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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L ABS light, 4x4 light VIN: WBXPA73414
The abs and the 4x4 light are always on. This car is a flood car. I have no communication with the transfer case control module. I check the powers and grounds and they were ok. Checked the k-line communication at the controller and it measures 8 volts. The K-...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAN83506D
Codes are 29f0= fuel mixture adaptation 2, sumcheck error max fault additive. 29e8 fuel mixture adaptation 2, idling per time unit system to lean no vacuum leaks that are obvious, slight rough idle and very slight tip in hesitation. car is low on power - I... Trouble codes: P2179, P2177, 29EF, 29E7, 29F0, 29E8
1982 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SCAZN42A6C
hello, about 2 months ago we tuned up this rolls and installed the pertronics kit into the distribuor making it a hall effect distributor vehicle before had no spark all the time on cyl 4 and dropping out 2 more as it got hot now 2 months later the car is drop...
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) L 1.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1VWEB017XE
This Rabbit came in because it failed our State inspection for high CO (7+ %), otherwise it starts and runs perfectly. If you have worked on these old CIS systems you’ll recall CO content is adjusted at the air sensor by tapping into the appropriate electrical...
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L has new compressor
I need help with this, such a simple system not to work no better than this. The return lines sweat water from evap to compressor.

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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Warning lights in cluster VIN: SAJDA42C31
thanks to those who responded, Jason in Texas had some of the info i was looking for. I am closing this post because the customer is getting his insurance company involved due to cost of replacement parts. at this time the scp body can has come back to life ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEB53C52
well i feel like an idiot i didnt check the printer to make sure there was enough paper. and it printed off 4 pages and there was 3 more with the rest of the instructions for the right head timing. the car is fixed . thanks for the 2 replies im sorry i wasted...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: EA30D5LB24
Thanks to all that replied. You were all right on the money. Upon inspection of overload relay I found the plastic cover on the fuses had been left open and allowed water to enter the relay.A new Overload protection relay fixed this Mercedes. I hope at some po...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L auto leveling susp VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Thanks to Larry & Greg for the info I looked into a conversion kit for this car but they no longer make it. The customer at this time is not willing to do any repairs on it . If he decides I will look into getting the MB manuals for it.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Low Power VIN: WDBGA51E2S
Thanks for all the help, It turned out that the electronic throttle assembly was the culprit. It wasn't opening more than 3/4 throttle. Replaced the unit and the Sherman Tank Barrels down the road, Thanks again, Joe
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L engine
Thanks for all the advice everyone. This time it was just a case of worn spark plugs. Replaced them, ohm checked the coils and extenders (all OK), long test drive, smog tested, MIL light stayed off, fuel trim good. I did switch the coils around and marked them...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L differential VIN: 3VWCB21C51
We were not able to elliminate the whine from the drive line. We did remove the differential cover and inspect the ring gear and pinion - they both looked very good. WE do not know if the whine is the ring gear or the bearings on the pinion. The fluid looked d...
2006 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L engine vacuum VIN: 4V1MW68296
Thanks to everyone who responded. The oil filter housing has been replaced as well as the hose going to the valve cover, and the noise is gone. thanks again, Kenny [...]
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