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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L oil pan VIN: ZAREA33L8M
Looking for a source for Alfa Romeo parts for this car. International Imports doesn't list oil pans. Axle flange bolts loosened up, Nut plate hit oil pan knocked hole in it. I am in north east Pennsylvania, anyone out here know of any specialty salvage yards f...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Restraint system VIN: WBAGJ832XW
This car has a low voltage supply to fuses #40 through #48 There is a common supply to the fuse block for these fuses that is a purple 2.5mm wire. I need power distribution diagram to isolate the problem. I have already inspected the wiring harness behind the ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8328W
Hello all, ac compressor exhibits severe noise at high rpm's. We saw a tremendous amount of belt deflection and could easily move the tensioner, so we replaced the tensioner support. Acts like at bad compressor, but has good cold air and only buzzes at higher ...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1248Y
i just replaced the head gaskets on this 4.0, and now it cranks but wont start. i have no spark or fuel pressure, cant access injectors to check pulse. all i can get is generic scan data, and there is no codes, and alldata doesnt really have much info on this....
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 116/120 .0L timing marks
This 1979 Mercedes 5 cylinder turbo diesel is at a remote location that I will be going to for one day only. I basically am looking for the timing marks for the crank,cam, etc... The owner reported low power, etc... after disturbing the timing from removal of ...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA25D3J
This car has been a brain buster. the car can run perfectly and then have no power and almost stall. can idle well and then sometimes stalls. when accelerating, again sometimes good and sometimes it falls on its face. we have checked ignition with scope and ev...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA26D3J
Vehicle came in from another shop running rich. Checked all grounds, checked for vacuum leaks, broken hoses - no troubles found. Pulled all spark plugs. All plugs black - Car is running very rich all cylinders. Checked fuel pressure - fuel pressure okay. Check...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
This long time customer had us do a major service on her car. Two days later she notice the car was running very low on gas and it started to miss. She filled up but the miss did not go away. Scanned computer found multiple miss fire, cylinder #1 and #3, I s...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M7X
What's next?? I have a 1999.5 jetta TDI here with a reoccuring glow plug malfunction code, 16764 or P0380. This is the same code i had last month. Here's waht I did last time... Remove all gow plugs and test. All ohmed out within spec and very even with each o... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug circuit malfunction)
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD68D8W
Thanks to all who replied. We used the scan tool to view cam position data and discovered that the cam timing was late on bank 2. We discoverd that when installing the chain tensioner, the plunger position is critical. We had been taking the slack out of the u... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16688 (cyl 4), 16689 (cyl5), 16690 (cyl6).
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALLPAMJ3W
Hi everyone, Thanks to all for their replies. The problem with this car was to do with the reluctor wheel. This is a really flimsy pressed steel affair, that is mounted on the front face of the flywheel. Scoping the CKP sensor one of the 'peaks' was noticibl... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA30D4G
Thanks for all the replies. The over voltage protection relay will allow it to start in 3 to 4 attempts. Still cranks too long. We need to put a little more time in it.
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Compressor VIN: WDBEB28DXM
Thanks to everyone that responded to my problem child. The Evap. Temp Sensor was the problem. Replaced sensor and reinstalled old control head, everything working good now.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ads VIN: WDBGA51E4T
This car went to the dealer for HHT diagnostics & repair. The dealer replaced the ADS valve. There wasn't an explanation why the warning light wasn't on before the hydrolic acumulator replacement. They said maybe there wasn't enought pressure to cause a fault ...
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1989 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L cooling fan resistors VIN: WP0AB2945K
Many thanks, as Mark suggested the resistors are mounted on a plate tucked under the windsheild overhang to the left of the battery. Sincerely, Andy [...]
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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L timing end of engine VIN: YS3DM55V8R
This car is running and I have not changed anything about it as I could not tell where the sound was coming from. I got 4 replies saying the following: The valve covers are plastic and can sag if they get hot, possibly causing a noise when the cam hits the...
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