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1999 Audi A4 1.8L airbag VIN: WAUCB28D2X
1999 A4 with airbag light on. Code 00654- retractor squib (driver) n153- resistence too high. I removed the covers over the driver seat belt rectractor to check the connection and wire, even unplugged and put back, cleared code and same code. It looks like thi...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53431
Car starts running rough and idling poorly when EML light and service engine soon lights come on. Pulled codes , cleared and road tested , car ran fine for acouple of miles light came back on with same codes. Did this several times any ideas? Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed control valve), 228 (Fuel trim Bank 2 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich), 227 (Fuel trim Bank1 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich)
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L headlights VIN: 5423852165
This one got to me from body shop after the accident both front headlights and modules were replaced with the used ones part # match with original ones, now both headlight are turned all the way to the right and will not move,nether on their own nor with a con...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJH6047XC
Im looking for mode $6 info for jaguar missfire monitor.jag web site is a pay only.I sent email to sign up but so far no response if anybody has info it would be a great help thanks.
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Steering column VIN: SAJJA42C9Y
Replaced drivers seat control module for no seat memory functions, and steering column memory completely inop. Now have full seat function and memory, but **intermittant** loss of steering column position memory. Function is lost when key is removed and steeri...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D12
Hello Fellow Tech. I have a 2002 Jaguar X-Type with a 2.5L Engine and an Automatic Transmission. Customer complains of vehicle stumbling under hard acceleration. It pretty much falls on its face when this happens, and it has no power. Lift off the throttle, an...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Latch VIN: SALPV1245X
Hello all, 99 Rover, RR door wont open. We have the panel off the inside and we can see the latch will need to be replaced. Tried a couple of TSB procedures from outside of vehicle with no luck. How can I get this door open without the Jaws of Life. Mahalo
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA350XH
Engine idles high at about 1100 RPM.Smoke checked for vac leaks & repaired.Have tested coolant sensor,throttle switch,cleaned throttle body,checked timing-ok.cleaned & checked idle control valve.I can operate idle control valve with power probe & seems to work...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD35HOY
This one showed up at my door with CEL on, no other complaint. Attempted to scan T7, "No system is available for this car", Repeated above for Trionic 7 and OBDII, for '99 models, and for '01 models, same results. Can get in with TechII in generic mode, hen... Trouble codes: P0171 (LTFT maxed out mixture too lean)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWFR84096
Car was brought in no start. Primed pump and bled out at lines had plenty of fuel coming out. Got a lot of smoke on cranking, seemed like retarded timing on pump. Rotated pump to greater advance, to about where another tdi in shop was at, now will crank and ...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC68DX1
Yup, I tried to overthink this one. Two things that held me back was the oil buzzer at idle and the insistence of the customer that whoever replaced the waterpump and t-belt dropped the pan and checked the pick up tube 6k miles ago. Problem! too much rtv on ...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation VIN: WBADR62020
Hi all and many thanks to Sean McGettigan - Jesus [...] you guys hit it on the head with the Mas Air Flow Sensor. Scoped the sensor and had no response, replaced it cleared codes test drove the vehicle and alls well - many thanks again. Trouble codes: 114 (camshaft position sensor bank 2).
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L coolant level light VIN: BN736548J3
thx again for all the help!! i jumped the connector the light went out proving no harness problem.thnx to kevin [...]. after testing the harness turns out the new tank had a defect.replaced tank as per rich mungesang and vehicle is now repaired.for future ref...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L left turn signal VIN: WDBGA51E2R
To all the guys that responded,THANK-YOU!!! the replacement of the combi turn signal switch was right on, it had shorted to power feed .
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, VIN: WDBKK47F3W
Sorry for the delay in closing this one. Recieved a few good replies but the biggest help was Bob [...] I sent the original computer to him and after testing he found the secondary air injection circuit worked properly.This led to us finding an issue with o...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L control panel VIN: WDBLJ65G8Y
thanks for the help. i tried evrything from version coding to inst cluster to manually inputing at a/c unit, nothing changed it. off to dealer he goes. thanks again
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Electrical VIN: WVW6547764
Well, there was a short somewhere to the ground of the ignition switch it looks like. It fried a lot of things, and not sure how it originated yet, but will get to the bottom of it. Thanks guys!
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L head lights VIN: WVWMD63B5X
thanks to you guys that told me to look at the ig switch, someone mentioned to wiggle the key. well did that and every thing came on so i ordered switck thanks guys
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWCF21C3Y
Thanks to everyone for the help. After trying an ecm,pump, injectors, timing, fuel, etc. nothing with our smoking problem changed. We're replacing the block with a used part soon. More to follow when work is done.Hank
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M12
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. As most of you stated, the fuel pump relay was the problem. The dealer had them on the shelf. The relay is up under the dash in the relay center. The relay had many pins, indicating that it powered up plenty of stuff...
2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L codes VIN: WVWZK63B64
Hello thank u all very much, all good info I also found a tsb on this subject, group# 32 no. 06-01 (2011908)so in short we will be replacing the entire trans with tourqe convertor thanks again
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