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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH28D4Y
I don't know what we may have missed. All the test we have run would indicate that the air pump system works like it should. Any help on other test we can run would be appreciated. The customer is upset about the amount of time we have had his car so far and d... Trouble codes: P1423 (17831 Secondary air injection Bank One)
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L no communication VIN: WBACB4316N
Hello group, This car is here because of the common DME failure due to a car wash. We attach the scan tool (Autologic) with the old DME in place in order to obtain the old coding, and all is well...after being promted to install the new dealer obtained DME th...
1999 BMW 530D 3.0L cable VIN: WBADP71060
good day gentlemen, i have this wonderful 1999 bmw 530d wagon the customer brought from germany here. my problem is the parking brake cable is stuck in the hole where it goes through the backing plate area. steel and aluminum still don't mix well!! no room to ...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L buzzer VIN: SAJKY17OMC
gents, H ave this pristine xj-6 with elecrical problem. Customer complaint was battery dead, jump started and brought to shop. Good charge battery is good, but i found the car to have a buzzer on all the time. The buzzer is on at all time. If i put the the bli...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBFA63E0S
Greetings - We are looking for electrical wiring diagrams for the rear brakes on this model. Our Mitchell On Demand is wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Our fax number is [...]. Thanks one and all.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L AC Evaporator VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Hello Everyone, I have a friend car, 97 E 320, with leaking ac evaporator, this is my first on this vehicle, just need to know if there is any things to be aware, any tips or short cuts, the time look like about 15 hours labor. Please advice on this job. Than...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Fail save mode VIN: WDC1631542
Intermitted blows the fuse for coils. Connected a current clamp and when it runs ok the rising time is 2.8ms on each cylinder. When it plays up it is 14ms and draws far too much current. All 12 coils have the same time. Points to a faulty ecu. Is it possible t... Trouble codes: P2042 (Safty Fuel Shut off detected)
1998 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L hydraulics VIN: ZFFXR48A6W
I have a noisy convertible-top-pump, that is only doing half the job. Fluid-level is less than minimum, and no leaks are detected, as for now. I know for a fact, that the system uses the Mercedes-Benz Hydraulic-fluid, but I need to know how to top up the fluid...
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0JB0924E
Vehicle starts and runs great, however it fails the IM240 emissions test. Readings are: CO 147.6218 gpm, limit is 30.00 gpm, HC 5.5085 gpm, limit is 2.00 gpm, NOx .8508 gpm, limit is 3.00 gpm. I don't have the CO2 readings only a graph and it shows lower tha...
1990 Porsche 944 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOAB2940L
This vehicle was brought to us running but barely. Now it will not start due to no spark. I went to check the speed sensor and cam position sensor with our scope only to find it was broken. I checked for a pulse signal at the coil, terminal 1 with an LED test ...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
Car has less than 40k on it. Came in with a head gasket leaking externally. We replaced the head gasket & resurfaced the cylinder head. Did not have to take much off of head, less than .003. Vehicle seemed to run fine when finished. Delivered vehicle on Friday...
1986 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L No Start
hi. first let me state i'm NOT a vw tech. also, i'm at home so no vin avail(sorry). New customer towed car in. car sat for a year. another shop installed fuel pump and filter. couldn't start it, sent it to dealer. dealer installed CTS and plug end.car ran ok f...
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWFA9163J
Please help us. Our tech has been working on this for too long. This car came in with a rough idle problem, and a misfire at all times. The vehicle would load up but it would run rich and run rough as well. We checked the voltage drop from the coolant temp se...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L water pump VIN: WVWMA63B7X
i am doing this post to see if any of you vw techs out there have any tricks to getting the vw into service mode and if any of you have any tricks to getting this water pump out of my shop a little quicker my customer wants it by monday any help would be apppe...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Alarm VIN: YV1KS9601T
I have this wonderfull european car which the alarm system spastically honks it's horn whenever it wants. Usually when driving. From what I can figure it has a bad control module or relay pack. Given the expense of fixing it, is there any way to disable the al...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Steering VIN: YV1TS97D3X
Hello Group This car came in with no power steering. The pump will not move any fluid or make pressure. No movement of fluid in res. taking pressure line off and turning pump by hand with belt off will not pump any fluid, it has a good flow coming from res. a...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L battery VIN: YV1TS90D6Y
Vehical came in for maintenance. Sat in shop over night bat. was totally dead. Charged battery tested it and alt. all tested perfect. Did a draw test and at first 5.0 amps then drops to 200 mA and a few minutes later 100 mA and then 70 mA. It will eventually d...

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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L EWS Anti-theft VIN: 4USCC8323S
Hello, Thanks for the replies. I assume this vehicle is fixed though I do not yet know beyond any doubt. I recieved five unanimous replies that the antenna ring needed to be replaced then have the new key programmed to the EWS and possibly need to realign ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7T
First would like the 4 techs that replied you guys and lady were right on harness was damaged and needs to be replaced customer wasn't very happy don't know if they are going to fix it but thanks for the help!! Trouble codes: P1340 (CMP Sensor monitoring signal from engine control module).
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L driver's door VIN: WDCYR49E73
good morning, this vehicle is fixed. the micro switch was the problem. it was not bad, but improperly installed. corrected this and everything is good! thanks to everyone, 'wrench for hire' josef, alexander and sal. good work guys. marie
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