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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hesitation VIN: ZARBC5765J
This car is loosing Spark under load, full throttle (will not pass over 3000 rpm), but driving fine otherwise, here is the work performed to date, in pursuit of the problem, and these items were replaced due to falling under spec or total failure in test condi...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L codes VIN: WBAGH8344Y
I replaced the timming chain because the car came in with a camshaft code p0011 and p0021. replaced the cam sensors twice and nothing changed. so I decided to replace the timing chain guides cause inwas making a small radling noise too. but the same codes stil... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Limp home mode VIN: WBABM3348Y
Very intermittently the car goes into limp mode. The check engine and the eml lights come on. We did replace the throttle actuator last summer, things were OK for a couple of months, now the same symptom. Customer bought an aftermarket scan tool and pulled the... Trouble codes: P1542 (Pedal position sensor), P0601 (Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error)
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5349Y
Well today I got a BMW sensor this time and the customer is going to drop the car off tomorrow night so I can have a cold morning start and warm up. My questions to you guys is: Is there an update on the software for these early E46 models? Why is this code sh... Trouble codes: 65 (Intake cam sensor fault)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Air Bag VIN: WBAET37403
Hey Guys, Pulled 2 codes from SRS with GT1 02 front belt pretensioner 0B "Battery Positive terminal isolation I under stand the belt code but have never seen this 0B code before, anyone seen this and have some info on it? Thanks, Dave
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L TPMS light flashing VIN: WMWRE33463
Cannot reset tpms warning light. Held button for less than 4 seconds with engine running. Light keeps flashing. New tires were just installed.
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWRE33434
Vehicle has low miles came in with p0304, could not verify complaint. Replaced plugs and wires and car came back with same customer symptoms, running bad and missing, two weeks later. By the time it came back the problem cleared up and has p0300 random misfire... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Mini cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33557
hello every one,i have no info to diagnose this mini.i have codes p1105 and p2187.p1105 is for the differential pressure sensor,wondering if these go bad or if there is a tsb for this problem.the car idles rough and stumbles on acceleration.maf sensor has alre... Trouble codes: P1105, P2187
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Starting VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The car was towed in because it failed to start after sitting overnight. Fuel pressure and noid light testing confirm fuel availability and injector pulse. I cannot confirm the spark's absence, but it is likely as the only remaining culprit with fuel and injec...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWBB81E1W
OMG guys, I have a weird one here!!! I have this 1998 VW Cabrio that is just kicking me hard. This car runs good. Every now and then though it sounds like it misses slightly. Not enogh to kick a code though. The only code I could get out of it was a p1613 MIL ... Trouble codes: P1613
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L alternator warning light
hi,would appreciate any input on this one. no charge after replacing alternator, checked all wiring and connections, still no charge. turned on headlight switch (any position, and immediatly charged normally, turn headlight switch off and it does not charge. a...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSD69M31
this car was towed to our shop for a no start problem. the car starts & stalls imideatly. we noted that the car only has a valet key & the security (key) light is flashing. can we repair or bypass this system without sending it to vw? scan tools we use are the... Trouble codes: 17978 (engine ecu blocked)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSS29M31
Customer states after Timing belt replacement the car has noticeable vibrations between 3600 - 3800 rpm, as well as accessive engine noise. sort of a droning sound resonating from somewhere. verified timing OK! check for potential defective or loose CAT...OK. ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSH63B91
This has been an ongoing problem with this car. As a result we have replaced Thermostat & temprature sensor with factory parts. I have noted that engine takes approx 8-10 minutes at idle to get to operating temprature. Coolant is full and all air is out of sys... Trouble codes: P1296 (Cooling system error)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSK69MX3
Ok here we go, we have this jetta that we had recommended some services on a while back. (struts, brakes, cv shaft, plugs, fuel filter, cabin air filter, and coolant flush.) We had a mid-level tech do most of the work on saturday. Now come monday (yesterday) t...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L wipers VIN: WVWAK73C86
PLEASE HELP. The wipers and washers do not work when parked or stopped. When you drive the vehicle at 15mph the wipers will start to work. when the vehicle comes to a stop the wipers will quit at any position. The washers still do not work when driving. With t...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29591
Could any one tell me where the coolant temp sensor for the fuel injection is located. JOE

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24BXW
I want to thank everybody for their help. The car run fine know, I brought engine to top dead cyl. and saw intake cam was out looks like new timing belt and idler pulleys was just put on so I think thats what happen. As far as the noise the chain tensioner was... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (misfire cyl. 1), 0302 (misfire cyl.2), 0303 (misfire cyl.3).
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L air bag mil VIN: WAUPL68E54
Thanks to all that replied. Customer ended up taking car to dealer. They replaced air bag module. So far every thing is fixed.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3335X
We took this car to another shop in the area that can code the BMW modules. According to them, they have tried installing used DME modules in conjuction with a new EWS module, but sometimes the coding does not work, so then you have a new EWS module that is j...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.5L valve lash VIN: WDBCB34E9M
Thanks all for your time...I did have some work done on the head at our local machine shop . I had the valves ground and topped in the same amount...I'm not a MB tech just wanted to make sure , Befor the tear down the valve train sounded loose but it sounds go...
2008 Mercedes-Benz Smart Car 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMEEJ31X88
Thanks to Mark [...] 1. turn on ignition 2. adjust instrument display to show "maintenance" 3. turn off ignition within 10 seconds ("maintenance"should remain in display) 4. press & hold the service button which is located on the top left of the instrument po...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Pedal operation VIN: WP0AB29971
Many thanks for all that replied on this problem -- After checking more we found that the flex line, slave cylinder, added spacer clips, top of pump AND brake master cylinder ( replaced 3 times) had all been replaced. The follwing is what we "guess" happened...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: S3EH48GX13
Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and replaced the crank sensor , it was a fairly easy job and the customer hasnt had any more trouble with the vehicle since crank sensor replacement Trouble codes: P0336.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L heater core VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
I read you have to have radio code and steering wheel angle senser code,setting, and I didn't have the radio tool for taking it out, not me, sent it back to the car lot that don't have no clue, they said they would do it, I told them if I can't do it right sen...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Rack & pinion VIN: 3VWDD21C72
Thanks Everyone that helped I was trying to make a mountain out of nothing. Just seemed a little unusual.We flushed the system with the proper fluid,replaced the Rack and the car has been gone for over 2 weeks(no news is good news??)and we are calling it a suc...
1995 Volvo 850 2.3L No Start VIN: YSTAAA8919
Thank you all for all the ideas. Michael, you were right! The odds of creating something! Turned out to be a broken wire at main relay, which is located in top of radiator shroud. Was so corroded, it will probably fall out anyway sometime soon. When I disconne... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throtlle position sensor/circuit).
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Climate Control VIN: YV1V527514
Well this one is fixed. Thomas from Nevada, & Jim from Washington were both correct. I soldered bad joints on CCM board. The blower motor potentiometer was the culprit. Dealer price for repair was $1200. New customer very happy with $150 repair. No problem so ...
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