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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E56
Same as above Trouble codes: P0243
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L engine VIN: WBACG8328T
Everyone that has worked on cars for a few years has run into a car like this so the story starts. A 1996 BMW 318ti comes in with an overheating problem, car has been to two or three shops in the last year for this problem and all that they came up with was t...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1161201202
We rebuilt the 617 5-cylinder diesel after a piston broke. We are now installing the timing chain, but can't find any timing marks on the injection timing device (pump gear/vacuum pump). There must be a way to properly align the injection pump; the factory di...

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1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L level sensor VIN: SAJKX624XW
Guys, (gals if any) After a couple of long days, looked into reservoir float operation, and you guys "hit the nail on the frickin head." The 1st expansion tank we put in vehicle was OEM from worldpac (which i have a lot of faith in,) turned out the darn floa...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, All warning lights o VIN: SALAB24466
Well, I hate to say I give up but "I give up". Actually the owner ran out of patience and I was on my own time for most of this exercise in futility. As I said in my update I did find an 1157 bulb in one brake light socket but replacing both bulbs with correct... Trouble codes: P0504 (Brake Switch A/B Correlation), P2605 (Intake Air Heater B Circuit / Open), U0102 (Lost Communication With Park Brake Control Module), U0104 (Lost Communication With Steering Effort Control Module), U0128 (Lost Communication With Restraints Occupant Sensing Control Module), U0155 (Lost Communication With Headlamp Leveling Control Module).
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E7V
The rear o2 heater never had power at sensor to get to the wire harnass the passenger seat had to come out and lift rug. Under rug found water, the water corroded the connector badly enough that the blk/red "power" line was broken. I hard wired sensor and that... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim b1), P0141 (B1s2 heater circiut).
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBUF82J54
car now has ABS problems covered by dealer ,, stalling issue is fixed and crank sensor seems to have done the trick thank you to all who responded ,, as always the customer has no idea as to what the vehicle has for electronics ,, and it...
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