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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N71
CEL comes on after about 20 seconds every time engine is started. Alldata says to test for voltge at PCM connector FH1-44. It has no voltage key on or off. Alldata says to test wiring between FH1-44 and splice FHS-10. Not showing this splice on Alldata wirin... Trouble codes: P1633 (Keep alive memory voltage missing)
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBTJ75J55
Hello, this car came in with a code 91A3 (passenger front ETR ignition squib resistance too high). The data stream also indicated resistance too large. We replaced the passenger side seat belt retractor. All of the codes cleared and the data stream value is ok...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil VIN: WP0AA2992V
This is a very clean one owner 1997 Carrera (15k miles). I started some oil leak. There is valves cover leak (it is possible to see drops near bolts after cleaning and running engine). Problem is that on the upper of the engine there is oil leak too (under a...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB55E22
Hi to all, Our stumper is in the shop for a third week now and after extensive tests and fair amount of head scratching, we are not sure what may be causing this problem. Here are details in the nutshell: Once this Saab9-5 starts, it runs well but the start...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
Hello eveyone; I got a head scratcher for me. I am getting multiple misfire codes on all cylinders. The Idle is bad and gets worse as the car warms up. The MIL flashes on idle. Once you start driving it will stumble a little but straighten out and drive fine u... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L tweeter VIN: YVICZ91H53
Just A quick Volvo question. The small speaker at the top of the drivers door has come lose and must be replace. The volvo dealer needs to know if it is a 50 or 75 watt system. Since there was no wattage rating on that speaker they recomended removing the door...

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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L ride control VIN: WBAGD4327P
Erkan was right problem in the instument cluster. customer denied repair. since this car did not have self leveling opened cluster found shorted board. thanks to all
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADP6333X
I got 3 (IATN Says 4?) replies and each one suggested the ABS Module. Ray [...] suggested to rebuild the module so we sent it in. After the new module we now had an issue with implausable signal from the left rear but the co...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L 4th gear issue VIN: SALPV164YA
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. As suspected, the MAF sensor was the culprit. Once renewed, the system was good to go and customer is happy. Sidenote: Another vehicle with a cleanable filter installed K&N and while I don't take issue with these ...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALME11434
A special thanks to all that replied, it's very much appreciated. As most had said, the fix for this one was a replacement transmission. The dealer had indicated that they are on a national backorder at this time, but I managed to get one. The dealer suppli...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEB93DXH
Thanks again to IATN. I removed the front pipe and checked what I thought was a trap oxidizer, clogged solid. Vehicle started, test drove with front pipe off, lots of black smoke at first, but cleareed up. Plenty of power. Called dealer about the trap oxid...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ABS hydraulic unit VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
Thank you all who responded to my post in this ML. One of the first things I checked on this truck was the charging system and I have done so numerous times, not finding any problems. One of your suggestions was that the alternator could be weak. I tested aga...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E52
Thank you all that replied. After replacing plugs and wires it drove much better but still would give that MIL ever now and then. I measure the catalytic convert tempeture and seem even and in line. So I replace the MAF and fixed that problem. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire).
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L lubrication VIN: WP0CAJ987W
There is no option for me. I will complete disassembly engine in order to look for abnormal wear or other cause for the low oil pressure. Thanks
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L angle gear? VIN: YV16Z256D1
Replaced angle gear and put four new Dayton tires on the vehicle and it goes down the road real nice and quiet. The vehicle had two different kinds of tires on it before. Thank you for all the replies. I got 8 replies in two days. I appreciate all the he...
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