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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBBA45A8B
Hi Techs, Customer drove in this 380SL last week, vehicle could hardly idle,checked the fuel pressure @ 1.5 bar cold and 3.4 bar hot. Also i did check the operation of the O2 sensor and found stay flat @ Zero volt. That explain why the car ran so rich all the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ABS Module
Code c1401 on the abs side and c1025 on the bas side. Fuse good and relay teminal 30 has power. Clear codes and c1401 repeats instantly, c1025 takes a drive to reset which makes sense as relay never activates so CAN code appears. Any common problems with these...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP29M61
I am not too familiar with these diesels sorry. I got my friends jetta here, after driving a bit, the glow plug lamp will start blinking. This is the light that turns on with ignition on and shuts off when glow plugs are warmed up. I had been told that this ma...

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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1641J
clint nailed the pinging with replacement of coolant temp sensor. long crank caused by check valve in fuel pump. checked rest pressure a while back and it checked good. all replys were excellent. car runs better than ever. my wife will be very pleased when she...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F0X
Hi again and thanks for the help. The little Benz is fixed. In fact it was fixed before I opened the help request. Let me explain what I learned. Neutral fuel trim on this Benz is 0 at idle and 1 at part load. This is not intuitive. I beleive that the idle tri... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim at limit).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Charging VIN: 3VWSK69M01
Thanks very much to all who replied. Local rebuilder said the alternator had a 'loose connection' in it. We reinstalled his alternator, and all is apparently well. Car has been gone now for 12 days, I followed up with customer after 4 days, and so far so good....
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