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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Engine VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Hello everyone, just have a question regarding this car. I've determined that the engine is toast due to running it until it was noisy, smoking then died. Verfied exhaust in coolant and reservoir is blown out too. So whats the route in engine replacement? Rema...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L starter VIN: WBAEW53463
Hello BMW Techs This car was towed in for a no start condition and lack of power,if you turn the key to the starting position, engine does not crank,but instrument cluster warning lights are on, the first thing we did was to replace the ignition switch(electri...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L cruise shuts off VIN: SAJKX6247W
Vehicle will run down highway all day with no problem unless using cruise control. With cruise on and level road, all is OK. If you start up a hill, or if you slow down & hit resume(in other words load the engine/cause the cruise to open the throttle further) ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Will not Crank With key in Start position intermit VIN: SALTW16453
Customer called stating vehicle will not crank with key in starte postion intermittently. I whent to veh. and it started . Has battery volteg to all componets when tested in shop. This problem has happend twice. The vehicle will start in shop fine. I am thinki...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L steering angle plausibility VIN: WMWRH33475
5E40 ABS-DSC: Steering Angle implausible will not clear no errors in steering angle ecu steering angle reading is on the money strait ahead yaw sensor reads 1.3 deg s though i disconnected the yaw sensor to eliminate that option then i had a can time out code ...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L noise left VIN: WPOAA2992S
have a super clean 993, with a knocking noise when turning left, only noticeable at low speed,,mainly under 25 mph. had a very worn rack & pinion I replaced and noise turning left & right is gone, but still has a small amount of noise. struts are new, tie rod ...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L no spedometer VIN: WVWBC31J7X
Cust came in with 501 code and sped inop a while. Found cracked VSS and replaced new and cleared light. Checked sped still inop and checked voltage at VSS and very low but cant tell what the spec is. Hooked up to the scanner driving the car is reading accurate...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L fuel in coolant VIN: 3VWST71K44
Car runs fine but it is getting fuel into the radiator over flow tank
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no shift VIN: 3VWST81K96
Good morning VW techs.I am having problems with this vw.It was previously diagnosed as a blown transmission.As the customer would not spring for a new one he towed it here.I found a used unit but I am leary to sell it.The transmission in the car is a code HQN....
2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDA71F97
This is the 3rd time this car has been in with the same codes 04/26/2010. Any help is much appreciated. Is it possible that these are 2 seperate problems. Can the low pressure be causing the low evap problem? I don't see how that's possible, or can the evap ca... Trouble codes: P0087 (00135 fuelrail/system pressure too low lower limit reach Intermittent), P0456 (01110 evap/system very small leak detected upper liimit reached)
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WVWAA71K88
This is not a high tech issue, but a very low tech issue. I am looking for the way of taking out the air filter. Usuallly the cabin filter replacement job is easier than the air filter. But in this case, I took out the cabin easily. Please give me the idea how...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L ABS control unit VIN: YV1TS91D21
OK folks need to get this out of the shop. came in with message board BRAKE FAILURE also the yellow triangle is on ABS on, brake warning light on and to top it off after the car is started 10 seconds later the T-1 odometer goes to 5 dashes from the mileage tha...

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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN534X2
Thanks for all the advice. Everyone suggested re-learning the throttle, but that was the first thing I did without result. In the end, it was the ECU. I, along with a few other techs agreed, that we have never seen one go bad on this car. In any case, thats wh... Trouble codes: P1637 (Throttle Valve Actuator), P0021 (Variable Intake Timing VANOS inlet camshaft), 134 (Adaptation Throttle Actuator).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2,3.4 shift VIN: WDBJF65F2W
2 switches at base of shift quadrant had fluid contamination. Upper switch has Standard-Winter mode rocker switch - when put back to Standard, plunger that rocker works against for Winter mode would not retract. Lower switch has rail style contact that moves w...
2001 Peugeot migane 1.6L No Start VIN: VFIEA11051
hi guys thanks for the replys replaced crank sensor and up date loom and sent it been two weeks havent heard must be good phone will probably ring tomorrow marc Trouble codes: 54 (supply voltage to tordial coil short to b).
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA0946F
You guys gave us excellent information. Customer has not let us fix car yet. Mickey from New Mexico tolds us that if the rubber on the clutch disc breaks that this will cause driveshaft to slam ring and pinion gears together on deceleration.When we mentioned t...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L airbag warning light VIN: WP0CB2962M
I'm sorry it's been so long. I don't know if this is fixed or not. The light has not come back on yet.Thanks to Cedric, Patrick,& Gene. The specs are: terminal 1-2=10k ohms, terminal 2-3=0 to .5 ohms. Both sensors checked out OK at this time. I swapped the se...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWTH63B41
We decied to take the car apart first by taking the intake off and looking for a problem Then removed the cyc head on that side found 1 slightly bent intake valve looks like something got in there at some point and bounce around replaced the intake valve, head... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L RH Motor Mount Bracket VIN: 9BWDD61J71
As a few mentioned the 3rd bolt on the bottom of the mount was missing, causing the top two bolts to bend and/or break, dropping the engine down and tearing stuff up like pulleys or hoses. I ordered three new bolts from the local dealer and torqued them in to ...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 5.0L maintaince VIN: WVGPT77L26
i ordered a new housing with a filter and the element does not pull out so i installed the housing and called it a day. if anyone has this one figured out i would love to know how to release the filter.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW61J7Y
hi, asked customer what brand and grade of fuel she used, always the cheapest and lowest grade but with this many miles we really don't think thats what caused spark plug failure. I advised her to swith to mid grade and name brand gas. She maintains this vehic... Trouble codes: P0300.
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