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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L reverse VIN: WAUZL54B1Y
car came in with no reverse, all foward gears work great. Did a trans. service, no burnt fuild or metal in pan. car will move very litte in reverse ie. maybe 2 in. and than stop. has no codes. could this be a mech. problem?
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABJ833XW
A restoration shop has had this BMW repairing the convertible top and now it does not start. The onboard computer has the CODE light on, which I think means someone has put a code in for starting the car. I can unplug the onboard computer and the car will star...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L parking pawl VIN: WBAAM334XY
There is a big clunk coming out of park - like when you're parked on a hill & pawl is loaded. Only this happens with the car on level ground & the shifter moves out of park with little effort. This will only happen after the car has been parked several hours (...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L rf brake caliper locked up VIN: WBAAM5345Y
I got a e46 with a tight right front brake caliper. We replaced the right front brake caliper with a new part two months ago. The car came back with pulsating brakes. Right front caliper was tight, and of course the front rotors were warped. After test driving...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L fail safe mode VIN: SAJKX6045X
I have this 1999 XJ8 Vanden Plas with last VIN:[...]. We had codes P1637, P1642 - CAN link circuit malf.;P1643, and code P1797- CAN TCM/ECM circuit malfunction. When it happens, we get following messages on cluster: stability control fail,transmission fault...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
Dear Techs: Vehicle comes in with complains of Mil light on and lack of power. Test drove it and found the vehicle can not climb any further than 40km/h, hardly drive it back to the shop, scan test, found 300, 305-308 code (miss fire codes) on one side of the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (5 cyl miss fire), P0306 (6 cyl miss fire), P0307 (7 cyl miss fire), P0308 (8 cyl miss fire)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter VIN: WDBJF70H2X
i need help from the benz guys. we have this 99 e430 that was towedin with a no start, no crank. the customer just bought this car 2 month ago.we went out to the car and it started up. after my tech checked it, he claimed the starter was noisey and maybe creat...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Evaporator VIN: WDBEG421XY
We're going to replace the evaporator in this G500. It is leaking, wasn't easy to find the leak and it may be a nightmare to change. There just isn't any info on this thing, not even a labor time. If any one has any advice on labor time or any tricks or shortc...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBHA24G4Y
This car will run out of gas with approx 1/2 tank showing on the guage. We have confirmed that the pump is OK, but getting starved for fuel when the stall occurs. Apparently fuel is not being transfered from the right half of the tank to the left. What can be...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBUF65J43
Hey all. This car has an anoying light clunk when driving. I noticed it on the initial test drive. On the hoist I found worn lower ball joints(the ones pressed in the spindle). I replaced them without much trouble. On the test drive the clunking has been reduc...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L caliper VIN: WMWRC334X2
I am in need of the torques values for the front & rear brake anchors & pins for a 2002 Mini Cooper S. None of my manuals even list a Mini, nor does ALLDATA have the info. THANKS for your time GARY
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L evap VIN: WP0CA29951
This Porsche Carrera came in with a complaint of the Check engine light on for two months and a light honking noise when turning right. Pulled the computer fault codes and found one stored code in ECU. #P0446 Evap Emission control system Vent control system ma... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap emission control system vent control circuit malfunction)
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L rt side footwell wet VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
Hello, I have a saab here that has a water leak on the passenger side floorboard and I have taken almost the whole interior out of the passenger side and cannot find the source of the leak. I also had my service mananger use a garden hose and spray it down whi...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C4X
This Beetle has a code 16556 which is for fuel trim intermittently too rich, I am almost sure it's going to need an AFM which I have in stock and have changed many times on previous cars, however the reason for the post is that on terminal 16 of the OBD connec... Trouble codes: 16556 (fuel trim intermittently too rich)
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Shift Concerns VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
Greeting Ladies & Gents, A couple of weeks ago, we repaired a 2000 Volvo S80 / T6 car equipped with a 2.7L turbo engine and a 4T65-E trans. The car would barely move when it came in and subsequent disassembly revealed a failed torque converter which generated...

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Hard start in mornin VIN: WDBBA48D9H
OK Guys, thank you for taking the time to respond to my request for help! Your knowledge and time are much appreciated! This one is fixed! Alain from California(southern) explained how to check for fuel pressure if you don't have the correct adapters, thanks A...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA34E2S
Thanks again for all who replied,Sometimes we tend to overlook the basics and Im almost embarrassed to admit this one but when you order parts its not a given that its a good one,I stated the repairs that I made including ditributor caps & rotors.Come to find ...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB29841
sorry for the long delay, but I wanted to make sure the problem was fixed before I posted. It seems that when I was replacing the check valve and shut off valve I did not pay close enought attention to the black and white check valve, I put the ck. valve in ... Trouble codes: 0410 (Secondary air), 1411.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3ED58E2X
In the replies that I received and associates that I spoke to it seemed that the best thing to to was to let this ride for a while. I have driven the car for a week with no problem. This also does not seem to be a common problem. Tom
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Oil pressure Lite VIN: VWBUG1800T
I want to thank all the techs who responded.All the techs who responded said most likely cause is sludge buildup. I advised customer to bring in, but she hasen't as of yet. Also advised customer that VW might pickup repair bill, because of sludge problems on t...
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