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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Blower motor VIN: WBABH8323T
Good day and Happy New year. This request directed to someone who is familar with removal and replacement of the blower motor. Mitchell suggest cutting off squirrel cages inorder to remove motor. Opening for this blower motor is 4 & 15/16". New motor with squi...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Car came in with numerous (MIL) code's so we started with all the basic test's.Replaced faulty cam pos sensor,up & downstream O2 sensor's on B2 hardshell connector's wer'e cut off & wire's spliced together improperly!.we repaired wiring correctly,still at this... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam pos sensor A-bank 1 Mmalfunction), P0135 (O2 heat circuit B1 S1), P0150 (O2 sensor malfunction B2 S1), P1585, P0156 (O2 malfunction B2 S2), ASST
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9327W
The owner brought this car in saying that on some days it wouldn't start in the morning. If he was able to get the car started, it would be fine for the rest of the day, including after a prolonged cold soak at work. However, some days it refuses to start, and...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L no heat VIN: WBABN53451
The car just quit making heat. The engine runs at normal temp. with no overheating issues. Upper and lower hoses get hot to the touch,the cooling fans cycle, but heater hoses are luke warm at best. We backflushed the system including the heater core, replaced ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Battery VIN: SALMB114X3
Hello all. We could really use some help with this Range Rover. We have an intermittent drain on the battery. We've isolated the starter and alternator and installed battery isolator tool on negative side of the battery. Parasitic draw test was done using batt...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: EOWAO44855
Hello every one This car came in with missfire on one side of eng,on cyl number 4,5,a and 6,checked it found bad spark plugs,replaced spark plugs and wires,still miss fire all three cyls,checked fuel injector all ohm as is should(16 ohm)it has injetor pulls,it... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306, P0300
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBGA70G6X
The vehicle was in the shop for a transmission problem. The check engine light was on for transmission codes only. Customer went with a used transmission. Installed the used transmission and now the vehicle starts and dies. It stores a pending code po335. We c... Trouble codes: P0355
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L fast idle VIN: 3VW8E69M92
Hello, We have a 2002 Jetta 1.8T that idles at redline. The e-throttle is partially open whenever the key is on unless the brake pedal is applied. The car has a code P1639/18047 accelerator position sensor 1/2 implausible signal. We installed a new pedal posi... Trouble codes: P1639 (18047 Accelerator position sensor 1/2 implausible)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L temp gauge
car came back in and checked wires and ecm-has no evidence of coolant damage. Don't know why other shop said the harness was bad. if i came across the fix i will repost. thanks jim
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7S
verified vacuum to air valve and voltage to smog pump during warmup,found smog pump not working replaced pump, system working Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air incorrect flow).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L trunk lock VIN: WDBRF64J21
Firstly many thanks for the concise and informative replies I got from three respondents. We eventually got into the truck with the key by a bit of deft manipulation, the barrel was very tight. Having taken look at the connector, our customer had got th...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Surge VIN: WVWWH63B22
Thanks to all that replyed . The fix was to replace the air intake sensor wire to the ecu , the wire ohmed out ok but replaced it anyways problem gone . Trouble codes: P0112.
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Hesitation VIN: YV1SZ59HX4
THE PROBLEM DID TURN OUT TO BE A THROTTLE BODY FLY BY WIRE FAULT- BUT THE CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO FIX IT-I DID GET SOME GREAT FEED BACK ON THIS CAR AND PROBLEM-SOME OF YOU THOUGHT THAT IT WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY TILL 100,000 MILES--THANX FOR HELP BRIAN
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