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1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Vacuum Diagram VIN: 0UE1S24416
Hello, Group, We are completing a restoration of this 1974 12 cylinder E Type 4 speed which included and engine overhaul. We are down to the final steps and have not been able to locate a vacuum diagram of the many lines on the engine. We would appreciate it ...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1742R
Customer brought car in on a trailer with a no start/no spark condition. He states that car did the same thing about 6 months ago and he called the nearest dealer and they told him the crankshaft position sensor could be bad so he replaced it. The car would st...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEA30D7J
Dear technicians, this 88 300E, come from onother shop, with a compressor cutting off while driving.It happens once in a while. Once it shot off it will remaine off usally. I have seen it once, when I cicled the key off it come back on, customer states, sometm...
2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito Van 2.2L Fuel pumps VIN: VSA6380942
This should have been a no brainer...just giving the customer an opinion on a coolant leak near the injectors. Removed one injector line to gain a good inspection. Did notice the fuel draining back through the clear plastic lines during this. Made a report on ...
2000 Other European 360 Challang 5.0L Mechanical VIN: ZFFYR51B00
I have just completed a Clutch on a 360 Challange car with Electronic shifter or SMG, F1 Paddles. I have to bleed the hydraulic clutch and do not have a SD scanner to actuate the pump. Is it possible just to jump the hydraulic pump to bleed this system? Has an...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ac comp and spedo VIN: 3VWRA818HT
This thing was appart when I got it . I put the head on and it runs fine.. AC was empty so I put in some dye, found and repaired leak, charged it up and comp. won't run unless I jump it.. Ouestion's, where does the signal that turns on the relay come from ? an...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V81
After replacing pcv valve, oil dipstick funnel, vacuum lines at engine and purge valve, I tried to set readiness codes and code came back.Wondering if there may be a problem with throttle acuator assembly. Anybody seen this kind of problem before? Trouble codes: 17990 (idle adaptation limit reached)

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Driver Dash Vents VIN: WAUBA24B7X
This car went away yesterday. Special thanks to local neighbor Tom Russell of Mark Bender's Harmony Motorworks. He found the viscous clutch on the main cooling fan inop. This prevented the condenser from cooling properly and therefore limited the refer air to ...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Crankshaft Seal VIN: WAUDD28D3X
Well as always, back to basics. The first seal was damaged putting back in, and then the second seal was actually a cam seal, which is 1 mm smaller. Went to the local Audi dealer (these guys are great!) and got a correct OEM seal, refit everything hospital cle...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L high pressure VIN: SAJNX2749T
I recieved a ton of replies to this, most said to check the fans. After checking the fan...we found that it wasn't pulling enough air accross the radiator. We replaced the fan clutch. Pressure came back to normal, vent temps are nice and cold. Thanks to all th...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDBJF65H6X
found three of the tires were 215 55 r 16, the one on the lsft front was a 215 60 r 16. changed the tire to the correct size and the problem went away. thanks to all of you for your help I really appreciate it.
2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78K61
Car is towed to dealer. found crank signal waveform good resistance at high end of resistance (920 ohm). but there was a lot of techs telling me this is a common problem. This part is on national backorder!. Jim said to check out the unused wire for a CD chang...
1990 Sterling 827 SLi 2.7L headlights VIN: SAXXS56HXL
Hi techs. Sorry for the long wait to post this fix.It is done. Thanks to larry [...], thank you for the wiring diagrams, they were most helpful. with your...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H4W
Sorry we have not posted a fix . The customer seems to have 'flaked out' on us and we can't get the car back in to pursue a fix.. We recieved several useful suggestions. The problem seems to be in the power supply to the leak detection pump. I suspect that she... Trouble codes: 17883 (evap. LDP malfunction-no signal).
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1JS8314R
after cleaning the maf , and o2 working but slow compaired to newer cars. we replaced sensor with ntk o2 sensor, seem a little faster crossover than the bosch 02. we returned the car to the customer they have drove now for 2 days say top end has more power, an...
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