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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L 2nd gear VIN: WAUBG84D1V
Hello, Group, This A8 came in with the transmission in limp home mode. Customer stated he stopped at a light and transmission would not shift down. As he started to move the car clunked and dash warning lights came on. He turned car off and back on and dash l...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54B9Y
This A6 has been in my shop for about 2 weeks now. I replaced the MAF with genuine Bosch unit and that took care of the P1130 and P1128 codes. I still have the P0300 random-multiple misfire/P0302 cylinder 2 misfire/P0304 cylinder 4 misfire codes reoccuring all... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P1130 (fuel trim bank 1 system to lean), P1128 (fuel trim bank 2 system to lean)
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB2408G
Hi, I know whats wrong with this vehicle. It has a bad tank transfer pump. The problem is its only available from the dealer as an assembly, for $600.00/jobber. You know what I'm talking about, that little pump we can get for most other cars for 30/60 bucks....
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2326T
Hi Techs - my customer purchased this high-mileage car from out of state several months ago and brought it to me for PA state emissions testing. Another shop did the air pump for a CEL complaint. The car failed initial PA emissions testing because of OBDII r... Trouble codes: P1270
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1341H
upon cold start half acceleration vehicle surges,smoke from tailpipes, warms up runs fine, customer replaced temp sensor , we replaced air flow meter at customers request, have crimped cold start valve fuel line at cold start, does same thing... ran into this ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L rear rams(shock absorber) VIN: WDBEA30D3H
Has anyone out there replaced the self leveling system rear rams with shock absorbers on these cars?We have a multitude of up to 2001 wagons and are replacing the rear rams at somtimes over $400 apiece.This one happens to be my own car and doesn't ride as nice...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3EF58Z5Y
Hello Saab Techs, This vehicle came in on the hook after it stalled on the ramp, coming off the freeway . The customer stated this happened once before under the same exact conditions but started up after a few minutes. This time it would not re start, at leas... Trouble codes: P0337 (Crankshaft Position Sensor No Input)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23BOY
car keep setting ck engine light on code p1128, while doing a research I notice buch of recalls on air mass sensors, is this the case with this vehicle? unfortunally I do not have the proper scanner to work on VW my Specialty is MB and BMW trying to help a lon... Trouble codes: P1128
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Fuel gauge VIN: YV1FA875XJ
I have checked all the usual connections and tests. The darn fuel guage reads empty when it is full, and reads 3/4 tank when empty. Has anyone heard of this before? I even tried a known good instrument cluster, but no difference. The car is Canadian built, if ...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L car will not turn over VIN: YV1LW5512S
You turn the key and get dash lights, headlights, etc. and some acuation of relays, but no current to starter trigger wire. I've been told the immobilizers have to have a new PIN installed in them that is from the car's system or the car won't start. Is this t...

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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L convertor VIN: WAUBG34D4W
The fix for this Monster Audi was replacing the converter, this is a HEAVY DUTY JOB not fun when it needs to be done twice due to defective parts.
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L vaccum diagram VIN: WDBBAA5A7D
good evening: i have fixed this car thanks to several members that offered to send the diagram i wonted.i had 3 offers, one faxed me one, and one emailed me one. the other offered to fax me one if i were to call. i certainly appreciate all your help. this ca...
1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L No Start VIN: WP0JB0923H
Sorry for getting back late on this vehicle. The customer has taken delivery of this car before the first of this month due to him moving out of the area. The problem did not re appear for 5 days, the day the customer needed to go. The vehicle was not repaired...
1989 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AS35D6K
Well this was a educated guess which turned out OK in the end. I also experenced it ran better (warm) with MAF sensor unplugged which led me to think it was a MAF sensor (which was the general 'fix' answer) --However no burnoff voltage and no burn off led us t...
1995 Saab 9000 3.0L timing
hello, thank you to all who answered my reply. the course of action i took was to obtain the correct tools for alignment of the timing components. after restarting the vehicle i found that the only way to make the noise go away is to tighten the belt to the ...
1990 Volvo 760 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1GA8740L
special thanks to peter [...] they provide the right info just like arrow on the target! ! ! yes the mechanic put the flywheel in the wrong position when you take over a job like this specialy when you find misplace vacuum hoses,loose bolts... Trouble codes: 123 (coolant temp se4nsor).
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