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2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG74563
hi all. we have a amg s55 that has a vibration between 2000 - 2500 rpms. does it while driving, in park and with the belts removed. was wondering if someone has seen this how to verify repair w/out spending $600 on a new harmonic. thank you for any info.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H3X
Hello all! I have a P0380 code for Glow plug circuit A failure that keeps illuminating CEL light after startup. Glow plugs have been replaced, Glow plug relay has been replaced as well. When disconnecting wiring connector to glow plugs and coolant temp. sensor... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit A malfunction)
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1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8856D
Car was towed in for no start. No spark present. It did not have power to pick up, I traced wiring and all is good. Installed new ignition module. Now I have power to pick up. The wave form is just wavey. Two pick ups later, still just small waves and no spark...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29561
Vehicle presented for emissions inspection with check engine light on. Scanned system and found P0133 and thought that the upstream O2 sensor was malfunctioning. Replaced with Volvo sensor. Reset computer and test drove to reset counters. Preliminary P0133 pop... Trouble codes: P0133 (B1S1 O2 sensor slow reaction/response)
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUBA34BXN
Thanks evryone for your e-mails and help. After pulling my hair out for awhile I decidedas suggested by a few of you to re-check the pump. I removed the lower pan and found sludge and build-up in the pickup screen of the oil pump,I then removed the pump as sug...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L heater core VIN: WAUDH68D71
We were not comfortable flushing unless customer would authorize replacement of core should we run into trouble. He did not.
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WA1YD64B22
Thanks for the suggestions guys. There is no need to do anything special to lift the all-roads. The problem turned out to be the pressure relief vavle (which is part of the pump assembly) was releasing system pressure rather that filling it. So replacing the...
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Cruise control VIN: SAJNX2732R
The 4 replies sent were not tested as the car owner retrieved his car during the period while the replies were trickling in as he needed it for transportation in wet weather (his other car is an MGA roadster which is unsuitable in the rain) and hasn't brought...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA24C3Y
Thanks to all that replied. What I found was damaged shift cable. The cable had somehow been slightly pinched causing it to be slightly out of adjustment.The shifter was stiff to move but never thought it was contributing to my problem. There are two circuits ...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Headlamp VIN: SAJEA51D93
I was surprised that I got only 3 replies on this one. Nobody had access to a trouble tree. I guess that Jaguar has no troubleshooting help on this system other than the wiring diagram. The replies all said to check fuses, then start swapping parts, (bulb,...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L trans module fuse VIN: WDBRF61J21
The only bummer with this fix is I cannot say with any certainty what it was exactly that made this car go from no start to driveable. I did perform the repair/update on the trans harness, but it still didn't work after that. It just suddenly started working a...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine -transaxle VIN: WVWPD63B72
I appreciate all that replied. I have tried to neautralizing the engine and trans mounts as some suggested.I even replaced the right trans mount since it had shown signs of heat distortion from the turbo pipe.The customer says it is better, however,it,s still...
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