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1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: ZARBAA6693
Car drove 250 mi. pulled off the freeway and stalled at stop sign.Was towed to shop. Cranks fine, no spark. Chk cam and acessory shaft timing - good, check for switching at coil neg - none. 12V at coil pos KOEO and cranking. At Hall Sensor 12v at terminal '0',...
1990 Audi 100 2.3L turn signels VIN: WAUBC5441L
Greetings technicians-mostley Audi techs. I am working on 1990 audi 100 that has a very strange problem with the turn signels. with the headlites off, everything appears normal.once headlamps or park lamps are turned on, the turn signel indicaters flash with l...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L srs VIN: WBAGK232XW
our generic tool showed code 1 bad control unit. our research showed 2 control units one for front & one for side air bags. any ideas how to tell which is bad without bmw scan tool? also our description of location of modules is fuzzy to say the least. can any...
1979 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.2L No Start VIN: JAVLN49C10
This car is not, as I mis-stated in the veh info., a 1979 car, but is a 1976 car with carburetors. I spent a very frustrating 20 minutes or so trying to find a way to post the correct vin for this car as read from both the door tag and the metal id tag under t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L front suspension VIN: WDBFA76E9S
Hello group. This vehicle has hydraulic suspension (ADSI) all around. The car came in a few months back with a very ridgid ride caused by bad hydraulic accumulators. We replaced them and that solved that problem. Now when the vehicle sits, some times the front...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ78J71
This car has been around. M-B is through with it. First time I saw it the codes were misfire for cylinders 10, 11, and 12. I reset MIL and drove it for three days (and $100.00 in premium gas). Ran great. Customer picked it up and went on a 50 mile trip. Check ... Trouble codes: 2017 (Fuel trim triple...), 2086 (Oxygen sensor 1 aging), 2013 (20aa -), 20AA
1963 Other European DB4 3.5L Mechanical VIN: DB41124RRR
Does anyone know the oil capacity for this model?
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Noise in gear VIN: WPOAA2992V
Journeymen, even though we are a Porsche only shop our client base is nearly all early cars and sports racers. So we don't see a lot of tiptronics. This one knocks in everything but neutral when cold. It does it in neutral too warmed up. From a distance it so...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB29841
Car came in with codes p 410 and p1411 replaced check valve, antishut off valveThis model, they are one unit not 2 separate units like the early boxsters, and the electronic switch over valve. I replaced all the intake manifold gaskets, I have checked the air ... Trouble codes: 0410 (Secondary air), 1411
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L crankshaft gear bolt VIN: 3VWRC81H8S
First of all thanks in advance for your replies. We first saw this car about 2,000 miles ago, it came in for oil seal and timing belt replacement. (it was just leaking oil, and crank seal was not replaced at this time.) After replacement the car went about 2 w...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L ac VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
but you cant turn the ac off. the push button has no effect, it keeps running.has any one else had this problem??
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Airbag VIN: 3VWSE69M62
Unable to erase airbag code 00532. What voltage is the airbag module looking for in pin # 26 and 51 on the 75 pin connector at the module. And can you tell me where the 109 ground is. The owner said the airbag light was not on before the crash. Thank you
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L odometer VIN: YV1LS564XV
hello techs vehicle came in with odometer not working. speedometer works. customewr chose used instrument cluster--replaced with speedometer head--speedometer still works, odometer does not!! when checked with scan tool, vehicle speed matches speedometer. coul...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5586W
hi techs mil light on code po172b-system too rich-bank1 but system is in bank2. have checked iatn archives. have replaced vac hoses to brake booster and purge valve. no vac leaks detected. no other indications of vechhicle running rich. b1/upstream o2 sensor f... Trouble codes: P172

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D8W
thanks to all who took the time to respond,some said possibly coil pack-we took one off of a different car-no changewe did do a compression test and a leak down test,this did not reveal anything-i knew this had to be somekind of mechanical problem,but had no w... Trouble codes: P0305.
2000 Audi S4 2.7L air bags VIN: WAUDD68DXY
thanks all of the guys who had offered help. i had replaced air bag computer and had it recoded---everything is fine now!!
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Sorry it took so long, this one ended up needing an EGS Module. I appreciate all of the responses, most of which said to try a key, I couldnt get that lucky. Anyways, with the EGS Module it starts everytime. I believe my BMW days are over. Thanks for all the h...
1994 Jaguar vanden plas 4.0L harsh shifts VIN: SAJKX1749R
alfiero,you were on the money.i toggled the sport switch about ten times then reset trans module by pulling fuse car did not act up again.thanks for the help,it was a big time saver!i have to order the switch this week to be safe,but it is working great.custom...
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX1748S
Thanks to all who responded. As it turns out we ended up throwing scanner info out the window on this on and fixed the PO420/430 codes with new convertors. Stills shows high fuel trim and bad sensor readings but the monitors are happy and the light is out! Car... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P0138.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Steering coluum VIN: SAJHF1041X
Thanks for your quick responces, most were spot on, that the small cable(it appears like and old style speedo cable contruction-those brits must have some old xke speedo cables not used up!!)The dealer network in Canada call the part the 'reach motor'. The job...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L ignition lock cylider VIN: WDBEA30D1G
Thank you all for the responses. I took them all into consideration. I tried to lube and work free to no avail. After studying the new lock cylinder and the design of the column, I decided to grind off the black ignition lock sleeve. While doing this the face ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Alternator VIN: 3VWTE81H3S
Most replies suggested changing the alt again. We did that and it charged correctly after. Another faulty rebuilt alternator cost us an additional 1/2 days work for free. We would have done that in the first place but on the V6 it's a pain. Thanks again to eve...
1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8850K
Thanks to all that replied. After checking for vacuum leaks, bad grounds I looked further into mass air flow as suggested. Replace the maf and car runs better, passed second smog test better results and no mil. The suggestion of checking maf signal should be a... Trouble codes: 232 (unknown mitchell says lambda correction).
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Trip odometer, odometer VIN: YV1TS90D1X
After disconnecting the battery and touching the negative lead to the positive post on the battery the odometer still did not illuminate.We pulled out the instrument cluster which was acually very simple to get out.The bulb that lights the odometer was burnt o...
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