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1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZARED33E5S
I need some help I have suffered some brain fade and cannot remember how to pull codes on the 164ls, Can a old guy get some help. Thanks Bob
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L esp VIN: 3VWSE69M02
we've been working on this car for awhile. it came in 5 months ago for esp light coming on, we had code 01425 (yaw rate sensor G202) we first checked wiring in the pillars for any corrosion and water, found no problems, we then put in a new sensor and sent car...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L no acceleration VIN: TRUWT28N32
Car was towed in with no acceleration, scanned and found codes for throttle body and throttle controller,I replaced the throtttle body and tried to reset but no luck, came back with same codes. I replaced the throttle valve controller with dealer new, reset ag... Trouble codes: P1559, P1579, P1545
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Speedometer VIN: WBABK7321W
We have a 1998 BMW 328i cabriolet with an inoperable speedometer, odometer, and fuel consumption guage. We have replaced the speed sensor in the differential, tried two other guage clusters and an ABS module. I'm not sure if the ABS module is related to this p...
2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L stall on startup VIN: WBAAW33411
The problem is when you go to start the car for the first time on cold it starts and then almost imediantly stalls out. When you go to start it up again it does fine. After that it will be fine for the rest of the day. If push the pedal down slightly the car w...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L steering VIN: WBAGH83441
Hello Techs I have a serious problem and I need a serious help. I replaced a transmission on a 2001 BMW 740IL. After replacing the transmission, the owner came back for a vibration problem at 45MPH. I took the car for a short test drive and sure enough it was ...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L axle seal VIN: WBAEV334X3
We have this all wheel drive BMW that is leaking engine oil from the right axle seal. The info available on how this is set up is scarce. As I understand, for this to happen, there would have to be a problem with the tube going through the oil pan which is not...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1247V
Hello again. I'm trying to find some information here. I have this 1997 jaguar xj6 that i'm getting a p0331 code for the bank 2 knock sensor circuit. Just curious if anybody has messed with these much because this is the only one i've ever had the pleasure of ... Trouble codes: P0331 (Knock sensor circuit bank 2)
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L window VIN: SAJDA42C43
Hi all, I have this 03 jag xk8 conv in with a window problem. when you open the doors, window is supposed to go down a little to clear the top and then go back up when you close the door. Drivers side is ok but pass side will not go back up. I think all the sw...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Air Pump/Alternator VIN: WDB1260371
Well Mercedes Benz Guys I have this MB 500SEL that have broken A/P Bracket & also the Oil pan aluminum flange that support the bracket, due to very expensive cost to properly repair this car, and the owner very short on money, I was thinking if it is possible ...
2008 Other European fortwo pure 1.0L Align specs VIN: WMEAJ00F16
Looking for Alignment specs for above vehicle,can't find anywhere??Please help.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L drivers side power seat VIN: WP1AB29P04
ALOHA TECHS no movement at all from drivers seat, fuses are good scanned drivers seat module code 2323 (ref. voltage button block) found crimped harness under seat (voltage wire going to sw. repaired wire changed sw. now able to clear code but still no power s...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3RTY667YYY
just need the procedure to manually reset throttle body. thanks pictures are help full. Trouble codes: P1251
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWCB21C61
Came in with multiple codes, changed coolant temp sensor and drove fine for few trips (small trips) then started running rough, idle hunting customer also said they noticed it seems to use more fuel. Drove a few times to get check engine light and now have the... Trouble codes: P0172 (System to rich bank 1), P0139 (o2 sensor circuit slow response b1 s1), P0101 (MASS or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/ Performance), P1296 (Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Open / Short To B)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow Plugs VIN: 3VWRR69M34
This car is eating glow plugs and me. Dealer has replaced glow plugs under warranty/recall. Customer brought to us a month after with check engine light on and two glow plugs open circuit. Took back to dealer they replaced glow plugs and one week later same s...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5555V
HELP ME VOLVO TECHS. I have this volvo and I am scratching my head. Initially came in with MIL light on (P0133) tech noted that o2 sensor showed to be working at that time, cleared code and told cust to return if light comes on again. Couple weeks later, vehic... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2 circuit slow responce b1 s1)

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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCC8323S
Thank you to all that sent us help. I failed to mention that we had looked at the water pump and it was a replacement with a metal impellor that was attached well. When looking at data on our Verus, we noticed that other data was not what we expected and the...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1243V
Thanks for the input. I was well aware that the Jaguar system was different, to say the least. Thanks to Patrick from NY for enlightening me as to how different. Further investigation did uncover a vacuum leak (False air) in the crankcase breather hose. I repa... Trouble codes: P0132 (b1 s1 high voltage).
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 2.3L Horn VIN: 1110101207
Thanks to iATN and all that replied. Steve, Alain, Edgar,and Tony were right.It was the lower column shift rod insulator or bushing (part # 111 997 12 40) was gone from age, causing the shift rod to be too high putting pressure on the under side of the horn sw...
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F4GG61685
thank you to all that replied! i am an old saab guy and a suburu is not a saab the diagonstic plug was conected. the green one by the steering coloum. i can't believe aaa did that but the customer swears no one touched the car! pretty strong mice we have in co...
1997 Volkswagen SHARAN 2.8L engine VIN: WVWZZZ7MZW
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWAC21C2Y
i ended up putting another maf on the car and now it is fine Trouble codes: P1128.
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L rear axle VIN: YV1LW5242W
I noted in my initial request that the viscous coupler seemed seized but that the fault felt more like a chattering limited slip dif. I appear to have been mostly correct, I changed the dif oil and additive and backed the car up in circles and that made it mu...
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