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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Alum FLywheel VIN: WAURD68D80
We bought an Audi S4 with a No Start- after much testing, and wasted time, found it to be a loose tone ring on an aftermarket aluminum Aasco flywheel. Has anyone ran into a loose tone ring on an aluminum flywheel before? Any ideas on how to repair/replace th...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUPL58E64
Hello Group Hoping someone has seen something like this before. Vehicle has developed a deep vibration at all rpm. It is especially noticeable at about 2000 rpm. The clutch was replaced at a different facility about 10,000 miles ago and appears to be working ...
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L leveling VIN: WBAGC8318K
Hi BMW techs I have a 89 735 il that the rear end is down on the switches on the control valve beside the ps pump have no power to them . I was going to try and check power at the box in the trunk but cant seem to find a good wiring diagram . Thanks Dave
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L steering VIN: SAJAV1345H
car pulls very hard to right, either steering or braking, no brake jerk when they are applied. car has had a slight pull to right with old tires. Now has severe pull.Have rotated tires with no difference. all alignment specs are correct. noticed when car is at...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Transmission, differential VIN: SAJGX2244W
I hope one of you Jaguar techs has seen this before... This car came to us with a noise resonating from the mid-section to the rear of the car when cruising between 30-55 mph. At first it seemed to do it only when the torque converter was in lock up (so we rep...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALTY15481
Hello there, I have a 2001 Land rover discovery 2 here with a 4.0L and the crankcase is full of coolant. The first notice of a problem was an overheating issue which was because all the coolant had gone into the oilpan. No notice of any coolant in oil at last ...
1900 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L engine VIN: 113.044-12
I have been researching this VIN; I was told the car was a 1969 model, My research shows it to be a 1970. I am also unable to determine when this car was manufactured, nor have I been able to deduce whether I am dealing with a grey market Benz or not. I do hav...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45C3F
This 380sl has a rich condition. it will puff a bit of black smoke out the exaust on accel. I have checked fuel pressures and found system pressure at 84 when the max spec is 81. cold control pressure is ok at 68 - 70 deg F 28 psi and gradually climes to 55 wh...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L lubrication VIN: WP0CAJ987W
Engine was disassembled tree months ago. Because engine overheating we changed head gaskets. Considering some oil smoke, despite air/oil separators where ok, a piston rings set where changed too. At this time internal engine aspect was good. No problem with be...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L oil leaks and interrior lighting VIN: WVWPD63B3X
hi all techs, we have this passat and has never been with us before,the customer is complaining about this problem. when coming to a stop the radio lights and interior lites all shut down and comes back on. also he keeps fixing oil leaks. what we have found w...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Spun bearing VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Vehicle in late July with what initially sounded like lower end issue (outside- heavy traffic). Long time, always pays customer...we've serviced this vehicle since bought new. Got a handle on crank kit, connecting rod(s), full gasket kit thru aftermarket. Quot...

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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ABS computer VIN: SALTY1540Y
After looking closer at the ABS ECU settings, we overlooked suspension type option. So the ABS works fine with new wheel speed sensors and ABS ECU (wheel sensors with long wires up to the ECU). Considering, that we had to do ABS module (shuttle valve code) c...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBXYZ1233
Number one, I'd like to thank everyone that took time from their long holiday weekend to respond to my post. Everyone was helpful and right on the mark! Problem was that I could not retrieve the code to verify the cause of the inoperative compressor. Steve ...
1993 Other European Silver Spur2 6.75L starter relay VIN: SCAZN0ZDXP
Pleased to post a fix on this one.There is an anti theft alarm ecu in the center of the dash.Owner reported he had some under dash repairs done earlier this year.Found plug going to ecu loose.Fix was to reconnect plug,push the little button on the remote and a...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Airbag Light VIN: 3VWDD21Y43
Thanks for the help. I removed the front bumper/fenders as a unit and the crash sensors were right there. I put 2 new ones in and it's been fine since. I don't know why ALLDATA has it listed the way it does. Can't always take the information systems as gospe...
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