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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D8V
Hi folks, This 97 Audi A8 Quattro is kickin my back-side! I am in the process of replacing the fuel pump assembly, and canít figure out how to install the new module assy; keep the sender gasket attached to the opening in the fuel tank; and align the evasive ...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L drivers door VIN: WBABE532XR
hey guy,s this BMW has a problem with the drivers window, it works fine except for a rachet noise from motor when you shut the door. the window has that auto up and down feature when you open and shut the door. i thought it was a problem with the motor, so i i...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAGF6328S
Hello all, We have a BMW in the shop that has a problem we have never encountered. When the engine is hot and the vehicle is driven between 40 and 50 mph under a slight load (i.e. up a slight grade) the engine will make a low rumbling noise for a few seconds ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L locks, no start VIN: WBAHD632XS
The problem with the vehicle is when you lock the door with key,front doors or trunk it will activate central locking but wont unlock all other doors and it goes into a security mode where car will not start unless you remove power to gem fuse or disconnect ba...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBABK8327V
I have a 1997 bmw 328i conv. that has no power going down to starter. Car got towed in with a no crank, no start. The starter is for sure good and is working when i jump it. I'm just missing the power signal when the key is turned. I have tried both keys the o...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c hose VIN: S3JSIKK987
Gentleman I'm replacing combo hose from compressor to condenser and low side. This hose slips into another hose I'm trying to figuere out what kind of tool is needed to separate hoses. Please advice I don't do much work on Jaguars but good customer I'm trying ...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Accessories VIN: 1160331210
I am trying to find the power window relay for this car. Does anybody recall where it is as this model has the relays scattered around the car. thank you
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWMA63B5W
My question is this. I cannot find ANYWHERE accessible to me, information on what the flashing light means. There is no owners manual and Shop key has NO information regarding this (as usual) I assume its due to the ABS issue but I do not have the european sof...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
We have replaced front sensor bank 2 several times. Sometimes we even get a rear O2 sensor code, but rarely. Readings from Vadis in the shop are perfect, even when we try loading it up with brake on. Lambda is ~1. Smoke tested for vacuum leaks inconclusive. tr... Trouble codes: ECM29

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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBAHJ631XN
Well we checked all the curcuits with out fuses and we seemed to have missed one of the relais on our first check, it was the main fuel injection relay by the engine ECU. At times this car would not fire off after sitting overnite even with the new relay. So j...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGF6325S
Justin [...] Minnesota is the man! Thank you very much for your help. This customer had installed a newer HVAC head as the old new ones are updated with better electronics. But He had not had it programed to the car yet so the ac was not working but it caused t...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L venting tank VIN: SAJHX1042X
thanks to james from oklahoma , canister close valve was bad . it was stuck closed not allowing tank to vent. replaced valve and filled right up. thanks to all again
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L trans n overheat displayed VIN: LR34566098
Thanks to all who replied.Going off of BMW info I tested the trans temp sensor and caght it acting up.The only way to replace this sensor is to replace the valve body harness.Did that and all has been well so far.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA29D3L
Thanks to all who replied. The overvoltage protection relay seems like the most likely problem from the Techs. that replied. This customer has been out of town and won't return with the car for me to finish the job and get a final diagnostic and repair untill ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBJF65F4W
I appreciate all five quick responses that I got on this vehicle. Most everyone was correct, the problem was with the bulb socket/lamp assembly. Close inspection shows the plastic melted causing intermittent contact with the bulb socket. Had to replace the lam...
1971 MG Midget 1275CC 1st gear and Reverse VIN: UNABLETORE
Well, first of all, thank you all for the help on this one. I had my questions answered within 20 minutes. There sure are a whole lot of MG people out there. Well, to sum up the responses, most said to remove engine and transmission together. That it what I ...
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L sway bar VIN: WP0EB0918H
As many had mentioned, the correct repair for this vehicle is to re-inforce the rear sway bar monts by simply welding in additional brackets on the body side of the bar. . . . 1)Remove rear sway bar. 2) Make needed repairs (where applicable) - we had to we...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29941
Thanks for everyone's help. This fault is for dme failure ,but I also found some info that if the battery gets low the dme can loose it's memory. There is a tsb on remaping ecu using porsche tester. I did so and drove car, the code never came back.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
sorry guys, but this vehicle was sent to the dealer. first, there wer no vacuum leaks at all, the exh. was good and timing was correct. we tried to program the idle thru basic settings on the red brick and it would not work. it would state that it was running ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M41
well it was the maf sensor, installed a new one and the top end power allmost doubled and my scanner readings where good, thanks again to all who took the time to help me. later shawnone.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 3VWDD21C62
thanks Mark from Mass.you hit the nail right on the head.i checked for power into fuse block and then out,only one wire had no power.performing wiggle test proved bad connection, once making connection,fans and a/c started working. thanks again for your help.
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5554V
The catilitic converter had a small crack at the bottom upstream of the rear O2 sensor. Did not show up w/smoke test. Located it cold w/stethoscope and visually after it ommited condensation but no soot. I failed to mention , the wiring adapters for the sensor... Trouble codes: P0133.
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