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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cam timing VIN: 1GFTYU456Y
This car was at a nearby body shop for front end damage. As the story goes the coolant jug was cracked but undetected resulting in coolant loss and subsequent gasket damage. Water pump impeller is fine. We bought the cam fixture, timing pin and temporary tensi...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L cruise VIN: WDBBA45C7F
Cruise still doesn't work after replacement of amplifier. Wondering if i need to remove bridge between pins per alldata tsb. Dealer can't tell me if this is the case on this particular vehicle. Cruise #003-545-07-32. Also not exactly sure what the waveform for...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L turn signals VIN: WDB1290661
Hey guys/gals, Have this 1991 500SL and can not locate the hazard and turn signal flasher. Have checked fuses and operation of the switches and seem to be working fine. No lights come on at all when trying to use the turn signals. Mitchell is pretty vague and...
1983 Porsche 911 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WPOAF10910
This car sat 1.5 years inop. towed here with no spark. replaced ignition module, starts fine now but... oil smoke after engine starts to warm up. bad!!! drained oil from crankcase and reservior, refilled, to spec. warm idle, dipstic is correct, lots of splash ...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2992T
I am getting a 'cannot comunicate with the cotroller' message when I try to read the codes using OBDII. I pulled the seat up and checked the resistance between DLC #7 and ECU #88, which is the K line, and it has 227 ohms. Between pin 12 of connector X4/2 and t...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L OBD no communication VIN: WVWGG83A6T
Hey VW techies I have a strange one. Customer just purchased this Passat TDI on the internet. When he went to DEQ for a smog inspection the car will not communicate with their equipment so obviously it failed. They tried different machines including a handheld...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH2702X
Hope for some insight. Got a 99 eurovan camper 43,000 miles and neglected it seems. Vehicle came to me after customer got disgusted with local dealer. (not unussual). After replacement of ignition componants. Problem was not cured. I recieved it 6 months later... Trouble codes: 16684 (random missfire), 16685 (missfire 1), 16687 (missfire 3), 16689 (missfire 5)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Charging VIN: 3VWSK69M01
Hello, friends. I'm looking for a little advice or help on this one. This 01 Jetta came in 10 days ago for a no charge condition. The local VW dealer gave her an estimate of $600 to replace her alternator, and she wanted a second opinion. So she brought the ca...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94K5Y
Hi guys this volvo here is giving some serious issues it has alot of fault codes, I have just replaced the front O2 sensors and the other fauls keep occuring, the thing is that replacing the brake pedal sensor solve the ECM fault, I am using VIDA and I read th... Trouble codes: ECM94, CEM1A, CEM6A

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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L temp gauge VIN: WBACC932XV
Well, it's fixed. It ended up having air in the system. I tried bleeding this thing multiple ways with no success. I finally filled the system by using the BG coolant flush machine. This worked perfectly. I determined that it was air bound by letting the engin...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L overvoltage relay VIN: WDB1240302
15 Replies great guys thanks yes the over/voltage relay was at fault,replaced and all is well. This site is invaluable for the information you guys have. Thanks again.
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G3X
Good morning, Thanks for all of the help. Here is what I have found. Cat's passed flow test. I am using a modis with euro software. i did adaptations with modis and decided to also disconnect battery to give system a chance to reset. I found the battery origin... Trouble codes: P0150 (bank 2 sensor 1).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L St. Angle Sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
Thanks to all. Special thanks to Steve [...] was right on the money the wheel was off one spline on the colum.The code was right Steering angle...
1958 Triumph tr3 2.0L crankshaft VIN: TS36726L00
General consensus is that these crankshafts are prone to cracking and should be ex-rayed before machining.Also it is good practice on these oldies to ensure attached components,such as flywheel,harmonic balancer,clutch and top end are correctly balanced. Rep...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L ecm-225 VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Measured another car that had little refrigerant (5# or so static pressure) with Workshop Master and got 0.14V output. I didn't have a chance to repair this issue on the XC as it was a first-timer and there were a host of other repairs done. I am assuming it h...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FRYH56J
Big thanks to Art on this one... He nailed it with a idle air valve... runs great and all is fixed. Trouble codes: P0102 (p0420-), P0420 (p0128-), P0128.
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs VIN: YV1TS91J53
Thanks guy you were all correct I told the customer what to do and ended up replacing all the bags, next time this sort of thing won't happen, and guys becareful which customers try to assist in saving money.
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