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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Gear selector switch VIN: WAUZL64B3Y
Hi, we have a code for the gear selector switch and trans in limp home mode. In the vag com data it says 4th gear regardless of where the shifter is. This switch looks like it has been replaced recently. Does any body know a test for this without the test box ...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L tachometer VIN: WBAEC8411J
Lost!! Car had typical s.i. board failure in July of this year. Replaced board with Programa reconditioned board. All instruments and service reminder working at that time. Tachometer failed and inspection light came on in Nov. Removed cluster and replaced boa...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2740V
Hello I Have code p0174 currently & did have p0171 bank 1 lean & I found a dead 4 wire oxygen sensor upstream on pass bank replaced oxygen sensor now bank one swutches normally code gone but p0174 came to light found bank 2 upstream was not switching either st... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 system lean)
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Air Suspension VIN: SALHC1346S
Hi there, We have a customer's Range Rover Classic here with an air suspension problem. The car came in resting on the bump stops. The "up" and "down" switches and the warning indicator on the dash blink for a little while after startup, and then remain on. T...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: AB33A9EA19
I know the problem is somewhere in the trans vacuum. I'm not getting full vacuum to the modulator. Can someone fax me a vac schematic for this 1984 300D. much thanks - FAX [...] (PHONE IS THE SAME)
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L Rear glass in conv top VIN: YV1N56D3YJ
The rear glass is falling out of the soft top on this car and the dealer quoted the cust approx $2500. to fix. I refered the cust to a local upholstery shop and they would not touch the job. I have the car here now and would like to attempt to repair it. The g...

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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L temp gauge VIN: WBADB2401F
Thanks for the help on this one. Turns out the service interval processor was the problem as David from Georgia had suggested. Customer decided to 'rig' something from Autozone inorder to get his gauge working. Thanks again for all the help I received. Mike
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Wipers VIN: 4USCH7326V
Hey everyone thankyou for all the great tips. What we eventually found with vehicle is one of the control relays had failed which is housed and part of the control module for the wiper electrical circuit. We replaced control module and all was fine. Sorry abou...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L rear calapers VIN: SAJEA51C02
The fix for this car is a 5 point bolt head on the underside of the caliper body. You need a 5 point socket to rotate it. Just rotate the bolt head and the piston will retract. thanks to Graem [...] for his reply so far the only onesthat sell this socket is ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L engine VIN: 3VWTD81H9V
I haven`t had a chance to get this car back in the shop. I`m gonna call closed with a fix. I made a jig to hold the cams in place and aligned the tooth on the crank with main cap split. The aux shaft was in question but thanks to Mike`s info I now know where t...
1987 Volvo 245 2.3L battery
Thank you to all who replied. Intermittant battery drain, what a head scratcher, but, turns out the car quit on the way to me, and it turned out to be a fuel pump relay. Seems weird that I could not jumper wire the circuit, but anyhow, opened it up, TONS of ru...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L timingbelt VIN: YV1LS5715R
I received many, many useful emails giving me contacts from all over the country in regards to the Volvo head I needed. I found the part from and the cost is $250.00 including shipping and handling. I want to thank everyone who responded so quickl...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Transmission VIN: YV1KS9604T
What it boils down to is that I was too lazy to pin out the TCM on this one. Just by chance I noticed that a rat had cut through 2 brown wires in the large harness under the left hood hinge. These must have been the ground wires for the TCM. Now I can communic...
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