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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
customer had drop off this car and is complaining of a noise when first starting. the noise we are hearing is rattle type or binging (detonation type) noise. can not tell where its coming from. almost sounds loudest at intake runners. i seen all probelms with ...
1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L Radio inop. VIN: WBAEF8321V
Can't get radio to come on. Someone replaced radio with a newer BMW Blaupunkt radio.Battery was dead in car and had to be replaced. The word CODE came out. We called dealer with the serial number from the radio. The dealer gives us a 5 digit code. This particu...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63534
Vehicle came in with CEL, found above codes. Checked fuel pressure, found 2.5BAR, spec 3.5BAR. Replaced fuel pump and filter, fuel pressure improved slightly to 2.8BAR, codes return. Replaced MAF, no change. Substituted known good SBSR from another car without... Trouble codes: 272A, 272B, P2177 (Multiplicative mixture too lean bank 1), P2179 (Multiplicative mixture too lean bank 2)
1980 Ferrari 308 GTS 3.0L Stall
This 1980 308 GTSi has been in temperature controlled environment storage for 10 years. Drained all gas and pulled and cleaned all injectors. Vehicle now runs good except for when it reaches 150 deg vehicle shuts off. At same time it shuts off yellow indicator...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L no comunication VIN: SAJHX6042X
Alternator was charging @ 20 Volts. I did replaced the alternator and battery. Fuel flap locking solenoid is burned together with a security control module in the trunk. I am trying to program the new (used) module with IDS VCM. Problem is that only modules I ...
2002 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B62
Customer just bought car. Brought in for state inspection. Found 4 not not ready codes(cat,egr,evap,o2).Mil turned on after about 50 miles P0455. Smoke tested system and found bad purge solenoid. Replaced solenoid took for test drive. after about 20 miles Code... Trouble codes: P0400, P0300 (Random misfire)
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L front wipers VIN: SALNM22262
Hello Group, I've been struggling with this one for a few days.Front intermittent wipers are intermittent.The central junction box is not receiving its ground signal from the wiper motor park switch when wiper switch is in the intermittent position.Occasional...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L no communication VIN: WDBRF61J12
I have no communication with the ME-SFI but I have communication with all other modules. Car runs and drives great. I have checked the resistance on plug #4 pins 1 and 11 it had 125 Ohms I also checked the resistance of the CAN it has 119 Ohms both in spec. I ... Trouble codes: C1038 (Engine not identified or incorrect), C1022 (communication with engine system faulty), B1102 (CAN communication with engine system is faulty), B110D, B1121 (overvoltage), P2311 (CAN communication engine system faulty)
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG84J35
Hello everyone, This vehicle has an intermittant drivability problem.Sometimes it will run slight rough & stalls in idle speed. as well as will hasitates between 0 to 1o miles per hours speed. The MIL light comes on with code # p0104 & stays on when it happen... Trouble codes: P0104 (Maf sensor signal)
2004 Porsche 911 GT3 3.6L drivers seat heater VIN: WP0AA29984
Sigh, gotta love these accesories. It's a basic seat with just the heater and electric seat back. So, drivers heated seat doesn't work, you push the button and release, it flashes red and goes out. Passenger side works, push button and red light comes on, stay...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
There is a fuse panel above the battery that contains a 30 amp blade fuse for the fans on this car, We have several of these we fight with this same issue of melting the fuse periodically. Does anyone have experince with a concrete repair for this issue on 199...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L trans VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Intermittent inop in drive or reverse,was in limp mode with a gear monitoring code only.My question is what are the common failures on thes jatco 09a trans?This one seems like line psi might be the issue.Is it worth it to service the fluid and see if that help...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWDT71K66
Car came in with a misfire on # 2 Cyl. and excessive black smoke. I switched out Injectors # 2 & # 3. Miss went to # 3 Cyl. Customer wanted all 4 Injectors replaced.While replacing the Injectors I inspected the cam some wear was noticed. It didn't look too bad... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Missfire Detected)
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L MIL Lamp on
A close friend comes to my house with the above car purchased a few weeks ago, exhibiting CEL on all the time, it was not on when he bought the car and the car passed CA emissions test when purchased. Check intake/exhaust for leaks, none found. Pull codes, f... Trouble codes: 232 (Lambda Adjustment), 221 (Conflicting rich part throttle lean part throttle)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2325W
Thank You Alvin [...] mass..its always something simple that we miss!..the pins on the connector for the ldp pump were not making good contact with the pump..THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE..THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY Trouble codes: P1470.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBFA66E2L
Thank you for your replies. The cruise control module was at fault. Installed a used replacement cruise control module and the cruise is fixed. Thank You
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L A/C compressor VIN: WDBWK54F46
Vehicle is fixed with a new SAM unit. I was a little hesitant to apply 12 volts to the new compressor as I'm not sure how that circuit works, but did check the wire from the front SAM to the compressor and it was ok. After replacing the SAM A/C and wipers wor...
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Steering Angle Sensor VIN: WDBUF56XX7
Thanks you guys, all it need was one hard pull of the steering colum housing .
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33475
The pressure sensor before the compressor had the incorrect part number part installed. Once I got the correct part code never returned. What is interesting is both pressure sensors have a air temp sensor built into it but only one has a 4th wire that actually... Trouble codes: P1239 (pressure sensor intake manifold before compresor input too low with engine off).
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1KS9605W
Thanks for all the help. Either Paul or Bob was correct. I ran a BG induction cleaner and that helped some. The more we drove the car the better it ran.The customer cam by today and say it starts like new now. Thanks again for all the help except for the gu...
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