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1959 Austin Healey Sprite .9L Mechanical VIN: AN5L744574
Thanks in advance for any insight. We have this bugeye that the customer brought to "get running" found that he had installed a 1275 motor with the smooth case transmission and it would not turn over. Removed engine and found the pressure plate was hitting bel...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L abs VIN: WBABM5343Y
Customer brought E46 in for 2 rear tires and 4 wheel alignment. installed tires. performed alignment. slight front and rear toe adjustments were all it needed. recalibrated the steering angle sensor with my Autologic scan tool. customer "now" complains that wh...
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNE22284
Hello there I really need Land Rover help here. I have these 2 codes and the p0056 I guess is the bank 2 sensor 2 o2 code. I cannot find any info on this but was told to replace the o2 sensor. I dd and the code comes back. Any info I can find is really limited... Trouble codes: P0056, P1470
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Vehicle came in as a no start. All dash lights were working and I was able to shift out of park. I tried jumping terminals 30 and 87 of the Starter relay but accidentally jumped 30 (Power) and 87a (Ground)and created a short. Now I have no power at terminal 30...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBRF64J21
This car has numerous electrical problems but in particular the customer wants the fuel gauge to work. Found the rear SAM had been wet, green corrosion on connectors, the circuit for fuel pump was burned and someone had added a wire to fuel pump power wire at ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDBLK70G13
hello fello techs I have a soft top that is not working and I have scaned with Launch X431 and retreaved B1650-000 code Supply voltage of the soft top limit switch is fault.I have activated the soft top release valve and tonneau cover latch and cant find the l...
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L drivetrain VIN: WPOAA0921H
After finnally finding the time to take a look @ this car,I realized that at the top of my to do list was front damper plate/flex disc !! . however the cost of this piece is absurd ! does anyone out there know of a good outlet for this part at a reasonable pri...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H4V
Customer came in for the check engine light on. Code 00550 was store in PCM. I diagnosed it as a bad injection pump. Replaced injection pump, timing belt, idler & tensioner pulley. Used all of the factory tools. Bleed air out of the system last night and let t...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
fellow mechanic,s I am working on a 1999 Volkswagen Bettle. code p1565 throttle body lower stop not reached, I have tried to clear the codes to start basic settings,but cannot clear code 1565. I have replaced the throttle valve with a new unit from a dealer, I... Trouble codes: 1565 (lower stop not reached throttle valve)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63BXX
Extreme caution was used to insure there was no interference when mating the engine to transmission. Upon starting and attempted test drive the transmission acted like it was trying to engage two gears. Since it is a shop owned car we moved it aside for a coup...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Radio VIN: YV1CY59H24
This car has a problem with the radio. It will play for 2-10 minutes and then go dead. Wait awhile and it will repeat the symptons. Ran the ring test for the MOST fiberoptic system with vida and it indicated the problem was in the antenna module. Got a used mo...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Traction Control/Anti-Skid VIN: YV1CZ59245
Symptoms: The car presents with the "Anti-Skid Service Required" message on in the Drivers Information Module (DIM). Fault seems sporadic, occurring often at start up when the vehicle sits overnight. Tech also noted that when this occurs, the only door to unlo...
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59266
have almost no info on these codes have a p0088 and a p0090...the customer came in with cel on the car ran good had no complaints there. scanned it and found these two codes installed new from dealer fuel rail presure regulator. codes returned but this time th... Trouble codes: P0088, P0090

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3X
ok today i took valve cover out and the intake cam was off two tehth car runs fine now Trouble codes: P1300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Oil Temp Sensor VIN: WAUEH4B7YN
thanks to all, the fix was useing OE sender the temp is in the level sensor. We put in a hella and the gage works fine
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WA1YD64B14
well i changed the fuel pump relay as suggested, have not had any starting issues yet but its intermitent. so we will have to see .tnanks as always, you guys and gals are great and ill help where i can as well. Trouble codes: 17069 (eng. control module power relay control circut open), 17072 (eng. control module power relay sense circut open).
2004 Audi A4 3.0L driver air bag circuit VIN: WAUJT68E44
thanks to all for the input. i removed the air bag again and cleaned all the connections with spray contact cleaner, reinstalled the air bag and drove the car and the air bag light does not come back on. gave the car back to the customer and haven't heard comp...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L engine VIN: WBAET37412
Unfortunately I was not able to fix this one. I removed the belt to check waterpump as someone mentioned also unplugged the intake runner valve and no change. I put in the 10w 60 oil for the m3 and still no change. Also noticed no noise when engine is cold. no...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Lighting VIN: 5UFXFE8357
Hi folks. I am going to close this help request. Those of you who said that my GT1 was not up to date were right on. I have called my supplier and he will take care of it, Hopefully. Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Brian
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L cruise shuts off VIN: SAJKX6247W
Thanks for all the replies. I found a used j-gate at BPI in Houston which allowed operation of manual shift mode but did not solve the cruise control and failsafe engine mode problem. My shop foreman finally found where a rat had chewed a hole in a vacuum line...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L fuse f15 failure VIN: SALPM16492
customer finally gave the ok on BECM whe installed and programmed with Rovacom and all is working Thanks for the help.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALLTGM733
not many replies on this car, not surprised as diesels aren't sold in the US so the fix was the fuel pump, this has a weird system single motor intank that has a low pressure 1 bar on the lower half and high 4 bar on the upper half, lower half flows to filter...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Fuel line connection VIN: SALMF11414
Well guys, Glad to inform you all that IT IS POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE PLASTIC RETAINING CLIP ON THE FUEL LINE. Found this great place in Houston, TX. British Parts International 1-[...] they were able to send us the entire fuel lines with connectors st...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Abs Light VIN: 4JGAB54E11
Thank you for the input, it was correct that we were doing everything as per the Autologic but as both Mike and Steve pointed out it took over 5 tries to make it happen. Biggest problem was finding enough open space to turn the wheel less than 360 and execute...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L sos message VIN: WDBNG75522
Sorry I took so long getting back to all of you, His other two cars broke down and had to be repaired, I finally was able to scan the way Edgar [...] suggested but could not change coding to not present. sos button still blicking and message on dash. However...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE33516
Thanks to all who replied, this vehicle is fixed and the customer is happy. It ended up being the radio that was bringing down the K-bus. For some reason, unplugging the bus connectors (white/yellow/red wires) at the comb in the passenger footwell didn't work ...
1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Relay VIN: 1342431882
Thanks for the quick replies!! Holy cow! There’s a lot of knowledge on these little cars! It turns out it is the seat belt interlock relay with key buzzer(won’t miss that!). I guess most people just disconnected the seat belt connectors under the seat for an i...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSK61J53
thanks to all who helped. i tried some of the suggested fix its. disconected the abs module tried to re scan,radio is factory. it turned out to be fuse #12 7.5a they are sealed fuses and at first glance when i looked at it it seemed ok. but i did not have powe...
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