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1990 BMW 325iX 2.5L srs VIN: WBAAE9312M
pulled the bolster and panels dpwn no sign of overvoltage relay there where oh where can it be . customer said lamp came on after being jumped . i figured o v relay but couldnt find it where i usually do but then this is an ix
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: WDBAB30A6B
originally towed in as no start engine locked two front rod berarings spun. customer was undecided so the car sat for months with engine and trans out. the trans came out with the converter still in. could not acess all the bolts with frozen engine. finnaly ge...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Accessories VIN: W3TH75GHL1
Greetings Benz techs, I have a first generation 500SL in the shop. The customers complaint was that when the convertible top is up the red light is blinking and emitting a warning tone that something is not properly latched, when the top is down all is well. S...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWPD23B2Y
Hey guys, I know what the cause and fix is for this already. This is a cleaning question. Does anyone out there know of a good cleaner to get all of the oil out of the cooling system without having to flush it 3-5 times? Any advice would be helpful. We have t...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L inst. cluster VIN: 3VWCS21C01
The analog portion of the instrument cluster on this Beetle was working intermittently (fuel guage, tachometer, and speedometer) and now does not work at all. Testing as indicated points me to the cluster itself as the fault, the cluster relies on ECU data for...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA874XM
Hello hopefully someone can help me here . I got this Volvo which normally I wouldnt work on ,but some how...anyway the thing acts like it is starving for fuel it back fires like its lean ,wont idle with out cracking the throttle now I cant get it running to g... Trouble codes: 121 (MAF /o2)
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5719R
Hi guys, can anyone help with this particular code? Without live data I'm afraid I will start throwing parts at this car hoping for the best. The CEL comes on after about one month of driving. Found questionable parts and thought I had found the problem, to no... Trouble codes: 231 (Part load long term fuel trim)
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L smell VIN: YV1LW61J7Y
Hi all I have this volvo with a fuel smell from under the hood . I have smoked the evap and fuel systems with no luck .pulled the fuel rail looked at all lines and injectors can't see a drop or stain anywhere .had 2 other techs look as well as the owner .Smell...

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1993 Audi 100 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUCJ04AXP
The vehicle is fixed. The tranny rebuilder discovered that the replacement solenoid valve unit which came as an assembly including a portion of the valve body was actually missing one of the valves!!! He used the valve from the old valve body & voila it's fixe...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L A/C compressor? VIN: WAUED28D1X
we ended up replacing the compressor and related parts, charged it up and worked good. part of our problem was that unbeknownst to us, our a/c machine was contributing to the problem. anyway, the a/c is cooling great now, thanks for everyones help
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L System VIN: WBACA5310P
Well as suggested by most of the responses I got to this post the brand new oe expansion valve was junk -right out of the box. There wasn't anything lodged in it, it just wouldn't allow enough refrigerant to pass through. I had verified using compressed air th...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22A4R
greetigs to all I did not get much info on his car as how to make any kinds of tests so i recommended the customer to go back to dealer.
1994 Ferrari 348 Spider 3.4L Starting VIN: ZFFRG43AXR
several replies, the dualmass flywheel is OK, grounds and battery connections check out OK. I suspect maybe the rpm crank sensor(s). I have a new one to switch when the car returns soon. As always, your expertise is much appreciated. If I absolutely fix this, ...
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L shift VIN: WVWBB5159P
Well, unfortunately this little cabrio is still sick. We had a tranny expert come in from a dealership and disassemble the entire unit and found a broken locking clip (pressure ring) on the main shaft behind the torque converter. He also replaced the clutch pa...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX885XL
first thing THANKS to EVERYONE who posted, customer oked the install of a reman MAF sensor, just as was suggested by 80% of the replys I have recieved. The reman MAF installed all trouble went away, so really thanks again You guys saved my sanity
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D3Y
I only recieved 3 replies to this help request. All replies suggested an ABS control module problem. As per my original post, I had already installed a new ABS module and eliminated that possibility. I spent too many hours consulting various experts around the... Trouble codes: 0093 (ABS Control module communication).
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