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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L water pump VIN: WBAHD5316N
I have repeat waterpump falure on this car. Originally replaced waterpump in june to repair coolant leak, pump was supplied by the owner. Car came back in august for coolant leak, again it was the waterpump. Customer supplied a BMW pump. Car is back in today w...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335X
Daughters car, she calls me several times telling me it wont accelerate and will only go 30 mph. like it is in limp mode. Snapon brick shows 211 code for an idle speed motor jammed? per the archives it sounds like I need to replace the throttle body? am I on t... Trouble codes: 211 (idle actuator mech. jammed)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
Okay we did a cylinder head gasket, it cam back with vanos codes and a exhaust cam sensor code. we had the vanos set up and replaced the exhaust cam sensor. during that repair the resistor for the ignition broke on top of the valve cover so we had to order a n... Trouble codes: P0173 (fuel trim), P0130 (b1s1), P0170 (fuel trim b1), P1189 (fuel control), P1188 (fuel control), P0150 (b2s1)
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L low brake pad warning light VIN: 5UXFE43577
I have replaced the front and rear brake linings as they have been worn down almost to the metal, destroying the front sensor also. Left front (only one) brake thickness warning sensor is replaced with dealer part.Low front brake lining warning light and messa...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine missfire VIN: SAJWA01U35
thank you to start was towed to shop with severe over heating. no coolant and no leak. ran scanner on it and got po300,p1635,and i can't remember the rest.i ran a compression test( all above 150 psi )i don't know a hella alot about jag's.could some ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L valve train VIN: WDBFA67FXT
vehicle arrived with this noise. Valve covers were removed to find broken rails and jumped timing. I am familiar with these engines, Mercedes are all I work on.I replaced rails, chain, MB tentioner, cleaned rail material out of the sprockets and retimed. Upon ...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S83
Help!!! This car came in for frt end work.Waited over night on hoist for parts.Battery dead the next morning.Charged battery and vehicle will not start.Cranks but won`t fire.Has codes P0638 throttle act.range/perf.B1-P1523,Mfr Ctrl Veh Speed/idle ctrl/aux inop...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Steering stability VIN: YS3FD59Y86
When tech was on road test, took sharp right turn, heard loud noise and "steering stabilizer" light came on (and now, few weeks later air bag light also but might be unrelated). We could not get codes, but took to dealer and got B015805, p082706, b386704, b26...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L low heat VIN: WVWGG83A3T
removed dash and inspected all flap operations normal. always have air out of center vent in all positions. noticed all flap doors have large circular holes in them (allowing air to bypass flap redirection of air) should all flaps be covered in foam or are the...
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Starting VIN: YV1AX8858H
Help,this volvo came in with a intermit grind noise for cold start.Looked at both the starter and the flexplate,both were worn.Installed new starter but still have noise.When acting up can see starter disengauge then reingauge making the noise.Checked for loss...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Coolant gauge inop VIN: YV1SW53D41
This is a used car trade in for a customer of mine. So they don't know any history. It came in for a check engine light. It was for the coolant sensor. Found the sensor unplugged, I plugged it in and the code stayed off, scan data shows it reading correctly. I...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Drive-axles VIN: YY1CZ91H63
Thanks in advance. We replaced the front propshaft CV joint on this xc90 12k ago for a clicking noise when cold. I believe there may have even been a TSB for this. It may be here for the same issue again!! I'd like to know how to find this TSB if it exists. I ...

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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L radio VIN: 4USBT33413
Hello all techs everywhere,this one is fixed.From the beginning I suspected the amp and it was,I finally got another Z4 in for repair and I tried the defective amp in this car and it had the same problem,so we got our hands on a used unit and all is well.A new...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WDBFA76E6S
I did not recieve any usefull help. I swear they didn't even read the question. I had to send it to a place that rebuilds them, and I'm still waiting on it.
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L ABC System VIN: WDBSK71F67
Thanks everyone, It is very frustrating to not have the propper M-B scan tool. The most of you are saying the accumulator. Which I do see that as the cause. I put some more rubber around the mount for the pressure line comming from the pump to help quit the v...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Valve timing
Well I like to thanks all of our IATN members and very very special thanks to DON [...] who take time Email me with the info.Don you are rock.The TDI fire up great yesterday,as i mention before I set #1 cam lobe upward and the beast fire.AS far as the codes the...
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