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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N21
customer complains of when he stomps it to pass, he hears a loud squeal, then car stutters, wants to die, then clears up. confirmed complaint. using pressure tester for cooling system, pressurized intake system, seems like too much boost psi entering crankcase... Trouble codes: P1555 (Value above max charge pressure), P1113
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBACB4316N
Hi, E36 325i, this car idles rough and is running rich at idle, drives normal plenty of power, O2 is switching normal at idle, injector pulse at idle is 4.5 maybe too much, all other sensor seem within range. I smoke tested intake system all good, the oil cap ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6329S
Hello everybody. This car been at the shop for 4 mounts the customer didn't care, but now he needs the car. I been trying to fix it but now i just dont know what to do next, please help!!. The engine is missin at idle, the check engine light is on with codes 2... Trouble codes: 203 (oxygen sensor control 2), 201 (oxygen sensor control 1)
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGH83431
This BMW came in with a battery drain that took two days. He would stop driving Friday night and by Monday morning it was dead. Fine all other times. Battery tested fine, There was a code for the front electric radiator fan, we unplugged that. It had a few oth...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBJF65H2X
car came in with a dead battery, caused by radio being on. radio is factory installed. after battery replacement, radio was coded, fuse (10amp) back of radio checked. etcc. now, radio still keeps coming back on. we disconnected battery for several minutes, and...
1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CF48W8S
Is there any way to retreive codes out of this car when there is no OBD II connector present?
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L unknown VIN: VWCA21C7XM
greetings all,this one has my whole shop baffled.this bug may have swollowed a baby rattle.any time engine is running there is a rattling noise from the engine. i can only tell you that it sounds like a heat shield rattle,but it is in the can best be...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Charging VIN: WVWSE61J83
car was towed in. car was behaving strangly. battery stone dead upon arrival. found car to have original battery (6 years old) installed new battery. car not charging. found far right (near positive cable, black wire) wire at fuse block on top of battery melte...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rack VIN: 3VWST71K65
I replaced the rack because it had a code 00569. The problem I am having is that it is asking me for an adaptation code. The code that is up now is 02546. I called the VW dealer where I bought it and they said it has to be done by them. It is called an adaptat...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 3VWST71K95
Customer just bought the car no repair history available. Customer complained loss of power and engine lite came on.We checked the codes and found EGR control circuit malfuction P0403. We didn't think the EGR would cause a loss of power so we cleared the code ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR control circuit malfuction)

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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L unknown VIN: WBAHE61010
At the end of the story, considering the way problem was happenig, most of replies pointed to head/gaskets or radiator. I had check radiator in a radiator shop. It was ok. After removing heads I found 2 broken bolts on left head and one in the right head. Be...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBACN5333X
The abs module was recoded and still had a many misc. problems. I got a different abs module and had it coded at J&B Euro Tech in new Brighton MN (thanks Seth). Now all is fixed. the code 88 was a false code. But the steering still does the strange shifting...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs VIN: 5UXFB33563
Thank you all for all the wonderful replies. Customer ended out to lose the faith in us because we took too long to find the problem. I had the suspicion about the air suspension all this time, he ended out to take the vehicle to the BMW dealer and they only ...
1981 Porsche 928 4.5L Exclamation point VIN: WPOJA0923B
Well the shop I was working with gave up on this one. Seems the intermittent and very fast flash of the light was pretty tough to pin down. Thanks for all the replys.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, NOISE VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
hey! well i got spark back to # 1 and 6 at coil. i checked sig from ecm to coil it has pwr and ground on the outer wires on plug end to coil, and the 3 wires in middel are the drivers, 1 for each pair. i had sig on 2 of em but 1 was dead. i pulled the ecm plug... Trouble codes: P0300, P301, P0302, P0303, P304, P0306.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61J62
Thank you to everyone that responded, just about all of you said the same thing, update the coolant temp sensor with the green one and replace the thermostat with oem. I did both and put several miles on the car and it appears to be repaired. Thanks again for ... Trouble codes: P3081 (coolant temp too low).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L turn signals VIN: WVWPD63B42
As the vast majority of replies indicated, the turn signal switch was the culprit. We replaced it and all is well now. After one my techs shot from the hip and replaced the flasher unit,I thought it best to post a more detailed description of what this car w...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1AA8845L
The post about ethanol in the fuel causing problems with older Volvo's is the key to our problem. The issue began shortly after introducing ethanol into our fuel. The customer is going to try various different fuels and additives looking for that combination t...
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