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1986 BMW 325 2.7L No Start, ONLY FIRES ON 1 & 6 VIN: WBAAB5406G
this is my first exposure to this car. owner brought it in partially assembled after an engine rebuild. engine was in car with manifolds on and injectors in. wiring and plumbing was not in place. position and speed sensor plugs were crumbling, and taped over. ...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L valve train VIN: WBACB4312P
Car came in after being overheated twice. Tesed positive for blown head gasket. Removed head and found two cracks in the head. Head was sent out and repaired. Shop milled head about .006in. After replacing head, I have alot of valve train noise. It sounds like...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1445V
this truck keeps flagging a p1703 and p1708 for the transfer link circuit being open or shorted.I have checked the wire from the trans box to the ecm it is fine.I cleaned all connectors at ecm and transfer box as well.cleaned ecm still does al... Trouble codes: 1703 (transfer box link open), 1708 (transfer box link shorted)
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Warning light VIN: WP0CA2987W
Customer brings car in for coolant service per Porsche. Nothing noted for weeks afterwards... Now customer notes that the light is occasionally blinking on the temp gauge. Not every drive cycle, but some. No check engine light. No ill effects. According to th...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L steering VIN: YS3DM35B5R
This car is well-maintained. I have a slight vibration in the steering between 55-65mph. Have replaced outer CV Joints(boots leaking); replaced tie-rods; aligned frontend; had tires (Goodyear Eagles 195/60R15s) balanced (both static and dynamic) twice. Had tir...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C91
Need some help on this VW, got one here that came in a few months ago with a 380 code, chased it down to a bad glow plug relay, replaced the relay and it has been fine for a while. Now the cust comes in and says sometimes it is hard to start sometimes and when... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug circuit)
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D3X
Ok guys I opened this original request under a coworkers account and now it isn't active. So to Nigel contact me at [...] That is my primary email. Briefly here we go ok car has nostart condition. codes for vvt timing and cam sensor codes in ... Trouble codes: 014 (vvt timing controls exceded max), 342 (cam sensor out of range low reading)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L fuel pump VIN: YV1VS2553Y
Volvo guys, Here I am again needing some more help with this car. With the fuse in the fuse box under the hood the fuel pump runs all the time. I thought that pulling the relay this would correct the problem, but it didn't. My resources on this car are limited...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L pump, rack VIN: VV1SZ58D52
Hey everyone, this V70 XC came to us after another shop said rack & pinion needed replaced. Our client turned hard into parking spot and heard a clunking sound. Since then she has no power assist in steering. When we inspected the vehicle, steering wheel turns...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUJC84A2W
Well. . .this was a kinda stupid, no brainer type fix. Many thanks to Robert, Brian, Yuval, Vern, George, Dan and Terry - all provided usefull feedack on this one and the time they all took to help is greatly appreciated. NO - this was not a controler or bad...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L low beam,turn signal,wipers VIN: DOWA154993
hi guys, special thanks to 5 replys I'VE received...installed new ign switch, all system working again,,,radio code was in glove /box buried of course!!!many thanks to again... john
1999 Audi A4 1.8L thottle control VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Thank you all for taking time to reply. It is memory lost at the pcm . I ask my local snap on dealer to do throttle adaptation with Modis . The car is running fine now. Jose [...] all of you gave me r...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
First of all thanks all who replied. I didn't think the problem was the MAF on this one because I did have vacuum leak. The fixed turned out to be a bad PCV valve. The insides of the PCV were deteriorated causing the crankcase to become a big vacuum chamber. I... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 fuel measuring system system too lean).
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L S1 shift solenoid VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
thanks for all the help . We installed a reman unit and every thing is good.This was one of those that you get to learn on . Thanks again .
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