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2006 Audi A3 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUMF78P26
Hello Audi/VW Techs. This A3 has a pattern of running rough and misfiring for about 30 seconds when cold, then it runs perfect all day. High and low fuel pressure are within specs. Coils have been updated. The interesting thing is that when it runs rough my re... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAAM3348Y
Towed car in with complaint of no start. Customer stated someone put 2 stroke oil in his gas tank. He said he ran it almost empty than put in sea foam to clean it out. He said it would not accelarate then started putting out white smoke and stalled then would ...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAAN37411
Car came in and we extracted 2 fault codes.P0720-Stall speed and 049- Symptom, gear monitoring. Clear faults and drive car for about a mile. When you come up to a stop light comes on. We checked all solenoids and wire harness and all check out well.Pulled valv...
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L wipers, windows,horn VIN: WBAEK73415
car starts normally except starter stays on for 3-4 seconds after starting. then wipers go on and stay on,can't be turned off. all power windows inop. intrument cluster gauges inop. wiper fault displayed and electrical malfuction displaed. no horn. signals onl...
1988 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Alternator VIN: SAJNV5848J
I have this relatively clean xjs that's charging at 13.2-13.3V. Alldata says 14.5 V. I rev the engine and doesn't change the output. It has the lightning bolt sign that is on very dimly but if I rev the engine, the light actually gets brighter. I'm assuming th...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALAA254X5
this vehicle has a roughness or rumble feeling in the seat when accelerating from a stop. It feels like a bad U-joint so I pulled both drive shafts and inspected all joints. found tight spots in several joints so I replaced both shafts with new from dealer. pr...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Stall VIN: WDBCA45D1H
this car came to my shop for a no start problem, performed DIO testing, found that the fuel pumps were weak, fuel pressure reading 23 pounds of fuel pressure. noticed this car has been sitting up for at least 2yrs, this is what the customer said as well, someo...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L ABS/BAS/ESP warnings VIN: WDBLK70G82
Fighting ESP/ABS problem on this car. Code C1401 high pressure return pump A7/3m1 open/shorted. Due to misunderstanding wiring diagram (was looking at wrong version), diagnosed and was supplied used ABS valve block, which didn't set code while stopped but faul...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD79YX4
This 2004 9-3 came in with CEL on. Faults P1343 (Ionization Signal or Trigg, Coil 3 to CDM, Open/Short), and P0303 (Misfiring, Cylinder 3) present. Car ran fine. Checked plugs, ignition wiring with no evidence of problems. Replaced #3 ignition coil. Noticed co... Trouble codes: P1343 (Ionization Signal or Trigg Coil 3 to CDM Open/Short), P0303 (Misfiring Cylinder 3.)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L airbag VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
air bag light was on with code #01218 stored in the computer. description... side airbag igniter pass. side n200 sporatic value of resistance too great. removed seat back covers and pannels and inspected all wiring and connectors for dammage and chaffing from ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSF71K65
This car has 15" vac in crankcase,replace pcv assembly ie valve cover, same problem,plug feed to valve cover problem goes away,there is another portion of this pvc system located in oil filter housing, has anyone had to replace one of these? no other vac leaks... Trouble codes: P0507, P2279
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWSG71K35
I need help with this jetta no power to fuel pump i can't locate fuelpump relay or fuse according to diagram there is a 15 amp fuse that i can not locate neither , check fuse box by the batt. and under dash those are the ones i found and relay box under dash ....
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRG31Y27
Hello Everyone, I have a vehicle that idles rough and misfires when cold. After it warms up for about 45 seconds it run fine. We replace spark plugs and mass air flow sensor and that didn't help. I was wondering if someone can lead us in the right direction. W... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Cyl. 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
2008 Volkswagen R32 3.2L charging light VIN: WVWKC71K28
Customer complains of an intermittant condition where the battery light will flicker on and off while driving. Tested battery and charging sytem ok at a standstill.performed voltage drop test at altinator and jumper post with no drop found.After driving for a...
2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo 2.0L fuel system VIN: WVWUK73C78
vehicle was purchased from a customer with a blown engine ,,, installed a used very clean engine and used the vehicle for several weeks ,, car was idling outside shop and stopped ,, found the fuel module under the rear seat melted ,, changed module and fuel ...
1972 Volvo 1800 ES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1836354003
r&r fuek and fuel pump,replaced fuel pump first and pressure was too high and ran rich,replaced fuel pum with lower fuel pressure and runs better but still feel rich.pinch fuel line some and engine smooths out.return line coming from fuel regulator r&r fuek an...

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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L cat VIN: WAUML44E84
Thanks for the help. Yes the motor needs to be dropped. However the owner declined repairs at this time.
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBACB4327S
it was right where all data said it was just hard to see or feel the picture is a little miss leading on all data but now that i know its vertical is understandable it was on the rear portion of the plenum not part of the MAF or in the center much easier to s... Trouble codes: 77 (intake air temp sensor circuit), 7 (camshaft adjustment), 13 (02 sensor circuit), 66 (antitheift signal), 16 (rpm/tdc sensor).
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L dash VIN: WBABB73597
I stayed late shut off phone and traced battery cables and all connections and found nothing wrong. Voltage drops were all checking out. I shut the hood and there went the wipers on again with all dash lights. I opened and shut the hood again and now all ligh...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S73
Thanks again to every one that helped us, Joseph from Washington talked about boost control solenoid, I almost replaced that, I had a volt meter on the signal side of the boost solenoid it would drop from 14.2 volts to 1.2 or 0 volts i noticed the O2 sensor s... Trouble codes: P0245 (charge air control valve open or short to ground), P0201 (Inj 1 circuit open or short), P0202 (Inj 2 circuit open or short), P0203 (Inj 3 circuit open or short), P0204 (Inj 4 circuit open or short).
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRT71K35
Good evening everyone This car is fixed. The main problem was the VNT actuator for the turbo. I found the help I needed from this post explained the the vnt valve moves too far and cau...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWGT31K76
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KW9507N
Ok, so this one is fixed. Speedo signal comes from the sensor in the rear axle which also supplies the signal to the ABS. The speedometer converts the signal to some other form which goes to the transmission computer. Its common for the wire from th...
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