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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44EB4
I don't know where to go next here... This is an early build A8L. It came in with the MIL on & no driveability complaints, with the above faults for lean fuel trim plus one more, 18284: valve for torque support mount open circuit. That was covered by a TSB inv... Trouble codes: P1130, P1128
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3330Y
Well this car came to the shop with misfire codes on the memory, after check found out that the plugs were in really bad shape and the valve cover gasket leaking oil, we replace it, but problem continue. The problem happens most of the time when car is cold an... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (Misfire), P0302 (Misfire), P0303 (Misfire), P0305 (Misfire), P0306 (Misfire)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1234567802
Alldata has nothing for me on this one. idle is bouncing all over the place. checked the tps values while moving the throttle plate on the new one and the values change. checked to see if the throttle plate moves when pressing on the gas, and it doesn't move. ... Trouble codes: P1632 (Conditions incorrect for adaptive learn), P1694 (Throttle spring)
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Pedal VIN: WBABD33424
Intermittent brake pedal. We have road tested vehicle with no malfunction. Vehicle has hand control system for brakes and throttle. Initial inspection shows properly adjusted and fully functional hand controls. No loose, bent or broken components. The ABS code...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Srs VIN: WBANE73506
Bmw techs i'm looking for any info on this fault code 93f9. This vehicle had this fault about a year ago among many others. I repaired many things on this car but nothing related to the srs system. As repairs where completed and codes where cleared this code j...
1969 Jaguar XKE 4.2L Mechanical
Customer wants engine swapped out. He brought a later model 4.2 litre from a 68-73 XJ6. Although the original engine in the car is a 4.2 also there are many differences. Can the later model be used? Which oil pan to use? Exhaust manifolds? Which intake and car...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2748V
Ok guys, at idle this thing doesnt run very well at all. Bank 2 fuel trim is -19%, short term. Bank 1 is 0%. Bring it up to 1500 rpm and Bank 1 goes to -3 and bank 2 goes to +4%. I pulled the left valve cover and did not find anthing that was obviously amiss. ... Trouble codes: P0174
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Fuel smell VIN: 1070441203
What and idiot I am to get involved with such a lump.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Ignition Lock VIN: 4JGAB54E81
The car came in a week ago with the key unable to turn, I replaced the lack tumbler and the it worked great for five days. Then I got the call saying that the key wouldn't turn again. I looked at it and nothing looks out of place, it was installed correctly an...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L starter VIN: YSEFB49S33
Saab came in for starter replacement, ok so i replaced it. Still clicked once or twice then cranked over and started. Tried many more times and clicking stopped and car would start normally. Returned car to customer. Car is back with same deal, starter just cl...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L harsh 1-2 shift up and down lazy 2-3 upshift VIN: WV2MH2705X
this van came in with the engine stuck due to broken timing chains. the customer informed us that the trans had shifting issues and wanted the trans rebuilt with the engine. got the van back together and the trans still has a hard up and down 1-2 shift and a l...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Rear Hatch Release VIN: 3VWCB21C02
Mother in laws car here so need a good fix quick. The rear hatch release is inop. Does not work with switch in door or remote. Mitchell wiring diagram shows 2 fuses, fuse 14 in box on left side of dash is OK. Can't find any info to show where fuse 144 is. Is t...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Park-Drive shift VIN: 3VWDT71K66
This DSG transmission has a very harsh engagement shifting from Park to Drive after the transmission is at operating temperature. There are no DTC's stored. I performed the basic settings procedure using the VCDS with no change. The fluid level is correct. A...
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L Stereo VIN: YV1KW9608W
Hi, Folks I Have A problem with the radio on this car. When you turn it on, the display says PHONE. I have tried disconnecting it, and re-coding it. It will accept the code, but still just says phone. I do not see any kind of phone on the car, or anywhere one ...

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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L wiper VIN: WBAGH8335X
thanks for all the tips...we replaced the wiper switch to fix this problem after checking the motor end of the wiring which checked out fine.
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L engine removal VIN: WP1AA29P14
Thank you for your replies.the six cylinder engine will come out from up top with absolutely no problem.I removed the radiator fan assembly and some of the top transmission bolts are a little difficult,but it has to be easier than dropping from bottom.The 8...
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L fog lights VIN: YS3FF46YX3
Thanks to all who replied! I have been unable to get this customer back in. It sounds like I will need tis to do much else other than to put the lights back as they originally where. !!! Ralph [...]
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L mil VIN: 3VWBF61C1W
just adjusted the pump till the light stayed off and still started good
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61R72
I am thinking that the computer is bad. The vin was not programed into the ECM. I just dont have the proper equipment to diagnose this car any further.
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