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1975 Fiat 124 Spider 1.8L No Start VIN: 124CS10088
Dose any one have the wiring for this ign system as I am sure it must have a ignition amplifier somewhere.It has 2 sets of Point 2 Condensors and 1 coil with one wire I am not getting any power to the trailing points can anyone out there help me before I start...
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L abs motor VIN: SAJKY1742L
customer came in for front brake job. replace front brake pads and rotors. did not replace the brake pads sensor. after driving the car, whenever you turn the engine off, the abs motor remains running. thus draining the battery. what could be the possibility o...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil pressure VIN: WDBJF55FXT
We replaced the head gasket on this car 400 miles ago & it came back yesterday because of CEL on. Code was for variable cam not advancing, but when we started engine lifters were rattling, so we checked oil pressure and found none. (Don't know how long custome...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L engine
Hello to all, I have a new customer inquiring about replacing an engine in his 1997 S320. We are very experienced in engine replacement on domestics and popular Honda and Toyota applications. We have never replaced an engine on any Mercedes to date. We are con...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J11
hi guys, i got this mb 2001 s430, came in 2 days ago with code 120 & p171 we replace the maf sensor & gas pedal sensor clear pcm & test drive system is fine now , but the question is do i need to reset the adaption on this system? i dont have the oem or after ... Trouble codes: 120 (tps sensor)
1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L cyl head gasket VIN: WPOAB2965R
The old head gaskets were a composite looking material imbedded in a groove in the top of the cyls. All of the gaskets that I have gotten or inquired about are a steel ring. These rings are the right diametr but are not wide enough for the grooves. I know abou...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 2-3 shift flare VIN: WVWEE83A1T
looking for a miracle on the kids car. the 2-3 shift on this passat has a very noticeable shift flare. suspect leakage somewhere. there are no trans or engine codes read via vag. throttle adaptation correct. other shift points are acceptable but 4-3 downshift ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA29M2X
The car came in with a no start - we checked for codes and the scan tool said to "recycle key and try again" - of course we did that without any luck - we checked the wiring and the plug in and will tampering with it we were able to get some communication - mi...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: 3VWCB21C71
Hello everyone, I have this beetle that falls on it face when shifting from 3rd to 4th gear. All other shifts are perfect and the car runs great otherwise. There are no codes and no other complaints. This car is just out of the warranty period because of time...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L side airbag crash sensor VIN: 9BWDE61J42
SRS light on with fault: 01221- Side airbag crash sensor G179-driver side- No setting or setting incorrect Anybody has any idea what it means or how to troubleshoot it? I have no info at all. The coding for the control module is 12371. Any info appreciated. Th...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L oil leak at rear of block VIN: 3VWTH69M73
This is the first time this customer has been here. When checking the car over, we found some pretty substantial oil leakage at the rear of the block. We work on many VWs here, but I lack experience when it comes to the VR6, especially this newer style with th...

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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Steering Assist VIN: WAUEA88D8V
Thanks for the help we flushed the system & filled it with Pentosin CHF 7.1 hydraulic fluid now everything works fine. The fluid we used not correct. Thanks for the help!!!
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WAUJT64B5N
We have fixed the vicle with a mass air flow sensor - very odd cure for me but I guess I should not be that suprised - thanks for all the help or I would have never fixed it - Brad
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power mirrors VIN: 3VWBA21C5Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the great responses. An option on this vehicle was electric fold away mirrors...that was the symbol of a windshield. There are several different switches available, depending what the car is optioned with and they will fit in. Thi...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L check engine lite VIN: YV1LS5523R
Thanks to John,Tony and David for their info, all 3 said to plug wire from a box into socket 2 on b box, push button and count the flashes, now I remember. The customer did not keep her appointment. The car is now in Fl Thanks again. Dave
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