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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L ABS system VIN: WAUGD08B6L
Hair pulling time! Customer has had ABS malfunctions of various types for the past few years. In the past 12 months, the wheel speed sensors have been replaced one at a time. The old sensors each tested bad. When the car came in this time, it would pull badly ...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Radio VIN: WBABJ5329R
I have this 325IC Convertable. Radio dispays "CODE". Radio serial # is [...] . BMW says code is #44621 . I enter the code and sometimes it will beep before the whole thing is entered, Sometimes not. Thinking it was Locked, I turned it on with ign on for o...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37441
I am going nuts with the problem please help Trouble codes: 227 (fuel trim), 238 (misfire in cylinder1), 239 (misfire in cylinder3)
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1748R
Vehicle came in with no start condition. We found only .08-.10 volts at the brn/yl wire at the main relay. When we supply power at that terminal vehicle starts. Alldata says that voltage is supplied to the main relay from the "ignition on" relay. The problem i...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33G4W
Engine tries to start, but cant keep running. Scanned all systems and cant communicate with DM or EA/CC/ISC modules. Disconnected modules to check CAN (appears to be ok). Pulled instrument cluster. Found communication problem with cluster and traction control ...
1971 MG Midget 1275CC transmission VIN: GAN5UB9407
After a long period of hunting for some hard to get parts, the transmission was reassembled with all new parts except for two items that were unavailable new. They were the mainshaft, which had severe wear on the spigot (the tip end fitting into the 1st motion...
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL55MON
SAAB techs--We need to know if there are reliable ECU repair facilities for SAAB control units that SAAB no longer supports? We have a morohodite SAAB control system (not Bosch) that was only used for a short period of time. the OEM SAAB # on the control unit... Trouble codes: 429B0, 25772 (LH fuel system - signal from throttle position sensor absent - vacuum leaks), 42450 (fuel system - found vacuum leaks), 78390 (ETS - throttle control faulty), 24260 (ETS - singnals from TC / ABS and gear box speed sensor transmitter do not coincide)
1991 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWFA21G6M
well this is my last resort before i send it out on a hook. i have been dealing with this pile for some time. the customer replaced the starter on it and it still "zings" upon 80% of the time you try to start it. the problem is when it does crank it won't star...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWSA29M5V
Sorry if this post is a little vauge. I really do not have too much experiance with VW. The complaint is that the vehicle hesitates/Bogs down while driving on the highway at cruise. During Accel and decel it is fine. I just want to make sure i dont over look a...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Hello everyone, this is a second post on this same vehicle. Im in the process of replacing the engine in this vehicle and according to Alldata I need 6 special tools. Is there a way to do this and short cut all the whoha thats involved with changing the engine...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L engine oil VIN: YV1TS90D31
it's very difficult to see anything under this car, but i feel pretty confident that the oil leak is coming from the crankshaft housing gasket. has anyone seen this before? my more important question is, can anybody tell me how much labor to estimate on this r...

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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L exhaust manifold VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Thanks for the help guys. Stephen had a great idea where he removes the subframe to drop the manifolds out the bottom. I started to do it that way and some of the bolts did not want to budge so I did it the way the other guys said and it worked great. Removed ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WBDEA32E6S
It seems this is a common problem on this model. The wiring loom insulation breaks down causing wires to short and damaging the ECU. Even though checking continuity on wires revealed no immediant short, after peeling back the loom cover, we exposed several are...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Seat heaters, wipers VIN: WDBUF70JX3
Well I found a TSB & a Campaign for a water problem on All Data, although according to the VIN, this vehicle was not affected. TSB P-B-62.00/03b & Campaign [...]. Both instructed to remove the drain Nozzles and discard from the left and right cowl area. W...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Thanks to all. Especially Jeff, Paul, Russell and John. Yuor info was dead on. Inner fender out, washer bottle out and replace. You do not have to code the 99. It is just plug and play. Thanks again guys. You were a great help.
1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56DXX
I call Volovo and they have a )2 sensors kit, so I ordered and install the kit and the cutomer haven't call me yet, I think the problem is gone, thank you guys. Trouble codes: P140, P1132 (O2 sens. Heater....).
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