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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Front brakes VIN: WAUCB28D6X
To those marvelous Audi Techs out there, This car is giving me some problem. Customer complained of front brakes locking up and staying locked up if the brakes were used hard, stranding him. We tested and found it to be true, plus the brakes started binding a...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, CODE 1586 VIN: SAJDA01C9Y
after repairing vac leak and clearing codes veh ran for about 5 min and then died. veh would not restart. fail safe mode is lit up on dash and code 1586 is always present. i suspect throttle body is the problem but have no info on how to test it. please help w... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean), 1587 (throttle actuation control command redundancy malf.), 1586 (throttle actuation control module to pcm communication failure)
1989 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L cooling fan resistors VIN: WP0AB2945K
does someone know the location of the cooling fan resistors on this vehicle?
1992 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3CL48M9N
HI all O have this 9000 cd it came in as a stall no start .I started it in the bay and let it run till it died. Replaced the crank sensor andcar run with out dying .But it idles very low and will not accel properly .ALLDATA has almost no info on testing this s...
1978 Volkswagen Bus 2.0L No Start VIN: 2242080043
I have a 1978 vw bus that will not start. fuel presure is 30psi I have spark but a verry weak injector pulse the noid light barly lights up. I checked the injector resistor and it seams ok all 4 injectors have good power no gound single can be dected by my pow...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H0R
i have this one for the wv techs this golf have 2 codes one for the cam sensor and the otherone for the cranck sensor, i did check the wavw forms using my fluke 97 and the wave forms look ok after i errase the codes they will came back i did drove the vehicle ... Trouble codes: 00515 (hall sensor open circuit or short with power), 00513 (engine speed sensor no signal)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWBB619C9
This is the second of 2 beetles that are causing me problems. This one has given this customer trouble 3 times apparantly over the last 4 months always the same symptoms. Car starts and runs rough for a few seconds then stalls, turns over but wont restart. C... Trouble codes: P1565 (idle speed control throttle position)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C51
Hi All, Customer reported that one time car quit on the freeway but was able to restart with no other symptoms. One month later car would start however would not stay running. Car was towed in w/no mil on however their were codes as stated below (P1297, P157... Trouble codes: P1297 (unknown fault), P1570 (control unit locked)
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1V1FX8758H
this vehicle will run great and all of a sudden stall and not start- has spark and fuel-have injector pulse,but maybe long causing to flood? if you crank 60-90 seconds it will load up turbo with fuel and drip out of turbo- after sitting for 30min or so it will...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Turbo, Rings? VIN: YV1LW5714S
This 850T smokes lightly most of the time, and heavily for a moment after a cold start. I am not sure if it is a bad turbo, or bad rings. We have had several 850 non-turbo cars that we rebuilt the engine for oil smoke, just not sure if the turbo car rings go b...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L crankcase vent. VIN: YV1SW61R21
Hello Volvo Techs: This is a new customer--a dealer at the coast said the only way they could help him was to replace the engine. He hasn't changed the oil much and it's pretty clogged. It's pulling a heavy vacuum on the crankcase and has developed an air leak...

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1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L park VIN: WBAEC841XJ
Well I finally got the Bimmer in today. I want to thank Michael from Texas, Brian from Ontario, and Ronald from Georgia. I ordered in the shifter cable just to be prepared and drove the 30 miles to pick up the car. I got it back and started to disassemble the ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Ignition Key VIN: SALJY1243W
Thanks again for every ones help. The Problem turned out to be the micro switch at the bottom of the shifter housing. It had slid off the detent bracket and was sitting on the bottom of the housing.. It was tough to get back on (No room and a miserable spring ...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L fuel injector control VIN: 0441200472
First of all thanks to all who replied. We found that this was a technician error problem. After we replaced the contacts in the distributor, we installed the distributor two teeth off. Once we corrected our problem the vehicle started right up. Again thanks.
1966 Porsche 911 2.7L cam timing VIN: 3473211560
Ok, we finally got the info. for timing the cams on this beast, thanks to Sergio, who luckily lives in the same town as I do. I want to thank each and everyone of you who replied to my message. The fix on this one is actually very easy, 'once you know how to d...
1988 Porsche 930 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WP0J609313
Thank you for everyone who replied. We are a VW/Audi specialist so I dont see alot of Porsche problems. The clanking sound I was concerned with everyone says is the intake diverter valve and is normal, but the seals may be bad which we are going to take a look...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L "not ready" VIN: YS3DD75B9T
The fix was replacing the thrmostat to a higher (88) thermostat. After changing it, I drove the car an additional 120 miles (2 round trips to home) and the car passed. As I indicated in my initial post, you almost do have to own the road. One of the replies in...
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Shifting M46 VIN: YV1AX8840H
Well as many have stated I double checked the entire clutch and fork. I also looked at the pilot bearing and all these things were in good shape. The entire problem was I got a bad clutch and after installing a new unit the car was fine. After all these years ...
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