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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WBAEG2310M
We replaced faulty compressor, new unit arrives without RPM sensor service bulletin requests the use of a new lock up module has anybody figured out how to just bypass the part of the module without the costly module? Thanks, Stewart [...] www.stewartsauto.c...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L roof VIN: WBABJ6327R
Hi fellow techs.This BMW was for sale by our dealer,the roof worked great the whole time it was here.The day it sold the roof stopped working.Had codes 1&2.Did some testing as per service bulletins.CVM module replacement.Repair complete...now has codes 3 imper...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L no start VIN: WBAAM5337X
Hi BMW Gurus ! We're really in trouble here.After replacing the transmission on this car the transmission is still slipping and so we disconnect the connectors to test the CAN wires from DME to EGS ,they're fine in voltage and in resistance. The shift level is...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Pressure sensor VIN: WBAGH83461
Needing information on this #81 ABS code. As ussual info is hard to find on these cars. Car now only has the #81 code for pressure sensore wire. Is the switch bad or is their a wire somewhere?
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Fuel Tank Imbalance VIN: WBAEV53463
Car quit while driving. No fuel pressure. Technician removed fuel pump to replace and found tank empty even though guage said 1/4 tank. Installed new fuel pump and filled tank. Car did the same thing 1 week later. Removed pump and found tank empty and guage on...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on, STARTS & STALLS VIN: SALJY1247X
this disco has failed inspection for code po102 present. the car runs fine but is difficult to start after it has warmed up. we tried cleaning out the air intake and air mass meter, but the code is still there po102.this air mass meter is over $1000.00 so we w...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L a26/4 ,5 VIN: WDBJF72F6V
the red and green light for the ir flash a lot both after use of key to lock or unlock, only codes left are in ata b1231 b1220 motion sensor left right not detected in star finder they are not there for a 210 body of that year what could be the problem and whe...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L windows,power seats VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
All driver door controls are inop.Rear windows do not function.Passenger door functions are normal.Odd thing too is is that the turn signal lamp in drivers exterior lamp flashes very rapidly at all times even with key out.I can communicate with all modules on ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L remote release VIN: WDBN670J92
have a trunk lid that will not release with the remote or the main switch on the drivers door one does the switch on the door light up when used has a spot for a lamp but is not lightning when i try, the remote works all the doors and other thing but will not ...
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2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label 6.7L Unknown VIN: SCBLC31E31
Customer complaint gear box fault light came on transmission shutters, we have Bentley hand held unit and found no fault codes in gear box the gear box fault light comes on when engine is started and then goes out and believe this is normal but unusual (any co...
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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA996VS
I got this 993, and it pushes oil out of the the bottom of the oil filler neck, the car is not overfilled with oil. I replaced the check valve on the top of the oil tank from my previous experience, but the problem still there. Did anyone see this, do I have a...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L front pump VIN: WP0CA298XW
Iíve a Boxter with what looks like a pretty good leak at the trans front pump area. It appears that I can get the torque converter seal but Iím not having any luck finding the pump to case o-ring or gasket (?). With the mileage, Iíd hate to not reseal every po...
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1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L oil cooler VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
vehicle came in about 6 months ago, oil in overflow bottle and all hoses soft, there was also transmission fluid in coolant, we replaced the radiator and oil cooler, all hoses, thermostat and flushed system several times. all went well, customer would come in ...
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1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L rear main seal VIN: AE16001234
have rear main seal area leak when running, replaced seal and still have leakage --any tricks to solving these leaks?? any suggestions would be appreciated!! thanks ALAN
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L insterment cluster VIN: 3VWDC21C81
Nice little bug here with one exception. Battery will go dead over night. I have disconnected every thing and remover all fuses at one time or other. Only way the battery will not die over night is with the interment cluster removed. I had local salvage yard g...
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64BX3
John is the winner! After removing the air box, maf and the bracket on top of the throttle body. I pulled the exhaust out of the rubber hangers front and rear. Unbolted driveshaft from diff to allow it to move. Unbolted the trans mounts and lowered the car. J... Trouble codes: P0030.
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E74
Thanks for the help, but sorry we were never able to fix this one. Most replies said to check for good vacuum source, check to see if vacuum solenoid is letting good vacuum thru the valve, check for vacuum leaks, check for leaking combination valve, check for ... Trouble codes: P0411.
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANA73534
We have given the car back to customer and have not heard back with any more complaint on shifting since the transmssion service. Thanks, Stewart [...]
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFB53564
I want to take the time to thank each of you who replied to this help request.We drained out the transfer case and examined the fluid. We found small trace amounts of water droplets in the oil and upon closer inspection we found a significant amount of metal f...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L wipers not working VIN: WBAVD13546
THE NEW WIPER RELAY FIXED THE PROBLEM, IT WAS LOCATED BEHIND THE GLOVE BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE.THE RELAY WAS A SMALL RELAY WITH 5 PRONGS WHICH WE GOT FROM OUR NAPA STORE. THANKS
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Battery lamp VIN: SAJFA01D5Y
The failure is in the regulator. Customer decided not to repair due to Jag alternator costing $908 CDN and three week wait to be shipped in from USA. Spoke with Denso they did not sell the reg separate they would have to build an alternator and ship it from ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBEA66E3S
HURRAY WE FIXED IT. THE DRIVERS SIDE SEAT BELT EXTENDER ARM WOULD JAM WHEN STARTING THE CAR AND IT WOULD BLOW THE FUSE. WE REPLACED THE PLASTIC EXTENDER ARM WHICH HAD A WORN MARK ON IT WHERE THE MOTOR GEAR HAD BEEN NSTICKING. IT WORE A SMALL GROVE IN THE ARM, ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transmission and transfer case VIN: 4JIWB45EW0
TOOK THE ADVICE OF THE PEOPLE THAT RESPONED AND SHIFTED IT BACK AND FORTH.THIS CLEARED ALL CODES AND NOW I SEEM TO HAVE NO PROBLEMS.I KINDA FIGURED THAT WAS HOW TO DO IT EVEN BEFORE I ASKED FOR HELP I HAD ALLREADY SHIFTED IT FROM HIGH RANGE TO LOW RANGE THINKI...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B2V
Thanks to all that responded. I checked and cleaned all of the grounds and it ended up being the crank sensor was not all the way in the block. I was checking the routing of the wires and low and behold there it was. Ground the block clean and emery papered th...
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2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L mil on
thank ahead of time finally got a abs module and the car back drove it for couple days and the check engine lamp has not came back on or reset any codes
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2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L dual mass flywheel VIN: YV1RH52Y94
Thanks for all the help on this one- we put the old flywheel back in- here's what happened: This flywheel should have 35mm movement end-to-end, and should spring back towards the center position after it is turned to the end position. We had about 25mm movemen...
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