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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L steering rack VIN: WAURD68D81
Car came in with a diagnosis from dealer that the rack needed to be replaced. the probelm with the car is when driving the steering wont track straight, you must always correct the steering to go straight, car feels unstable/ hard to drive. The steering feels ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L A Clutch VIN: SAJKX6249W
Hello Group,I have this Jaguar 5HP-24 trans that has a failed foward(A) clutch,the clip support broke off the clutch assy.I've done these transmissions before and it is a simple repair.Jaguar doesn't sell internal trans parts but our local ZF dealer was always...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALNY22242
Hello Fellow techs, Customers complaint is intermittent engine misfire and hesitation when there is 1/4 or less fuel in the tank. We removed and examined the pump.No discernable problems found. Has anyone had this problem or possibly an inaccurate guage whi... Trouble codes: P0303, P1472 (VIS power valve always open)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L all warning light on VIN: WDBEA263D3
brother in law broght car in after he tried installing an alternator I first checked all the fusible links then the connection on the alternator and all the fuses. I have continuity from alternator to battery and have a good ground to alternator and I do not h...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L 1-2 shift VIN: WPOAA2994V
Hello all, This vehicle was brought to me for a sympton of popping out of 2nd gear, and occasionally hard to shift into 3. Now I have completely dissassembled the Transaxle, cleaning all components as the unit was very sludged up. I found the shifter fork for ...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Hi Tech's, this diesel came in on hook, customer claimed car quit slowing down for corner. We found timing belt broke. Several lifters were broke and scraped up lifter bores. We replaced timing belt, tensioners, and installed a new head. We also cleaned the in...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H6T
No spark at the plugs and no spark on the coil wire. It does have fuel injecter trip when cranking. I suspect the coil or the distributer pick up. I dont do many VWs and need the specs and testing procedures for both. Any other help from you VW gurus would be ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L oil,temp lamp. temp,fuel gauge, and tach VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
hi everyone, i'm hoping someone has seen this before. this is my fathers car and i can't find any problems with wiring, grounds ect. i have replaced the battery and now when the car is started the oil and temp lamp flash, the fuel gauge is pegged full, the tem...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
I'm calling on the great folks here because you will undoubtedly save me a lot of grief. I'm beginning to hate this car. It had not been driven in about a week when this came up. The battery is still up, and has not been disconnected. It will crank fine, has f... Trouble codes: 1237 (Cyl 1 fuel injector open circuit), 1238 (Cyl 2 fuel injector open circuit), 1239 (Cyl 3 fuel injector open circuit), 1240 (Cyl 4 fuel injector open circuit)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C91
this car has no syptoms of any thing wrong. yet this code comes back . glow plugs seem to work fine and relay seems fine. any ideas will be greatly wanted thanks in advance mark. i also looked for tsbs but found nothing aiming to this . i did pull all glow plu... Trouble codes: P0380
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L monitor system VIN: YV1LW5574W
please i need help here,no codes, no complain car runs perfect but i can"t get the monitors to reset to pass smog i here there is a "drive test mode " or some special procedure to make those monitors to reset. please if somebody can help me on this one will be...

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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L blower VIN: WBABF3325R
Sorry for the delay but this one really chewed me up, Found a bad connection at connector under driver side dash. Someone spliced into the harness with a scotch-loc in the blower power lead. It overheated and cut power to fan. Repaired wire and all is well. Th...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBBA4801K
well thanks everyone for your help this one is going to dealer since we can't even read codes. The fuel pressure issues everyone was talking about were not the problem this cpi unit uses a electronic injector for cold start enrichment that sprays into the idle...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel Leak
Thanks to all who chimed in on this inquiry. The job could not have gone more perfectly. I cleaned everything on around or near the injection pump with liberal amounts of brake cleaner and shop air before cracking the first line. When reinstalling the delivery...
1981 Porsche 924 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WPA0AA0934
I am still working on this car so I can't post a true 'fix' yet. At this point I am trying to track down a part. Thanks to all that responded, especially Mark [...] who faxed me several pages on the Digital Ignition Timing Control. Several replies mentione...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L tachometer VIN: YS3DM35BXR
HelloGroup, The customer decided against further diagnostics on this one. I did get three responses though. Anders (California) and John(Fla.) both say it's likely that the main instrument unit is bad. Anders said that it actually hits against the framework ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78N4W
The fix was easy, I disconnected the fuel injection ECU for a few minutes, hooked it back up and it idles like a champ. Anybody have an idea why the tech 2 would not reset the idle adaption? Thanks for the help, Neil
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L #3 solenoid VIN: 3VWSS29M51
The replies suggested primarily what we had already done, namely check the solenoid electrically. As we stated it ohmed out perfectly every time even though the tcm would go into limp immediately after attempting the shift into 3. We replaced the ribbon cable ...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L obd 2 monitors VIN: YV1LZ5644W
Thanks to all who replied to this help request. I recieved a lot of good information on this vehicle Including updated drivecycle information. All were helpful in getting more of the monitors to run. The problem that i had was that in order to pass mass emisio... Trouble codes: P0330.
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