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1998 Audi A4 2.8L bearings VIN: WAUED68D5W
To all valued techs ,I am working on the gearbox of this 98 Audi A4 2.8 .When it came in it had a grinding noise as you released the clutch and started moveing only in first gear ,as you changed to second the grind went away, it was so bad that I decided not t...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L won't shift into 4th VIN: WBAHD6326S
BMW experianced colleagues, perhaps you can assist me. This 525i has a GM trans. that no longer shifts into 4th. Code 30 and 100 are present. According to the live data I obtained from our Retriever, the kickdown switch functions. Other data I cannot interpret...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L engine will not crank VIN: WDB5250000
Dear BMW gurus, I have an intermittant problem with this BMW E39.The customer has been complaining of non cranking.He has carried second key in car and this hasn`t helped.He has trying moving gearlever from P to N etc.If he leaves the car or carries on trying ...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L temp control VIN: WBAFA53511
ac not cold. the passenger side started first now the drivers side setting the automatic air temp down to 60 just is not cold enough setting it to 90 warms up but not hot enough. I clamped off the water supplt to both sides an it now runs cold. I am thinking t...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Reverse VIN: WBAGH83461
Hi there, B.M.W. 740 IL, in reverse appears to slip and shudders, no leak evident. system is sealed so fluid condition is unknown. no codes retreived with B.M.W. cartridge in Snap On Scanner. hoping somebody may know of similar conditions-no similar condition...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L master cylinder VIN: SAJNW4842L
We had this XJS come in half apart from another shop for rear rotors & pads. The shop also said the calipers were bad. We found them to be fine. However after reassembly we found the problm is that there is no brake pressure to the rear coming from the master ...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1074412004
Thanks in advance. Customer complains of intermittant hard/no-start after car is hot. I will crank but not start. He states he can get started by playing with the gas pedal. It sounds like fuel problem with giving it gas (fuel injected) making it able to start...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500SE 5.0L Left Rear Brake VIN: WDB1260441
This is a Euro (gray) Model '86 500SE. Intermittently the left rear brake assembly overheats. Customer states generaly happens on long trips.(100+ miles) Testing with heat paint and a temp gun the surface temp diff. on the rotors is about 170 degrees F between...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Converter VIN: WDBGA33G6V
Gents, This car blew front seal due to overheating, spun bushing at oil pump. Can't find parts or rather it looks like is cheaper to replace complete unit, than to repair. Any suggestions on where to purchase reman unit, other than dealer? Please advice Thanks
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDHA24G5X
The car looses power and will not take throttle at 2000 - 3500 rpms - It acts like a bad throttle position sensor on a domestic car. We have replaced plugs / oxygen sensor / mass air flow sensor / coil pack #3-#4 cylinders. After doing so the car ran great for... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1)
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDB2201751
Hi Techs, i have this S 500 W220 2001 model that entered in a flooded area and the engine went off and refused to start, it seems to be hooked, what is the best solution to release it, it is a new car only 12,000 km. Your help will be appreciated please. Best ...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Mechanical VIN: ZFFXA20A0G
328 GTS, oil pan has small crack at drain plug area, can anybody give me torque specs for oil pan bolts and drain plug bolt. Also does the oil pan come right off-it appears that once the perimeter nuts/bolts taken off, oil pan should drop off easily!!. any hel...
1991 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CL58M7M
We have this Saab 9000 that will stall usually only once in a trip (30 min. or more). The customer said that it will restart after some cranking or just letting it sit for a minute or so and trying again and usually restarts. He also says that it usually stall...
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWRA21G0M
This Jetta has a few different issues that seem to be eluding me. I am not to up on this fuel system. When the engine is warm every once in awhile the idle will start climing up to about 1600 rpm. Flipping the throttle linkage or messing with the linkage near ...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: WVWJD4310P
The problem I have never ran across this problem before. While driving slow(under 10mph) the brake pedal pulsates/jumps up and down and you can here the ABS pump running. It's not brake pulsation! Anyone been down this road before? Thanks
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Hello everyone, We have this turbo beetle that keeps setting the P1557 code. I am wondering what is the best way to test this system? Mitchell does not give very good info. I am also wondering what is the best info source for these VW's? We have read some post... Trouble codes: P1557 (Boost pressure regulation limit exceeded)
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L lacks power @ lo rpm VIN: YV1FX8851H
This old lady is very slow to accelerate until it reaches 3200 RPM on the tach. Above that engine RPM the car feels perfectly normal. I checked the torque converter stall speed and its about 1900 rpm and the transmission seems to start out in first gear.See th...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8844L
Good morning all, This is the first time I have used Tech Mail. What i am looking for is the location of the noise supression relay. I can't seem to find any info as to its location in my mitchell on demand. I found the fix for the no start after hot soak in t...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1KW9516N
This vehicle came in a couple weeks back with a problem. After reaching normal operating temperature and with the A/C on, when you come to a stop the idle drops to about 300 and almost dies. It has died only a couple of times but starts right back up - we drov...
