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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Engine Failure VIN: WBADE6328W
Not having any technical problems, however I do have a question. The manual says to remove transmission assy when removing the engine. I looked under the car and can't see any obvious reason to do this. Am I missing something or can the motor be removed withou...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1070441203
the vehicle came into us with a missfire. we inspected the tune parts and the spark plugs had some carbon tracking but we found the fuel return line had been smashed and had some gunk in it so we repaired the line and flushed and blew out the system as well as...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L remote key will not start VIN: WBDNG83J23
customer complain of intermitten no start especially in the morning when car is sitting over night. veh wont respond to remote and wont crank. battery power is prime. will start after about 15 minutes of trying. when problem is occuring, i hook up the launch t...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L no cooling fans VIN: WMWRC334X2
i have a mini cooper come in with the a/c not working good. Find the pressure about 400 high side and 50 low side but the cooling fan not running and i can not get my modis to work it says to find the connector under hood. it's says BMW connector 1 to be use i...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55H5Y
This Saab came in with a check engine light and code po722 out put speed sensor signal. Not much information found with manual transmission. Speedo, tach, both work and the data on the scan tool seems to match also. Only gobal OBDII information. If someone has... Trouble codes: P0722
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
hello vw techs have tried resetting throttle with modis . customer has swapped throttle with used . throttle apears clean . have not seen many of these any help is apreciated.after clearing code it return right away. Trouble codes: P1579 (throttle actuator -j338 adapton not started), P1544 (angle sensor throttle motor signal too high), P0121 (throttle position sensor not a plausable signal)
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Temp warning light VIN: 3VWRF31Y36
Has anyone dealt with this problem before ? My daughters vehicle runs fine , no coolant leaks , no overheating condition . The red temperature warning light starts flashing once in a while , with no reason . The problem began a few days after the radio was rep...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L engine VIN: VYITS94DXI
The oil pressure light was on when I got the car in the garage. I removed the oil pan and I replaced the oil-line O-rings. I removed the oil pump. (was no sign of wear). I reinstalled the oil pan, still no pressure. (no sign of sludge and the O-rings were not ...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L a/c VIN: WAUBA24BXX
well sorry it took me so long to post my fix. well it turned out being the pcm, i found out the this car does not have a tach signal going to the abs module, that is only on cars the have slip control, then i found out the the tranny module uses it own rpm sen...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L release bearing VIN: WBABN53421
I had responses from replacing the self adjusting clutch to the dual mass flywheel to the pilot bearing.there is no way it could have been the pilot bearing because it does not spin when the clutch is not depressed.So I didn't take any chances,I replaced every...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Navigation System VIN: WBAGH83401
Thanks to everyone. You all hit the nail on the head. It was the NAV Computer/Module in the trunk. The customer declined repairs at out shop because they had some sort of extended warranty from the dealer for modules and computers...so they said. Waiting for c...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L cylinder head VIN: WDBEA30D2M
We did not fix this car because the customer decided not to repair it after thinking it over. Everyone said there are no special tools required but the timing chains can be tricky. One member sent me a link on step by step instructions. Thanks for the replies.
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA51E5P
Thanks to those who replied the cats were not the problem you could put it through the gears manual engine would rev fine. engine harness is in good shape. turned out to be previous problem the trottle valve cable for trans line pressure was way out of adjustm... Trouble codes: S29/3 (idle speed contact switch), M16/1, S16/3, C0AN, ASR.
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1989 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: WPOAB2949K
Well we decided to Microsleeve the crank, and install a factory seal. After this procedure, the leak was 1/10th of the previous leak, so we have decided that this was a pre existing condition, missed by out crank shop, most likely polished down for a rear main...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2982W
MY BOSS HASNT HAD THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THE CAR YET SO I CAN NOT TELL WHICH OF THE 3 REPLIES I RECEOVED ON THIS CAR CAN HELP BUT I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THE TIM ETHEY TOOK TO HELP ME WITH THIS NIGHTMARE OF A CAR I WILL TRY TO LET ALL OF YOU KNOW WHAT FIXES IT O... Trouble codes: P0446.
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Soft Top VIN: WPOCA2983W
Thanks for all your replies. I went through pin outs of soft top relay with no fault found all microswitches are working. Many stated that hand brake microswitch is a common problem. I had to send this to the dealer and have not heard back from customer yet. I...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8842L
Yes we think this car is fixed!! Thanks for all your help We put in a pump relay and sent her on it's way and have not heard from her for 3 days, so far so good. Thanks again George
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1KS9606T
Well this beast is fixed. I want to thank Scott [...] for there time and effort. Clarke faxed me the diagrams from underhood and a cruise control diagram. Scott seemed as though he was bringing it up from memory, and he was right on the money...
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2001 Volvo V40 1.9L vaccum/boost VIN: YV1VW29591
Dear Volvo friends, I guess the trouble with the brake booster hose starts if the battery goes dead or is faulty. In both cases, (my customer and Victor) had to replace the vaccum hose after the battery failed and was replaced. If you have to replace the...
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