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1991 Audi 200 Quattro 20v Avant 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHE5440M
Car was towed in with a no-start condition. Tech found it has no spark but fuel pump is running and has fuel pressure. Using test light we found no signal at electronic injection valves. All fuses were checked, OK. Checked the engine rpm and TDC sensors with s...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L washer pump VIN: WBACD4323T
hello all you bmw gurus. I am not a bmw mechanic as my specialty is gm and ford trucks. my friend bought this car at auction for his wife and the problem it exhibits is the washer pump does not work. I pulled the 2 wire connector off the pump and with the key ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Accessories
When the speed of this car up to 40km/h the voice of radio turn very loud.The screen display :REG OFF. We try to test the radio system with Modic 3 but this tool can not enter radio system so we can not read the code and live data.What should we do?Any input w...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L front brakes VIN: WP0HB0919J
thanks for taking a look here guys. this vehicle is used part time for competition. we have previously replaced brake pads rotors (with cross drilled) and brake hoses (braided stainless) and vehicle has always had good brake performance. vehicle has slowly dev...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C6Y
Car came in on a wrecker with loss of power and lots of smoke,restarded drove several miles same problem.When we got the car it would crank but it would not fire we noticed white smoke blowing out tail pipe,checked for dtc none,fuel ok,glow plugs,ok,inake very...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5514S
good morning, can not get code for knox sensor out of computer. have replaced computer with used unit. it did change which sensor code was set. with original computer it had front sensor code and with used computer it set rear sensor code. has someone had a pr... Trouble codes: 433
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L cooling system VIN: YV1LW5543T
Car purchased at public auction(yeah,yeah, I know!!) with existing cooling system pressure too high. We replaced head gasket, and had head machined(.009 warp). Engine does NOT overheat, there is NO steam at tailpipe, NO leakage from hose clamps, etc. New press...

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Gearshift Knob VIN: WBAAM334XC
OK...everybody said to huff and puff and PULL the shift knob staight up and off... CAUTION: be sure you are wearing your chin strap cause it will pop like New Years Champagne with it blows!
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Electronic VIN: SALPV1649Y
Well this is a strange one Iwould like to thank every one who gave us the info for these rovers.The fix is the mass air flow sensor.Why we get a code for trans 3rd gear ratio is english to me .When i get these rovers back I will get back to fixing them and wil...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compresion VIN: WDBDA28DXN
Here is what happened, for some reason unknown to me (after 20+years on Mercedes) the lifters stayed open just enough to keep two of the valves slightly open, a couple of the lifters had to be replaced the rest cleaned up and worked correctly. Thanks to the ma...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Radio VIN: 1290611223
This customer went out of town so I haven't got the car back. I bought some removal keys from the dealer that look beefier than the ones we were using. From the replies I recieved, there doesn't look like there's much hope of easily getting the radio out witho...
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