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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1641J
Hi all. Hopefully there's a Jag guru out there who can help me with this vehicle. I'm rarely stumped by anything that's British but this one has me almost beat. This vehicle sat for several months without being started. I put a charger on it and it fired (mor...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L fuel injector VIN: WV2EH8703V
Need to replace an injector, shopkey doesn't show procedure. Curious to know if i need to remove air pump and alternator to replace. Have been going at this for 1.5 hrs and still not sure how to get it off. Feel kind of stupid considering that it pays 1.7 hrs....
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cool System VIN: WVWBA31J8X
I replcaed the t- stat still over heats top hose hot bottom hose that comes from the t-stat. Cold radiator seems to be hot can get to check diff location .is there a common problem with these's maybe the water pump not pumping . Need some help. Thanks in advan...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch VIN: 3VWSP29M51
we have a diesel jetta here with a clutch problem. it works fine until you really load it in 2nd or 3rd gear, it seems that when the turbo builds up boost the clutch slips, rpms go up 1000 or so , then it catches and goes. if you try taking off in a higher gea...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L brake vac, pump VIN: VW3TH69MO3
hi gents, ive spent way to much time on this car and am in need of some help.Car shows up on the hook no crank,found melted fuse block on the battery.I replace said fuse block and fuses, the root problem now shows its self as a brake vac. pump(v192) stuck on a...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDD21CX3
additional codes are p0418 secondary air injecion system control a circut p0010 camshaft position a actuator posion 1 p0414 secondary air injection system switching valve a circut shorted car has been siting out side in back yard for 2 years + checked for mice... Trouble codes: P0261, P0267, P0270, P0267, P0445, P0037
2002 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Steering VIN: YV1SZ58D32
Hi this car came in with binding powersteering . as you turn the wheel it gets harder the easyer then harder then easyer to turn. we replaced the resevour and the hose to pump. we put new volvo ps fluid in. The problem was fixed for about an hour now it is bac...
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L Starting VIN: YV1MW68275
Towed in with No start No crank,Steering column locked,key turns and can hear click and can remove key.Vida can read key,only fault on key test says ignition switch not activated 50 all others ok. Fuses under hood ok,battery ok. Codes CEM-3a00 ECM sofeware f...

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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L no gear at all VIN: WBAGN63423
we brought the bmw to the dealer , after 3 days thay informed us that we needed a new trans. so when you replace the trans, in an 745li replace it with a new one .dont make the same mstake that i made ,that way you will not have the same problem,and tha...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L abs VIN: SALJY1248W
Replaced the master cylinder and bled the system, cleared codes and pedal is back to normal and no antilock light. Not sure why we had a solenoid power problem code. If anyone has an explanation we would like to know how the faulty master cylinder set this c...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E5S
O.K. Didn't have too many takers on this beast. Well: I had a feeling it was the PCM on this one, but didn't to just throw parts at this one. So, I talked to some local Mercedes shops & mechanics. After the run around, one of my friends has a friend with the M...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBLK65G3Y
Thank you everyone for your replies. Fermin from California ( the first post ) hit it on the head. The problem was I did not perform the adaptation after fixing the problem and clearing the code. Though everything needed for combustion was there ( fuel/compres... Trouble codes: P0306.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: WDBRN40J73
This vehicle is a 1.8L engine and has no check valve on back of head. It has had the service buletin performed for the harness. There are no mil or codes stored. The value for the sensors ie the air mass meter and cam sensors ect are all in spec. Fuel pressure...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDGF56XX8
ok thanks to all i drained the fluid then dropped the pad being carefull as the pan still had some fluid in it. installed new filter and gasket and reinstalled pan. mercedes sent new pan bolts so i used them. did not have special filler tool so i used a clea...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVH63B63
alright guys! this car is officially fixed! The culprit was in the coil packs that I've been getting from my reputable parts supplier. I had to order one from the dealer and now the problem is fixed. Ran all the monitors, kept and drove the car another two day... Trouble codes: P1393 (Ignition Coil Power Output 1 Electrical Malfunction), P1394 (Ignition Coil Power Output 2 Electrical Malfunction), P1395.
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L Stereo VIN: YV1KW9608W
OK, First of all, thanks to all of you who took the time to reply. The first step to the fix was the suggestion to disconnect one of the wire plugs and try it. If I took out the speaker half, it wood accept the code and go to radio, so I knew it was not the he...
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