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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...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E74
Car was driven in with 'check engine light on', and really rough idling, performed computer diagnostic, find fault codes 17519, 16684, 16685, 16686. Performed smoke test on the engine, find multiple hoses leaking on pcv system and intake system, must have repl... Trouble codes: 17519 (Oxygen Sensor System too lean lower limit exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire detected lower limit exceeded), 16685 (Cyliner 1 Misfired Detected Lower limit exceeded), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected Lower limit exceeded)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAAM3349Y
i guess i closes this ticket too soon. i have a 2000 bmw 323i that is not only eating my lunch, but breakfast and dinner are in trouble. this car came in with code p1542 signal pedal travel (in thrttl) pot. 1 short circuit. i replaced throttle per tsb for the ... Trouble codes: P1542
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3359Y
hey guys, ive got this x5 throwing 033(p01519), inlet cam shaft control bank 1. so far ive checked the wave form of the cam sensor, and it looks fine. good power and ground to the cam sensor also. ive taken out the vanos solinoids tested them and they are work... Trouble codes: 033 (cam control bank 1), P1519
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L reverse
I have researched this problem and it seems to be very common in this car. It came to the shop with the customer stating the car had no reverse but when I went to test drive the car it had reverse. I went ahead and drove the car on my normal test route and upo...
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABW33424
this vehicle came to me with the complaint that the convertible top would open and/or the windows would open, after the vehicle was locked with the remote. since the car came in i have not been able to re-create the problem, but after locking it with the remot...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L key VIN: WBAVB17556
New customer whose square key pops out of ignition slot when pushed in. Customer states this started happening after her car was worked on by another undisclosed shop. Car will run fine but you have to reinsert square key in slot and push it in shut off car.
2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Charging VIN: SAJDA24C71
Hey Guys, This vehicle got towed in, battery dead. Charged up battery, vehicle started, not charging. Has only three wires going to Alt., Battery positive, wire going to charge lamp, and last wireto 5 AMP fuse in engine compartment. Battery light goes out aft...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY15492
hi group, dont work on very mant of these at all, smoked evap system no leaks found at all, this uses a dmtl in which it uses current to determine if there is a leak, high current its tight, low current it has a leak, dont no where to go from here, has someone... Trouble codes: P1451 (leak detection)
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft VIN: 1290662F00
hi all,has anybody sucssefully re-sealed the soft top bow cylinders on these vehicles,new are quite expensive in ausie land,
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Safety VIN: 154MB75SDF
I have a 99 MB E430, window wiper stop working, I allready check the fuses and is power in the swicht and in the window motor, buy I cant's find the relay.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic Level control Light comes on VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Air Suspension Warning keeps coming on and faults are: C1322- Fault with right front solenoid valve 1 C1322- Fault with right front solenoid valve 2 These are supposed to be in the right front axle dampning valve unit.Does any one know where this unit is locat...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WVWMA63BXX
PLEASE HELP...I bought this car to fix up,it blew a timing belt and bent the valves, had the head rebuilt, valves and valve job, now it won't idle. If I give it a little gas it will run but on acceleration it surges up and down, up and down and gives me a code... Trouble codes: P1545
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L air bag VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
On it's last visit to my shop, we got an SRS/airbag code 01218, passenger side, side airbag high resistance, shorted or open. I'll be bringing the vehicle into the shop with me tomorrow. If anyone has run into a wiring issue with this condition, I'd love to he...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L brake pad wear indicator VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
hi, i just replaced front and rear brake pads and rotors on this 2000 vw passat. it has brake pad wear sensors on both front inner pads and none on the rear. the brake pad wear indicator was not on prior to service. the indicator is currently on. there is good...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L improper decell VIN: WVWPD63B62
this is strange. during deceleration the car wants to keep going the same speed. if you put it in neutral, the rpm shows 800, but in gear it feels like the cruise is on. no engine braking. I cleaned the throttle and performed the throttle adaptation- no differ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L valve interferance VIN: 3VWBP21C42
vehicle towed in with oil pan damaged,oil pump broken,chain come apart and timing belt broke.Can any one tell me this engine is valve interferance or not.Thanks guys
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWB341S25
HELP VW TECH!! This Jetta came in with high idle between 1800-2000rpm surging. When I disconnect MAF sensor idle would drop to 850rpm.I notice MAF sensor was reading 1-2 g/s @ idle no surge and STFT.+25, LTFT 0. Had 4 DTC with my genisys. 1.ECT circuit high, 2... Trouble codes: N/A (Ect circuit high volts), N/A (Ect circuit high volts), N/A (Ect circuit high volts), N/A (Ect circuit high volts)
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Starting VIN: YV1JS8838P
calling all volvo techs we got this 93 volvo 940 that has been a real pain it ome in on the hook would not start have replaced the crank sensor the one that was on there had the yellow stripe those are know to have problems has had cap rotor plugs and wires r...

