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2005 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L oil level sensor VIN: SCBCR63W15
checked voltage on pin 1( battery voltage present) pin 2(100 ohms) pin 3(0 voltage, plugged in, 12v connector unplugged). tried adding other source of ground to pin2,to make sure i have good ground. light still on. are there any other test to pinpoint why my l...
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Head Gasket,Coolant VIN: WBACA5316N
Than you very much for helping on this, it is really irritating me. This is the second time this customer has brought this car to me. Last time they cheaped out on a tune up and had someone put in Autolite spark plugs which burned out a coil. They were very ha...
2005 Jaguar S-Type Sport 4.2L MIL Lamp on, fuel trims VIN: SAJWA01UX5
On this visit, I tried a brand new air mass meter first thing. Swapping it out brought total fuel trims to +10% on both banks where previously b1 was at +17ltft and 0stft, b2 was at +10ltft and +6stft. I gave it a good test drive and watched fuel trims, I note... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11453
customer had airbags replaced somewhere else, brought to us to have light shut off. we shut light off. customer came back a month later, said light was back on again and that he towed a trailer when it came on. we tried to reset light but can't talk with compu...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBJF65J81
customer came in with car in limp mode,scanned ecm found code for speed sensor circuit.i found trans fluid in the tcm so i removed tcm cleaned it with electric contact spray also installed a new plug connector with new seals on transmission,cleared all codes i...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Battery warning message VIN: 4JGCB65E76
Hi, this car/truck has a battery warning message that comes up but the battery tested good and the car is charging at 13.9V. Does this car have an aux. battery? Do I have an alternator comunication issue?
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L shifter cable VIN: YS3EB59EX3
Hi Guys, My question for today is very straightforward. This shifter cable has broken at the trans end. So you replace it, right? It turns out that the dealer (a good parts dept) has no cable and it is on back order. What that means is that it is unavailable ...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WV2EH2702X
Hello Friends I got yesterday that 1999 VW Eurovan, that got towed in for a no Start Condition when i got the Van in to the shop, the van did not start, i could not hear the Fuel pump so i pulled a Vacuum line off the intake and sprayed some Carb Cleaner in t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
we keep getting a p0411 code. we replaced the valve at the rear of the head, checked the plumbing to and from air pump, verified vacume to the valve. we replaced the upstream oxygen sensor, The only thing I could not test because there is no spec on alldata, i... Trouble codes: P0411
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWCP21C12
hello to all members hope all is good,have this 2002 1.9 tdi beetle,that is hard to start when cold and when it does start,smokes really bad with diesel fuel,seems like its not burning all the fuel or its rich,once it starts and warms up doesnt run to bad stil...
2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L reverse VIN: 9BWGR61J15
Hi guys! 09A trans will not reverse after warm-up. The voltages to each solenoid, in reverse, working, N88(13.6v) N89(13.6v) N90(0.0V) N91(0.4V) N92(13.6V) N93(2.2-2.4V) N281(0.0V) N282(0.0V) N283(3.2-3.6V). With trans in reverse, not working, the only differe...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Unknown VIN: WVWEK73C16
Hey Euro Techs. I have this Passaat Making a High pitch squeal/whining at all times with engine running. Noise stays the same at all engine speeds. Sounds like left side of engine around T-body intake area. Im having a hard time pinpointing the noise. The nois...
2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59237
Hi, the MIL is on and MAC scan tool says 2800 and 2900 dtcs having to do with fuel pressure. Code 2900 returns after clearing and restarting vehicle. I tested fuel pressure, 60psi. Fuel volume is good with no air mixed with fuel. I compared fuel pressure readi... Trouble codes: 2800 (unavailable), 2900 (fuel pressure)

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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L engine VIN: ZARBA5586J
sorry for the late update on the alfa. The vehicle actually started to run great after letting it sit over night and cleaning all the grounds i could find on the car. Also double checked the intake system and sealed a small intake leak. I guess that cured all ...
2004 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Gearbox light VIN: ZAMBC38A44
Thanks for the replies, I learned without dealer scan tool I basically can not diagnose clutch wear or reset clutch after repair.I did call and leave a message for Tyger with no response. Oh well it was worth the two test drives!
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Electronic VIN: 1070441206
as always a huge thanks to all of the people who responded with a lot of really good,and helpful info.i think this will be a great post for the next person trying to understand how this system works and repair ended up being the servo,after 4 'rebuilt'...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L HVAC - wipers VIN: YS3ED48E91
Thanks for everyones help it ended up being the black ground wire at the back of the HVAC module it had too much resistance in the circuit. Ran a new ground wire off the rear of the module to the dice module and everything returned to normal. Thanks again for ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M0Y
As everybody were saying replace the relay.Went down to the volkswagen dealer to reolaced another one and no more check engine light w/ 200Mi driving. Thank you to everyone who looking into my help. Trouble codes: P1500, P0301.
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