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1997 Audi A4 2.8L timing belt VIN: WAUEA88D8V
This car is due for a timing belt we ordered the tools for the job to hold the cams & the crank ( do we need the puller ). All Data says I need to remove the cam gears to change the belt. I dont understand way. I could understand removing the cam gears if I fi...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ632XS
This BMW 325i was towed in as a no start {died driving} Car hasd spark and would start with carb cleaner sprayed in intake.I found a faulty dme relay not turning on fuel pump and replaced. The car now has fuel pressure but still will not run with adding fuel. ...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Trionic (Fuel & Spark) VIN: YS3DF5BN7V
Hello SAAB techs - This 97 900 Turbo w/automatic came in with a reported intermittent no-crank: starter motor not responding to the key. No solenoid clicks from the engine compartment. Rowing the automatic shift lever between Park and Neutral made no differenc...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cuts out
Hi VW techs, have this Passat in shop for cuts-out.Occurs mostly under acceleration.It looks like misfire on more than one cylinder (this is Euro version so NOT OBD II comp.)I am not familiar with these V6 engines so I would like to know if there are any commo...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starter
Hello VW techs This knowledgeable customer states that the TDi (standard trans) would not crank. There was no sound when he turned the key. He push -started the car and drove to our shop. The car would not crank when he arrived. I tested for power at the #...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L starter VIN: WBACB3322R
This one is fixed,turned out to be the drivers door electric lock actuator had been removed when the owner tried to repair his own central locking fault. I had no input from the customer as to what he had done during this attempted repair,I finally found out f...
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1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: SALJY124XR
I connected distributor from other Rover and turned by hand- in result- stronger spark and with each reluctor tooth passing the coil tip with slow shaft movement.Swapped distributors, the car run fine, no stalling. We adjusted again pickup air gap (remeber it ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition lock clyinder VIN: WDBJF55F8V
recieved helpful replies ranging from hammer and chisel, to getting a partial turn on lock cylinder to remove, lubing and trying to turn key, trying a different key. we spent a couple of hours trying , cust did no want to use the hammer and chisel option. vehi...
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1969 Volkswagen Beetle 1600CC At Bell Housing VIN: 0119976855
Hey Fellow Techs, This isn't necessarily a fix, as I was just looking for information. But I do have some of that. If you want to look over the replies, many mentioned that they felt a vendor, or friend of a friend, still had some piece of a part, some whe...
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