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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2241W
Tested Oil pressure within specific range, removed cover, tensioner on right lower was pumping up, no oil feeding tensioner. If any known problem with th is type of repair would help. Thanks, Angelo
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA01T23
replace rear disc brake pads and calipers, bleed brakes i have low to no brake pedal and parking brake will not apply, warning lights come on. (red brake light) parking brake is electronic. question, since i only did the rear brakes due i have to bleed the fro...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L gauges, instrument lights VIN: WDBA48D0JA
Car came in with no turn signals, replaced hazzard switch and flasher. Turn signals then worked but buzzer would pulse with signals when door was opened, like an open ground. Checked every ground that I could find voltage drop and ohm circuit. Dash with xtra...
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1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Crankcase VIN: WPOJB0922E
Vehicle was brought in with Oil Pan Gasket leak after replacing Gasket oil level stick pushes out of tube when driving which is caused by positive crankcase pressure, which was the cause of the oil pan gasket blowing out. Compression test was performed all cyl...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L fly wheel area VIN: YS3DD58N6X
Hey all you Saab yechs out there I am having trouble with a noisey engine/transaxle. The noise is a conatant ticking sound that I think I have pinpointed to the fly wheel area. I have a electronic stetascope tha I use and the noise is stongest where the two un...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L oil VIN: YS3ED48E11
Vehicle came in months ago with external coolant leak. Dissasemble and found one of the head bolts loose (have seen this before). At the time I can't honestly recall if there was any external oil leaks, it doesn't really matter. I'm trying to figure out why th...
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Convertible VIN: YS3DF75K41
All help is appreciated. Convertible top doesn't retract all the way. My scanner doesn't read any helpful info. Took to friend who had more European testing equipment, but not Saab. Couldn't get any helpful info. Mitchell is limited on info. There are no leaks...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C21
Hello Friend's I have this new 2001 VW Bettle in the shop with no drivability problem, but engine light is on, i use Vag-com and got code P1152, long Term Fuel Trim Additive Air, Bank 1; Range 2: system to lean, intermittent Also, PO606 InternalControl Modul... Trouble codes: P1152 (Long term fuel Trim additive Air Bank 1 Range 2 to lean Intermittent), P0606
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Air bag VIN: WVWPD63B32
the spiral contact shows signs of being shorted out. Alldata doesn't give good detail on the air bag control unit. Does anyone have a good schematic for this system. I suspect the short in the contact reel may have interupted the circuit which powers the air b...
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1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8821D
this volvo was towed in. no start. sometimes, every ten or twenty key cycles, it will start and run for a second or two. otherwise, nothing. if i spray brake cleaner into the air intake, it will start every time. Fuel pressure is good, good spark, good injecto...
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1998 Volvo S90 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9605W
This is an informational post only. I will close it as soon as I open it. After having researched the archives for this code, I found nothing that matched this problem's unltimate repair. So I figured I'd put it in the archives. The air injection pump, inject... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection Problem)
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2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29571
This vehicle came in in September with the complaint of not able to idle and we found the IAC bad. After the repair it ran well. It came back in a few weeks later with the check engine light on. We pulled codes P0102 and P0107. We repaired a vacuum leak and re... Trouble codes: P0102 (p0107-), P0107 (p0131-), P0131 (p0101-), P0101
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L engine VIN: YV1CM91H74
we rebuilt trans owner pick up suv came back 2 days later b cuz hard start .code po336 we replace rpm sensor same problem .instument panel displays engine performace reduce thank for any help guys
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUML44E14
After bringing the vehicle to an Audi dealership they couldn't find a problem. They replaced the bearing for the third time with another OE bearing and the problem went away. thanks to everyone that replied.
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4329W
After getting the vehicle passed the emissions, the customer does not want to go any further at this time. They are ok with driving the vehicle. They will return to me as soon as they get more time to spend on the vehicle. All the information is helpfull in th... Trouble codes: P1519 (Variable Cam timing VANOS).
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32W2R
This one are very tought. In fact I got the wrong way because of the code 058 description (igntion descontinuity). I was thinking about a primary igntion circuity problem. Problem was just a bad cyl 5 ignition wire. There is a unusual HFM strategy on this... Trouble codes: 058 (Ignition stage 2 T1/2 cyl 2 discontinuity), 059 (Ignition stage2 T1/2 cyl 3 discontinuity).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, Stall VIN: WDBJF65W91
For 15 years working with imported cars it is not usual to me to not repair a car. Sometimes the work is hard but the solution is reached at the end. On this case it was different. Car still have problem even after replacing 02 sensors and MAF. There is no ef...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOCA2983X
This little car is back on the road. Dennis, Greg, Dave and Eric all knew the trick on this one. Beneath the panel in the trunk where the radiator cap is located, there is a lever you lift that allows the system to purge. Once I did this, it swallowed another ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
Hello and thanks to all who sent replies, I apologize that I am just now closing this, I was under the impression that it was already taken care of. It turns out that the Intake was horribly restricted by carbon both in and behind the EGR assembly, The only re...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B12
Thanks for the help! Found that someone had replaced the water pump and they got the belt off one tooth. There are marks on the cams under the valve covers that did not line up with the crankshaft pulley pointer. Also one of the Cam sensor we put on was defect... Trouble codes: 17746 (Camshaft position sensor bank 1 open circuit / short to battery voltage), 17755 (Bank 2 Camshaft position sensor / crankshaft position sensor incorrect allocation).
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