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1999 Audi A4 1.8L transmission VIN: WAUCB28D8X
Hello everyone, Last week I bought an AUDI A4 1.8T Quattro. The transmission was supposedly good but there was a small ATF leak coming from the transmission pipes so I changed them and I also changed the transmission fluid (ATF from the dealer). Since, the tr...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325V
Afternoon fellow techs. Ive got this nightmare BMW that keeps throwing a check engine light. Light will come on for awhile(couple of days)and then go out. The code im getting is 212-vanos mechanical fault. We've already replaced the updated piston inside the v...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
alright. car came in for mil on. no running problems. codes p1383 and p1388. i don't think it is the cam solenoids, just can't see both solenoids failing at the same time. went through flow chart from on demand. checked for power to solenoid, continuity to com... Trouble codes: P1383, P1388
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: LANDROVER1
This sweet 1995 Land Rover Discovery with barely 200K on the clock was towed in last monday. Its got that dead nasty nascar style 3.9 v-8 that just breathes fire - if it ran. The owner had installed a new cap, rotor, wires, plugs, and a dist. pickup. He gave m...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A5B
Hi Benz techs,This system very new to me i never worked on one of these but custermer bought car in florda and now here with stalling like the fuel is boiling in fuel distributer.I had good fuel pres. but no power and running rough and before long would stall,...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L obc VIN: WP0CB2985Y
Dear Porsche Friends, on the Boxsters and 996 with On-Board-Computer we have not found a way how to change the outside temp display from Fahrenheit to Celsius. We have the PST2 and we know and can code the A/C from F to C. However with the ouside display we ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L temperature VIN: 3VWSA29M8X
Help. We need to replace the A/C Air Temperature Sensor part #[...] and CANNOT determine exactly where this puppy is located. Can anyone help tell us exactly where its located and what is involved in replacing this animal?? Thanks in advance.
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8855L
This car has hard starting hot and cold. Fuel pressure is 38 koeo. Spark is strong and consistant. Compression is 190 to 210 for all 4 cylinders. Cranking injector on time is 9.6 ms cold. The coolant sensor is nearly impoosible to get to. The throttle has to b...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L lubrication VIN: YV1LS5648V
trying to find any info on oil jet piston cooling system tried alldata and internet with no luck volvo dealer no help either cooling valve #[...] what does it do? thanks future classics
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L rear brakes VIN: YV1LS55A7X
air in rear brakes described below
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS2551T
Hey guys, Need some help. This car came in very low on power & smoking blue smoke like a freight train. Initial evaluation determined that the turbo had shaft broken in two. We replaced with a rebuilt turbo. Customer pickup up the vehicle & drove for approxima...

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1987 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L idle too high VIN: WAUHD044XH
Thanks everyone for the help. I checked the throttle microswitch again and again. Also rechecked leaks with the smoke machine pressurized and found none. Installed a new idle air valve and no change at all. Idle was still too high. The idle controller waqs als...
1999 Audi A8 4.2L Torq.converter/gear incorect ratio VIN: WABG34D7XN
Thank you everybody for help! It was a brake switch!I check wiring to switch and to ecu it was good,get new swith inst.,and customer didnt come back!!! Thankyou again!!!
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Steering Hose VIN: SALPA1242X
Looks (and more importantly sounds) like its a fix! Replaced the hi pressure hose from pump to the steering gear box. Filled up the power steering system with BG power steering synthetic fluid and test drove it. No more 'call of the wild' moaning and customer ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB81H6W
Thanks for the replies.The fix was as many stated a bad coil.I normaly won't through parts at a car. I guess spark wasn't strong enough. The maf readings went back to normal once car started. Alex [...] mentioned the maf is like that with koeo.Talk about possibl...
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