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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Check Engine Liget VIN: WBACD4325V
we got this car from a diff. shop they installed new o2 sensors and mass air sensor, keeps setting same codes so we installed a new oil separator valve, still set the same codes 203,228,227 can see oil in the intake thought our new valve was bad replaced it ag...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: SALTY5846K
The engine starts fine at times, runs ok until hot, then stalls out. Restarts fine, runs for awhile and stalls again. Other times, it starts and loads up right away with fuel, fouls out spark plugs. It will not restart until plugs are cleaned (we have changed ...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALPV1240W
vehicle is a cranking no start.engine is flooded. spark is ok compression ok injector pulse seems to be pulsing at twice the rate of spark. very fast just for cranking.all injectors seem the same.fuel pressure at 35psi.any ideas?replaced spark plugs. plugs get...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Door locks + lights VIN: WDBRF61J81
After replacing the problematic rear sam do they have to be reprogramed to read properly and what is blocking the COM with all the other modules only have access to Engine and Trany
2001 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L glow plugs VIN: WDC1631132
vehicle has glow plug light on dash all time,the fault is glow output stage overcurrent,fault setting conditions are,flow of current within the glow output stage to high,,possible cause of fault,short circuit in the glow plug circuit,have replaced the glow plu...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Satellite Radio VIN: WDBNG84J56
Hello Members, I have a problem with the satellite radio system on this car. Driving down the road, the radio says acquiring signal very frequently. Even in open areas. I scanned the system and came back with 3 codes. D241 Open circuit between N87/5 and A2/82 ...
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Coolant Leak VIN: YS3FD49YX6
This car came to us with the complaint of the coolant reservoir going empty every 2 or 3 days. The car is only driven about 8 miles a day round trip to work. We have pressure tested the cooling system with no leaks found. We added a flourescent dye to the cool...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Interior Lights VIN: WVWPD63B31
Looking for help in diagnosing interior lights inop. None of the interior light work, including vanity mirrors, glove-box light. Checked all fuses (that I could find). Checked for power at center dome light switch, none present. Un-buried comfort control modul...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRA69M45
Greetings to all just finished putting on a head on this vw jetta 2.0 bbw engine.was towed in last weel because t belt broke and bent the valves.we sent the head to a machine shop to get a valve jod done.we installed head locked the cam up in the rear with too...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH28D4Y
Upon further testing we found that the ports in the head nearest to the cylinder were clogged with carbon. Per our technical service hotline we attempted to clean the ports with combustion chamber cleaner to decarbonize. This did not work , so we advised the c... Trouble codes: P1423 (AIR injection no flow bank 1).
2003 Audi A4 1.8L revese engagemet VIN: WAVAC48H83
Thanks for all the replies. As it turns out we took the vehicle to our not so friendly Audi dealer. They mated the tcm with the vehicle and also did an updated reflash on the software. This reman trans has a new tcm from factory installed in the unit. Vehicle ...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Alarm VIN: WAUVC68E63
Thanks for all the replies. Most suggested a failed alarm horn. The customer has not returned with this vehicle, BUT, I ended up calling Identifix and got some good diagnsotic information: Alarm horn uis located behind wheel well shroud in right rear of veh...
2003 BMW M5 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBSDE93403
THAK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INPUT. YES I HAD THE O2 SENSOR LEADS CROSSED. ONCE I REVERSED THEM MY STFT WENT TO 0 ON BOTH BANKS. VEHICLE QUIT SURGING AND THE MISFIRES WE3NT AWAY. AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP DAN Trouble codes: P0171 (Alternating from bank to bank during different key cylces), P0175 (Lean on bank 1 rich on bank 2 or rich on bank 1 and lean), P0172 (On bank 2), P0174 (Misfire 0n start up), P0316 (testing and results).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L hard start VIN: WDBEA34ENB
Customer satisfied with the repair of poor idle; will live with the extra cranking
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L Speedometer VIN: WDDDJ72X67
Both members that replied suggested the same course of action, however the vehicle has not returned to the shop. When it does come back I will try what was suggested. Thanks to the members who replied, Rich
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Abs VIN: YS3EH59G94
Thank you to all who replied. We had the right module, same part number as original, and the technician was programming in ESP. What he was not doing was programming for the correct chassis type. The vehicle is an AERO with 17 inch wheels, he had it set as a s...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWGH21J6Y
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