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1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUZZZ8DZT
Hi guys. Have a fault here Im strugling with a bit. A4 audi that has a couple of problems. I have checked and there are no codes. Has beed to audi dealer that put plugs in it and checked it on there scan tool and siad nothing wrong. The problem is that sometim...
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...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: WBACA6328R
Hello BMW Techs On this car, the warning lights on the instrument cluster will turn on, speedometer,tachometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge will go off while driving the car, but engine will not quit at all, all of this happens intermittently but not too ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAHD632XS
Hi there, This one is really tough one so please read it all carefully. Customer brought it to us after number of other shops had attempted and failed to fix it. Vehicle keeps failing enhanced smog test (12 different attempts in last 4 months) due to high NOx ...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Limp mode VIN: SAJHY1749M
As soon as turn key on the trans light stays on and goes to limp mode. Sent to the Jaguar dealer they said had a TPS code. They could not fix problem and now we have it back. I check the TPS .42 volts on at the computer pin #8, ground to tps is .01 volts and 5...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Message Cent VIN: SAJEA01U63
Jaguar Experts, I have a VERY good customer who has purchased a 2003 S-Type. When she test drove one, she was happy with the fact that the message center was in a English or British dialect. IE: "Your Boot Is Open". After purchasing her vehicle, she noticed th...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L hydraulic suspension
Hello MB techs. Problem with hydraulic suspension on this 6.9. The front sits low, not totally down but about half way up. rear height looks ok. Adjusting height control valve up or down has no effect on suspension. Plenty of fluid in resevoir. When I cracked ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA32E3R
This Mercedes is hard start with noise from beneath the intake at the air pump; with oil in the intake . Indications are , this air pump has a bad bearing and seal (similar to the turbo problems). Has anyone run into this and can the bearing and seal be replac...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
replace all O2 sensors, replace spark plugs, clear codes, after half an hour of driving, all codes came back on, We replaced the O2 sensors with after-market bosh sensors. Could it be that the computer is not relating to the sensors? Should I get Mercedes fact... Trouble codes: P0141, P0136, P0173, P0170
1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1122793062
Engine will not idle. Runs decent off idle. Carb was supposedly rebuilt. Ignition dwell and timing are OK. Sparkplugs are new. Engine is blowing blue smoke. Fuel pump is delivering clean fuel to carb. Low tech car has high tech techs stumped. Any help would be...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Hello Fellow Techs, I have at my shop a 1999 VW New Beatle. I do not have a lot of experience with VWs. The car sat without starting for 8 months while the owner was out of town. Attempting to start it, it will crank start for a second and dye out. If I feat... Trouble codes: P1543
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5540T
Hey group, this Volvo has a check engine lite on and an intermittent abs lite. The climate control a/c and recirc buttons have lites built into the that briefly flash when turning the key on. The problem is that my retriever won't communicate with any of the m...
1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS53D5X
Hello Volvo techs: Wierd, wierd, wierd. This is the first time for a drivability problem on this car.Customer recently bought it used. Repair orders indicated repeated 02 sensor codes--sensor was replaced twice by the dealer for previous owner. We didn't get i... Trouble codes: 261A (fuel adapt.), 262A (fuel trim), 280A (front o2 sensor), 1300 (mass air flow too low)

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBDA28D6J
we replaced the spark plugs with regular one it had platinum, then I adjusted the mixture with a duty meter at 45% and new fuel was added to the car, it seems to have fixed it, the customer forgot to mention that the car was sitting and the fuel was about 8 mo...
1985 Other European BiTurbo 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZAMAL1101F
I want to thank Tim [...].I thought that I had checked all of the relays There are four relays on the fuse box that I could see. but there was another relay hanging off to the side. that I missed.(wa...
1959 Volkswagen bug 1.3L generator VIN: VW12101411
First off I apologize for taking so long to post this. Thanks to all the people who responded. There was no voltage regulator. Someone tryed to convert the systen fron 6 volts to 12 volts. After installing the regulator with the help of the schematics that wer...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L inst. cluster VIN: 3VWCS21C01
Thank You all so much for the suggestions, I was able to obtain a known-good instrument cluster and when installed restored the fuel guage function, when attempted to start - restored tach function. The cluster was confirmed as the fault (at $560. I was very h...
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