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1999 Audi A4 1.8L clutch release VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Customer came in with clutch slipping bad. removed tranny and verified clutch was plain worn out to rivots. at this time, we replaced the dual mass flywheel, disc, pressure plate, pilot bushing, and release bearing(all parts genuine OEM). Reinstalled tranny. f...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4322R
no known drivability problems.unable to communicate with modis scanner(latest updates)have check eng.and srs light on any known problems with communicate with scanner.any help would be greatly appreciated.
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
This car is a good customer of mine. This car always has issues, always something new this time the dash lights will not light up to its full intensity. When the car goes over a bump the dashlights dim and go bright but geneally stay the same which is dim. I b...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L code 55 and limp VIN: WBAAM3339X
We installed a Phoenix Transmissions rebuilt trans. Initially the transmission drove about 50-100 ok but then it flagged a code 55 5th gear ratio error and went into limp mode. It does this intermittently in that period of miles. The experience with Phoenix tr...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vvt VIN: SAJDA01N71
hello i should've asked for help days ago. ths jag comes up with code po1383 for variable valve timing after @60 miles of driving. i'm sure you can be of much more help than mitchell on demand. the wires to ecm and vvt solenoid test fine. the test sequence sa...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L coolant VIN: SAUM2252A3
Hello everyone. We all love it when a Land Rover enters our world. This vehicle came in for an oil change. When checking the fluids, I noticed the coolant overflow bottle appeared to be contaminated with an oily type of substance leaving a grayish film. I chec...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L fender VIN: WDBCB20AXC
I have a loss on this "old" Mercedes which is above average for the year and as matter of fact is "like new" and under 100k miles. It is hit light on the RF area (bumper-grille-hood rf fender etc) Nothing really structual however I am having a tuff time findin...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0R
This vehicle came in with MIL on and found code PO441 evap incorrect flow did some visual inspection for vacuum leaks none were found , clear code and let customer go and he call back a few day later that the light came back on , recheked and found the same co... Trouble codes: P0441
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WV2ZT0256C
Vehicle starts and dies within 5 secs, tapering down in rpm until stall. Fuel press 30 with vac, 38 no vac, volume great. Injector pulse width maintains 7ms when stalling. No vac leaks with smoke machine, engine vac now 20in after head repair. Vane maf tested ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No 2nd gear VIN: 3VWTD81H5V
Hi all in IATN land. I'm getting slammed with trans problems. This car belongs to my sister. No codes. If you accel hard, will shift 1 3 4. No 2nd gear. I would like correct pin locations at TCM connector to ohm soliniods. Also, specs would be nice. Aldata,s p...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWSD29M91
Hi VW Pro's, this engine runs quet, but the Oil pressure 55psi-COLD and 25psi-HOT at 2500-3000rpm is low. It's not the cam adjuster or the gasket below it - they are already new. Connecting rod? - There is no knock at idle. Oil pump?? Piston cooling jet?? A...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L lockout VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Customer complained of pulsation in tach at 40 MPH. We checked codes but none stored. Reloaded software for ECM and Trans. Flushed trans fluid (Synthetic). No change. Called local dealer and they had not experienced this problem before. When cruising at 35-44 ...

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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE6314P
Thanx for all replies. Last night we were out of time to do any diagnostics but today we smoke-test it. It was indeed a vacuum leak, Serge was right about the vacuum tank under left side of the intake. One of the hoses coming out of it had a small crack. Thanx... Trouble codes: 201 (O2 sensor control).
2000 BMW M5 5.0L Unknown VIN: WBSDE9344Y
Thanks a lot to all the resposes. The guide rod bushings fixed the steering wheel jerking. The rattle in the back right was the loose valance. i didn't get to do anything about the vibration in the shifter at this time. the vibration in the shifter was so subt...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Temp Control VIN: WDBCB25D6G
Thanks to all who replied. Most suggested mono valve as the problem but it wasn't. The push button unit was. I was unable to come up with sensor values for this vehicle but did have a good push button unit from a 124 chasssis vehicle that would plug in for tes...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J11
Almost eveyone who replied was right on , after replacing the faulty parts I drove the car more than five miles & everthing seems working fine. Thanks again Trouble codes: 120 (tps sensor).
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Brake Pedal VIN: WP0AA2990X
All 3 replies were correct. Water intrusion into the booster from the cowl area drains being clogged. Installed new booster with updated firewall seal kit and the long bellows. This lets the booster 'breathe' from inside the car instead of the cowl area. Thank...
2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L day time lights VIN: WP0AB29942
Yes we were able to wire in daytime running lights to the fog lights. We just had to switch a couple of wires in the back of the light switch and then had to power up the fog lights to come on when the ignition was turned on. Worked good. Thanks to everyone....
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L ABS,TCS,warning lights,speedometer,cruise VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
Well, after letting things settle down from the holidays, I spoke to my customer and we agreed to remove the abs computer and send it to BBA.REMAN to get rebuilt. From the responses it was apparent that,as was stated in my update, the bosch abs computer was at...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
Howdy ALL! I finaly got to spend time with this car after the Holidays. Marry Christmas and Happy new years to all!!!.I recived 3 replys most said look for air leaks. I pumped enough smoke, from the smoke machine into this thing to give it cancer, found a few ... Trouble codes: P1136, P1479.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMD63B23
Thank you all. I was running out of time, and let dealer program via phone line. But from emails and searching, it looks as if i could have done it all along. Ross-tech has all the info. It also looks like it will work. Jeff from ten. also has a fix unfortanat...
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