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1999 Audi A6 2.8L abs light VIN: WAUDA24B3X
car came in with abs light out but had codes 00285,[...] 00287.check all sensor. check ring and check the wireing to the abs sensor.Replaced all the sensor test drive the light stayed off. Customer picked vehicle up and drove the vehicle approx 2 weeks. Lig...
1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD2319L
Hello Everyone, I have this bmw that is giving me a headache. It has a bad idle and when accelerating has no power. My foot would be on the floor and it doesn't accelerate as it should. Plugs, cap rotor filters are all new. I motorvac'd that car thinking mayb... Trouble codes: 10 (O2 sensor control)
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01P82
this car came in running bad with two codes P0300 & P0303. i swapped # 1 & # 3 coils. reset mil light and took it for a test drive. it cant get out of its own way and then set codes P0300 P0302 P0303 P0304 P0306. i have checked iatn for same problems and looke... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0306-), P0306
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1247Y
Need help with rover secondary air not operating and failed emissions . found ecm not grounding relay on start up . had mil code but lost info after battery disconnect. will update . air valve failed and damaged secondary pump. replaced still inop. Mitchell de...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY12491
This vehicle was towed in due to no start a couple weeks ago due to the lack of a land rover dealer nearby it took a while to get the parts this vehicle will crank but will not start.The fuel pump will not energize and the injectors will not pulse but we have ...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Parking Assist VIN: SALMF15476
Code for parking assist, (no number) ultrasonic sensor voltage problem. Information is limited that I have found. Any help would be appreciated, where to go next.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No MIL lamp VIN: WDBHA28E4T
Hi, Car will not communicate through OBDII connector and the MIL light will not work with key-on bulb test. Bulb is good. I suspect the diagnostic module for it has power and ground to it. I would appreciate any comments please. Also please tell me if I may r...
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 42JN465130
porsche tech, please help. car came in complaint about car cut off. vertify complaint, found vacuum leak from brake booster check valve, intake boot & pipe torn, cap & rotor worn out. replace all this compontents, car still cut off under load sometimes even at...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L overflow hose VIN: WP0AA29952
Hi. I have a 996 that came in because the MIL was on. P0300, P0301 and P0305 were in memory. Inspection showed the #1 coil soaked in coolant. The expansion tank overflow hose was routed directly to the top of the coil. A pressure test showed another leak from ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L camshaft timing VIN: WVWPD63B41
recently bought this passat. convertor was plugged and engine misfires, replaced convertor, 2 coils, timing belt. vehicle has misfire codes and p0012 for camshaft overretarded, before repairs were made. after repairs, engine ran fine but lost oil pressure and ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Timing belt VIN: WVWPD63B33
Hi everyone...Okay this vehicle is coming in on Monday for a maintance timing belt and water pump change. I never did one of these on a VW and need a little insight. I looked at aldata and it says to "Bring carrier into service position", remove bumper, take t...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWAK73C96
i have been looking at this car for about a week.i tryed mass air and wastegate sol valve.ive checked for air leaks-nothing.i removed recirculating valve for turbo tested ok.any help at this point would be great. Trouble codes: P1297 (turbo/throttle valve connection loss), P0300, P0507, P2279 (leak in air intake system), P2187 (system lean - intermittent)
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L right signal VIN: YV1SZ58D32
Hello Volvo Techs again! You might have seen this problem before, but now I have more info. on this V70XC again. Right signal not working, ONLY works with the Hazards switched on. Doesnt work with signal stalk switch. We found power not coming out of the SHUN...
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L abs VIN: YV1RH59265
Hello Volvo Techs! I have a 05/Volvo S-60 AWD turbo. Brake failure message is on. Only codes relating to ABS are CEM 1A5F(commucation missing from Brake control Module)and ECM 900B(brake padal sensor) The used car dealer bought a used BCM from Erie Volvo and ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUBA24B8X
Thank you all for your valuble replies. Its good to know that we are all in this together. I would like to thank Dan [...] Especially for his assistance in coming to my shop with his knowlege and VAG tool. The fix was a relearn using the VAG scanner. It just... Trouble codes: P1545 (Throttle position control malfunction).
2002 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAULC68E62
i'm sorry about not returning info on the outcome of the a-4 audi. i purchased a vacumn service fill tool for the coolant and i thought is was just "ok" after filling the coolant. i did get heat , which was different than before. if i started the car when col...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L No engagment VIN: WBSBR93463
Sorry for the delay of this post. I will be replacing the pump assembly once the customer and his aftermarket warranty company get done doing battle over who is paying the bill. Until then, the car is sitting. With the info received and the fact the when the s...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD24426
I am sorry for the delay but the customer took the vehicle and did not return. I called him just now to get an update and was told that the light came back on about 4 days later and went off never to return.He is going to bring the car back for a suspension fa... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant slow to warm up).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBJF65H2X
Okay, finally got it solved. We were aboout to replace the ignition switch, but did one more checking: and found the cd changer in trunk was faulty, causing the radio to keep coming on.. We disconnected the cd, and low-and-behold, radio started co-operating. T...
2002 Mercedes-Benz s320cdi 3200CC going into limb home VIN: WDB2200262
Thanks for replies recived.Cleaned out crankcase breather system but fault still present very intermittent.Customter is going to use vehicle with data recorder pluged into eobd plug will send update if anything shows up thanks again Andy Merctech
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L overdue VIN: X78RO25067
Edgar [...] sent me a link to you will find all the information here. thanks guys
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Revrese, 1-2 shift, 2-3 shift VIN: WMWRC33474
To all who replied...THANK YOU! We learned that without proper scan tool to re-set trans adaptations and proper step by step proceedure to perform clutch and ecvt adaptive relearn this job would be a nightmare. No parts are available for the trans, Mini only s...
1985 Other European 308 2.9L auxiliary air regulator VIN: ZFFUA13A2F
Richard: I found the owner's manual and sure enough there WAS a wiring diagram in it! There were eight wires grounded at the spot where the aux air regulator was grounded. I could see one of them went to the power antenna. Followed the ground wire from the...
2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Flashers VIN: YS3DF55K61
Well that was quick !! Amid the many expressions of sympathy, a consensus soon arose around the OnStar transponder in the trunk. And indeed, the whole problem went away once this thing was unplugged. It lives behind the trunk upholstery, just aft of the fuel ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWHH63B31
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B43
i would like to thank everyone for the information and help the customer elected not to deal with the light issue at this time...i had replies say that the impeller on the water pump falls apart causing low flow over the sensor and the computer turns the light... Trouble codes: P0118.
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5371W
Sorry for the late reply, Have been still working on the car. We went ahead and replaced the Carbon Cansiter with a good used one and still no luck. CEL is still off but Code 611 is stored in the ECM. Someone mention that the problem might be in the ECM a refl... Trouble codes: FET, 611 (Evap. system Large leak).
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T23
Thank you all. On reinspection of car I pulled the boot back fro the plug on the presure sensor, there was a wire holding on with one strand. Repaired and all seems fine, Thank you very much . I also watched intake vac and sensor output on launch thanks again ... Trouble codes: P0106.
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