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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F35
This Car Idles Ok And Drives Ok But It Is Definitely Lacking Power And When You Clear The Codes The P0341 And P0366 Come back On with second Ignition. Trouble codes: P0014 (Bank 1 Camshaft B Exhaust Reatard Set Point Not Reached Over- Advanced Not A Plausible Signal), P0366 (Camshaft Position Sensor Bank 1 G300 Implausible Signal Short With Power), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor G40 Implausible Signal Short With Power), P0136 (Oxygen Sensor B1 S2 Malfunction In Circuit Not A Plausible Signal), P0300 (P0301 p0302 p0303)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L starts and stalls VIN: WBADP6340Y
This one goes out to the BMW techs out there. This is a lengthy post so please bear with me. Car originally came in with a pretty much no start condition. If it did start it smoked and would stall. Smoke tested for vacumm leaks. None found. Remove plugs and th...
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93436
verified that the car was presently in limp mode with no throttle response and surging at idle. Scanned the system and found multiple fault codes for throttlebody related issues. With the scan tool connected I was able to verify that that potentiometers were r... Trouble codes: 2796 (incorrect throttle adaption), 2787 (throttle potentiometer 2), 2786 (throttle potentiometer 1)
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5UXFE83567
The vehicle will have a poor idle, and misfire heavily upon cold start up. The car will not throw any codes, and after 20-30 seconds, it will run fine. I have ran the intermediate lever test on ista, and it came back fine. Fuel pressure is fine, but when it is...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Audio & Navi VIN: WDBNG70J85
Has any one ran into this problem. Actual values of optical ring after condition was present: command- vacant, amplifier- vacant, command audio- vacant, sound system vacant. Still no fault codes present. I'm thinking the main command unit may be intermittently...
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L Steering Wheel VIN: WMEEJ31X59
I received a call from a customer today stating that he could start his car and that the transmission would go into gear just fine and that he could drive forward and backward but that the steering wheel was locked and he is unable to turn the steering wheel. ...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WV2KH2702X
Van came in with CEL illuminated P0400- Low EGR Flow. engine runs fine, only light is on. Found cracked/broken vac line from EGR valve to egr vac solenoid, replaced it. Egr vac solenoid tested good electrically but was clogged with carbon and/or oil sludge. I ... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Low Flow)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L cam to crank sync VIN: 3VWDD21C81
p1340 cam to crank correlation is killing me. have checked cam to crank timing, have checked cam to cam timing and have 16 links between marks. have replaced cam sensor same problem, what am I missing.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69MX2
Group I have a jetta that keeps popping up all 4 coil codes. They are p0351,p0352,p0353 and p0354. I performed the coil ground replacement and still get the same codes. Is it common for this problem to damage the coil? I have no misfire and vehicle runs great ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition secondary), P0352 (Ignition secondary), P0353 (Ignition secondary), P0354 (Ignition secondary)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B74
Hello, The vehicle originally came in for a coolant leak concern. It was found that the coolant outlet hose was leaking. Upon that repair it was also found that the coolant crossover pipe was leaking at a rusted out seam at one of the factory welded outlets. D... Trouble codes: P1558, P1579, P1545
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Engine VIN: 3VWSA69M04
Came in on a tow for a no start condition. Tech found stripped timing belt teeth and out of time. Even though repair information states this engine is interference, installed new timing belt kit to see if it would run. It did not. Both dry and wet compression ...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNE63BX5
The vehicle looses power intermittently, and sets fault p0299 turbo under boost fault, the egr valve and turbo bypass soleniod have been replaced, unable to find a leak in turbo ducting, the wastgate solinoid has 20" vacuum to it. Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost)
2007 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L PRESSURE sensor VIN: YV4CZ85267
HI VOLVO. TECHS. this car came ,with the code for rear diff. U041464 for clutch module, pressure switch. this code would disable the wheel drive, but not often . The new pressure switch goes out in 10ft! We put the old on back in and it can go up to 50mi befor...

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Suspension VIN: 4JGCB65E66
Yes it was the right side airbag remember they sink only to a point where they apparently stop leaking probably due to either the material is covering the leak or the pressure is not great enough. And as to my follow up, we had the height sensing arms backwar...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L immobilizer VIN: YS3DD78H8Y
Did the whole programming procedure and cleared the codes again, this time it worked. Don't know if I did anything different but when it says to press the unlock button at least 8 times, I pressed it about 20 times. Thank you for the help
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0L engine VIN: WVGAV7AX7A
I would again like to say thanks to all who responded to my request. It seems as though some see alot of rear main leaks like the old rope seal days, I do not but expect to see many more with this new type seal.It is just a plastic ring glued to a tin plate. W...
2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L blower mtr VIN: YV1VW27594
It was the resister indeed. most replies did state that was the most common fault. thanks again!
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