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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L pcv system VIN: 5UXFA53522
Good morning BMW techs everywhere.I have this X5that was towed in 2 weeks ago for an oil leak.When started it we noticed that the valve cover was leaking badly and a whistling noise coming from it,pulled dipstick and we had pressure in the crankcase.removed in...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L fuel leak VIN: WBAFA53501
hello everyone,i have this x5 that is leaking from injector o-rings,only when outside temp. is below -10 or -20 below zero.we have already replaced the o-rings with factory new ones.just wondering if anyone has hade any problems with this.any help is greatly a...
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
I am trying to resolve these lean codes(P0171 and P0174)after customer had it to several other shops. They failed and I am not only trying to gain her confidence but resolve her car troubles as well. The engine is sound, fuel pressure/volume is good and a "New... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean system Bank 1), P0174 (lean system Bank 2)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1240X
I have been working on this Land Rover for a month now, Its started with doing head gaskets because it was leaking from the driverside near the trans. The P0305 code was presant at that time we decided to do the head gaskets first. A few days after that it com... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Hi you all fine techs,I have this personal car that has driving me & some other techs crazy.(1)original problem started 2 years a go after a drive of 20 minutes & sit for 10 minutes on a summer day it started hesitating & back fire & finely stalled & would sta...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L no spark VIN: YS3DF58N3T
when cold-below approx 30 farenheit,cranks but no start-no spark or injector pulse,tech 2 show o rpm cranking,test ckp with scope looks ok and is new,test power and grounds at pcm-ok,cut tach signal wire thinking maybe pulled down by shorting tach or tcm-no lu...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Won't turn VIN: YS3ED58E31
Customer complaint is key will not turn. Seems to be only first thing in morning. Tried several times but only happened to us once. Key was stuck. Customer has 3 key and tried all. No change. Wiggled steering, etc... no change. When pushing into shop, pushed ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3EB59E03
Help Saab Experts, I do work on my share of Saab's, but I never ran into this kind of problem. Car was towed in for a no-start, battery dead condition, jump started car, (started right up), replaced battery and sent customer on his way. About 1 week later car ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD61H0W
After replacing the computor with a new dealer part #021-906-259N, the code p1613 or 18021 sets on my Genysis scanner and shortly after,the MIL comes on. No running or driving problems occur, just the light. I talked to various local VW experts including the s... Trouble codes: P1613, 18021 (Same)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L harsh 1-2 shift and flare2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Junkyard trans supost to only have 24k on it. i am currently swaping sensors from old trans to new trans. No axcess to ALL Data, need some direction on where to look. Thanks
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L shuts down engine VIN: 9BWDE61J22
Hi group, we replaced the head on this v/w it started up and ran for a while then the battery went dead , we forgot to hook up the alternator, we charged the battery and hooked up the alternator, now it starts and runs for about 2 seconds then shuts off, the a...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Misfire, long crank VIN: 3VWSR69M44
Calling all VW gurus. This is a BEW newer pump deuse. Very hard to start when ambient temperatures are low. Long crank. Will start if plugged in. No codes stored. After extensive testing It seems like the problem is related to the amount of voltage/current I a...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WVWEK93CX6
Hi guys, I need to know the ross-tech proceeder for retracting the electric parking brake on this car. We are scheduled to do rear brakes tomarrow and I have the ross tech software, but can not find or figure out where / how to retract the parking brake. I am ...
1985 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1AX8843F
car has been sitting for several years. initially would not start. drained old contaminated gas. filled with 10 gal. fresh gas. replaced broken hose for prepump. good strong fuelpressure @ 2.5 Bar (new fuelfilter). replaced bad maf sensor with new from volvo. ...
2004 Volvo V70 R 2.5L clutch assembly VIN: YV1SJ52Y64
Hi Everyone. Its our first time replacing a clutch on this type of Awd turbo volvo. Do we have to drop the trans. and engine together to service the clutch? Any advice or helpful hints would be appreciated. thanks. Mark

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1995 BMW M3 3.0L steering lock not releasing VIN: WBSBF9323S
The steering lock housing was broken. I replaced housing and every thing is fine. Job will be much easier second time around. Thanks for the help, Will
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L EGR valve failure VIN: SAJNX574XR
Most of the replies emphasized that I should recheck the basic flow at the area under the intake manifold where the pipe comes in. I haven't gotten the car back to do this and have let the post run too long, so I will post an after the fact FIX when the car co... Trouble codes: F39 (EGR temp out of range).
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L ABS light on VIN: WDBCA39D7H
It looks like I'll be needing to scope the front wheel speed sensors and wiggle the cables going to them. Due to the age of the car and the miles on it I might just replace the speed sensors and wiring. I've got to make this a summary because of the amount of ...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L oil pan VIN: Y23EH45G3Y
thanks to all that replied. we found that 2 bolts are hid behind trans bell housing. trans had to be separated enough to get bolts out.
1985 Volvo 245 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8852F
THanks guys I fixed it. It was the fuse holder on the fender. Again something easy over looked because of no wiring diagram.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Shift Quality VIN: YVILW61J0Y
First I want to thank everyone for their help. In this instance, we opted to replace the transmission. As suggested by Tim, there is a service letter (TNN43-37) that involves removal and inspection of the B4 brake piston. If you remove this piston and it ...
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