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1991 Audi 100 2.3L pan VIN: WAUBC5446M
Has anyone seen these trans pan warp? This one seems to have slight irregularities (bowing) on the sealing surface which is evident when you put it face down on a flat surface. It didn't seem like it would have been enough to cause a leak but we are suspecting...
1978 BMW 320i 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: 0005475244
Hi guys I have a weird prob with the gas gauge on this car. it is always on full, yet the low fuel lite comes on. I've replaced the sender and the gauge and same thing. If i disconnect the sender the gauge drops, only if disconnected. I have ck all wiring for ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Interior VIN: AF128G3106
i am having a problem with a 1999 bmw 328 i ones in a while sunroof dont work and blower dont work traction control dont work that is the problem i need help . thankyou
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine, he had it checked at another shop and was told the air pump was bad. He went and bought and air pump assembly from BMW and installed it himself and cleared the codes two days later the MIL light came back on with the s... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ride control VIN: SALTY1245X
have this 99 discovery II, customer states every often car suspension sags in rear, and when starting it up it ussually pumps back up. Finally the other day it fell and wont come back up, cked voltage to pump under car for air suspension, found no voltage. Sta...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Complete truck VIN: SALTY1243Y
At 62mph heavy vib. feeling in steering wheel and in the seats below 62 slight vib until you hit 45mph then u feel it moreso in steering wheel. I have swapped driveshafts,fan clutch,harmonic balancer,transfercase,balanced all tires at fine setting cheched fron...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA50D6J
Hello fellow technicians. Todays diagnostic dilema comes from a 1988 Mercedes 300CE that a customer brought in for an occassional engine stalling problem. The customer stated that the engine would stall occassionally when coming to a stop and while waiting at ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Injection pump VIN: WDBGB34E8P
Does anyone know of a way to time the diesel injection pump to the cam and crankshaft without using the Bosch set-up tool??
1980 Other European Silver Cloud .0L wiring VIN: IDONOTHAVE
Please help if you can . I am looking for a wiring diagram for a 1980 rolls royce silver cloud 4 door hard top is there anyone out there who can email it to me or point me in the right direction to get one off the web
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L AC compressor VIN: WPOAA0941G
Porsche Technicians put your thinking hats on. Guess I have reached the point of "can't see the forest for the trees". What I really need is a pinout for the Auxilary Fan / compressor double relay. Pin numbers are as follows: Left side of double relay - TS - 3...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Engine VIN: WPOCA29881
This car came in smoking like crazy. Customer states that it just started suddenly. Looking at the separate exhaust pipes, it seems the oil is being dumped into the rear 2 cylinders. Alldata is limited with information on the crank breather etc. We're thinking...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78N3W
Dash ABS warning light on, no speedometer when driving. No engine MIL; no apparent performance issues. OBD2 code retrieval: P0502, vehicle speed sensor. No data stream access (aftermarket scanner). Replaced sensor (we know there are 2 sensors on tranny, one fo... Trouble codes: P0502 (vss)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Handling VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
The initial complaint was a wandering feeling in the car when cornering onto a freeway on ramp. The local dealership replaced the upper arms, tie rods and installed Bilstein struts and shocks. The car still felt sloppy. The customer called the Tire Rack and th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L low compression VIN: 3VWTE29M34
Good one here!! 2001 VR6 jetta... customer was driving car, pulled into mini-mart for some 'crap-o'chino', came out, started car, pulled out and drove 1/2 a block and thump, car shut down. Upon attempting a restart, it sounded as though there was no compressio...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L headlamps,parking lamps VIN: YV1AS8804N
HELP!!!-VOLVO TECHS-2 problems-1st my mitchell wiring diagrams do not match this car-mitchell shows 4 wires at the headlamp switch-grn-red,blu-red,blu-white and white-the car has 5 wires-gray,white,white-blu,blu-red,green-red-my 2nd problem-when we removed the...
1995 Volvo FH12 12130CC circuit boards VIN: YV2A4B2CXS
Hello every one, I seem to be haveing fun with a Volvo 380 tractor unit. I am getting hardly any control over the engine R.P.M. The vehicle is fitted with cruise control, & has a reo stat in the place of a throttle cable (fly by wire). I have checked the throt...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1KS9608T
This is a well-maintained car with regular service. Plugs changed 3000 miles ago. The engine has suddenly developed a low-rpm miss. The DTC indicates the #3 cyl is miss firing. Plug has been changed, coil-on-plug checks out 1.0 ohms as well as all the other co...

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1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA24A5E
sorry guys my tech but out this request for help i got a chance to look at the car it had some bad vacum hoses that were leaking the customer came in telling him what was wrong with the car and he never ask for the smog sheet to see what failed sorry and thank...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L oil pan VIN: WDBGB34E8P
Thanks to all of those who replied to my help request. I finally decided to remove the engine with the transmission attached. I am glad I did it makes it so much easier to remove/replace the pistons, not to mention cleaning everything up and getting ready to r...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L abs VIN: WDBGA33E6T
thanks to all.. you guys were right about scanner info. frank from nevada hit it right on the head. there are two 10amp fuses in the module box on the passenger side of vehicle. one of the fuses was blown, due to cust jump starting vehicle. thanks again to all...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L AC system VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hello everyone, the next morning i went to the mono dual valve and with te engine at operating temperature,I turned the engine off for a minute and restarted and the heat was on on the side vents. I unplugged the mono valve, and put on and off voltage to the v...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L conv top VIN: YS3DF75N1V
i like to thank everyone for the help i received, the motor and gear box can be taken out without worrying about the spring tension,the gears were stripped on both the motor and the gear box. trying to find the part was fun and expensive ($1300) the customer...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Clutch VIN: WVWEE83A4T
Thanks for all the responses! We diasassembled the clutch again for inspection. Turns out one of the flywheel bolts backed out, hitting the steel center of the clutch disc. These bolts are 'stretch bolts', and should not be re-used. We replaced the bolts, and ...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YU1AA8840M
It was to lean. cleaned the injector and un hooked the hot air tube from the exhuast to the air cleaner and it passed. thanks to all.
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