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1989 Audi 90 Quattro 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUHC0896K
Idle problem repaired, idle switch faulty. During the process of troubleshooting the check engine lamp would come on. The idle problem is resolved but the check engine lamp remains. This vehicle has the two connectors under drivers footwell area, black and tan...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pump/cam adjuster VIN: WAUDC68D11
Let me start by saying the customer had the vehicle into the dealer where they told him he had a bad cam adjuster. We have confirmed the noise, which is very loud and is coming from under the valve cover where the tensioner is located. The noise occasionally d...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV134CH
Jag Pros, I have this XJ that is in very good condition, maintained to the letter. All ignition electrical components have been replaced as well as fuel pressure regulator. When it quits it is going down the highway and just slowly loses power and starts puff...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E220 cabrio 2.2L No Start VIN: WDB1240601
Hello, all I will have coming in from the body shop a 1995 Mercedes Benz E220 cabriolet (grey market),The vehicle was at the body shop for the last 2 months after front end damage,I am told when body work was completed it would not start.It has the MBZ factory...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA68F6X
car has compressor cut out after 2 min of operation. does not have low speed fans at condensor. a/c operates normally untill compressor stops, will not restart untill shut off and wait 2-3 min. checked relays, any help appreciated! thanks.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold some VIN: 3VWSE29MOX
This Jetta came in with mil light on. She also said sometimes it has a hard time starting cold. the way she describes it is like its flooding. My genysis generic OBDII shows PO116, range performance problem.The other scan tool thats on my computer says ect cir... Trouble codes: P0116
1988 Volvo 240 2.3L tail/brake lights VIN: YVAX8840J1
Any volvo techs out there ? This vehicle belongs to a very good customer. He complained of tail lights working interm. We found rear tail lamp printed curcuits damaged. installed new printed circuits. After finished. left rear tail light stays bright (like bra...

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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Battery VIN: SAJKY1543K
There were a few suggestions. Most of them referring the the passive restraint motors for the seat belts. Unfortunatly, this did not seem to be the correct solution in this case. If it were, we should have been able to hear an audible ticking noise from the af...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6043X
Hi gang, I'm happy to report a fix on this one. The inside of the fuel injector rail was flaking off,thus restricting the fuel return. I replaced the rail,regulator and fuel filter,flushed the fuel lines.Removed the tank and vacuumed the inside. Pressu... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L noise VIN: SAJDAO1D4Y
thanks to those who responded. everything in suspension was very tight no play could be found, but the front sway bar bushings and links fixed the noise. thanks again
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation
After extensive road testing and by chance the vehicle started to almost stall and 02 sensor light flickers, park vehicle on curb, jump out , opened hood and disconnected ecm, problem when away, reconnected vehicle started to run rough again. We opened up ecm ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Front, Wiper VIN: WDBDA29D6P
Thank you everyone...Wipers functioning as designed now. Special thank's to Gary [...] for his sterling reply and faxing the block diagram for the wiper circuit. Also thank's to Joesef and Rick's short but to the point email.. ' Replace the wiper switch' ...
1968 Porsche 912 .0L engine VIN: 0012805302
Took some detective work to find out all that was wrong and the replys I got we very helpfull. So here is the list, The cylinder head nuts didn't have the washer/spacers under them so the cylinder head 'nuts' under the valves were bottomed out on the o-ring se...
1994 Volkswagen Passat 1.9L Radio VIN: WVWZZZ3AZR
Hi everybody sorry for that late reply but I could say that I recieved some good information on my question therefor I would thank them who spend there time on my radio problem. Specialy I could say Chris [...] gave me the right code to get some music out of...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L all interior instrumentation VIN: 3VWRA81H5M
upon further inspection, determined this vehicle was equiped with day time running lights. also gathered information from customer about past issue with the cigar lighter circuit. upon connecting these two pieces of information, discovered that the cigar light...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5719R
Hi guys, sorry so long to post fix. We decided to replace the O2 sensor with OE, as Scott from NY had suggested. The output from the sensor, although looked ok, was just out of spec. The new sensor looked better on my trusty Fluke scope. Thanks to all who repl... Trouble codes: 231 (Part load long term fuel trim).
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