cooked an ecm on him. That is why we installed a used oem coil. Loosing the trigger for the coil after we installed...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L interior lamps VIN: 3VWDC21V51
Hello Group, I want to say a special thanks to Dan from Mississippi. The switches for the courtesy lamps and the center dome are located just below the striker on each door piller. Both switches were severely corroded internally. These switches are a three ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L check engine light VIN: 3VWSE69M83
Thanks to all the tects that responded to my posting i have tried all the things prior to posting .. However the problem was a huge air pocket around the sensor causing irratic readings to the computer after driving and watching the sensor noticed that sens...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L compressor VIN: YV1SW53D31
After running some more tests, it seems the problem resides either in the climate control module not sending a proper signal to the ECU to activate the compressor or the problem is in the ECU. The signal to the ECU from the climate control goes over the CAN ne...
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