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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Engine valves VIN: WBAAJ9315M
A student of mine had his BMW 318i towed into the shop. There is no compression on any of the cylinders. The camshaft timing appears to be correct. We checked to see that #1 cylinder was at TDC and both cams were in time.Upon further investigation we found tha...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHJ6315N
Well, this is a bit of an oddball, Customer complaint was of a check engine light, and upon scanning we revealed a 70 code(knock sensor circuit 1). I ordered a new knock sensor and proceded to try and locate the sensor on the engine block with no success. I ca... Trouble codes: 70 (knock sensor circuit 1)
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE632XS
This vehicle came to us with an ignition miss on acceleration. Inspection of the ignition coils revealed the valve cover gaskets had failed and all of the spark plug connectors were swelled. Hoping this was the cause of the misfire, we replaced the valve cover... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor-bank 1)
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L vcm brake monitor low pads VIN: SAJHV164XJ
would appreciate a short cut to eliminating the vcm low pad blinking monitor
1989 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AS35D6K
Hello all Saab techs, I am trying to confirm my diagnosis on this one and being somewhat unfamilar with Saabs (as they are not a real commom vehicle in our shop.) I have found that the MAF sensor hot wire doesn't "burn off" as it should. I have it up to oper...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E1X
the ghost and mrs. saab. this vehicle is my partner's wife's new car (6 months). the vehcile stalls/cuts out only when she is behind the wheel. car was driven by me, my secretary, and employees as a shop car for two weeks with no problems occuring or no codes ... Trouble codes: P1390 (saab/ random misfire detected. catalyst damaging. fuel level low.)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L possible brake VIN: WVGBC77LX4
This Touareg is exhibiting a medium-loud rythmic and vehicle speed related squeal/squeak from the right front wheel area, especially during deceleration and light braking, but not during heavy braking. Replaced brake pads with a new version that supposedly squ...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L lifters VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
car sounds like a diesel, he was just coming off the interstate and it just started in makeing this sound no real lack of power just a lot of uper end noise.We removed oil cap runing engine not a lot of oil at cam lob. Oil press. is 60 psi at idle. mitchel dos...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L forward engagement VIN: WAUED68D7W
Thankyou Bob,Rick,Raja & especially Brother George.The vehicle was towed to dealer to confirm the transmission eas not salvageable.It is being brought back to us to have a used transmission installed since these are 5 grand.The responses were much appreciated ...
1998 Other European AROZA 1000CC cambelt VIN: SSZZZ6HZHZ
Thanks to the 3 members I have fixed the vehicle.Roe [...] from the UK emailed the diagrams to me. Thanks to all.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DDS8N01
Diagnose - No Start Condition when air temp is below 20F Customer states that the engine will crank, but not fire when the ambient air temp is below 20 degrees F. Possible crank sensor or sticking fuel pressure regulator. Verify Tech discovered that engine h...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L shifter , clutch VIN: 3VWSC29M8X
Well, after much hesitation, i pulled the transmission back out. Everything looked perfect, I brought the flywheel back to the machine shop and we sat down and rechecked everthing, looked fine. I went to the jobber that i bought the clutch from, was a sacks cl...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lacks power VIN: 3VWSF29M8X
OK the real deal is we went back to square one, first I would like to thank Agostino in Ontario who covered all the triple zero info that added up, but unfortunately still got us no where as the info he gave is what we recorded. David [...] in CA that actuall...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J41
Nice fix, quick and simple. Removed the cover of the injection pump. Removed two small torx screws from the sensor in question. Installed new sensor, reset ECU. Roadtested and everyone smiled. I like these fixes. Thanks to all for the help and the fax with t...
1987 Volvo 780 2.8L Heat Control VIN: YV1HA6924H
Thank you, To all who took the time to help me with this Volvo. Problem is the customer has decided not to put more money into this vehicle. I had been familiar with most of the vacuum leak problems on these cars. Brad [...] wrote about checking the interior...
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