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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Surge VIN: WAUKE5443L
We have this '90 Audi Quattro V8 in the shop- We were trying to test for an intermittent stall after driving. Duplicated problem once and we were trying to test the wiring from the crank sensors to the ecm. We unhooked ecm to check continuity- tested OK- recon...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L Alignment VIN: WBABG1327U
Have a 1997 BMW 328is in shop for wheel alignment. Raised car up to install wheel alignment heads, let it down, and now it is stuck in the full up position- suspension air bags fully inflated. I tried Alldata, but it has almost NO Data on the BMW air suspensi...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Electric locks VIN: SAJNA5840K
Both door casings were removed and all the mechanical linkage relating to the locks was lubricated to free the action. What happens is this: If the key is turned in either door. sometimes the electric locking function tries to work, from either side. Other tim...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Camber VIN: WDBAB23A7D
Hi Benz guys -- I need ya help! I'm a Honda person, I just happen to own and dearly love this last of the 123 body diesels -- runs beautifully. Problem I have is rather excessive positive camber. I'm eating up front tires pretty quickly. Alignment shop says t...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D3G
just finished head gasket replacment on this 86 560sl, our problem is car runs with a slight miss upon acceleration, you can also feel it at idle a little bit. our timming marks are perfect, our fuel pressure at the cold start valve fitting reads 120, i beleiv...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C180 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WDB2037462
Hey MB tech's Real weird one here.The customer is a friend of mine. He went to a European specialist & got stuck for $1700. 2 weeks after the service, the vehicle started to misfire. He went back to the workshop who told him that he had lost compression in No4...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L SRS Module VIN: YS3DF78N7W
Hi fellow Techs. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. This car has come to us from another shop, as we specialize in Volvo and Saab. The SRS light is staying on. I have checked codes with Workshop Master software (a European computer software syst...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Reverse Clutch VIN: 3VWWA81H5T
96 VW Jetta with 01M transmission. Here is the description of the symptoms transmission was exhibiting as was relayed to me by the driver of the car (in quotation marks): Start of quote ))"The following symptoms were observed: Beginning in October - funny in...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Compressor cuts off at idle VIN: 3VWSC29M8X
Hello Guys.. I am Working on a 1999 Jetta 4 cylinders AEG. Engine single cam. when i turn the a/c on, it blows cold for the first 15-30 minutes after that the compressor cuts off.. it only comes back on if accelerate it to 2500 rpm. checked the compressor coil...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWRC29M8Y
HELP PLEASE!!! Vehicle came in and would not hold charge. Found cracked compressor casing. So sold the complete repair. Once completed, no power to the compressor clutch, hence no a/c. Also radiator fans inop. Found burnt connections at fan control module. Rep...
1994 Volvo 940 T 2.3L climate switching VIN: YV1JS8708R
Ive got one here that has lost vacuum from the aux vac pump (this is a turbo car so the vac is handled by the aux motor... I belive?..atleast thats the way the lines are routed) anyway, I have no power to the pump ever, so It wont switch from defrost, If I sup...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1VS2556Y
Very intermittent problem. Code P0234 Turbo overboost. Freeze Frame Data Calculated Load 78% Coolant Temp 134 F. STFT 0.0% LTFT -15.6% Intake 32.7 in/hg RPM 4100 Possible manifold sensor or air mass sensor, have not come across this before on the S40, cust st... Trouble codes: P0234 (Turbo Overboost Condition)
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T33
7/2-07 Engine still stalling, this time customer told us folowing: While driving vehicle at 35mph engine starts to loose power and and not response to throttle input. Tachometer surging up and down and 5-10 seconds later engine stalls out completely. Customer ... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel pressure reg/performance)

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil level sensor VIN: TRUWT28N21
well we went with the suspicion that the inst cluster needed replaced . we checked oil pressure . the wiring to the level sensor . so we tried to sell the instrument cluster and the customer declined . as the vehicle was being pulled out of the shop he asked i...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L air bag system VIN: WBAGH8349Y
ok here goe's thanks to the three guys who replied. dana from california stated that 22 16 satelite sensor (mrsa)front left and 23 17 satelite sensor (mrsa)front right side . thanks and wade from coloradio stated that 100 clams would get us a tool and a code ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJHX1243W
I've consulted with Identifix, what they said was it was a very problematic transmision ( junk transmission ) because of so many many break-down issues usually has problems before or out at about 100k miles, some had suggested coming across loose bolt on the v...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starter VIN: SAJHD1049X
Well sorry guys i didnt get this one fixed. however i did get some very helpful replies. i am very thankful for the detailed reponse regarding the starter relay location and wire colors. i have determined the problem is either in the bcm behind the glove box o...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Stall VIN: WVAD123456
Really sorry for the delay on this car. Was fixed by replacing both fuel pump relay & over voltage relay. every week for last 6 weeks, owner informed me what is going on. So far, no stall. So I think this is it. Thanks all of you who respond on this matter...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC29M9X
I did as many of you said checked the fuses, wires & relays. I found them to all be good. I tried the other key. I disconnected the battery and held the terminal ends together but nothing I did fixed it. As the car was sitting with the key on the throttle bod...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L stoplights VIN: YV1AS8801D
As some of you had suggested there was in fact a blown fuse for the left side parking lights. I jumped the gun when I put in the bulb failure relay and lost the left side, it never occurred to me that the bad relay could have been feeding a circuit that had a ...
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