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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
We had this A6 come in with a seized camshaft and plugged up oil pickup tube. We replaced both cylinder heads, and since we had to remove the rod bearings for inspection anyway, replaced the rod bearings even though they showed no signs of oil starvation. New ...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L pressure control solenoid? VIN: WBACA42050
this is from another shop & we are all working together to solve it. Intermittently this will go into failsafe & take off in 2nd or 3rd gear(pretty sure its 3rd). when this happens it does not shift, stays in 3rd & the transmission light comes on. Scanning the...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L ck engine light VIN: WBAAM5333X
Customer was having problem with turn signal switch. After determining the switch was bad we replaced with new switch purchased from BMW dealer. The battery also tested bad & we replaced. Ck eng.light is on & we have multi codes but car is running fine.trans o...
1969 Jaguar E-TYPE 4.2L subframe VIN: 1R10125XXX
Hi, I have a burn victim. There was a fuel related fire under the hood. All wiring, hoses, plastic, etc. was damaged. The vehicle was previously in very good shape. The question of the day is do we have to replace the front subframe due to the exposure to hea...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L abs module VIN: SAJMX1343R
Good morning, This car came in with abs light and brake light on. Checked accumulator and it was flat. Replaced accumulator.Fired car up,lights went out. Drove car 2 miles,lights came on, no brake assist. Pump was not running. Replaced main and pump relay. Wo...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Drivers door VIN: SAJHX1245W
Hi Guys. I have this XJ8 & the drivers door will not open from inside, outside or with the remote. The other doors function with the key & the remote. The drivers door appears to be jammed in the locked position. If I pull up on the inside lock button it is u...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Brake lights VIN: SAJAX1248W
Hi Guys..got a strange one here. The brake lights will stay on constant with key on..We have disconnected the brake light switch and the lights still stay on. Customer is also complaining of the trunk open light staying on even thought the trunk is closed and ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L inop VIN: 1140731210
Looking for some input from some vintage mb guys, I have this 280C and the customer said the odometer quit, test drive verified no odometer, speedo works fine, I reset the trip odometer and the odometer worked for a couple of miles and then quit again, so I lo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Surge, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
We cannot duplicate the problem with this ml320. The customer came in stating it would intermittently stall and restart after a brief cooling off. We could not duplicate the problem then so we replaced the problematic crank sensor. Well he has driven 500 miles...
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L roof release VIN: WPOAA295XJ
Hello Porsche guys! This car came in with a stripped sunroof cable. The cable was replaced and roof works. the problem is the roof release is inop. I tried to adjust the microswitches, could not get the motor to run after the roof closed. I found in Mitchell t...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L no start VIN: YS3DF78N1T
I have this beast came in for intermitten stalling & hesitation problem from a used car dealer. I check the Coil cassette - ok, Timing chain marks (signs of recent work)- ok. Hook up fuel pressure gauge and duplicate problem, pressure fine. Customer pick up ca...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L OBDII Readiness VIN: YS3EF48EXX
We can not get get the OBDII Readiness Monitor "Fuels Sys" to go to "Ready". We have cleared the readiness codes a second time and started from scratch. We have driven this monster 300 miles and no luck. We do not know if we are using the correct drive cycle f...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
This 1999 Jetta idles rough, shows misfire codes on #1 & #4 cylinders. Engine load shows 46% at idle but when part throttle is applied drops to 21% engine clears up and runs good over 3500 RPM. Spark ok, Compression ok, fuel pressure ok plugs not fouled. Has h... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16688 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
vehicle came into my shop overheating. we pressure tested cooling system and found no leaks. added water to system and within 5 minutes, vehicle was registering 255 degrees on my snap on scanner. top radiator was hot but bottom hos was cool. my first thought w...

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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Starting Circuit VIN: WBAEG2313M
Thanks to the 3 replies for idea's. It's fixed and the mystery is solved. The problem was that there was an old passive anti theft device wired in very stealthly above the steering column that cut power to the ignition circuits (green wire) from the switch. Wh...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L abs VIN: WBACB432XS
after i checked all harness no broken wire or short i decided to get another ABS hydraulic unit and finally problem is solved the abs unit i got is bad thanks all
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C3Y
Its fixed and gone! It finally got to a point to where every 20 seconds the check engine light would flash and give me all 8 cylinder misfire codes. You could clear it, and 20 seconds later, right back on. It would do this all day, but the engine ran perfect. ... Trouble codes: P1000 (cant find), P1316 (cant find), P0300 (random misfire), 0108.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L instrument cluster VIN: WDBCA35DXJ
Hi Guys...Thanks to all that responded..The radio shop did end up shorting out the cluster. Very hard to see the burn on the board but I was able to solder some phone type wire onto the board and presto the lights worked. Again thanks to everyone Dan [...]
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Unknown VIN: WPOAA2998Y
This one goes to Jeff [...]. This customer never did the sparkplugs, they were worn and hand tight, having some blow buy and making air noise. I installed new plugs and problem went away. Thanks guys.
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55H7Y
Short story: After repeaded testing of all components I disassembleb & cleaned the vent valve and piping of dust & dirt and its been OK for 3 weeks. Read on for details that may help you with a similar car. Long story:I had repeadedly pressure tested this sy... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large EVAP leak detected).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cmp sensor VIN: 3VWXA81H5V
Well, thanks to all the quick responses, this VW will be going home tomorrow. Within hours of posting our problem, i started receving responses. The responses were that the timing was off and i should use a good quality timing belt. I was instructed by many to...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L power window/ VIN: 3VWDC21V9Y
we found many melted and fried wires behind fuse box located drivers side lower dash area, needs complete new harness.
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