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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L abs VIN: WAVBJ58C7P
After performing the repairs listed the ABS activates when depressing the brake pedal at any speed. With the ABS turned off the brake pedal operates fine. After replacing the calipers we bled the R/R, R/F, L/r then L/f as advised. We have checked for signal fr...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L in neuatral VIN: WAULC68E21
trany knocking? rattle goes away with clutch depressed. seems to only make noise when a/c on? tear down reveals nothing apparent, read something about spun bearing not seeing anything to put my finger on? heard trany replacement 5k?
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: SAJNV4844K
Jag Techs, I am trying to bleed the rear brakes on this car after replacing pump, pump runs but cannot get any fluid out of the rear calipers any hints for this one?? Thanks, Steven [...]
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alarm VIN: SAJHX6247V
the security system will arm and within 15 - 45 seconds it will sound off without anything being disturbed. checked all inputs and outputs of alarm control unit. the rear door switches seem to be working fine, but when testing V at the CU i have 12V until inte...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Cylinder head VIN: WDBCB25D0H
Hi fellows: I just bought this 87 300(M603 diesel) with a cracked head. The part# is R603-016-14-01. I think it has never been replaced before. I donít want to pay $2300 for a new head. So, I called a few machine shops around here, but no one has shown inter...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEB31E7S
vehicle has poor accelration, hard starting, and smokes both at idel and on a load. It is running on all cylinders. Really do not know a lot about these diesels, need a lot of help. This vehicle belongs to a friend, and could really use the help, thanks in adv...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3CD68U2S
this vehicle went from 11/14/05 to 7/25/06 with out having a discharged battery. on 11/14/05 customer said climate control was stuck on high. we never experienced this problem. on 7/25/06 customer stated that the after run cooling fans were staying on. again w...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E21
We have a saab that first came in with noise in upper end. we found 6 of the lifters down so replaced and did a oil pressure check (30psi@2000rpm). still had noise droped oil pan and checked the pick up screen and it was allmost pluged up. so cleaned it,checke...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1971 BMW 2002 121.3CID timing chain
Hello all and thank you for the help, especially george. The camshaft timing was off. The original installer put the crankshaft at 12 o'clock to the ground and the camshaft at 6 o'clock to the engine. I aligned them so that the crank key was at twelve(to the e...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L 2.5
Thanks to all the replies, The car came back yesterday with no noise so it is fixed with a new vanos. I called my BMW dealer for the updates and they said none where available for this car but I did see the tension spring add on the 96 and up 328 [m52] engine....
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6326W
Hi Fellows, Thanks to all that responded. It was the EWS. I had it towed to the dealer, for them to realign the DME to EWS and it turns out the EWS is fryed. Being they are Vin specific, and have to be ordered from Germany, it will be three to five days before...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Shifter Light VIN: WBAFB33501
Thanks for all the help customer does not want to spend the time to find why light is on he said if the draw is within spec good enough. Thanks again...Tim
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, eml light on VIN: WBADT43461
Thankyou!!! The throttle body was the fix. One of the pots in the unit had failed. The car runs just beautifully and the cust is happy. Another one down thanx to people like y'all! Thanx, Alex. Trouble codes: 115 (throttle valve adaptation).
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1241W
Thank you for your help. As many of you pointed out this is a Discovery, Not a Range Rover. Once I got the right info in MOD it showed a nice picture of where the main relay is. Right next to the washer bottle. New relay nad it runs great. I still have an in... Trouble codes: P1193, P0158, P1317, P1318, P0560.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Controller VIN: WDBHA28E7T
Thanks to dave from texas, Chuck from florida, Richard from florida, and ken from kentucky. You all had thew right answer for this one. there are two flat holes at the bottom of the control unit.you need to make two flat pcs of metal with one side filed down, ...
1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L timing belt VIN: WP0JB0920G
Thank you guys for the tremendous response. Almost everyone said SOHC engine would be alright but the 32valve DOHC would definately crash valves. One response said he had seen one escape. Customer was advised and wanted to put belt on and test with the underst...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E01
Get with the vehicle right in the morning, smoked it; found three leaks: One is at the valve cover's grommet, one at the intake manifold's vaccuum switching valve (mounting bolt is missing, but the engine vacuum kept it in place while running), the last leak w... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M91
Thank's to All, After chking for air leak's found none. I replaced the MAF Sensor. VW's have a high failure rate with this part . Thank's to all who replied. G.T. Trouble codes: P1142.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L instrument panel VIN: WVWZZZ9CZ2
Hi all, The majority of the replies on this one pointed to the instrument cluster being faulty. We carried out voltage tests at the rear of the cluster with no faults found. I spoke to several instrument repairers about a possible fix but couldn't find anyone ...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1AA885XL
Thanks for all the great replies. Everyone nailed it. The arrow on the flywheel was not pointed correctly. Vehicle back in time, and running perfectly again. Thanks, Lou
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVS29581
good afternoon techs, thanks for all the good ideas, we had allready verified good fuel pressure and we had inspected the regulator vacuum line for fuel. thanks to dan also we did inspect the turbo hoses for rips and or collapsing when driving. The problem e... Trouble codes: P0107 (map/baro ckt low input), P0172 (bank 1 system rich), P0326 (knock snr 1 ckt range/per bank 1 or sig sensor).
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