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1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L valves VIN: WDBCA350KJ
attempting to check vale adjustment. repair manual and shopkey call for specialty tool MB part number 100 589 04 23 00. hoping someone knows thickness value of gauge so that i do not need to buy this one time use tool. thanks for your time. steve
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L dash lights VIN: WDBFA61E6N
This is my first post so forgive me if I leave anything out. I have this 300 sl that has all dash warning lights and interior lights flashing whenever the key is on, engine running or not. Also no gauge operation and no turn signals or radio. However the flash...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L poor throttle respon VIN: WDBFA67EXP
The ASR fail light comes on intermittently and has been doing this for several months. The car is driven most every day in town only. The light comes on suddenly while driving and is not responsive to throttle, only goes slowly but the customer has been able t...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 2000CC cam timing VIN: WDB1704351
Have just done headgasket change on this vehicle and find the instructions for cam timing (it has variator on inlet cam)a bit vague and confusing,we have locked the two cams with the pins through the front cam bearing journal,they would not enter at 20 degrees...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L radio VIN: 4JGAB54E21
working on car, battery was disconnected now radio has to have code entered customer just bought car 2 months ago dos'nt have code and I could not find it in any of the owners or radio manuals,How can I get code without sending to dealer?
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Alternator pulley VIN: YS3DD58N8X
This request is more of a "has anyone else seen this problem", type of thing. This 9-3 has an alternator pulley that has come in contact with the body and caused the outer pulley groove to collapse inward and ruin the belt. You can see where the pulley has rub...
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1986 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE WHEN COLD VIN: WV2ZB0258G
hey, help, hurry! this vehicle came to me earlier this summer for idle bogs when cold starting vehicle, replaced throttle body due to leaking vacuum through butterfly shaft, replaced coolant temp sensor checked vacuum and timing, checked compression, yadda yad...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L electric window VIN: 3VWDG71K55
CUSTOMER COMPLAINT WAS BOTH FRONT WINDOWS NOT WORKING - WHEN THE CAR ARRIVED MY TECHNICIAN WAS ABLE TO WORK BOTH FRONT WINDOWS FROM THE DRIVER'S DOOR SWITCH. SHORTLY AFTER THIS BOTH WINDOWS STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. REAR WINDOWS REMAIN UN-AFFECTED AND WORK NORMAL...
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1990 Volvo 240 DL 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX8843L
Vehicle runs very rough and rich on start up bucking shaking etc...Sometimes won't start,have to put foot into it to get going.Oxygen sensor while cranking .553 volts. Have dried plugs out several times to get going. I am no VOLVO tech but from what I am seein... Trouble codes: 113 (fuel injectors), 221 (lamda operation), 231 (lamda operation)
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1LW550XS
Vehicle towed in for a clutch replacement(still had orignial clutch assy). Vehicle did start with no problems prior to work being performed. After the clutch was replaced and went to start the vehicle,it kept cranking but will not start. After about 6 cranks i...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp Home Mode VIN: SAJGX2245W
After clearing the codes and driving the car for 51 miles, I couldn't duplicate the customers concern and let him have it back. For the most part I think everyone was too focussed on the cruise control shutting off as the concern instead of a symtom of what wa... Trouble codes: P1637 (CAN ABS/TCCM token missing), P1797 (CAN ECM token message missing).
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW12451
Well the overwhelming majority of the responses that I received said to replace the mass air flow sensor. Apparently the code that comes up for gear ratio out of spec is a dead giveaway for this when it is in conjunction with the lean exhaust codes. This must ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (bank 2 lean), P0173.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Alignment VIN: WDBCA39EXM
Thanks to all who replied. Customer has not returned for service but if he does I will definately check the rear ride height and the front rod assys. As stated the accumulators and rear shocks and mounting bushings were replaced. The ride was 95% better than w...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no panel lites VIN: WDBJF55FXV
thanx so much for all the replies. all were right on the money, worldpac had a bulb that worked fine, another happy and satisfied customer with the help of iatn!!!
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L weak spark VIN: 4JGAB54E32
can someone explain to me how Icould have battery voltage to the + side of the ignition coil car will not start, however if I run a jumper wire from the battery terminal + to the + SIDE OF THE IGNITION COIL THE CAR STARTS[like many of you suggested]Is it volts...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, RPM's hang VIN: WPOCA2988X
Thanks for all of you pros out there that took the time to give me some help..much appreciated!!..We ran out of options and decided to invest in a DME..which took care of the issue..it is a coded unit and non-returnable so we were taking the chance on it..but ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection).
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