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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83411
I been looking for information to correct this problem i cant find no information on all data and mitchell has anybody seen this code p1158 thanks for your help Trouble codes: P1158
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L active steering VIN: WBANA53594
since bmw is so stingy with their technicle info i am having a difficult time find a procedure for correcting this fault---if anyone is familiar with this fault code and knows the required procedure please let me know. any help will be appreciated. thanks
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJKX604XX
P-0171 & P-0174 appeared after replacing throttle body for P-0121 code with a remanufactured one from BBA Reman (this was not the original one remanned by them but one off the shelf.) Performed BBA's recommended re-learn procedure & thottle body code has not r... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Abs/Tc/Sc VIN: SAJDA01C41
This car came in with ABS light on and traction control failure message. Retrieved code C1235, right rear wheel speed sensor fault. Found both rear sensors loose and riding on tone wheels. Car had recently had rear sub-frame replaced at local dealer due to rus...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Misfire VIN: WDBGA57E6S
Hello! I have a MB S600 here that has had a fairly rough life, not really bad, but not pristine. This is customer's first visit here. Car runs with poor power usually and can also have bad misfire under load (even light load). The car has had 1 MAF meter rep... Trouble codes: P0027
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L blend doors VIN: WDBRF61J73
Mercedes techs I need help! This c240 came in with a snapping noise frome heat ducts when first started. I am famailiar with the broken actuator arm bulletins. I looked up under the dash and could see the footwell doors snapping open and closed. I removed the ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L engine VIN: WDBNG74J63
This vehicle belongs to a long-time customer/friend. I have done all the mantainence and repairs on this car for several years, so I know the car's history pretty well. Recently the engine has developed a very pronounced whinning/ whirring noise from the lower...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
Ive spent some time with this thing so im going to try and put down everying ive done. This car was bought at auction is at the shop from a car lot. The problem is that it will randomly set misfire codes for cylinder 1 and 3. I drove the car probably close to ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: WVW5R61J14
Vehicle drops cylinders as you first take off in 1st gear.Oce moving it's fine. Has to be driven about 5 miles before it will start acting up. If it was a gas engine I would think it had plug wires breaking down.It is a pretty consistent problem once it happen...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF71K75
Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. We have these codes that will not go away and just dont have enough info on this car. Just to give history on this car, we first saw this car 2 years ago and it ran good but would not get over 3000 rpm. The vehicle al... Trouble codes: P1425 (EVAP Purge ValveN80Short to Ground lower limit exceeded), P2088 (Bank 1Camshaft AIntake postition actuatorShort to Ground lower limit exceeded), P1660 (Coolant Fan Control 1Short to Ground lower limit exceeded)
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Hesitation, lack of power VIN: YV1FA8752L
having some problems with this one. we dont work on european cars very often, and this turbocharged volvo is having some problems. under load it has no power, and will barely make it to 30 MPH. the intake boot was badly cracked, so boost leak was our first tho... Trouble codes: 121
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Car was towed in, customer said that it died when she accelerated from a stop and won't restart. She said it was running poorly previously, but didn't know how to describe it other than "it didn't feel like it did when it ran right." There was no Check Engine ... Trouble codes: ECM30

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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Steering Agle Sensor VIN: WBAAV53451
Well thanks to everyone who replied. Apparently I am not the first guy to have a bad one out of the box. A couple people mentioned the DSC was likely the issue. Tested as far as I could, and pulled the trigger on getting another sensor. The new sensor coded ...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WBSBL934X2
Based on all the input I've received, I have to call the noise at 3000rpm "normal". It sure doesn't sound it, but I was able to get another customer with an identical car with twice the miles(also produced 10/01) to swing by for a comparison, and if anything h...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D8J
hello again techs, all replies were very helpfull and informative, each one educated me on different aspects of these vehicles. but all areas suggested check out.decided to go back to basics and discovered the sparkplugs had very little miles on them accordin...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans VIN: WDBJ55F9TJ
thank you for all infor . i replace cable from ign sw to shifter and the car working very good now . yes cable getting bad! once again best wish !!! and warm regard
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61J73
Special thanks to brian from mass he suggested that oe mass airflow be used. We had replaced the mass air with a aftermarket part. put an oe bosch unit in and problem solved. Thanks china for your quality parts making techs everywhere happy. Thanks to all who ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, 9303 (p172 -), P0172, P1127, P1137.
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Fuel Gauge, Lights And Brake Lighting VIN: YV1JS8310R
Thanks for all the replies. Brney fromConn. and Justin from No.Carolina. were especially helpful. The bulb failure controller was bad. Most posts suggested this as well as bulbs and grounds. I had tested all the bulbs and made sure they worked and were corre...
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