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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L headliner VIN: WBAGJ8326W
found roof insulation fallen into mechanism,and motor jammed, the roof cassete and motor were replaced,the motor was syncronized and fuctions normally. the roof now moves properly, but im having trouble with the interior panel moving with the glass when the gl...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBAGH8343Y
Great customer with low mileage super clean 740iL he has owned for 115,000 miles. Customer has been complaining about a vibration in the car for about a year. This time I was able to cause the vibration while driving the car. My description is more of a shutte...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Navigation VIN: WBAGH83491
Navigation system is not functioning correctly, however individual components of system seem to be operating properly. Vehicle came to Texas from St. Louis, MO. Vehicle was purchased at local auction so not sure if it was driven or trailered here. Vehicle N...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D1H
This one is really driving me nuts. The basic problem on this one is that the car cuts out @ 4,000 rpm as if it is hitting a rev limiter. We have replaced items as outlined below. The car runs great otherwise, i.e. plenty of power, smooth until you hit 4k rpms...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Radio VIN: WDBGA32E8P
This car radio will let out an EAR-PIERCING feedback wail from ALL the speakers when trying to turn the fader to the rear speakers. It is so consistant, you can actually play morse code using the fader wheel in the center console. It actually sound like a sire...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23E9V
Car was driven into local shop for hesitation and poor driveability cold . While in shop, car became no start. Customer was told, problem not found , but could be bad keys. Car was towed to our shop with dead battery. After recharge car will only crank 2 turns... Trouble codes: P1570 (Fault in DAS to the ME-SFI control unit)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Hi all, This ML 320 came in with missfire in 4 5 6 cylinders. The truck was shaking away. Pulled a plug all original. Changed spark plugs & ignition wires. Miss seemed better & test drove truck. During test drive check engine light came back on with lean codes... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Starting VIN: YS3DD58BXT
Hi, This car was brought in as an ocassional no-start with long crank times.Another shop had done the basics,new spark plugs and a fuel pressure regulator,but this did not fix this car.I always do an archive search first,and checked the most common problems f...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L gear select switch VIN: YS3DF78N6W
trying to change switch( mounts on top of trans under battery) the car will now not go into park will go thru all the other gears no park stays in reverse when i try to put the linkage on the stud it seems to fall into the drive gear i tried adjusting the cabl...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8746M
This car has an intermittent no start. When it does not start, it seems we are not getting a good signal to injectors. We've checked all powers and grounds, crnk snsr, etc. at ecu. When it will not start, we just touch a quick ground to injector term at ecu, a...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5718R
The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and Volvo's " I am now on the second Bosch ECU ( Middle unit.) Bosch #0 261 203 071 (072) Came in a couple of years ago with intermitent no st...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L monitors VIN: YV1LW5640W
We have this V70GLT that we can't get the monitors to run. Originally came in with a P0172 code, we fixed that vacuum hose next to the power steering pump cleared codes and test drove. The customer pick the car up and drove it a couple hundred miles. Still 5 m...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBACD4326T
used an autologic to reprogram and synchronize the ews to the dme - according to center letter shop the gt1 is no longer supplied and they have no replacement as of yet - guess it is the autologic or nothing for these cars for now - thanks for the help
1980 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.2L Starting VIN: JAVLN49C31
Al from Arizona and Ted from Pennsylvania nailed it,it was the ignition switch,the back of the switch came loose and made no contact.I will replace the switch)Thank you for saving my day!!.I would like to also thank everyone else for their expertise and time i...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L drivline VIN: SAJKX6246W
This is an unusual noise that comes in around 50 mph @ 1600 rpm and not before.I have your replies and I even went to other forums to inquire about this car. As of now I do not consider it a safety issue and when the customer can let the car go for awhile I wi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L indicator ASD VIN: WDBEB31E2S
As stated I removed varmit remains and disinfected the wiring area with water and bleach. Then the fix seemed to be clearing the stored code by reading code and then erasing it. I did not have reader handy so I shorted pin #5 'ASD' on dignostic plug for about ...
1984 Porsche 911 3.2L Clutch VIN: WPOEB0912E
Received a total of 11 replies. Several mentioned the possiblity of CV axles, motor/trans mount, torsion bar issues and warped flywheel. Marlin from California hit right on. The bowden housing must have sufficient bow in it in order to flex without affecting t...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L soft top control system VIN: YS3DF78NXX
First of all this is a 9-3, not a 9-5, silly me. I got several suggestions including : *Bad ground on hydraulic ram switches *bad pump assembly * failed shear pins in tonneau drive *broken pump drive gear By manually operating the top while viewing s...
1977 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2272166848
Thank you to everybody that helped. the source of the problem was multiple vacuum leaks. all of the hoses were old and cracked. thanks again.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21CX2
I thought I have already closed my post, anyway I'll post it again. Yes the fix was the crank sensor. Thanks to all replies and they all said to check/replace the crank sensor, and it is. Charles. Trouble codes: P0322.
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L lifter noise VIN: YV1T590D4X
Ok sorry about the delay with the fix. Our first atempt at fixing this volvo was to check for bad or misplaced o-rings in the oil pan , as some of you suggested. Unfortanatly this did'nt do the trick.So our next step was to replace the vvt-i unit. upon doing s...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW56W3X
good evining: got two replies which were very helpfull. when you have the head off, with the cams out, and the cam gears off without first marking the cams, then when you put the belt back on, you need to install the cam holding tool, loosen all bolt on the ca...
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