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1990 Audi 80 2.0L Hesitation, Spark Knock VIN: WAUEA58A1L
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. We then replaced the fuel pump and fuel tank. Vehicle started and then noticed a blown headgasket. We replaced the headgasket and sent out the cylinder head for cracks. Then the test was okay. Upon cold start, the veh...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAGJ8327W
hi there,i want to know if anyone has had a similar results with 7 series bmw's...this is the third bmw with more or less the same milage failing for nox..
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA41C1Y
This car came in with a MIL light on; ot had the P0455 evap large leak code. We smoked the system and a plastic line into the intake was leaking. We installed a fitting and reinstalled the line. Now, about two weeks later, this code has reset. We have not as o... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak)
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L lockup converter VIN: 1140601210
vehicle came into my shop with a locked engine. we installed a used engine, engine runs fine. Every time we put transmission in R or D engine died. I don't think this transmission have a lock converter. But it behaves like that. I am not very familiar with thi...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shuting off VIN: 1151141202
Hoping someone can help with this one.We have a 1975 Mercedes Benz 300d-Starts and runs fine but will not shut off.Turn the key off and it keeps on running.Under the hood is a lever marked stop-pushing it will shut the engine off.Looks like there is some linka...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L No Start VIN: WDB1260451
car is no start.has no on mitchel is very limited for testing.i verifyed that coil and crank sensor are ok with vantage test.dist has pickup in it and it ohmed at 1.04 kohm.any help would be appreciated.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L A/C Clutch VIN: WDBGA76E7S
After Replacing a deteriorating engine wiring harness, the auxiliary fans were running at high speed continuously & the A/c clutch would not engage. All other functions of the climate control performed normally. The scanner could not comunicate with the contro...
1989 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Timing Belt VIN: WP0JB0926K
Greetings, Car came in with "toothed belt" warning light coming on at times. Obtained tool to check belt tension and determined belt was on the loose side, had over 40K miles since last replacement. With the assistance of a specialty shop on the West Coast, we...
1997 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Poor cold start VIN: YS3CF68M4V
For the past 6 months or so, this car has exibited extended crank time, rough idle on startup, and blowing a puff of smoke as if flooded. This happens only on the first cold start of the day in my experience, but customer states it does happen occasionally whe...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3EF58EXX
Customer originally complained of surging at intermittent times, both at idle and at highway speeds. Test drove and scanned for dtc's. Could not duplicate the conditioin. P0132 was stored. Customer took the vehicle to Saab and was told they could not duplicate... Trouble codes: P0132 (Manufacturers Controlled Emissions)
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L not sure VIN: YV1LS5340W
This car makes a rubbing noise taking off sometimes in first gear. If you give it just the right amount of throttle it will make noise. if you take off slow it is quiet, sometimes no noise at all. I am wondering if any one has run into this problem. I want to ...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILZ5649W
Hello to all. We have in our shop a 1998 Volvo V70 XC. Intermittantly for about two months the check engine light has been coming on with a P0107 code or EFI-422 for those using the volvo scan tool. This code appears very intermittantly. Sometimes it will come... Trouble codes: P0107 (Atmospheric pressure sensor signal low)
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L SRS lamp on VIN: YV1TS97DXX
I would appreciate any additional information on SRS codes 00D0 and 00D1 - we have replaced both front seat belt buckles and codes returned in 3 weeks - We have Baum CS2000 scan tool with the volvo multiplexer and special cable so can get and clear codes - obv...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L over heating VIN: C28N8Y1024
customer took the car to dealer and did a head job.and correct the over heating.
2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L inop cooling fans VIN: SAJJA42B8Y
Hello group, First, thanks and appreciation to those who replied. The cooling fans were one of the problems for this cooling system issue. Once finding the cooling fan module (thanks Jeffrey) which is located under the front bumper, behind the drivers side f...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Windows, sunroof VIN: WDBEA34E2S
I'm really sorry for wasting everyone's time who replied to the original post. Fuse #2 was not the short in question, but it was in fact (after a good night's sleep) Fuse #1. My confusion came from the fact that fuse #1 is actually the second fuse across in th...
2002 Mini COOPER 1.6L cooling fan VIN: WMWRC33482
Thank's to all who offered help with this problem. We raised the vehicle immediatly after getting your suggestions, and the problem was the seized p/s cooling fan. We installed another fan from BMW, and this corrected the problem. We had a diognostic problem w...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L crankshaft gear bolt VIN: 3VWRC81H8S
First of all thank you all for taking the time to reply, and specail thanks to Rick from Iowa who wrote. 'I have run into this same condition. As it just so happens, I knowingly purchased the car with the problem. I followed the same steps you did and had th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M02
It turned out to be a vacuum hose that collapsed and had a small crack in it. I had to remove a few brackets and lines to get a good look under the manifold. the 3/8 hose was connected to the bottom center of intake. Thanks for all the help, chuck Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1TS97D5X
My thanks to Pat, Mark and especially Nigel. It turns out the Vadis cart at the dealer was faulty. They were instructed only to use the new Vida program, and evidently had either a hardware malfunction, or a problem with Vida. They were finally able to program... Trouble codes: ECM43, ECM95.
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