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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B51
vehicle came in for failed emissions test. we retrieved multiple codes & pursued mass air flow code. (3months ago) now pending codes are 119-203-111a. we cant decifer these. we are using a bosch lap top scanner Trouble codes: 119 (203 -), 203 (011a -), 011A
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33482
This vehicle runs good actually except for the CEL light coming on and the traction light flashing at take off. The ABS set the 5e19 code as listed. The engine codes are as shown. mainly it is running lean and everything under the hood is like new. No oil leak... Trouble codes: 5E19 (Can data fault from DME/DDE), 227 (fuel trim lean b1), 228 (fuel trim lean b2), 211 (IAC Mechanical fault)
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Shift VIN: SAJEA51D13
When the vehicle came in on Friday the check engine light was on but the car seemed to run fine. There has been no rain here in 3 weeks. The car sat over the weekend and on Monday morning started up with NO check engine light and ran fine. There are no codes i...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L engine VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Hi: Any mercedes tech that can answer this question . What would happened if an engine without an oil cooler is installed in this ML 320 ?. Having a hard time finding one (used) with an oil cooler. We keep getting the ones without the oil cooler. We've also no...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag VIN: WMWRH335X5
Car came in with a no start and steering wheel air bag had deploied, I found the positive side of the battery cable had come apart on the inside of the main terminal. We put the cable together and this allowed the car to start and all was good, the air bag and...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L keyless entry/ignition VIN: WPOCA2982W
hey, all you porche guys this car was towed in w/a no start condition was working fine until owner changed the vehicle battery and then changed the battery in the key fob and it has not started or unlocked the doors since,I know it's a rolling code and I suspe...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMD6383X
hello all. this vw has no fire on #2 ignition coil. driver control inop on that cyl. only. does anyone know a reliable rebuilder for vw ecu,s. or better still, could this be a board problem we could fix with a solder gun and some wire. thanks Trouble codes: P0302
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L T-belt Tensioner VIN: WVWWH63B82
We performed a 100k timing belt service on this 2.8 5v Passat. Text book job. Reused the hydraulic tensioner, as it had good tension and not at all leaking. Replaced rollers water pump etc. Timed using 5v jig and crank holding fixture as we've done on many of ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L 1st , 5th and reverse VIN: 3VWBB21C01
hey guys, i have a beetle that roars and grinds in first gear , fourth gear and reverse. i dont have any trouble codes. the transmission does not slip and it shifts ok. i know that the noise is coming from the transmission. do vw beetle have problems with tran...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Glass VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
I have a right rear window regulator bad and need to repair.Does anyone know where I can get the repair training video for these. I know they now have repair kits but no instructions. I would hate to replace the assy. if I can repair! Thanks Mickey!
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Compressor VIN: YV1LS5523R
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to throw my way. This is a 1994 Volvo 850 2.4L non-turbo. Came in 2 weeks ago with the ac compressor making a racket. Replaced the compressor, receiver/drier, and cleaned out the lines. Charged system and it worke...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YVITS94D5Y
Hello Volvo Techs.. First of all I know we should have just got a reman. tranny from the dealer, but this case the customer was in a tough situation with money right now and we wanted to help her out on the costs so we decided to have a local tranny guy of 35...

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4M
This car is using CIS system and only have throttle sensor platewith throttle sensor , i did check the throttle linkage and i locate a cruise control step motor, so i try disconnect the linkage rod and test drive the vehicle , now it didnot not die out after ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L ignition switch VIN: WDBA29D4NF
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. Despite all the good info on this one, I still walked into it confused. We were able to brake the outer silver "disc" that the key goes into away and rotate it and thought, well, i can access the two holes ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G6X
I replaced the engine controler and now the supercharger is coming on when it should. I also cleared the secondary air code and let the monitor run. Monitor ran and passed. Thanks for all the help and responses. Trouble codes: P0410 (Seconadry Air Injection Fault).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L info display VIN: WDBJF25H9X
Hi group. This one is fixed. I first thought it was a defective cluster but, after burning up a second one, discovered that the lights in the cluster are controlled by the light control module (switch with all the fuses). After replacing the module, $350.00 an...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK70G21
Thank You to all who replied. When we disconnected the battery over night that allowed hard reset or adaptation. The next day we plugged everything back together and the vehicle has been flawless since. 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 E320 3.2L lights on dash VIN: WDBUF65J63
Thanks for all the info. from everyone was a big help. Sent car to dealer. Dealer said when we repacked bearing speed sensor got grease on them causeing them not to function proplery. Dealer said to pull apart clean wheel sensors and hub problem should be fixe...
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Starting VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The replies were united in pointing to the ignition cassette as the cause of the no-start. The clarification of the way to determine that the CPS was functional were the key for me. The ignition cassette is such an expensive part that I needed to be sure it wa...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Idle surge VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Looks like we won't be fixing this one. After the discovery of the turbo problem the DIY customer decided to take the car and replace the turbo himself. Most replies indicated the need to check further for unmetered air leaks. Suggestions included the vacuu... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2).
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L wipers VIN: WVWAK73C86
First of all thanks guys for you help. Three of four replys were correct. The problem with this vehicle wipers and washers was the bonnent switch "hood ajar switch" circuit. If the hood ajar switch shows the hood open, the wipers/ washers will not function whe...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29591
I want to thank everybody that replied to my help request. I did see the sensor on the thermostat housing, but the sensor that volvo sent me for the fuel injection looked like a common temp sensor, and worldpac said that the sensor in the thermostat housing wa...
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