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1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L solenoid VIN: AR11541006
first couple o cranking events of the day the starter engages normaly , but when the key is released or removed the starter continues to crank. after warmed up, normal operation resumes. current testing shows current flow from terminal 50 to ground via cold st...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L blowing oil VIN: WBABJ7333W
Regular good customer brought in on the hook with top rad hose broken out of radiator. No problem, fixed. After road test, is blowing oil from somewhere under the intake. During repair I thought that residue was just coolant blown back. Can't see where its com...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVW2001TDI
This tdi was in last month with a code for the cold start injector we diagnosed it as a failing needle lift sensor as it only had 3.5 ohms and should have 180 to 200.We replaced #3 inj,this is the one with the needle lift sensor and all was well for a few week... Trouble codes: 14970 (fuel Quantity adjuster.)

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB28D3W
thank you every body for the excellent tips, it was in fact the ignition control on the air filter. thank you thank you thankyou. everyone on here is truly a brother to each other because i have never gotten any bad advice or any bad anything. oh and fathers ... Trouble codes: P0302.
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L headlights, fog lights, flash to pass, 3rd brk. Lt VIN: WBANA535X4
The replies I received related to checking the fuses and a problem with the lighting module. We took the car to the BMW dealer and they reprogrammed the module. ($150.00) Not bad. Thanks for the replies.
2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANN73596
Thanks for all the information & suggestions. I originally replaced battery with a 91 series Interstate battery as catalog suggested. The 2nd day I had customer bring vehicle back. I found out original battery crossed over to an H9 Interstate battery. (Slight ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L timing VIN: WVWPD23B5Y
Ok thnax to everyone who helped me out. I must say it turns out there wasnt even a problem, but this is a big job money wise and I have never done a VW like this before. The Valves just didnt look right. I went ahead and set everything just like you guys said ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L squeal VIN: 3VWCD21C41
This one is fixed. Sorta... The customer declined further repairs. The tranny shop had already hit him up for a few grand, and we had done a 90k service along with t-belt/w-pump/stat/coolant, etc. The problem wasn't severe, so I think they're gonna wait for an...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L steering rack VIN: YV1LS5678W
John said he loosens both lower steering u-joint (companion) bolts and slides the joint up the column shaft, thereby disconnecting from rack pinion with no mis-alignment issue. Good suggestion. Perhaps I'll soak the next victim in a penetrant bath for a week...
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