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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUB584AZR
Thanks for reading this post. This is the first time we have seen this vehicle, it came in with a complaint of a misfire. We scanned the car and got 00554 lambda sensor control 2 adapt limit exceeded int. The vehicle does not have a hard miss, it idles slightl... Trouble codes: 00554 (Lambda sensor control 2 adapt limit exceeded intermittent)
2005 Audi A3 2.0L security
what is the procedure correct for this work. the engine code is BLX
1998 BMW M3 3.2L top VIN: WBSBK033XW
Thank you all in advance for any help you may provide. I replaced the front lock motor as another shop twisted so hard on the manual allen that they broke the gear inside. I locked the top down manuelly and the light on the switch is flashing. I read the intia...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03XYD
Code 42 will pop up every time, but only on the right bank. I tested the system by a voltage test at the cats and then by swapping the feeds to the cats and the code remained on the right bank not staying with the right side cat. The results were still the sam... Trouble codes: 42 (abort heating e cat 1)
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L compressor VIN: 5UXFA535X3
There is 4.6 volts on the signal wire to the compressor all the time.I hooked up a scan tool and the a/c module is reconizing the a/c command on and off from the button but no compressor operation.I can not find a description of how this circuit works any wher...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Eliminate Xenons? VIN: WBAET37443
Hi there, I have one that I am not sure what to do with. Typical of these days, I have a customer in with a car and they are really broke. They have this 325I with the Xenon headlamps. One lamp is out and they are very expensive. I warned them that problems w...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Surge VIN: SAJFY1748N
Hello Jaguar Techs This vehicle has a high idle, up to 1800rpm and surges when engine is cold and you first start engine in the morning, after engine is warm will not do it again, and idle will be normal, we noticed that if we move the lever in the throttle bo...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cruise control VIN: SALJY1246X
We have the cruise control fixed by installing cruise control ECU from other car. Part #AMR1173 (5GA 004 397-12) made by Hella- same for 1995 Classic and Discovery I up to 1999. My question is: if anybody is rebuilding these units? Land Rover dealer doesn't h...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALTY154X2
this 2002 landrover discovery series 2 came in for a clunk on acceleration that suposedely was not there previously. i have taken over on this car and can report the information that i have been told. the clunk is heard on acceleration usually in higher gear...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WBDEA26D2J
I have a no start condition. It will start on propane. I have pressure on the air flow plate and can feel the plunger and see the plate pull down while cranking. If I have system pressure and push down on the plate it does not help it atart and pushing with s...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 4-2 shift VIN: WDB1240302
customer says car drops down to second gear when driving open road speeds. then stays in second gear for a long time. When ever I drive the car, it does not play up.No harsh changes or slipping does not take long to get reverse. Any common problems with this t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G4W
Vehicle came in with po133 bank 1 sensor 1 slow response code. Tested original sensor-resistance higher than spec and moving slow. installed new sensor and on cold start up, sensor takes about 20-30 seconds to start moving (sensor is from World Pac-bosch, and ... Trouble codes: P0133
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 00000000
this car runs great,but i cant get rid off the ck engine light,its giving 02 sensor heater codes,and the sensors are new.they are a 4 wire sensor. 3.0volts-ground-12.4volts and the 0.4 ref signal.that light should be of,but i dont know what else to try.im usin... Trouble codes: P0141, P0155
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L 2-3 Shift VIN: WMWRC33516
We have this mini with hard lateral shifting, we found tsb in all data for gear switching unit and cable check. We removed cables and found switching unit bad. My question is if there is anything unusual about replacing unit. All data had no information. It lo...
1970 Rolls Royce extended 350CID brakes
i have a 1970 rolls that needs a brake job ,,, aside from the hydralics that i hope are in good working order ,, is there a reliable source anyone has to get parts for this vehicle i am assuming it needs rotors pads and reman calipers as well as possibly a r...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L long cranking to sta VIN: YS3DD55NXX
This is a new customer and we have no history. This car came in on a hook with a no start condition. we found no compression (blown headgasket). The Dad does not know how hot it got before it died. We replaced the head gasket, had the head surfaced,replace bot...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: YS3DD58H91
cold start // cold soak ,,runs rough ,, black smoke , unstable idle ,, after one minute runs smooth ,, fuel pressure good ,, tried new coil pack ,, air meter seems ok ,, no codes runs fine at cruise speed ,, symptoms only first thing in the morning , ,,, had...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3ED58E21
need help with this saab. customer said the car will not start on occaison.all you get are dash lights on.wait about 1/2 hour and car will start. this happens intermitant. will happen cold are hot. been here three times.can not get vehicle to fail when here.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63BXX
Extreme caution was used to insure there was no interference when mating the engine to transmission. Upon starting and attempted test drive the transmission acted like it was trying to engage two gears. Since it is a shop owned car we moved it aside for a coup...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L airt bag VIN: WVWSL61J94
We have this wonderful VW... Air bag light is on. VAG code is 01221. Drivers side impact sensor. I have checked the "knowledge base" and there seem to be plenty of issues with the control modules, but I didn't see much in regards to that sensor. The module num...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD31Y05
Vehicle came in with MIL lamp on. Found misfire codes stored in computer. Knowing the coil packs had been replaced with the newly designed VW coil packs, and with no performance issues found in any condition, we replaced the 4 plugs due to visable wear and cle... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CY592X6
After replacing both ho2s sensors, vida would not reset the two codes for the rear sensor. We performed a hard-reset which did allow the codes to reset. We test-drove the car, & rechecked for codes before releasing the car to the customer. The mil came on afte... Trouble codes: ECM22, ECM22

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Alignment VIN: WAUYP54B31
Thanks for everyone's help. I called the VW/Audi dealer and they don't even have the special tools for the alignments. The tie rods were marked for height when reinstalled. While the car was on the rack the camber was out ever so slightly. I removed the bolts ...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKN6745T
Thank you very much to all of you who offered time and advice. the car is fixed at no extra cost only # 4 coil replaced at $127.38 canadian tax included
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L sensors VIN: WDBKK49F82
Thank You brothers,finaly today i fix car,needs just reasambly back. A.Transmission dosnt have any problems,but i remouve and inspect inside(plate new,oil fresh) B.Problem with transmission was ESP/ABS problem,rear wheels dosnt show rotation and after couple m...
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WVWAA71K88
Thank you Pros! I got it. I started from the front driver side. Next is driver rear side. Last is pass side rear. It was really tricky. Anyway, I should disconnect two hoses. Good summer days!
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