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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6339X
Hey Gang, This is a new one for me. This car sees a lot highway use between Chicago and West Virginia. After driving for some hours on the road the car behaves as if running out of fuel for a period of time. Power is reduced to force 30-35 MPH operation with ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible misfires), P0301 (1 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire)
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Cold idle problem: I have this 2000 BMW 328i in the shop that has an odd idle problem. When the car is started completely cold (sitting overnight or for at least 8 hours) it initially idles normally at the proper spec. As the car begins to go thought the warms...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Heat VIN: SAJHX1249V
I got this XJ6 and there is no heat in any position. I checked the hoses by the check valve, located at the firewall in front of the driver. The inlet hose was very hot and the outlet very cold. It seems the valve is not working but when I check for voltage at...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L VVT unit VIN: SAJDA01C41
Hello all, I believe I have found the reason for the MIL on this 6 cylinder Jaguar (Ford). Codes are P1386: bank 2 Variable camshaft timing over advanced & P1388: bank 2 VVT over retarded. WDS shows the cam randomly at various degrees(6 to 20) off of center un...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJEB51D12
Vehicle has an obvious misfire, and is running poorly. The problem is I am unable to communicate with the vehicle to properly diagnose it. I have tried a generic ODBII scan tool, the generic ODBII function in the Ross-tech vag-com software, and the Auto Enginu...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25F5W
This vehicle came in for an extended crank time and a dead cylinder at idle. The injector at the dead cylinder had very little flow when cracking the nut loose on the top of the injector. It acted like it was getting air in the fuel system and we looked for le...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33473
customer brought in for an oil change. Now it will not start. cranks but will not start. I have a vedis and it will pull codes and it is giving a code for the ews or antitheft not receiving a valid key code. no spark or pulse. I havent found a any bad wires un...
1981 Porsche 928 4.5L Exclamation point VIN: WPOJA0923B
Good afternoon guys, 81 Porsche 928, The general warning light (exclamation point)comes on for a couple of seconds just before you shift into second gear and then again just before you shift into third gear. Does not do it going in to 4th or 5th. Almost like a...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Air Bags VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
We purchased this vehicle as a company car from a local dealership. The vehicle had several airbag codes (sorry, don't have them now)including memory codes. We sent the module to Air Bag Systems to be fixed, and the unit was returned to us (apparently the unit...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L head VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
vehicle came in with a CEL and dead missfire. Scanned the vehicle and had multiple codes. p1580 throttle ACT bank1 Malf int, PO134 B1S1 no activity, o1314 eng ecu defect int., P0300 randon missfire, p0302 cyl 2 miss. The motor had a puffing noise and as I trie...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs module,control module VIN: WVWMD23B3Y
customer just bought car couple of weeks ago car was fine until today,customer gets in car this morning abs, trac control,stays on and brake light starts flashing after a couple of minutes. put scan tool on vehicle has no communication with abs. will communica...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C41
we have a 2001 Beetle 1.8t (AWV motor) intermittently the car goes into a "limp" mode. no power, minimal acceleration. code present 175749 P1171 throttle valve postion sensor 2 (G188) the traction control light, check engine light, and EPC light come on. I am ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP21J52
Vehicle came in hesitating at low speeds and ran smooth at higher RPM's. MAF code set. Inspected MAF sensor for debris and connections. All intake hoses in good shape. MAF readings low at idle. Removed EGR due to Major coking and visually looked ajar. Cleaned ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow), P0673 (Glow plug 3 circuit)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWCC21VX14
have another volkswagon problem.i have this passat 1.8 turbo with a code p0234 turbo overboost.seen other posts about 1.9diesel engines with variable vane turbos sticking.so i removed this one only to find it is a regular turbo with no sticking vanes.so i appl... Trouble codes: P0234
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWPL71K69
Hello Guys, I have a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI here from a body shop. The vehicle came in with a check engine light and lack of power. Scanned vehicle and found problem with throttle circuit. Upon investigation I found that the body shop had attempted to repai...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUCZ8N5Y
Thanks guys for all your help. It was a bad fuse. The weird part was that with the key on engine RUNNING the power was sent to the fuse. But if you were to check it with key on engine off there would be no power. Which tricked me to think it wasn't a fuse, but... Trouble codes: P1425 (EVAP Canister purge regulator valve short to ground), P1118 (HO2S Heater circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P1468 (EVAP Canister purge solenoid valve short to ground), P1421 (Secondary air injection solenoid valve short to ground), P1473 (EVAP leak detection pump open circuit), P0102 (MAF Low input).
2005 Audi A4 1.8L all doors VIN: WAULC68EX5
Its amazing! The doors have returned to their original smooth finish. I have never experienced this before and probably never will again. The warmer temperature has done the trick, as it warmed up slowly, the door skins went back to normal. I didn't think i...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L smog VIN: WBABF3324S
Thanks to Eric from Texas who hit it on the head. Under the spare tire. Actually the customer drove around until he finally found where it was at and then brought it back for Smog. Again thanks to all who responded. Even the sticker on the hood showed it i...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBXPA93425
well the relay is located above glove box. when you open glove box there are 2 tabs to turn and the fuse block drops down and the relay is located above that. The relay that I was looking at under the hood was the fuel injestor relay. after testing the right r...
1979 Jaguar XJS 5.3L engine
Thanks to everyone who help me. The trigger board in dis would lose half of its signal.not fixed yetbut just got in new trigger board with roter in a jaguar parts box.this is updated hall effect type. Everyone was pointing in this direction.Check out www.jag w...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L keeps running VIN: SAJHX1249T
Well this has been one exciting vehicle to say the least we found a bad fuse block,the one where the fuse controls ignition, charging and such... replaced the block, and no more problems delivered vehicle to happy customers figured that when alternator blew it...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M41
Fuel sending unit/pickup tube in the tank was sucking air intermitantly. This one is fixed... thanks to all who replied
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Dash Lights VIN: WVWVD63B22
Unplugged everything on the interior lights circuit fed by the dimmer switch: headlight switch, radio, instrument cluster, defrost switch, blower speed control switch, hazard switch and cigarette lighter. The cigarette lighter was causing the excessive curre...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1KS9607V
Hey Guys, Thank you very much for your help with the Volvo. When I replaced the oil sump o-ring I thought for sure that the problem was going to be fixed. The seal was rock hard just like you said, but I still had a noise when finished. I think it was sucki...
2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L cem,abs,tracs,vss,bps VIN: YV1SW53D22
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