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1998 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUGD28D7W
This car will very intermittantly have a long crank or no start condition after a hot soak, car must be driven at least 30 miles before condition will occur, of course it almost never dose it with any test equipment hooked up (possesed) I did have it do it onc...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB28D9X
Good evening Audi techs.I have this 99 audi which was brought to me with a serious misfire .Scanned for codes and got a P0300,and a P0302.I switched plugs and coils with #1 cylinder and the misfire is still on # 2. checked fuel injector spray and it looks good...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Dash/ Air Ducts VIN: ABACD3329V
Hello. This 3 Series BMW has a very noticeable squeal/ whistling sound coming from the middle of the dash. It is only noticeable when the car is moving at a speed of 60 km/h and higher. The faster the car moves, the louder and more consistent the noise becomes...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L pump VIN: WBAAM3338Y
We had done oil change and R/R right rear wheel bearing (due to noise)last week. The car came back a few days later with noisy power steering pump. The fluid levels were fine, but dirty. It looks like there are metallic particles in the fluid, but everything e...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WBABM5345Y
Using a lab scope on a cooling fan, what's next, electrically controlled thermostat's?? :) This vehicle has electric radiator fan only. I commanded the fan on with the scan tool (snap-on bmw cartridge)and no movement. This fan assembly has three wires. Battery...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L aux cooling fan VIN: 1070441203
hopefully you guys can help me out. The electric fan will not turn on. I replaced the temp switch no help, I figuer it has a relay that actualy activates the fan. But where is it. The fan has a brown and a black wires. The switch by the t-stat is a single gree...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L front cover VIN: WDBCA24D7L
I am seeking some advice from all you Merecedes techs that have found the solution to this oil leakage problem of the front cover. I have worked on this vehicle since it was new and feel that replacing the front cover seals this frequently means thatI may have...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L timing chain VIN: WDBGA32E6N
Hello everyone, Vehicle came in with the chain jumped. we have replaced valves and the tensioner pulley/ shocks. but I can't find the marks to reinstall the chain. Can someone please fax me at [...] the chain marks so I can get vehicle finshed. Thanks t...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Speedometer VIN: WDBEA34E4R
Need some input from mercedes techs, this car has no speedo or odometer operation, cruise works fine, remove cluster and no speedo cable is present, it has a hookup for a cable and when you spin the insert with a drill the speedo works fine, called mercedes pa...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L evaporator VIN: WDBGA43E9R
The question is for anybody who was trying to fix leaking evaporator with evaporator leak sealer "CryoSeal" I did replace evaporator in other s500 (140 body)and it was a lot of work. In this car I was able to reach 29" vac. and it was holding vacum above 25" ...
1973 MG midget 1275CC Mechanical
greetings, I have a vehicle that is as old as I, a 1973 MG Midget. Its having a oil leaking problem near the rear of engine. now i have read that there is no rear seal but, a rear main cap. If anyone has a kit or a procedure for the repairing of this MG please...
1953 Other European hillman 1.5L master cylinder
I have replace the cups in the master cylinder and still have a poor brake pedal. I no longer have a leaking master. the kit for the master cylinder came with extra parts and the manual indicates that the parts should be used. does anyone know of a replacement...
2003 Other European TAXI 2.4L a/c system VIN: SCRCD16N73
it seems that the compressor cycles at too high of a low side pressure. does anyone have any info reguarding the a/c electrical system and/or mechanical components? is there any parts updates or so on that may address this issue?
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L belts VIN: WPOAA0941E
Car came in on the hook, timing belt broken 5 of 8 valves bent. Pulled the head replaced the valves surfaced the head, installed new oe belts. Replaced the timing belt tensioner. Now I have a belt wine that will not quit. Have readjusted the tension of both be...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MH2706X
Hi All, customer went into a carwash with engine idling while washing van & when she put into gear to leave the CEL came on & was flashing. She did not notice any problem with engine running as it seemed to be just like normal. I have looked at vacuum hoses &... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow), P0300 (Random misfires), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0300 (Random misfires), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0302 (misfire cyl 2)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA63B7X
Good morning This 99 pasat turbo has a dead miss on cyl #2. I swapped coils between 1 & 2 / miss stays on 2 / swap plugs misss stays with 2 check injector resistance 1 & 2 equal check injector input 7.5 volt & pulsing There is battery voltage at the bk/bl wire... Trouble codes: 0302 (missfire decected cyl 2)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWXA23B5Y
Hi VW-Audi's gurus, i have this one that has misfire just under load and in all gears like a spark wire damaged but i can not hear engine sound just it feels like, i mean, i doesn't hear classical misfire sound just i feel a light stall under load and a lack o...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L rear brakes VIN: YV1LS5574W
this vehicle has an intermittent extreme vibration throughout the entire chassis when braking only. it is not related to rotor runout. the vibration can be simulated by driving at 5 mph braking lighly and applying the throttle to keep the car in motion. the in...

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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation, Car feels sluggish VIN: WBAHE232RG
checked out all knock sensors. Since the intake manifold had to be removed to get at the suspect sensor, all four units were replaced. the code no longer recurs. Trouble codes: 67 (4 knock sensor Alldata identifies fault from cylinders 7 and 8.).
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Head Bolt Threads VIN: 4USCJ332XV
Well, we got a split decision on this one. About half the responses said replace the engine, and the other half said Timeserts should repair the threads well enough. The customer took the car to a buddy of his who has a machine shop, and they determined that t...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: SAJDL184XL
Finally solved the running issues with the XJS. Replaced the main air pipe from air pump to checkvalve, replaced checkvalve. Excess air in exhaust seemed to be confusing the O2 readings for the computer. That solved our problem where it wouldn't run above idle...
1996 Jaguar XJR 4.0L starter VIN: SAJPX1140T
after checking all powers to body control module, found one missing power input, traced to pulled apart connector by rear seat, most likely got stretched when customer put in fuel pump, and came unhooked after driving, reconnected and all is well car started a...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L door locks VIN: WP0CA2981W
received 3 replies that were extremely helpful from Don [...].John. The problem ended up being the fact that we did not have enough information on the body shop repair. The control unit was replaced & coded by the dealer properly and ...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L obd readiness VIN: YS3DD78B9W
Thank you all for the reply,i coud not fix the readines,look like all the saab 98 97 have the same issues,i will try take it to refery an get an waiver if i can. Thanks again
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: YS3EF48ZXX
The car is going to Memphis to the dealer. One possibility is that the timing belt slipped a tooth and since Saab will pay for the belt replacement at 60K, the customer decided to tow it to the dealer. He said that he will tell me what they find wrong with the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P1300 (Random misfire detected-catalyst damaging).
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