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2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03421
First , thanks in advance. The help is always greatly appreciated. I have a few questions. Code 139 on my scan tool says it's an electronic thermostat, can't find anything on that only for a stuck throttle valve.I come up with a 139 = to P1580 so, is it a ther... Trouble codes: 139 (Electronic themostat), 115 (Hot film mass air sensor), 80 (Secondary air), 140 (Engine torque)
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
trying to determine if the cat is bad seems its bank 2 which is drivers side as per my books Trouble codes: P0430
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Valve adjustment VIN: 1070441202
Car came to us running bad and we ended up putting injectors in to the car and it ran fairly good. car has low vacuum at 4 inches, but compression is 120 to 135 psi on all cylinders. It still floods the plugs and has no power so I checked the valve adjustment ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L misc VIN: WDBSK75F63
Hello all, This car has a vibration that can be felt in the body at anytime the vehicle revs higher than 1500 rpm. It may occur lower than that, but perhaps not severe enough to be felt. It is most noticeable around 2800 rpm (approx.) It happens in park/neutr...
2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L speaker VIN: WP0BA29954
Approximately every two minutes there is a quick series of 4 beeps that I believe comes from the right side of the dash. Possibly the speaker. This is not the normal chime sounds from under the driver side of the dash as I have activated those with a scan tool...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWYH63BX2
Oil warning light and buzzer comes on intermittently. I have been off and on for the last month or so. The customer and I have narrowed it down that the light/buzzer comes on during light accel, under 2000 RPM. About two years ago I replaced the right chain te...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B73
Vehicle cranks no start has fuel pressure. No power to injectors (fuse 29) no power to fuse 32 and 34 when cranking. We have another passat for comparison and fuses 32 and 34 are powered when cranking. We are not clear as to chain of events came from another s... Trouble codes: 01314 (No ecm Comunication), 0316 (No abs Communication)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 1-2,2-3,3-4,4-5 harsh shifts VIN: 3VWCM31Y24
The vehicle came in with harsh shiffting 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 gears. we scan the computer and found a code 01045. the code directed us to a faulty tiptronic switch that would read error on the scanner when it dropped to the standard postion then continue to read...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L oil pump VIN: 3VWRF31Y86
Oil warning light is on all the time while the engine is on and idling. Bypassing oil sender w/ mechanical gauge show 65 psi @ idle. This happened after I finished replacing a/c evaporator unit under dash. Every wire is back where it is suppose to be except th...
2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C58
This vehicle was towed into us with a rough running problem, after first scan and misfire monitering we had cyl. 3 was dead, and intermittent codes for cyl. 1 and cyl. 4 misfires. after swapping plugs and coils around and a compression test we diagnosed faulty... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L not sure VIN: YV1CM59H33
Help I have a 2003 volvo xc90 with a vibration from the rear(feels like it) Both front axles have been replaced with new ones from volvo dealer. Rear dirveshaft has been removed and car driven still vibrates. Vibration is quite bad at 62 mph and up. All wheels...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Timing Chain VIN: WAUZL64B0Y
Thank you Gentlemen for all your suggestions, pulling the front end off an A6 3 times is not my idea of a good time, however you all gave me alot to think about and the third time was the last. The key to the solution and the confusion was in Alldata's diagram...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L close assist VIN: WDBGA43G4X
Thanks for the help guys! This vehicle is fixed! I took the door panel off and sat inside while closing the door, and heard a very small hissing noise from the pressure hose! It was a small crack right next to the window motor, small enough to pass a vacuum te...
1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Fuel Door VIN: SCAZN02A7M
Hi there. This car is supposed to return at sometime but I don't think that the customer is in a big rush to have this problem solved. Thank you George, Cedric, Ted, Kraig, Jeff and Ken, whose replies are as listed. I was unable to obtain a wiring diagram for ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Misfire cyl #3 VIN: WVWTH63B63
Yes this VW is fixed and the customer is very pleased. The only thing that we could find common to only cyl #3 is that the fuel pump feed line to the injector rail is right above the cyl #3 injector. (Note we had already checked the pressure and it was fine... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire.), P0300 (Random mult. Misfire.), P0421 (Cat converter efficiency b1), P0422 (Cat converter efficiency b2).
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