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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
This big Jag has an intermittent problem(s). After driving 15-20 minutes, we get only about 40% throttle response. Shortly, REDUCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE comes on the message board. Then transmission bumps into limp mode. These symptoms do not necessarily occur i...
2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L monitors VIN: SAJWA51A87
I worked on a X-type jag that was having a lean code. After repairing a vacuum line and MAF sensor, had no problems. The customer drove 900 miles, went to take his E-check, the O2, EVAP, and Comprehensive moniters have not run. I went out with the cust and did...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALPE1247T
Vehicle came in with no start condition. Things already done Ignition wires Spark plugs Crank sensor Charged battery Cleaned combustion chamber and put a little ATF in cylinders Tested with Used air meter Removed ECU and checked boards and harness for corros...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22262
complaint of lack of power on occaision. also, eng lite on, seems to be effected by getting gas. according tto ALLDATA, the 1472 code WILL NOT turn on the mil. I found a bulletin for replacing manifold for a rattle, but dont have that happening. The other code... Trouble codes: P1472, 0X220, 0XE38, 0X00E
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L engine VIN: WDZDE7CC4A
We have this Sprinter that has a bad oil leak. It does not leak in the shop but, if you drive it on the highway. It will be dripping when it gets back. We cannot tell where it is coming from. Don't think it is the turbo. Possibly a plugged PCV or exhaust? Any ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49SX3
First off vehicle came into the shop in December after sitting for 3 months. Battery was dead. Charged the battery and tested ok. Vehicle ran rough checked for codes and found p0303 stored in T8 module. Swapped coil to another cylinder and found midfire follow... Trouble codes: P0303, P1312, P0340, P201P, P0245, P0325
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29531
Hi guys, I am stuck with this one. Customer came in trying to pass the California emission smog check, car came in with p0507 code, so we changed the idle air control valve, told the customer to drive so the monitors can be complete, after driving 300 miles (o... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Air Control System RPM high Than Expected)

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2004 Jaguar XK8 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJDA42C24
The car is on its way to being traded in. Put the new pump in with some marvel mystery oil and some new gas, and the thing has been running great. I think the customer is going to take our advice and get something different, but only time will tell... @ Bill...
2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALMF15497
The customer decided to repair the original system, and I will be replacing the 2 rear air bags and see what happens.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roll Bar VIN: WDBFA68F62
I have fixed this one, the replies I received were all good if the roll bar hydraulics would have had sufficient pressure. It turns out that the hydraulic solenoids in both valve blocks left and right were allowing enough bleed down in pressure that the ram w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Braking VIN: 3VWSP69M72
Thanks to all for your expert advice. I did initially checked the vacuum coming from the pump and it was sporatic when manipulating the port nipple. I wasn't sure if the movement was normal and perhaps an o-ring was worn. After comparing the new OE part, it wa...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Engine VIN: YV1SZ58D31
Thanks to all who gave there input. The thermostat had stuck closed causing the overheating which was replaced. Temp gauge was stuck on cold which may have happened when the engine overheated but when the battery was disconnected all is fine.
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