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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, backfire VIN: WAUBL8862S
Hey guys - i'm bout ready to cry or throw a match at this one... came in originally for an oil leak from valley pan and oil pressure sensor. (also complained of a slow start). replaced both of these no problem. replaced multiple vacuum lines that were deterior...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L radio code VIN: WAUED28D9W
Hi Fellow ! We've this Audi A4 came in for dead battery. After fix the problem.We call the dealer & try to get the radio code.Of course the car has to be by the dealer that they can give us the radio code.They want to charge it for $150 for the service. Here's...
2004 Audi A6 3.0L abs VIN: WAULT64B94
After replacing the steering angle sensor I get a code in the ABS using the VAG scan tool that says steering angle sensor incorrectly coded. I am not sure what the correct code is for the new sensor. If anyone has any ideas please help. Thanks.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Dash Vent VIN: WBAAM3342Y
This one has got me. The customer came in with the complaint that after about a half an hour of driving with the A/C on the center dash vents start to blow hot air. We have only seen this happen once while the car was in the shop. When it happened we found. No...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Starting VIN: WBAHN83506
now wont start at times . faults in cas noted kl15 wakeup on pt-can. car has aftermarket video . also faults noted on can bus and most bus at voice recon.and nav.all fuses good break in can bus not found possilby at cas.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA33E2S
Hello techs and Mercedes Guru's. We replaced the evaporator on this s320. On the test drive, the pedal went dead, with only the mechanical throttle working. Ecm set code for throttle actuator failure. Customer confirmed intermittent "dead pedal" which was cure...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S 320 3200CC esp module VIN: WDB2201652
i need a help,there is a fault code c 1149-010 says(the voltage supply of components a7/7b1(bas diaphragm travel sensor),b24/15(rotary speed and lateral acceleration sensor),b34(esp brake pressure sensor)has open circuit or open circuit.) . i have check the vo...
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E05
Hello all Euro-techs, I have a 2005 Mercedes ML350 with a misfire on cylinder #6, all tests show good, plugs & wires replaced (local dealer parts dept says have seen lots of bad wires). Misfire occurs after about 5 minutes of running, initially had misfire cod... Trouble codes: 2054 (Misfire Cylinder 6)
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z01
vehicle doesn't have any fuel being injected to the cylinders. had a weak fuel pump and replaced it with a scantech pump. had 36 psi now have 40 psi with no injection. vehicle has misfire codes: p0300 & p1313 and a knock sensor code please any saab tech. out t... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1300 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.), P1313 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.)
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L transmission VIN: YS3EB59E13
This SAAB came in last week as an overnight drop off. The customer complained of a hard down shift when decelerating and I was able duplicate the problem on my initial test drive. There are no DTC in the PCM or the TCM. The transmission fluid level and conditi...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H3W
Hello all you VW diesel techs, I would like to rip out my hair... we have a jetta tdi that wont start without a whiff of starting fluid. I know that we should not be using the starting fluid but it will run all day once it is started, the minute we shut it off...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF81H1W
fuel pump was replaced with a rebuilt unit. timing was set using vag comm. when scanning in basic settings the car would smoke excessively and stall. when scanning in measuring blocks car runs fine. set timing using measuring bloks and attempted to go into bas...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VW5K69MX2
car came in with multiple codes.cleared all codes took car for a ride all was well.let car idle in driveway car stalled.all same codes reappeared.cleaned all grounds.(under battery tray,by transmission,both doors ,under dash by cabin air filter,rear trunk).i a... Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P1541 (fuel pump relay open circuit intermittent), P1472 (leak detection pump short to ground)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29561
gentlemen of the automotive industry how is everyone. i have a volvo s40 1.9 liter turbo with a o2 sensor code which is driving me to suicide.the code which keeps reocurring is a (po133 o2 sensor slow to respond on the upstream sensor). i have read all the oth... Trouble codes: P0133

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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBAHC1310
Thank you all for posting your help online , especially Dan , Stephan , David with a very discriptive procedures , Harold & Brett. After trying for several hours i decided to sell the customer a reconditioned unit from BMW. I installed it with new clutch & fl...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM533XX
Thanks for the help guys. We went ahead and put the module in and sure enough its fixed. And now i know that the cap has to be on the connector to get communication. Funny how something that simple can drive you crazy. Trouble codes: 145 (Evap leak), 144 (Evap leak large), 130 (can signal asc 1), 214 (Vss malfunction).
1999 Jaguar S type 3.0L Torque convertor clutch VIN: SAJAC01E2Y
Not a lot of useful info received. Two suggested the convertor but I had dismissed that as it did not stall in reverse. I tried the suggestion of bypassing the cooler but it made no difference. Another suggestion to check the induction system for leaks found n...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA250XK
WOW this one is finally gone... Thanks to Larry Fletcher at Flow Tech we rebuilt the fuel distributer, Replaced the injectors.. flushed out all the fuel... put frest fuel in it and adjusted the misture and air plate freeplay and got her running... after a 65 m...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E9Y
Wow, what a response on this one. I really appreciate the quick responses. Out of the 18 replies, 11 said the catalytic converter on that bank was bad. We checked back pressure on both banks and the right side is flowing fine, the left side pegged the needle i... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5), P0306 (Misfire 6), P0307 (Misfire 7), P0308 (Misfire 8).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, VIN: WDBUF65J13
The cats were individually checked and were good, mass air meter readings were within specs. Thanks to all eleven who replied, but the problem never re-occured in many test drives and customer needed the car back and he has yet to report any more problems. Tha... Trouble codes: P0300.
1982 Porsche 911 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0ZZZ937C
Fixed! By the emissions test results, you wouldn't think it was the same car. The timing is 29 degrees with the hose off. This car has a retard capsule only. The major problem was the diverter valve, the vacuum retard capsule, and the air cleaner fitting o...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L blower motor VIN: YS3DF58N6T
The fan control module is not available from Saab yet. A used part is an alternative, but the customer will wait to later to repair the vehicle.
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L trans.gear indicator VIN: WVWBB81E0T
Well I can't believe it but it is finally fixed. Thanks for all the help. After replacing the neutral switch a couple of times I finally got my hands on a scanner that would talk [...] the transmission. I reset the codes and heard something in the center conso...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Master Cylinder VIN: WVWEE83A3S
Hi everyone Thanks for your help again. Mark from Massachusetts was the most helpful. I carefully removed the fluid reservour and unbolted the torx screws from under the master and all the brake lines, then the assembly sort of swung out of the way enough to ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L a/c clutch signal VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
the problem w/ this gem was an intermittent drop down of the high pressure duty cycle signal to pin t14/2. white wire. if the car ran a while it would work on and off. used my modis to store the inputs and did a playback which revealed the culprit. the duty cy...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C4Y
thanks too all that repiled I replaced the mass air again this time with a oem had to drive the car for a few days and no mass airflow codes car ran much better the code for sec air did come back relace the vac hose from sec. sol. to combo val and that fixed t... Trouble codes: P0102, P0411.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B33
Most of the responses centered on a bad purge valve. It either sticks and doesn't close completely or the canister fails and allows charcoal to enter the valve causing it to stay partially open. We pulled the canister down and did not find any loose particles ... Trouble codes: 16825 (Canister purge valve).
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V529591
Found several small things that added up to a fix. Ground wire for MAF was showing.2 volt on a voltage drop test. Adding a redundant ground dropped this to a mere .010 volt and lowered MAf reading. Found a small leak at exhuast manifold just went and retighten... Trouble codes: P0133.
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