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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D2V
Hi everyone. Stuck on a 1997 audi A4. Car came in with poor idle, misfire, surging and check engine light on. Scanned system to find code P0303 (misfre cyl. 3). I then wet down wires to find arching deep in cyl. 3 spark plug hole. Replaced wires and plugs (gap... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51CX2
hi guys, this one is driving me crazy. the car runs perfectly ok. after is driven about 120 miles or so from a cold start then the i get a message on the dash that say's cruise control disconected at about 3 seconds later i get a second message engine overheat... Trouble codes: P0115 (temp sensor)
2002 Renault SCENIC 2.0L Mechanical VIN: VF1JA13022
hey renault tech's This 2.0lt scenic came in on a tow truck because the owner did not listen to a tech regarding changing your timing belt at 80,000kms. It bent all 16 valves. Upon installation, I found that the exhaust valve timing changes by one tooth when y...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J35
Hello all, Work mainly on other German cars VW/Audi is not my thing. Anyway I have this 2005 jetta tdi wagon well maintained that has a p101 Channel 93 decel values are .80 range is .90-1.25 replaced Maf, Egr vacuum unit broken, cannot buy just vacuum unit so ... Trouble codes: P0101

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2006 Audi S4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZZZ8E76
hi,finally got the car to fault with the scope connected and could see the problem on the switch side going to ground, double checked at the ecu and found problem to be the ecu and have ordered new one, many thanks to those who helped. Trouble codes: P0208.
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABF3307P
Thank you to those of you who helped me out here. Once I was able to trace the wiring with some schematic help the problems became a lot more clear. It turned out the Sunroof had a bad relay and the power window switches weren't getting the signal through th...
1997 Ferrari F355 GTS 3.5L abs VIN: ZFFXR41A8V
Thanks goes out to all that replied. I learned a lot about the braking system (ATE system) in this vehicle. I also learned ATE has a web site along with a hot line in Germany. This brake system was also used in earlier Porsche vehicles. We wanted to do further...
1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALHV1247N
All voltage resistance readings are taken at the ECU. Double checked for voltage drops on all grounds at the ECU, as well as consistent stable power. I also cleaned all grounds under the hood one more time. Replaced the ECU with a used one, code 14 is gone ... Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant Sensor).
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L keyoff draw VIN: WMWRC334X4
Well, We ended up sending the Mini to the dealer. Without being able to scan the system, we had no clear-cut direction and little info on even the locations. I will post an update when we hear from the customer. Here is what we learned: Andrew & Randy confirme...
2001 Opel astra g 1.4L t/bar VIN: WOLOXCF081
i removed the centre console to check the lockout switch at the base of the t/bar,found that micky mouse had made a meal of the brown earth wires,repaired the damage,works ok now,have set some mouse traps on the floor to try and catch the little bugger.
2005 Renault clio 1.6L valves, head VIN: 3BNBB2J665
Thanks for the replies, special thanks to mike from spain. Amazing answers from all over the world. All finished and running great, The half moon item caused some problems, its the back of the camshafts the groove disects the cams in 2 unequal parts a large a...
1984 Volkswagen Quantum Wolfsburg Edition 2.2L shifter VIN: WVWGB033EE
Thank you to all that replied, this site has proven to be time and time again one of the best tools in our box! The Audi kit part number for the shift kit bushings worked out, the shifters back together. We now have another problem with the shifter but we will...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Valves VIN: WV2ZB0253E
The customer opted to buy a rebuilt 2.1 engine "online" (in lieu of tearing apart his) and dropship it to us to install. We've yet to receive it so the van sits taking up space until it gets here. I will post an update in the future once we tear down the probl...
2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ5
Many thanks to those who took the time to reply. This was ultimately a self made problem but the reason it was so vexing was because there is no information/schematic diagrams for the components involved. There is also not much experience out there regarding ...
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