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1991 Audi 90 2.3L Ignition lock VIN: WAUGC58A8M
A wrecker delivered this car to our shop and the key will not turn the ignition lock, tried different key etc. won't turn. I beleive a tumbler is broken in the lock cylinder. As a result the steering wheel won't turn and the trans is in park. Aldata describes ...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on
After I stuck the motor back in this thing and ran it at idle and 2500 rpm all went well. When I checked cam sesors in Actual Values channel 93 the reading was 0.00 kw on both sensors. When I went to Basic Settings ch.94 and ran test of the cam adjuster system... Trouble codes: P0246, P0300
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Evap Canister VIN: JHMAH7327G
Can anyone help with the evap canister location on a 1995 BMW 325i I looked where the emissions label says it is and cant see it Is it located behind the fender well where it isnt visible without removing the inner fender liner thanks for the help
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Cuts out VIN: SAJJNACC8C
I have done enough to become convinced that I have an ECU problem as the fuel system fails to deliver fuel within 1 minute or less of starting the car. The cutting out seems to be fuel as it happens in a way that mimics the loss of fuel pressure, that is gradu...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6243W
Hello all I have a jag. vanden plas in the shop it wont start, the fuel pump has shorted blowing the fuse. The question I have is how do u remove the fuel lines to pull the tank out of the trunk? Mitchell says to remove from the lines from the bottom of the ca...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L AC performance VIN: 1070441201
Fellas, I'm beginning to believe I won't be able to get this SL to make good cold air. I've tried two compressors(new not reman.), two expansion valves, blocked off heater circuit, checked to make sure I'm getting recirculated air and made sure the blend flap ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBCB20A0D
We just removed the transmission and replaced the front pump seal and o-rings. The complaint was delayed engagement, because the fluid was so low and leaking so much we added fluid and drove it and at the time it seemed to engage and shift ok but after assembl...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA35E9M
Hello. This car cuts out an acceleration. Almost immediately. Restarts also immediately. Unable to duplicate on the lift or on the ground with the transmission in gear. Thank you. Jerry
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBCA57E3N
hello, I have asked for help with this one before. The problem was worse and not just intermittent before we replaced most all vacuum hoses. We also checked inside throttle actuators for corrosion, and it fixed the high end cut out after this work. Now we woul...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air volume VIN: WDBJF65H7X
i have this e320 that blows cold trough the passenger side vents and luke warm through the drivers side. when one side temp control is at lo the blower dosent have much volume through cneter vents. we cant seem to pinpoint whats going happenen here. wanna blam...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L a/c blowers VIN: WP0CB2964M
Thnaks in advance for any response. We have this real clean and well maintained 91 911 cabrio. We replaced a bad blower motor about 6 months ago. A few weeks ago both of the blowers stopped. They are getting power. If we give them ground they work fine and dra...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L clutch VIN: YS3DM352R2
Customer came in complaining that the clutch didn't feel right, clutch cable had been replaced 6 months ago, test drove and clutch felr weak. I pulled the trans and cluch had alot of wear so the clutch assy and a new cable were replaced. now customer says clut...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L crankshaft VIN: YS3DF58K5Y
Hi guys. we have replaced the crank case vent hose to correct the obvious oil leak,so now it pours oil from the rear main seal,after pulling the trans and the seal we find a nice size groove in the crank. does any body know if there is a wear sleeve available ...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Vent temp VIN: 3VWFA31H5S
Our customer came in with a gradual loss of cooling, guage pressure readings of 160 over 50 with 120 psi static pressure and 65 degrees...we assumed a weak compressor, we installed reman compressor,drier, oem expansion valve and flushed the a/c do...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSF9MXYM
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSA29M8Y
Cooling fans only run on high intermittantly. When they don't run on high of coarse the a/c is not cold. A/C is fine when fans work. Alldata says cooling fan module is in the left front. Not much info to go on. Thanks for any help.
