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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L transmission VIN: 5UXFB33513
we are in the trailer hitch business for 20yrs we installed a trailer hitch and wiring on this vehicle back in may 2004 never had any problems until we installed a electric brake controller yesterday customer called today and stated that vehicle does not shift...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L blower motors VIN: 5AJHY1543C
FELLOW TECHS, I'm working on this 89 Jag. for no blower motor operation. Upon checking the archives from the iatn, I found a faulty micro switch. After changing the micro switch, the heater panel came to life. The blower motor needs brushes, armature is in goo...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G3W
car came in with check engine light is on, codes P130&P135: Oxygen Sensor bank one , check with Baum Scan Tool noticed that the oxygen sensor Upstream is fixed reading at 470mv & the heater shows off, install new sensor & clear clears still the same thing,even... Trouble codes: P0130, P0135
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Drive train VIN: 4J6AB54EXX
We have used chassis ears to try and determine the source of the noise. While driving down the road with the chassis ears it sounds like it is coming from the front axle. When it is on the rack it sounds like the transfer case. I have found no metal in either ...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L rear spoiler VIN: WPOCA2983V
we put the top up enough to get top cover off above engine to get into ck fuel pressure then to replace air mass meter. after repairs & putting everything back together we have a warning light in cluster for the rear spoiler. It had been up when we had the top...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
I have a no start - cranks over condition - no spark - have substituted known good computer / engine rpm sensor / distributor / coil and ignitor assembly - Have power to coil - and power to distributor - loosing ground ??? - cannot find good troubleshooting ...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Electronic VIN: WV2EH8708V
VW Guru's, This Eurovan will downshift into 2nd when cruising on the highway. The customer claims he can coax it back into 3rd & 4th if he encounters a downhill by modulating the throttle pedal, but has at times driven many miles/kilometers pegged at 4500 rpm ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J32
This car came in for a 70,000 mile service with the check engine light on and the above code in memory. I cleared the code and the next cold start the code reset. I switched # 3 and # 4 glow-plugs and # 4 reset again. I found the glow-plug controller and unplu... Trouble codes: P0674 (4 Glow-plug failure)
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5570W
The error codes 442 and 446 threshold is met after about 300 miles and during cruise conditions. Trouble codes: EF1, 442 (Pulsed secondary air injection system PAIR flow fault), EF1, 446 (Pulsed secondary air injection system PAIR valve leakage)

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED24B8Y
Thanks for all the replies, the turbocharger on the passenger side was leaking.install new turbocharger & that solved it
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB2408G
This one is fixed! Sorry to be so long posting, but this is one of my Dad's beaters, and was in no hurry. The used part did work, and did solve my problem. Several did mention trying a gas tranfer pump version, but for the cost of this used assembly ($60), i...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB2311L
Thanks to everyone who replied. Ended up being the computer not pulling the primary coil signal all the way to ground. There was a signal there, just not good enough to do its job. Again thank you.
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L steering VIN: SALJY1249V
thank you, to all who responded. as it turned out, after going over the vehicle a few more times, we found a bolt on the left rear radius arm, had worked its way loose, allowing the rear axle to shift on accel & decel. thank you all again. jeff
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L cranking VIN: SALJY124XV
Forgot this was still open. I dont believe it is possible to bypass this system without a Land Rover scanner.Vehicle was towed to dealer.
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBCB20A5C
okay, I have never worked on a diesel engine and in the future will keep it that way,several members recommended the correct way to time the pump,by removing it indexing the marks then checking drip from number one near 24 btdc,that is correct but it took me a...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine Rattle VIN: WDBHA24GXY
I would first like to thank Jimmy from North Carolina and Jeffery from Tennesse. They both were correct. The problem was with the camshaft adjuster. It will go bad causing the t-chain to rattle. I was in the right direction but since the part was so costly (65...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 3VWRA21H3R
I have fixed the jetta by installing a used instrument cluster complete from a 1997. Thanks for all the help. Remember bad clusters on 1994-1999 Jetta's and similar Golf's!
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