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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5413G
have checked oil pressure while cranking engine w/ manual guage has oil pressure, checked for spark has spark, checked for injector drive at injectors it appears to be fine and also checked fuel pump and it is working. we do not usually work on these cars chec...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L electric windows VIN: WAUGA84AXT
Hello Audi techs!!! I got a good one for you all...This A6 came to the shop with an electrical problem that was draining the battery overnight and the sunroof was working intermittently. Upon inspection, we found a .86Amp draw at the central locking/lighting c...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L cruise control VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
We have a 2000 Audi S4 brought in for cruise control problem. Can not find the location of cruise control module. Checked with AllData and the Audi dealer, both show computer being located behind the glove box, but it is not there...very frustrating...we feel ...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Wipers VIN: WAULC68E13
Here is the problem. The customer came in with a complaint of the wiper blades stuck in the middle of the windshield. I heard from another tech that it could be set for winter mode. Didn't know if there was a reset procedure or if I just need to loosen the wip...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53401
He all, Need BMW expert advise. 01 330ci 3.0L drove in running very poorly, lack of poor and hard start. MIL scan revealed a crank sensor fault. Researched and found a bulletin on Crankshaft failures and replaced with genuine OE crank sensor. Problem seemed be... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor fault code 83)
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1742T
This car sat for 2 years in our balmy New England weather and then the owner decided to put it on the road again. It ran but was towed in. First start was ok but oil light on and oil pressure gauge flat, throttle sticky. Removed throttle body and cleaned, rein...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBEAB0D6C
Hi folks. First off, I know very little of these systems. Alldata is not overly descriptive for diagnostics. The fuel pressure is 80 psi regulated. The car simply can barely drag itself down the road. I drained all the fuel and replaced with fresh and the car ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L 12 VIN: WDBGA32EOR
Hi, all the mercedes benz tech this car has comes to my shop. Its speedometer doesnt work and the ABS light is on at the same time. I checked all the fuse and they are all ok. Then i replaced the both sides of the front speed sensor and the rear speed sensor i...
1975 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: GHN5UF3770
I was doing a tune up and the wires got pulled off before firing order was written down. Anybody got firing order specs on this cutie? THanks!!!
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L speedo and tach VIN: 3VWCAO1HXX
Hi everyone The speedo and tachometer do not work.The speedo needle vibrates and stays at 0 km/hr. The tach needle does nothing. When the engine running the speedo needle will slightly vibrate.No DTC and the problem is pretty much consistent.With the engine on...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
hello vw techs have tried resetting throttle with modis . customer has swapped throttle with used . throttle apears clean . have not seen many of these any help is apreciated.after clearing code it return right away. Trouble codes: P1579 (throttle actuator -j338 adapton not started), P1544 (angle sensor throttle motor signal too high), P0121 (throttle position sensor not a plausable signal)
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...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L colling fans work if thermo switch is jumped VIN: 3VWSE69M12
Customer has gotten engine hot, scan tool read 289 f. Replaced thermostat and fan switch. Fans do not come on. Tested fan module and fans. Operate correctly. Problem is drivers side of radiator never gets above 115 f. Is there a coolant bleeder screw ? I have ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 2-3 shift/flare VIN: 3VWSE69M52
the vehicle came in with a 2-3 flare,and harsh shifts,replaced tcm,no fix,replaced valve body,fixed the harsh shifts,still 2-3 problem,found leak in rev-high piston cracked,still no fix,presure tested on lift dont see anything out of the ordinary,other than di...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L all electrical VIN: 3VWSE69M63
Car came to us with dying issues with A/C on. Previously has had battery and ignition switch repalced for this issue/ Third time back to the shop. Run midtronics tester on charging system and showed low charging voltage. Replaced alternator and tested ok. Drov...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L converter VIN: YV1KW9500N
This car has been a great running car until this problem started last summer. Condition only happens in the warmer weather. Mostly hot city driving. Condition: When coming to a stop the engine feels like it is going to stall. Heavy shutter felt from engine/tr...

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1992 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAREA43L7N
First I'd like to thank all that replied.Frank from new jersey suggested crank sensor. He stated that a sensor from a 93 BMW with a M50 engine should fit. We ordered one and the lead was way to short,maybe splicing the old harness on it may have worked. We cho...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L blower motor VIN: WBAAN3342Y
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Unknown
I drove the car a few times and got the gear check light to come on and each time only the 055 code set. If I stopped the car turned off the ignition and restarted the car, the light would go off but at some point it would set a CAN code 146. So as a few p...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L odometer VIN: WDBHA24GXY
Thanks for the help, I tried the hard reset a couple times with no change except the trip meter started to read all zeros and when i drove it it showed 0007??. If the customer has repaired at the dealer I will post results. Thanks again
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L cyl head warp VIN: WMWRC33405
A big thanks to Iatn, Peter,Louie,Brooks,Dave and steve,This Mini isdown the road and service manager is happy.I started car up with combustion leak tracer fluid on coolant fill opening and color changed from blue to yellow just like all the GM engines that ha...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B1W
Purge valve fixed the problem,thanks for the help and info guys. Jim unfortunately there is no more info to add to this close...tests and results are listed on previous posts.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
Thanks to all who replied. Replaced the crank position sensor and cleared the codes. Test drove and all seems to be fixed at this time. No more starting problems when hot.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: WVWAE63BX5
Well here is the fix on the ac compressor that would come and go. We found out that with a test light hooked up to the car harness side of the compressor if you would wiggle or turn the blower switch real fast this would make the light flicker and then stay on...
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L Ignition tumbler VIN: YV1GA8752K
As three respondents responded, there is a bore in the top of the 'tree' with a steel lug in it. Inside the lug is a smaller hole that a pick fits through. The tumbler lock is a thin spring-loaded horseshoe-shaped clip that pops up to lock. Once the key is ...
1994 Volvo 940 T 2.3L climate switching VIN: YV1JS8708R
You are right someone took the hose from cruise and ran it strait to manifold, then hooked climate to cruise??? who knows why? but all is well now thanks Paul
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