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1990 Audi 100 2.3L speedometer VIN: WAUBC5442L
The speedometer bounces back & forth erratically continuously. We have tried another speed sensor with the same result--bouncy needle. Has anyone seen a similar problem and come up with a fix? We suspect there is a bad connection somewhere rather than a bad sp...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJPD184XX
Thanks in advance. This car has intermittant problem with the wipers. They will not shut off. Wiper switch and relays have been replaced. Problem is intermittant and did not act up in shop. I am thinking there is a problem in the park circuit in the wiper moto...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs, rough road VIN: SALTW15421
this vehicle came in about a week ago with rough road light on,tcs and abs ran codes had 1590 I have mitchells and it said to check all speed sensers. i found right front bad. replaced it and did not fix problem. I norm. dont work on these but it is for really...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBHA22E1T
Customer states that the fuel gauge is "dead" at times. He say's that the needle doesn't move at all when he turns on the key. He say's that if it's going to work it will register right away. It's not one of those hit a bump and it'll start working kind of thi...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L trunk latch VIN: WDBRF64J12
we have replaced the trunk latch on this car. the new trunk latch has a 4 pin electrial connector, old one had a 3 pin connector. contacted dealer and they said part was correct and that we had to change connector. they sent us the connector housing only. we n...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBRN47J42
I Changed the Oil last month now the customer returned with oil all over the top after cleaning and driving the car I can see it leaking at the cap If i removed the cap and can feel blow by at idle I would like to know if this has a problem with the PCV system...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L HVAC drain VIN: 4JGAB54EG1
Hey Gang, This one should be a piece of cake for those whose done this before. This ML sounds like it has a lake sloshing around under dash because the drain to the condensate tray is plugged. I've tried clearing this with moderate air pressure and also a coa...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Warning light VIN: WMWRC33433
After doing brake job on front wheels the wear indicator light on the speed O head will not go out. Searched the archives Mini Cooper not listed. Found some info on BMW's tried them but the light is still on. Will it go off after a drive cycle? or does it have...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H7R
hello thank you in advace for any help. i am not really familiar with german vehicles as i am a g.m. tech. i am dealing with this one of our used cars here, intermittenly(more times than not ) has a checkk engine light on with code 2113 cam position sensor sto... Trouble codes: 2113 (cam shaft position sensor)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWSL81H1T
I have just inherited the VW from h-ll. This one was traded in at a local dealership, and shortly after was a doner for trade school training to have an excessive smoke in exhaust burning oil problem fixed. That went well, piston rings and valve stem seals and...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YVILW5520R
fuel pump and relay replaced cap/rotor too, will run great for two weeks then cuts out approx 8 miles will restart always, sounds like fuel issue customer states it took 4/6 tries to restart help no codes/will die with dash lights coming on, no pattern to brea...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L long crank time VIN: YV1TS90D41
came in on the hook, crank but no start. fuel pressure was very low, if any at all. Pulled the back seat out to access the pump. found fuel sitting on top of the sender, the return line was cracked. Ordered new pump ( also did iatn fix search and see that this...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D6X
Hi Volvo tech's, I'm new to Volvo's. The spark plugs 1-3 looked perfect. 4-6 cyls are fouled out and burning very rich. Called dealer, they suggested all new injectors, along with all new coil packs. No change, fouls 4-6 very quickly. Fuel pressure running abo... Trouble codes: 3502 (ign failure), 3542 (cyl 4 missfire), 3563 (cyl 6 missfire), 3552 (cyl 5 ign failure), 271A (long term mixture bank 2 lower partial throttle), 261A (long term mixture regulation lower partial throttle)

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGH83461
thanks to all who took the time to respond,the cust has not returned as of yet,and i have to close this.i think the problem is with the actuator,but right know this is only an educated guess Trouble codes: 117 (throttle potentiometer signal), 119 (throttle potentiometer signal 2), 115 (maf signal), 133 (spring checkthrottle actuator).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hard shift VIN: EA51C12WC2
This was rebuilt using parts from Auto Sports Unlimited in MI. I brought an Autologic scanner and this indicated a bad Trans fluid temp sensor. We replaced this and car ran great. Thanks for the replies, I used VW synthetic ATF at slightly less cost then the J...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1242X
Thanks to all i feel really stupid. Allen was right it was the o2 I switched sides and the problem followed. I have had many prob. getting parts for them. Once again thanks all
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E4X
After smoking the intake system between the turbo and intake manifold, we uncovered a pretty badly split rubber snorkel that was not visible from its location in the car. Replacing the snorkel meant an uninterrupted flow of completely metered air. I have learn... Trouble codes: P0300, P0340, P1300.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSRP69M1
After many of the great suggestions we replaced the main wiring harness([...]). All is well it still seems to be a mystery why?? the continuity seems great but still there is a problem? Th... Trouble codes: 17056 (glow plug cylinder 2), 01039 (ENGINE COOLANT TEMP.-instrument cluster.), 02442 (anti theft).
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