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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)
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53471
Intermittent check engine light,code P0103. Also intermittent hesitation and or stall. Only monitors that have run in 120 miles are misfire, components and fuel system.Only haveaccess to Global OBD2 info. Vehicle idles good, good power and fuel economy. Any su... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass air flow circuit high input)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAFB31062
Hey guys, trying to get a little information on this car. Got an 02 x5 in here that I know zero history. the compressor is inop, came in with ambient temperature sensor missing and I hoked up a variable resistor for testing purposes, I get no compressor engage...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11413
hello land rover techs, this is a used engine just installed. the problem were having is that the same codes are called up every time. p1300, p0301, p0306. replaced all plugs, the coils on #3 and #6 replaced. pcm sets pending codes during road testing however ... Trouble codes: P1300, P0301, P0306
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F0W
Hi Group, 1998 W210 E320 112 motor V-6, got in shop with check engine light on codes were, p1453, p1420, p0446, p0443. on passanger side remove cover see 4-th fuse on K40 module burned , replace fuse F4, reset codes,all ok, after few minutes fuse burned again ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E52
I am sorry to bug anybody but i just need to be directed in a possitive direction.This vehicle came in to my shop with an intermitten starting problem.When the car becomes a no start the windows are inop,the instument cluster does not come on,no fuel pressure....
1988 Other European Continental 6.7L ac compressor VIN: SCBZD02A9J
Hi folks. Does anybody have the labor times to replace a/c compressor on this beast? Also need labor times for front struts, rear shocks & accumulators, p/s rack, & fuel pump and accumulator. My mitchell doesn't have it & when I called them, they couldn't help...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L air bag VIN: WVWRH63B83
hellow vw techs. I did a heater core on this car and now the air bag light is on. code is 00532, low voltage. I can not find information on how to repair this. Ive checked all connectors, I think. battery voltage is 14.00. Im lost. anyone have any ideas. thank...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Failed State Emissio VIN: YV1KS9606V
This a well-maintained vehicle. Failed the Missouri Emmission Inspection test. Results were: MIL Result: PASS MIL KOEO: PASS MIL KOER: PASS MIL Command Status: PASS Data Link Connector (DLC): PASS OBD Communications: PASS Count or Not Ready MOnitors: 6 O2 Sen...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LS5340W
I,m new to Volvo issues. Car came in with hard start/extended crank and poor acceleration. verified hard start, when you try to rev engine up in neutral the rpm's actually drop, however if you keep your foot in it the rpm's will come up. check engine light is ... Trouble codes: EF161, EF1, 455 (misfire cyl 5)

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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L roof VIN: WBABK8329W
OK Guys,this car is fixed! The right fix were replacing the conv. top lock motor M132 at center and reset conv. top from both either completely closed or opened position. Here are some live data for completely OPEN pos. from Autologic: At ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L 2-1 down shift harsh VIN: WDB1680332
Thanks to those who helped out on this, Brian [...] post was particulary helpful. He mentioned the problem the 722.6 transmission has with dragging torque converters and the modification sonnax provides which includes fitting return springs to help hold the...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: WV2NB47042
Some customers; it's like pulling teeth. I am going to call this one fixed. After several calls to the customer and "promises" from them to stop by for a scan check, they have so far failed to show, however they insist the problem is fixed so although I'm skep...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 1.9L Lack of Power VIN: 9BWFR61J44
Hi there everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. The problem was with the vane control actuator bolted to the bottom of the turbo by two 10 mm bolts(access from under the vehicle, has a vacuum hose and a three wire sensor for vane position signal). T...
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