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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L temperature gauge VIN: SAJDA01N21
The car came in with an overheating problem,the customer said it got hot,she also said that the temperature gauge went all the way to the red hot area of the gauge and rigth after that the engine shut off,she was able to restart the engine and drove it to our ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALLTGM733
Stuck on this diesel. The customer said the vehicle just cut out while driving 3rd time it’s been towed in this month, 1st time engine code air flow meter, it was very dirty, cleaned it ok. Also found engine oil in the ECU plug so replaced injector loom, now w...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Left-Rear VIN: WDBGA51E7S
Hello everyone, I could really use some help here. I have been working on this Benz for quite some time now and I am so frustrated and worn out from crawling all over it; I may have lost some common sense over this. Customer came in with a complaint of a loud ...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L slave cyl. VIN: YS3DD55B2W
This one will not bleed out. I have bled the slave cyl as per instructions in manual. You're not supposed to be able to do it with the trans installed but if you clamp off the clutch hose and retract the slave cyl with a long screwdriver you can make the bubbl...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L long cranking to sta VIN: YS3DD55NXX
This is a new customer and we have no history. This car came in on a hook with a no start condition. we found no compression (blown headgasket). The Dad does not know how hot it got before it died. We replaced the head gasket, had the head surfaced,replace bot...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 9BWDE61J83
Hello everyone I have this vw that has a strange problem that we cannot reproduce coustomer say that when driving to work aprox 40 to 45 minutes in stop and go traffic vehicle struggles increasingly to move the farther it goes and sometimes gets to the point i...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Generator VIN: 3VWSF31Y96
vehicle brought into shop with a dealer diagnosis of bad Generator. R&R Generator From DLR , No charging. Tested and Assumed bad alternator from Dlr. R&R Alternator with another from Dlr. Same Result. Testing Plug at back of alternator with key on have Aprox. ...

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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63442
I did try alot of thing .. swap camshaft sensor , camshaft ajuster motor from this bank to other bank the code always the same 27BB missfire valve cover out and in to inspect about 5 time ,, check all wire harness nothing broken ... finally i de... Trouble codes: 27BB.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBNG83J55
Hello everyone, as I suspected the cluster was the problem. The majority of the 11 replay said the cluster and that it was covered under Mercedes cluster extended warranty 10 years and 100k miles.You need the VIN to be sure just call a dealer. One of you said ...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBB81E9X
tested cranksensor showed bad and replaced works great thank you
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23BXY
Almost every one of youz suggested the coils. I had my doubts because the misfire was not noticeable, but headed the customer to the dealer for the recall based solely on your suggestions. I should not have doubted for a second! Customer stopped in to tell me ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire).
2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDA71F97
A thanks goes out to the four techs who gave me pliable information on this car. At this time we felt it was better for the customer to take it to the dealer… And just to let you know we had the car three more days. The evap. Monitors ran with NO codes… I am s... Trouble codes: P0087 (00135 fuelrail/system pressure too low lower limit reach Intermittent), P0456 (01110 evap/system very small leak detected upper liimit reached).
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Unknown VIN: YV1CM59H04
Thanks, guys. Tried the suggestions given but no change. Finally removed right front axle and the inner CV joint was VERY tight. It wasn't bouncing because of the support bearing right by the inner CV joint! We had overlooked that because the car had this comp...
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