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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Window & Locks VIN: SAJJA42C2Y
Hi guys, This is a new customer & the complaint is that the right window & lock are inop. At first if the right handle was pulled the window would drop every time as if it needed resetting. The window would not work with either switch. I tried the battery disc...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 250C 2.8L ping VIN: 1140231200
hi everone this car came to me for engine reseal, transmission reseal, steering gear, speedo, and other repairs. performed all repairs and vehicle runs ok but pings under acceleration. timing is set to factory spec. 4 atdc. this car uses exhaust emission modif...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 sl 427CID retractiable top VIN: 1070431201
This is an interesting one here, i have a 1973 mercedes 450 sl show car. The car has a blown 427 engine, tube chassis, and a custom interior. The problem i am haveing is that i want to put up the soft top but i can not find the release for it. I am sure that b...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas light VIN: WDBJF65H5X
I found that there is a problem with the BAS Module, no recognizing the brake on or off position and think that the brake are on while the car is moving causing the light to go on. Any body with this problem before please let me know.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Hi, I'm having a problem With this ML, It keep setting Code p0304, I can seem to get it to happen when accelerating on to the freeway, seems to happen either under load or decelerating. Dealer suggsted new wire set and plugs, customer brought car to us and we ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L door locks VIN: YS3EF48Z1Y
hey guys i really need some help i have a saab 95 that came in with a complaint that the remote for the keyless entry did not work.after really looking at the car i found that the only the drivers door opened with the key ,you cannot automatically lock or unlo...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L immobilizer VIN: YS3DD558H8
customer brought this vehicle to us,after someone else had installed a remote start system to have another transponer programed to the veh so the remote start would work.we purchased old style transponer(maybe this is where things went bad??)during the program...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No movement VIN: WVWMAZ380Y
This car was towed in with a blown engine (plugged oil pump screen) So we replaced the engine with a 40,000 mile one and all went good untill the test drive that is wen we found out there was no movement from the transmisson forward or rev.We are not up on the...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B72
Thank you to all in advance. We have this 2002 vw passat with check engine light on. code number P0456. small evap leak. checked all vacuum lines, ok. used smoke machine to check for leaks at engine. none found. filled gas tank with smoke. no obvious leaks to ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS572XT
Hello Volvo techs: This 96 850 turbo belongs to a close friend. He complains of strong (eye-burning) exhaust odor in car, intermittently, at idle, with warm engine. We experienced it too, but not that severe. We smell this stuff all day long, so it's a matter...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Fuel Pump VIN: 1VYW123456
Hello Volvo Techs, First of all vin is in correct due to loosing my note with the vin. This S40 has a fuel pump that will run until the battery is dead. I pulled the fuse and it stopped , but I am unable to locate a fuel pump relay. Can anyone tell me where t...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L burnt #3 exhaust valve VIN: YV1VW2554Y
Car was towed in, check engine light started flashing while driving on highway. #3 cylinder was misfiring and ignition coil was arcing. replaced coil and problem was still the same. checked compression was zero. cylinder leak down revealed burnt exhaust valve....

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L exterior lighting VIN: WBADP6332X
hello and thanks this car will not be back for a week or so but great thanks to rick storm of nh he sent me much needed info it looks as though this car will be needing a lighting control module thanks again mark
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Struts VIN: SAJDA03P42
I had several replies on this topic & most said that if I do not have access to an Autologic scanner or equivalent, I would be wasting time, so I reffered the customer to dealer. Thanks for the input guys. John
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWAK01H5T
Thanx for all the replies. A new ignition switch fixed the problem
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
Unfortunately this car isn't fixed yet. I tried everything suggested and after talking with several techs, I came to the conclusion that it is possibly the ecm. The customer didn't want to spring for a new one at $900 so after much time he found a used one. Wh... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L pcv VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
This one is fixed. It took me doing alot of research to figure this one out. MOD says this car has a PCV valve. VW says car has PCV valve. Asked VW to send me one, after two days they called me back and told me there is no parts listing for a PCV valve on a VR...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L p1612 VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
Thankyou all who offered help. Although the adaption I performed allowed the car to start with perfect driveability and no check engine light, the procedure was in fact incomplete and I had a code logged ( p1612 ). Byron, Michal, Don, David from CA, David from... Trouble codes: P1612.
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9508N
hello again-thank you to john [...]-but also to all others who repllied-we ended up checking the ignition relay in engine compartment and relay checked bad-we found another relay under the hood and swapped them out-and the car started up and ran just fine-tha...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5543T
Thanks to everybody, Sorry it took so Long To get back,I pushed this one outside for Awhile,To think about it and also Work on other vehicles to make some money,My friend in The volvo Understands I cant spend all My time On this one.So it came back In and I sp... Trouble codes: P0340.
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