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1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L airbag light VIN: ZARB42N9M6
Thank you for your help. This car came in with several issues, but we have fixed them all but this one. The airbag light flashes constantly when the key is on. It will not test out then go off. any attempt to retrieve codes or reset the control unit have faile...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Lighting VIN: WAUEH24B0Y
This car was bought from an auction.Was parked waiting for detail.Had some rainy days and unfortunetly the drain under the battery was clogged.Inside of car filled with water. Disconnected battery dried carpets and made sure that trans ecm was dry.Car now runs...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WBAEG2310M
We replaced faulty compressor, new unit arrives without RPM sensor service bulletin requests the use of a new lock up module has anybody figured out how to just bypass the part of the module without the costly module? Thanks, Stewart [...] www.stewartsauto.c...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ihka VIN: WBADT434X3
I have an 03 BMW X5 4.4 that has no display or no function on the climate control head. I checked the fuses and they were good. I pulled the IHKA and verified power at connector X18341 pin 1 and X610 Pin 1 and they were good. Checked ground at X18341 and it wa...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L right front VIN: 5UXFB53534
when problem presents the steering wheel shakes violently and can hear thudding from the right front suspension and, no other braking problems when acting up steering is tight and suspension is in good shape also. problem only occurs intermittantly and of cour...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBAET37434
Idle fluxuates with no throttle response then dies. Will restart,run for [...] then dies again. Happens two to four times then runs fine.This happens after vehicle sits for more than 4 hours.Tested voltage at pedal,vehicle running no throttle response volt... Trouble codes: P1634
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Trans oil temp VIN: SAJPX1848W
I filled the trans with a small amount of oil and went for a test drive. Unit seems to shift well, but I got less than 1/4 mile before the dash display warned me that the trans. oil temp. was too high. I scanned the system and came up with the 2 codes noted ab...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Headlights, Low Beam only VIN: SAJKX6246W
This car came in with a dead battery. The customer said that the headlights came on in the night and drained the battery. I charged the battery and let it sit for a few days until i had time to get to it. After 3 days of sitting in the hot sun I noticed that j...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA34E7N
Got this 400E driving us crazy. Cranks like it is out of time. Runs like the cats are clogged but they have been removed. Will not idle but will stay running and rev up slowly if you give it gas. Has about a 10 millisecond injector time at idle and an intermit...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOCA2982W
car was in overheat-coolant leak-replaced leaking water pump-bearings had worn, pump leaking. bled system, roadtest-client returned drips in similar area. upon inspection-leak is close to pump but at what appears a housing that carry's coolant from both sides ...
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP1AA29P15
This Cayenne will start and run ok for a few seconds, even respond to throttle, but the idle speed and quality gradually degrades until it starts catching itself, then finally quits. It will always restart and do the same thing, usually dying within 30 seconds...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, NO CODES VIN: 3VWAA81E8V
car will idle normal when first started 3 to 5 minutes, idle then begins to get rough, then car will stall, spark good and continues as engine dies, fuel pressure remains steady as car stalls, i unpluged 1 injector and inserted noid light, car never stalled wi...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23BXY
i have checked this system a few times now, it appears to be completly operational. at a cold start air pump cycles, and valves are opening. i have verified this by removing air pump hose to cylinder heads and can hear exuast thru both of them by dissconnectin... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWCC21C9Y
Hello and thanks in advance i have this beetle driving me crazy . # 3 cyl is dead for the first 60 seconds of operation, cold only first thing in the morning then fine All day long. This car runs great after this full power no stubbles or hesitaion. I saw a ts... Trouble codes: P0303
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Axles VIN: WVWSE61J13
Everyone thanks in advance! This car started with bad cv boots and the problems have compounded since. The parts store had a note when we ordered the axles that mounts and worn front end parts could cause vibration . When we replaced the axles we did get said...
2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGR61J25
Good Morning VW Techs! This vehicle is my other hanger queen. The vehicle was brought back on a trailer after stranding the customer 100 miles out on a 200 mle trip. The vehicle stopped running after smoking and the engine noise increasing. The exhaust is full... Trouble codes: P0321, P0304
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L monitor not ready VIN: 3VWRF71K86
i have a 06 vw jetta secondary air system not ready for state inpection after fixing and clearing code for evap system. i have vag-com 809 and i tryed to go to basic setting in group 77, but test for secandary system does not want to work, need help trying to ...
1966 Volvo 122 S 1.8L Alignment specs
Hi everybody, I am looking for the alignment specs for this car. Thanks in advance.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L download software VIN: YV1TS97D1X
This one is for anyone familiar with Volvo's VIDA diagnostic system. I am trying to replace the engine control module with a used part from the wreckers. I am not able to down load the software package into the control unit. I have cleared all the fault codes ...

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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD8329P
This pain in the ass isn't gone yet but it does run right now. I resealed the intake , The diaphram on the back was blown. It also had two bad coil's #4 and #8 It fly's once again with no codes but now the owner wants to address some suspension noises,nothing ... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 sensor 1), 13 (O2 sensor 2), 201 (O2 sensor control 1), 202 (O2 sensor control 2), 65 (AC compressor).
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6320W
Well the customer made a 2k mile round trip, with lots of highway/city driving. I waited until he got back with the good word to confirm my fix. I removed the intake and replaced the throttle body to intake gasket, on the lower side it appeared to have oil le... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle Load Fuel Trim 2 Limit Reached), 27 (Idle Load Fuel Trim 1 Limit Reached).
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3349Y
well after a long time of diag and waiting for the problem to occur, replaced wiring harness. my values for wiring checks to the throttle to the ecm keep on being differnt. talked to some lpcal dealers and they said the 323i had alot of issues with the wiring ... Trouble codes: 172 (169 -), 169.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN634TY
as some had mentioned i rechecked my work and found the new pcv platewas leakiing, installed a new and all is well after 2 weeks thanks Trouble codes: 28 (fuel adaptation at limit), 29 (fuel adaptation at limit).
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L right taillight VIN: WDBED9OD3L
you guys are awesome fixed this car without having any information on it all 5 replies dead on thanks to robert and edgar there info of pin out was great it was the light module got new one today and just like that its fixed thanks to all who replied.David
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L Steering lock VIN: WPOAA0945G
This fix is a little bizarre: it turned out that the electric switch module was at fault. The modules I have been using have all come from World Pac, and they have been failing by coming apart at the point where the bakelite end with the pins separates from th...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L cam shaft VIN: WP0AA0940G
I would like to thank all that responded to my cry for help. Special thanks to GREG from NM. and GEORGE from PA. but every one was right on track. Come to find out some body made the great dissition to weld the rotor holder on to the cam that is why I could no...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49203
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H9V
It was an after market coil which shorted the ecu...replaced both good to go. thanks everyone.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow Plug's VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
I replaced the glow plug control unit on the bulkhead and all is good now. The glow plug relay in the fuse/relay block is for the coolant glow plug's, contrary to the supposed "oe" wiring diagram in my Bentley manual. They have it exactly backwards. Oh well th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L engine VIN: 3VWTG69M51
If it wasnt for Iatn I would be in big trouble. The information was right on the money.The chain tensioners had gone bad and I found lots of plastic parts in the oil pan. Everyone said to remove the trans to gain access. This was the best way to correct this p...
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