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1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54AZN
grettings to all,this audi came in on ahook for no start,no spark and fuel injector pulse.I found that the crank gear spun on the crank and affected the sync of the cam and crank sensors.I installed anew gear on and reset the belt.The car started for about 20 ...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride Height VIN: WA1YD64B92
When this car sits on flat ground the suspension will stay level. If you park the car on an incline (tail higher then the front by 7" or so) the left front sags down. It takes about 1 hour for it to drop. We have inspected the left front air bag and lines for ...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L air bag VIN: WABN53491J
Had a car come in from used car lot that was a repo. Had a airbag code 02 for pretentioner and a battery disconect code. I have no information from all data how to troubleshoot any help would be greatly appreciated
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L High idle VIN: ZFAAS00B8C
Car came in running rough.Customer said idle was high so he tried to adjust.We found that car needed tuning. We replaced distributor rotor,plugs adjusted throttle position switch and adjusted timing. Car idles at about 1200 rpm .Cleaned idle valve but can't ge...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBCA45D3J
Car sat for 3 years because of a divorce.Before it was parked it would smoke black out of tailpipe.To what degree We dont know.We drained fuel replaced filters and both fuel pumps.Car wouldn't start due to no fuel to injectors. Removed fuel distributor to free...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ASR & EPC VIN: WDBGA43E2T
this vehicle came in with a poor run condition. surge and misfire, no idle, no power. we found that if you start the car and cycle the key fast from on to off the engine will run good and asr and epc lights will go out. we thought it sounded like an ignition s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J81
Guy's I have no idea where to start with this.It was in the body shop next door for a side window replacement and door panel.I received the car and the throttle would not respond.I cleared the PO 120 code and worked for a min. and it started the same thing.Any... Trouble codes: P0120
1991 Porsche 911 3.6L top VIN: WPOCB2966L
This car came from body shop. The customer's complaint is the convertible top stops working with engine running, and works ok with key on. I have good module and pluged it in - same problem. I performed alternator diode test and ignition scope test, no problem...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L water pump VIN: 3VWSE29MOX
This is an easy one for a VW tech. Do I really have to take the engine loose from the mounts and turn the engine to remove and replace the water pump? I have the pump loose and it hits the frame and i dont know how much farther I have to go before the pump cle...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L overheats VIN: 3VWBA21C89
This VW overheats at idle. running down the road it runs cool(195 F).When I say overheats, i mean 240 F. It will idle for about 20 min. then the temp will raise. the fan comes on, it will blow hot air for about 7 secomds then blow cool. the heater also blows c...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M11
The air system and the induction system was part of a TSB and that was performed. Obviously the the MAF explains the lean codes. But We want to know about the P1297. We do not have any drivability issues just the MIL light. If anybody wants to fix this car you... Trouble codes: P1297 (Connection charger to throttle valve pressure droped), P1176 (Bank 1 Lambda correction downstream of catalyst controll limit attained), P0140 (No O2 activity bank 1 sensor 2)
1976 Volvo 242 2.1L Clutch VIN: VC24545E10
Just replaced the Clutch disk,PP,TB,PB. Used a F&S kit(original volvo). Also got an exchange flywheel(allready resurfaced). My parts guy says that all 8 bolt volvo flywheels are the same. I miked the replacement and it was .015 fatter than the old one.Just wha...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L rotors VIN: YV1RS61R42
the car comes to a surging stop just as if it has warped rotors, there is a tsb for measuring the rotors which leads me to believe that this is a problem with the car has anyone encountered this before. there is no evidence of tire replacement or rotation and ...

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1978 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: UJ2W54807B
Thank you to all who replied. As some of you said, I needed to find the rotor with the magnet. It took a while, but Jaguar finally came through with an updated trigger and rotor assy. I installed the parts and she started right up. Now if I can figure out how ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L blower motor VIN: 108.18-12-
The only source is a new OE motor. I purchased it from German World Parts in Florida. It is made by Behr and is exactly like the OE motor. Spinning the new blower by hand is smoother and easier than the old one, although as far as mileage is concerned the old ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRK69M02
thanks to all that replied.everyone indicated that the 2.0l engine has problems with the piston rings causing the oil consumption.the waranty on 2002 is 5 years 60k.customer check her service records and had 3/4 her oil changes done at the this point...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8845M
After talking with Dave from Identifix, he advised me to pull the starter and verify the flyhweel reluctor reference mark was in the right place. He stated that if engine was on top dead center, then with starter removed, I should see the reference mark ( the ...
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