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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78EX7
Codes : P1093, P2187, P0455, P0441 , Replaced Crancase Vent valve, hose & gasket. Did a smoke test. Some smoke coming from the left rear wheel (possible on top of gas tank area). Car runs OK, but customer said sometimes black smoke on freeway from exhaust. Not... Trouble codes: 2187 (Lean Exhaust), 1093 (Lean), 0455 (Evap System), 0441 (Evap fault)
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L roof VIN: WBABK8329W
Vehicle came in with convertible top inop and trunk can't be open. After be able to to open the CV storage lid,we push down the right lock micro switch to open the trunk. We saw that the BS just replaced the biggest rod from from CV top motor. Further activati...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22262
eng runs smooth until driven-then comes back vibrating from misfire.found computer shutting off whole right bank by disabling injectors. if clear code runs good until driven again. have tried swapping all injectors,coils,plugs,O2 sensors-everything from one ba...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Wipers VIN: 1G8AL52F86
This land rover came with wipers not working,tested with land rover factory tool and found wiper switch functions working properly and saw that it had a wiper park code,so we replaced wiper motor,i have low and high speeds but no intermittent.this veicle has a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
When the ambient temp is below 40f this car will not not shift out of low when starting out in D. Occasionally if I pull the gear selector down into low, I can shift it up manually slipping it into drive and it will work fine. If the ambient temp is above 40f ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L convenience function inop VIN: WDBSK71F18
hello o0ut there i have a SL550 that has a message that says convenince function temporarily unavailable. I found the battery in the trunk to be low could this be the cause? do the sl's have aux battery some where like those little ones. Any help would be grea...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Gages ,all dash lights ,Power seats ,Ect. VIN: YS3DF58K31
Hey Guys I have a Saab that the dash lights all come on for some reason,with engine running . They are the lights that normaly comes on with engine off and key on, and there is a night light dimmer button on dash ,push that and the lights on dash will dim then...
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L awd VIN: 5SET13S652
hello and thanks for any ideas car feels like excessive 4wd engaged when driving slowly and turning-especially when backing up & turning...no codes in system. found bulletin for encoder sensor-symptom sounded exactly like complaint-replaced but still the same....
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no communication VIN: WVWPD63B52
i have this vw ,no communication with scanner with the engine running ,but communicated with KOEO.Has anybody seen this problem before?
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX3
When the P1141 (17549) code comes on, if driving is continued, it gets very rich and sets a system rich code P1166 (17574). This is intermittent. We have kept and drove this thing for a week with no problem, came back within an hour of releasing it three times... Trouble codes: P1141 (load calculation crosscheck implausible intermittent), P1166 (system too rich)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L cooling VIN: WVWVD63B53
this passot 1.8 has code p2181 i think it is running to cold so i am going to change the thermostate alldata calls for three hours my question is there are to bolts holding on the t.stat housing can you get the housing off with out removing that brackit on the...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWRT71K26
The purpose of this posting is to inform anyone who experiences a bucking/miss type driveability problem under light to moderate throttle with no DTC's set. This particular vehicle came in with a random/rough idle, with low power, and bucking on part throttle....
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Alternator VIN: WVWLK73CX7
The Car came in with a poor start complaint. Charged & checked battery, load tested at 110% after charge. Starter passed but alternator would only show 12.5V, and 8 to 12 amps at idle. We changed the alternator with a Bosch rebuilt unit. Unfortunately pretty ...
2010 Volkswagen jetta 2.5L No Start, long crank VIN: VWJZ7AJ8AM
The customer replaced their own engine on this car. Since replacement, the car cranks a long time before starting and sets codes p0321 (000801) ESS implausible signal and p0322 (000802) ESS no signal. A new crank sensor does not fix it. We replaced the tone wh... Trouble codes: P0321, P0322
2002 Volvo S60 AWD 2.4L gauge cluster, air bag, alarm VIN: YV1RH58D52
The cluster just stops working intermittently . When the cluster is out the only light that blub tests is the engine light. ( no gauges, no info center,or mileage) It has a service air bag message all the time and a service alarm message some times. Thoes mess...

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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L limp home mode VIN: WBAHK2312R
Talk about frustrating..this vehicle had many issues i checked carefully then HAD to throw a bunch of parts at it. 1. Neutral safety switch was bad. 2. Transmission control module was burned inside on pin 53 installed new switch and module then had code 5. 3. ...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Reducer Valve VIN: YV1AA8846M
Replaced Reducer Valve - New unit , hard time finding used one . The vehicle drives and stops fine. Thanks again for the help.
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L angle drive VIN: YV1LZ56D2Y
Removed faulty angle drive unit, replaced seals w/ 2wd version, epoxied spline sleeve in place for sealing surface( used Volvo part # 1161370-0 metal adhesive)... installed R/ side 2 wd axle... it's a cheap fix but it worked...
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