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2005 Alfa Romeo 156 twin spa 2.3L Mechanical VIN: ZAR9320000
hi all,i am doing a timing belt replacement on this alfa,the engine bolts have splined head bolts,i am told the tork bits for these are sst from alfa,no tool suplier in my area has them,can a alfa man tell me the correct name of these tork keys,and where they ...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L CVT Trans VIN: WAUJT64B02
Trans slipped when cold, harsh engagement. As per Audi, upgraded to 7 disc clutch, flashed ecu with new software. Now slips when hot, 2 hrs fast driving starts to slip from stand still only, all else seems fine. No codes stored but now leaning towards an ecu.....
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Shifts VIN: WAUDT74FN0
This is a weird one. This car starts out in 2nd gear, and then kicks down into 1st. It shifts very hard hard enough it seams like it is going to brake something. When at a constant cruise speed above 50 MPH and a constant throttle, the vehicle seams to momen...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Trans oil temp VIN: SAJPX1848W
I filled the trans with a small amount of oil and went for a test drive. Unit seems to shift well, but I got less than 1/4 mile before the dash display warned me that the trans. oil temp. was too high. I scanned the system and came up with the 2 codes noted ab...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L right taillight VIN: WDBED9OD3L
i have a 90 300te wagon and the right rear taillight doesnt work there is no power there.yet fuse is good and the license plate light works and the other lights on that fuse work mitchell doesnt have any wiring diagrams im down to having to pull panels to try ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
customer said that the brakes are appling on their own at times and that the bas/esp -ets -abs lights and the warning triangle light are on. checked for fault codes. fault code c1200 and c1103 were stored. checked and replaced the brake light switch. checked t...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F74
using sds did rodeo test could not no pressure applied air pressure to reservoir for the abc and changed oil and filter pressure back but during rodeo test drop from 180 bar to 120 bar then rodeo test stops by itself if i let car sit without running pressure d...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L abs & traction control VIN: WDBRF40J65
i recieved customer reports that vehicle of "esp - visit work shop" was being displayed in the instrument cluster, and various fault codes are stored in esp control system mitchell on demand did not have any information for these codes c1036 - steering colum...
2006 Rover LR3 4.4L pads VIN: SALAG25426
I have a really good customer with a 2006 Land Rover LR3 with brakes that squeal like mad after doing a front brake job. We purchased the pads and rotors from World Pac and they are the OE parts. she brought it back once and we did a brake service on the pads ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Fuel pump VIN: WVWZZZ6KZX
went to start the vehicle, first it didnt want to crank when turning the key,, Rare recheck the fuses and relays , test all fine,,, decide to crank the vehicle by directly jumping motor starter while leaving the key on it cranks but wont start... recheck fuses...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L download software VIN: YV1TS97D1X
This one is for anyone familiar with Volvo's VIDA diagnostic system. I am trying to replace the engine control module with a used part from the wreckers. I am not able to down load the software package into the control unit. I have cleared all the fault codes ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L CV Axle VIN: YV1FW61931
Hello all. we have a 01 Volvo V70 FWD. Customer brought car in for wheel alighnment. during inspection found both inner tie rods loose replaced them. and both CV Axle boots torn and been leaking a while. customer wanted whole axle replaced so we replaced them....

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2001 Audi S4 2.7L ABS control VIN: WAURD68D11
A second set of eyes found the crack in the left rear sensor ring that I could not see. We are replacing the joint today and I expect everything to be back to normal. Thank you for all of the input, George.
2004 Audi RS6 4.2L shock abservers VIN: WUAPV64B44
I realized Audi has one (01) RS6 suspension bleeding tool in Brazil. Every dealer who need it ask them to send equipment. Despite I still donīt know if system works with positive pressure or not i did the "bleed" procedure by myself, without special tool. Re...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBSBR93493
We replace the rotation rate sensor.part #34-52-6-764-018.Reset the steering angle sensor and cleared all codes and it is fixed.This part is under the drivers front seat.For the inlet cam vanos we replace the vanos valve body which is sold as part # 11-36-7-83... Trouble codes: 072 (Inlet Vanos Retard Valve), 184 (Function Inlet Vanos-Bank One 1 Control), 153 (Transmission code-Evaluation Lat-Acceleration code), ABS.
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L drivers door lock VIN: WBAEP33433
Thank you, Thank you. nothing like a Friday afternoon fix. I replaced the "basic module" reprogrammed the car, held my breath, and the door lock worked. Jeff
1989 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0JB0925K
We were unable to fix this car, customer took vehicle to referee station for waiver. vehicle would not stay in fuel control, I'm sure we missed something but we tried nearly everything.
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBSBG9329V
Thanks for the replys guys, I still think the computer is bad, so we're shipping the car to another shop where they be able to code new computer and go from there..., I will update and let you know if this fixes the problem..
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWCD21C2X
well i have to call this one fixed, customer has been driving the vechile for approx 3 weeks not a peep, called her today and she said everything is good, so the fix was the battery draw, when the battery would drop below 9.6volts the vechile would still start... Trouble codes: 1559 (idle speed control adaption).
2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L CD player VIN: WVWKG61J04
thanks for the replies, we will be putting and aftermarket head unit in this one. have a great weekend!
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Engine VIN: WVWBD63B65
Hello all thanks for all the tips. I was ready to give up. days of diging payed off,after reading replies serveral times and checking everything as I went. Zach from Idaho replied about micro cracks around filler neck. So I went to the car and really started p...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1KW9612S
After trying a lot of things we changed the computer and that fixed it. I want to THANK everyone for their sugestions. The "known good" computer kept us chasing our tail.
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Shifting and Gear Selection VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Well guys wound up taking car to Volvo for programming. They found Trans Computer was no good. They can't reprogram unless the transmission computer is replaced. They tried a computer from one of their lot cars to veify and that took all our codes away. They o...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Struts/shocks VIN: YV1SW58D02
Wow thanks for all the replies guys. Sounds like an easyjob. As some mentioned, yes its getting sway bar links at same time, and lower control arms bushings too. Thanks again!
2004 Volvo C70 2.3L Key Tumbler VIN: YV1NC62DO4
This one is fixed! It was a bad key tumbler, requiring no re-programming. The repair is pretty straight forward. To get the horn/air bag cover off, turn the steering wheel to the 3 & 9 o'clock positions. There will be a small hole in the back side of the steer...
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