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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Steering gear VIN: WAUBG84D8V
Hello techs, Just replaced a leaking steering gearbox on the this audi and installation went fine. On driveability, turning left no issues, turning right has very slight hesitation/stiffness the first instant you turn wheel. After that the assist is fine. I i...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Unknown VIN: WGUJRFY46V
Greetings Benz masters... Iam in a bind with this one. This C class comes in last week with the EC light on and AC inop. I scan codes, replace both sensors on the drier and all is well. That lasted a week and now the car is back... this time there is no EC lig...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Power windows VIN: WDBJH82F8W
When using the power window, all will roll down without a problem. When trying to power the window back up, a quick clunking noise and the window quits. When it stops, all the windows are inoperative. After a short times, the windows may start working again. S...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3EF48E4Z
Hello saab techs! This 9-5 has a shake or vibration at 63 to 65 mph . We have been over this vehicle and are not seing anything that is causing it. Sometimes it is more pronounced than others. I have driven this alot but cannot say what is causing it. The cust...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E4X
I've about run out of ideas. Car came from another shop, stalling misfire, hard start hot. Scanned OBD for codes, P0300, p1300, p0340. No crank sensor signal, replaced sensor, No TPS signal, Replaced Throttle body (can't buy TPS separately) Replaced Bosch for ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0340, P1300
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB81E3W
runs & drives great & has a new distributer. voltage & ground inputs to the distributer are good. we performed voltage drops on them. we checked for tsb's did not find any that applied. Trouble codes: P0341 (cam posistion sensor a circut)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
thanks in advance for any help or ideas i know anyone responding has taken their time to help and i appreciate it. this beetle came into shop a month earlier to have a/c checked-had no freon in it-pulled vacuum it held so we charged system-compressor running ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
Hello, all- Am looking for a little guidance before proceeding on this one. Local Fast Lube did an oil change, drained the automatic trans. by mistake. This is the VW "sealed for life" transmission, using the very expensive "VW only" fluid which is filled thro...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Surge, under load VIN: YV1TS90D1Y
Hi this car has a intermittent surge,at times voilent, under load on highway. Accelerator pedal to the floor. I checked for high boost from turbos and is about 8 to 10 psi. At times at intial accel i will see high boost.approx 25 psi for only a second. I can m...

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1996 BMW M3 3.2L Engine VIN: WVSB69321V
Fixed! Here's the scoop... I was finally able to get in touch with a long time dealer tech through a friend. He told me that back in 97-98 they were dealing with this all the time. The fix is to replace the Vanos unit as well as the Intake Cam gear, and the sp...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L top VIN: WBABK8331X
The two replies I received were like manna from heaven. The both said the exact right method to rephase the 3 motors so they are in synchronization. Thank you both for taking the time to give information!! I did the process and all is well. It is as follows an...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5AJJPALF3B
hi gents, After trying three faulty airmass meters, another jag came in with a shifter that was jammed. I quickly tried his airmass meter and the car would start but not rev. So I bought a new set of plugs and the car started up perfect. I checked the oxy sens...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L auto leveling VIN: SALTW12461
Well this is a fix even without the Land Rover scan tool that two of the replies said I am wasting my time trying to diagnose without it. I realize that there are some faults that cannot be diagnosed without the scan tool but I have NEVER been one of those guy...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WPOEB0911J
Thanks to all who replied; I used a vacula tool and removed the excess oil. The vehicle has aprox. 11 quarts in it at the present. The customer did drive the porche for 2 days with 13 quarts of oil in the dry sump system and reported no problems, although he d...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Oher Heating VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Again I thank all of you who responded. Each of you confirmed my feelings. Gootta say though only 2 of you questioned the block test chemical turning yellow. My guess was that the engine getting around 150 deg F was allowing enough swell to allow the gases int...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2NB47062
Hello Friend I have got a few responses on this one that i try but since i don't fully understand the system, the Owner and I decide that it will be best to take to the Dealer for repair and to see if they was a recall on the torque converter Thank you All f... Trouble codes: 18032 (Mileage Call Up Circuit ON Active), 01192 (Torque Coverter Clutch Malfunction).
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L speed sensor VIN: YVILZ56D3X
Make a long story short, we advised the customer that it might need and abs controller. He will bring it back for it when he has more money. Thank you all for your replies, very helpful.
2003 Volvo S60 AWD 2.5L Starter relay control VIN: YV1RH59H83
Thank you all for you timely replies. I gained lots of insight to this Vida system.As for this vehicle I sent it to the dealer to see if they could confirm my suspicions about the antenna at the ignition switch being at fault.I spoke with The dealer Tech and e...
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