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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28DXX
I work on thees all the time but this one is a hard case. Misfire on cylinders 1,2,4 and 6. this is a slight misfire on thees four cylinders, not a dead misfire. poor idle noticeable poor acceleration and a blinking mil lamp. removed the injector rail and saw ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0302, P0306, P1300
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUDF78E26
vechile came in complianing of vibration in gear at idle doesn't seem to be misfiring at all put jack under pan to eliminate mounts still has vib in gear at idle it does seem to be a little shakier at idle and only in gear no codes is this normal or should i b...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L covertible top VIN: WBAK7328VE
Hi all, This Bimmer had a plugged drain in the top stow compartment, and filled the back seat area w/ water. It was a bit cold here in the SF bay area, possibly affecting operation, but the second time I attempted to raise the top, it bogged down, similar to ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L remote control VIN: WBACD4321W
I bought the new remote control, ( is it not part of the key) now i need to reprogram it, I know that it takes an specific procedure of opening and closing doors, trunk etc, but I could not find it printed anywhere to follow it properly. Is there anyone that c...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L ses light on VIN: WBDAM6343Y
i am using a modis 9.2 to pull codes the service engine soon light is on the only code i have found is the instrument panel code (cf service interval reset). i have reset this code but it comes back. i have reset all service intervals at the bmw round dlc with...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL934X2
BMW techs, this car has been haunting me! Cust said MIL light cam on while on a road trip. Checked the oil and found it to be a quart low. Brought it in, we performed a synthetic oil change and cleared light. Came on a week later w/ same 2 codes. After doing s... Trouble codes: P0013 (Camshaft Actuator B Bamk 1 Malf), P0014 (Bank 1 Timin Over Advance)
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L ignition system VIN: SAJEA03V83
any help would be greatly appreciated.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L blend door/flow direction VIN: BA48D0JA09
I can't get the mode switch to change the direction of airflow through the HVAC box. I did some research and found that the vacuum crossover switch/ hvac vacuum switch over valve should should be tested but I can't find it. If someone can point me in the right...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA48D4K
Help please I have a 1989 Mercedes 560sl we installed a used motor in. I have never been able to get it to idle right since, when its cold it idles worse like an engine miss, as soon as you come off idle its smooth, after it warms up its runs much better but s...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
vehicle come in and had multiple misfires, customer said plugs were original w/ 140,000 miles on them. i replaced the plugs and a serpentine belt. vehicle run fine. i cleared the codes with my red brick (snap-on) and they didn't clear so, i unhooked the batter...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Lighting VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Having some trouble w/ the HID headlamps in this S500. Vehicle came in w/ the r/f low beam out. Looked like a body shop had tried to repair the headlamp assy (tabs were broken and glued in place). I removed the headlamp and powered the ballast (brown and white...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Drivers seat,Head lights,blower motor VIN: 4T1BK36B85
Have a 2002 Mercedes Wagon E-320,(Problems with car),Drivers seat won't go back or forward,tilt seat works and head rest works,steering wheel auto won't work,blower motor fan for heater won't come on,also having problems with head lights keep blowing out.All h...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SMART 42 .8L No Start VIN: WMEAJ00FX5
Checked for any stored codes in both Mercedes and generic formats and found none. Vehicle has no fuel comong up to the injectors. Dropped the tank and exposed the pump found good power and ground to the pump. If we attach the harness back to the fuel pump the ...
