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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L seat belt light VIN: WBAAM3337Y
replaced passenger side buckle assembly for code 11. code comes right back, checked fuse f11 for buckle. removed fuse, inspected and reinstalled. Now no air bag light bulb check or warning light and seat belt light will not go out. Still shows code 11 as well.
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT53492
Started in mid-late summer. Initial code was P0174 System Too Lean Bank 2 Changed B1 Pre-Cat O2 sensor and reset. Vehicle runs rough/stumbles/misfires throws MIL lamp and smooths out. Usually occurs when sitting at a long light Then the following codes: P030... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1083, P1085
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compreesor VIN: WDBJF55FXV
I have a E320 that has no compressor engagement. I have pulled codes from a/c controller 227 outside air temp 231 coolant temp no info supplied by Mitchell. I did a sensor value test and both sensor values read "E". Wire diagrams do not show sensor connector p...
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4122336579
hey guys... iam sobbing on this saab,need help please!!! idles perfect, as soon as you try to accel. it surges and will not rev higher than 1900-2000 rpm. as you can see above,no codes,fuel pressure good, injector pulses good,timing and dist. advance all good....
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
Hello VW Guys,I need your help with this one, We have replaced the radiator,thermostat and hoses on this VW, so the system is totally empty, as per the dealer we should use only one bottle of G12 antifreeze wich is about 1.5liters(1.58 quart) to the whole cool...
2005 Volkswagen Caddy 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lacks power VIN: WV1ZZZ2KZ5
Hi guys, New customer drives in, repair history unknown. Have read the forums & looked at iatn but still lack info about this problem. Using scanner, at idle boost pressure is 1009.40 m/bar (1091.40 is specified). At 2730rpm, is 1183m/bar (1142.40 specified).... Trouble codes: P0234 (16618 Turbo overboost condition in one wire operating mode)

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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUM54D01N
Steering angle sensor had gone bad. That's why it would not finish it's relearn every time I initiallized it. To the last guy I had an error for the steering sensor I don't have the code # with me but I had good power and ground getting to the sensor also th...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEF78E96
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES, PROBLEM IS A DEFECTIVE NEW FACTORY PURGE VALVE. WE PUT IN ANOTHER ONE, CUSTOMER DRIVE FOR 2 WEEKS NOW, NO PROBLEM AT ALL. THANK YOU AGAIN AND MERRY CHRISTMAS Trouble codes: P2187 (bank 1 system too lean at idle no siganl communication), P0441 (evap emission control system incorrect flow lower limit exceed).
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L dash lights, brake lights VIN: WBAEU33483
iT TURNS OUT the ignition switch was the solution, thanks everyone! Ity easy to replace and was pretty cheap, Happy ending for sure!
2006 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAMCE39AX5
The scanner we have in compatable with this wonderful car! So off to dealer it went.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45A4E
Thanks for all your help, The replies all suggested different testing methods from checking cam/crank timing to cylinder leak-down tests as well as having the injectors and fuel distributor tested.De carbonizing was also suggested.I had checked the timing and ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L A/C system VIN: 3VWSE29M7X
Ended up being , the installer changed some connectors since the engine came from differant cars and the CTS and secondary air connectors were the same got them mixed up. The code for cam/crank variation was the upper timing chain tensioner broke.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 5th gear VIN: WVWPD63BX1
I appreciated the help offered. Yes, VW transmissions are always expensive I was told. There was some help offered related to how the trans works. I got a local trans rebuilder to drive the car, and he said if I took the trans out it might cost $1500 to patch ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPG21J51
Hi, thanks to all the technicians that helped me solve this problem on this vehicle. I just replaced the number 2, number 4, number 6 camshaft and the number 6 cylinder lifter. The car passed the smog check afterward. Trouble codes: P0306.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L wierd happenings VIN: YV1TS97D0X
I ended up buying this car because the owner wants out of it and he bought a Toyota. Good choice. I took it to the dealer to have a CEM and software because thats all thats left. Remember the car was at the dealer before he brought it to me and it cost him aro...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Headlamps VIN: YV1TS94D81
We received many ideas on this issue, some suggested going with a Bosch or factory alternator.Some suggested trying a different battery and we were going to let the customer try a loaner for a few days and see what happens.He never brought the car back for rou...
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