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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Hard start VIN: WDBFA66E5M
Thanks in advance for the help. We have this pristine, low mileage, 500SL in for a intermittent hard start/misfire at idle. It will ONLY misfire for about 5 seconds after starting. This is at times accompanied by an extended crank (about 5-10 seconds). When it...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Starting VIN: WDBHA28E4T
Customer came in and said that it was loosing power. Had to hold the accelerator to floor to get to move. Two different shops checked the vehicle and said that the camshaft position sensor was faulty. the second shop changed the cam sensor and the car would no...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L computer VIN: WDBRF84J64
Car towed in from another shop. no crank. checked all fuses, found # 47 blown replaced still good,tested starter relay starter works fine.hooked up scan tool cant get any communication with ecu can get into all other modules.Key turns fine in switch. Thanks fo...
2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L High Idle VIN: YS3EH49G02
Evening techs, I'm don't work on these cars that often, but the car was brought in for an oil leak. Which turned out to be just an oil pressure sending unit. The customer asked us to take a look at the high idle problem. I did a scan and the only code was a P0...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSK69M53
We trouble shoot P1176 using Genesis, scanner Info is very limited, fuel pressure ok 38psi, no vacuum leaks, engine idle fine, we check wiring to front A/F ratio sensor ok, we removed sensor and to check it visually and the tip of sensor look light brown white... Trouble codes: P1176 (02 Correction Behind Catalys), P1364 (Cyl. 4 Ignition Circuit Open)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRM71K49
Firstly,thanks in advance for your assistance. This one is for all those VW gods out there. This vehicle came in with a p0106 code a few weeks ago. the customer does his research on his vehicle came wanting this sensor to be replaced. So we replaced the sensor... Trouble codes: P0106
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29582
Hi all, I have this Volvo S40T 2002 model with a ECM-25 lean code. The fuel trim (part load) is around 16% and fuel trim (idle) 0.6%. I have smoked tested the intake and did find a small leak where the booster hose fits into the intake and a small leak at the ... Trouble codes: ECM25

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1974 Audi 100 Series LS 1.9L Hose routing VIN: 8041073309
Thanks for all the help, several people pointed me to some online resources and on person emailed me a great diagram.
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Starter Motor VIN: 4USBT33443
Hello every body, we finally fixed this little champ, thanks to all of you who took your price less time to respond, especially to Alan, he provided me with a clear description of the way the tcm sends the voltage to trans. range switch, he even mention the pi...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: WBAVC93577
Car is fixed. This case will be be helpful to others. Found the fuse location (in fuse box behind the glove box.) Jorge and victor we helpful with this. Very vague. Always have I had vague descriptions and inaccurate locations for these and other euros fuses. ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire, All 6 cyl misfire VIN: WP0CA2982X
Thanks for the replies everyone. I had good fuel pressure, cleaned MAF. Wasn't convinced to replace o2s. Vacuum leak at the boots where throttle body meets intake manifolds, the slide-over boots were clamped down crooked causing a small vacuum leak. After the ... Trouble codes: 75 (Misfire Damaging to cat), 68 (Cylinder 6 misfire damaging to cat.), 66 (Cylinder 4 misfire damaging to cat.), 67 (Cylinder 5 misfire damaging to cat.), 62 (Misfire Emissions-relevant), 63 (Cylinder 1 misfire damaging to cat.).
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Top VIN: WP0CA29913
install new micro switches & caliberate the top, its all good, sorry it took so long, was waitting on the switches
1985 Saab 900 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3AM35J8F
Well I took all the awesome info and applied it. I'm still working this project. I took the injectors out and put them in plastic jars to watch fuel pattern, pulled up on air valve and all seem to work except #3. So I swapped 3 & 4 and then #4 was bad. These a...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K85
Since the only symptom was the light and no steering problem the customer choose to live with the light. It was assumed the rack and harness should be replaced neither was cost effective without having any other problems. Trouble codes: 00573 (steering torque sensor implausible signal).
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