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1990 Audi 100 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUBC544XL
Quick question on something I'm not understanding. With the [...] unplugged, it reads .937v, but when you plug it in, the voltage drops to .037v. This car is running rich as the .937v unplugged is showing, but why when I plug it in why does it drop to the ....
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Turbo VIN: WAUCB28D6X
Hi there, We have this A4 1.8T that has a recurring check engine light with code 17544 (LTFT Rich). We have corrected a few small items, but can find nothing else wrong in testing for this code. We did notice one thing. We removed the boot from the pipe betw...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L plastic water jacket; rear cyl head VIN: WAUJC68E72
Hi group! This plastic water jacket at the rear cyl head seems to be a...challenge to R&R. 2 -6mm bolts, 2 hoses, 4 wire temp sensor, all of which are barely visible. Can anyone share with me the ease or difficulty, and how you accessed all of it? I am resisti...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L engine oil VIN: WBADM6343X
Pulled valve cover off...YUK...lots of "black wax" buildup...aka paraffin like sluge.. Questions? Is this something of a pattern failure on these cars? Anything to do with the crankcase ventilaton? Would a engine flush be recommended and if so, pull the oi...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAAM3337Y
Hi all, i have a 2000 323I that customer complain high beam stay on all the time when driving. No matter switch to what position would give no changes. The car is not in the shop yet, but i would like to get prepare ahead. Tried to find the wiring diagram from...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window lifting VIN: WDBJF65H4X
replaced the right front window control module for none opperating right front seat, window & mirror. customer brought the car back for the same problem. everything will be working fine after interupt the power supply, but after parked for a while, the window ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L cam pos. sensor VIN: YS3DD75N6X
car came in with engine light on code was for cam sensor circuit malfunction. cleared codes and performed several test drives and light never came back on. replaced cam sensor hoping it was an intermittant bad sensor (at customers request). two weeks later lig...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD78N5X
hello there i have this saab that came in about a week ago with the mil light on connected generic scan tool got code po340 camshaft position sensor malfunction. used alldata for a diag path the only thing it really said was to replace the plugs if you do not ... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L speedo drive gear VIN: 3VWCK21C72
do i have to remove trans and disassemble rear diff or can it be changed thru the axle support hole on pass side while still in the car, how much labor time involved Thanks in advance Jim
1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8848H
hello volvo techs- this car will not pass emissions testing- high NO 2243 ppm (limit is 1313ppm). The first thing we did was replaced the 1 year old aftermarket catalyst with the "cheap" volvo catalyst (part #8551607). NO reading still high- 2251ppm. We verifi...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: YV1LW5109T
I thank all who will respond in advance. This is my story. One of our regular customers brought his car in a month ago stating that lights in the dash were on. I investigated. He said that the gas light was flashing, the "service" light was on and that once in...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L t c m , pres. controln sol VIN: YV1VS29521
need your help: this 2001 s-40 late shifts out 0f 1 st. has no power taking off...but drives ok after it shifts to higher gears...took to dealer for further review ..they say the ecm and tcm are fried and do not communicate ..they reccom. replace both at 1,200...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L oil pan VIN: ZAREA33L8M
Removed pan took to Emils Weld Shop, E. Stroudsburg,Pa [...].Specializes in SS and aluminum welding. Heres info for those of you that have or need for a real good fabricator, Race cars, tanks, etc. Hardly a noticeable weld, no grinding required. install...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVA81H0V
Hi there, Thanks for all the replies to this one. The problem turned out to be a bad computer. The only way we figured this one out was we were lucky enough to have another car exactly the same come in, and we were able to try it. We still don't know why the... Trouble codes: 17990 (Idle adaptation limit reached).
1980 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L Noisey fuel pump VIN: VC24445A15
This just goes to show diagnostic work can be as much an art and talent gained from expierence as it hard facts and science. Even though all the facts said this fuel delivery system was well within specs, fuel pressure, volumn, amp draw, etc, the noisey pump s...
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