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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L powertrain VIN: WBAHD2316L
This vibration can be felt between 35 and 45MPH with clutch engaged or disengaged. It also vibrates on accel, decel or coasting. It can be felt when on the hoist and run up to 40 MPH. When it was running on the hoist, no vibration was felt in the rear suspensi...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAHE2321S
i put a o2 sensor in last week for codes, 201/203/13, and of course on the test drive no problems, then he calls me and tells me the light is back on, so i put the o2 sensor relay and now the car wont start...i had a security code 66 and now i dont but i get t... Trouble codes: 153 (can engine load signal)
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L will not purge VIN: WBABK832XT
Hi Guys, This should be simple but I gotta be missing something. This car came in on the hook with an over heat condition. Presure check showed a cracked Plastic T Stat housing (as usual) and a cracked recovery bottle. Block check was negative. My Tech replace...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L blower VIN: WBADE6329V
Hey Guys, We got this one in with the blower remaining on, If you shut off the car, with or without the blower in off position, This beauty keeps on running. The speed seems to fluctuate as well, from a low to a medium speed. All data is no data, Mitchell is D...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Hello, any help would be appreciated as BMW does not release info on diagnostics. P0455 was easy...fuel filler cap strap pinched under cap. P0492 giving me the hassel. Only code P0492 is set and not P0491. Air pump does function on cold start-up, vacuum is ava... Trouble codes: P0492 (Secondary air injection system insuffecient flow bank 2), P0455 (Evap. emission system leak detected gross leak)
1995 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1347S
Hi guys...We have a 1995 Jaguar XJ12 sedan in the shop..customer had vehicle towed because of no start. Upon first checks we tried to start vehicle all lights lit up and when we went to crank nothing happens. Moved the shifter lever around a bit and vehicle st...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L asr VIN: WDBCA24E9M
hi tech.this beast is back.about a month came in with abs and asr lights on .i check abs sensors found front one bad.i replace two front sensor and abs light is out.i swipe potentiomere for asr found it was bad replace gone for 4 weeks ,it looks...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L noise from trunk VIN: WDBCA24D6M
frequently there is a noise from the right rear, proably in the trunk. it occurs over some bumps, and it sounds like a boing, spring noise. in checking in the trunk i found 2 plastic clips attatached to the right rear trunk lid spring. they look like spark plu...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Temperature
Requesting assistance from MB techs! This E-class has 2 problems: 1)When you adjust the climate control for more heat, it will turn very cold for 15 or 20 seconds before getting warmer. The mono valve was replaced 2 years ago by a different shop for a diffrere...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L All gauges VIN: WDBGA32E7P
Hi, Group, All of the gauges in this 300SE stopped working after customer reversed battery terminals while attempting to jump start the car. All fuses test OK. We found two blown fuses in the base module. Replaced fuses: no improvement. Checked for fried inst...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E5R
this car came in with an oil leak. ended up replacing head gasket. while assembling found cracking engine harness. replaced engine harness. now, just cranks. good spark. injector pulse is present, but a little slow. if we crank with open throttle, it wants to ...
1993 Other European 512TR 4.9L Dome light VIN: ZFFLG40A6P
Hello We have your 512TR Workshop/Spare parts manual CD Rom supplied from our customer with a 93 512TR.. I am looking for a "legend" for the components identification & location on figure 9 interior lighting.. Components such as "06625" or "10573"...It looks ...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3DF58N9V
Our customer complains of excessive cranking needed to start his vehicle when temperature dips below 30 degrees+-. We were unable to duplicate the complaint but did notice tuneup was needed based on plug gap. Basic tune-up was performed to establish base level...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L timing VIN: YV1LW5241W
car came in with a broken timing belt, i know it is an interference engine. there are no timing marks on the rear cam gear to line up when installing the timing belt. all three of our books and alldata say there is. any help would be appreciated. thank you all...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ECC Control Panel VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
This car came in with a 'Dead' Ecc control panel, there are no lights lit whatsoever on any control knob or button, and pressing/turning them gets no response. Heater system is completely inoperative. My scan tool (ScanTech WMaster) does not connect for diagno...

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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L valve cover gskt VIN: SAJHN1749R
Placing the valve cover on the head without a gasket revealed the cover shifts out of alignment with the cyl. head. We found that a raised piece of casting on the under side of the valve cover contacted the head of an exhaust cam bearing retianer bolt. Our thi...
1987 Other European Silver Spur 5.3L Seatbelt warning lamp VIN: SCAZN02A5H
This Roller is fixed, thanks to the help from Dennis in Gret Britain, Steve in Delaware, and Dave in Hawaii. Dennis was kind enough to e-mail a schematic which allowed us to track down the seatbelt warning module. Replaced module, all is well. Thanks again to ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
Thanks for the help, the overwhelming opinion is that the MAF is bad. One tech suggested it might be covered by warranty and it is--under a 7/70 extension for this part. The customer took the vehicle to the dealer for repair. Since the MIL did not set for 2-4 ... Trouble codes: P1128.
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