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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Compression VIN: SAJHX1249V
This is one dead kitty. Tow-in / no start. Been to two other shops. Goodyear says valve timing off but compression is good / Jaguar said to do the catalytic converters. (It was still running when it left Jag). Valve timing is good. We have the tool to check....
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA03T93
This Jag has landed on my bench with crank and no start. This is my first time looking at it so I do not know the condition of previously bad fuel pumps. The vehicle is rarely driven, about 3k miles in 7 months. No fuel pressure, returnless / PWM fuel system,...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L steering pump fan VIN: WMWRC33422
Power Steering Cooling Fan does not work. operates if taken off and 12V and ground supplied. No power at fan connector. Fuse 5 which I "think" supplies power to this fan does not have power to it. Diagrams are not clear (to me). I dont even find wire colors. U...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L door locks VIN: WPOCA2982X
Have a porsche boxster that the door locks will not lock with the key in door, and the key fob has no battery. Replaced the drivers door latch because you could not feel it lock when turning the key. after replacing the drivers door latch it will lock and then...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Valves/ Pistons VIN: 3VWRF29M3Y
Customer had vehicle towed to our shop, with complaint of engine seized. Pulled upper timing cover. Timing belt tight and tensioner tensioned to spec. Pulled lower timing cover and noticed timing is correct and used cam lock and crank marks to verify timing is...
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L RF brake VIN: YV1SW58D42
Vehicle came in with rf brake locked and pads glazed and rotor burnt black and blue---towed in. Replace front pads and rotors, calipers and rotors and both front brake hoses, Bled system and all seemed good. Backed car out and RF locked again. Open bleeder and...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED58E1Y
Well, the real problem presented itself in fairly dramatic fashion - the brake booster was FULL of engine oil, no doubt supplied by the auxiliary vacuum pump. I think that when it filled up to the level if the vacuum supply tube, oil overflowed into the intake...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YS3ED59AX4
This problem was a great example of not paying attention to the obvious. Every time I checked the plugs, I only looked at them while they were still in the spark plug socket so I didn't see the cracks in the porcelain of plug #4. When I got the car back i...
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1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L no fuel control VIN: WVWCA0153G
I'll close for now,the top relays,left one is the one,alldata was right. I had the right one located,just when I went to pull it out power was on and I touched 2 spades and poped the signal fuse and thought it was the signal flasher.Pulled the cover off and it...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Surge VIN: 3VWCK21C24
ok the surge a 3000 rpms was caused by the throddle boby, i tried cleaning and resetting, tried unhooking battery and touchin terms together. after replacemnt with a new part all has been well. thanks everyone for your help. sorry this didnt get posted sooner,...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L 5th To 4th VIN: 3VWBM331Y5
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT SPENT TIME READING MY POST & SHARE YOUR THOUGHT . I END UP REPLACING THE VALVE BODY AS MANY SUGGESTED SO IT DID FIX MY PROBLEM.THANKS AGAIN.NICE TO HAVE YOU ALL.
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