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1997 Audi A4 1.8L low oil pressure VIN: WAUBB88D1V
vehicle has now returned appx 1300 miles later with engine oil light coming on at 2000 rpm or while going down hill and slightly accelerating, confimed light coming on, replaced oil pressure sensor, no change, engine is slightly noisey at top end. is there som...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil leak VIN: TRUWT28N91
hello, we have this audi tt came in a mont ago with a broken timing belt. sent the head out for a valve job, pressure test and mill. the machine shop took .004 off the head when milling it ( not with a belt sander). we have put this together twice and it leaks...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322V
greetings to all the great european techs out there. the problem we are having with this little peach is that only once a day the car will have an extended crank time,mostly in the morning. i have searched all thru the archives and cant see anything relevent. ... Trouble codes: P0134 (no o2 sensor activity), P0170 (fuel trim malfunction), P0440 (evap system problem)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L brake lining warning VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Hi guys, maybe you can shed some light here. About a month ago my customer came in needing brake pads. The brake lining message was displayed on the instrument cluster. and the front wear sensor was worn through. New pads and new sensors were installed front a...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: WBAFA52070
Hi bmw techs, the one here has a weird porblem , the radio would not change from tape to cd, it would change from radio to tape . The changer would read all the cd's when the the magazine is in , but the radio won't detect the changer can any of you guys help....
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SAJNX274SC
we are a mercedes repair shop customer brought in the jag with a repair cd the car cuts out and sputters and dies sometimes wont start we couldnt get the symptons to occur we noticed oil on out side of plugs replaced valve cover gskt and plugs fuel filter was ...
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280sl 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1130441200
hi felow tech.this car come in with engine miss on cruise. i did a major tune up.replace fuel pump.clean tank strainer .when engine is cold car runs perfect.as soon as engine warm up it start to hesitate.manully i activate cold start valve .engine smooth right...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roof VIN: WDB1290672
The vehicle came to us through the used vehicle network and went to the trimmers for a roof cover job. They could not get the thing open so we discovered quite a few problems. Broken cables in the lining: Replaced. We still had no joy and linked up to our scan...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F4V
Car came in for noise under left valve cover.Found oiler tubes leaking out of ends and replaced all on left side.Ticking gone ,every body is happy,NOT! Came back with MIL lamp on , p0170,p0173.Checked designated components and every thing seemed normal except ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1VWDB0172H
This came to us as a theft recovery. Replaced lock cylinder and ignition switch to get vehicle started. Problem now, is that when accelereating from a stop the engine jerks violently when releasing the clutch in first and second gear (works great in third gear...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWSK29M81
***Any help is appreciated*** The client returned the vehicle with only an additional 13 miles on it since maf replacement. Started engine for road test, all systems normal at this time. Parked vehicle and tried later after car had been sitting in the sun all ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean), P0102 (MAF sensor voltage too low)
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Electronic Climate Control VIN: YV1LS5506P
After installing control head and repairing temp sensor harness the blower functions and the mode doors are switching, but only in manual mode.There aren't any climate control codes or engine management codes.I have tested the pin voltages at control head and ...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L all gauges
Hi Gents, I reset the service light on the dash cluster. The dash worked o.k. The customer came back and said he has no gauges no speedo, tacho temp fuel. On the bottom in the lcd display it show [...]. What does this mean? The service light did ...

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1977 BMW 320i 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 0005431699
Following is a summary of the 15 suggested fixes: 1. Check fuel pressures (system, control & rest). 2. Check plastic fuel lines. 3. Check fuel lines, ignition timing, valve timing. 4. Clean the W.U.R. (including inlet screen). 5. Adjust fuel mixture (3mm all...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L vacuum canister VIN: SAJNY5844K
Thanks for all the help guys, a number of you knew about the tee behind the radio. Pulled radio and sure enough found a broken tee. Also found out that the reservoir sits in the left front fender well. Climate control operation is back to normal. Thanks again,...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SALJY1243V
Thanks to Jason We found an intermittent shorted cell in battery..Only Had 7 volts when stalled and cranked over like battery was good but noticed noid light dim when flashing.Lab scope showed the low voltage on inj. waveform. That low voltage was easily trace...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L air suspension VIN: SALTY1248X
The vehicle is repaired. Found out why the customer was so ADAMANT for an OE type repair. If I had come up with the proper malady, the extended warranty provier 'MIGHT' have paid. Unfortunately bags, compressor and control circuits are not covered (snicker, sn...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L heater controls VIN: 108.18-12-
The heater controls are removed as instructed with one exception. It was not necessary to remove the instrument cluster. All the cables are in good shape, a little lube and they will be fine. The real binding is a combination of the controls themselves, the he...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA451BB
Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. Today I won the war; the following problems were found and corrected. First, the little filter inside the fitting on top of the control pressure regulator was clogged badly. I removed the filter and my control ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA39E9K
problem was overvoltge protection relay thank you for evry one
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L A/C Clutch VIN: WDBGA76E7S
I couldn't find the refrigerant temp sensor. It wasn't on the receiver/drier (only switch was 3 wire pressure switch). The schematic didn't show a refrigerant temp sensor. I inspected all the harness at the compressor and nobreaks or shorts. I monitored the cl...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWA81H6TM
Thanks to all who responded. It turns out that it did have a faulty ignition switch and a bad starter. The customer had replaced starter himself, and it turns out was bad too.
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5586W
thanks for the valuable info finally smoke tested intake system and found blown hose atr the intake beneath the thermostat housing all problems corrected thanks david [...] auto works Trouble codes: P0172.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L door locks VIN: YV1SW53D41
Thanks to all who responded, Sorry that it took so long to close this, the customer lives in a diffrent town, so it was hard to get them back here. George, you hit the nail on the head...unpluged the fuse and that seems to have fixed it for now. The customer m...
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