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1993 Audi 100 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUCJ04AXP
Hello again fellow techs. I have this Audi 100 quattro here with one of the ZF 4HP-18 automatics in it. We are struggling to find any technical info on this unit. It has been rebuilt by a local tranny shop due to erratic/harsh operation. It is still showing so...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Electric windows VIN: WBACB3315P
Looking for the location of the "Auto Cutout" unit that Mitchell says is located "left side of IP". Power for the windows goes from the Comfort Relay to the Window Module in the drivers door. I am loosing power between the two and need to find this "Auto Cuto...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6322W
This Bimmer has a very intermittant power loss and stall. Will immediately restart and have no symtoms, no misfire, stumble, smoke, just purrs like a kitten. Fuel pressure stays steady. Scan data seems good. It almost feels like traction control may be signali...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM3339X
Don't laugh, but I have a small noise off idle, seems to come from intake manifold. Sounds like a small horn with a rag in it going off ie: honk. Can't seem to find what's making the noise. thanks jim
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L remote trans VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
Replaced battery for this jaguar about 2 weeks ago. Customer says remote transmitter inop. I am looking for any info on how to code or learn the remote transmiter to function with car. Battery voltage in remote transmitters okay. Searched M.O.D and Jtis no inf...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALLNABB8Y
rudling at idle
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1549Y
This vehicle has a reported rough idle. We tuned the engine as owner had no idea as to when it was last done. Plugs, air filter, fuel filter, clean intake has been performed. Turns out she says it only has a rough idle after approx. 20 minutes of driving. We c...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L ignition switch
HI Mercedes Techs, Hoping you can steer me in the right direction, as I am not too familiar w Benz's. CUstomer shut the car off and found he could not restart the car. The key will come out, but it will not turn to any other positions. The front wheels are lo...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBDA28D6J
this car came in with a burned exhaust valve on cyl # 2. we removed the head changed the one valve and reseated all the other valves, new seals and we put it back together. the car started and ran good on idle, but it misfires under intial load, and when tryin...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Air vents VIN: WDBDA29DXL
Hi Techs: Center vent is cold while side vents are hot. This is not a dual temperature system. In fact, it is a manual A/C heater syst. I checked Mitchell but it has little or no info on mercedes. Since I don't work on many M.Benz I am not very familiar with t...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E9S
Hello, all have here a new customer towed in from local dealership,customer is out of town and I have yet to reach him,but before he sent the car my way,he stated he was at a car wash and as he started to leave the engine died and would not restart. the code i... Trouble codes: 17 (can communication), 38 (with baum scanner can reception from ez1)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L a/c system VIN: WDBHA22E9S
Found problem with a/c push button panel (fried). Like to know if any you guys know where to find a used one or rebuild for a decent price, car is for used car lot, just trying to help a soul, your help is appreciated.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F1T
This vehicle is a puzzler. The engine runs well. The only code obtained with an OBDII scan is P0170 with a freeze frame data for LTFT of -14.8%. After replacement of the MAF sensor and two long drives, fuel trim did not budge. Customer drove car for 1200 miles... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Malfunction Bank 1), P0134 (O2 Circuit no activity detected), P0131 (O2 Circuit low voltage), 052 (Self Adaptation lower partial load too lean)
1980 Other European Corniche 412CID heater blower
Hello all Rolls-Royce experts, I have a Corniche here with an intermittent blower fan operation. Sometimes it will work (usually cold), then stop, but lately they just won't work at all. This car was inherited by the customer, and there is no service history w...
1998 Peugeot 406 STDT 2088CC Cuts out VIN: VF38FP8C28
Hi gents, I have a pesky Peugeot in the workshop. After warmup, the engine fault (MIL)light will come on, then about 2 seconds later, the engine stops. The key must be turned off, then on and the engine will restart immediately. This occurs at idle in the work...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L timing end of engine VIN: YS3DM55V8R
This one came in for a major service and a timing belt with complaint of a noise assumed to be the timing belt. Removed serp belt, checked water pump, p/s pump, tensioner, idler, a/c clutch, and alt, all smooth bearings. Timing belt was ready to break so repla...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX885XL
Car is hard start when cold, then will not stay running at idle when cold (unless fuel pump is deadheaded 100psi.), will run at 3000rpm, but does bog out on most accellerations. When hot engine car will stay running still boggs out upon acceleration as well as...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1TS94D3Y
volvo techs this WE FEEL is over our head, but the nearest dealer is 500 miles away, customer came in with complaint of vehicle not running smooth going a constant 65mph and cruse won't stay engaged. test drove vehicle and confirmed complaint, vehicle hesita... Trouble codes: P1603

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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L steering VIN: 4USBT334X3
Thanks for the posts. we are trying the stress bar first, but are waiting for parts and customer to connect. If we get to figure it out, we will update. Again, thanks for the help.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA35D6H
I'd like to thank everyone for the excellent comments and suggestions that I recieved. Apparently the EZL rarely fails and when it does it's usually the result of another bad part. Most suggested replacing the Overvoltage and fuel pump relays as common failure...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L rear hydraulic shocks VIN: WDBGA43G9V
Five of you recommended replacing the accumulators and all five were right. One of you showed me how the system works which made me understand the conclusion. Thanks Guys.
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 2B4GH45RXP
General opinion seems to be the high road, removal of ac, wp, al ect and crank pulley. Crank pully 27mm bolt hardest to remove and may require fabrication of tools to hold motor adn to get onto head. Small torq screws near sensor also mentioned to be an issue ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Starts Runs, & Dies VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Thanks to all that replied, The Mass Air Flow Sensor was the problem. In closing I also replaced the dipstick tube for any unwanted vacuum leaks, and changed out the fuel filter. Oh by the way when I called the dealer to order the MAF, They responded we have... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 Sensor Heater Bank 1), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L oil warning light VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Turns out this car has only one oil pressure sending unit, the 1.4 bar sender right on the oil filter housing, the green/black wire runs from the dash right to the sender, when we ohmed the wire at both ends we got erratic readings, right below the battery, wh...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L will not run obd 2 t VIN: YV1LS557XW
dave from az took time to give me the vovlo service bulletin number for alldata was 2230059. at the times i tried to run my tests they did not fall between the volvo guidlines.i was above the 84 deg starting temp.thanks to last nights cold front and a big fan ...
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