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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUFL54D9Y
Vehicle came in for overheating. We confirmed it was running hot thru the Snap on scanner (241 degrees and climbing) and infrared temperature on the intake where it meets the head was 244 degrees. The electric cooling fan comes on @ 230 degrees, but is not dro...
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAE5403G
vehicle came in with a very bad surge going down the road. ran the vehicle on our sun450 and found that the alternator was putting out an ac current spike and the ignition pattern was irratic. replaced alternator and dist cap and rotor( cap and rotor were melt...
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L caliper VIN: WBAGB4316J
Drivers complaint, pulls left. Pressurived system & found right caliper not locking. Figured caliper seizure so I replaced front caliper assys. Checking rear brakes I noticed they were thin so I replaced the pads too. Sucked out the master cylinder what I coul...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGJ8322W
the engine has a vibration, like a damper vibration -on the start up and when you accelerate to 1500 rpm , vibration goes away above 1500 r.p.m when you let the gas go idle droping will vibrate when it gets to 1500 r.p.m engine warms up less vibration, but if ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
hello jag techs. I have this 2000 S-Type with an intermittent miss at idle. It runs great under load. I pulled coils & plug boots for visual inspection, all appears ok. I tested each coil with st125 spark tester & two of them fire tester intermittently. They a...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBEA28E9P
Problem I am having, is that once the vehicle reaches full operating temperature, appox. 10 minutes, it begins to missfire, in cly 6, then shortly after in cylinder one. If you let it cool down and restart it runs fine again until warm, and the missfire starts... Trouble codes: 61 (Ignition Output Stage 3 T 1/3 Cyl 1 missfire), 62 (Ignition Output Stage 2 T1/3 Cyl 6 Missfire)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M81
good morning: i have been working on this car for some time.. the computer says glos plug system has a problem.. i have checked each and every glow plug, and have checked the wiring to the plugs according to the bently manual. everything checks good.. so i ha... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug heater malfunction q6)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBC21JXY
Greetings to all,customer says after tbelt was done the check engine light came on.I doubled checked the timing marks and all looks well.The sensor has three wires b+,ground,and 5 volts,I scoped the sensor and got no signal at all.I tagged the 5 volt and groun... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWWMA23B1Y
Car came into shop with Ck eng light, code P1128, customer also requested tune-up but said runs good. Scanned and road tested. LT fuel trim was with in 10% at all times. Cleared codes and road tested. (did not ck freeze frame). Inspected intake and turbo hoses... Trouble codes: P1128 (O2 sensor - LT fuel trim too lean)
1980 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L Noisey fuel pump VIN: VC24445A15
Thanks to anyone who can help me with this noisey fuel pump! We have checked the pre-pump, good delivery, (new 4 years ago). Fuel pressure (50psi) and flow (1 liter 30 sec) was good at F/Dist. Since we have serviced this car for 15 years, and had no record of ...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1FX8843H
no fuel was getting to front pump so i checked rear pump and wire connection on top of unit was corroded off. i got a used sending unit with pump. car now starts and has 36 lbs.of pressure. engine now starts but will only idle! when i try to accelerate it dies...
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L valves
Hi Volvo gurus. I have a 740 sedan with B234 engine with broken timing belt. I have a complete B230F engine with wiring & computer. What is the feasibility of installing the 2-valve head on the B234 block? Has it ever been done? The head gasket is the same for...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L gear selection VIN: YV1LW55365
This car is back. We replaced trans based on Volvo codes and manual, and also from IATN members help. Now we have a new code and problem- no vehicle speed reading at TCM. Speedometer works. No output terminal 6 at speedo conn A. Tried two used speedos still no...

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1986 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHD044XG
And the winners are: Dave [...]! They correctly guessed the distributor setting. It isn't timed with a light, but aligned with marks found inside. The line on the wheel matches the line on the housing. My bad move - I needed to finish by checkin...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Blower VIN: WBABS33401
Thanks to everyone who replied. The blower final stage was indeed bad. I feel like the only one who didn't know this. Seems like the lack of information is a problem. Alldata had no information and my scan data was correct. It just doesn't have the ability to ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L transmision or diferential VIN: 3AVEV39253
hi, it was out of my possibilities to solve this problem. maybe i needed more help from you but sometimes I understand is not possible. i did what ever they told me to do. Ronald told me to join for 15 hours the positive and the negative wires and the problem ...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV134CH
Thank you to all who responded. This car seemed to fill up the starboard side tank after a period of time, about 45 minutes of driving. As many of you suggested, I replace all solenoids for fuel return and switchover and after a good test drive I declared this...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel injection VIN: WDBHA22E3R
thanks to all who replied, this car belongs to me and have been working on it in what little spare time I have,did start replacing the loom last weekend and can tell you that the person who designed this wiring loom is the same person that invented the rubic's...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Fans VIN: WPOJB0920J
First I wish to thank those who responded. The fan system on the 928 is very complex. For aerodynamics Porsche created a flap system which closes off the air to the radiator it it is not necessary. Also the system has two large multi speed electric fans which ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows and top VIN: NONE AVAIL
Thanks to all who have replied. I passed on to the customer,the procedure for holding switches down/up for extended period of time. customer tryed but produced negative results. I did suggest he take car out of storage and bring to our shop for further inspect...
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