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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L fluid level VIN: WDBGAS1E1S
Hello BMW Techs. I have a question concerning the proper procedure to check and refill the transmission fluid on this automatic, the transmission cooler lines was leaking and replaced, but how in the world do you refill these without a dipstick. I saw a post f...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Engine VIN: WDBCB25D9H
Hallo. Need some machine shop specifications please. This Feb of 1987 300SDL ( 2996cc, OM603.961 ) arrived with a damaged engine due to oil pump being jammed with small bronze object. Still have not identified it's origins yet. My machinist needs the followi...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI .0L R/H side lights VIN: WDB2021932
HI We have in a UK RHD Merc C220 estate. The fault is that the R/H side lights front & rear don't work or parking lights & the bulb monitor is not showing a failure. Fuse goes live with switch, if you power front or rear bulb up in place the other end lights....
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Oil in Eng Harness VIN: WDBNG78J71
This car came in for regular maintenance and while changing the plugs we noticed several of the engine harness connectors, including the camshaft sensor, ignition coil, ignition module, and oxy sensor connectors appear to be contaminated with engine oil. The E...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D6X
Because I am unable to actually get into the evap system to test the pressure drops I am stuck with my best guess on this one. It is my gut feeling that the vent solenoid is stuck closed which would in turn cause a higher than normal reading in the tank pressu... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap Vent Solenoid Problem), P0453 (Evap Pressure Sensor signal high)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L blower motor resistor VIN: WWBAAM3346
first off i apolgize for the delay. as everyone that answered my help request stated the 'hedgehog' unit was behind the glovebox after removing the blend door this was a reasonably easy repair i have to say that without yoy guys my life would be alot harder....
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Wipers VIN: 1070441203
Many thanks to all that responded. The problem was in the delay relay (part #[...]). This 6 pin relay controls delay and park. The relay is located near the steering colulmn under the dash. I really appriciate the wiring diagram sent to me by fax. It was ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA25D3J
thanks to all that sent suggestions. the winner this time was the ignition coil was no good. replace coil and works 100%. thanks again for all the help. john
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Many thanks for the replies. Looks like Andrew form the UK hit it on the head. Although live data did not show a problem with the ref. press. sensor I replaced it and the ac has been working for 10 days with no problem.
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L engine VIN: WVWED450XN
six of the seven responses i got were great.i could not line up the marks on timing chain because a special tool was required.one of the responses pointed this out to me.after using the proper tool all is great now.one person(jerry from texas)responded you did...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H0R
thanks for everithing! all the responces point to the timing belt alignment marks and the distributor relation mark with the rotor , the costumer replace the timing belt 3 years a go and the timing marks were ok. i test drive the vehicle using my labscope en... Trouble codes: 00515 (hall sensor open circuit or short with power), 00513 (engine speed sensor no signal).
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L power door locks VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
I would like to thank all of you who responded to my help request. I learned much about the operation of the door lock systems on these cars. the general consensus was that the latch assy. was bad. I replaced the latch and picked up several important functions...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L battery VIN: YV1SZ58D31
We thought we were on to something on this one, and we called the customer to bring it back for further testing--too late--he traded it in on an Accura SUV--said he he couldn't handle the unreliability of the Volvo. Anyway, we got some interesting suggestions,...
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