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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L fuel odor VIN: WAUAA88G1V
Excessive fuel odors from the trunk area. Gas tank is in the trunk. We removed it to check for leaks. No problems found. Removed the fuel vapor separator also in the trunk. No problems found. Checked the evaporative system. No problems found. Smells worse afte...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALTY1245Y
Greetings to all, This Discovery was driven in by owner whose complaint was the trans was in limp home mode,that is it would not electronically shift.One could manually go through the gears but it seems that the trans does not enter high gear. Scanned for er...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L flexplate/flywhhel VIN: WDBCA35E5M
Need help from mercedes techs.One of our techs replaced the transmission over the weekend and now the vehicle runs poorly.When he was removing the flexplate bolts he also removed the ring gear without matching marks to the my question is ? it can ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEA92E4S
GREETINGS, This car is failing inspection by a minute amount. HC and NOX are just over limits,CO is good, oxegen sensor is new bosch (made no difference), and a test of the cat is immenent. Does anyone have experience with this engine? Is there an EGR? custom...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L auxilary fans VIN: WDBHA29G4W
Have this 98 c280 with a/c not cooling well. found a/c pressure to be normal high side about 240 low side 35. A/c cools good while moving, but at stand still not cold. Found auxillarys fans inop. Checked fusses okay, cked for codes no codes found, did swap fan...
1971 Other European Scimitar 3.0L engine VIN: 4519540000
Looking for a source of stock engine parts to rebuild this engine. 1971 3.0L V6 engine built by Ford Essex (England). All my usual suppliers have no listing. GOOGLE turned up a bunch of clubs and performance part suppliers located in the UK. Hoping to find a s...
1988 Other European 328 GTS 3.2L Misfire VIN: ZFFXA2OA7J
Car basicly runs terrible, spark comes and goes ,wierd pattern on scope (sometimes extra spikes) Occasionly it will smoothe out and run good for about 10 to 30 seconds. When problem occurs you can have a timing light hooked up and the timing retards about 30 d...
1986 Peugeot 505 S 2.0L drive shaft VIN: VF3BD11Y2G
hi guys, i need some help for this customer they really love this wagon so much so that they brought it back when they changed his duty station back to the usa. not only that but it is almost mint. the problem is i can not find a drive shaft for it or find any...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOJB0922J
Good day. I have this Porsche that has come to me on a recommendation from another Porsche owner who's 928 I have repaired vacuum leaks(manifold) on in the past. This new cusomer has told me that the car runs rich, and that the transmission is reluctant to sh...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 2 gear VIN: WVWZZZ1HZT
This Golf was towed to my workshop with a dissassembeled transmission in another workshop.I checked all the parts and reassembeled the transmission . I replaced a new valvebody and new wiring loom.I drove the car, on "D" position, the 1st gear engaged perfect ...

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1990 Audi 100 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WAUBC5447L
Thanks for the quick responses, we were working on this car Friday at 3pm. All the replies were pretty much the same, pull the instrument cluster and you can access the set screws using a pocket screwdriver and an inspection mirror. The hardest part for me was...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D6W
Its finally fixed , I called the dealer to see how to reintilize the Throttle Valve Control Module. One of the technicians actually faxed me a copy of adaption proceedure but it requires the VAG testing equipment. I have a AST Retriver scanner so looking at th... Trouble codes: 17953 (P1545 throttle position control malfunction).
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L starter,alarm VIN: WBABF4326S
Local dealer found bad ews module,not really sure how they found it,just glad it runs now.Dealer boys would not really explain to much.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L pads/rotors VIN: SAJHX1249T
The owner of the Jag. never did call back, thankfully. He never contacted me again, not involving court or anything else, so I'm happy to say good riddance. I hope if I ever run into him again, I'll be driving and he'll be walking (only kidding, I'm actually a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Speedometer VIN: WDBEA34E4R
thanks for the replies, some good input from fellow techs, appears this car has the wrong cluster installed, the customer just bought the car and found it had previous theft damage, he plans on returning the car to the place where it was purchased. Behind the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
Hello, Thomas from Iowa and Brian from Ca helped in this fix. I reset the computer, with no change. I swapped the #2 coil out and my problem moved. a New coil and wires for #2 fixed it. It road tested and scanned good. I then swapped in the old MAF just to see... Trouble codes: P0302, P0202.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWWC81HXS
Unfortunately the customer has never brought the vehicle back for a completed repair. It is my guess that the new vss was the problem but I will not be able to verify it at this point. If I EVER get the car back for a repair I will add the fix somewhere for ot...
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