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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L untermittent start VIN: ZARBA5412G
car has a intermittent starting problem, cranks fine, but sometimes will take 3 or 4 tries before it starts, other times will fire right up, and then will not start no matter how long it cranks, getting spark, and injector pulses. has good fuel pressure.
1998 Audi A4 2.8L cruise VIN: WAUDD28D8W
This is a car I'm looking @ purchasing for my wife. Everything works accept the cruise. I was wondering if there is a common problem with the cruise. This car has 122k miles on it. It does need some upper control arms. Is there anything else I should be concer...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L electric window VIN: TRUUT28NX1
I have this AUDI TT convertible. Vehicle sit for a while in dealer lot. Now, windows go up and down 1/2 inch or so while engine is running. Supposed to go down 1/2 inch when door is oppened and go up when door is closed. Is there any procedure to relearn the w...
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...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L camshafts? VIN: WDBFA63F3T
Hey all- So I don't usually work on MB's, and I think I now know why: this thing is driving me nuts! Car came in just leaking oil from the head gasket. I replaced the gasket; everything seemed to go without a hitch until I started it. I have a loud whine that ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Engine
This one has a really bad oil leak. After three minutes of running, it seems that oil is leaking down from the water pump. The cam seal and crankshaft seal are not leaking. I couldn’t see where exactly the oil was coming down, but I think that it is from the r...

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1986 BMW 325 2.7L No Start, ONLY FIRES ON 1 & 6 VIN: WBAAB5406G
this was a back to basics fix, with a few rechecks. thanks to everyone who took time to think about it and give suggestions. the O2 sensor was not's usually run ok, but rich, with them disconected. the cam timing was ok, it ran on two cylinders, and i...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3340Y
Hello Techs, Watching o2's on scanner i would see them go inactive.When this happened i checked for codes and found cyl.6 misfire.I checked plugs and found them varnished.I replaced plugs and changed mass air to correct high trim percentage.Road tested ok ,all... Trouble codes: 227 (o2 large deviation bank 1), 228 (o2 large deviation bank2).
1988 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L information display VIN: SAJKV1644J
hello thank you all for your replies this turned out to be a stuck evap purge valve. i could not find this info on nodata or else were so thank you all very much mark
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs module VIN: SALTY1540Y
This one is fixed! Thanks to all of those who replied with suggestions. The info was useful, and many thanks to Gordon at Inland Rovers who was able to use an Autologic scanner on the vehicle. It ended up needing front left and right rear wheel sensors. The fr...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L codes VIN: 4JGAB54E7X
customer decided to take car to the dealer since we did not have a wiring diagram have not heard back as to what the problem was but tryed clearing codes like suggested and more codes came back the second time then i had at first if i find out what the dealer ...
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit (Truck) 1.6L No Start, Hesitation, lots of smoke VIN: 1V1KG0171B
Thanks to all of you VW experts out there, the majority of the concerns were compression and pump timing that take special tools that i dont have and nether does any other shop in the area. Other ideas were crank bolt loose, timing belt loose, glow plugs and r...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No start code 00513 VIN: WVWCE83A6S
Many thanks to all who replied. Several of you mention the basics and this is one of those cases where we let the scan tool code get ahead of common sense. Fuel pressure was the problem and we got fooled by the code. Because the fuel pump had failed the car cr...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
Hi,it turn out too be the belt,the tech working on the car line the marks up wrong re-timed everythings fine now. Thanks Marty Trouble codes: P1340 (Crank/Camshaft sensor out of sequence).
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L fuel leak VIN: YVIL564XW2
The volvo is gone thanks for the replies most people said to remove access plates this awd station wagon don`t have any access plates. I lowered the drive shaft and the rear suspenion front control rods. the tank came down about 6 inchs, I had to lower the exh...
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