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1981 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: ZARBA5413B
I would like to know if there is an air/fuel mixture adjustment proceedure for the Spica injection pump. The throttle linkage is out of adjustment and the throttle plate is open too far at idle (it idles at 2000 rpm). I can reset the throttle plate but must co...
1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC0440K
Greetings to all,I have this audi which will not start after a hot soak (5-10 minutess)after you shut it off.I searched the archieves and read alot about possible bad check valve on the fuel pump so I went and got one.We removed the pump and found what should ...
1995 Audi S6 2.2L Ride VIN: WAULA84A7S
At high speeds, about 75 and up, if you hit a average bump or even a crack in the road, this car will begin to shimmy like you wouldn't believe. It's almost as if you blew a tire it's so violent. You have to hit the brakes hard and slow down to get it to stop....
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: WAUYP64B01
Hi all thanks for looking at this post. We have worked on several all roads here with no problems, but today we put this one up on the hoist and did not have the suspension in jack mode. Now there is a leak at the left front bag, could this be our fault? What ...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37441
To the BMW experts This car came in idling rough & hesitating and stalling coming to a stop.engine light on. We checked codes and found 10 codes stored at computer. Fuel trim & misfire problem. Costumer stated car was never tuned, car has 65000 miles. We decid... Trouble codes: 202 (fuel trim bank-1), 203 (fuel trim bank-2), 242 (misfire cyl-5), 240 (misfire cyl.-3), 243 (misfire cyl.-6), 239 (misfire cyl.-2)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L torque converter VIN: 5UXFB33552
This is for all you euro guys. I've got this X5 that came in 2 weeks ago with a noisey trans. pump, gear slippage, erratic shifts, and mil lamp on. Upon inspection found fluid was burnt and full of metal. Codes at that time were the same as the ones listed bel...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJGX2747V
Thanks in advance- Car came in having overheated. Coolant was a little low on coolant, not much, pressure tested and found no leaks. Found a tsb about sticking t-stats, ordered one from jaguar and replaced. Car does same thing, will idle all the live long day...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C5Y
Jaguar super techs. this is a new one on me.I have a 2000 xk8 that goes into transmission limp home and displays " gearbox fault ). the code that sets is P1605 . My autologic identifies it as "tcm data corrupt ". It also identfied it once as " tcm checksum fai... Trouble codes: P1605, P1605
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L failed test VIN: SAJDA42C71
Hello all; After a battery disconnect and/or mil reset, this car was taken to emission test. It could not be tested because the test station said it had incomplete monitors present, ie; catalyst monitor, evaporative monitor and comprehensive component monitor.... Trouble codes: P1000
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs, traction and hdc warning lamps on VIN: SALTY1246Y
Customer has come in with ABS, Traction and HDC (Hill Descent Control) warning lamps on. The ABS activates on loose gravel and there is also a Code P1590 - Rough Road Signal - set that disables the misfire detection system. I inspected and tested all 4 wheel s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: J83A448810
I am at a loss with this one I cannot find any data for the coils to tell if they are bad. but here is the problem car came in with p0303 and p0305 missfire 3 and 5 ok cust wanted plugs replaced and i did now cyl 3 is the only one missfireing. here is what hap... Trouble codes: P0303
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Lighting VIN: WP0CA2999X
Hi guys, problen with the lights, with the ignition on and car running the park lights and headlights are to come on. Whats happening is the left HID headlamp was burned out, i replaced it but the left running lamps are not coming on, the right side is working...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Heat VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Hey guys, This system appears to be incredibly simple in design. From what I can tell with shopkey and a visual the heat control is regulated by a valve in the end of the core. the valve basically has a driveshaft with two U-joints that directs motion up to t...
1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CD68UT1
car came into shop on a hook,diaognose no start as fuel pump not running,put car on hoist and found gas tank had suck or collasped togrther,had tank replace and new fuel pump installed,checked venting system on car, seems all is o/k ,before sending car out on ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWRS29M91
HELP!! This is the first time we've seen this Jetta. Car came in on hook battery totally dead used jump pack to start car once hooked up cooling fans immediatly came on started car pulled in shop shut down with key out of ignition cooling fans still run reache...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
After installing another engine, trying to set throttle adaption, and trans adaption; using AST scan tool will not communicate with vehicle, The engine does start and run but Mil is illuminated. Tried my MAC generic scantool and Pulled a P0600 code indicating ... Trouble codes: P0600 (CAN BUS communication fault)

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1991 BMW 318is 1.8L camshafts and lifters VIN: WBAAF9318M
I would like to start by thanking every one that replied to this problem child of mine, it is fixed and now on its way out the door hopefully for awhile. I did have a new chain and tensioner with guides which should have been mentioned when i told about the he...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs VIN: WBABS534X1
The replys on the bmw all are saying the same thing, its a dealer fix because even if I put the steering angle sensor on and replace the abs module you still have to have them reprogram the whole system and they are the only one who can do the job. Thanks alot...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Heater core VIN: 3VWPA81H7T
FIXED! Some replies said there are no shortcuts, some said there are. Like the A2 cars, the A/C box is held in place by a single stud through the firewall, while the heater box is held in by 3 studs. By loosening the nut on the single A/C box stud, the clips t...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L door locks power windows power mirrors VIN: WVWRH63B11
hello all, had alot of great responses to this, rechecked all wiring and checked for moisture at module under seat nothing found, ordered a new window motor and installed, everything know works in that door, window, mirror, door locks etc, would like to say th...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L headlight bulbs VIN: YV1R561R62
I need to close this post because time is running out. I did have some good suggestions but nothing I haven't tried except a TSB concerning a harness update that I did check in to but did not apply to my car or problem. There was also a suggestion to put a cap...
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