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1992 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L speedometer VIN: ZARBB42N7N
hello every one,i have this 1992 alfa spider that came in from another shop with no speed reading.th sensor has two wires.i dont have much info on this system if it is an ac pulse generator or something else.the alfa manuel shows it as a three wire sytem but i...
1992 BMW 535i 3.5L gauges VIN: WBAHD2310N
Customer stated that after driving awhile the tach and speedo started spinning around and around...while this was happening the gas gauge fluctuated madly, then the car died. Now the car cranks, but will not start. I noticed that everytime I cycle the ignition...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D6N
HiTechs,this mercedes was towed in,it has a tiny spark on te coil but not enough to make a spark at the plugs,its so tiny that it will not jump a small air gap on the coil.I ohm the crank position sensor and coil,that looks good,any problems with the electroni...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E8R
Have a 94 104 engine that make noise on rev. up. rattle, tapping noise. If I unplug the Variable cam Adjuster the noise is not there. I have pull the valve cover chain tight, an inspected base cam time. At piston tdc the exhaust cam 4 mm hole lines up with th...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCB21CX2
Let me start by saying that I have very little technical information available to me about this vehicle as I am a small domestic shop and have only seen a couple new Beetles. Vehicle was brought in on trailer with complaint of no start. New customer stated tha...

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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBADN62060
The response that I received was amassing and I would like to thank all concerned. The bmw 540 will only be returning at the next service for the brake repairs. Below is a summery of the help received? Sorry Louie [...] don't have any dtc's to give! (1) Check for ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Transmission VIN: WDBGA32G4X
I sent this car to the Mercedes dealer. The circuit board w/sensors was replaced with a new part by me but did not cure the car. Using a scope I verified that the speed sensor signal was arriving at the control module under the hood. The harness checked good. ...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
Hello, Thank you for all your help. The tension on the return spring was a little weak. I just bent it a little bid then erased codes and reset limp solenoid again. Then it worked fine, really touchy spring. Thank, Nick Trouble codes: P1251 (Throttle motor Full PWM in closing direction), P1260 (Throttle return spring too low), P1261 (Throttle binding).
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWANO1HXR
Sometimes you just want to go back to your childhood when things were simple and easy. I rechecked every ground, plug, fuse, relay, connection and wire. No fix, but I could not duplicate the failure, at least not since I had installed the new fuel filter. So, ...
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