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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUEA88D1V
the vehicle dies out while at warm idle. i have swapped mass air flow sensors, idle air control valve, throttle body, and disconnected all vacuum hoses, with the fuel pressure regulator connected and disconnected. i have disconnected oxygen sensors, all are wo...
2005 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E35
Hi guys, I need help with this Audi. Came in with a leaking crankcase vent valve, and some broken breather hoses. We replaced the vent valve and the cracked hoses. The original codes were P0171 & Po507. The vehicle returned after a few days with a leaking cran... Trouble codes: P0507, P0171
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANB33544
A customer brought his car to our shop complaining of irregular idle and intermittent clatter from engine under load then grayish smoke from exhaust.these problems came about after another shop replaced valve cover gaskets. I smoked the engine and found both v... Trouble codes: P1061 (Vvt limp home request bank 1 electrical malfunction)
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63534
I have done all related tests mentioned above with no fault found, the only thing I have not done is disassembled valve cover to check for mechanical damage or torn it down for timing checks. Maybe someone on here has had a similar symptom where all of one ban... Trouble codes: 274E, 2743 (Misfire Cylinder 5), 2745 (Misfire cylinder 8), 2748 (Misfire cylinder 7), 2746 (Misfire cylinder 6), 27BC
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNA5844K
hello the problem were having with this car is on initial start up either hot or cold it wont start.the injectors wont fire.they have batt voltage but no ground.on third try the car starts up and runs fine.i have changed the cold start relays.i know the ground...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start, no crank VIN: SALTY124XY
Thanks in advance for the help.Discovery came in from a friend after sitting for 6 months.He replaced the battery and remote batteries.Alarm goes off as soon as battery is connected.Alarm for 30 seconds goes off. No Power windows,Power locks or seat controls.I...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Fuel Injection VIN: WDBCA35D2G
I had purchased a couple of used fuel distributors off Ebay. One was a Bosh rebuilt unit in good condition. The Bosch rebuilt FD ran well for about a year. "Cracking" each line at the fuel Dist at idle I found the #1 cylinder was not oozing fuel like the other...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Retractable Soft Top VIN: WDBLK70G4Y
Hey Benz Guys! Here's the story. Vehicle was brought in with top down unable to raise. Trunk lock wont unlock with remote function or lower console switch. Power windows will lower when top switch is activated. Normal window operation otherwise. Rollover bar w...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L starter VIN: WDBRF40J63
customer says that the vehicle won't start after disconnecting the battery, when turning the key to start the car starter will click for a second but the power will be dropped off the relay. I jumped the relay and the car will start, then I supplied ground to ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Left footwell flap motor VIN: WDBRF61J15
Need to replace the left footwell stepper motor, but I cannot get out the top screw as there is a large metal brace in the way. Any easier way to do this rather than removing the dash or cutting a hole in the top of it??
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L sattelite radio VIN: WDBRF52HX6
customer states satellite radio and cd player are inop after car was hit from behind.I pulled codes and they are D101 position 1 open ring and D136 wake up line short to positive. The main issue here is alldata does not show any locations for the components i...
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L cyl 2 VIN: 5S3ET13S65
I think I might have a valve issue with thisn Saab(looks like a trailblazer 4.2).I get a misfire on cyl 2 only at idle.Ive swapped coils and spark plug still the same.However my vacuum gauge seems to be relativly steady at 18 in at idle.I should mention that t...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.4L smoke VIN: WV1EG0707V
This Transporter Diesel has excessive white smoke coming from exhaust.It's only noticeable under acceleration,after engine is warmed up. Pump timing was delayed considerably.We moved it from about .70mm to 1.00mm.Spec is 1.00mm. When pulling advance cable the ...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Air Bag Light VIN: 3VWSF31Y26
Car came in with air bag light on and got 00591 code which is left seat belt switch. I replaced left seat belt buckle...either it didn't fix it, or genisys wont clear code.i went into scan data and it shows the buckle switch changing...i wish i had figured out...
1992 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8710N
Towed in 92 940 b230ft with a stalling and low idle issue,fuel pumps not running ,found and replaced faulty fuel pump relay pumps came alive car started had code 144 for load signal missing MFI I did battery rset and soon as the car starts sets same code I h... Trouble codes: 144 (Load signal missing mfi)
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1LW5713S
Hi folks and thanks in advance for any help. This vehicle has poor acceleration when taking off up to about half throttle, beyond that if you floor it it takes off, only does this intermittently. Not all that familiar with these Volvo's. I just need a little d...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L rear end VIN: YV1SZ58D61
I have a 2001 V70 AWD with a clunk in the rear going forward or backward and sometimes while driving. there seems to be excessive play in the differential but I'm not sure how much there should be. I've checked tie rod joints, brake calipers and anything exter...
2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1RS59268
The Vehicle arrived with the complaint that it would stall after extended driving time. Under further evaluation of the problem we realized the vehicle lost fuel pressure after about 30 minutes of driving during acceleration. We replaced the fuel pump assembly...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L radio code VIN: WAUVC68E53
Hello and thanks for all the replies. The just of it all was the radio never lost its code? I plugged it in and on it went thanks again mark
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Anti Theft VIN: WBABD53414
Received 5 replies. One suggested a faulty key, but the key used was new. Two suggested insuffiecent voltage, possibly due to a weak battery or ignition switch problem, but both had tested good. Two replies said if the new ews module wasn't coded to the car,it...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L battery retrofit VIN: WBANE73587
Sorry for the delay, but I can't get the customer to come back, he tells me he feels confident running the car this way based on the info he got (not sure where). At this point I am prepared to asume responsability if the battery fails prematurely, he came wit...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA66E1M
this one is fixed for the time being. I repaired the wires for the eta and for now it is working. Mercedes cant get the part it is no longer available ? online found some places that repair these so if and when it goes out again looks like that is the directio...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBEA92E5R
Special thanks to Bob from NC and Mukesh from India. You guys are great. Problem was in fact the fuse in the back of the instrument cluster. I would have never found this without your help. This fuse is disguised as a (red) bulb holder In the back of the cl...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F4X
Fuel tank pressure sensor has repaired this vehicle. Roadtested after repair and passed emission test. Thank you for your assistance Trouble codes: 0455 (purge control system major leak or voltage supply of fuel tank pressure sensor B4/3).
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) S 2.5L Speedometer VIN: WVWAA71K28
Thanks to all of you who replied. The fix on this VW was a bad ABS control module. After letting the vehicle sit over night with the battery unhooked and still no communication to the ABS module and all of my powers and grounds still being good, all the can ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Blue Smoke VIN: YV1LS5725T
HI and sorry for the delay. Its the valve seals turbo was kinda leaking but after the rebuild it was still smoking due to the valve seals going bad. Thank you all for the support and help.
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