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1995 Audi 90 2.8L tcm, ecm, brakes VIN: WAUBA88CXS
hello. i have a communication problem with all the control modules. i need to clear codes again on the transmission, i have vag com software, and it works on other vws, but will not communicate with this one. it is OBD1. i have a genisys with the OBD1 cable an...
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBABB2302J
Well I'll start with the problem as I see it. This BMW 325i is misfiring on #3 and #6 cylider. Spark is good, fuel pressure is good, Noid light showed good electrical circuit. Ive replaced all ignition parts.(cap, rotor, plugs, wires) n my scanner it shows my ...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4318N
Hey, hope someone can assist us. We are pulling our hair out. Car came in as a no start, no fuel and no spark. We replaced the ecm about 6 months ago with a used unit as the org. had water intursion. We pulled the computer, area seemed dry so we unplugged and ...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCC8323S
Vehicle came in with multiple coolant leaks and gage running hot, but not overheating. Fixed all coolant leaks and replaced thermostat. Afterward, bled system with no problem and checked for leaks. Car runs great and has no apparent problems, except one that w...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCB34D2M
HELP! Having a challenge with this one. Deliverd here running very poorly after a recent cylinder head replacement elsewhere. The customer suspected pump timing. According to service information, the pump was off about 120 degrees. After setting the pump up pe...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Engine Noise ?? VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
This vehicle has been meticulously maintained and always used synthetic oil. Came in with coolant leak (no signs of over heating), due to broken radiator. Customer noticed wiff of smoke and stopped driving immediately. Upon repair of cooling system and ensurin...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L HVAC system VIN: YS3ED59Z12
I'm approaching my wits end with this '02 9-5. This vehicle entered the shop with a complaint of no heat. No codes were present in the HVAC head when scanned with our tech 2. I disassembled the dash to the point where I could see the cabin air mix motor on the...
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F4GG61685
good day all i have a crazy one this car starts and runs nicely the check enginelight is flashing very fast there are no repeat no missfires this car runs well. and i have swapped in a good ecu no differance. the fun parts is with the key on the a/c compressor...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B5X
hi all you vw techs, this thing was towed in for a no run, customer claims it ran fine when she parked it a month ago. cranks ok wont idle unless you hold t pedal down a little, wont race up has a code p1545 throttle control epc. mitchell diag. says to unplug ... Trouble codes: P1545 (throttle control)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWAC21C2Y
it has a lean code it has a brand new maf and there is no vacume leaks in the car the fuel pressure is in spec Trouble codes: P1128
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCS21C01
My main question is will the engine start & run without an instrument cluster? The vehicle arrived without a cluster. My job is to remove the engine & harness & then set it up to run on a dyno. I remove all the unnecessary wiring from the loom such as lighting...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 9BWGB61J72
Help please VW Techs! This Golf came in with all the shift indicator positions illuminated ( like it was in all the gears at the same time),in limp home mode and when in park the customer said it was making a grinding noise.We have never duplicated the noise b...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L coolant light VIN: 3VWCB231C1
Car came in with red coolant light on in dash.Found water pump bad.Replaced pump belt t stat.And all good for about 2 months.Know the red coolant light comes on after you drive about 8 miles.If you put scan tool on car the car runs between 195 and 199 dependin...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L fuel out of exhaust VIN: 3VWBP21C43
car came in not running and injector pump leaking. we installed a reman injector pump from vw dealer. now the car will start after long crank time and we are getting a lot of diesel out of exhaust with lots of smoke. it looks like the engine oil is rising a li...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L camshaft cover VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Good afternoon all, I'm writing in an attempt to verify the correct terminology for what I would call a cylinder head cover or a camshaft cover. Is it called a carrier plate as alldata implies? My second question is in regards to the torque specification for t...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L camshaft cover VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
we are redoing the sealant for the cam cover and replace the oil cooler and pcv and cleaning the oil block. Just check with you guys to see if there are any special concerns we need to deal with. we have done the timing belt on this car before and several othe...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP64B41
This has been long suffering. The fortunate thing is the customer allowed me the time to sort it out. The biggest problem was that this system (2.7 Bi-turbo) has a different test sequence that the more common 2.8l. It runs like this. SAI only operates if star... Trouble codes: P1423 (Secondary Air Injection low flow Bank 1), P1411 (Secondary Air Injection low flow Bank 2).
2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUVC68E33
Thanks to all who responded. After checking powers and grounds at the ecm we discovered that the ecm was not grounding the circuit for the fuel pump relay. A new ecm corrected the problem. Thanks again.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBHA33GXF
Thank you Jim from Washington. It seems that there is a software program "issue" that when you clear the misfire codes that the adaptations do not reset. This caused the PCM to shut down that bank. I disconnected the battery, touched the cables together, let ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire).
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L altenator VIN: WDBUF26J15
this turned out to be a battery control module issue that the dealer was going to do.thanks for all the replies.
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G64
Thank you to all that READ my post. The problem was the t-stat. we had unstalled a t-stat frm World Pac. I was under the impression these were oem parts that were re-boxed. I guess that is not always true. the t-stat from saab was different in design. I also f... Trouble codes: P0116.
1990 Sterling 827 SLi 2.7L No Start VIN: SAXXS43K9L
Unfortunately the customer has decided that this car has served him well enough, and he pulled it out of the shop unrepaired and says he will be getting rid of it. Trouble codes: 17 (vss).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L p0171 VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
Thanks to all who offered help. We have felt from the beginning the issue appears to be vacuum related, however no amount of testing has confirmed this, other than a slight deviation in vacuum gauge @ idle, that steadies when engine is slightly revved. Other... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean VAG [...]).
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