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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L telephone VIN: WBAGH8336X
Hello BMW Techs the car factory telephone on this vehicle is not in service but it will beep through the car speakers as if were a call coming,it will do it, when the car is parked with the ignition off, you can lock the car and will not make any difference, w...
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2007 BMW 320d 2.1L shifting gears VIN: 447NE03703
mayday to all bmw techs...out there, now i knw to some this may sound a bit weird bt i just cnt seem to get my head around it...this anaconda ws towedin yesterday afternun with a complaint simply stating gearz hard to shift and noizy in operation...so dd a qui...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12431
I have this Series 2 with oil leaks. Seems to be coming from just about everywhere. The front of the engine the back and the bottom. I have oil on top of the bellhousing and appears to be coming out of the rear main as well. I was just wondering how the Land R...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L service meassag VIN: WDDNG86X17
does anyone know how to reset service message on this car? message will state to hold reset for 5 seconds. older version had button on instrument cluster between gauges
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, exhaust oil smoke VIN: 3VWSE69M03
I have a 2003 Jetta 1.8 turbo that is blowing oil(blueish gray) smoke from the tailpipe. Have checked with Alldata for PCV system description of operation, component locations, etc., and they have very little info on this car. I'm not a VW admirer but the (dau...
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5371W
Hello Volvo Techs!   We have this 98/S-70 T-5 Automatic. The CEL has been coming on intermittenly. It can be 20miles or [...] until the check comes back on. Car runs great. It has one code 611 or P0455. Could not find code 611 on Vadis. P0455 is a Large EVA... Trouble codes: FET, 611 (Evap. system Large leak)
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Front coil spring mount VIN: YV1VW2551Y
I am now replacing the upper spring mount & seat with the updated kit ([...]) which incorporates a much larger bearing (the original is a dinky thing). I have a bad time trying to compress the spring enough to relax pressure on the upper seat as I can only ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L wipers VIN: 4JGAB72EXY
thanks for the help guys. i must admit that i kind of jumped the gun on this one and didn't do enough research before i posted a help request. i found that the k17 relay was missing. special thanks to David from New Jersey for pointing me in this direction. i ...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L slips of reverse gear VIN: WMWRC33414
Hello Mini Techs sorry for being late to close this post, but I am happy to report the car is fixed, we received 3 responses and all advised to check shift cables for too much slack and we did that first and they were OK, therefore the next step left was t...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L head VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
Thank you to all who replied. Just a note it was recommended at the timing belt service that the customer replace the spark plugs and they declined, wishing now that they had as it appears that the plug that blew out originally just loosened up in the hole an...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCA21COY
HELLO EVRYONE, IM SORRY IM LATE GETTING BACK. I REPLASED THE BEETLE ENGINE. LIKE MOST OF YOU SAID ITS NOT THAT BAD OF A JOB. THE ENGINE AND TRANS COME OUT TOGETHER FROM UNDER NEATH. YOU DON [...] HAVE TO MESS WITH THE SUBFRAME. MAINLY UNBOLT THE ENGINE AND TRNS AND...
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