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2003 Audi A6 3.0L soft brake pedal VIN: WAUJT64B43
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. I ended up taking out the MAster cylinder and bench bleeding it then reinstalled it.I still had air in the lines so I open up the right rear bleeder screw and did a gravity bleed for almost 45 minutes. Air bubles...
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Alignment VIN: WBAGB4318L
Thank you for all the responses, unfortunately we are still dealing the pull issue. We are currently waiting for additional information. I have no further information other than I have already posted.
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WBAEG2310M
This car was in need of climate panel the heater valve was lacking power to valve and the power comes from the climate panel I gave ignition power to valve and is working at this time with all other repairs I decided to patch this up with suppling power all is...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L head gasket VIN: WBAAM5334X
Wow! Great responses from everyone. Thanks to everyone who gave me input on this vehicle. I decided to put the head back on and try to re-torque before going any further as many of you suggested. I never even made it to the second torque angle and the threads ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Well the car is fixed. I replaced the fuel cut off valve, the fuel temp sensor is intergral to the valve. When I bench tested it it was within specs. approx. 1800 ohms, however after I checked the wiring and the connectors I new I had a bad PCM or a intermit... Trouble codes: P0180.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L windows,power seats VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Replies received gave me the necassary confidence to replace left front DCM.All is well.Many thanks.
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L parktronic VIN: 4JGBB75E57
i have replace control unit for partronic new version of box three version since oe on the car looks like this box if a problem dealer had it in stock need sds to program parameter like width of licence plate contry and so on thanks for the input from all the...
2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label 6.7L Unknown VIN: SCBLC31E31
customer picked vehicle up and has experienced the same issue transmission slipping for a stop light he will take car to dealer since I had very little leads, I will keep in contact with customer to find out the outcome. Stewart
1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L No Start VIN: WP0JE0933J
Thanks again to all who replied to my help request. My customer just called me today and would not approve any more diagnostic time or any of the repairs and/or component replacements at this time. However I did recheck some of my tests after reading the repli...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B8S
After unplugging and reinstalling electrical plugs on the crank and cam and all other sensors,the vehicle started and has been running ever since...customer took for the weekend and hasn't had a problem with it since.Closing this case,but not sure it is fixed....
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L ABS, Cruise Control VIN: YS3ED58E7X
Hi again, everyone, and thanks to all who took the time to respond. The problem with this car turned out to be the ABS pump/module assembly. I mentioned that it had been changed. There is a completely different assembly (though it will mount and plug up perfe...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BIX
I found our problem with car yesterday. Appently some had left the moon roof open and the drivers floor board had water under it that had made it's way into the protevive box for the comfort control module and it had corrosion built up in the connectors. t...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M25
Many thanks to all the members that replied with such helpful information. At this time the vehicle has not been back with any problems. My service manager has been in contact with the customer over the past few weeks and so far the check engine light has not ... Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1SW61R62
Shortly after posting my question the symptom became severe and was clearly a problem.Accessed final stage behind glovebox and verified a control problem.Customer declined to replace CCM at this time.
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