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1999 Other European ferrari 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U32
Hello techs' I've got 1999 ferrari modena it doesnt have power and idle is not smooth either, i had a hard time to get a code even it has obd2 connector, i tried serveral scan tool and finally i was able to get the code. the code is (p1569 manufacturer contro... Trouble codes: P1569 (manufacturer controlled vehicle speed idle control auxiliary inputs)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L ABS pump VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
Hello VW Techs I have this 1999 Volkswagen Jetta , engine code AEG, has an ABS code #01276 and the ABS warning light comes on intermittently, the ABS control module was replaced with a new unit but did not cure the problem, I did read the posting about the spe...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no heat VIN: 3VWRC29MXY
i really need some help i installed new radiator in this vechile. ever since i had no heat. thought air pocket let bleed overnight & took for long ride. still no heat,pulled therm housing to check water pump. must be fairly new it steel. put back together stil...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fluid Type VIN: WVWUK63B43
We have exchanged engines in a 2003 VW Passat W8 4.0 and need to add trans. fluid. The nearest VW dealership is 150 miles away and Mitchell specifies to only use VW trans. fluid. Is there an alternative fluid that we can use to top off or do we have to order i...

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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L No Compression VIN: WBAAV53491
Excellent replies. Sorry for the delay but I had to wait for customer to come up with funds before I would tackle this job. I confirmed bent valves from over-revving the engine. All the exhaust valves got hit. The head looks to be fine by all accounts though. ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heat VIN: SAJDA01N61
The custome tells me the heat has been working fine since the water pump installation
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: WDCAB72E2Y
Problem was... camshaft timing! Despite technician had rechecked it I suspected of camshaft timing after doing a new compression test. I found about 10lb less on problem side cylinders. Left cam was one tooth retarded. I'm giving technician a brake because t... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire damages twc), P0305 (misfire damages twc cyl 5), P0306 (misfire damages twc cyl 6), P0307 (misfires damages twc cyl 7).
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRC33452
Thank you for all the replies on the Mini. We found that the plastic thermostat housing are an issue, someone needs to come up with an aluminum one. We also found out how important it is to use factory coolant. The electrical part of our problem with cool fan ...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L axle or axle flange VIN: WP0AA0942G
WOW, sorry for the late close, but I wanted to make sure its was fixed. Just about everyone pointed to the axle as the source of the noise. Some said replace, some said to repack with grease. I opted to clean and repack the inner joint, for now. So far so good...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Alternator pulley VIN: YS3DD58N8X
Thanks to those who replied. I left this open for a while after the repair hoping for more response. The vehicle repair was easy, replaced the pulley, but we still cannot figure out what causes this problem. It is the second time we have seen this with no othe...
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