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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L lite on, abs inop VIN: SALJY124XV
ABS lite is on. I have limited info. Mitchell/shop-key lists nothing, it says to use Rover "test book" as only diagnosis means. I found in all-data at another garage a procedure to manually flash and clear codes. It says to jump #5 and #15 of the aldl (obd2 co...
1965 Porsche 356 1400CC wipers
this vehicle came in with wipers inop, found one arm was binding and loaded up motor. also, the switch itself was falling apart. had difficulty finding a motor and switch, so we sent the motor out. found a local porsche supplier had a good used was a...
1988 Saab 900 S 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3AK35D8J
car will flood almost instantly, I can eventually get it to start by holding pedal to the floor and crank away. Once it is started it will snap start the rest of the day even after hours of sitting, it also has to be colder than about 40 F. Customer says this ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M52
good evening: this car was towed into the shop after we did the below glow plug mod.. the car will not start.. turns over good, but the glow plugs do not get any juice. you can use vag com and activate the glow plugs, and they work ok. the fuel pump is puttin...

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1999 Audi A8 4.2L cruise control
Thanks to all who replied to my help request! To begin with, a new Cruise Control ECU actually fixed this problem. In hindsight, that should have been tried early in the process, and in actuality, it was (with an allegedly known-good unit). One of my co-worker...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD8324R
For you who want the short answer, the rough idle is not a new problem to the customer and she wishes to go no further with diagnosis as it's 'done it for years'. To all of you who did reply to me, this is what I did. I checked the exhaust backpressure which w...
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