1977 Porsche 911 S 2.7L No Start VIN: 9117211967
hello evry one we have a 77 911 that has been sitting for a year or two the car has spark and turns over fine the problem is its dumping massive fuel in the cylinders and fouling out plugs so any ideas on this would sure help thanks tony
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lack of power VIN: 3VWRF81H5W
Okay VW techs I need your help on a diesel. I have this 1998 turbo diesel with a lack of power complaint. Only one code stored 00575 map sensor difference. When the car originally came in the complaint was for a coolant leak and low power. I replaced the timin... Trouble codes: 00575 (map sensor control difference)
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LW5579W
After not finding any inputs causing malfunction, replaced ECM after witnessing several erratic injector firing events. One pulsewidth was over 120ms! When this happens at idle speeds, the car stalls. When it happens at cruise, there is a misfire, usually sing...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L driver info center VIN: YV1SW58D91
this volvo intermittently has all the lights (abs,traction control srs ck.engine light etc.)in the driver info center come on.No codes & no problems are present when this happens.It is very intermittent & does not happen often.We replaced the battery,because i...

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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABS53421
THank you all who replied,We sent the car to a bmw dealer for a new dme and coding, Thanks. Trouble codes: P0604, P0505.
2002 BMW M5 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBSDE93402
We had to send it of to BMW for a reprograming recall. We found a dealer that is also a testing station.
2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Self-leveling 2 axle suspension system VIN: 5UXFA93586
I received two replies that suggested rechecking the entire system for leaks, no leaks in system at this time. I received one reply that suggested looking for system error through live data...grounds etc. So far, I have not been able to get the system to opera...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDB2200752
Further investigation pinpointed the noise to Gudgeon knock on the left side. Interestingly the noise disappeared after a drive on the open road, and would again appear after idling again for a few minutes. Advised the owner of the fault and they chose to live...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRE33403
Thanks for the support! We were able to do the clutch without any special tools. Thanks to Greg and Dan for the chain and needle nose tips. (big help) The clutch alignment tool was in our clutch kit. Thanks Barney for the words of encouragement. The Mini is ...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33587
Hi thanks for all the responses. With the knowledge that the codes related to evap it made the job much easyer. I found a broken wire that had rubbed through the harness. This wire was the power wire to the LDP once this was fixed and the codes cleared all was... Trouble codes: P2419, P2401, P2418, P2400.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Speedometer, ABS VIN: YS3DF55K9Y
It took a while but it's finally fixed. Thanks to all for the input. The ABS module was the problem. I sent it out to BBA for rebuild. They said it was not rebuildable. Seems this is a common problem with these Bosch units. Bought and installed a used un...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Inner axle seal VIN: YS3FD79YX6
I replaced the seal with the 90-542-019 part. The old seal had some numbers stamped on it that the new seal didn't have, whether that means anything or not, I don't know. The trans oil level was correct and the vent was clear. I gave the car a 20 mile test ...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWCA0152K
Thanks guys, you all were helpful in guiding me. I found the OXS Thermoswitch and it works but the terminals were looking a little grey and dirty so those are sorted now which helped a lot. The other thing that was pointed out and turned out to be the case w...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63BXW
I waited till last minute to close because i was waiting to hear if customer brought to dealer - apparantly not. Had varying info on this code. I go along with the fact that its a electrical issue and not a mechanical one. My feeling is a wiring issue. Double ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V9M
Well I think what you guys were trying to tell me was to replace the coil with genuine VW. (just kidding) Installed factory VW coil. Of course the car runs, we will see how long. I'll keep you posted. Thanks, Jeff
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L backfire VIN: 9BWBT21J71
I do not have a fix for this car, but I would like to close with a summary. First off I want to stress that this only occured on start-up, and the car never exhibited any driveability problems. Several replies suggested a lean condition or a bad MAF. I would e...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
This volkswagen is finally fixed.Once basic pump timing was set with holding tools we still needed some small adjustment as the engine was very noisy. I think timing was a little advanced. We moved the pump pulley VERY SLIGHTLY toward the rear of car and engi...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L in car VIN: WVWTU63B15
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J35
Thanks all, Dominic from Massachussets thanks you led me in the right direction. As i mentioned this car had no performance issues, there was black smoke sometimes that was repaired with a new EGR/ Cooler unit, I just needed the vacuum unit that was broken not... Trouble codes: P0101.
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