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2002 Renault Trafic 2 1900CC Various VIN: VF1FLACA63
Investigation reveals the following. With the ignition off he immobiliser lamp continually flashes on the fascia. When the ignition is switched on the immobiliser lamp continues to flash, it does not go steady and extinguish as it should. When the ignition is ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L "position light" light failure warning on.
this is a very well maintained -99 S80. the "position bulb" failure message stays on permanently. this is normally a matter of an easy bulb replacement in the tail lights. not this time. all 4 bulbs are new from volvo. spent about two hours checking the whole ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS295Y7
Hello Volvo techs! I have this S40 in the shop with massive oil leaks and smoke coming out of the exhaust!I power washed the engine and was able to repair what I believe most of the oil leaks, including the turbo drain tube, one of the upper oil lines, not sur...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Lower Ball Joints VIN: WBACD332XT
Thankyou all for taking the time to read and reply to my post. There was a lot of good information which helped me to inspect the vehicle. I brought the car back in and rechecked the bushings and ball joints, and have a better understanding as to how the suspe...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Stall VIN: WBACD4321W
YEAP!!. As I was thinking and many of you guys too, the idle air control valve was the problem. It was stuck closed. I removed it and turned the key on and the valve did not move, when I pluged the new one the valve did move. I replaced the grummet, the thrott...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJDAO1D8Y
Thanks to all who offered advice on the poor idle problem with this S Type Jaguar. I eliminated about everything except the injector of the problem cylinder, so I used some injector cleaner in the fuel system, and the miss-fire improved. The engine wasn't perf... Trouble codes: P0307 (Missfire 7).
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL on VIN: WDBRN40J53
Thanks guys, with your input I was confident to reccomend a new thermostat only and tell him to drive and see what happens. The coolant temp. reading low was fixed immediately and he hasn't called or come back for over 3 weeks so I'm calling it fixed. Thank yo...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L Transmission VIN: YS3AT4615F
Well, it seems that these transmissions have had pump and converter problems from the get go. I did receive the name of a rebuilder (Ericksson Industries) in Connecticut that, according to their web site, has them in stock. I will make the call on Monday and ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX3
This one puzzled us because we could not see or show the misfire . So as suggested we installed a new coil and away it went.Thank you to all for great heads up.Robert [...]. Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire on 2).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWND63B34
The flucuating temp gauge was caused by a bad coolant temp sensor. I verified this by driving the vehicle with the scanner. I watched temp in the PCM data list and it was reading 180 when the gauge was at 90. I replaced the sensor and gauge is now steady. The ...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGR61J06
Found that the valves where hanging up in the cylinder head causing low compression. Replaced cylinder head (which came with new injectors). Runs great with no faults. Trouble codes: P0101 (mass range/performance).
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILT56D4X
I want to thank everyone who took time to respond, maybe I just didn't word my question just right the only answer that really applied was from Greg the car hasn't been back in so will call it good for now! Thanks Joe Trouble codes: P0455.
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