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LW56D4Y
this car was in a while ago for low oil pressure. i replaced all o-rings in the pan, customer drove car for a while & it smoked very bad, mostly when idling, brought car back in & oil pressure was still ok. suggested valve stem seals. removed cam cover & engin...

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1997 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD9324V
Thanks for the responses. I have road tested and let this car go...owner is going to try and secure prior service history and I will continue diagnosis at that point. Im not sure what this fault codes means still. No apparant performance issues and not really ... Trouble codes: 11 (PO451 Fuel tank pressure sensor out of range), 12 (Throttle position sensor rationality check).
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L gas flap lock VIN: WBADN6349X
Thanks for the information that the system has to relearn that it has been repaired. We know this happens with the brake pad sensors but we did not think it would happen on the gas flap lock as there was no warning lights on. Thanks again for the information...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WBABM5345Y
Sorry for the delay, New fan assembly fixed it. The new fan is an updated part that has the controller seperated from the motor. Far better design from the looks of it. Thanks for help.
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALPV1247S
Ok, since the owner is an electronics whizz, he took it upon himself to buy the Rovacom himself and to go at the problem. He is determined not to be beaten by it. I guess he is used to the strangeness of the Rover products, he has had three of them. Anyways, I... Trouble codes: 1775 (gear box fault), 1316 (misfire excessive emissions), 0727 (engine speed input no signal).
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L no ign. power VIN: SALJY1245V
thanks so much to jamie [...] for the many e mails with diagrams, thanks to someone who's name i misplaced that faxed me more diagrams, as the diagrams showed and many others replyed the brown/white wire has a splice that goes to the ign. switch once i saw tha...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Long crank HOT VIN: WDBEA30D9K
Good News! This excellent group has helped solve another mystery. I had a felling I was over-looking something basic and I was. Two of the seven replies suggested checking the airflow meter rest position. The airflow meter plate would drag on the right rear ed...
1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CH65R9S
Well sometimes you just get lucky! This car drove us nuts! The final repair was by chance finding some bare wires between the 70 pin connector & the ecm. The wiring harness rubbed on the bulkhead & exposed the wires. We would pull the ecm to check for shorts w...
1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WVWRA21G9L
Thanks for all of the information you guys. After replacing the oxygen sensor, it still blubbered and we thought it was not fixed yet. We put it aside and then i drove home to lunch with it and it was perfect. It must have to recycle or somthing. Glad that is ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M3X
Hi everyone, David fom ontario and Michal from CZ got this one right. My hats off to both of you. The cure was to replace the starter. According to David the engine needs at least 300 RPM to fire up. Again I must stress this car did Not crank over slow! But ...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L hydraulic pump VIN: 3VWDB61EXX
Thanks for all the help everyone. I never got to repair the vehicle customer did not return yet. From all the replies I received it sounds like the coupler between the motor and the pump may have failed. thanks again for all the help
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
The chorus (about 14 of 16 replies) resoundingly sung 'Mass AirFlow Meter', which we replaced. The customer drove away smiling in the aura of his Farfuhrgnugen. Danke Shoen to all replies. i-atn is the best!!! Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim bank 1 system too rich).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWMA63B8X
Thanks again for all of the replies, took head to machine shop this morning, wanted to see in person if i had bent the valves, pulled cams to see if valves sealed with no pressure from cam, they didnt.pulled valves and spun in valve grinder, not bent.Turns out...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Stall, Misfire
thank you for your help. the problem was the AIR MASS METER. Trouble codes: 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16684 (msfire occured), 16556 (bank 1 fuel trim system too rich), 17536 (bank 1 long term fuel trim mul system too lean).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Throttle/limp mode VIN: 3VWSE29MXY
Thanks for the help on this one. Mike suggested rubbed trough harness at rt. valve cover, but he must be thinking about a Passat, as a Jetta has a transverse VR6 with one valve cover. Chuck and another Mike provided very useful information which I included in ... Trouble codes: 18047 (P1639 Accelerator Position Sensor 1/2 Implausible Signal).
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