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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUCB28D4X
thanks in advance.i have this car with a gas smell from inside the car.i checked the all around the evap can as well as the tank.i took the gas probe from the smog machine to check to see if any hc showed up got a real increase went from 47 to i think ...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
The car was running great but had a weak batt. Replace Batt now the car cranks great but will not start it has no Fire. We normaly do not work on european cars so no BMW diag. software only OBDII Gen. That shows no codes and 165 cranking rpms . I armed and dis...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53532
Hello all I have this BMW X5 3.0 here with the codes listed in the info section after repairs performed in repair history. Car now runs smooth and fuel trims are just slightly lean driving on road and at idle in the shop. Customer lives 1000 feet higher than ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Too Lean), P1083 (Mixture Limit Reached), P1085 (Mixture Limit Reached)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Suspension VIN: SAJEA51C72
We have this 2002 Jag, and the problem is when you steer to the left going down the road about 25-45 mph, when you steer back to center the car seems to over correct and you feel like the car is going to spin out. Alignment was checked as was the suspension, N...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22252
Losing injector pulse from #1 and 3 cylinders after about 20 secs. Of vehicle running. Replaced vis motors on intake. Performed compression check on all cylinders at 160 lbs.ive swapped injectors and coils, replaced all spark plugs, problem comes back to #1 an... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA66E2M
Soft top doesn't work at all. Switch flashes when pressed (indicating a code stored?) but no movement. The rollbar doesn't work either. We don't have a compatible scantool. Is there a way to access codes without it? If not I will start testing switches at wind...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L shift pressure regulating solonoid valve VIN: WDBNG70JXY
Hi all, Car came with fault code P0748,and manifacturer code 007 I've checked all the solonoid resistance values as per mitchell manuel. Well I got The resistance value to the solonoid y3/6y2 is 1.2k ohms but the spec. is 4-8 ohms, i cked the the voltage input...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Shifter VIN: WDBRN47J62
Trying to adjust shifter cable/shift assembly after replacing shifter assembly and clutch, cannot find information on how to do it, right now I can't shift into 1st and second gear very well.
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: YS3FB49S65
This Saab has a mysterious coolant leak. The owner bought the vehicle used 2-3 years ago. She drives it to work every day which is in mountainous terrain. The round trip is about 50 miles. About three months ago the low coolant indicator came on. She added coo...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VW5D69M01
Greetings to all have this vw with multiple codes in it.customer says on damp rainy days car will not rev up at came to me the other day when it was damp out and it ran okay but had codes in it for the it is raining and the car started ri... Trouble codes: P1200 (Boost pressure control valve), P1568 (Throttle actuator), P1171 (Angle sensor 2 throttle motor), P1542 (Angle sensor throttle motor), P1545 (Throttle valve controller), P1579 (Throttle actuator)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L don't know VIN: 3VWSE29M8X
Thanks to all of you in advance. A friend at another shop has a 2002 jetta. they are tracing a single clunk. whenever the car sits for more than 20 minutes, when you back up and turn either way there is a clunk from the front end. after that one time it will n...

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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L transmission shifts VIN: WBADN6348Y
Thanks to each of you who offered help and encouragement. I chose to believe the dealers diagnosis that a wiring harness to the trans valve body was indeed bad. I replaced the harness which was very straight forward and not hard to do at all. The customers com...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L insturment back lighting VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
thanks for replies, looked into all probable causes with help from a tech line, spent 10+ hours(also have autologic)with no definative answer. did not want to but had to send to dealer.seemed to be dash module that must be programed
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L engine VIN: SAJFA14C01
Well, the car was released to the customer after the noise mysteriously and suddenly disappeared. While running. My only guess is that maybe one of the new timing chains had a stiff link that worked itself out. The coolant only was introduced to the engine o...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L warning lights VIN: SALPV1645Y
Regretfully,customer declined repairs.I believe the problem is in the becm,since you can disconnect the input plug from the aes computer to the becm and still have the same issues. I received 2 replies.One suggesting that there should be a fault code.Using A...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
Finally gone!!! Well like most every response said it was the fresh air box drain plugged with mud and leaves. I cleaned it out and made sure the box and body drain water OUTSIDE the car and it does now. As far as inside the only part it damaged was the SAM mo...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L park lights VIN: WMWRE33516
Group got this mini gone. It was the turn signal switch that was bad. Seems to be fairly common per the few replies I received. It is a simple fix on this one. You remove the tach which has 2 torx screws and then the bottom steering wheel cover has 2 also. Tak...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L No Crank VIN: YS3FB49S03
cleaned connectors on pass door at hinge and pdm-when reconected all is well,thanks to Jim-nailed it,and Walter and Pete for your help as well.
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L Parasitic draw VIN: WVGMM77L35
Thanks to all that took the time to help with this vehicle. After 10+ hours and keeping the car for a week, we decided to re-assemble the vehicle so the owner could have it for the weekend. He could see it the symptom was still there and we perhaps got some he...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Readiness VIN: YV1VW2525Y
Thank you all for help but this car is still not fixed. It is back at the dealer and as of yet no fix. I will update this message with any news I receive in the future thank you Mark
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