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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA3E1RA
This is a strange problem, maybe a Mercedes tech has seen this one. Vehicle runs normally in park, engine revs smoothly, when try to accelerate from a dead stop it is almost good at a very light throttle, normal throttle it goes to about 1500-1800RPM and bogs ...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WPOAA0945F
Thanks in advance from anybody that can help, especially Porshce techs. Customer recently bought this 944 with a leaking water pump. I replaced the pump and timing belt, found the cam off by 1 tooth, balance shafts each off by 2 teeth. Car ran well upon comple...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48L91
This Saab is coming back in, this coming Tuesday for the same code which is P1181 Mfr Ctrlled Fuel & Air Metering (too lean). The first time it came in the fuel trims looked good at idle and cruising down the road (Fuel trims are + or - 5 % either idle or crui... Trouble codes: P1181 (Mfr Ctrlled Fuel Air metering too lean)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Cooling Systems
hey guys! thanks in advance to anyone who replies.i have a 00 volkswagon jetta 2.8l.the customer drove in complaining of overheating and coolant loss.i found a bad head gasket leaking right by the motor mount.i changed the head gasket and also new waterpump,th...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L bleeding VIN: WAUBA24B1W
good morning; this car is gone, but i dont feel like the brake pedal is as good as it should be. however the car stops fine. all the bleding replies were allready done. i even borrowed a special bleeder (phenix something or other) and bled it up from the b...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGJ8323W
finally had a little time to take vehicle to an independent bmw specialist...after about 1 hr...they call me up & tell me to pick vehicle up that its ready...charge $75 for recoding short summary... new amplifier $1200.00 diagnostic fee at BMW d...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242X
Three responses suggested likely vapor leak. I've checked for leaks a number of times on this vehicle with no success. Part of the problem is that code only occurs occasionally, every few months. I've discussed gas cap/fueling warnings with customer more than ... Trouble codes: P1447 (Evap canister vent valve performance).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L A/C system VIN: WDBJF20FXT
I want to thank all of you for your help, especially Steve [...], who hit it dead on!! The electric fan assembly purchased by my customer shop from world-pak was wired backwards. The wiring at the connector matched by color with the other fan and the vehi...
2000 Mercedes-Benz A140 1.4L srs VIN: WDB1680312
Thank you for all the usefull information i received about the srs modul. I sent the car to mercedes benz and i am waiting for them to fit a new modul. I am waiting to hear back from them.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L rear suspension VIN: 4JGAB72E91
I thought I had closed this before, it must not have taken.:) Thanks to all and I will remember all the posts when dealing with this model again. I don't know if greasing the ball joint in previous vehicles eventually worked (it didn't work in the time I still...
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