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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEA88D5T
GOOD EVENING: i am having trouble geting this heater system to work. the air works good , or at least i think it does. the temp is about 20 degrees, so the air is not very active. i have read the climat computer , and there are no codes in the system. the he...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5323W
Found left catalytic converter restricted causing misfire codes - replaced left converter with unit purchased from Worldpac - manufactured by Miller catalyzer - have had excellent experience with this companies' OBD1 converters in past - unit fixed misfires bu... Trouble codes: P0430 (Cat Eff Below Threshold Bank 2)
1972 Jaguar XKE 5.3L clutch
Hello Jaguar experts. I have this vintage 1972 Jaguar XKE with v12 and 4 speed manual transmission. It needs clutch. What is the best approach to remove transmission : with engine OR lower rear suspension and remove transmission without moving motor? The owner...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALPV1240X
This vehicle came in on a flat bed, it cranks at a healthy speed but will not start. Customer states that they simply parked it and the next morning it wouldn't start. Only one code was in the ECM history memory (No TCC engagement). Data stream is good, all no...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25F8W
vehicle towed in for no start( starter cranks engine over) .checked for voltage at glow plugs checked amp draw of plugs,about 100 amps . could not find a spec for starter amp draw so as of yet i have not checked that.Loosened the fuel line at the number 1. inj...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L oil leak VIN: WDBNG78J91
Good Day All, This s600 developed an oil leak that soaks the bottom of the bellhousing. With dye in the oil I saw my die at the back of the block. I removed the transmission and found the expected rear main seal/seal plate. However I also see the TDC sensor a...
1991 Porsche 911 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPO0CB2964
Hey Guy's Ive got a customer with a 3.6 automatic that had his throttle plate sent in and enlarged, he had other mods done at the same time, but the problem is when the throttle plate came back its set screws were backed off. I can't find any info on seting up...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L SRS indicator light VIN: YS3AL35L2N
SRS light remains on, no scan tool available, even at Saab dealer.
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGA21JXY
This vehicle sets a P0171 - after 2 repair attempts. Freeze frame indicated - 794 rpms, 88C, stft at 1%, and ltft at -4%, at 0 mph. Both O2s have heater 13 ohms resistances with 12v applied and pulsed grounds at approx 70% on time. the strange thing here is, ... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No ac clutch VIN: 3VWSS29MX1
Hope the VW techs can help me on this Jetta. I have no AC compressor engagement. I can hot wire the compressor and the clutch engages and my pressure readings are on the money. I have cold air. I have researched the archives and found many problems with the hi...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ABS Module VIN: 3VWSE69M52
To all those fine Euro Techs: This 02 Jetta has ABS light on & red blinking brake light. PCM code 18057 retrieved - Missing message from ABS Controller - Transmission controller code 01316 - missing message from ABS controller. Sometimes have no communicatio...
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L drivers power seat VIN: YV1JS8835P
Customer complaint verified: Seat will not fully go back...goes about halfway then suddenly stops. Removed seat and dislodged pencil...surely I thought this was the problem...NOT!!! will go about halfway back and suddenly stop dead in the tracks.....
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Car came in shop with engine miss. Tuned up and ignition coils were replaced. Miss was cured but on road test at 52mph the engine will bog and sometimes even cut off. When this occurrs the Check Engine Light will come on and a Code 1603 will set. Generic OB2 d... Trouble codes: 1603
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H13
Amber mil light on. Code p2407 read though snap-on modis. Have no data per Snap-on and Alldata. Does anyone know what this code suggests? Trouble codes: P2407

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1986 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAAB5408G
Hey Guys! Thanks so much for the replys! Sure enough, the magnetic pin in the flywheel has been broken off! I'm guessing from when some one replaced the clutch being as it is literally snapped off from the little dowel hole that it goes in. Customer isn't as e...
1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument panel VIN: SAJKY1742N
thank you john and robert. its great to be able to share imformation with each other. you wrer right the dimmer module was shorted. thank you again.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L cruise control VIN: 3VWRF01H5S
replaced module and all is fine,thanks for all the replies
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JZ2W169324
Thank you for reading and replying to this help request. It took as too long to close it because we had been waiting for a set of new injectors to go in this vehicle. After all the abovementioned tests and repairs we removed and checked the injectors for f... Trouble codes: 16555 (P0171 - System too Lean), 16556 (P0172 - System Too Rich).
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