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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Oil Press Warn Light VIN: WAUCB28D0X
Customer returned 1,506 miles (3 weeks) later with the same complaint stating the the light AND CHIME come on during his 5 mile commute. The engine has synthetic oil & updated Mann oil filter. The reason I capitalize CHIME is that in our experience when there ...
1998 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L engine VIN: SAJKN6249W
hello everyone, i was wondering if anyone new if this jag is an interference engine? i looked all over alldata but can't seem to find any info. THANKS TO EVERYONE YOU TAKES THE TIME TO READ THIS.
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Drive VIN: SAJEA51D42
This car has a P0735 (Gear 5 incorrect ratio) and pending P0734 (Gear 4 ratio incorrect). Gear selector will move through the J gate and all positions illuminate. Gear selector at transmission moves through its range. However the transmission will not engage i...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L rear ride control VIN: WDBEA90D2K
Hey guys I need some help with this Benz. Came in with oil spraying all over the place. Found P/S hose leaking all along its length. Replaced with OE hose from local dealer, re-filled system and noticed rear end way up in the air. Mitchell says there is a blee...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Conv.Top VIN: WDBFA66E8N
This one is confusing! The car came in (with the hard top on) for steering work (tie rods) + belt & tensioner. The customer wants to sell car and another of our customers is interested in buying it. So, we took the hard top off and put the soft top up so that ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas/abs VIN: WDBJF65FOW
Help mercedes technicians. The bas/abs, traction light comes on at times, This happens intermittenly. I have got a brake switch code in the past with a generic scan tool. I have already change out the stop light switch twice with o.e.m. parts. One time while i...

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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8320W
Thanks for the quick replies on this posting - some suggested the crankshaft sensor can be defective 'fooling' the computer into setting the camshaft sensor fault code as the computer compares the relative positions of these sensors to make this fault code det... Trouble codes: 112 (bmw code for camshaft sensor), P0340 (obdii code for camshaft sensor).
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
This veh was fixed just by buying another brand new key, turn ON the ignition switch and the veh started perfectly well. Its important to know that when you have a good key, the security indicator (red led located at the left side of the center panel) will bli... Trouble codes: P1570 (DAS to ECM interrupted N3/10).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L drivetrain VIN: WVWPD63B5X
tHE CUSTOMER WENT OUT OF TOWN AND WONT BE BACK FOR 2 MORE WEEKS. the general cosenses is that we have a bad axle.The customer will be back for them I will let everyone know for sure at that time thanks alot
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L side air bag VIN: WVWBF31J6X
Due to concerns of seat wiring damage from alot of seat movement over time I replaced the in seat harness. The code has not reset, I expect reliability. Thanks for the advise about the poor contacts in the under seat connector. I carefully inspected the wiring...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L inter cooler VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
I was given excellent information on this VW. I quickly came to the conclusion that the turbo was bad. I also recomended replacing the intercooler because of the oil saturation. I gave the customer a estimate, which he is unable to afford at this time. Thank y...
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L fuel filter location VIN: YV1MS38294
Thanks for all the excellent replies. Looking into the maintenence interval book that came with the car, under fuel filter replacement it has an asterick which in the footnote lists two engine codes that do not require fuel filter replacement. As some have men...
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