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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUED28D3W
Hi all, This car came in with heavy vibration when driving at 10-15 mph. Vibration goes away when car starts moving faster. The car had a used driveshaft already installed. We removed driveshaft re-greased rear joint. Center support bearing looks good. Changed...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L loor latch VIN: WBABF4316P
Hi, This BMW has a drivers door latch that won't latch onto the striker. I know I need to replace it but when I call the dealer the parts guy said that the latch had been redesigned and that if he sends this part to me I am going to look at it and insist that ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L floor board VIN: 4USCH9346Y
We have been fighting this noise and thumping for a while and would appreciate some help. On hard acceleration in first or second gear you get a noise and you can feel a thumping on the floor board in the transmission drive shaft area. In first if you are at 1...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery VIN: WBAAN37441
This vehicle suffers from a dead battery in the morning with no apparent symptoms, the final stage blower resistor was replaced by BMW years ago, the customer replaced it again himself one month ago, the customer brought the vehicle to us with the complaint- b...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83461
vehicle was towed in with no throttle response complaint. above codes were pulled. cam sensor took care of that code. replaced throttlebody because it would only open 1/8 inch during relearn proceedure. now engine surges constantly in bay until it backfires th... Trouble codes: 114 (cam position sensor), 117 (throttle potentiometer), 118 (throttle stuck), 119 (throttle potentiometer 2), 131 (throttle actuator jambed), 133 (spring check throttle actuator)
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37451
Check engine light on with codes 227 & 228 which we translate to PO 171 172 174 175 respectivley, exhaust beyond limits rich or lean. Anyone have any diagnostic info or any experience with these codes? Customer tying to sell vehicle. Thanks Trouble codes: 227 (po172po171 exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 1), 228 (po175po174 exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 2)
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Interia lights & Central locking VIN: WBAFA52020
Hi We have this X5 which has come in from another workshop. The central locking doesn't work on remote & internal button(But does work on key in lock). The interia lights stay on(But can be switched off. We think the fault is that the car thinks the doors are ...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1842W
Hello Jaguar Techs This XJ-R sets a P1601 code intermittently and turns on the MIL. The only scanners we have for this car are a Launch and a snap-on in generic obd-2 mode. The description for this engine code says refer to transmission diagnostics. There are ... Trouble codes: P1601
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SAJWA01T15
customer brought car to us with check engine light on. he described the problem as when coming to intersection, vehicle does not kill, but can not accelerate and has no power. trouble code was p2135 - tp sensor range/performance. mitchel does not give any infr... Trouble codes: P2135 (tp sensor range/performance)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4M
) Customer complain when driving for a while , the ASR warning light will stay on and you will feel the gas pedal getting a little stiff to depress , the car will keep going until you remove your feet from the gas pedal and slow down the car , you will see the...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Glow plug VIN: WDBF25F6WA
Four of the six glow plugs, including the one which is open, are frozen in the head. They will break loose with a loud crack, move a few degrees and stick. As I work them back and forth, the amount I can turn them before I think they will snap decreases until ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G6X
Good Evening, I have this Mercedes Benz here and it is supercharged with a P0410 secondary air injection fault code. I have checked the following for operation and functionality. The vacuum switching valve has vacuum and switches over vacuum to the air valve ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Seconadry Air Injection Fault)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK70G21
Hi Everyone, I've got a strange intermitant misfire. Vehicle was brought in for a Service B. During the pre-repair test drive there was no SES light on and no misfire present. Tech didn't drive vehicle far. Perfromed Service B. The post-repair test drive reve... Trouble codes: P2050 (TWC damaging misfire detect. count.), P2052 (Cylinder 5 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2058 (Cylinder 8 misfire TWC damaging)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Driver's seat VIN: WDBRF65J53
When using the seat switches, the Driver's side seat does not move at all. No humming from the motor, nothing. Now, I've heard the Seat Control Modules / Units do become faulty. But I've also heard that there are (2) Control Modules, (one in the door, and one...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WPOAB0917K
All systems, pressures,check normal, the car runs fine, but at times, there is absolutely no throttle response. This happens usually after it warms up and you are cruising and come to a stop.You know when it is going to act up because it starts to lope at idle...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.1L No Start VIN: WV2YB0254G
Vanagon 2.1L No start, no spark from coil. Tested voltage to coil on black wire, good, tested hall effect sensor with lab scope, good square on/off pattern, checked ground side of coil with lab scope, just got a wavy line at 11-12 volts, no drop to ground. Tes...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Idle surge VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Hello, This VW is giving us fits (not a pretty sight). The car had a timing belt break a couple of years ago and the customer replaced the cylinder head. The car then developed a very rapid surge at idle between 750 and 900 RPM. They let the car sit for a cou... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L no upshift VIN: 3VWDD21C51
good day car was brought in with complaint no/very late up shift after extended drive on freeway they will pull off freeway come to a stop then transmission will not up shift until 5000 rpm. i scaned this evening and no ecm,abs,trans codes in memory. i will dr...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L blowing fuse VIN: BVWCD21C83
the car came in with a melted fuse block taht had been replaced and we are unable to get vw to fix hte problme i bypassed the fuse block and installed a 140 amp braker the facroy fuse was 11o amp and the alternator is a 120 amp unit it still blows the braker b...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1KS9617S
This car comes in every 6 months stalling, but when I test drive it, it runs fine. ECM codes 113, 115 are always logged. I cleaned the grounds around a year ago, but that didn't solve the problem. Wiring harness looks clean, insulation not flaking off or anyth... Trouble codes: 113 (Injector group 1), 115 (Injector group 2)
2006 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ85265
This vehicle was in a minor collision. It was hit in the left front headlamp and got a new hood, bumper, rad support, repair on the fender, and other body related repair. The SRS light was on, I scanned it and got front impact sensor codes from them being disc... Trouble codes: P0442

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Thanks for all of your advise guys. Unfortunately this one is going to the BMW dealer as I'm pretty certain there is a problem with the EWS that we don't have the equipment to resolve. Trouble codes: 209 (Manipulation protection EWS), 131 (Signal CAN Instrument Cluster INSTR3 Message), 132 (Signal CAN Instrument Cluster INSTR2 Message), 146 (Capilary leakage 05mm), 21 (Activate VVT-Solenoid Valve Intake), 8 (Signal Airflow Meter).
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
I apologize for the slow response. Many thanks to those who responded to the posting. We found the MAF grams per second readings to out specifications (too low). Replaced with a new one and the condition has not come back..
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOCA2987W
Finally, got this one done and like you suggested the problem was in the cable adjustment, specificly intermediate lever that conects shift lever and intermediate lever together. I found the adjustment procedures in the all-data under the shift linkage adju...
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit L 1.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1VWEB017XE
I want to thank everyone who responded to my help request on this 84 Rabbit but we ran out of time and patience. Most replies suggested a fuel pressure issue. The control pressure and the system pressures were exactly right and the car would start perfectly...
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