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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Rear shocks VIN: WDBCA39E7M
Vehicle has loud clunk from rear when going over bumps, At first inspection could find nothing loose but shock absorber is inside spring and not very accessible. We then removed rear seat and I sat in rear while assistant drove. I could feel the clunk at the r...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride control/traction control VIN: WDBGA70EXT
The symptoms of this s500 are the rear suspension is very springy,asr and epc light are on solid along with the fuel gauge low level light flashing,transmission shifts badly and feels like a misfire in engine while driving.Found level low in resivoir for suspe...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Car came in with noise sound like lifters noise coming from up top at passenger side.Replaced lifters and chain tensioner. Noise still there customer changes oil every 6000 miles uses mobil one any help would be nice thank you in advance.
1989 Other European turbo r 412CID dome lamps VIN: SCBZR03B6K
This long time customer has a dome lamp problem, all the iterior lamps are on, the roof and door panels are all lit up. First we tested all the micro switches in each door, and came up good with four good switches. So we tested more and found that the drivers ...
1982 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WP0JA092XC
Hello fellow techs and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. This Porsche came in to our shop a couple weeks ago with a hard starting complaint. My technician replaced the battery, cleaned a coolant temp sender connection, and replaced a washer f...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C31
hello techs vehicle came in skiping on cyl 1 and cyl 4 replaced coil/module cyl 4 cured but cyl 1 still skipping, checked compression-all cyl-above 130 replaced plugs and wires-still skipping on #1 switched plugs and injector from cyl 1 to a different cylinder... Trouble codes: P0301
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWHC63B01
Hi all vw tech Had this passat come in for a timing belt broke. Removed head and had bent valves replaced,was running great for 300 miles,cust. brought back for hard start and ck eng light,found code p0341 cam senser,ck voltage and pattern all good,would crank... Trouble codes: P0341
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B62
Hello everyone, We have run around and around with this very clean VW. This vehicle recently came in with MIL light illuminated. The only codes were for misfire on cyl 2. The customer brought car in for Timing belt replacement. This part of the job went with... Trouble codes: 16486 (Mass Airflow sensor-Signal too lowp0102), 16395 (Bank 2 Cam Position Adjustment Malfunction p0011), 16686 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected)
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Interior VIN: WV2NB47082
We have an 02 Eurovan here and the customer says that while driving all interior lights and dash lights will go out and come back on and the engine does not shut off. I have not been able to duplicate the problem but the customer wants it fixed. I would assume...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L water pump
Water pump leaking again. Customer bought fromVW dealer w/ preloved ext. warranty @ 60k. Car overheated on the e-way due to broken w/p impellar. drove to dealer(same one) w/excess. overheat/steam etc...Melted goosneck and no coolant. dealer wanted $900 for t-b...
1957 Volvo 444 1.6L Cooling VIN: 0000192544
Hello, Does anyone know where I can find highly detailed information on the old B-14 and B-16 Volvo engines ? I am installing a B-16 engine, recently rebuilt by someone else, in a 1957 Volvo, presently badged as a model 444. Having started the engine a few tim...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L Speedometer VIN: YV1FW8831N
Hi fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your help. I am working on a '92 Volvo 740 wagon with a bad speedometer. The problem the car was brought in for was that the speedometer, after driving for awhile, would work fine up to about 60 mph, then drop off to zer...

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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJDA24C8Y
Thanks to all who replied to this one - sadly, we did not get it fixed, or, we could not prove that it was fixed, since the flaw never completely went away, but seemed to be happening less and less often. Particularly helpful was the suggestion about using ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder B2 6 misfire), P1316 (Misfire rate excess emissions).
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L shifter VIN: YS3AL4R700
FIrst of all I must say a big thank you to all who replied,This car is finally fixed.Third gear was the key.When I put the shifter and the transmission both in 3rd gear everything just fell into place. I did have some trouble with the linkage from the shifter...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L in limp mode VIN: 3VWSP69M12
Hi and thanks for the replies, we did a pin check at the ECU and found no resistance at the solenoid pin's so we ordered the wiring loom to the solenoids. All other pins checked out with the proper spec's. Thanks again
2007 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L ABS wheel sensor VIN: YV1MC68287
Thanks for the replies, the ABS module was located behind the battery box on the firewall. One of the the two wires going to the right front wheel speed sensor was open in the harness. I did a wire overlay that completed the circuit and shut the failure light ...
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