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2000 Audi A6 2.7L Torque Converter VIN: WAUE064B9Y
Customer is complaining that the transmission seems to slip at times while cruising above 50MPH and the MIL light comes on (car goes into limp-home mode). A day or so later, the light goes off and stays off for another week or two. Has anyone experienced this ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L water loss VIN: WBAHD6322S
this vehicle has run hot several times,was doing this when it was purchased. I have replaced all the syatem over the last 2 1/2 years. This car still runs hot and loses water about 1 qt per 75 miles. has passed several dye test for blown head gasket. can park ...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Forward Gears VIN: WBAGF8820V
This BMW was towed in today with with no forward gears. a slight whirring sound can be heard when shifted into drive and the engine speed rises and the load factor stays at 0%. When shifted into reverse the car moves normally and the load factor is 7% with the...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L A/C system VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
A/C blows warm air through pass side vents. A/c system is at normal pressures.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA48D6G
i have a problem child here. on start up- hot or cold, car runs excessivly rich and will not take any accelleration attempts. when this happens the ma output to the eha is exccesive & lower chamber pressure drops. the eha was replaced due to leakage, i have al...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D1L
Hey guys and gals, this Merecedes is very hard to start when cold only.It will fire when you first turn the key but dies instantly and is then very tricky to get started. I started it with carb cleaner this morning at about 25 degrees F. Once you finally get i...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L head bolts VIN: WDBDA28D5M
hello to all. this M/B was towed in for overheating & no coolant. we found a leaking water pump, replaced that & a thermostat. there were no leaks but there was a miss. we found exhaust gases in the coolant (come to find out the wife had driven it til it stopp...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA29D9P
Hi Guys, This car will cut out when hot and will not restart until it cools for about a half hour. It has fuel and spark at the coil but weak at the plugs. Scope pattern looks good. Sounds like it is out of time. Has anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHM36E2T
This car hesitates badly after warming up, it accellerates smoothly but lacks power. When the vehicle came in it was barely running. It had multiple misfire codes stored along with PO171 and P1341 for variable cam solenoid function. I discovered that the wires...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L runs out of gas VIN: WDBLJ65G9W
Car was brought in last week to change the fuel sending units, we had a problem in the area with bad gas ( high sulfer content) and the powers that be decided to replace the sending units. The car would run out of gas at about 1/4 of a tank left, thats what th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L timing belt tension VIN: 3VWSS29M61
fellow techs , looking for the correct timing belt tension specs on this vehicle . any help would be appreciated
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A3X
For you tech's with Volvo experience; Keep getting code for rear O2 signal faulty. All you have to do is let the sensors come on line, goose the gas several times and P0136 sets. Alldata's diagnosis is pretty simple- check for exhaust leaks and try a new sen... Trouble codes: P0136 (rear o2 sensor signal faulty)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEP33483
Gentlemen sorry for the delay. I wanted to make sure BOTH cars were fixed and leave an intelligent and helpful fix. I'll answer some of your questions first. Yes both cars are under warranty. I did not initially send these to the dealer because we live on an i... Trouble codes: P1345.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1249T
I opened my own can or worms here in terms of getting off the diagnostic track by asking whether or not this vehicle had a 'key transponder'. It in fact does not. The local dealer literally wouldn't tell me...I've purchased parts from them before...Is that a f...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L bolts VIN: 1151171203
I received 5 responses. The first surprised me - he said just tighten them. I happen to believe that torque convertor bolts are critical and that, if undertorqued they could come loose or if overtorqued they could fail. One response quoted Mercedes-Benz at 32 ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Windshield Wiper VIN: ULBWG72728
Thank you to all who replied to my email. I found out thru a Mercedes guru that depending on production date determines if the single wiper blade parks on the right/left side of the windshield.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing chain VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Thanks for all the help on this Benz.As most replied i had to take the tensioner out completely and install the body of it first and then the inside of it. It is retractable and that is why the chain was so tight. Thanks again.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition lock, door locks VIN: WDBRF64J41
Thanks so much for your help on this one,guys. I replaced the eis and of course also ordered and received the 'green key'. Recoding was easy, just inserted the green key for about 30 seconds and the original key worked the switch again. The turn signals and th...
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1AX8849G
Thanks to all who replied.Many said to check the FPR and wiring harness.These were the first things checked before the help post but thank you.We pluged in an autodiagnose euro scantool in the break out box mode and monitored all inputs to ECM.MAS air meter lo...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L ABS light on VIN: YV1LW571R2
Thanks to all for the help. We wound up replacing the the controller and hydraulic unit as an assembly and the problem was fixed. We purchased it used for $300 to save the customer some $$ and it paid off. Thanks Again
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L heater VIN: YV1KS9607T
thanks to ken,bob,peter and rick .ken's replied stated that the air senors have a high faliure rate .bob and peter suggested vacuum leaks and bad vacuum motors .rick said to check the vacuum control unit under the right knee bolster for bad solder joints . i f...
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