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1992 BMW 318is 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABE5311N
Engine came in making a noise, Rattleing vibrating type. The noise sounded like it was coming from the timing chain area. We took the front of the egine apart to inspect the chain and chain guides. After visual inspection we could not condem any one thing that...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Trans Program VIN: WBAHE63235
This car is puzzling me. The car is having strange electrical problems that I believe may be associated with some type of instrument cluster failure. The RPM would spike initially before we replaced the alternator. Now with new alternator the Tach behaves norm...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air suspension compressor VIN: SALPV1648Y
Hello All, This car came in last friday with the air suspension compressor burned out.We installed a new compressor cleared the compressor failure code and the suspension reinflated with no problem.The customer picked the car up at noon.He called me just befor...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L Poor Output VIN: WDBAB53A6F
We have adjusted the pressure transducer stop screw one turn counter clockwise, prior to that the car would not even go up a hill now it will but still does not have the power it should. Dare we turn that screw more? Suggestions welcome. Thanks, Bill
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Engine block VIN: WDBCB34D0M
I have Mercedes 350SD 126 body with 3.5 liter turbo diesel with broken engine block in couple places, broken crank, connecting rods- engine is junk. The customer wants me to put engine assembly from 1987 300SD (also 6 cyl. turbo, but smaller size 3 liter). Eng...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L auxilary fan VIN: WDBHA23EXV
hello mbz guys,this c230 has me stuck.. the problem is the radiator fan runs all the time. i checked it for codes. it had the code for the pulse module. unplug the module and the fan stops obviously.the pulse voltage is 9.51 and a pulse width of 28.1 even if t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L draw VIN: WDBRF64J41
hello to all, the customer complains that his battery goes dead overnite. he installed a battery cut off switch himself, but as you mercedes people know, disconnecting a battery causes its own problems. so he brought it to us. i have found a 1.2 amp draw on t...
1982 Porsche 928 4.5L clutch VIN: WPO3A0920C
cannot get ENOUGH travel in clutch assembly to release clutch assembly completly,grinds going into gear at rest, visibly can see tourque tube turning slowly causing grind condition, have blead system countless times doesnt appear to be air bound at all,possibl...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55N9T
Car came in with an erratic idle, and check engine light on. Also had eratic ABS light on intermitently. Does not stall but fluctuates from 1.5K to about 2K (rapidly). Checked for codes and had a misfire code (DIS cassete?). Cleard code. This was yesterday. To...
1987 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L heater VIN: 1VWFAD0163
car came in with no heat back flushed hearer core and reconnected controll cable to air mix door and sent him on his way he came back in with no heat did leak down test prssure test cooling system to check for blown head gasget whitch he said he had done last ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems
This is a post well after the vehicle has been repaired and is no longer an issue I am just curious if anyone out there has had any simmilar experience. Original concern vehicle towed in with an overheat concern water leak and a customer supplied thermostat. ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Hello, I'm a domestic tech, but when it gets slow I guess I'll work on anything. This Beetle came in with the relay out and owner hot wired relay socket to get the glow plugs on to start the car. I replaced the relay with new one from VW dealer. Cleared P161... Trouble codes: P1619 (Glow Plug Relay - open circut/short to ground)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Radio VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Hello ladys and gentlmen! It just happend that I have changed a battery of this 99 Passat without using a memory saver. After I restart, the radio entered in "SAFE MODE", and I did't have the radio code. The owner check on a local dealership for the radio code...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBC31J8X
Hello All Well Friend, got one here that is giving me white hair, this 1999 Golf 2.0 Liters broke down out of town, they say that it was missing and running rough, then they want to start it and the engine didn't start, the car was tow to the Local Dealer in ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Temp and Fuel Gauges VIN: 3VWSF29M5Y
Vehicle came in for a no start condition. After charging the battery it started up OK. After running the vehicle noticed that the coolant light was flashing, the washer fluid level warning was in and both the temp and fuel gauges were INOP. Checked all fuses a...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L dead battery VIN: YV1LS61J5Y
This car was towed in with a dead battery. battery has been previously replaced elsewhere. customer states battery keeps going dead. charged the battery and tested batt and alternator, both test good. checked for draw has a 10ma constant draw and a 100ma pulsi...

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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L CATS System Fault VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Computer reset by itself, fault cleared. I am assuming this is something the computer does after so many ignition cycles with no problem. Thanks for the replies.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L first shift and reverse VIN: WDBCA39D0G
Thanks to all technician helps. I had teared down and looked every single thing from internal to external for many times. I finally found out that the torqe convertor pressure is unstable, and the internal shaft has missed place a small bearing between the end...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L fails emissions test VIN: WDBHA28E3T
sincere thank you to all that replied, and many thanks to joe [...] was correct ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L not ready VIN: WDHBH28E3T
This close is not from the lack of trying, I had 7 replies and all were good. The state of ILL 1995-1999 can have 2 not ready and after 2000 only 1. Since the vehicle didn't have a code for the not ready they didn't have to pass the ready test I just needed to...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G3W
Thanks for all who replies, we install new PCM & that solved the problem Trouble codes: P0130, P0135.
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L crankshaft VIN: WPOJBO924J
We did remove the engine and found the block no longer serviceable due to the worn and spun crankshaft thrust bearing. The crank throws also galled the webbing between the cylinders. This car is an automatic and there was excessive preload placed upon the cran...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L rear spoiler VIN: WPOCA2983V
got 2 replys & both said to drive it & the light should go out but we had already driven the car several miles without light going off. But, this morning my tech moved the car to a lift & when the left front tire hit the positioning plate for the lift the ligh...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS572XT
Thank you everybody for your help. I've replaced the oil seperator box and cleaned all relating hoses and that solved our problem. Thanks again.
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