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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28DXW
The first question I have is more related to my scanner. I am trying to do the throttle acuator relearn and can not find on mitchell the process. If anyone knows the process especially for the Matco Determinator I have the european files. I think I have to ent... Trouble codes: 16507 (tps low voltage), 17952 (throttle actuation signal high), 17953 (throttle valve regulation malfunction), 01274 (air flow flap motor)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L PCV Plate VIN: WBAGJ8329W
The noise came back and wanted to know if anyone has had multiple bad plates or something else that needs to maake the repair last longer thana year
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEV33405
Customer complaint is intermittant no start, cranking fine but not catching. Tested fuel pressure when not starting 45PSI. No codes. When it starts (just keep cranking and eventually it starts), it smokes black few a few seconds. If you cycle key several t...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Left Front Suspension Air Bag VIN: SALMF11464
after replacing the coolant hoses and thermostat, the next day, left front suspension air bag has no pressure. they drove the car that same day was fine in the morning and got problem in the afternoon. the left front suspension air bag has no pressure but the ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Asr VIN: WDBFA66E7M
Customer comment:ASR light comes on than the motor will stall,if you turn the key off and restart,it will be ok until the light comes back on than stall. I road tested vehicle and confirmed.this system has no self-diagnostic capability and i do not have MB bre...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBJF65H5X
This vehicle came in with BAS/ASR light on. We scanned and found codes C1000 for ESP and BAS control unit faulty and code C1332 for BAS solenoid valve faulty, as well as C1025 for CAN bus error. Research indicated that the module code was often the module and ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Electronic VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
vehicle came in we performed a trans filter and flush service. fluid was black prior, flush done with bg synthetic fluid. vehicle ran fine, came back with check engine light. codes p0720, p1605, p0500, p0600. found connector at trans wet. replace connector cle...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L compressor VIN: 4JGCB65E26
Greetings all..First, I would like to thank everyone who is reading this and that can help me solve this problem that I'm having with this 2006 ME/BE R350. The Compressor would stop working during the hot days and would stay off for a long time before it would...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L fuel pump VIN: 3VWDC21VXY
car is a cranks no start no fuel pressure found fuse # 18 blown power supply output from fuel pump relay. fuse supplies fuel pump,evap purge,secondary air valve,maf,o2 heaters,sec air relay,ldp, done wiggle test close visual inspection, road test no other blow...
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L brakes VIN: 31000961G3
any help would be greatly appreciated, I have a 03 XC90 with new front and rear brakes and what seems like that the brakes are ok. Car came in with an unusual pull to the right under moderate to heavy braking but the unusual thing was at say 30 mph you let go ...

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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUB584AZR
based on the input we received from the replies, we removed spark plugs and ran a combustion test. all cylinders were at 155-165 except #1 which was at 110. not sure if this is enough difference to be causing the problem because it does not miss solidly on #... Trouble codes: 00554 (Lambda sensor control 2 adapt limit exceeded intermittent).
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8323W
Well, It appears that I outsmarted myself on this one. Being this was my first BMW with a stalling complaint I decided to search the Fix Database. I came across a few where a cam sensor had been replaced only to have stalling and the cam sensor code return. In... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor malfunction).
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery draw VIN: 5UXFA53582
Basically all I was able to glean from the replies given was that yes, it could be just about any module staying awake, and the fix lies within finding the draw. In other words, I still have made no progress on this #$%#@ car. Thanks for taking the time to o...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L door locks VIN: SALME11403
After trying several procedures with no results the car was reprogammed with a more vehicle-specific scanner which was able to make everything work properly again.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G4W
Downstream sensor replaced with Bosch unit-both O2 sensors respond quickly upon cold startup. Customer drove vehicle long distance with no MIL reflag. Thanks to all replies, Bob- Trouble codes: P0133.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Timing/Balance Chain VIN: YS3FB49S83
Thanks to all that replied. Justin, you were right on the money, the guide that contacts the tensioner was broken and the chain had worn the tensioner rod almost down to the housing. The crank gear was worn badly also. Water pump and balance shaft gears looked...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWCD63B25
Thanks guys! Marc was right- the chain was stretched! What I dont get is we have seen these cars for years with far more miles and never done a chain!!Thanks again, Greg and crew
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