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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Starting VIN: WAUML44E24
2004 Audi a8l with an excessive battery drain.Ido not have a lot of Audi experience so we sent the car to the dealer, they installed a new battery, new battery management module and mmi switches. the old switches were jammed. 2200.00 dollars later they said it...
1973 Jaguar E series 5.3L engine
hello again. I cannot find a compression spec for this jag. it does run although poorly. the customer is selling this beast and the new owner just wanted a compression test. well pulled the plugs and did the test 40-60lbs is all I got. my question is what is t...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA48D8K
plz help u benz guys car will not start cold fuel pressure and spark is good ncust was told cis was bad by another shop big money what is the best way to confirm this or any other ideas thanks jimmy
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L key fobs VIN: WDBFA68F9X
need a little insight if you press key fob button to lock or unlock car ,,, directional light indicators inside dash blink but doors do not lock or unlock with key fob also center console will not unlock at all i have all good fuses and no codes on any...
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L lf window VIN: WMWMF735X9
lh front window drop to open function not working properly. should drop appx. 3/4" when door handle activated. this window only drops 1/8". not enough for glass to clear frame. scoped off fuse for window. amperage draw is consistant with other front door which...
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Traction Control VIN: YS3FB49S05
Thankyou all for your valuable time. This Saab came in for a diag of traction control light being on. Tech scanned and found code U2143-71. we exhausted all resources trying to find a definition of this code. We are pretty sure it is a communication code being...
1991 Volvo 940 SE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1KA8741M
I have mitchel on demand.I can't get a definite location for the fuel pump relay.Also I would like to know if there is a tank fuel pump on this vehicle and why.There is a main in the middle of the car under carriage that is not getting power during crank.Fuses...
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1965966V
Hi Volvo Techs This Volvo v90 was brought to us having spent 6 weeks at a repair shop before it was fixed for non-running. The owner had it for a week before it failed to start. We find Volvo VST failed to communicate with ECM [PCM} or Immoilizer but can com...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L fuel system VIN: YV1LS61J1Y
I run a small, one man shop; me. I will admit (before the vultures strike) that I do not have European software installed in my MODIS. I have at most five customers with European cars, the price Snap-On wants for that software is not economically intelligent f...

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1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 9112001270
I finally got back to this vehicle and found the fuel distributor bad again. I also bought some fittings to check the pressure test. Thanks a million to IATN you guys rock
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Thanks to all that gave input on this problem. Well, after having fixed the glow plow issues and bringing the injection pump in time, we still had very bad throttle response. My next step was to check proper function of the EGR and throttle valves by applying ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Engine actuators VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
I found water in the ECM connectors. After drying them out and putting di-electric grease on them all is well. Thanks for the responses.
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