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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZARBA5419G
hi got a slight problem with an alfa that was towed to the shop on monday. the alfa owerners convention was in frederick last week and we had a lot of alfas in for during the week . i am an old alfa tech and worked on them from 1977 through 1985 and have most ...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WBAEG2315M
replaced o2 sensor always reading below 150 millivolt and droping i think there no heating going there found no diagram to see where it get the power for the heated element. there mod where they show a relay at right you have to replace with a wiring and anoth...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Forward Gears VIN: WBAGH83401
Car hardly moves forward reverse is ok
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engagement VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
Hi, This Jag with 5R55N came in for harsh reverse engagement. It also has a delayed forward engagement. I also notice a 2-3 flare. I put in a new solenoid assy and engagement issues are still the same but now I'm getting a code P0745 (pressure control solenoid...
2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA41B8Y
Car was at another shop and They replaced MAF, O2's Fuel Pressure regulator and code keeps coming back. Found hose pulled off of MAP sensor. Replaced and cleared codes Mil light not back on But these codes are showing up as pending. No vac leaks. Fuel pressure... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1000
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDAO1L55
hello fellow techs. this jag came in had engine in fail safe mode. pulled two codes one for o2 and the mfr code. thru identifix found code was for accelerator pedal. test output from pedal assembly and it scopes out just fine. car drives and shifts normally. c... Trouble codes: P1576, P0133
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Electronic VIN: SAJEA01TX3
Vehicle came in with the parking brake applying while driving a ratcheting sound heard and also a feeling similar to a surge in sync with the ratcheting sound. There was a code in the parking brake module for the hall effect circuit failure (C1799). Research...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Can Network VIN: SAJEA51D83
Aloha techs. Vehicle came in with all kinds of can comm. Dtcs, i tried clearing all codes , abs wouldn't clear. Pulled connectors at abs, ecm, and tcm, inspected and clean with contact cleaner, reconnect and clear all codes, including abs, car runs great for 2...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Thermostat VIN: SAJWA71C14
If someone could please explain the assembly of this thermostat i would greatly apprreciate it.i would have much rather ordered the housing -t-stat assem.but the local dealer had this in stock.i just have to know,does the pin end of the t-stat sit in the housi...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBNG75J11
This Benz had a blower assembly that went swimming due to clogged drains. Put in replacement blower and controller and fan works fine now. However-- AC compressor doesn't kick in. EC lite on in dash- system has full charge. Battery was fully drained when I got...
2003 Other European 2500 7.0L No upshift VIN: WD2YD64173
I had this Sprinter truck towed in for a no start. We charged battery and checked charging system. Replaced battery. I thought we were done. The customer picked it up and brought it right back with the transmission not up shifting. We never drove it and the di...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF58KX2
Hi Guys, This 9-3 Saab was towed in as a crank no start. Found No Fuel Pressure. 12v To pump - 4.2amp draw. Pulled Tank Replaced Pump Only, Not whole moduel(figured a broken shaft or impeller issue). Filled with fuel - cranked - started - drove 1/2 mile and i...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAA81E7W
This vehicle was brought in for a P1582. I used both my Snap On scan tool and a Launch X431 to perform the throttle alignment. Would not adapt (Adap. Runs -) Adap. Error in group 98). Replaced the throttle body and the new unit aligned properly. Drove the car,... Trouble codes: P1582
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND23B1Y
Vehicle came in running rough & needs to pass inspection. Pulled codes 16684/P0300 – Multiple Misfire, 16688/P0304 – Misfire Cyl 4, 16690/P0306 – Misfire Cyl 6, 16689/P0305 – Misfire Cyl 5, 17539/P1131 – O2 Bank2 Sensor 1 Internal resistance to high, 16685/P03... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cly 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Air Flow VIN: WVWSB61J81
customer says at highway speeds 70mph a/c is ice cold 35-30 degrees,blower air flow slows down,turn a/c off and it blows fine 10-15 min later again.please help with this VW.

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUDA24B4X
Well this one has got me stumped & I don’t know if will ever get fixed. Well I ended up with lots of time and parts into this one and still no fix. I replaced ignition coil pack, spark plugs, checked ignition wires new and all @ around 5k ohms. Installed injec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306.
2003 BMW 316 ti 1600CC Starting VIN: WBAAT110X0
Still no solution,the car will come next week and we will check crank sensor and catalyst for clogging up.έ am going to inform you after certain solution.
1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L automatic controls
Thanks a ton for all the replies and service information. It was not getting enough vacuum to the system. I tested vacuum lines from the servo back and found no leaks until I finally ended up at the check valves in the engine compartment on the drivers side by...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: WDBHA24G0X
Thanks for the help..a new pcv valve, mass meter, and cleaning out the intercooler and hoses did the trick. It runs great. Trouble codes: P0170, P0110.
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29581
Thank you all for your replies. Started from scratch since all mechanical problems are fixed on this car. I pulled both o2 sensors out and checked the numbers and found sensors to be installed in the wrong locations! The tech who replaced the 1st converter ins... Trouble codes: P0420.
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