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2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L hesistation VIN: 4USBT53484
Hello BMW techs This car has very low mileage,customer stated that SES warning light was flashing while driving and engine started to hesitate, thereafter they turn off the engine and the car run fine, SES warning light is not on and engine did not malfunction... Trouble codes: P00, 101 (150 bmw code mass air or volume range perfomance), P0131
2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJJA42B4Y
This car was towed to the shop as a no-start. There was no CEL but I scanned the ECU anyway with a Autologic scanner. No codes were stored. Due to the description of the failure, I disconnected a fuel line and had an assistant crank the motor. No fuel pressure...
2003 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24CX3
Car exhibits a surge intermittently that has the feel of rich running. The rich codes have been flagging for a while for the other shop. Below is a summary of what I have checked. It feels like I am missing something. Scanned with IDS and AutoEnginuity. P0172... Trouble codes: P0172 (A bank 1 combustion too rich.), P0175 (B Bank 2 combustion too rich.), P0455 (EVAP leak detected large)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs/tc/hdc lights VIN: SALTY1244X
I'm running out of ideas on this troublesome ABS system and I'm gonna start pulling my hair out soon. I was fully expecting the ABS repair kit to solve the first 3 codes (if not the fourth, too) like the last 10 kits I've put in. Now I'm at a loss for where to...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E2S
car came in with check engine light customer state that car will stall intermittenly so we check for codes found code 24 so we replace crank sensor clear code and return car to customer 2 weeks later customer came back with check engine light pull code 19 and ... Trouble codes: 19 (fuel injectior circuit fault from fuel controle system), 24 (crankshaft position sensor signal fault from fuel ignition controle system)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J95
looking for some information on this little gem. car came in with slack chain. replaced the chain and tensioner and fired her back up. after some driving then sitting at idle it would turn on the cel and start to run rough. pulled a code p0304. ran compression... Trouble codes: P0303
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FD59Y26
Thank you for reading this. This car was towed in with a locked steering column and the message "Steering Lock Malfunction". In addition: 1. The instrument illumination lights around the radio and hvac controls were lit. 2. Ignition key will not turn. We sca...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L converter, 1-2 shifts VIN: 3VWBK21C21
Hi, VW techs & euro techs, I have a problem with this 2001 new beetle and I need your help. Customer bought this beetle online at the beginning of this year with couple trouble codes stored and had the "MIL" LED disable from dash. Now it failed California smog...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Steering VIN: 3VWDT71K06
Hi, This car came in with a noise in the front end. I Came to the conclusion that the noise was a wheel bearing. I replaced the bearing with a premium aftermarket bearing. The noise is gone now but the steering assist light is illuminated on the dash. Amber in...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Front Signals VIN: WVWAK73C16
Hi VW techs, This one has no front signals in front bumper. Another shop diagnosed as a body control module but could not program it. That's where we came in, we used software and it programmed fine using the old coding off the original module. But we ...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Hard start VIN: YV1LS552T1
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. I had the vehicle in last week and the customer stated that the vehicle would crank excessively at times when the tank was full of gas and seemed to have this problem until the tank was near a half tank. Sh...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D7X
Vehicle came in as a no crank no start. I plugged our autologic into it and found code 720a. I cleared to code and tried to start it and nothign happen but the code came back. While looking at the autologic it said that there were zero keys coded to the car an... Trouble codes: 720A
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L EVAP System VIN: YV1TS92D92
Code: P0442 = ECM-400c | ECM400C | ECM 400C ECM-400C - FUEL SYSTEM LEAK. MINOR LEAK. ---LAST FOUND 17 OP-CYCLES AGO. ---FIRST FOUND 17 OP-CY AGO. ---ACTIVE FAULT FOUND 1 TIMES. Previously we tested/pressurized the EVAP system from the solenoid connection near...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: WAULC68E34
First off thanks for info most really helpfull. In the end when the the pins 1 and 2 were crossed whe the broken wires were fixed at ccrank sensor conector. I could no find my origanal wiring shcmatic still my fault nun the less, once corected it did start it... Trouble codes: P0322.
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, no throttle VIN: WBAVB13526
This one is fixed and down the road today. Thanks to all that replied. I recieved information pointing to throttle relearn, battery learn, open throttle body, try a capacitive discharge of system and clear codes, and check the connections at the power distrib... Trouble codes: 2AB4, 2A3F, 2F0D, 2A38.
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB77588
checked the Low Pressure line pressure as Erik advised, it was about 6 bar(85psi). unplugged the LP sensor, and the fault changed to an open circuit fault, so the wiring was ok. installed a new sensor, and the fault cleared. LP pressure now varied from 65 to 7... Trouble codes: 29F3, 29CF, 29CE, 29CC.
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Balance shaft? VIN: SALNY22282
Thanks for the responses everyone. It was the water pump making all the noise. My local expert was talking way over his head about the balance shafts. he truly had no clue what he was talking about and made the whole conversation up off the top of his head but...
2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L power takeoff pulley VIN: SALFS24N78
Hello Again This is a "maybe"fix.I installed a new pulley,bolt and coupler using sleeve cylinder loctite on the shaft and pulley as suggested by a member. I was able to discuss this problem with a dealer service manager via the parts manager.He said that...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDBNG75J32
Greetings fellow techs. I am happy to report that I have fixed the no shift Mercedes. Many of you had good suggestions. In the end I ended up getting a new transmission module. Interesting that a lot of people said that the module had to be "VIN coded". I got ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L head lights VIN: WVWSL61J74
thank you all for your replies. I went back at this thing with a clear head after a bad case of track wiring diagrams. I found that the wiring diagram I was looking at was without daytime running lights. After looking at the correct diagrams I was more clear ...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWLK93C27
This one is fixed!!! I appreciate all the input. i ended up removing both rear calipers and providing 12v to the caliper motor from an external source. i ran the two calipers in and out. I ended up leaving the pistons in the in position to accomidate the n...
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WVWAK73C98
Well this one is still a puzzle. Car is a lease and customer will be returning to the dealer to have it diagnosed/fixed. All the help offered is very much appreciated, tried everything that was suggested. It just was a very frustrating deal when there is so...
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