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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Hazards (4 ways) VIN: SAJHY174XM
This is my personal car, just bought it to replace my last XJ6 that encountered a deer on the highway,, I bought it had to repair ignition tumbler, and install new battery, as soon as the battery is hooked back up,, the Hazards start flashing, get in lock unlo...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E9V
customer brought the car to us not running, had no compression across the board. customer decided not to repair so we aquired the car. tore the head off an had it machined (was warped) an a valve job was done. after installation of the head had no fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0341, P1580
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Coolant fan VIN: WDBKK49F02
This car came to me with the temp. sensor already replaced. The temperature gauge , reading on the scanner and the actual temperature all correlate and are correct. All heating system and air conditioning systems are turned off yet the coolant fan runs full bl...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L idraulic pump VIN: WDBPJ74J95
Hello everyone, this 05 CL55 AMG have a vibration/muffled noise coming from the hydraulic pump.It can be felt thru the gear shift, and has a humming sound, not a metallic sound like a damaged pump. The pump vibrates loud when you put on the stethoscope on it. ...
2003 Other European Daily 3.0L park and dash lights VIN: ZCFC50A000
Hi The park and dashboard lights are not working, Please help (wiring & component locator ...etc - many thanks). The park light fuses do not get B+ at all. When I supply B+ to either of the park light fuses, the lights (park and dash) come on. When I supply ...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L 5th bow VIN: YS3DD75B9V
This soft top won't go down as the 5th bow jams on the tonneau hinges. I am using an ISAT scan tool to communicate (TechII doesn't have all the commands for this) and it works well but I can't reprogram the top because it jams every time. If the 5th bow is rai...
2005 Smart Fortwo .8L No Start VIN: WMEAJ00F25
Working on 2005 Smart Fortwo 0.8L Diesel. Car drove in with bad sounding engine, compression test reviled 70, 300, 300 psi in cylinders. Send cylinder head away to get fixed, had burnt intake valve on cyl 3. Reinstalled. Everything seem great, timing etc..., ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSK69M51
good afternoon all,thank you in advance for any and all help,vehicle was brought in last night with a lack of power complaint,test drove car,car ran great,above codes were stored,replaced ign coil(cracked housing) and wires(misfire when watered down)this morni... Trouble codes: P0343 (cam position sensor A circuit high input B1), P0351 (ign coil A primary/secondary circuit), P0354 (malfuction), P0420 (cat efficiency bank 1)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3VWSF71K76
Good afternoon. I just had this 06 VW Jetta arrive on a hook. The ignition key will not go into the ignition lock cylinder. It will not even start to go in. How should I approach this problem? Alldata indicates that to remove the lock cylinder, the key must ...
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L convertible top VIN: 3VWRF31Y57
top operates intermittently. when inop, scanner will not communicate with auto roof or central convenience. after sitting for a while everything works and I can communicate with CC and auto roof. I get codes 01330, 00928,00932,00933. Has anyone seen this befor...

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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L pass. side HID VIN: WBAEU33423
I swaped the bulbs and noticed that if I turned them on 2x after a failure they worked . I told the customer that I could replace the transformer but they decided to wait and see and as of last week they are still working . thanks to all who helped , it is a c...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Mil VIN: WBSBR93413
Thanks to all that offered help. What I found is the battery cable positive has a pyrotechnic end that will blow off in the event that the air bags are deployed. I followed the 2 small black wires which power that up back to their connector under the trunk lin...
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L ARS Dynamic Drive VIN: WBANB53546
I am going to close this one for now. The vehicle has not had a problem since I touched it, I suspect it was a poor connection at the valve block, that I disturbed when I was checking voltage. The valve block is in a dirty area. (Right front inner fender behin...
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L suspension VIN: SAJWA74C04
It's fixed.. Many thanks to all who replied.. my error was in assuming the fender lip height is the same all's not..the front air springs were leaking and leaked to the same height as the rear.. following your replies we made nozzels for the front s...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB45S33
In the end, my computer wasn't giving me a code. I had to close the hood and refer the customer to the dealer. They found code T8 p0101 again with the tech 2 (which I don't have, I use the modis) a small hole was found in the intake pipe from the Turbo to the ... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWBA21CXX
Thanks for the help. The customer hasn't yet authorized repairs. However after learning of different sensors for cluster and trans all makes more sense. The drive gear for the cluster was indeed cracked. After removing the sensor using a scope, we rotate...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59H74
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