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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 ...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L tachometer VIN: WDBAB33A4C
This car is killing us. Mostly we have a serious lack of information about how this tach system works. This is a diesel engine. We have replaced the front crankshaft sensor, the instrument cluster, and the amplifier at the left front fender. I put my vantage s...
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 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Reverse VIN: 3VWSL81H6V
Hello there everyone. I have this Jetta with a reoccuring problem with reverse idler gear. It lasted 9 months and 10,000 klms. Is this a common failure in these units. I found no other case histories or product bulletins on this. I have yet to disassemble the...
1988 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YVV1AX8842
Hey volvo techs, I see alot of these 240's but I've never experienced this problem before, maybe you have. It came in with a complaint of a crank-no start. The tow truck driver was able to get it started for the customer by holding the pedal to the floor and s...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5641W
Car came in with code p0111 - why? What exactly does this code refer to on a Volvo - I am not sure. Car runs fine, just the MIL lamp is on. Does it refer to a bad air mass meter? Thanks! Trouble codes: P0111

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L crank pully bolt VIN: WAUED28D0W
Thanks to eveyone who replied. We used the factory tool to lock the crank, got the bolt off easily. 4 out of the 5 responses said that they reused the bolt with no problems, so we went ahead and reused it. Went together great and out the door. IATN rocks!
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L 3-4 shift, code 100 VIN: WBAHE637RG
I want to thank all of those who sent a reply. As we thought form the begining, we needed a new trans, even our Shopkey send most of these transmissions were not rebuildable, but the used car lot insisted that we try. We have found a used trans and have it bei...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832XV
thanks to everybody who replied to my request. every body was right abount a catalitic converter. we replace it with original which cost $872.00 ea and we repair vacuum leak toward back of the intake and car runs fine now.. thanks again guys and girls.. Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306, P0308.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L temp control VIN: WBAFA53511
Thanks I got two good replies both different but both where necessary to fix the car. firsr off the mono valves where letting though coolant seem like the system uses blend doors and mono vales to control temp one this was done the cooling level was just a lit...
1999 Other European F355 3.5L air bag VIN: 2FFXR48A8X
No, I did not fix this vehicle. However I did get some useful information. The early 355's air bag light could be reset per my manuals procedure. Unfortunately, the newer cars need to be reset via the Ferrari factory tool. My customer will most likely make is ...
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Clutch VIN: WPOCA2997W
Well I was hoping for a magic bullet on this one, but there is none. I received 3 posts and all said pull the engine and tranny,seperate and fix what's wrong. Thanks to Ulrich, Carl and Ricky for their help.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M1X
good evening: i had several replies. i did all that were sent to me, and nothing fixed the vehicle. i have now ordered a new air flow meter. maybe the new one i had in stock was defective.. if this fixes the car, i will let you all know... thanks very much for...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFB81H1X
hello, sorry for late post- had a vacation . The fix was simple - the coil assembly, together w/ power stage transistor. My mistake was to check it in old way, putting 0V or 12V on signal wire of power transistor through the test light. In my case I had decent...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
I looked for vacuum leaks with propane, but did not find any. he customer needed the car and took it. I think he is going to return it to the dealer. Thanks, Glenn
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L p-d shift VIN: YV1SW53D61
Thanks to everyone who replied everyone said reload software and change trans fluid which is what we are going to do. The customer never returned for this service so I cannot report a fix. One thing to keep in mind is if you relaod software to reload the entir...
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