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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cyl. heads VIN: SAJNV4842K
This vehicle has come in for a valve job. It has been my unfortunate experience that all the Jag heads I have had to pull after so long a time are essentially glued to their blocks due mainly to the growth of oxide between the studs in the block, which are ste...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAFHX1742S
Loud squealing noise from engine, sounds like a slipping belt. A/C idler and serpentine belts were very worn. Noise only for first 2-3 minutes cold. New water pump, belts, A/C idler pulley. Unpluged secondary air pump motor and no change. Removed A/C belt no c...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCB20A5C
Hi, I have an 82 300SD that shut down on the highway. I have no experience with diesel. What I do know...I have fuel at the main filter, no sign of air bubbles. I have fuel going to the injectors with the line open. I suspect low pressure. The car did start wi...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Hard start in mornin VIN: WDBBA48D9H
Hello Mercedes Technicians! I am not at all famaliar with the fuel delievery system on these cars. This is a very good customer of ours, so I am trying to fix this problem for them because of their loyalty and trust. A little background first, customer stated ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: WDBHA29G3X
Car had intermittend hard downshift just before comming to a stop, and hard shift mostly the first few stops and starts after being parked. Dealer replaced map sensor at 33 000 miles with some improvement. Same problem at 45 000 miles and same dealer determine...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L esp,bas VIN: WDBRN47J82
Hello group,This C230 came in with the ESP and BAS warning on, the codes i got in the ESP control mod. were C1529(precharging of control mod N47/5)and BAS C1000 control nit N47/5 faulty),C1332-004(A&/7Y1 BAS solenoid short to B+,and C1332-008 A7/7Y1 BAS soleno...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Vent Fan Not working VIN: YS3DF38N9T
Hello Friend's I have this 1996 Turbo Saab 2.0 LT. The heater and A/C fan don't work,on dash. The temperature control unit is automatic push button type. The A/C kicks on, the fan and temperature control seem to display okay on the display panel, I've checked...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3ED58E2X
Car was towed in with complaint of check engine light and check trans light on. Customer said that when she tried to accelerate there was little response. I tried to find out from (HER) whether it was like it was stuck in a higher gear or did it feel that the ...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD78H2Y
Hi there, We have a Saab 9-3 that is causing us problems. We keep getting a P0455 coming back, and the system won't pass the EVAP Integrity test on the Tech 2. We have tried another gas cap, and have used a smoke machine to test for leakage, and the only plac... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Serious Leak)
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L brake warning light VIN: 3VWRA81H5T
We have a problem with the red brake warning light in the dash staying on all the time with the key on. Have checked the parking brake switch and the low level brake fluid switch. Both ok and function normal. Disconnected both switches and light still on. Ther...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE29M22
Car will not shift when cold, just first gear although scan tool reveals 3th gear commanded, when car stops system come back to 1st gear electronically but still in 1st gear and it doesn't shift until after 10 minuts (warm), then it will shift fine. If we let...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L oil pressure warning light flashes
owner states that about one time a day when coming to a stop going uphill,the oil pressure warning light flashes on. he states that the engine keeps normal idle rpm=750 rpm,and does not feel like it is going to die.
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAY71030
My special thanks to Mike,Bob,Eric,Dan from California,to Neal from Florida,Cecil from Texas,Scott from New York,John from Indiana,Maurice from Kansas,and to my goog friend John from New Zealand. I sorry for the delay to reply,any way,replacing MAF sensor with... Trouble codes: P1030 (p1049-), P1049 (p1062-), P1062.
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Drivers side Exhaust Cam VIN: SAJGX5249W
Thanks for the replies, we had to go to the dealer for a new cam as this particular vehicle/engine combo was only used for about 6 months. we also are suggesting new head as these were warped .008+ and were shaved, we suspect from all your e-mails that we have...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWFA81H9T
After posting this request, I did not see the vehicle for a couple weeks as it continued to run without problem. However, it finally died on the customer in a bank drive-thru lane, so she brought it back in. One characteristic of the problem is that it had a...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5513S
I reset the check engine light on this car and sent the customer down the road while I researched the problem. This was several days before posting this request. I have not heard back from the customer and a call to them has not been returned. I have to assume... Trouble codes: 436 (rear oxygen sensor compensation).
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