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1981 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5 2.5L ignition/inj VIN: ZARAA6694C
Just completed cylinder head overhaul after a broken timing belt. Car sat for years before current owner bought it, he got it running then immediately broke the belt on a test drive. After doing the heads over the course of a year it has developed a new issue....
1997 BMW M3 3.2L #2 exh valves VIN: WBSBG9322V
This vehicle was towed into us, we removed spark plugs to check compression, turned over once and engine locked up,we advised customer engine would have to be disassembled for inspection,customer had vehicle towed away. Several months later customer came to us...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Cooling Fans, Blower Motor, Temp Control VIN: WDBEA26D5N
This mercedes has been sitting for a couple of years. Vehicle came in with no blower motor operation. Fault traced it to blower motor controler. Replaced controller and now the blower motor operates and found that the condensor fans are not operating even thou...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L abc VIN: WDBPJ78J61
We have a 01 CL600 with the "ABC visit workshop" warning coming on either white or red. The suspension is not working properly but the fluid levels are correct. We have no communication with the ABC controller and several other modules including SRS, Front and...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L fan VIN: WDBNG70J02
mercedes experts please help, car seems to creep to hot thermostat opens ( checked w/infrared thermometer) upper & lower hoses equally hot, launch shows p2073 code(elec current suction fan and or air stored conditioning) however no mitchel info available on th...
2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire VIN: WP0CA29904
This car has an intermittent, but frequent misfire in cylinder 4 if the engine is allowed to idle after start up, especially after cold start. The spark plugs and number 4 ignition coil are recorded to have been replaced less than 1000 miles ago. I have swappe... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder number 4 misfire)
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB45S63
Vehicle came in with "warning indicator," turns out to be a MIL. pulled codes - got P0638 - Throttle Actuator Control Range Performance Bank1 +-10% and another Saab unspecify code. I did find a TSB on it referring to the ECM harness below the battery. It says ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L blower motor and cooling fan VIN: YS3FB49504
hey fellow head bangers, looking for help on a 04 saab 9,3 concern is blower fan runs at one speed and cooling fan runs all the time, we have autodiagnose here for saabs and it will not communicate with heating and air on this model so i cant go far on diag, i...
1961 Triumph TR3A 2.0L lh rear drum brake
Good Morning, This old TR3A has front disc brakes, just to make it all clear which one this is. After all the work in "related repair history" and one season of running (not much mileage, only for sunny days) the LH R drum locks up each time you step on the...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCB21C92
don't know much about this system but here goes. cooling fans are inop. fuses are good and there is power to the cooling fan module on 2 wires # 3 and 9. if I jumper the coolant sensor to make it register 286 degrees, the fans still won't come on. not sure whe...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L compressor VIN: WVWPD63B92
volkswagen passat 2002 compressor only works after 20 minutes you push the buttoms with good cool air, pressures at specification, any ideas? (1.8 engine, manual air conditioning). the blowmotor works perfect
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L seat air bags VIN: WVWMD63B43
i removed drivers seat to gain access to the conveience module under the seat. after i replace the seat air bag light was on. rechecked all connection under the seat. help bob
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Coolant Temp Sensor VIN: 3VWCK31C74
Hey VW techs. First let me comend you on your ability to understand this crazy German engineering theory. These diag tests they give you make my head hurt, but i digress. The reason for my post is I have a 2004 New Beetle with a 2.0 BEV engine. It had set the ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90D0X
S80 came in with the accessory belt wrapped around the timing belt pulley. the timing belt was snapped and tangled up inside along with the assy belt. I removed the covers and the harmonic balancer and unwound the broken belts and removed them. I do not see a...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L A/C Compressor VIN: TRUUT28N31
This one has been tough and I appreciate everyone's suggestions. I tried a fan module from a Golf I had here at the shop with no luck. Upon further diagnosis, the problem seems to be with the Engine Controller (J220). I did a pin voltage test on E87 a/c co...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABJ732XW
Thanks for the help guys, it seems to be fixed now car has been gone for a week. Replaced cam sensor and o2. Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 Slow response B1S1), P0340 (Camshaft posistion sensor a circuit b1 or single sensor).
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBABR334XY
well that was interesting. Lesson learned I dont know how many times I have to learn this lesson, never believe the customer do your own diag and tests. It turns out the thermostat was not removed tanks to robert and randy jeff and mark [...] think I missed someon...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L brake pedal VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Many thanks to all that replied. I received alot of info on how to see if the MC was bypassing. I know the post may have seemed a little simple. I believed that the MC was the culprit but we could not get it to bypass. I was more interested in some respons...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5347Y
Good evening BMW techs everywhere.Sorry for the late post but I wanted to make sure on this one.Cam sensors were already replaced so we ruled that out right away.I pulled the valve covers and put the engine on tdc.The bank 1 intake camshaft appeared to be 1 to...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJDA01P41
Thank you for the overwhelming response, the Jag is now fixed. We replaced the remaining coils and the problems went away. We performed some of the reccomended tests, but in the end, we threw the coils at it and are calling it fixed.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBDA24D8F
Thanks for the fast and good responses turned out to be very simple it was the temp sensor on the water pump it shorted to ground internaly therfor telling the control module that the car was overheating shut off the ac. Special thanks to Alan from Massachus...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L airbag VIN: WDBLJ65G1X
Thanks for all the great response turned out simpler than i thought i had been correct thinking it was the driver air bag. we replaced the air bag and clock spring the problem turned out to be we did not have a scan tool that could clear the code i would clear...
1995 Ferrari 456 GT 5.5L Wipers VIN: ZFFSP44A7S
Well the Ferrari is fixed! I knew there had to be a relay in between the wiper switch and the wiper motor so I went to www.ricambiamerica.com and started browsing through their parts diagram and finally found what the relay looks like. Now armed with some info...
2005 Other European ? 1.0L Axle VIN: WMEAK00F05
The ticking of the clock finally overcame fear.We closed our eyes and just dove in.There is an axle bolt instead of a nut ,once it comes out the axle will almost come out.Remove the suspension tie bar from that end of the swing arm piece , pry out of the way a...
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Valve Train VIN: WP1AB29P25
Thanks to Nick for the suggestions of 'back to basics'. We determined that the knock was coming from cylinder #2 by shutting down one cylinder at a time by disconnecting the coils individually. Cylinder #2 went quiet when disconnected. We suspect a worn wrist...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Full load charging voltage VIN: 3VWCAA21C9
After checking all the wiring many times and trying several various brands of aftermarket alternators, it appears that the charging system is now working. I finally convinced my advisor to get an OEM Bosch 120a alternator from WorldPAC.. what do you know, it n...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V2Y
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: 3VWSP29M31
1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1GA875XJ
Well I say I have fixed this car, but I'm not 100% sure. I replaced the radio suppression relay and the customer is now driving the car. He states that it is running better in general and it's not stalling. So far.
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