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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAGH83491
hello this car comes to me from another shop. it will not idle only surges and will sometimes stall. if it is put into gear engine will idle smooth at 1100rpm. code 134 is always there we have replaced the throttle motor and the dme but still cant get throttle... Trouble codes: 134 (learn lower throttle stop), 130 (function throttle)
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Safety VIN: WBAGL63403
Rt sunvisor mirror vanity was broken, so customer asked us to remove the sunvisor while waiting for SOP to come in (sunvisor disconnected). I started car and instantly got an airbag light. Plugged old sunvisor back in and erased fault. Disconnectd sunvisor and...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L ABS module VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
ABS/TCS has the trouble code C1155 (Left front ABS sensor). No other codes. We are using the Auto Enginuity tester with Jaguar enhancement. It has limited functionality with only code readout. This trouble code can be cleared and will not return when re-quizi...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
Hi there Jag techs. We have just installed a new instrument panel into this Jag and of course now we are needing to get the instrument panel programmed to the vehicle as well as the keys programmed to the security system. We have Ford 2534 passthru module prog...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJDA01N61
This vehicle runs rough and stalls at temps below 40 degrees. At first the vehicle was very difficult to hold the RPM at 1000 to 2000 to keep it from stalling you had to hold it a 3000 RPM.. I found that the manifold tuning valve was leaking vacuum. After the ...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA71CX4
Mil on w/ no driveability issues.retrieved dtc p0171 (lean bank 1). Oxygen sensors switching normally. Not much disparity between short and long fuel trims bank to bank. Suspect bank two would flag soon. Long fuel trims 8-9% at idle, approx 18% at 70 mph cruis... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L air suspension VIN: SAJXA74C04
Thanks in advance for your time. This Jaguars suspension is bottomed out. Customer tells me car displays "check suspension" but it won't for me. My Modis doesn't do crap on this car, all data is no help. Fuses are all o.k., ride height sensor all intact. I don...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Straman Convertible VIN: WDB1260441
Hello, THIS is a STRAMAN CONVERTIBLE I have the top that will not latch but eveything esle works properly. I narrowed it down to the Short ram pump above the brake pedal. There are no visible markings on the pump, it's a Hydraulic unit. Do anyone know where I ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Water pump VIN: WDBEB33D3H
Normal water pump replacement repair. Bolt (1) that holds fan clutch to pump is not correct size for replacement pump. (too large - original bolt is 10mm, replacement pumps all require a 9mm ) Can't locate a 9mm x 1.75 bolt and pump suppliers are of no help. C...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E6M
Hey all. I have been on a bit of a hiadous but I'm back. One crazy motorcycle trip on the mainland for a couple of months and I'm back to work. So here it is I am trying to help another shop with this Merc. The car simply enough has no spark. Alldata as we kno...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L alternator VIN: 2030401A57
Car is 08/03 Benz C230 Kompressor, W203.040 with M271 using SIM4 with BSS alternator control. Delivered with "ESP" warning light and red "Alternator" warning in the digital display. SDS scan showed several overvoltage codes which turned on the ESP light. Batte...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Catylist temperature VIN: WDBUF65J85
Hey guys, this one has really got me stumped. I'm hoping my iATN karma will finally pay off cuz I've helped many on here over the years. I'll try to keep this as short and to the point as I can. I've performed the tasks mentioned above many times on Benz produ... Trouble codes: P0151 (G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit In the Signal Line), P0131 (G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit in the Signal Line)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWCE83A7T
the car has no fuel pump, has no power at the fuel pump, wiring seems ok, checked fuel pump relay and seems ok. Car has spark, cranks over but will not start.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L crankshaft timing gear bolt VIN: WVWPD63B5X
I'm doing my first timing belt on a AHA V6 engine.All Data is calling for the crank gear bolt to be tighten to [...] +180 degrees, is this correct? If so should the threads and washer be greased or lubed with anything? Is this a one time use bolt? Is th...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L wear sensors VIN: WVGCM77L04
the lite stays on.we jumpered sensors but still the only has rear sensors,is thie right ? the front harness is there but r f connector has only 1 yellow wire.lf has 2 wires front has no sensors.
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L radio VIN: 3VWRF31Y16
This car was sent here by a body shop that repainted the hood. In the time it took them the battery went dead and locked the radio. I first tried to get the radio serial number with the vag com and was unable. I manually pulled the radio. I called the dealer w...

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WAUYP54B81
Thanks to everyone who replied. Turns out it blew the fuse for the compressor. The replacement fuse blew after one week. We replaced the compressor and everything is fine.
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC0323V
after studying a wiring diagram in an effort to test wiring between ecm and purge valve i found the wrong connecter was installed on purge valve after another shop had replaced the air pump. the connecter for the air pump and purge valve are the same except fo... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap gross leak/ noflow).
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3334X
This one is fixed and out the door.During testing car ran for about an hour when suddenly temperature start rising .After checking found failed head gasket.Customer approved complete head job,cat on bank 2 and front oxygen sensor.Thanks to all of you who spare... Trouble codes: 246 (Secondary air system low flow Bank 2), 242 (Misfire cyl. 5), 243 (Misfire 6), 241 (Misfire cyl. 4).
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no comunication VIN: WDBSK75F84
Thanks to all who replied. Turns out car has a bad ignition switch. mercedes will not sell us a new switch because it is a theft related item. sent customer to dealer to have a new ignition switch installed. thanks again to all who helped. Richie
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 Shift 3-4 Shift VIN: 3VWCC21C4X
Well, thanks again for helping me on another car. the problem was the throttle reset and the tsb on the resistor wire on the tcm, after performing the throttle reset it worked for a little bit but ent right back to delaying shift after performing the resistor...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Head VIN: 3VWSA69M94
I was waiting for replies. With those I would get the car back and continue. I will start a new post in driveability and refer back to this. On the update, This car doesn't have a chain. The car has zero drivability or performance issues and no noise. The cust...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WVGBC67L74
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