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2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJWA79C15
Hello, I have this Jag XJ8 4.2 (non-SC). It will start and run fine but will suddenly start missing and then will stall. It will start back up and run for a few minutes or few seconds and do the same thing again. It initially start misfiring and the restricted...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Loss of heat
Customer purchased vehicle last year and has since had a lot of work done to "restore" it. This past summer, I replaced the radiator, water pump, T-stat, and hoses, performed a flush and bleed/fill and repaired a number of vacuum issues. The heater control hea...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Charging VIN: WDBAB33A9E
Hi mercedes techs. I got a problem w/ alternator sistem, it's the second time vehicle here w/same problem. Before I replaced for the second time the alternator I checked fuses wiring, voltage drop, and I am checkig the whole sistem, every things looks normal I...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBUF56J76
We resealed valve covers. We did not pull front covers off as it was only leaking from the back areas. We test drove the car for about 20 minutes (idle and driving) Brought it back into shop. Shut of engine, restarted and had a direct misfire and 2 codes. All ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire), P2315 (Ign Coil F primary low), P2306 (Ign Coil C primary low.), P0300 (Random misfire)
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBF71E17
Ongoing issue with this Benz, now its time to ask for help. I have a p0455 returning after as week or so. The first time it came in, I smoked per usual, found shut valve in RR fenderwell leaking slightly. Changed the part, ran the onboard test with my Verus,... Trouble codes: P0455
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Car intially came in with p0411(secondary air injection incorrect flow detected) and p0171( lean bank 1)Freeze frame of lean condition had LTFT at 6% and STFT at 3%. I went after the secondary air injection first.I tested the system in its entirity as natural ... Trouble codes: P0411
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WV3AH4700Y
Good Afternoon everyone, I have a problem with the temp gauge on this van/ camper. It does not move even though the engine warms up correctly. I tried the temp sensor we normally replace for this problem but no help. Reading the value on the instrument cluster...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Line Pressure Control Solenoid VIN: YV1TS92DX2
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. We are having a problem with a Volvo S80 transmission here, and, wouldn't you know, it's a 6-cylinder with the GM 4T-65EV. We sold this car a few months back (we are a used car dealer as well as a repair shop...

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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6321R
Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their knowledge and experience. A special thank to Paul [...] from West Virginia, who sent me some great info regarding the EWS system and the DME. After pin point testing the inputs and grounds to the computer, and ...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L rear view mirror VIN: WBABW534X4
Received 1 repl from Cedric (thanks) advising only 2 wires should have power, #3 and #5. We were going to kill the power on the other 2 wires and try another mirror at the car owners risk but he declined.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Transmission VIN: SAJEA71C94
The replies stated that there were issues with this trans arising from a design feature causing the trans to shift into neutral when the car was stopped to minimize vibration at idle while in gear running, and that that feature was later eliminated due to such...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTL15482
Going to tow someplace that do the reprogram Thanks to all George Trouble codes: P1673 (Immobilizer not coded).
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Engine VIN: SALSK25487
Thank you for all the replies, we replaced the PCV valve on the rhs valve cover as recommended. I drove it around for a day. So far so good. Thank you again
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Charging
First I must apologize for putting S class instead of E class. After more fuse pulling it ended up being the driver side seat control module. Thanks for all the help
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L refrigerant capacity VIN: 1070441204
Thank you Edgar for your reply. None of the sources I have gave tje specs and this worked out perfectly. Thanks again.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L suspension VIN: 3VWSC29M0Y
it was a upper strut mount , replaced that and alll is good strange how the noise was coming the pass floorboard ,but oh well its fixed and headed down the road , thanks all
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L flasher VIN: WV3AH4700Y
The consensus was the combination switch, tried cleaning as suggested but no help, replaced switch and problem solved! Thanks for the help, Bruce.
2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WVWAA7AJ2A
Found a mouse or rat had chewed threw wire harness under throttle body, repaired the 6 wires in the harness, car still has same issue, accel sensor and map sensor are complety dead. Pin tested the ecu, found it has a bad control unit, customer declined repair ... Trouble codes: P2127, P0108, P0113.
1993 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1KS9501P
Finally! After many head scratching hours of testing component after component and replacing a coil and a crank sensor we decided to just take a final gamble. We ordered up a new MAF sensor hoping that would fix it. Bolt it up and the problem is solved, althou... Trouble codes: 123 (Ect no signal).
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