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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3337X
This one has my mind boggled. We replaced a valve cover gasket on this car and, when we started it and ran it a few minutes it started making a whistling noise. The noise is coming from the hose that comes off the valve cover and goes to the breather valve. Ne... Trouble codes: 1119 (engine throttle mechanical fault), 228 (fuel trim b2 range exceded), 227 (fuel trim b1 range exceded), 202 (fuel trim b1 control limit), 203 (fuel trim b2 control limit), 243, 238, 242 (misfire cyl 6 1 5)
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Control Unit VIN: 5UXFA53563
The "MAX A/C" function was working before I replaced the compressor and auxiliary fan, and now it is not. I've also noticed the auxiliary fan doesn't always come up to full speed when ti should. I suspect the HVAC Control module is failing. Has anyone experie...
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: WBAEV53484
Hi guys, I got this vehicle from another shop. They recently replaced the head gasket and now it have an extended crank issue. Holding down on the gas pedal will not help it fire up right away. Scan for codes and this is what I got. P0727, p0700, p1315, and p2... Trouble codes: P1315, P2766, P0727
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, only goes to 2000 rp VIN: WBAWB33507
Dear BMW friends, after the BMW dealer installed CAS unit and coded it, (yes, customer supplied me with the coding sheet from ISTA from the the dealer) CEL came on and car is running all the time in LIMP mode (40km/h) max 20 miles @ 2.000 rpm. Anyway, we read... Trouble codes: 2A3F, 2A77
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Tcm VIN: SAJKX6248V
Customer brought car right back & I got to experience first hand instrument cluster going dead for a split second with all red & yellow warning lights cycling followed by trans MIL flashing & shifting problems & Airbag fault display on. This occured repeatedly...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: SALME11494
I am at this point running out of logical thinking and I need some help. The power at the light bulb socket is about 7 volts, the light bulbs are 12 volts. Everything work on the cluster the only problem is the back light for the oil service and inspection win...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L prop shaft? VIN: WDBRF92HX6
Hey folks, This car has a whole body vibration at 40-50-mph. We sold it but it,s still under factory warranty. Several visits there including their district service rep could not pinpoint vibration. We suspect the propeller shaft is out of balance. Web surf sh...
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation
This is going to sound like some elementary stuff but I'm going to ask anyway. This is my personal car and I have been fighting vacuum leaks. I ended up replacing the lower injector inserts and o-rings. I replaced the injectors last year with Bosch replacement...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Misfire, harness VIN: 3VWDD21C9S
I'm getting ready to install the overlay harness to repair the coil wiring. tsb group 97 04-02. The TSB applies to 2001 & 2002 Golfs, Jettas and GTI's The harness the dealer supplied is the one in the TSB. The TSB has some specific instructions for certain ye...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C21
hi guys a have a beetle from a next shop with a code p1340 cam sensor. the shop change the timing belt . can clear the code . sensor has clean signal looks good .question this car has variable valve timing .can that set the code than you guys
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Battery VIN: 3VWDD21C53
Customer experiences dead battery EVERY morning for the past couple weeks. Charging system at 13.5 volts under load, battery tested good. Has HUGE parasitic draw of roughly 2.5 amps afer vehicle goes to 'sleep'. I've pulled all fuses individually to watch from...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L starter VIN: WVGBC77L94
this touareg was towed in . customer said it died while driving. won't even crank.scanned and found code p0865. tcm comm. circuit low. checked power and grounds to tcm no problem found.decided to check power and grounds at pcm and found no power at term.3. mit...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L none VIN: WAUDC68D61
i cleaned the mass air flow sensor and all is well thanks guys Trouble codes: P0171.
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L all gears
well I installed a second used transmission, The vehicle still had the exact same problem. did more checking of wiring and anything else I could think of, we decided to try another transmission and it worked perfectly. Glad to see the car leave. thank you fo...
2006 BMW M5 5.0L SMG clutch valve VIN: WBSNB91086
This was fix a weird one. The only way of passing "valve characteristcs" adaptation was changing the position of the clutch travel sensor in order to cheat system. Considering clutch kit is like new and there is no other damage to fork or slave cylinder it is...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Wheel Speed Sensors VIN: SALJY1248W
Be Sure to look at Ted's Reply, this seems to be a great source for these parts. I am sure that the "Bush", which really was my question, should be replaced, what the Hey $18 each why not??? As I couldn't get the sensor through the door for less than $300 The ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, idles too high VIN: WDBRF64J21
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I swapped MAF's with another vehicle and performed a fuel mixture adaptation and the problem seemed to stop for the most part. Still seems to want to idle a bit high from time to time(1000 to 1200 rpm then after a min... Trouble codes: P2004, P0170, P0173, P0221, P0120, P0110 (Intake air temp sensor.).
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L CV joint boot VIN: WDBRF84J83
From what I learned from the service department at a local dealership these specific front axle inner boots are difficult to install reliably. If you press them on they can still come off. One response suggested peening the metal band, this might be effective....
2007 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo 2.0L starter VIN: 1MLT456235
fixed as replied not a bad job just hard to get head around lowering engine to replace starter thanks.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M51
Thank you to all who responded. Thank you to Mark who answered my question about the lift sensor. The pump had failed and a replacement solved the problem.
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L system pressure solenoid sth VIN: YV1LW5536W
I have a fix fot this car it needs a new transmission. I got just 2 replies. One was to try a trans flush which we did. It did not help at all. The other was to test the sth solonoid circuit which I chose not do because, through my research, there was a sli...
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L park assist system VIN: YV1SZ59295
Thanks for all your help and explination of the codes listed. I'm not sure why alldata dosn't list any information on the park assist system... After closely inspecting the pam i noticed a little bit of corrosion on the terminals. so i cleaned the contacts and...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Rear Pads VIN: YV1MS38215
Thanks for the replies, the fix was to put the pads with the spring made on the top on the inside position and the pins that look like they should fit the caliper piston should be on the outboard side. No more rattle from the rear pads now !!!
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