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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Stall VIN: WDBHA28E1S
checked for codes, none stored. checked for vacuum leaks, none found.have had problems communicating with computer, using snap-on scanner.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22EOS
replaced head, putting on timing chain tensioner, tensioner can be fully depressed, tensioner bottoms out and over tightens chain, checked guides and pins everything looks okay, when screwing in tensioner chain is very tight and engine is very hard to turn ove...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Stall VIN: WDBHA29G7W
Hello MB gurus: Customer claims vehicle will drive fine for half an hour or so and then die at a stop sign and will not restart for perhaps up to an hour. Says is getting worse, and now will only drive for less than a mile before stopping. I am leaning heav... Trouble codes: P0455 (Leak Evap system. Pr. Snsr Volt.S), P1570 (Drive autorization system DAS to ECM interrupted N3/10)
2006 Other European 430 Challeng 4.3L Engine VIN: ZFFEX63X00
Hello all. I need some technical input here. This car was purchased as a delivery mileage car, but later we find it had 4000kms, plus five races under its belt. We took the car to test first time, putting on maybe 100kms, all seemed fine, but a little low on p...

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1997 Audi A4 2.8L left turn signal VIN: WAUDD6801W
sorry for late closing. thanks for all who respond and was help me alot but i changed turn signal switch it start working fine thanks agine
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACG8327W
We struggled a bit with this one, especially with the price of replacement parts. This has a coil pack that contained all four coils. We replaced plugs and wires when the vehicle first came in and the majority of the performance problems went away. It still ho...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L air conditioner VIN: EDBNG75J91
The pressure regulator switch was stuck on open. Replaced switch and erased all the codes. The air blows out ICY COLD!! I could not of fixed this without all the help you guys gave me. Special thanks to Scott [...]!!!
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L ignition key VIN: 4JGAB72E01
Replaced ignition interlock cable, problem solved and customer is very happy. Part only cost about $43 from dealer and labor time is 2.1hrs. Actually only takes about 30 minutes to replace. Everyone who replied was correct. Thanks very much! Remove center cons...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air bag VIN: WDBNG70J12
Dave lead me to the correct solution, the repair was a defective clockspring which i suspected but according to dave testing the clockspring might be inconclusive. Dave also recommend to use a 2 ohm resistor to substitute the air bag for testing the circuit.Da...
1998 Volkswagen rialta 2.8L relay clicking VIN: WV3AH8706W
2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 9BWDEG1543
yes a done deal -not a home run but a double -we will take it. it was the plastic impellar on the water pump , in my 47 yrs fixing cars never had a car not boil over and lose anti -freeze with the overflow , rad and hoses reading 175 and the internal eng at 26...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L converter VIN: YV1KW9500N
Hi guys, Thanks for all your replies in regards to my sick volvo. Sorry for a long period of time.I have been busy with summer chores and family vacation. I think I have some good news to share. I was pretty sure I had a sticking solenoid valve in the valve b...
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