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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L tilt steering column VIN: SAJKX6740T
Hello everybody, I need info on tilt mechanism. The column will telescope when ignition key is put in and will adjust in and out properly. The tilt will go all the way down but will not go all the way up. I looked at it and found the plate with two small bolts...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 2.3L convertible top VIN: WDB1704351
the roof on this vehicle has lost all the fluid out of the hydraulic system(dripping over the owner)I suspect the locking ram to be at fault.Problem is I can't open the roof to get at the 3 front screws that hold the roof lining in(have removed the 2 side trim...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F2V
without a star machine im alittle perplexed. cyliders misfire on bank one only. when the vehicle arrived it had champion copper plugs in it. naturally i replaced them with bosch plats. scoped coils, no faults. scoped injectors, no faults. swapped coils and inj... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FB49583
Hello members! This saab came to me a few months ago because of excessive oil consumption. No smoke came out of the tailpipe until the engine ran for 2 minutes or more. Then it smoked badly, so bad that cars dissappear behind you. I diagnosed the problem as a ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L dash lights VIN: WVWPD63B62
This Passat is getting the best of us. When the ignition switch is turned on the dash lights and interior illumination lamps are on and cannot be adjusted with insturment dimmer sw. The DRL works fine its just the owner doesn't know when to turn headlights on ...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5349Y
It has been a full week now and no issues with the car. Thank you all for the great information. I am now only using the BMW cam sensors from here on out. The intake cam sensor was the problem. The Bilstein sensors are just not good enough. Thanks again everyo... Trouble codes: 65 (Intake cam sensor fault).
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1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L lacks power VIN: 9309800352
I finally found that the wastegate seat was eroded in one area after checking fuel pressure, warm control pressure, cam timing, etc. It was a long process but at least I finally found the problem! I remachined the seat, ground the valve, and fabricated a new...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSK61J61
I got to find out that the engine speed sensor is the crank sensor. The part supplier sent the wrong sensor so oviously I was looking for the wrong sensor. I had already replace the crank sensor with aftermarket but as we found out it did'nt work. I replace wi... Trouble codes: P0725 (engine speed sensor ckt malfunction), P0321 (ig/Dist eng speed inop), P0322 (ig/Dist eng speed inop. ckt/no signal), P0638 (throttle actuator cont range performance B1).
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