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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGJ6320S
won't start intermittently. when it won't start there is no igniton or injector pulse, fuel pressure is good. check power supply from dme relay and it is good when car won't start. if you cycle the key on and off several times it seems to correct the problem a...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBADE5322W
Help BMW Techs! This BMW is setting misfire codes and while running the normal testing we have noticed the DME appears to be firing the # 8 coil at 3 times the frequency of the other cylinders. We have checked for the typical coolant wicking up the wire harnes...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAAM3348Y
Hello BMW techs! I have to do an engine replacement in this 00 323i to help out a friend. The information systems state that the transmission has to be removed from the vehicle first. Is this necessary and for what reason is this required? Any other tips on th...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L high idle VIN: WBADT63431
thank in advance for any help i have a 01 bmw 530i that keeps throwing a p0505 or bmw code 204 for idle plausibility. read couple other posts about smoking the intake on this car. smoked it found a small leak at what i beileve is the intake manifold runner con... Trouble codes: P0505, 204 (idle speed plausibilityleakage)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAET37472
bmw techs i'm looking for code info for 112 seat occupancy fault. the fault is intermittent so i dont want to waste alot of time. i have a code but no description as to wich seat it applies (passenger or driver) i suspect it is passenger but before i start i w...
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16443
please help. we have replaced camshaft,lifters,timing chain and spark plugs. we have good spark,fuel and valves seem to no be sticking,good compression and does not drop. what would be your next step? fuel trim all reads negative by the scan tool. Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304
2004 Maserati Coupe GT 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAMBC38A43
I have misfires on bank 5-8 sometimes on all 4 cylinders, sometimes only 5,7 & 8. I've moved around the spark plugs, moved around the ignition coils and the misfire hasn't alternated cylinders. I've checked for power and ground at all the connectors and everyt... Trouble codes: P1556 (unkown), P0300 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0307-), P0307 (p0308-), P0308 (testing and results)
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L oil in coolant VIN: WDBUF26J45
This Euro delivery CDI arrived with a profuse amount of oil in the cooling system. The accumulated sludge has nearly plugged the radiator and small lines. Customer actually had to add oil becuse low oil light kept coming on. We removed the oil cooler and repla...
2010 Mercedes-Benz 300e 2.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA26D7M
Hello, I have a 1991 mercedez benz 300e.It came in with leaking a headgasket and a start/stall condition.We repaired headgasket issue,But still have the start/stall problem.The vehicle is very hard to start.Checked fuel pressure,spark(ok),We replaced fuel spid...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
I have done everything I can to get this car to behave and it should be operating correctly but the intake cam does not advance as it should. I have replaced the oil pump pickup for sludge, checked cam timing at least 6 times, adjusted it according to the pr... Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft A over retarded)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSB69M51
01 VW Jetta, Car will crank then start and die like security issue. when the key is turned on all lights on cluster come on like check engine, abs, battery, airbag, etc. and they do not go out at all until key is turned off. Tach and fuel, temp, milage and clo... Trouble codes: 01314 (ecm vw codes), 777 (vw codes), 660 (vw codes)
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B82
Hi Group I suspect the problem with this car is a timing chain has jumped a few teeth. I use Alldata and it does not cover this engine very well. This is a 8 cylinder engine and I don't understand why I don't have 4 misfire codes, if 1 cam is out It should af... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft / Engine speed sensor Incorrect correlation), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSE69M53
New problem on this vehicle. I've had help on this car before, fortunately new problem. The temp light on the dash comes on periodically (flashing). My understanding is this is for level not temp, correct??? Temp guage stays @190 even though temp on scan tool ...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B24
ok gentlemen, here i have a 2004 passat. has multiple codes as you can see from above. the air filter is ok. there are no visible external vaccum/boost leaks that i can see using a smoke machine. the MAF is reading 0.0 grams per second at any rpm. it appears s... Trouble codes: P0102, P3041, P1136, P0171
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Steering Assist Module VIN: 3VWRM71K08
This Jetta will illuinate the Steering Assist light (Steering Wheel Icon) and have no power assist, we have power to the module and ground, using our VAG-COM we have found communication errors with Steering Assist Module in other modules, and during diagnosis ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: XV1TS90D4X
Car will start and run, idle a bit rough, check engine light on. Poor acceleration, be do not feel a missfire all of the time, but on accasion it will bump like a plug or coil?? We did test both of the front o2'S, and tested bad. replaced both with no good res... Trouble codes: P0155, P0134, P0300, P0306
1991 Yugo GV Plus 1.3L cv joint VIN: VX1BD1625L
The axles that are in the car are to small on the inboard bearings where goes into transmission. When you engage clutch makes loud clunking noise, which is the transmission moving until it catches up with the axle bearing, which are to small. I need to know i...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34BXX
we try swap a coolant temp sensor and a oe mass air sensor, still run rich. customer need [...] pick car up and will come back if check engine light on again. will update if i fix this, thank you again. Trouble codes: P1129, P1130, P1141.
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Noise VIN: WAULC68E74
Thanks to those who replied to my message this network is great. Ned from mass was right it has to do with crank case vacuum. The fix for this vehicle ended up being LOW crank case vacuum from a crack in pcv pipe above the oil filter housing under intake manif...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37484
First, big thanks for everyone's help. Most of you were right. We did the related TSB #SI B 23 03 04(There is an update for this TSB) and we installed a new pump. The old pump was pretty much dead. The car is fixed. When working on this problem, make sure the... Trouble codes: P1887 (manufacturer controlled transmission), 4F6F (hydraulic pump activation).
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Rear lights VIN: SAJDA24C71
I talked with Stewart Rosen about this car. He suggested that the problem may have to do with the headlight switch being on AUTO, and I asked the customer if that wasa the switch position they used most of the time, and he confirmed that it was. The upshot of ...
2005 Other European fortwo coupe .7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WME4503321
Thank the both of you who replied especially Steven from Virginia who recommended be calling the phone number on the engine tag. I called and they ended up walking me through checking the communications module located behind the driver's seat. I bypassed the c... Trouble codes: C1301, C1300, C1311, B1015, B1021, B1019.
1991 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L r/r caliper VIN: YS3CL58MOM
a rookie mistake not very familiar with saabs adjsted p-brake as multiple techs said and all is good.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L interior carpet rear drivers side. VIN: WVWMD63B2W
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L steering angle sensor VIN: WVWVD63B14
I watched the steering angle sensor readings (in the electric brake section of the scanner). Took the steering wheel off with wheels straight ahead, and then moved the steering angle sensor around untill I got close to 0 deg. then put it all back together an...
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