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1997 Audi A4 1.8L clutch VIN: WAUBB88D9V
this audi will arrive in the evening with the clutch pedal to the floor, when it sits over night, you can pump the pedal and its like new again. i'm not sure if its in the hydrolics or the pressure plate, any suggestions?
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L flywheel VIN: WBAHC2314L
have a problem with flywheel teeth keep getting damaged.we have put 2 bosch starters and 2 flywheels in this car and its damaged again.each time they sound good after installing them but only last two weeks.flywheel actually is slightly bent each time after fa...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L cooling fan VIN: WBAGG8339X
BMW guru's. We've got no electronic cooling fan. Power and ground to the cooling fan unit are good, there is a 3rd wire, but there's no wiring diagram in mitchell or alldata. Cooling fan works fine with the engine temperature, but doesn't turn on when the a/c ...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L dash lamps VIN: SAJHY1748N
Hey guys, I need some help here. I have a jaguar with an epectrical problem. I need some diagrams and some input if possible. The vehicle went to another shop because of a battery drain. They found the dash lights staying on and sold the customer a sun load se...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L "transmission fault" message VIN: SAJGX2242W
Hi Guys; This car had a "transmission fault" message on its message center. According to the customer, the car shifted erraticaly like it was trying to find a gear. I could not reproduce the symptoms. There were no OBDII codes in current codes. There was a P11...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L engine management VIN: WDBGA76EXR
we need engine harness number [...] or somebody who can repair by re[lacing all exposed wiring, the coating is falling off. i suspect mb na has harnesses, but is refusing to give them up, except to their "preferred" customers!!! does anybody out ther ha...
1974 Porsche 911 2.7L No Start VIN: 9115110346
HELP.. What looked like something we could handle turned into a nightmare. Good customer came in and brought with him some collapsable tubes for the oil return and gave us ALL kinds of info to replace them Easy fix , until... The vehicle had gotten 3 quarts ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: 3VWSE69M12
Cooling fans only work on high speed(no low). Tried getting into cooling fan module with modis but can not find string.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M73
how can i pinpoint this problem? i have modis that will communicate and a generic tool that works ok. does this car need ecm reflash? the code resets within 10 min of driving and the freeze data is similar each time. any info would be greatly appreciated. than... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: WVWSP61J33
hey, this is my sisters vehicle and i m by no means a volkswagon specialist, anyway this car could barly maintain highway speeds in fact it would lose approximately 20 km/hr going up a very slight incline of the road. she calls me up and asks whats wrong with ...
2001 Volvo C70 2.4L 2-3shift VIN: YV1NC560X1
customer came in wanting a 60k service which included a tranny service. i removed the drain plug and drained the oil. i filled the system acordding to alldata proceeder. now the tranny slips 2-3 shift. i used volvo fluid. is there somthing i'm missing? also i ...

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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF8321W
i had several replies, all pointing to the ews box needing to be realighned at the dealer. the bmw dealer confirmed this and had to replace the immobilzer and then realign it to the cars computer, we were not able to do the final repairs but the deaqler did
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Door Seals VIN: WBABN33461
Scott from PN, Erik from TX, Mel from CA, Eric from TX, Brian from MI and Dang from Virgina all replied replace the seals, though several of them point out the new seals do the same thing in time as did our local dealer, shoot this is Oregon, sad that the trim...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 280CE GRAY M .0L dash lamps VIN: WDB1230531
I used the information supplied by most of the replies. After removing the cluster I found that the dimmer had already been removed previously by some one else. THERE WAS A WIRE SOLDERED ACROSS THE TERMINALS BUT NO DASH LAMPS WERE WORKING. I TOOK THE CLUSTER A...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Alarm VIN: WDBHAZ8E7S
I got the alarm turned off. It appears this is not the factory alarm system, an idea suggested by George [...]. I had noticed an aftermarket-looking siren under the hood. I was fooled by the LED alarm indicator in the dash by the light swith, which looked as ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L starter VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
i could not get this one to act up for me. i looked at the fuse block and did not see any melted termanals. i swaped the starter relay with turn signal relay. customer has decided to take vehicle and see if it acts up agin.thanks for all the help.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L cooling system VIN: WPOCB2980Y
The car was sent to the local dealer. They said some thing cracked internally and recommended a complete engine. They would not take it apart because you might not be able to find out what happened, so $10k for a new engine. John, Luisito and Micheal all had g...
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWZZZ1ZVK
Most replies were about wiring harness plugs and connectors. We finally found the engine computer under the windshield fresh air intake panel where it cops a lot of weather and leaves and crap. We cleaned the connector and pins and used dielectric grease. Also... Trouble codes: 0638 (Engine/Gearbox electrical connection 2 - No signal).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWCS21C31
Thanks to everyone that responded to this problem. As Brett from Indiana suggested, I raised the idle and sure enough the clutch engaged. With the help of another local repair shop, we reset the base idle and the problem was solved.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWPD63B12
Oil cooler it is and was the problem thank you guys very much for the help this car has been a pain in the butt. and the cascade dish soap worked very well on getting it flushed out
1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1BA8746J
Again many great replies recieved, thank's too all who took the time too respond to me. A lot pointed towards the halo in the dist, and bad solder in the relay, and resister prob's... Although spark was great,Inj p/w good,fuel pressure in spec... I took the ad...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2558Y
Thanks to the three gentleman who responded. The customer took car to another shop I recommended because of time and the other shop had the ability to flush the oiling system. The other shop flushed the system, changed the oil, reset the the light, drove it to... Trouble codes: P0014 (Cam timing over advanced), P0015 (Cam timing retarded).
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