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1998 Alfa Romeo spider 3.0L starter VIN: ZAR9160000
Trying to help this guy out. Sorry for lack of knowledge on this system. If anyone can assist me in finding information or assist with repair information or help me check this out much apprecation. customer jumped off several times. now when you try to start, ...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Wipers VIN: WBABM534XY
We have this BMW that sometimes the wipers do not work. When troubleshooting this car I found that when they did not work if I moved the wiper arm by hand they would come to life. Seems like a lazy motor so I replaced the whole assy. including linkage and spin...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Dynamic Drive VIN: WBAGL63452
We have this 2003 745i bmw that hit a pot hole on the drivers side and blew out one of the dynamic drive pressure hose attached to the front sway bar. The hose has no signs of impact. It looks more like it burst uner pressure. I have ordered new hoses for the ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Center Diff Fluid Fill VIN: SAJEB51D32
Hello overyeone. I am a little worried here; I want to ask the masses to be more sure about this. I have an 2002 X-type here that I a want to fill with OEM Jag fluid. Mitchell says that there is a fill plug on top of the differential. I can feel there is a ven...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L rr window VIN: SAJEB52D14
Right Rear window will not go up, removed motor, motor works fine, but will only rotate so the window goes down, if you push the switch, rr door or driver door switch to go up, it still goes down, tried with a new motor same thing... anyone seen this before......
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTR16423
Hello Land Rover land! I've got a good one for ya! 2003 Disco HSE7/4.6L Brought to us from a local repair facility that replaced head gaskets due to a squeaking noise while engine is idling (loss of compression through head gaskets?). Anyway, after the repair ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Abc Pressure Line VIN: WDBPJ78J12
Had a customer test drive vehicle over the weekend upper abc oring blew out which had blown out a couple times before. Am I looking at replacing that hose/bracket? Any advice would be appreciated.
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L ABS Control module VIN: WMWRC33482
Car was brought in with multiple problems on lights blinking and instrument cluster not working correctly. Tested the car, find multiple CAN communication problems, Tested the ABS system, found the ABS control module bad. Replace ABS control module, tried to p...
1997 Porsche 911 Targa 3.6L Ride height VIN: WP0DA2995V
I need the factory ride height specs. We have replaced the front strutts with Bilsteins and it is off from one side to the other. BTW this is a manual transmission car. IATN defaults to an automatic
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2988Y
this vehicle has codes p1128 and p1130 which from what i gather are lean codes (?). but my fuel trim at idle suggests more of a rich concern. are these normal readings at idle for this motor? (when hitting the throttle the fuel trim readings head back toward n... Trouble codes: P1128, P1130
1989 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L heater core VIN: WVWRB01G2K
Doing a heater core, have lower dash screws out but can't find what's holding the dash in up near windsheild. All visible screws have been removed.How is this dash fastened. Mitchell does not show mounting screw/bolt placement. Thankyou.
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L power windows VIN: WVWGC21J3Y
The power windows, power sunroof and interior courtesy lights are inop. All fuses are good including the power window circuit breaker. In the wiring diagram I have from Mitchell it shows that all these items run circuits through the central convenience module....
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
Came in with a broken timing belt. Replaced cylinder head due to damage when belt broke. Replaced timing belt and waterpump. Vehicle ran great then suddenly wouldn't start. Checked and found injector pump timing had changed to the retarted side. Advanced timin...
2004 Volkswagen TRANSPORTER 2.5L water pump VIN: WV1ZZZ7HZ4
Here's a good one... We took in a European model volkswagen, not sold in the US. Its a transporter T5, 5 cylinder diesel. No idea of engine size. This vehicle is leaking coolant into the oil. Head gasket tests good, both using gas analyzer and chemical. Owner ...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Trans VIN: YV1R561R21
This car came to me w a problem it drives just fine but when you are out on the highway it does fine till you try to kick in the passing gear then the motor will rev up to around 4500 but the car wil gain speed very slowly i was thinking it was the trans but i...

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2008 Audi A6 3.2L Mmi VIN: WAUDH74F58
Thanks to all that replied, I decided to go for the switch assembly (control panel) first since they never work and have power and ground. That took care of all the issues, MMI is now working properly. I don't know why this was taking down the MOST bus, as con...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22272
Replaced Upper Intake. Found Variable inlet valve Motor Broken And Was Leaking Vaccum. Trouble codes: P1470 (Variable inlet valve motor bank 1 short to grd), P1472 (Variable inlet valve motor bank 1 short to grd), P1477 (Variable inlet valve bank 2 output open ciruit), P0171 (Lambo regulator bank 1).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L Right front VIN: 152836458H
Sent to dealer. They say strut, leveling valve, accumulator, and ads computer. I could have guessed that!!
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Ride VIN: WDBGA76EOS
Hey guys thanks for all the help. I replaced the accumulators all everyone said and all is well. Thanks again.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Tail gate lock VIN: WDBRH61J73
Thanks to the 3 that sent info. I have not fixed this car but I finally got it back and replaced the rear sam but it didn't fix it. The open and close lock relays click whe unlocking and locking the doors. The wires at the lock motor read as follows: brown is ...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Radiator Fan VIN: WMWRE334X2
Thanks to all who responded. Most of you suggested replacing the fan motor. This made more sense to me once I found out that the fan motor is sold with the controller. The controller is mounted on the fan shroud and almost impossible to see unless you know jus...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: WVWBC81E6S
Thanks to all that responded. At first I used a aftermarket scan tool to try to communicate via global OBDII. That was the reason for my lack of communication. I was a little hesitant because of the aftermarket radio. After checking the wires to the DLC I con...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2ZZZ70Z3
The problem was a stretched upper timing chain. I removed inlet and rockercover and fitted cam locking plate and found crank out about 30mm. Removed gearbox and both rear timing covers and found bottom chain like new and top chain out a mile, replace chain and... Trouble codes: 17748 (Cam sensor incorrect correlation), 17755 (Cam sensor 2 incorrect correlation).
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L see below VIN: YV1NC53D0X
Hey Gang...thanx for the help, but we could not wrap this one up. Due to the intermittemed nature of the problem the customer is not ready to spend money on educated guess work...I'm sure he'll be back. - Bernie Trouble codes: P0455 (Large EVAP Leak).
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