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1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L spring perch VIN: WDBJF70F8W
We have this 1998 MB E430 with a failed RF upper spring perch. We have seen this problem before on several different MB models with the same weak spring perch design. I know that I have seen and responded to other posts on this topic but was unable to easily ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Clutch Cable VIN: 3VWVA81HXV
I have just completed a clutch job in this vehicle and I am trying to adjust the clutch cable. This has an automatic adjustable style cable which ratchets excess freeplay out as the clutch is used. It has a collar that is supposed to be twisted to release the ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA9M8YM
Hey all!The information bug strikes again!This Jetta came in with MIL on and NO driveability concerns.The following codes were pulled.P01255 and P1296.The only description from the scanner is Mfr. controlled fuel sys.Our shopkey database doesn't list these cod... Trouble codes: P1255 (Mfr. controlled fuel), P1296 (Mfr. controlled fuel)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWGC31J5X
the car came in for hard start only after initial fill up of will start every time after. checked for code found the one listed checked fuel pressure and for vacuume leaks replaced vac hose to fuel pressure regulator and retested system all was good or ... Trouble codes: P0117, P0171, P0300, P0301, P0307
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M1Y
This car drove though deep water and damaged the engine. Another shop "rebuilt" the engine and then it came to me. Had multiple codes the first time and ran poor. I replaced the O2 sensor, ignition coil assembly because it only ran on 2 cylinders, replaced plu... Trouble codes: P1128 (Lean exhaust)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L mil VIN: YV1VS29501
mil & code set within 15 of clearing, smoked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressue in spec. o2 sensor swings fine and rapidly ( below .2v above .8v and very quicly). is there anything else to look at? thanx jamie Trouble codes: P0133

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1984 Audi 4000 S 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUFA0817E
the fuse was missing out of the fuse box, customer said she never touch it and we towed it in from a shopping mall were she drove it.its a mystery. thanks for the help chuck
1999 Audi A6 2.8L power mirrors VIN: WAUZZZ4BZW
I received three hints: -Could be a bad memory module (under driver's seat). What is interesting to me is that even with this module disconnected the down movement of the right mirror will continue working -Could be broken wires at the door pillars. Consid...
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Surge VIN: 91A0130856
Finely after sending the fuel distributor back 2 times they changed the plunger so it wouldn't hang up. Thanks to all for your advice. If only all rebuilters did things right it sure would make are job easier.
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