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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cam timing VIN: WAUBA24B2X
We bought the necessary alignment tools from Baum prior to taking this car apart. The job seemed to go flawlessly until the test drive. Noticed lack of power right away and check engine light came on. Checked for codes and got P0304 P0305 P0306. Thought timing...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WBAAE540XH
veh came in with a complaint of black exhaust and poor running.road tested veh acted as customer said.found to be running on 5 cyls.narrowed down to #3 cyl.replaced sparkplugs.runs on 6cyl still running very rich.checked fuel pressure 35lbs idle 40lbs with reg...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L auxilliary fan VIN: WBAGF6329S
Hello All, I have no power to the aux.fan on this BMW. Has power to one wire on the connector (smaller wire blue/red tracer). if i power the fan wire the fan works fine. dme is activating the compressor. Not sure if this fan has high & low relay's alldata is ...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L A/C Quality
This Car is really weird. The A/c Will Work Fine When Its Below Lets say 85 degrees F Outside temperature. Anything above that it blows straight hot air but only out of the right side. The Left Side Continues To blow Cold Air. I drove this Home For the custome...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Steering VIN: SALJY124XT
Greetings fellow techs, This disco has been in 3 times for the same problem which eludes me. The problem is intermittent and very hard to duplicate.Every so often,at about 70 mph,should you hit a pothole or even a small indentation in the road surface the st...
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE C 2.8L front subframe VIN: 1110251200
we have a nice old 280 se convertible. when we have it up in the air the subframe drops down more than most cars. when we have it running up in the air the fan shroud interferes with the fan? is this normal? or do we need to reblace front subframe mounts? than...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L instrument panel
Hello to all. I have, what I believe to be a security system problem. After removing the servo latch cover to check a hyd. leak, I started the car to pull it outside to wait for approval. Upon starting it, I noticed the battery and door lights were flashing, o...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignition Switch VIN: WDBJF65HXX
Thanks in advance, We are doing our first Igntion switch replacement on the Mercedes, just to be sure there are no errors, we were hoping someone has done the green key programming and could share a little information on the proper procedure. Our Mitchell is n...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L sir VIN: WP1ABZ9P44
Hello, Technicians: Is there anyone knows how to reset Oil Service Reminder on 2004 Porsche Cayenne. When keyon it appears on instrument. Thank you!
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3EF48Z9X
Vehicle came in with customer complaining of stalling out randomly. We experienced this as well. The car will die and restart without problem. Also seems like it has a loss of power as well. We performed a fuel pressure test and the pressure was satisfactory a... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWTD81H9S
Since the engine was replaced at another shop, this VR6 has a serious stumble/hesitation/flat spot when cold, or on warm restart after sitting for a short time. Stalls until fully warmed up. No codes, temp sensor readings seem to be consistent with engine temp...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
This car came in on the hook, quit while driving and did not restart. Found diesel fuel injection pump was bad and replaced. After replacing the pump car was very hard to start, next replaced fuel filter still no start. After spending some time found that if I...
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Timing VIN: YV1KS9506R
I recieved this Volvo with the timing componets in boxes. It had been disassembled by a shop who did not know how to work on it. My problem is the timing marks on the cam gears are missing. I even ordered a new set of gears from Volvo and they also had no timi...

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1987 BMW 535i 3.5L ac blower VIN: WBADC7408H
i would like to thank all of the help i have recieved for this problem. the problem ended up being a mickey mouse fix from another repair shop. we found out someone bridge the fan relay so when when we turned off the fan unit the blower ran full power.
1979 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L ign. switch VIN: XXX0152083
I learned that the earlier switches will fit although I just recieved authorization Friday to go ahead with the fix so I have not yet recieved the new switch. The only difference is the earlier switch does not have the harness soldered to it with an 8 or 10 in...
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L Accessories VIN: SAJMY1741L
Thanks to who replied, very much appreciated. However I am closing this one as unsolved. The customer did not want to spend the money to repair the power locks. Again thanks to all you very helpful guys.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start, Location VIN: WDBBA4BD2G
Thanks very much to everyone that replied. I received 9 replies; most told me to keep looking behind the glove box. I looked there again this morning and immediately realized I had misread the part number on one relay. That one relay turned out to be the fuel ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L speedometer, gauges VIN: WDBBA4800H
I'd like to thank all six of the guys who responded. All six were right. The fix was the circuit board behind the cluster was burned. We soldered the damage and all is operating correctly now. Again, thank you.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L abs VIN: WDBFA61E7P
Many thanks for the replies and suggestions. Most suggested a wheel speed sensor failure, which was quite close to the actual problem. It was not so much the sensor that was the fault as it was the data cable connecting the rear wheel speed sensors to the ABS ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L auto trassmision VIN: WDBGA51G8W
Our Benz is fixed, the problem was rather simple it need it, good clearing codes with appropriate tool (scanner) which at the time I did not have and attempted by just disconnecting battery. Although, the light went off the car was still in the limb mode. I wo...
1979 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L cyl.head VIN: GHN5UL4955
I found that there heads that will work readily available in Australia, although that is not the case in the U.S. Two replies had used heads. One said his machine shop could repair my customers head & I'm sure there are machine shops that can do that. However,...
1981 Other European corniche .0L wiring VIN: DRX5071600
thank for trying for me. i had to call bentley for and air pump and mentioned about the a/c. the gentleman gave me the diagram that i needed. i found the clutch/blower relay burned up. it located on the pass. firewall, it was pretty obvious. thanks again
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Vent temp VIN: 3VWFA31H5S
We finally got cold air(42 degres)out of this VW, by changing the A/C condenser and using a new compressor instead of the reman. It still does not seem logical, after we installed the new condenser we still had no cold air (60 degrees) about the same as before...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: WVWMD63B2X
Thanks to all who replied to my post. I replaced the ABS controll unit, and the problem is solved. This control unit is bolted to the hydraulic unit. I also found that VW now offers a repair kit for their ABS controllers (part # 8E0 998 375) because of the hig...
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