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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L timing chain tentioner VIN: WDBDA28D0N
Hi I have this 190E I just replaced a head gasket on. Everything went fine until I went to install the timing chain tensioner. When I install it it puts so much tension on the chain that I can't roll the engine over. I have looked at everything I can see and c...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65H3X
Car starts intermittently. When it doesn't start it cranks fine. We have injector pulse, fuel pressure but no spark. Confirmed good crank signal & cam signal. Occasionally the car will start right up. I feel like it might be an immobilizer problem, had custome... Trouble codes: P0035 (Undocumented Code), P0235 (Undocumented Code)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSR69M44
sorry for long post but before i get responses telling me to do what i have already done i thought i would give as much info as i could.this cust. says he has had this problem for 2 years and about 35000 miles. when the out side temp goes below 30 degrees f. o... Trouble codes: P0128
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L want bleed out VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
opened bleeder on caliper to collapse caliper piston, and let gravity bleed and few minutes and installed pads, and have tried all kinds of ways to bleed and still pedal sinks first time pushed, and third time pushed,pedal is all the way up and tight, does thi...

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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Many Electrical Systems VIN: 4USCN33472
Okay, The old saying of if a car has a problem always suspect the last thing you fixed could never more be true than this one and above all DONT REPLACE THE BRAKELIGHT SWITCHES WITH THE AFTERMARKET ITALLIAN JOBS !!!. Turns out that the typically over enginee...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRC33472
thanx everyone, I am with you on all of your suggestions. Like everyone said the it needs to pulled out and see what is broken inside. At this moment the customer needs time to decide as to what he is going to do with it. So am closing this request for now. ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mounts VIN: WPOAA299OX
Thank You for the replies. We did a lot of digging on this one and got a lot of help from John (in parts) at Rusnak Porsche in Thousand Oaks, Calif.he went as far as finding someone (in Atlanta) who knew the answer to our situation because the parts illustrati...
1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WF107GH54O
thank guys, removed the injectors (mechanical) dismantled them and soaked them in carb clean, flushed them the best i could reinstalled changed the fuel filter and she seems alright.
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWFA21HXR
OK guys this one is fixed and on the road again. I would like to thank all that replied to my plea for help. Stan thanks for the extra info on the coils. This vehicle required a ECM to make it right. What we found was that the computer was grounding the inject...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L valve body VIN: WVWMA63B9X
found diagram from supplier it sure took awhile but we got it sorry i didnt post this fix sooner thank you to everybody who chipped in and tried to help people kept telling me it couldn't be done but i knew better the car is good to go now thanks for your help
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3WVSD69M01
Hey guess what, when you have loose battery connections, it will cause all kinds of problems, ok now I'm done feeling stupid. Yes it had a loose negative connection on bettery and positive connection had allot of corrosion buildup between contacts, disconnecte...
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