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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
This TT has code 1602 low battery voltage and code 1128 lean running,comes on after 80-100 miles I've looked at the air mass meter it's running well within specs, both O2 sensors are fine I've replaced all the vacume lines,checked the by pass valve,it holds.B... Trouble codes: 1602 (1128 -), 1128
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
We have oil leaks. The center of the engine valley was full of oil which was running down the rear of the engine. we pulled the intake and replaced the plate/cover that bolts to the center of the engine.(Part of pcv system I think)Vehicle back now with multipl...
1989 BMW 735iL 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAGC4319K
we started our diagnostics with the following, installed good battery, reset vehicles theft deterrent system, checked for spark, has none, no fuel pump prime, no injector pulse, we checked for computer codes, none present, we checked the crank sensor, checked ...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L starter VIN: SALPV1240S
To any Rover pro's, I'm at a loss. Cannot get a signal to starter from BeCM. If the wire from the BeCM is grounded the starter turns. The signal to the BeCM from the ignition switch is present. I checked the signals from the trans selector switch, OK. Checked ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Intake VIN: WDBEA34E1S
The car came in with a miss at idle, maybe speeds up to 20 mph. Ignition looked good on scope. Tune up items are not new. Car ran well at mid and high RPM. Engine idle speed responded consistantly to B12 (carb cleaner) spray at intake manifold near cyl 3 and 4...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no acceleration VIN: WDBJH82F6W
We have this vehicle in for brakes. After replacing all brakes we had to jump start due to the door being left open. Now the vehicle has no throttle response. The engine will only idle, even with throttle pressed to the floor. The check engine light does not c...
1958 Other European Silver Cloud 3.0L Brakes
I hope there is someone who is more familiar with this old Rolls than I am. We have rebuilt the brake master cylinder, now we are trying to bleed the system. It has two cylinders attached to the transmission thru what looks like a boost system for the brakes. ...
1978 Other European silvershadow 412CID brake bleeding VIN: SRG3328500
customer dropped car off after repairing a broken brake hose, customer could not bleed system, so what i need is the procedure for bleeding the brake system,i cannot get any brake fluid out of the bleeder screw next to the right side of engine, next to the acc...
2000 Other European passat wagon 1.8L code 16826 VIN: WVWBA23B7Y
I am unable to find the couse of code 16826 (evap emission control system small leak) I have smoke tested system 4 times with no results. Have also tested fuse #29 and #34 all ok . The leak detection pump also checkes ok on resistance and power tests as per al...
1963 Porsche Model S 1600CC Brake drums
Well, we always get the weird ones...I have a 1963 S type Porsche in the shop for a brake inspection. I have torn up the Internet looking for specs for the drums on this car. My books don't go back far enough to give me these and I cant seem to buy one. I call...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED88E81
We have confirmed a leak at the front timing cover. We have never resealed one on a 95 before. Can anyone tell us if you have to remove the engine to r&r the timing cover, or is it possible to do with the engine in the car? Thank you for your help. -Dave
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWAC63B71
I have this passat which has a low oil pressure and abad tapping noise at idle but bring rpms up it goes away.Looked at archieves and found problems with oil pick up tubes getting sludged up.I checked oil preesure and it was low so removed the oil pan and foun...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L abs lamp on VIN: YU1KS96135
customer came in abs lamp on code 155 i need to find what this code is any place to find more info thanks
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YVIVS29511
This car was sent to us from another shop, and I have nothing other to go on but pattern failures with this one. The customer complains of the car shutting off while driving down the road at a constant speed, the car shuts off and stalls, she pulls over and ca...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1WBADD6321
Hello BMW Techs After receiving 5 replies, indicating that the wheel speed sensors send the signal to the ABS computer and from there is sent to the engine computer(DME), we checked the signal from wheel speed sensors in the data stream of the scanner and we d... Trouble codes: 214 (PO500 speed sensor), 20 (mil lamp).
1997 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD0322V
Hello again. Thanks to the first five rapid replies to our help request (thanks Eric and Erik and Randy and Hank and Greg), we removed the right rear inner fender liner and performed a second smoke test. The upper outer fitting on the evap tank had a very smal... Trouble codes: 251 (Minor tank leak).
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA68F1X
The fix was a bad crank position sensor on left side upper of bell housing. Thank you all for helping. karan
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBUF82J35
Hi: This one went back to the dealer under warrantee. They installed ashort block. Has not been returned to the customer yet( my sister). Will advise if there are any other issues when she gets it back. Thanks to Paul, Alexander, Mirek, Vince, Adam, Lynda, Ant...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
Replacing the leak detection pump corrected the P1476 code. No sign of any oil contamination in or near pump asembly. P1582 only went away after TVCM replacement, cleaning T/body did not work. Thanks again for your help. Trouble codes: 1582 (throttle valve control), 1476 (Leak detection pump insufficient vacuum).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
i would like to thank everyone for their help.most of the replies were about the exaust cam being out or timing with the intake cam. well they were right sort of. here was the fix acording to all data (when i had my problem) all my timmng marks were right on c... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam pos sensor cpm implausible signal).
2006 Volkswagen RABBIT 2.5L camber specs VIN: WVAWS71K56
Than you guys for take your time, We call Mitchell and they send us the specs for this vehicule. Also rear camber and toe are adjustable . Here are the specs for basic suspension PR 2UA: FRONT Camber -30' +/- 30' Croos camber 30' Caster 7* 34' +/- 30' cross ...
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