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2000 Audi S4 2.7L cambelt tensor bolt VIN: WAUDD68D4Y
Anyone out there who has had or has heard of this situation,please respond. we performed a cambelt,water pump job on 2.7l twin turbo s4 two months ago. car came back with 8x40mm fixing bolt for tensor broken behind tensor where it threads in. worldpac forum re...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L ignition lock and cylinder VIN: WBACD4325V
Customer brings the car and a factory keyed lock and cylinder.Absolutely no info in mitchell.we tried to get the cylinder out using the paperclip method[mitchell states .6 hrs for repair!@#@#$%^&*(] What's the trick. Are there any special tools required to rep...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ace system VIN: SALTY1540Y
This truck came in for noise from engine compartment. Replaced fan belt tensioner and right side 70mm idler pulley. The idler pully was plastic and had a very uneven wear pattern on it causing most of the noise. Replace with update metal pully from dealer. Now...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Accessories VIN: WDBCA24D3M
Having problem isolating cause of 160ma drain on battery. Even after waiting an hour with system powering down and key out of ignition the power seat relay in under hood center is engaged. Removing circuit to number 6 terminal will kill the drain. This wire is...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L no upshift VIN: WDBHA29G8X
we still have same code after repairs. one service information called for teflon ring between input/output shaft worn, replace transmission. any one know how to verify this first. live data shows rpm speed of n2 773, n3 jumps from 700-7000 when it should be ze...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L power seats VIN: WDBNG75J5Y
I have this 2000 S500 with a power seat malfuction. When forward is requested the rear part of the seat raises and vice versa. The passenger seat does the same thing at different positions. I read a service bulletin about bad seat modules so I replaced them. N...
1987 Other European Silver Spur 5.3L Seatbelt warning lamp VIN: SCAZN02A5H
Hello, Rolls Royce Pros, The seat belt warning lamp mounted in the console on this Spur stays on after ignition. The warning buzzer operates properly with car on and seatbelt latched and unlatched. The problem is intermittent: on some start-ups it functions p...
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WP0EB0919E
vehicle breaks up @ 4000 rpm. cold or hot dosen't matter. checked fuel pressure and its 2.5-2.9 bar. valves have been readjusted, both reference sensors have been changed, fuel pump and filter have been changed. installed new plugs, check plugs and wires and a...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L rear main oil seal VIN: WPOAA2951H
I am having a problem with a severe oil leak at the engine's rear main oil seal, which did not appear until after I replaced the oil pump and the pickup tube O-ring. The car originally came in with a complaint of intermittent loss of oil pressure that would oc...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L temperture gauge VIN: WV2MCO70PH
Came in customer complained that the temperture gauge would read hot in driving a short distance.drove found as gauge was moving up the temp light would come on at times.Then would go up to almost hot temp light would flash,checked temp with heat gun all over ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L driveshaft VIN: WBAHE2322S
the fix on this vehicle was to remove the two piece driveshaft and lube the splines with bmw special lube, and reinstalled, recheck, noise gone.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2740V
Found proper connection, it was a 4-wire O2 sensor. Replaced sensor, code went away. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 system lean).
1996 Land Rover Discovery 3900CC Cuts out VIN: SALLJGMM7T
First of all thank you to the 6 people who replied with possible solutions. They were as follows: 1) Clean MAF 2) Replace fuel filter 3) Replace VSS, vehicle speed sensor. This is apparently quite a common fault on these vehicles. I cleaned the MAF sensor and ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L starter VIN: WDBEA34E7S
fix: after further invesitgation we removed the inst. cluster from the dash and found we had power to the starter lock-out relay but one of the pins on the relay was burnt(causing an intermitten no start). we have replaced the relay and the car seems to be fin...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L radio VIN: WVWBB81E7T
Most replies indicated that I weould have to press mode and scan together to get from SAFE to 1000 then enter 0225 code using the preset keys to awaken the radio. Also they indicated that if I was to try more then 2 times the radio would lock out for 1 to 2 ho...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21CX7
good morning: i havent completely fixed the vehicle, but have some things i can report. first, i replaced the computer. the customer supplied a used one, and it was out of a automatic car. it would give a code looking for the automatic input. here is the pro... Trouble codes: P0102.
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