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1996 Audi S6 2.2L Brake Light VIN: WAUKA84A8S
The red Brake Light, not the ABS or Pad Wear Indicator light, is on at times. It will come on and flicker then go off. I am unclear as to what this represents, the brake fluid level is full, the brake pedal feels normal - does not seem to have a pressure acc...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L reverse VIN: WBAHD631XN
I'm trying to help out a friend. He had this Bimmer towed in with the transmission slipping in drive, he did a soft rebuild, reman torque converter. He reinstalled the unit and it worked well and had crisp, normal shifts in all gears, but had a three second de...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBABJ6323R
Hello, I am posting this for a co-worker, and I have not looked at this car. I am looking for things to check that may cause this surge under acceleration. He states that there is a gauge on the dash (fuel economy?)that flutters when the symptoms occur. Any id...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L auto leveling VIN: SALTW12461
This unit has a leveling system for the rear suspension which also has a button on the dash that can be pushed to manually raise the rear ride hight. MOD has no info on this system whatsoever. I found a blown fuse, replacing this fuse caused the suspension war...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D1G
Hellow again all you mercedes guys this car is driving me nuts came in for the air blowing only our of the center vents and the defrost vents, has no floor or side vent opperation. i have removed the entire dash and vacume tested all lines and valves to ensure...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5L timing chain
Hello all. I am putting a cylinder head on this little "baby Benz" but I am not sure how to time the chain on the injection pump. I know Volkswagen diesels very well, but this is a different animal. I purchased several tools from Baum, which I think is what I...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Cylinder head VIN: WDB1400422
This Merc was towed to the shop with medium to loud upper cylinder noise. Removed access. drive belt & noise persisted. Customer said all had been ok til he left the vehicle sitting for 3-4 weeks and noise occurred on start & remained.After listening closely w...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L blower fan not working VIN: WDBEA34E3S
need some help fiding contrower for blower michel not to much help. is there a way to get to blower motor feed wire ? and where is the motor at in side ?
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Customer says the car will not restert after a hot soak following a long drive. I have let the car run in the lot and roadtested it and it will not act up. The car has been here several times for this problem. It has no codes in it. I think that leaves out the...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel injection pump VIN: WDBJF25H2X
This diesel engine has an extended crank. Especially if car has been sitting or if car is parked facing up hill. If car is parked facing done hill it will usually start right up. Generly when we have this problem with later model Mercedes diesel replacing the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA2467Y
attention all mercedes techs!!! electronic ignition does not recognize key and will not turn. also, central locking system and keyless entry inop from remote and switch from inside the vehicle. any help or information would be greatly appreciated!
1995 Porsche 968 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WP0AA2963S
customer tracks car & dies on hard cornering to right checked air induction boot-ok we do not want to get buried in this car has any one seen this before? thanks Dick [...]
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48E2X
car came in 2 weeks ago with a blown motor, purchesed a shortblock from saab and had the head rebuilt and motor assembled at local machine shop, after installation and transfer of misc. sensors and such, motor started and ran fine. during initial test drive ve... Trouble codes: P1300
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VW5A81M21
A/c inop. no comp. clutch engagement, system is fully charged. Low pressure switch replaced to no avail. All fuses checked none blown. Alldata wiring diagram leaves much to be desired, diagram shows ambeint temp switch near rt. headlight, I can't find it! Also...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L traction control VIN: WVWMD63B6X
vehicle towed in with a smoked clutch. young man claims it went out suddenly with no prior slipping or problems. tore down and found metal on metal at disc to pressure plate with large chunks of lining in the bell housing. flywheel side of lining was ok, looks...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M92
hi techs, got this jetta with P0171 code, customer has been drove into dealer and our shop. We both replaced all related parts like air flow meter(dealer did),dealer even suggest customer to replace the air pump. We found there is a crack hose (PCV vent hose ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 System too lean)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSP69M53
Car came in with broken timing belt that someone else tried to replace. Removed valve cover, found broken parts. Removed head, had machine shop replace parts (lifters and cam). Reinstalled head, set belt timing to specs. Started it up and it ran fairly good un...
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L No Start, MIL Lamp on, fuel pump runs w key VIN: 1YV1X8845K
Hi, volvo came to us with a no start. We had spark, fuel, compression, pulled a plug and they were a bit worn and fuel fouled, we changed them and vehicle fired up and runs ok. Check engine light was on, in shop key manual states to check codes us self tester ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L No Start
Good afternoon everyone i have a 98 s70 that came in for no start. After checking it was determined that it had no spark. We noticed that the ignition coil had a large burned white spot on it and when checking we had power on both sides of the coil. I did not ...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L No crank VIN: ZAREA43LXM
On this car there is a alarm modual in the trunk by the batt. It was very coroaded inside. We replaced the modual and it started rite up.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJHX1245W
thanks for the help. The problem ended up to be in the torque converter. Again thank you for the help Kent
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A5B
HI benz techs,Sorry it took so long to get back was waiting to her back from custermer.After doing some of the test you all posted i found the warm up reg to be the problem but after pricing it out the custermer did not want to put any more money in the car an...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA66EOM
Install a rebuild Pytom CSI unit. This was my mistake. One day I will learn. Got CSI Dist. new unit from dealer, All better
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E5T
Replies were very helpful. Replaced the fuel level senders and gauge is OK. I also found that the injectors did not show good patterns on the scope. I attempted to clean the injectors to no avail. Recommended to replace the injectors. I believe this will fix h... Trouble codes: 117 (Attempt when starting system performed with if 2 locked), 37 (Inj. cyl. 1 short to), 39 (Inj. cyl. 2 short to), P0300 (Random misfire 200), 182 (Safety fuel shut-off switch signal for LH/HFM n3/4).
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L cruise controll VIN: WDBFA67F9W
Thanks for the help, replacing the brake light switch did it (and inexpensive too!). Its been 2 weeks since the repair was done and light(s) have not come back on.
1966 Other European 3000 mk III .0L turn signal VIN: HBJ8L34545
Thanx to all who replied and were kind enough to fax over schematics!! This problem turned out to be wires touching inside the steering column. I had to reverse everything I was taught due to this car having positive ground. The wires were completing the circu...
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start
First of all thank you very much to all the porsche techs out there. Replaced the dme relay as suggested by 90% of the replies. The car starts better now then it ever did since the owner bought it. Purchased the part from porsche dealer customer cost 70.00 dol...
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AT76L4K
Thanks for all the helpful replies. After testing all inputs and outputs of LH control module we found intermittent open in signal wire to LH control unit. Upon further investigation we found the wiring harness between the EZK and LH control modules had desent...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stalls and no start VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Thank you to all that replied. This was a real challenge... The Turbo Beetle is very tight in the engine compartment. The engine wiring harness runs from under the battery tray down to the transmission across to the engine block, moves up about 2 inches and th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSS29M01
I finally broke down and brought it to a local VW dealership, They found the Mass Air Flow Sensor bad, The first one was a faulty new in the box part, (the last 2 post I have had has been new oe parts that were bad in the box) thanks for all the help guys. Sor... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss fire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8844M
I've tried a new ignition module and coil and the car runs fine now. Thank's for all help I've received from you guys.
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L mil VIN: YV1RS58D67
thank you all i send the cust. back to the volvo and they will fix the problem for free the cust. was very happy. thank you all
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