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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBAAM5338X
Hey guys, need what to do next. 1999 BMW 328i with bad a/c. Car came in with no cold air. There is no 134a charge. Compressor is working and compressor clutch is engageing. System was checked to see it would hold vacuum, 20 inches held fine. Tried to recharge ...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Gateway VIN: WBAGH63403
Hello BMW Techs, we've got a Techs dream here, a 745 Li towed in from a body shop that is limp home (it runs). We did find that the body shop just threw the battery in the back of the vehicle and left the cables loose and arcing. We tighten the cables, hooked ...
2003 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L temperature gauge VIN: 5UXFB93513
Hi guy's , Does anybody know where the temp sensor for the gauge is on a BMW X5 4.6l We Changed the water pump and now the gauge reads full hot all the time. Even before running the engine. Alldata has very limited info on this vehicle and I am by no means a B...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L oxygen sensor VIN: WDD221171A
hi, thanks your response Function Level: ܼ: This vehicle replaces a new engine because the engine sucked water from intake manifold when driving, but the engine warning lamp gone on sometimes after replaced whole engine.others site of the vehicle are dr...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Air bag VIN: WVWPD63B32
the spiral contact shows signs of being shorted out. Alldata doesn't give good detail on the air bag control unit. Does anyone have a good schematic for this system. I suspect the short in the contact reel may have interupted the circuit which powers the air b...

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1987 BMW 635CSi 3.5L RR caliper VIN: WBAEC8401H
I have to close this since I cannot found a used ABS hydraulic unit at this time, customer will use the next 6 months to find one, he is going to park it for the winter anyway, I will keep you post in the future when I have the part.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Unknown VIN: WDBGA43E3T
we have found that the electrical plug for the trans has been leaking and has wicked up the wire harness has gotten into the trans control module wihch works the asr and evrything else also keeping me from getting into the system with the diagnostic machine. w...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Stalls VIN: WDNG70J4YA
Thanks to all who offered advice.Customer picked up vehicle today.After replacing crank sensor and plug to the sensor the car runs great. Thanks again, John
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Clutch VIN: WPOAB29972
Thank you to all that responded, we got alot of responses and a few were very detailed on how to cut the time in half on doing the clutch job. What we learned is, the factory book says to pull the complete drive train which is 18 to 23 billable hours! It turn...
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