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1987 BMW 325 2.7L starter VIN: WBAAB5402H
car will run and drive if you push start Customer claimed starter was bad. I pulled the old starter and tested it on the bench it works fine. New reman unit is wired correctly and ample ground and voltage is present, and properly installed in the bellhousing....
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALPV1247S
OK, Rover techs. I am a Bimmer and Benz man for the last 28 years. We have a customer who asked us to look at this green beast with the above mentioned problems. After replacing the mentioned parts and cheking grounds and resetting the codes (with a generic co... Trouble codes: 1775 (gear box fault), 1316 (misfire excessive emissions), 0727 (engine speed input no signal)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBGA32E1P
This is more of a request for info from others with a similar problem. The symptom is occasional starter engagement with engine running when the car is put into park. The problem appears to be deterioriation of the starter harness insulation, very similar to t...
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
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M0X
This vehicle has a recurring Check Engine Light code P0172 - Too rich fuel trim Bank 1. The engine runs well and I can't find anything out of the ordinary. Customer does not report any faults with how the car runs. If the MIL is reset it comes back on within a...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1LW5727T
Here's a good one. This car belongs to a good friend of mine. The car acted like it ran out of gas, when the fuel gauge read "1/4 Tank". Customer put 4 gallons of gas in the tank. Tha car started and drove fine for about 10 miles, then the same thing happened ...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L complete system VIN: YV1TS97D8X
when key turn to postion i, no lights come on on dash when key turned too position ii still no lights on dash when key turned to start starter engages but car does not start.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1SW58D61
We were checking for a seeping head gasket into the combustion chamber on a hot engine with the plugs out and the cooling system under pressure. The keys were on the roof. On return from coffee break the interior blower motor was on high. It did not respond to...

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1971 Austin mini 1275CC cam timing
thanks to everybody who helped on this,I got another lesson on getting good info on what you are fixing. alan from irland was very helpful in id'ing head bolts (eng had been stripped and painted however so color was off but dimple in the stud would mean later ...
1992 BMW 535i 3.5L trans program VIN: WBAHD2315N
Thanks to Steve from N.J. I test drove vehicle while monitoring voltage at check control terminals for trans. ECU request and request from rear camber control module - never went below system voltage. Both ECU's will send low voltage to check control module wh...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Engine VIN: WPOCA29881
The solution to this was an oil seperator. Thanks to Sam [...], who hit it on the head. Other suggestion was to check for overfilling of the engine oil(wasn't).After replacing the seperator we had to run the engine for about an hour to burn the oil out of th...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, blows fuse VIN: 3VWRB81H1V
Thanks to everyone who replied. Most of the replies centered around a possibilty of a bad combo valve causing large than normal pump current draw. I did not mention in my original post that I ran pump with output hose disconneted to eliminate the possibility... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air system).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS light on VIN: WVWMA63B6X
Thanks for all who responded! Everybody seemed to be on the same thing: control module. I also thought but did't wanna get the chance with a $1000+ part without making sure... Anyway,installed new ABS pump assy., everything is well. Thanks again!
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L headlamps,parking lamps VIN: YV1AS8804N
Thanks for the replies-esp Peter who explained volvo's wiring numbering-i got a wiring diagram from another local shop that uses alldata-the alldata wiring was much more detailed and led us to the problem-a burned out wiring connection at the headlamp relay be...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVY1VS2952
To everyone that replied to my request re this Volvo S40 - Thank you very much. Your help is much appreciated. I received the replies right after posting my request. I owe everyone an apology for not posting this 'fix' much sooner. My only excuse is that my la... Trouble codes: P0128.
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