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1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: ZARBA12T6L
car will not pass IM at idle, high HC and CO. At 2500 it is running well enough to pass IM. Checked temp sensors, cam timing, VVT solenoid, cleaned injectors, fuel pressure correct, customer installed new plugs wires and cap. I will try a used ref sensor tomor... Trouble codes: 1223 (O2 sensor readings go to max or min164 factory manual), 1265 (Not in factory manual)
2002 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUJC68E92
So my sister bought a 2002 A4 without my knowledge, (why, I dont know) the dash is lit up like a christmas tree. (ABS / Traction control lights are on) code for the ABS system is 01435 BRAKE PRESSURE SENSOR (G201) My question is the problem is either the ABS r...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Rear Brakes VIN: WBAGN63515
Hey guys, I've got an 05 745Li. Customer complaint is that the brake pedal sinks to the floor and has almost no stopping power. When another shop tried to bleed the system, they stated that they couldn't get the rear brakes to bleed. I have these codes relatin...
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L cooling system VIN: 5UXZV4C57B
I've got a BMW X5 3.0L that the customer is complaining of an overheat condition. They state that at traffic lights the engine temperature warning comes on. I'm not able to duplicate the concern. I did find a code stored in the engine control module, 378F BSD,...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBUF65J73
As stated this car came to us for a second opinion on the AC operation and repair. However when checking with the AC machine, it showed 75 both high and low (full system) but there was no compressor operation. Evacuating the system gave back 1.9 pounds not 2.0...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: WDBUF70J86
Hello guys, I have this 2006 211 E500 that came in with no start. Lets back it to 3 months ago car came in with no start we checked and had a bad fuel pump so we replaced both sides fuel pump and fuel level sensor assembly parts from Mercedes dealership. So af...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Ignition system VIN: WMWRC334X4
Vehicle arrived for a no start. Customer had been roll-starting for several days and figured he needed a starter motor. Seemed easy enough at the time. Had power and signal to starter. Put in another starter only to have the new one not turn over. Figured out ...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WMWMF73508
We are trying to figure out if we have a pcv problem or a turbo problem. The pcv pipe at the turbo has some oil entering the turbo charger which is not excessive. The intercooler has oil in it and in the pipe right by the MAF sensor the oil puddles up. If any ... Trouble codes: 2884 (charge air pressure control deviatiuon)
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K02
car belongs to my wife, MIL comes and goes with this random cyl misfire code. car runs good, never noticed a miss in it Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31XX8
we have this smart car,that stalled while driving down the road and would not re-start.we pushed the vehicle in the shop,noticed the gear selector display in the dash was all flashing lines.scanned for codes,in the ME-po901 clutch actuator beyond tolerance ran...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L 1-2 shift and 2-3 shift VIN: WV3AH4700Y
Engine revs to 6,000 rpm and then slams into next gear on 1-2 shift and 3-4 shift. codes 00652 gear monitoring 00300 transmission oil temp sender 01192 torque converter lock up We're pretty sure that we need a new transmission but I don't really trust independ...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUZZZ8E82
thanks everyone for the advice,i replaced the stop light switch,now works ok,brakes release when driveing,these modern cars can act up in weird ways,
2008 Audi S5 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURV78T08
Well here's an odd one- This car is fixed. I did fail to mention that it was setting a code left side motor mount, but then again who cares? Well after some forum trolling I found that some people reported similiar issues and that unplugging the motoring ma... Trouble codes: P310B.
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Motor VIN: SAJDA14C91
Thank You Yannick, Patrick and Bob! Our engine had the solenoids sticking up through the valve covers, so that helped the salvage yard narrow down the choice. They sent me a picture of the engine they found, and we lucked out...48000 miles, and fit perfectly a...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FB49S84
This car is repaired and boy did I learn a lot! Some about the car and some about the customer. Like for instance the fact that the car had not run for the last four months. And the fact that four months ago when it stopped running was when it was involved in ...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to those who gave advice and to all who support IATN. The fix was a new intake manifold it comes with flaps and motor. Found it to be all carboned up motor bad. The egr code was a bad egr valve it wound not open all the way. I was told to check egr filt... Trouble codes: P2015, P0401.
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