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1FX8843K
Hey all you volvo techs out there, i have got this 740 sucker that won't start when it is hot.i have vertually checked everything that I can think of, replaced the MAF, swap the ING. amplifier witha known good working one, thought it was the coil it is ok. the...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1JS8314R
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5646W
vehicle came in for misfire, scaned car and found misfire codes and multiple misfire code, replaced cap,rotor,plugs,wires and still car has rough idle and vibration through exhaust Trouble codes: 304 (misfire cyl 4), 305 (misfire cyl 5)
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, lack of power
This car is fixed. this is for repair database. Came in for emissions test. Had MIL light on and customer did complain of lack of power. Checking it out, found the code was system lean code. only access was OBD II generic scanner. Had ltftrim of 24% (thats hig... Trouble codes: P1171

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1994 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZARBB32N8R
It seems the Motronic system is sensitive to a properly running o2 sensor. When we checked ours it it was alittle lazy, recommended it to the customer but he declined. Thank you for the replies, although few, both were very helpful. Trouble codes: 1224.
2000 Audi A4 1.8L PCM power supply VIN: WAUDC68D1Y
Unfortunately time forces me to close this request. This customer has been VERY patient. As with most shops, daily work takes most of our time. This car has sat for the last two weeks without us even taking a further look. I have tried to trace back the PCM po...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68D31
Good afternoon. The repair on this S4 came from Rob. It was the diaphrams in the turbo recirc valves not holding vacuum. To quote Rob' ) Kurt, If you run the short test for secondary air does it pass? If it does and the faults come back after a few days, what ... Trouble codes: 17819 (Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 2), 17831 (Secondary Air System Low Flow bank 1).
1991 BMW 520i 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
We spent many frustrating hours on this car without success. We have fixed many BMW and Mercedes driveability problem in the last five years, this one is definitely the toughest one to deal with. We have done all the basic and all the suggestion that we receiv... Trouble codes: 3 (injector cylinder 1).
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, CRUISE INOP. VIN: SAJHX1240W
after recieving three identical replies to replace the brake switch i did so. each time i tested the old brake lamp switch it checked out good. the switch must have been acting up on the road while my testing was done sitting still in the bay. thank you for yo...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY124XS
Sorry everyone about how i handled this information for you. Several people contacted me with great suggestions, and remarkably none told me to get out of the business? :) This car had intermitent no start but would crank. had fuel pump loosing pressure and af...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY124XX
Thanks to all who replied. After tested the system again with the block dye test and hydrocarbon test we still do not have any conclusive evidence of a bad head or gasket. The concensus is that the liners moved and are causing the overheating by using coolant....
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA61E6M
Thank you for the replies and sorry for the late post but we wanted to make sure the car was still running cold. We were informed about the MAS relay on the passenger side of the firewall. It is a combination relay for several components in the vehicle. We hav...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E11
Thanks to all who replied, We were unable to fix this vehicle, however we did receive several good replies. One reply said to check crank position sensor and reset flywheel adaptation. A few said to check exhaust back pressure. One reply stated there may be fl... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (cyl [...]), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Tail light/rear VIN: WDBRF61J21
Hello everyone, this is a fix: All of five replies pointed to same issues. Very acurate. This was my first C240. The assembly in tail light had aftermarket bulbs an d bad contacts due to heat. The advice was to clean contacts and replace with correct bulbs and...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L airbag control module VIN: 9BWGT21J51
Hello and sorry for the delay, but this one turned out to be quite a runaround. First of all, thanks to everyone for all the helpful info on the correct coding. It turns out that I had the correct coding all along...The problem was a software issue with my Sna...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Air Conditioning VIN: YV1LS5557T
We bypassed the compresser switch, which appears to have fixed the A/C, but we are still unsure about the module.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L transmission VIN: YV11S56D4X
wanted to thank everyone who donated their time on answering my request on the volvo. i got another tcm and tried it. still had the up arrow flashing and check engine lite but the codes changed from p0605 to p0602. i have put it to the side for now but will co...
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