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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5410E
help afla techs!! we have an intermittent no spark, no injection ground from ecm- power to injectors is good. we need a wiring diagram for the ign and fuel systems and any ideas would be great!! thanks in advance, greg and crew
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L heater core VIN: WBAGR4318L
Hello,I have this 1990 BMW 735i,with a leaking heater core.I need the proper labor time on doing this job.Alldata's instructions claim that just the console needs to be removed ,then remove a cover and then the heater core.Well then in their labor times,they s...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD8324R
Yes I'm asking for more BMW help again! I have this 740il that had very bad intake leaks at both ends of the plenum. I removed the plenum and replaced all seals and the pcv plate at the rear. I rechecked for air leaks and none where found. I have monitored 02 ... Trouble codes: 203 (02 sensor control), 210 (02 sensor control)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L miles VIN: WBAAM3336X
Even though a battery saver was used the car lost about 9,000 miles from what it was. Are there any cures short of going to the dealer for reprograming?
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L engine VIN: SALJY1248R
Hi guys,This is my first help request and I am using it for my brothers truck. I have not seen the truck , only using what info. I got over the phone from him. So here goes... The symptoms are after driving for awhile the oil light flickers (oil level full) an...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D4K
hi guys I have this 89 190E here it will stall sometime when hot and will not start until 20 mins cool down period.It sound like a fuel pump problem but it is not, fuel presure good .even I pour gas into the engine it still won`t start it has good spark.someon...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G1X
Car came in with a hesitation. We replaced MAF sensor. The check engine light came on about 1 month later. Code P0170 fuel trim code. We monitored the air flow and had about 68 grams. We found oil on the new sensor and after cleaning the sensor the flow jumped... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim code)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J75
I have this car from a local body shop. After frontal collision repair they have check engine light on. Two codes present that seem to conflict depending on which scanner reads them. Codes return right away on test drive and engine engine way down on power. Ba... Trouble codes: P2014 (adjustable cam timing solenoid short or open Baum scanner), P2029 (engine speed signal implausableBaum scanner), P0172 (system rich bank 1 snapon scanner generic), P0238 (boost sensor A circuit high snapon scanner generic)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Alarm System VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
The problem that we have with this Bug tdi is that the Alarm is going off by itself. I have checked both the drivers and passengers door harnesses for broken wires, none were found. Both of the door latches have been replaced due to mechanical failure (the ala...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L chain adjuster VIN: WVWAC63B81
The camshaft chain is making noise all the time. Five months ago it was making a slight noise after the car was completely warmed up and at idle. We replaced the plugged oil pickup, cam chain adjuster assem, removed the cams and cleaned all the oil passages an...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shift knob VIN: 3VWSE69M02
This Jetta came in for replacing the transmission selector plate on the center console. It has a tiptronic ( I hope I spell it right?) transmission in it. The problem I have now is , I can't pull the shift knob out in order to slide up the selector plate. I do...

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1995 Audi A6 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: WAUGA84A7S
Thanks for the replies- The ignition switch was suggested as a possible cause of this , but the customer didn't return. If he does i'll post again.
1999 Audi A6 2.8L power windows VIN: WAUAA24B1X
Most of the responses require the Audi factory scanner which we do not have access to. The other suggestions did not pan out. Thanks to those that submitted ideas!
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starting VIN: 4USCH732XV
Hello It seems that this engine is cooked. We did a hot and cold compression and leak down again. The hot leak down was 85%. We are sugesting new engine. Thanks for all the help.
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5338X
Thank you all so much for your positive input in this scenario. I would like to extend a special thanks to Eric from Texas that went above and beyond the call of posting here in his making himeself available by phone and follow up. It turns out that the proble... Trouble codes: P0300, P0300.
1996 Jaguar XJR 4.0L coolant in oil VIN: SAJPN1149T
Thank you Steve,Benjamin and Bogdan for your prompt reply. Had the head pressure tested today and the problem quickly surfaced, The blanking plate gasket at the rear of the head had failed, there is an upper casting chamber (oil return from head) and the lower...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1231301204
Thank you to the five replies.All were helpful.One said to check external band adjustment,but the only external band adjuster is for rev band, it is located at RF of trans.Most other replies pointed to valve body problems.That was the fix,some of the valves we...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L glow plugs burned VIN: WDBAB53A4E
I would like to thank for all suggestions. We double checked all components of glow plug system. Glow plug relay was fine. We removed all injectors for inspection. One was leaking, others were spraying with too low opening pressure. Prechambers were very clean...
1993 Volkswagen Corrado V6 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE0509P
Thanks for the input on this one. I do not have a vag so was unable to get codes or scan. This was a Canadian car and did not have a check engine light to get coeds from. What I found was when it was hot & had spark but no fuel injection pulse. The car had had...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H2T
Thanks to everyone who replied. The car had a bad downstream o2 sensor, I did not find a broken wire but the original o2 had no crosscounts but wasnt quite fixed voltage. Replaced o2 and I had good crosscounts as expected on downstream o2. Trouble codes: P0134 (upstream o2 sensor-no signal), P0140.
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L poor shift VIN: 3VWFA81H7T
Thanks for all the info - We have replaced the shift solenoids and the solenoid tape for them and flushed the fluid (as it turns out customer had the wrong type of fluid in it)- we have reset the basic settings and the transmission operation appears good Thank...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M01
Thanks to everyone who responded. All were correct in saying this car would most likely need a Mass Airflow Sensor. Wayne [...] of European Motors, Inc. went the extra distance in telling me how to check it. He told me to read measuring block groups 000 and 03... Trouble codes: 17573 (P1165 LTFT Additive air B1 Range 1 system too rich).
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1LW5572W
After disconnecting, inspecting wiring and reconnecting the throttle position sensor, the fault did not returned. So I cleaned and tighten the connections and it has been a week and a half and I have not heard from the customer so I believe that fixed this one...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Traction, ABS, Brake light VIN: YV1SW61R72
The ABS module fixed this vehicle. Sorry I can't offer any diagnostic help, we are limited with our scan tools and info on this application. Thank you!
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