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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L heat VIN: WAUEK88CXR
Just want to share the following info. We had installed a heater core on a customers 94 audi 90 in the summer of 04. The customer brough the vehicle back in that winter complaning that he would loose all heat when the vehicle came to a stop (at idle) & that ev...
1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3AK45E1M
Hello, We have this 1991 Saab in for running rough when cold. The customer replaced his own head gasket recently and has been having this problem since the car was reassembled. It would seem to be an obvious case of a customer reassembling his car improperly,...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWFA81H2T
This is what we have found: No injector pulse, no spark It has a new distributor w/ cam sensor, new coil With in key in run position, we jump starter and get injector pulse, but no spark I have 12volts between terminals 1 & 3 at coil with key in run position, ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lacks power VIN: 3VWSF29M8X
Vehicle towed in, customer says it quit while in the mountains. 2 cam followers had collapsed dinged up the cam and bent valves. Replaced bent valves, all new cam followers and a new cam. Replaced the head with new gaskets and test drove. Vehicle runs great, b...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pan
Hi guys, I have to replace cracked oil pan on this Passat TDI.I have never done it before and customer is very hurry so I would appreciate any tips how to finish job as soon as possible.I will make it on Monday so I have weekend for collecting informations.Do ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Transmission VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Hi there, We have this 2000 Passat that was wrecked in the front end. The customer began the repair of the front end, and brought the car to us to continue because the car would not start. We ended up finding the body computer under the driver's floor and the...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L turn signals VIN: YV1TS90D5X
turn signals and em flashers are inop ...completely dead without any inicators indicating or bulbs glowing. smalldata supplies a wiring schematic, but no test proceedures. the fuse is good, but not sure how to ck the switch module or central elect module? I wo...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Cuts out VIN: YVITS90D0X
Car came in with CEL on and complaint of a heavy bog and a top speed of 50mph. Scanned and retrieved codes P1174 and P1184 which are fuel trim B1 and B2 at high limit. Freeze frame data for P1174 was: 3120rpm, Closed loop, 89C, STT B1-25%, LTT B1-23.4%, STT... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel adaptation Bank 1), P1184 (Fuel adaptation Bank 2)

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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L wheel speed sensor VIN: WBABE6329R
Not many replies on this, but I did get some useful info. Thank you to Rich [...]. Testing of the sensor harnes from WSS to ABS comp with both ends unplugged showed no wires in harness were shorted to ground. Tone rings are identical on L & R sid...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L A Clutch VIN: SAJKX6249W
Thank you for the replies.This A clutch is a very common failure for this trans,the new clutch clip support is supposed to be stronger.Our ZF supplier got back to us and after talking to several people there they might be shipping some (not sure how many)from ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 00.50 amp VIN: WDB1240301
We checked another vehicle (same model, year, and electrical system). This car had the same draw of 0.50 for approximately 10 to 15 minutes than goes away. We installed a Bosch exchange alternator because it was still the original one. The voltage regulator ha...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E5R
Thank you to all who replied to my request. All of you were rigth on. The t.b. tensioner was the problem. We ended up replacing the cam and 10 exhaust valves. We set the timing, installed the new tensioner assembly and it runs like a charm. Thank you very much...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L daytime running lights VIN: WDBGA51G1V
Thanks to all of you guys, we end up taking the car to our local mercedes dealer, & they disable the DRL system within minutes
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L driver's side side airbag VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
thanks to andreas [...], we found 2 ohms to be the correct resistance for the air bag. hth sean from the uk was close at 2.5-3 ohms, and cain [...] brought to our attention the tsb on the clockspring connector. the big help came from a master...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23BOY
Thank you ,not to many replies but thank you anyway.I did reset the abs light one more time wich is about a week ago so far so good hope it stays that way.Andreas [...]
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VQCP21C71
Thanks for the help. I recieved 10 replies and all were helpfull. Ed [...] suggested I turn the two glow plug circuits into one circuit... Trouble codes: P0380.
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater motor VIN: YV1LS5517P
I got 3 replies from this, I rechecked the blower motor and it was drawing high amps. I replaced it and still inop. I then knew it was between the resistor module or the ecc, I was able to get a test resistor and that fixed it! Ordered new, and this is fixed! ...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L monitor system VIN: YV1LW5574W
thank you .mr anders from swedecar, mr craig ,mr ted deening and paul erickson, i run the road test as service bulletin you send me said, and still did not clear monitor, i found that we need the vis tester to do it , i took car to dealer they install tester a...
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