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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L igniton switch VIN: WBACG8325V
hi guys , i got a 1997 bmw 318ti car came in with bad ignition switch the key spins & seems like a broken ignition cylinder lock ( tumbler). have any one of you guys replace one of these ignition cylinder locks on these cars. we need some help please, accordin...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441206
Hi mercedes techs. This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine and is sitting in the shop for a week now.the problem is that it wouldn't start when it is problem starting when is repair has been done on it yet. thank you for your help in advance. k...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDB2100612
Hello group and thanks again , We have another strange one, This car came in with classic Air mass meter symtoms and codes to match. what we thought was a routine job has turned sour. After fitting air mass meter engine started Ok, After doing adaptation with ... Trouble codes: P0170 (p0173-), P0173
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L rotors and pads VIN: 4JGAB75E73
Hello group, I am having a problem getting rid of a squeek in the front of this truck. I have installed all new pads and rotors in the front and rear. The brake pads are pagids and the rotors are brembos. I am having this problem on all my ML500's and I try to...
2003 Peugeot 206 GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: VF32CRFNF4
Fellow Techs, WE have this Pug that is giving us grief.The car came in with check engine light on & displaying messages"catalytic convertor fault" and "anti polution fault" on center display.WE have limited scanner access.Two codes in memory for missfire on c...
1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7L leak VIN: 9110101704
I am looking for the injector line from the fuel dist to injector. Porsche can get it for me in a week maybe. I am wondering if any one knows of an aftermarket suplier. The part # is [...]. It is the line for #3. Thanks
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Cooling Fans VIN: WV2KB47011
Hello to all: The car came in with both cooling fans having exploded and holed the radiator. I replaced both cooling fans (Seimens)and the radiator. I refilled with coolant and went to test the car. The cooling fans do not operate at all under any conditions....
2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2 upshift high rpm VIN: 9BWDE61J34
sounds like severe gear grinding noise, can only get into gear by moving shifter slightly back toward 1st gear position, then slowly puling into second gear... (suspect real diff is that rpm has dropped while doing this to well below the threshold where proble...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Charging VIN: YV1JA874M3
Greetings to all I have this volvo which at times does not charge.The repair shop that sent car to me changed the alt.5 times and after about two weeks of driving it the battery goes dead.They also put in anew battery.My tests show at idle with the ac on headl...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9613S
Techs: have no spark and no noid light flash. Have signal from impulse sensor but none from camshaft sensor. Have 12 volts going to the camshaft sensor but no signal when I check with oscilloscope. Customer says camshaft sensor is new so he gave me his origina...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Hesitation, no accelaraion VIN: YV1LW61J2Y
calling any volvo masters!!! have this volvo here came in no check engine lite customer says runs rough. scan engine pull code p0327 knock sensor low input b1 s1 test drive its flat to the take off no power at all replaced knock sensor still no better. it trow... Trouble codes: P0327

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1997 Audi A4 2.8L dome light VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Thanks to Mark, Assad, and Bradley for the input but Bob is the one that nailed it! It was the lighting control module mounted in the trunk, it was all corroded. First of all, why they would mount an electronic module in the lower wheel well is beyond me! The ...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2321W
We are thankful for iATN.YES it was the intake gaskets but let us tell you where we went wrong. FIRST we learned on LEAN codes to smoke test COLD as many told us...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Several of us standing around saw both banks pass smoking a warm engine BUT... Trouble codes: 27 (P0170 mixture adaptation runs lean bank 1).
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L long shift from 1st to 2nd VIN: WDBBA45ABE
Thanks to all that helped on this one.. I finally search around for a vaccum leak and found a popped off vaccum hose underneath the air cleaner. Hooked it up and shifts perfert now thanks again!
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L oil pickup VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
I feel very confident that we have determined the source of the mystery plastic. I should have mentioned that while the bits of plastic had been coated with oil for some time, they were not black in color but rather brown in appearance. We did take a closer lo...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L battery light VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Thanks all! Bad diode in the alternator was turning the light on. Replaced alternator and all is well.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSD29M5Y
thank you all for your time and assistance. the customer decided(with help from friends) that it would be best if he towed it to the dealership. it has been a few days and i have not heard anything from him. thanks again for your help.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Trailer Lights? VIN: WVWTK73C37
Well, the car is on it's way with no trailer harness. Thanks for the responses and work put into trying to get this customer a harness. We opted not to install any aftermarket harness or make one for the customers vehicle. One, we did not want to mess with any...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FX8848K
Well a BIG THANK YOU to Peter in Georgia who got me to test the exhaust for a leak. I smoked the exhaust and there it was, a huge exhaust leak right at the front of the new cat where there was a 1/2 inch of weld not completed at the very top of the inlet pipe....
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5538W
i want to thank everyone who responded it was the mass airflow soon as i replaced it it quit smoking and power returned.thanks
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