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1991 Audi 100 2.3L leak in case VIN: WAUBC5446M
Originally this car came in for a shifter that was stuck in drive and would not go into reverse or park. After removing the motor mount, exhaust and trans pan to access the shifter parts, it freed up mysteriously by itself. After reassembling all this is when ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WBACD432XT
Hi, I have this Bmw that stalls and runs very Rich 10% co at idle. I replace the air flow meter and It ran good for a few hours then started to run rich and die. I Check the out put voltage of the MAF sensor tetminal 2 With the engine idling I get 1.5-2 volts(... Trouble codes: 8 (air flow sensor), 227 (mixture devation 1-3), 228 (mixture devation 4-6), 78 (02 sensor voltage 4 after cat 4-6), 202 (02 sensor control limit), 203 (02 sensor control limit 4-6)
1980 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L fuel injection VIN: 124CS00016
good afternoon fellow techs i wonder if anyone can help. i have this fiat spider 2.o l fuel injection bosch system start it runs for 3 seconds and dies before this happened i drove the fiat sometimes it would hesitate like if there is no fuel coming in. any...
1996 Jaguar XJR 4.0L starter VIN: SAJPX1140T
Need a little help on this electrical nightmare. Starter doesn't engage, shift interlock is inop, turn signals, headlights, 4 way flashers, wipers and interior lights are also inop. Checked all fuses, (all 300 of them) and they are ok. Check inertia switch, ok...
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1.9L Generator VIN: 1210421002
Hi Guys, I have this 190SL & the generator mounts came loose & fell on the highway, in the process it broke the rear generator plate, I was wondering if any of you wizzes have ever done an alternator conversion on one of these fine machines. If so could you st...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L ign switch plugg VIN: WDBCA24D3M
The car was presented to me with ign switch apart. The wiring pulled out of connector. What I need is a picture of the wiring intact to correctly match the correct color wires to the numbers on the plug harness. This the main plug to the ign key switch. A pict...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBEA32E0S
Hello I need some help with this Mercedes. I am trying to remove the dash to replace the evaporator. The info I have does not appear correct (remove windshield?) I am kind of stuck at this point trying to remove the top part of the dash. I don't know if I am m...
1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L lifter VIN: YS3AL76L2L
I have just done a head gasket on this vehicle because it was leaking coolant out of the exhaust manifold bolt hole. The car ran perfect when it came in and now all of the lifters are ticking away. I ran the car for about 300 miles hoping that thay just needed...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWFB81H2V
VW and A/C Techs, Having A/c cooling problem with this system. Replaced compressor, expansion valve, receiver drier and flush system. (New factory parts). System capscity: R134a 24.7 oz. oil: 4.7 oz. System will cool down to 28 F at center vents. After drivin...

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1991 Audi 100 2.3L pan VIN: WAUBC5446M
I received 3 replies all stressing the importance of using an OEM gasket or some kind of a sealer. We discovered, however that the leak was coming from a hole that is just to the left of the left rear pan bolt in the trans housing and not from the gasket. Now ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on, FAILSAFE PROGRAM VIN: WBAGH88342
Thanks to all for the great suggestions, Unfortunatly the fix for this one required 'Reprogramming of ECU'. Again the Dealers have locked us out... Thanks Again, Trouble codes: 117 (throttle potentiometer 1), 118 (throttle potentiometer 2), 119 (throttle potentiometer).
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L low range light VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
Thanks for your replies all of you were correct. The flashing 'Low Range' light, at start up for 5 seconds, was caused by the 'Transfer Case Range Selection Motor', which looks like a windshield wiper motor and is bolted right to the transfer case. (WIS # ar28...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBJF82J9Y
Sorry Guys, Great suggestions, This one seems to have gotten the best of us and two dealers. The L/f Axle & hub was changed, New synthetic oil changed in transfer case, Tires & wheels were swapped multiple times, This one still remains a mystery...If the cure ...
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