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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D0T
Hey guy's, how to make a long story short- car came in with CEL on, code for cam sensor, customer had scanned and replaced cam sensor with new, same code and hesitation. I scoped cam sensor, checked ok, check wiring as per factory manual, ok. Pulled front c... Trouble codes: P1391
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Torque Converter lock up VIN: WAUBG34D0X
I'm leaning towards the ecu's coding/programming as the problem since everything is checking out ok. Problem there with cold or hot trans/eng. Same in 4'th or 5'th gear(automatic), always at 1200 rpm with a slight load, and always stops by about 1500rpm. Torqu...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L no blower VIN: LKJU548936
ful circ hot water in core , no blower mtr shed some lite, ready to go in for blwr mtr and reg
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA2806J
alright guys this car came in from the "barely an american car mechanic" up the street. he said that it had no power. well he was right in park and nuetral you step on the gas and it's falls all over itself, we repaired a couple vaccum lines and put new inject...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L drive by wire VIN: WDBEA32E7R
car in limp home mode. we replace overvoltage protection relay, no help.asr light will come on immediately after key is turned on after we reset computer. does any one know of any common faults othe than the overprotection relay. we are suspescious of a possib... Trouble codes: 22 (miscelaneous code)
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L engine VIN: WDBGA76E7R
Hello,need help with this one.This V-12 smokes mostly out of right tailpipe on acceleration after warmup like an old train. I mean a lot!Customer says that never happened before.Old harnesses looked very bad, especially the ones by MAF sensor connectors.The ca...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter motor VIN: WDBJF70HXX
Hi Benz techs, I have this 99 e430 that at times when you go to start it nothing happens,but if you try to turn the key on and off quickly it will start, also sometimes it just allows the engine to turn over a half a spin..The starter and battery are both new ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Ride Control VIN: WDBNG70J91
This Benz came in with air ride pump running all the time. Went to Mitchell for diagnostic info and all they showed was a wiring diagram. I spoke with a fellow tech that works at a euro garage and he told me that a special scanner was needed to diagnose the sy...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L poor starting after VIN: YS3AM35J9F
Hi Saab people I don't see many of these at all so I'm having a little trouble. Car came in flooded bad. Oil full of gas, intake full of gas, flooded to the point where gas ran down into the air filter through the throttle body and fuel distributor. Changed o...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS Unit VIN: WVWJD4313P
This car has no power assist. It lost its ground to the pump relay. Mitchell only gives me wireing... The ground runs from relay to presure switch on ABS unit and from relay to control modual. Dose anyone know if it gets it ground from the ECM or the presure s...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no communication VIN: WVWMA63B7W
hello, im trying to do a state inspection and need to read ecm i have tryed 2 different computers still nothing i have checkd wireing and for aftermarket accessories both ok.scan tool wont read abs,airbag or lets say nothing.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L vibration VIN: YV1VS2557Y
After replacing all motor mounts and front struts we still have a vibration from drivetrain when under load at all speeds but especially at freeway speed.Smooths out when trans is put in neutral or when not under a load.Axle shafts show no signs of leaky boots...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L steering rack VIN: WAURD68D81
We got two replies that recommended checking tires, wheels reset caster (not adjustable) etc. we opted to resend the rack to the rebuilder, the customer decided to sell the car instead
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Cranks, no start VIN: WBAAD1300J
Thanks to all who took their time out to help. The fusable link was loctated at the right rear fender well 10' from the post, parallel to the positive battery cable wrapped in a piece of shrink tubing under a plastic shroud. I simply soldered in a new fuse for...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5324S
Its going , Its going , its going, its out of here , buh bye. The beemer has left the shop I repeat the beemer has left the shop. Sorry for late post. Since the window work properly before. keys in my pocket I opened and closed the door non stop, when the fell...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L air gag VIN: 36YJR56226
thaks for all the replys, most of you got it right on, i replaced the passenger seat mat & seat modtule, the customer picket up car 3 weeks ago, so far so good again thanks avy
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01CXY
Thanks for the emails. The general response was that one needs a WDS to program the control module. The reflash is an improvement but not a repair. Also the replies suggest ignition coils rather that transmission faults. The customer is at the dealer and they ...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L drivetrain VIN: SALPV1440V
Those who said the chain where correct.It was about 1 inch longer than the new one.I was able to get a chain from a Morse warehouse at a much better price than anyone else. The reason that this actually took so long was there was no hurry as the customer was s...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L no heat VIN: 1160331208
we tested evrything again, and installed a new vdo amplifier behind the glove box. that didnt help, several people pointed to unreliable rebuilt servo units, we ordered another one installed it and we now have plenty of heat. most of the replies suggested repl...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBBA45C3F
I removed the pan & found some metallic debris. Checked operation of valves in the valve body but found no problems. Suggested a rebuilt trans to customer but he declined for now & will drive it as is. Thanks for the 3 replies,
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L reverse gear VIN: WDBED90E8M
we replaced the reverse gear clutches as several posts advised, but the real problem was a torn lip seal on the reverse drum,now car is driving fine. WE WERE ABLE TO BYPASS THE COMPUTER TO RUN THE PUMP FOR THE REAR TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM,THIS TURNED OUT OUT D...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA26D7M
I went with the easy to check thing first from Larry [...]. The cap and rotor,they were only about 6 months old,so I over looked them as a problem at first until I read his response. I then changed them with a new cap and rotor [Bosch parts now], and low and...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L ingition switch VIN: WDBHA28EIR
thanks to Mark [...] he emailed me a description 50 purple 15r pink/yellow p30 green/white 15 pink/black 30 red 15x pink/green 30 red car is now fixed and customer is happy
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Thank you to those who replied. Several of you suggested trying another key. It worked! Somehow a correctly programed key can go bad, the truck starts, but dies as soon as it goes to the on position. Michael Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow malfunction), P0135 (O2 Heater bank 1 Sensor 1).
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L no vacuum at reg. VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
I appreciate the input from the five guys. Evidently there is no vacuum on this model. The regulator on the filter is some kind of bleed off line according to most of the guys, but I also had another ML320 come in for a LOF and I checked the fuel filter regula...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L speedometer VIN: WVWEE83A1T
Hello members, and much thanks to those who replied. A truly international effort today, 4 of 5 replies came from other nations; 3 from Canada and one from Great Britain. Three responses told me to check the gear. Noted, and gear spins fine. Agostino of On...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: B0WE300180
First I would like to thank all the people for their responce and second I did not have good luck with this car , the owner got upset & request to take the car to dealer . well thank you again mike Trouble codes: P0302.
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1FA8842M
Thanks for all of your help, This is the summary , I replace he fuel pump and checked all lines with no fix, This is a Regina system so it does not have a MASS and it only has 1 fuel pump. Seth discribed a problem he saw and it mirrored this one.As follows; ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5572W
Thabks to all who replied. The thermostat replacement did the trick. Makes one wonder why they don't package a temp. sender with a new thermostat included. Thanks again-- Matt--- Trouble codes: P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range).
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