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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Electronic VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
This car has the P0795 code for a fault with the Pressure Control Solenoid C in the transmission. When this code comes on the trans will shift only reverse and 1,2,3 forward. I have cleared the code, driven the car and it will come back on. I was going to drai...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Ignition Key VIN: SALJY1243W
Thiss vehicle starts and shuts off fine. Neut. safety switch works, (Ie. wont start in gear)The key will not come out of the ignition cylinder untill you disconect the battery. Then it will slide rite out..I dont have any electrical diagrams for LandRover. Any...
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230sl 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1130421001
This vehicle I have serviced for 8 years and is in perfect condition, the problem being is the owner doesn't drive it nearly enough. It usually gets warmed up and then shut down. I put new plugs in it drive it for a couple of days and it runs like a watch. Thi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Compressor VIN: WDBEB28DXM
A\C blows cold while in shop. After car leaves shop, customer will go down the road, mileage varies, and compressor quits. Doesn't do it everytime but, happening more frequently. If you turn car off and restart, system will work fine again. I had customer driv...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L fuel gauge, speedometer, tachometer, oil gauge VIN: WDBGA32EXP
Customer states that some instrument gauges are inop. like speedometer, tachometer and oil presure but temp. gauges, electronic clock and all warning lamps are ok. Alldata and Mitchell not very helpful. I'm suspecting cluster replacement. I checked grounds, a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Oil in Eng Harness VIN: WDBNG78J71
This car came in for regular maintenance and while changing the plugs we noticed several of the engine harness connectors, including the camshaft sensor, ignition coil, ignition module, and oxy sensor connectors appear to be contaminated with engine oil. The E...
1988 Porsche 930 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WP0J609313
I have a 930 turbo that is making a noise if you snap the throttle. It is a mechanical clank like a metal door shutting or something like that. It seems to happen at any timr the vacuum is reduced quickly. If you creep into the throttle nicely it is not presen...
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L engine VIN: WVWED450XN
I replaced head gasket and was unsure how to align timing chain so made own marks engine started & has plenty of power on flat ground but when pulling hills has lack of power. but sounds as if has misfire. checked compression and results #1-175 #2-120 #3-175 #...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation
hello the car came in to the shop running poor no accel.checking fuel presure found 38psi with reg hooked up 44 with vacum line off. sound low, went to shop key found 2 sets of specs onsaid 38 with reg hook up the other said 48 to 54 psi anyone know the right ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L compressor VIN: VWCP21C61M
We have a tdi beetle that we just installed a new engine from vw and every thing is great but I can not get the a/c compressor to engage. I have checked the wirring at the engine and all looks good. Checked the fan control control unit and I can not get power ...

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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAE5403G
thank you for all of your great help, as most of you pointed out the vehicle was leaning out and causing a lean surge i disconnected the 02 sensor and test drove problem went away and after that i replaced the o2 sensor rechecked co and all was ok. roadtest ve...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGJ8322W
thank you from everybody who responded specially from billy from onterio. the problem was the after market fan blade, we put an original blade and fixed the broblem, aftermarket has a very solid fan blades yet the original has very flexible blades
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8336X
Thanks to all who replied. The car is going to be gone for 3-4 weeks and I will post a follow up when I get it in again. Steve [...] mentioned a problem with the hydraulic actuator control unit assy being noted for the control units failing and showing th...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L vanos timing VIN: WBABR3348Y
Ordered the setup plate and redid vanos timing. As the two replies said, must use the setup plate. No other way to do the job. thanks
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
This one is fixed! Thanks to Erik from Texas, he was right on with that BMW bulletin, actually BMW calls it a Service Measure number [...] Dated 9/15/03, My friendly BMW dealer provided a copy and sure enough the mass air flow meter was at fault. The bullet... Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed actuator mechanically jambed), P1510 (Idle speed actuator mechanically jambed), 227 (Mixture deviation cyl 1-3), 228 (Mixture deviation cyl 4-6).
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Turn Signals VIN: SAJHY1745N
I was just so sure the CPU on this car was at fault. I called the dealer and was told I needed the part number off of the original unit. To be sure I was reading it right, I removed the CPU completely from under the dash. Then I found out the price of this lit...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJDAO1D5Y
Thank you everyone for all of the help replys. I did replace all eight of the ignition coils as per the replys form Stan Pry, Amir [...]. I'm still not sure why no check engine light, but the car runs great no more miss-fire...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Navigation VIN: WMWRE33473
Closed without fix, Peter from Great Britain,provided me with a vendor that sells a CAN ADAPTER for this purpose, they did not want to sell me one and ship it through customs to the US. The other replies were: Don't do it, and Be carefull! The customer is goin...
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2993W
Hello, I recieved 5 replies that gave me a few ideas of where else to look but after talking to a service manager at a Porsche dealer, he alerted me of a potential problem. He told me of an updated alternator pulley that should be installed before any further ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Random), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire), P0455 (Gross EVAP Leak).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81H5W
First of all, my thanks to Mark, Dan, Elvir, Josť [...] for their help. Turns out that the ECM was shorted Both Josť and Henry were rifght on the money. The ECM on this car is located under the cowl just right of center. Disconnect it, short ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Electronic VIN: YV1LW5720T
Hello: Thanks for all the replies...Could not get the car to act up, drove it 300 plus miles!!...Only got the downshift arrow to blink once...But again...NO CODES! We noticed the fluid was a 1.5 quarts overfilled...drained & refilled the trans...gave the veh...
1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS53D5X
This vehicle probably is fixed--but not by us.. We sent it to the Volvo dealer because we had eliminated everything but the ECM, and a replacement ECM must be downloaded by satillite (Internet downloads don't seem to work...) The dealer found a previously over... Trouble codes: 261A (fuel adapt.), 262A (fuel trim), 280A (front o2 sensor), 1300 (mass air flow too low).
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