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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L unkown VIN: WAUKE54C2M
Dear Audi V8 specialists, this car came in with a coolant leak. The leak was coming from the waterpump, therefore we replaced watepump, thermostat and timingbelt. Refilled car, pressure test everything okay. Customer drove car for one week and now has another...
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A8N
Hey Guys, This car has a (starter cranks) no start condition and intermittantly will start and run fine, but only untill you turn it off, then no start for maybe the rest of the day. When no start is present there is no inj pulz or ignition. We have verified a...
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L temp gauge VIN: WBADB2401F
temp gauge doesnot work. unable to locate temp switch. my info doesnot match car. according to mitchell's the switch is combined with a resistance sender containing three wires. brown, brown/white, and brown/violet. i located sender with brown and brown/white ...
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, floods when cold VIN: WBAHC2308K
I'm not a euro mechanic, I'm just attempting to help a friend. I have done nearly no testing to this vehicle other than watching the symptoms. When cold, it floods the rear 3 cylinders to the point of fuel actually getting the exterior of the rear manifold wet...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor
Hello all, After replacing the engine on this BMW the A/C compressor will not come on for about 10 minutes after starting car. No power to compressor. Outside temp. gauge is working correctly. Not sure if problem existed before engine replacement. Evacuated a...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Steering VIN: WBADD6323W
Hi Guys; We have been trying to figure this problem out for several months. This 528i intermittently will have an area of resistence in the steering when turning right at slow speeds. It is more prevalent when backing. The wheel is harder to turn toward the en...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Stall, Misfire, cold weather VIN: WBAAM5348Y
interm. vehicle stalls ,last winter had problem when starting in cold weather would have a miss then clear up ,wether got warm and car ran fine,now its starting to get cold out its starting to act up again,two weeks ago cel lite came on with cam sensor codes,h...
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L pedal feel VIN: SAJKY1748L
When your are sitting still with the engine running and you apply slight brake pressure, the electric brake pump will activate and continue to run as long as you apply brake pressure. It also makes a hissing noise at the valve behind the master cylinder. If yo...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 1140601211
Hi guys! This is a request for any of you Mercedes guys. In rebuilding this engine I can not find the torque specs for the camhousing bolts. (8mm) All information I find is for the cylinder head bolts which torque to 58 ft lbs but the 8mm bolt torque is not l...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA41055
I have an 1988 Mercedes 190E that has very poor starting- especially after a hot soak. I made a test fitting to monitor the fuel pressure and it starts out at 100 when the pump is running (this fitting is just a "T" so it does not "deadhead" the fuel pumps- ju...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Evaporator VIN: WDBGA32E5P
Do U have any cautions or tricks to make this 20+ hour labor job go faster? I have read the Mitchell OD5 r&r and it sounds like a willy of a tear down! I don't want to start a 'strip' down job like this blind. It has been 8 years since I had to rip into a Benz...
1994 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3CN65R0R
This car runs BADLY. Idle quality is very poor & it acts as if the egr was stuck wide open, except that it dosent have an egr system. All engine sensors have been checked, as have the powers & grounds, with a scope. The cam timing has been checked 3 separa...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Hey VW guru's, I have this Beetle that sets a 17832 (P1424) Secondary Air Injection Leak Detected - Intermittent every 4 or 5 months. I have checked for external leaks with a smoke machine - none found. I have tested the combination valve and the vaccuum contr... Trouble codes: 17832 (secondary air injection leak detected-intermitent)
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58DO1
Came in with mil on.p1171- fuel trim at upper limit. Checked air mass meter voltage, 1.35 at idle. My info says it should be above 1.41 at idle? Cleaned air mass meter with intake cleaner, no change. Fuel pressure is 55psi at idle which is exactly spec. Manifo... Trouble codes: P1171

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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs box VIN: SALTY1540Y
Sent to Land Rover dealership to reset computers. Aparently box replacement or swaping has caused the [...]. Thanks for the help, you guys are the best, Dave
1986 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E52
Thanx again guys, for taking a look, however, I mistakingly sabotaged my own request. The vehicle is a 96, not an 86. Duane from Alaska picked up on my dislexia and offered some proper amperage readins on the switchover valve, and proper techniques to check th... Trouble codes: P1441 (canister purge switchover valve without function).
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L O2 not switching VIN: WDB1070461
Thanks to all who replied. The car was not going into closed loop. Thanks to Mike [...] who suggested a 1000 ohm resistor in the 2 wires at the trimmer plug. car runs great and switches.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L transaxle clutch VIN: WPOCB2984Y
Dear Friends, we removed transaxle and tested the Dual Mass Flywheel according to Porsche bulletin # 1360, our DMF was moving more than 15mm to each side and did not return on its own. Therefore we replaced DMF and clutch assembly, we also installed the upda...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
Well, I feel like a real heel. I wish I could thank everyone personally (you know who you are, because if your like me you have been watching for fixes that you offered help on,) But the replies and emails were very many. It seems these vehicles have big pro... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1 cylinder).
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