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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L Exhaust valves VIN: WAUBB28D9W
After doing literally dozens of these 1.8 liter engines, I have been chewed up and spit out on this one. Vehicle came in with a stripped timing belt and many bent valves- as they usually are when the owners go over 65k on a timing belt (unfortunately with th...
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAFF8904E
Hi folks, I don't have a scanner for this vehicle so no codes or data is available. The car limped in last week; the customer had allready tried a A-1 Cardone reman. air flow meter with no dirrerence. Car revs fine for first 10 seconds or so then bogs and surg...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L drivers electric seat VIN: SAJHX1244V
drivers electric memory seat does not do anything with any switch on the seat. I have ck'd fuses in the trunk & both fuse panels underrear seat (heel panels) & they are good. On pin outs of the driver's set module 12 pin blue connector pin 4 & 6 have around 3-...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJKN6245W
Heavy draw. Will drain battery completely in less than 1 day. Pulled every stinkin' fuse in car, draw goes away with fuse #5 pulled in LR kick junction block, then comes back within 20 seconds. Pulled white connector at fuse block, load goes away for same and ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L tires VIN: WDBLK70G22
I know there is a tsb in alldata from MEBE that says not to use michelin pilot sport on any mebe vehicle. They continue to say the pilot sport a/s are ok. I do NOT have a wear problem with the FRONT tires via alignment or anything like that. I have a cupping p...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L 1st &4th gear VIN: WV2KC0709P
Help I am looking for a oil flow circuit chart or a chart to try to pinpoint which shift solinoid controls what gear. We have this van that startes in second gear then shifts to 3rd, have no low gear unless gear shift lever is placed in to manual low. Accordin...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M9X
now after a month of pulling our hair out now we are getting a pending code everytime the key is turned on and then after several starts a hard fault code. have tried new grounds to engine. have checked knock sensors, service bulletin, tight. Im thinking that ... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Steering/suspension? VIN: 3VWRF81H8X
The owner tells me that every once in a while, he will be driving along and the car will start shaking "like the front wheels are going to fall off". He will stop the car and when he drives again it might do it or it might not. I checke the ball joints, strut...

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1988 BMW 528e 2.7L Rocker arm oiling VIN: WBADK830XJ
Philip from China said 'the customer does his own maintenance'time for an engine rebuild. Louie from Nova Scotia said Could it be possible the wrong head gasket was used during top end overhaul? Karl from Quebec ask Is it possible a cam cap was installed in th...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L blower mtr VIN: DA28DXHF35
thanx once again to everybody. turns out i had a bad rebuild. that is the last time i use any of those parts.
1986 Saab 900 S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AC35D0G
Just so no one thinks I forgot about my help request, I havent. But I also havent seen the vehicle since writing the request. And I am moving to a new shop and unless the customer folows me I do not belive that I will get to finish what I started :( I am tol...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E81
I'm sorry to have not closed this post yet. The customer has rescheduled her trip so I have not had the chance to get further into it. I failed to mention in my original post that I have already replaced the up stream 02 sensor suspecting it biased lean but on... Trouble codes: 1181 (fuel trim at max value Long term), 1171 (system lean).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPA81H1X
thanks for your help we replaced the coil and pcm and that fixed it STUPID CAR!!! Trouble codes: P1300.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ2
Most replies on this problem suspected a dirty throttlebody to be causing P1297 code. I removed it and made a good job of cleaning it, then reset and roadtested. The customer has had the car back for a couple of weeks and covered around 600 miles without the M... Trouble codes: P1297 (Connection from turbocharger to throttle valvepressure drop), P1137 (Additive mixture correctionmixture too rich), P0130 (Oxygen sensor 1signal faulty).
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2NB47031
Just so no one thinks I forgot about my help request, I havent. But I also havent seen the vehicle since writing the request. And I am moving to a new shop and unless the customer folows me I do not belive that I will get to finish what I started :( But I di... Trouble codes: 17560, P1152 (LTFT Additive Air Bank 1 Rang 2 System too Lean), 17573, P1165 (LTFT Additive Air Bank 1 Rang 1 System too Rich - Intermittent), 17550, P1142 (Load Calculation Cross Check Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent), 16485, P0101 (Mass Air Flow Sensor G70 Implausible Signal - Intermitent), 16684, 16689, 16687, 18256, P1848 (Please check DTC Memory of Engine Controller).
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