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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJNX2749R
Can anyone give me a lead on a rebuilt cylinder head for this XJS 4.0 6 Cylinder, With the 13 screw cam cover? Preferably in Northern Calif. Thanks John.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L tcm VIN: SAJHX1745T
Hi Guys..We have 1996 Jaguar XJ6 here in the shop with both the tranny light and check engine light on. Scanned for codes and pulled code P0702 (TCM internal shift solenoid control relay malfunction). According to our Jaguar manuals it says that the TCM has fa...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L cranking VIN: SALJY124XV
This Disco has the long delay on the starter motor operating after about 5 seconds.It will not start after it does crank. Per service bulletin on this thats says no crank leave key in crank position it will operate starter after about 5 seconds. I dont have a ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBHA28E2T
Need help from the Benz techs. I am pulling the instrument cluster to send it off for repairs. Is there a way to remove the cluster without the special tool for the spring clips. I really don't want to have to buy a MB tool to use it once. Any help will be gre...
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Rear shocks VIN: SCAZN42AXG
We need the replacement and bleeding procedure for the rear pnuematic shocks. Also a source for a repair manual for this car. Thanks: Jeff
1988 Other European espirit 2.2L 2,3 and 4 gear VIN: SCCFC20A7J
This is a very limited produced car. I have a service manual for it but no way to estimate the time required.This year has the Citroen transaxle.I have one parts source but would like to know of others.Thanks
1983 Porsche 911 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOZZZ91ZD
This vehicle came to us with a poor running condition, backfiring and hesitation. The vehicle is a grey market vehicle that was at one time modified to meet US emission requirements. It appears to have had a frequency valve, oxygen sensor and control system in...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L srs VIN: WP0CA2981W
this vehicle was involved in an accident, repaired very nice but the customer has had an SRS light on (air bags were NOT deployed in the accident), we scanned the SRS system and found codes 45, 46 (drivers seat belt buckle switch fault). we went and updated th...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 01V transaxle VIN: WVWMA63B2X
greetings - VW folks; check this out: had this Passat in for an oil change last summer. tech accidently pulled trans pan plug on the vehicle's 01V trans. refilled using MOD procedure and fluid recommended by our parts supplier (can i use the name? initials are...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L code in ECU VIN: WVWNA63B2X
Hi VW techs. I have a recurring code in the ECU that does not cause the MIL to come on. I tried to clear it but it comes right back. The car has no divability problems whatsoever. I checked basics (vacuum lines, Blow off valve, waste gate). The code 017956 (P1... Trouble codes: P1548 (Boost pressure control valve - VAG code17956)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L fuel smell
I have had two VW's with this problem(Passat and Jetta)we have had no luck in finding the source of the gas smell. It is very faint and lasts only for a minute. We're thinking that it may be coming from the Evap container. It tends to happen only after the veh...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L engine compression VIN: YV1LS5710R
vehicle tow-in would not start. cranked over, sounded like no compression. Inspected timing belt, looks like it was replaced. one notch off. replaced belt, same problem. did compression test cylinders 1-50, 2-75,3-120,4-100,5-90. Removed head inspected for ben...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JW8838R
Greetings to all this volvo does not start when the temp. out side is very cold.We have found that it wiil flood with fuel and not ignite the plug.We will remove all plugs clean off fuel reinstall plugs and the car will start.We have tested the temp. sensor an...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on
Hello All, I apologize for not having the vin. I am posting from home and do not have the vin. info. The car is a 1998 volvo V70XC AWD with a 2.5L 5 cyl. turbo. The problem is a recurring code PO171. I am scanning the computer with a generic scan tool. My fir... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel adaptation)
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L bulb failure VIN: YV1TS90DTY
i have bulb failure position sensor message that breifly flashes on the information display. it appears to trigger just after accelerating hard or coasting, it just flashes on for a second and then the normal display reappears. i haven't found much information...

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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABB2307K
Have not fixed this one yet but most replies suggested main and fuel pump relays. Did replace both and car seemed to start better.Also many suggested checking for corrosion in the connectors under the intake and near starter. Will post fix as soon as available...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L heat VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Thanks everyone that replied, after speaking to a friend at abmw dealership he suggested that it may be in limp mode even though it had no codes. So we disconnected the battery and put the terminals toghther for a couple off minutes. He also said that we would...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADD6325W
Thank everyone for there time, Fit another vanos no change, oil pressure good idle and reving, new lifters, cam and crank sensor, no change with any attempts, still very noisy (lifter sound) also bleed lifter sys. as per bmw bulliten. Used part supplier sendin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-1 downshift VIN: WDBJF55FXV
I received a reply from [...] in position 11 will cure...
1975 Peugeot 504 2.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 504A90-214
I would like to thank especially Luke for getting the numbers. Compression for xd 90 diesel is 322psi+-10. Injectors are set to 1779 psi, bosch nozles use #203 not #230 at 1815psi. In the older Mitchell manual there was engine compression pressure specs. 580-6...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AT35L3F
This group here at IATN indeed very reputable. Thank you for all the help. The fix was very simple. Upon loss of spark, I felt for warmth at the Ignition amplitude module. This warmth would gradually increase till cut out, this was measured with the infrared p...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cyl head VIN: 3VWCA21C6Y
Thanks to all who replied Turns out this is not an interference engine, low comp was piston rings, thanks to Richard who told me where the timming mark is Mitchell and Motor had no info on this(the one on the flywheel) Also Rich told me to ck mass airflow it w...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L front cv joint VIN: YV1LW5645W
Many thanks to Kurt from colorado and Stew from minnesota on this one. The early UJ (below chassis # 465399) is bigger. we will now refer to it as the 94mm UJ. The late model UJ(above chassis # 465399) is smaller. We will refer to it as the 86mm UJ. The 94 mm ...
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