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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD24426
We have this Land Rover with mil light and a P0128 code. Customer said fuel mileage has dropped but I have no info on this code other than the scan tool description and it was accessed by global obd. I am wandering if these vehicles are known for thermostat fa... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant slow to warm up)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L stuck in limp mode VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Car came for no shifting.Found two codes p0715 and p0720.Checked out car found trans fluid in connector into trans and fluid inside transmission computer as well.Replaced connector into trans and two orings.Replaced conductor plate on top of valve body.Cleaned...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25H8X
This vehicle gave me a PO 215 several times, so I replaced the fuel cut solenoid on Injection Pump. Well it still throws the code. When this happens it looses power (limp home mode) until the key is shut off & reset. Has anyone ever seen this & could it be a h... Trouble codes: P00, 215
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L smoking VIN: WDBJF65J9Y
First of all this is my own car and it is the first problem that I ever have with it. Car runs great, smooth, not a single missfire, no codes, the problem shows up after you drive on the freeway (not all the times) once you exit freeway and you are stop light...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L battery drain VIN: 4JGAB75E32
hi benz techs out there. got this ML 500 with a parasitic drain of 180 mamps when it goes to sleep. by removing fuse f8 (transfer case/ emergency systems)drain goes down to 26 mamps (good to me). scanned t. case control unit and found no codes. anybody know of...
2002 Mercedes-Benz s320cdi 3200CC going into limb home VIN: WDB2200262
I have an on going fault with this vehicle came in lack of power found servo vacuum connection blocked.Fitted new servo pipe drove ok for a week came back with lack of power and black smoke.Took off inlet manifold cleaned out and replaced shut off port linkage...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Vent and Temp VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
This is my personal car. During a drive last fall the a/c compressor hub exploded. Upon return to the shop I checked the compressor and it turned over ok. Parts from dealer were on BO so a reman compressor from Benz was ordered and installed. I also replaced t...
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WPOAAO9XHN
Hi porsche techs! Need help on this one. Car has hard start then when tring to start will sound like it has starter kick back. then will start and only run if you keep foot on accelerator. If you let off it will stumble then stall.Also as your trying too start...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Alternator VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
This is my neices car. She bought it just a few weeks ago and we have had to replace the cat (burnt out), the drivers window regulator, fuel door release, timing belt, and a battery (wrong size was in it when she bought it and the hood didn't close. So I don't...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC21J3Y
I just purchased Ross-Tech VAG COM and I am still playing with it. Does anyone out there now the best approach for this code using the VAG-COM and evap tester.I have checked out the purge valve-seems to be working normally.I went under measuring blocks 071 to ... Trouble codes: P0440
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fuel gauge VIN: WVWZK63B63
Fuel gauge has a sporadic operation, intermittently the fuel guage shows empty and next time it reads full. Sometimes after filling tank up needle takes a long time to reach the full position. While driving needle is going up and down, especially when taking a...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L floor wet VIN: WVWVE63B04
Hello and thanks before hand. This passat has a water leak on drivers side, it appears to be dripping off the hood latch under the dash. We have cleaned the sunroof drains and cleaned the cowl and removed the cowl rubber drain insert. None of the covers under ...
2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L directionals,dash lights VIN: 9BWBL61535
hopfully some one has seen this one. If you step on the brake pedal the dash lights go on.If you work the directions with the brake pushed it effects the directional will work opposite. if you select left directional the right rear blinker will wo...
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L dead battery VIN: YV1JW8318P
customer towed the car with dead battery,after charging the battery test alternater works fine,battery and bosch alternator looks new.noticed that when ignition key off if i apply the brake pedal, light bulb warning light and charging light on cluster unit com...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1AW880XP
VOLVO tECHS, TIRED '93 240. Runs great when warm. On a cold start it runs really rough and wants to stall.Once the fuel clears out it runs fine. We have checked for the following problems; Fuel Pressure regulator is not leaking. Running Fuel pressure at spe...

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D5V
The problem was that while installing the new pump we lifted one of the pick up tubes off the bottom of the tank and starved the pump. Once we got all the lines back to where they needed to be the engine started and all was good for about a week. The car came ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6326S
Thanks to all , after decarbonize engine has vacuum 19" rus good no misfire,customer drove for 25 days. The fix ended up being sticking intake valve,due to short driving .Tanks again to all, Stan
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WBACD4325T
Thanks to all who replied. It seems the best way is to cut the blades off, and then remove the motor seperately. The trick is to install the new assembly. The plastic fans are a little delicate, but I found if you apply a little heat from a heat gun to the...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L temperature gauge VIN: WBADP6322V
Bottom line on this one looks like either a bad cluster or the clusters memory needs to be cleared/reset and can only be done with a factory scan tool. Tried disconnecting battery, etc. Watch it today, it sat at the edge of the red mark with eng temp on scan t...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6329W
hi there and thanks to all that replied.I got some really good ideas but will not get to try them since the customer took his car and will let me know if he wants to try and fix it thanks andrew
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGA83421
Hello and thanks for being so patient, the customer had to wait for funds and a good time to drop off the car. You tech's are great and the response was incredible thank you for replying to this post. Thomas from South Carolina hit it on the head. Throttle hou... Trouble codes: 26 (multiple fuel trim 1 limit reached), 27 (multiple fuel trim 2 limit reached), 28 (additive fuel trim 1 limit reached), 29 (additive fuel trim 2 limit reached).
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1242Y
Well the land rover has been spared the torch. After replacing the complete SAS (Secondary air) system and cleaning everything from bonnet to back light. The code had returned as a 1414 no SAS air delivery left side. Three mornings of cold start observation fo... Trouble codes: P1412.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF55F9V
Thanks again to all who replied. New throttle body and new throttle pedal position sensor had no affect on this car. Re ran pin voltage and resistance tests and it's starting to look a lot like the motronic unit. Car came in with new battery so it may have rec...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs light VIN: WDBJF6571B
Thanks for all the swift replies. As everyone stated,it was the passenger seat sensor.Sent the seat out to the upholstry shop to have the sensor installed.All is well now.Thanks again
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no heat out of vents VIN: WVWEE83A3S
Pulled apart the heater box and the foam on the doors was coming off. Repaired that and the heater worked fine.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWAA63B4W
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Fastener Torque VIN: 3VWSF29M9X
Thank you for all your useful insights. I'm returning the vehicle to the customer and suggesting they 'do the entire job right or have someone else do it'. As it is now they'll assume liability for their work; I'm not interested in 'patching' their timing belt...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1SW53D31
We are installing a SRS module and having the customer take car. Our assumption is that the SRS is sending an accident message to the CEM which kills engine and unlocks car. Only time will tell at this point. Thanks for replies.
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