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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84AOT
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Clutch VIN: WADDH11HHH
you bmw techs out there, i need some trick to install the top starter bolt. its really hard to get the nut started. thanks in advance for any help
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L system pressure
This fine English car pumps up the pressure very quickly and blows coolant all over the place, "block check" shows products of combustion in cooling sys. removed head, nothing looks blown, head gasket is in very good shape. This car is not a museum piece and I...
1999 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L readiness VIN: SAJKX6044X
Hi all you jag guys! This car came for PA enhanced emission test. Computer saw readiness not done, someone erased the codes. The cust stated the repair facility fixed the problem but could not reset monitors so they gave up. The drive cycle was attempted sever...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBDEA30E9N
Difficult startup sometimes no start, when just turning the key to start position will start but stumble slightly for approx 2-3 seconds and runs @ 500RPM then after 2-3 seconds will have slightidle flareup and then stabilize to a good normal idle speed , prim...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L rear ride control
Rear suspension bottomed out, noticed it does have self leveling suspension with accumulators but have no info on testing this system and cant find any printed material. When driving in car the rear suspension is bottomed out and car is bouncing on the tires l...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine Rattle VIN: WDBHA24GXY
Hello group. This car is making noise on light accleration about 1200 rpms. It also makes noise when activating camshaft advance machanism. We removed valve cover and inspected camshaft oil plugs and replaced chain tensioner. Only three cam shaft plugs are vis...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L evap monitor inop VIN: YS3DD55B8V
This one will not pass state obdii plug'n'play inspection. Had a code p0422 but after clearing and driving a trip the catalyst reported ready and no codes were set. Since it won't run the evap monitor, it will not run the trip obdii monitor, so won't pass insp...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD55N0X
vehicle was brought in by customer complaining of stalling and hard starting.we've checked the ignition cassette,fuel pressure and vacuum psi and vacuum lines. vehicle lopes at idle and stalls 1 every 3 test drives.and does not set a check engine light,fuel pr...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Trunk lid lights VIN: YS3ED45E3X
Hello SAAB folks - This one came in with an inop central-lock motor in the trunk lid. I found 3 broken wires inside the rubber jumper from the body to the trunk lid, repaired them by pulling replacement lengths of wire thru the jumper & splicing them in, keepi...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWTE29M5Y
this car has had a check engine light comming on for miss fire #5 cyc. and occasionally a random miss fire code po 300. we have checked ignition on scope it all looks good. we have replaced the plugs. tryed swithing wires around. scoped the injector pattern. t... Trouble codes: P00, 305 (cyc 5 missfire), P00, 300 (random miss fire)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L check engine light VIN: WVWPH63B01
check engine light is on, pulled codes, undocumented codes 491 & 492 were gathered with snap on scanner. the car runs fine, the light comes on after about 500 miles, i clear the codes and the light and codes come back after about 500 miles. alldata has no info... Trouble codes: 491 (undocumented), 492 (uncocumented)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M51
The throttle control module seems to check out ok also.any feedback would be great,thank you. Trouble codes: P0172, P1142

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WAUKH28DXY
From what I understand is that this unit can simple installed and bled with out difficulty. The customer needs to save his pennies for this one.
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L hunting 3rd-4 shift VIN: WABASH34A1
the problem is definately described to a tee in a bmw bulletin on plenum shift, delayed gear engagement, and or adapter case leak. The tranny needs to be resealed as the bolts are under torqued from the factory for the front tranny adapter casing. have not fix...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2246W
Hello All, Two of you nailed it as being secondary chain tensioners This car is fixed! At first customer would authorize to replace ONLY secondary tensioners, after many long conversations we had him sign a waiver and did only them!. Guess what happens next?? ...
2003 Opel Corsa C 1.2L Shifting VIN: W0L0XCF683
Hello. I am closing this request with an update, but the car is not yet fixed. I received one answer in which I was reminded of the importance of proper bleeding techniques with the tech II. Having done all of the procedures, We ended up calling on Opel Deal...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Lighting VIN: WPOAA0947E
Well we finally got it fixed, it turned out the feed wire (49a) to the emergency flasher switch which powers the signals had power but no amperage, it was corroded in the back of the fuse panel, repaired the connection and disturbed the horn wire and had to re...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L clutch
thanks for the replys from you guys. the disc was worn to the good now. the flywheel was one piece. used new sach,s kit. This was first time working on new beetle.. dealer told me two piece flywheel is on 1.8L. thanks again for your help. mike in...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M6X
What a releif to know that there are so many VW experts right at my keyboard. It was the O2 sensor. We replaced the one back by the CAT and the problem is solved. Thank you all very much for the help!! Trouble codes: P0141, P0140.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
thanks for all the help I beleave it has a bad airmas and convertor on it but im having a hard time selling this to my service writer or the customer he has spent some mony and is broke but he still wants the car fixed if it comes back in i will up date thanks... Trouble codes: P0411, P1128, P0172, P0300, P0301.
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L lifters VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
Everyone that replied said I needed to replace the o-rings beetween the oil pan and the block you were wright on but the custemer drove the car to long and we have to replace all the lifters, all 24 of them! Thanks to all for your help and thanks to George for...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: YV1SW61R82
This one is gone and appears to be fixed. We ended up putting a new timing belt on it (cracks in old one). I had 3 very helpful responces the first was to check for pinched wires to the cam solenoid at top of the valve cover (wiring good), the others suggested... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake Camshaft position timing - over retarded).
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