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1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00BXL
Hi Folks The vehicle was towed in no start. I have very little info on this vehicle. I do have a wiring schematics for the ECU ,but thats it. I have checked all the power and grounds at the ECU, also checked distributor pulse at ECU pin 1 is good. With noid li...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L drivline VIN: SAJKX6246W
Jaguar techs...this vehilcle has a peculiar noise. A kind of drone at 50 mph in fifth gear at 1600 rpm. You hear it with everything turned off (radio and A/C), Drop it down into 4th at 50 mph or drop the speed until 1600 rpm in 4th and it isn't there. Customer...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
So, I've covered a few of the basics on this car. Meaning, replaced all ignition components (wires, plugs, cap, rotor, points). The car feels like it has about 50hp when accelerating, and will not spin over 4200 rpm no matter what. I can go through the littany...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L shift interlock VIN: WDBGA43E9R
Vehicle was towed and parked on a hill in the tall grass out front. Engine starts and runs. Won't shift out of park. I need a quick way to get it into reverse and then drive to get it into the shop for complete repair. I hope to not have to have a tow truck dr...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E7R
Thanks to everyone ahead of time, The A/C compressor sometimes will cut off & not restart unless you cycle the key.It may go for several days without a problem. Pulling codes 98 & 99, for the aux cooling fans,from the control panel, but the fans do have a pro...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L transmission VIN: WDBGA43G0W
hello fellow MB techs. i got this vehicle in my shop which has a loud clunking (rattle)type noise coming from the back of the transmission area. it can be heard (felt) through the tranny pan and also at the rear shaft (frt. of driveline). noise happens only in...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 3rd Brake Light VIN: WDBLK65G3X
This one is a stumper for us, perhaps someone else has run into it. The car presented for a State Inspection and the tech noted the 3rd brake light, mounted in the trunk was not working. We verified ground at the light assembly, it consists of multiple LEDs o...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ready monitors VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
This car was brought in for a OBD2 emissions failure. It failed to set the ready monitors for O2 sensor, O2 sensor heater, Cat converter, and Evap Test. Road test with scan tool coolant temp at 200f O2 sensor switching. Customer put 400 miles since state test....
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cruise control VIN: WVWNA63B9X
This Passat came in with cruise not working, couldn't get it to set. The vehicle has had a new switch put in the column and had the brake switch replaced. It will set at times and then disengage after driving for a while (maybe 20 minutes or up to 2 hours), af...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L SRS light, Oil/engine stop light, CAN buss VIN: WVWAH63B51
Hello. At times on this Passat, the SRS light will illuminate and the oil/stop engine light will come on. It is very intermittant. The customer says it has happened six times. She belives it to be heat related, as it problem will occur if the vehicle sits in t...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B82
Hi, and thanks for reading this post. This vehicle came in with these codes listed and a very bad misfire. we replaced the 3cyl injector and plug. the car started and ran fine until we test drove and under load a slight to moderate misfire accured. rescanned a... Trouble codes: 16687 (random misfire), 16687 (random misfire), 17647 (inj circuit 3 open circuit. generic code p203)
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L no upshift VIN: YV1LS5525R
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 94 Volvo in because the customer stated it would not move. What we found is that intermittently, the transmission will not upshift out of 1st. They said an upshift type light was flashing at time...

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L clutch VIN: WAUBB88D9V
we replaced the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder and bled the system out using dot 4 brake fluid, the car is no longer expiranceing the problem, we belive that the master was leaking internally... so thanks everyone for all your help!!!
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WAURD68D01
customer sent cpu to performance company to be reprogramed .
1991 BMW M3 2.3L Check Engine Light VIN: WBSAK0316M
The answer is this 1991 BMW M3 does not have a “Check Engine” light. I want to thank all that responded and especially the extra time that Tom from Monterey Bay Motor Works took to look it up and email me the info. Also Dominic [...], he owns one of these and ...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L timing VIN: WBABJ6312R
The fix to this vehicle was replacing the vanos unit. We had to order directly from dealer at a cost of $450.00. After 1 week of testing and deciding our next step we ordered and patiently awaited the arrival of this part (1.5 weeks). The good news is that thi...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Door locks & windows VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Thankyou Scott [...](not a beemer fan).You were all correect in stating that the driver door latch/lock actuator was defective.This part is tight to install but straight forward & solved our dilemma.
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1242W
Thanks to all that replied. Several suggested that there is sleeve movement which is causing this overheating problem, and we suspect that to be the case, but cannot verify as there is no coolant loss. We are installing a ceramic block sealer to try to get thi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil leak VIN: WDBEA32E6S
resurface the head & install new head gasket & that took care of the oil leak, thanks to everyone
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L condenser fans VIN: WDBJFSSF3V
Tank you to all that replied but there was no module behind the left head light and there are no relays in the under hood fuse box. This car also had a full refrigerant charge and the high side pressures were over 350psi and still no fans. I followed the wires...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Air Pump VIN: WVWPD63B2X
Thanks for all who replied. Due to very random nature of failure we have not fixed this car yet. We instructed the owner to remove the power relay and to let us know if relay clicks when removed. Hopefully this will let us know which direction to go from there...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L face vents VIN: WV2MH4706Y
This car is fixed!! Special thanks to Maynard [...] who offered to fax me a diagram of the a/c servo's and control devices, I took him up on the offer and that got us there pretty quick. There are 2 servo's and one controller, the controller is located under t...
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