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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L radio VIN: WBAHE132XS
This Beemer had a big altercation with a deer, causing lots of body and mechanical damage. The customer decided to give the car to us, ad over the last 4 months we have repaired this car and it is back on the road as the shop car. Everything works except for t...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Hello everybody.Could use some help here.This BMW intermittenly stalls but will immediatly start back up with a normal crank time. Check the waveform on both the intake and exhaust cam sensors with my vantage and matched perfect with the known good waveforms.C... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAET37453
Sorry I don't have much info because I can't get this one to act up. Customer states every few days car will misfire for a few minutes then just clear up. She says car even stalled at one point. We replaced the crankcase vent valve and all related breather h... Trouble codes: 239 (misfire cyl 2), 238 (misfire cyl 1), 243 (misfire cyl 6), 242 (misfire cyl 5)
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Power Always VIN: SAJNW8XNC1
Vehicle came in lacking power always.Found code FF13 stored in computer memory.Checked vacuum line to computer and it's o.k.,so we replaced the computer with no sucess.Then we tested crank position sensors and did'nt like the signals we were seeing so we repla... Trouble codes: FF13 (Map sensorManifold pressure doesnt change on engine starts or manifold pressure is out of range.)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
Not very familar with the transmissions in the cars. When you put the car in reverse car seems ok. Put the car in a foward gear and it acts like the converter is locked like the old 125`s in the gm cars.I have repaired many of the gm`s but never seen one of th...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L dcs VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Hello Jaguar techs, I don't have a lot of experience working on Jags. I usually stick to German cars. I have this S-type in my shop with a DSC light that flashes. I have a VeDis scan tool which is great for a lot of things. I pulled codes from the ABS module....
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: SALPV1443X
hello,after replacing maf seemed to be ok ran vehicle for one hour.shut off would not restart.checked for codes with autologic scanner. gave me code for ecm box fan power stage.checked power to fan its ok but computer does not seem to be tripping ground for fa...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF20F9V
This car has had an intermittent surge or buck between 25-45 mph since we first saw the car a year ago. Along w/the surge it will set a P1404 EGR malfunction code. The code does not always set, but the surge goes away when it does set. We recently removed the... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR malfunction)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L noise on acceleratio VIN: WDB2100612
Hello everyone ,this car has just been purchased by a customer so no detailed history is available, on driving the car, whilst applying the accelerator, a ticking sound can be heard coming from what appears to be the area of the dash just to the right of the s...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J32
hello german techs,i hate "friends" cars...actually its owners son's car...mil lamp on...pulled p2036 & p2038 codes..first is egr temp sensor circuit but the second i have no idea what a reduction injection pressure sensor is much less what it looks like & whe... Trouble codes: P2036 (egr temp sensor circuit), P2038 (reduction injection air pressure sensor)
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L climate control VIN: WPOAA949FN
Hey guys, any help would be much appreciated. The car came in with a no heat complaint. Nothing more detailed than that. The real problem that the customer was trying to relay is that there was no heat coming out the dash vents. I found the mixture flap door h...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Engine VIN: WP0JB0925J
I tested the engine gauges for proper operation and the temperature gauge seems to be accurate. The thermostat opens at 75 degrees C.. The cooling fans go on low speed at 75 degrees C. At idle the temperature starts to climb slowly until the gauge goes into th...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing chain tensioner VIN: WVWAC23B21
Hi techs this Passat came in with a complaint of engine rattle (knock)top back of engine only at start up and also at idle when fully warmed up, i searched archieves and realize the sludge problem, checked oil pressure fully warm 2000 rpm spec 3-4.5 bars i hav...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L trans range indicator VIN: WAUEA88D8T
This fix took a lot but learned alot first of thanks to all those stuck in there wit me and guided hope that i can help you soon this car came in from trans shop from hell all bolts stripped and missing with gasket leaking the prindle was never adjusted proper...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L right front wheel VIN: WBABS33421
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L camshaft VIN: WDBCA39E4M
Thank you all who responded. It looks like everyone is on the same page with this one. I have ordered a cam with rocker arms and oiler tube kits. I am confident that this will fix this car. If not I will post another inquiry. I will get the parts next week but...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Whistle noise VIN: WDBGB34E7N
We took the car to a dyno shop so we could replicate the noise while listening under the hood. Turned out to be the flex pipe connector between the cast sections of the exhaust manifold had a slight crack.
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