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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L fire damage VIN: SAJNW474XP
Hello group, Just looking for experienced advise. This Jag has had an engine fire that melted down the distributor and burned the fuel rail and wiring around it. I have searched the archives and found reference to this as a common problem. I need to know if th...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L security system VIN: SALHV1247L
we received this vehicle to fix a transmission issue-vehicle had been sitting and battery was dead. Installed new battery and now the vehicle has power but when you turn the ignition key it will not crank over, but there is relays clicking. This vehicle has a ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Recirculated air servo VIN: SALPV1245T
Hello Land Rover experts! I wonder if there is any trick to replace right side fresh/recirculated air servo. It is attached to the side of the heater blower box. It is not a blend motor servo. I just see the pictures in Alldata, I did not start the work yet, h...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242X
This Discovery keeps setting a code P1447 evap canister vent valve performance. I replaced the vent valve and canister a while back but code returns. I don't know how "performance" is assessed. RAVE is not much help unless there is something I missed. Any help... Trouble codes: P1447 (Evap canister vent valve performance)
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Warning lamps VIN: WDBLJ70GXX
Anyone come across this problem on this vehicle? Our SnapOn scantool isn't equipped to access these systems. Engine management and transmission are the only systems we can access. Looking for any information from anyone who's come across this before.
1988 Other European SILVER SPRIT 364CID Seat Belts VIN: SCAZS022B4
This vehicle is equipped with automatic seat belts that ride in tracks above the front door openings. They were working a little sluggish and some WD40 took care of that. The problem is that the passenger (R/S) belt does not retract when the passenger opens th...
1989 Other European volante 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SCFCV81C7K
Hello, I don't like asking for help on this kind of issue. But, I can't find any other answer. I have a consumer that has a 1989 Aston-Martin Volante that won't pass the visual part of the Smog test in Calif. The issue is this vehicle has no O2 sensors that we...
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L pinging VIN: WPOAA2965N
Hi Techs I have here a 1992 Porsche 968 with just 33000 kms. The engine pings loudly starting at 3500 rpm under load. It will not ping under that even if you lug the engine. It has new knock sensors, O2 sensors and ignition parts. The fuel pressure is good, no...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L side air bag VIN: WVWBF31J6X
I successfully scanned with Modis VW/AUDI software and retrieved code 01217 for high resistance in dr. side - side air bag. After clearing code it did not reset. The side air bag/igntitor is in the seat back rest. There is an in-seat wiring harness that connec...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC21J0Y
This car came in with complaint of check engine light on, no diveability symptons reported. I pulled codes and there was 9 codes stored, P1225, P1226, P1227, P1228, P1451, P1421, P1425, P1472, & P1128. 8 out of the 9 were short to ground related codes. I clear... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire recognized), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P1128 (bank 1 long term fuel trim system too lean)
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1FA8952L
Ok Volvo techs Help!! This car came in with miss on # 2 cylinder, tested compression "0" cylinder leakdown test revealed leaking valve. Removed cylinder head and found burnt exhaust valves both on cylinder #2 Ordered valve from Volvo and had valves installed w...
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMYU031X6
Intermittenily car will stall and immediately car can be restarted. Can not duplicate this condition in shop. I know this is very little information, but if you have seen this condition our have questions your comments or suggestions will be appreciated.
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Valve Train Noise? VIN: YV1TS90D91
This Volvo has a very loud noise that seems to be the loudest at the center of the valve cover. Runs "OK" but did not drive it to speed because of the fear of damaging something. The noise sounds like it is camshaft noise due to the frequency of the sound- sou...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBABB2310L
90% of people said it was the dow pins were worn or broken causeing misalignment I guess quite common on BMWs. Because we had already lost enough green I did not want to repull the tranny. The starter noise did get much better after use. Then there was a secon...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L ABS Pump VIN: SALHV124XP
Thanks to everyone who responded. Most of the replies were right on saying the relay was what was causing the pump to run after the car was shut off and that the pump was bad which was what caused the brake pedal problems and the original source of the pump ru...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No can bus comm. VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
Thanks to all that have given very useful information. The client decided to trade the car and not invest any more into the needed diagnostics. Sorry I could not prove one of the theories and post it for the next person in need. Trouble codes: B1040, B1041, B1042, B1470, P0170, P0173.
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J72
First of all I would like to thank all 13 who took time out of there busy day to help us! The reason I have not closed post is that wanted to make sure car was fixed! We did not replace spark plugs was unable to get in time for customer getting the car for the... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire cyclinder 6).
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOJB0925J
Hello, everybody!! 928 is fixed! The problem was Mass Air Flow Sensor. I think that the sensor is located too close to throttle body(intake). So if the car backfires under lean condition, the old sensor gets damaged!! In my case, sensor resistance and vo...
1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBA81H5S
Hello techs - This customer has not returned due to budgeting concerns so I cannot post a fix. There were a lot of helpful replies, which I will summarise here: Bad engine or trans mounts can cause 02 sensor wire/harness damage, as can leaking batteries ab... Trouble codes: 00525 (oxygen sensor g39 no signal -intermittent), 00537 (lambda sensor control limit exeeded - intermittent).
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