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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L rear differential VIN: WBACH9344Y
BMW Techs! The rear differential is Howling! The dealer replaced with a factory reman. unit. The noise increased over the previous unit at all speeds, customer refused delivery, they kept it and must have shimmed it because the noise changed to mostly highway ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L vacuum diagram VIN: WDB1070451
Howdy, I am trying to finish up this beast and I need a vacuum diagram, Mine has a three hose switch on the throttle body and a single advance vacuum port on the distributor, and two thermal vacuum switches with no air pump but does have egr. All the diagrams ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L timing chain VIN: WDBDA29D1N
having trouble finding out whether this is an interference engine
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil leak VIN: WDBEA32E4S
This car had an oil leak, dealer said it was the front crank seal, we cleaned oil off engine found the valve cover gasket leaking at the back half moon. We relpaced the valve cover gasket and now it's back leaking again. It's not only leaking at the back of th...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF65J9Y
I have this E 320 that the customer stated that yesterday he came to a stoplight and the car stalled. It would not restart. The engine cranked, but would not start. He had it towed home and it started up then and now runs fine. It has no codes and all data loo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WVWI8R7U4Y
Greetings to all Benz gurus. This S500 gets towed in for not coming out of park. Of course I check the brake switch and lights which are working and I replace the switch to no avail. Next I remove the center console to access the shift box (not Fun). Shift box...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82J4Y
this car has missfire detected on # 2 5 6 as soon as you try to drive it shut it off and restart it and it runs fine until you put a load on the motor. i have tried to switch the coils to different cylinders but no change. also tried to switch injectors and no... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305, P0306
2000 Mercedes-Benz A140 1.4L srs VIN: WDB1680312
Hi gents, I have just received this merc a140. I get the code faulty control modul n212 on the scan tool. I beleave the modul is faulty do i need to reprogram a new modul if i fit one. Does any one know if this is a common fault on merc or possible harness fau...
1957 MG mga 1400CC susp. torque specs VIN: HDA4319752
Hi Folks, I am doing some front end work on this 1957 MGA and have been unable to find torque specs. What I am looking for is all nuts/bolts for the front lower control arms and kingpins and also the outer tie rod end to knuckle nuts. If anyone can point me to...
1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, TCS LAMP ON VIN: YS3CL48M3P
car would not idle and would only run on the throttle cable (limp home) we checked the basics first - all fuses ok - replaced abs pump relay due to failing on our our relay tester - checked vacuum solenoid on firewall which feeds vaccum to the throttle body to...
1988 Volkswagen Fox 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWBA03C2J
Car towed to shop as it dies out while driving. Customer said he just bought this car from a used car dealer a month ago and he's been driving less than a 1000 miles. He installed new fuel pump and still won't run, so he put back the old pump before he towed t...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: VWWAA63B6W
does any one know what the normal time out of a vw passat we have a drain on the system that seems to last for approx 5-7 hrs.of about [...]. after that time it drops off to about 25-19 milliamps is this normal??? thanks in advanced.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L all gears VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Hello everyone This car has been working fine until last nite when at about 90 km/h, transmission came out of 4th gear down to third while cruising. Now every drive has very erractic shifting. I have to actually left off of the throttle for trans to go into 3r...

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1997 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D4V
thanks for all the help from all whom replied. finally fixed problem vehicle. after countless time checking and checking camshaft sensor with lab scope without any luck seeing any faults and checking all wiring to and from ecm. decided to replace the new oem c... Trouble codes: 17799 (camshaft sensor shorted to ground).
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Readiness VIN: WAUDA34B7X
Well, I waited to post this to see if the customer would return with the check engine light on, well that did not happen. As Scott from NY pointed out some states allow 1 or 2 readiness windows to show as not ready, Oregon included, we sent the car thru and it...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C5Y
Just as the code implied it did indeed need a trans. control module. One person had seen this code before on a Land Rover and verified the fix as a replacement of the trans.module.One interesting note here is that the used replacement module had different lett... Trouble codes: P1605, P1605.
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Recirculated air servo VIN: SALPV1245T
It looks like, that this job should take 2-3 hours, and the right blower has to be removed with the recirculation flap. The labor time quoted by Dealer and Alldata was not correct, as I suspected. The dashboard doesn't have to come apart. The customer did not ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D0K
thanks to everyone who offered advice alot of good ideas. the vehicle had alot of pressure in the gas tank once releived it started and ran great. i put the fix first so those who didn't want to read on wouldn't have to. for those who want some more info here ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Conv.Top VIN: WDBFA66E8N
Thanks for all the help, Guys. We attempted to synch the windows, check the codes, disconnect/reconnect the soft top control module...still nothing. Luckily another 500SL came in for repair(...conv. top, believe it or not!) so we swapped the soft top control m...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L 3-4 upshift, 4-3 downshift VIN: WDBEB28E9P
Thank you all for your replies regarding this Benz transmission. I have worked on a lot of these transmissions yet the problem while simple eluded me for some time. After rebuilding the valve body, trans still continued to shift with same symptoms, sometimes n...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L srs VIN: 4JGAB54EBY
OK people, the car is fixed. I just got the car back in today and checked ALL the connections to the front bags and still the same codes.My thanks go to Alex from Ga,. I am not a novice on coding systems such as SRS ABS and body computers or diags on srs, I am...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Lighting VIN: WP0CA2999X
Turns out my suspisions were right, I replaced the DRL relay and the very expensive light bulb and all is well. The relay is located above the fuse panel, it is a dual relay which makes sense because only one side was working. Thanks, Rob
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC21J0Y
Hey guys, sorry in the delay of posting the fix, but I wanted to make sure it was definetly fixed. I can say this one is fixed. Let me first thank everyone that took the time to reply to my request for help. I replaced the MAF with a new one from the dealer an... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire recognized), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P1128 (bank 1 long term fuel trim system too lean).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Sorry to take so long to close this post but customer just came back for the fix. It was as many assured me the MAF sensor causing the PO1128. I replaced it after double checking for vac leaks and finding none. Thanks to all that took the time to help out. Trouble codes: P1128.
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KS9604V
Thanks to all who replied. The majority suggested replacing the transmission selector switch (Volvo calls it the PNP switch) and flushing the transmission fluid. The PNP / selector switch was not the problem in this car. The problem was the lock up solenoid. T...
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