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1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L flooding
Thanks in advance for reading this, I have this awesome V-12 4 speed, with a intermittent carb flooding condition, it is not isolated to one carb. It seems to happen to either rear carb. I have replaced all (4) carb needle & seats (set floats to 17mm)New meter...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2040X
Customers xk8 was operating under reduced power mode. Customer shutoff vehicle, restarted a couple hours later and running good out of reduced power mode. Vehicle then went back into reduced power mode. Customer drove vehicle to shop but car was running good a...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No shift/ Runs bad
Howdy fellow techs, I have this 2000 Mercedes C230 Kompressor that in the morning car will jerk and not shift, however after driving 2 blocks everything will run normal. No check engine codes, no transmission codes with SDS. Happens every morning with cold e...
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L oxygen sensor light VIN: SCAZN42A8G
quick question. How do reset the "OXYGEN SENSOR" LIGHT? I am fairly confident that it went on at about 30k. it is on at all times.
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L Starter VIN: WMEEJ31X88
Car was running down road and transmission came out of drive when coming to a stop .could not select any gears. Shut off car then tried to restart and engine wouldn't crank over. Have checked all fuses that i can find. No power going to solenoid when key is tu...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCB21C31
I am replacing timming belt and water pump on this 2001 v.w. beetle, and I do not understand the belt tensioning procedure. I am reading the procedures outlined from motoralldata. I do not understand how to get the pointers on the tensioner lined up by turning...

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F4X
Check engine light returned after customer drove vehicle 85 miles. Vehicle has not yet returned to see what code(s) are present. Last repair we replaced fuel vent valve due to having fuel remains inside. Check engine light returned with low level fuel light fl... Trouble codes: P0455 (purge control system major leak or voltage supply of fuel pressure sensor), P0460 (Fuel level sensor).
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBUF26J25
Thanks to Chris and Mukesh taking the time to help. Aparently this is a very sensitive fuel system. It doesn't like contamination. Replacing the fuel filter was a common theme in responses and my google search results. I did that, but still would set the p0192... Trouble codes: P0192, P0652.
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering pump VIN: WMWRC33484
What I found when loading the charging system with the power steering pump the charge rate would drop below 12 volts and the alternator gave off a burning smell.We replaced the alternator and checked all the wiring from the pump to the alternater ,oil pressure...
1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L All Electrical VIN: WP0AA094XH
Thank you for all the great input, We did however decide to proced As decided in house, next step was removal of complete wire harness noted, what seems to be a dead short behind the new water pump install, once the pump is off, this will more then likely ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: 3VWSE69M43
Vehicle is fixed. The best way to repair was from Bosnia. Thank you. Had a friend weld a patch to the cover(he's making his living welding art.) replaced cam seals, Timing Chain and tensioner cleaned and checked everything, (old chain was 1/2 longer oold tensi...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Engine, Body, Eletrical VIN: YV1VS29591
Well, I have tried all that you have suggested. I guess I will just try replacing the ECM and hope it works... Unless anyone has a better suggestion? ECM is $750-$800.00...
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