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1982 BMW 528e 2.7L No Start VIN: WBADK8304C
Hello to all. This car came from another shop(Towed in) because they could not started up. They replace both sensors(Engine speed sensor and ref. point sensor) This car had a good fuel pressure and good spark but no injector pulse(we had power to the injec...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: SAJKX1745S
Customer's complaint: black smoke going uphill...someone behind her even flagger her down to tell her it was smoking...I verfied only in shop (couldn't see anything on test drive) by quick thottle jabs and black smoke momentarily out of rear tailpipes. Ok...l... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency), 1 (testing and results)
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Clutches & driving components VIN: SAJKN6243V
Transmission in this is a ZF-4HP-24. Vehicle has rather severe 3-4 shift at 55-60 kmh under normal acceleration. all other shifts are immaculate. When it enguages into 4th it feels like the tail shaft housing comes up & lightly hits the floor. There is definit...
1988 Other European Mondial 3.2L Warning Light VIN: ZFFXC26A8J
The ABS warning light is flashing code 28. I don't have a resource for deciphering the codes on this '88 Ferrari. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L noise in intake VIN: WVWMA63BWE
Hello Gang,I just replaced an obviously bad turbo on this Passat,and there is a weird air pump type of noise coming out of the intake on decel.I have no way of knowing if the noise was there previous to replacing the turbo as the old turbo was so loud it overr...

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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L timuing tensionor VIN: 5JKI89KHF4
i called this unlucky tech and told him he need to tear the tensinor aprt and install it 1 piece at a time . and the darn this was done and out the door i want to thank all the speedy responese this car been driving me nuts on his rack.
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOJB0935K
Replacing the fuel distributor fixed this car...Thanks for your help Greg!
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L door / window VIN: WPOCA2983X
Customer came back when problem was happening...When I lifted the door handle window would not come down...Smacking the door near the door latch assembly would activate the failing micro switches in the latch & the window would go down...Replace the latch asse...
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