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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUCB28D3W
i cant find any kind of boost sensor in the computer, i have vag com. i think it must be a fairly common problem as i have 2 customers that have not complained but their cars are slower than most 1.8t that i work on. thanks for your help. chris Trouble codes: P1557 (charge pressure deviation intermitent), 17965 (charge pressure deviation intermitent p1557-35-10)
2006 Audi A4 2.0L front pad hold down clips VIN: WAUDF78E66
I never did these brakes. They two large bolts that hold the caliper to the spindal. And it looks like two alan keys that hold onto the bracket. My question is about the outside clip, some kind of spring clips. How do you get them off? Thanks for your help.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 4-5 shift VIN: 5UXFA53512
I have a 02 X5 setting a trans code 55,fifth gear error.also sets po735 after enough drive cycles to set in obd system.When test driving vehicle,trans shifts 1-2,2-3,3-4,4-5,after about 10 or 15 seconds,drops from 5 to 4,code sets and message comes up,trans fa...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Wipers VIN: SAJHX624VC
If this vehicle sits for a week(does often) - Wipers & washer pump do not work. After 1-2 days of driving both will start working just fine. Of course it works fine for us & we dont have the luxury of having it for a week. Sooo...After looking at the previous ...
1999 Jaguar S type 3.0L Torque convertor clutch VIN: SAJAC01E2Y
Stalls engine swhen drive selected. Does not stall when reverse is selected. I suspected the solenoid block was faulty so I fitted a replacement. Problem remained. Pulled the valve body to check gaskets and for sticking valves in the valve body. No problems fo...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBF55F7VA
Customer supplied his own universal O2 sensor. The vehicle originally had a fuel trim malfunction code and the P0130. We replaced original 02 sensor. Same problem exists. Sensor replacement did not help. Fuel trim malfunction has not set a MIL code again after... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 malfunction)
2007 Mercedes-Benz b200 2.0L mb b200 VIN: WDDFH34X17
hello again everyone,just want to find out how to reset the oil service on this benz,t tried mitchell but this 2007 mb B200 is not available..thanks in advance
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWNA63B5X
I hope someone can help me out on this one. It's been here for over a week, and the customer is getting impatient. Please let me know any of your ideas, i'm taking any suggestions out there. Thanks from advance.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L compression VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
Car is missing idle cyl. #2. The valves hit the pistons quite hard. Leak down shows all cyls. 95 to 97% efficent. Car runsfin off idle. Injector is working fine. Coil is working fine. Do these 1.8Ts bend rods when they hit yhe valves?
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Good mourning,need help with po411 code have good air flow out of pump and vacuum at combination valve, still continues to have same code Checked air pump to make sure rivets werent loose Running out of test procedures any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0411, P0139, P1118, P1198, P1432
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V4Y
Car was towed in with crank/no-start condition. Found no fuel pressure and then found blown fuel pump fuse. Removed fuel pump from car and bench-tested pump. Measured fuel pump to be up to 28 amps of current draw. Replaced fuel pump assembly and fuel pump fuse...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
This car was sent here by a body shop. The compressor clutch will not engage unless the cooling fans are on. If you turn the a/c on, nothing happens until the fans switch on, then the clutch stays engaged and the system works perfectly until you turn either th...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B72
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. We replaced the engine with a new reman, & now we have no spark or fuel pressure. checked it with snap-on scanner. no codes. It ran before replacing engine.We checked all fuses. checked all connections. Not sure if som...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L air bag VIN: 3VWSBB21C9
tia, firstly alldata and the vw dealer shows/says there are front impact sensors. remove headlamps and front clip and there. well i pulled fenders, liners, front clip and headlamp and no sensors. i looked up on wiring diagrams in alldata and mitchel and does n...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGK61J12
Recheck wiring from PCM to knock sensor with only 0.4 ohms even when performing wiggle test . Check shielded wiring on circuit no problem found. Swap knock sensor wiring to sensor #2 annd sensor wiring from sensor 2 to sesnor 1 and still have intermittant code... Trouble codes: P0327
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, EPC Light On VIN: WVWTH63B92
This came in because it would not go over 3 mph once it gets warm. The problem is caused by the EPC limp-in mode. Changing the pedal position key-on engine-off does nothing unusual, nor does it affect anything in Park. Power braking the car in Drive (or movin... Trouble codes: 18265 (Load Signal Error Message from Engine Control), 17950 (Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Range/Performance), 18047 (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 12 Range/Performance), 17579 (Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Signal 2 Range/Performance)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Shift VIN: WVWMD63B04
We have this 04 Passat here that I am having trouble finding repair info for it. It has code 17090 range sensor out of range. I tested the sensor and I even plugged in a new one to confirm the fact that it is OK. With my scanner hooked up I can see P, R, N, & ...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, lack of power VIN: VWAA825XL1
Vehicle has severe lack of power when under heavy load/ going up hills. spark knock occurs, vehicle surges and bucks, timing checked with advance timing light...mark does not come around until 30 deg. advanced. moving distributor cap does not affect timing or ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
its was the throttle motor butterfly assembly defective,one tech told me to check the pedel sensor both channels for one channel having accending voltage on the throttle sweep and the other having desending voltage signal on the throttle valve sweep i was not ... Trouble codes: 1620 (computer control circuit malfun).
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJNX2743T
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. I recieved several replies regarding intermittent fuel pump problems with this vehicle as well as burnt connectors at the fuel pump relay. I could not find any burnt connectors. The pumps are crazy expen...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L Driver's Side VIN: WDBGA76G6W
I thank you for the suggestions! I purchased a "suction cup" tool this week and really like this suggestion. I am waiting to get the car back in for testing with the suction cup, but I need to close this request so I do not get "black-flagged" by IATN. The ot...
1991 Porsche 911 3.6L engine VIN: KM8SC13D55
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L rattle VIN: WP0CA298XU
I will add repair if it happens, car still here but not fixed. Seems noise is in rear shock area but not shocks (new), Thanks for the advise but these things were checked but did not affect rattle.
1986 Renault Alliance 1.4L Starts/Dies VIN: 1XMDM950XG
Thank you very much for the replies I tried to unhook the sensors one at a time but I learned from a teck that I called that the map sensor needs some retun value I also called the AC Delco hotline Ipulled the wire harness apart checked every thing I thought I...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine VIN: WVWBB81E2S
The fix finally, and I mean finally, was the number 3 relay in the main fuse/relay box underhood for the ecm. Had a friend of mine help out at another shop down the street who had pre-obdII software. Helped us identify that there was an intermittent power loss...
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