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1997 Audi A4 2.8L compressor inop VIN: WAUDD68D7W
Hi Fellows ! Please help me out of this humidity ! I've no A/C in shop.No A/C in car (fortnately cust.'s car!). i gonna di... No i just add some dye to the freon to charge this A4.Pressure went up to 100 psi: low ,70 psi : high side but A/C clutch is not kick ...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L temp gauge VIN: WBACC932XV
Hello all, I have a BMW here I'm having some trouble with. The vehicle came in with a complaint of overheating. I found the radiator leaking. I replaced the radiator (with integrated overflow tank), overflow cap, and the T-stat. The vehicle still seems to be r...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L no start VIN: WBAAM3345Y
Hello. This Bmw is my personal vehicle and it has been great until now. It will intermittantly not start. When it does it is no crank no start. Battery and dash lights all light up. I checked for power at the starter and there was none. I went to the ignition ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4USCH9346Y
Hello,I am trying to replace the crankcase ventilation valve on this Z3.WHat is the best procedure,as it is not listed in alldata on how to change it.Does the manifold come off,or can you somehow replace it otherwise.Any and all help will be appreciated.Thanks
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53521
Hi Gentlement! Another trouble maker comes to the shop.I've this X5 came in 2 weeks ago .We replace the DMTL pump for the code 143. It came back this week for the same code.First time have this code & came back after changing the Pump. Any of you ever run to i... Trouble codes: 143 (tank leak diagnosiswith DMTL)
1988 Land Rover Range Rover 40th Anniversary Edition 3.5L Forward gears VIN: SALHV114XJ
This came into the shop only going in reverse. It will not go forward in any gear. I'm not that familiar with these, as I primarily work on vintage British. Any thoughts of where I should begin to search??? Thanks!
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Camshafts VIN: WDBGA43E8T
We are replacing a broken timing chain and related head repairs on a '96 MB S420 4.2 that we inherited from another shop. AllData is not real clear about cam timing and marks when replacing a broken chain..assumption is that technician created marks prior to c...
1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCAZNO2AOJ
Does anybody know the firing order for a 88 Rolls Royce Silver Spur
1993 Other European 827i 3000CC electric windows VIN: SARRSCLK2A
the problem with this vehicle is that the winows/ elec sunroof loose the auto function when the key is turned off! when ign is cycled all the window and sunroof need resetting the problem is intermitant, i have checked main power supplies and earths to the con...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Key I.D. VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
I have this 2000 new beetle 2.0 came in without being able to shift from park, easy, brake light switch. Tow truck driver told me that it wouldnt start for him, sure enough it wont start. The antitheft light is on and car wont start. I pulled this code from th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWS29M51M
Just wondering, Has anyone seen oil consumption problems with this engine?? At idle hot, smoking bad from tailpipe. #4 has plug oil fouled badly, 2 and 3 somewhat oil fouled and #1 is OK. Vehicle has 157,000 kms on it. Customer unsure how much oil it is cons...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L lifter noise VIN: YV1T590D4X
car originally came in and we fixed stated items and car left w/no problem. vehicle came back after about 4-5 day with a hoorendious sound from the top end, lifters ? so loud you would swear it was a diesel ! Mil was on and we extracted codes p0332 knocksesor ...

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1981 Porsche 911 3.0L oxy light VIN: 1458793658
thanks for all the replies. the oxy light reset is behind the speedo head, this light will come on every 30 k regardles of a failure, thanks for the help
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Limp-in VIN: YV1LS55A3X
The consensus from replies was to send car to dealer. Before I got replies, we borrowed an Assanmacher scanner. ECM had code for transmission controller problem. TCM had no codes. Checked power and ground to TCM - ok. Sent car to dealer. They found ECM program...
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