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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L abs VIN: TRUUT28N21
vehicle sets a abs code after a 30 minute drive at different speeds,code is 1279.i've looked for info with alldata with no luck.and when you shut down the vehicle it clears the fault code until its driven again.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJGX2745V
Gents, this car came in with a upper radiator hose blown off the thermostat housing, upon starting engine knocking like a bent rod. Where is the best source to buy complete engine for this beast without donating to the dealer? Please email and thanks in advanc...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L CATS system VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Unable to find procedure to reset cats system failure message in multi information display. Had lateral sensor and vertical sensor disconnected when we plugged new wiper motor on to verify correct function. Now unable to reset. Does anyone know the procedure t...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1070441203
First, we do not normally work on Mercedes, but got rooked into this one. The complaint was that it was hard to start when cold. We ended up replacing the thermo-time switch and the warm-up regulator. It starts and runs great now while cold but it starts to cu...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Runs very rich VIN: WDBCA37D7F
Hi everybody. I usually dont work on Mercedes but I have a customer which has other foreign cars that I take care of for him and he also has a Mercedes. So I told him I would look at it. It came in running rich. I dont have alot of information on Mercedes, But...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Radiator VIN: WDBDA29D1N
I have this 190E in my shop with a cooling system oil contaminated. There is no signs of coolant in the oil or in the transmission. Has anyone else run into this and what was the culprit?? Thanks,
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L odometer VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Well, I am not a mercedes tech, but as slow as we are, can't turn it away, I got this picture of a wrench in my odometer window and right after starting it indicates 100, I would guess this is service required in a 100 miles , but searched identifix and alldat...
1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L pressure regulator VIN: WVWEE450XP
Hello all; I have a lovely little Corrado here that the customer decided to try to do his front pads and leaking brake pressure regulator himself and "ever since" the pedal has felt spongy and feels like the hydraulic unit has taken a dump. I traced the spongy...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83AOV
Code keeps on returning after following all the flow charts, and nothing is being found wrong. All tests are passing, except for the valve that was replaced. Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBP21J61
Customer stated that car surged and lost power.We pulled code 17954 .We then drove to see if problem still was present. Found very little power and black smoke on acceleration. Inspect intake it was cleaner than most .Check boost control it clicked when activa... Trouble codes: 17954 (waste gate control short to ground)
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1AA8842L
This car came to me with a problem on hot start-up after a drive. It does not matter if it sits 2 minutes or 2 hours. The car runs fine on cold start and warm-up. Runs good with hot engine under all conditions. When you start the engine hot it has a rough idle...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D8X
Hello volvo techs- this car came in with very poor acceleration/poor throttle response and several driver warning messages. As a note, we replaced & downloaded the ETM recently. In addition to the above codes we had CEM-1A62, CEM-DF14, CEM-DF15 and ABS-0093. T... Trouble codes: 902A (throttle), 928C (ecm), E000 (ecm), 903C (throttle), 903F (throttle), 912A (ecm)

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84AOT
hello fellow techs thanks for all of your knowledgeable thoughts. i have checked out all suggestions still got no place.desided to pull valve cover on bank 2.well there lied the problem.#5 lifter broken and cam lobe flattend.even though this problem was there ... Trouble codes: 305 (misfire cyl 5).
1988 BMW M5 3.5L timing chain tensioner rail VIN: WBSDC930XJ
Well, I was afraid of this. It's unanimous. Looks like the head is going to have to come off. Thanks to all who replied. A special thanks to Steve Haygood who took time to call with additional info.
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Speedometer/odometer/fuel econ. VIN: WBAHC1307L
Three of four replies indicated a common problem with the motherboard in the instrument cluster. This is a very expensive part, and since the customer currently has more pressing financial obligations, it is uncertain when or if I will get a chance to complete...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L intemiitent wiper VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Thank you for all of your help on this. Being unable to pull diagnostics from the GEM we, we continued to check all powers and grounds. As far as we could tell, all wiring in and out of GEM was fine. We ordered a wiper motor as the trans was worn out and we co...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SAHY1247XA
Hey All, Thanks for the quick replies that were right on the nose. This one had to have the immobilizer and ecu reprogramed. The post below was the best help. Call this number to find someone with a factory scan tool to do this. Thanks Again! Craig Fro... Trouble codes: P1668 (Immobilizer code).
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD55N0X
a few of you guys were right it was the purge valve staying stuck open.
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Heater flap VIN: YS3EF48E4X
Vehicle is now fixed. I used a repair sleeve I had gotten from saabservices.com We also installed a new stop arm. This repair is a life saver. No need to pull the dash or replace the heater box. It took only about 1 hour to do and it was my first one. We als...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L side air bag VIN: 3VWBC21C4Y
As most of you indicated the major issue with the airbag in the driver's seat on these is that the connector between the main harness and the seat harness was poorly designed and would lose the integrity of the contact. We replaced the seat harness because we ...
1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Clutch VIN: YV1FA8757J
Seemed like half the responses said the clutch fork pivot ball would be worn,which it was,so I replaced that and the clutch fork. But I still wasn't convinced that was the problem because I couldnt duplicate the problem with the worn pivot ball and fork. And I...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1FX8848K
This one was an electrical problem, but not what I thought. When we last talked the only thing I had not replaced was the fuel pump relay as so many of the requests said to do. I replaced it but that fix would have been too easy. Here's what I did. I drove it ...
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