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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L dsc VIN: WBAGJ8321V
when driving the car at 40 miles hr the dsc lite starts flashing and the car has no power but if i disable dsc by pushing the asc button the car drives fine. what could be the problem
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Convertible Roof VIN: WBABS33431
I have this BMW 325 CI convertible that came in with the convertible top inoperative. I scanned the system for codes and had a code for a problem with the cowl lock hall effect switch. I replaced both cowl lock latch assemblies, cleared the code and it operate...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL63432
Hello all, Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer. I've got a light to medium knocking noise from the driver side of the engine, upper valve cover area. it's not as sharp a lifter noise and more frequent. The 5-8 chain tensioner is almost dea...
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) ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: D7YGL04723
This car will shift fine at times.every once in a while will see slip forth gear.gearbox fault will go to limp mode.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Locks VIN: SAJWA71C04
Hi this is my personal car a 2004 Jaguar XJ8. Today I locked the doors with the remote like I always do by pressing the lock button twice, once to lock the car and the second to activate the acknowledgement chirp. The doors locked but there was no chirp. I tri...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start
This Range Rover was towed in with a crank, but no-start condition. I checked for spark and it had at least 2KV. I can hear the fuel pump come on when the key is turned on. I pulled a plug and it was wet with fuel. It had a code 29- ECM memory check. I followe... Trouble codes: 29 (ECM Memory check), 17 (Throttle Position Sensor Fault)
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L coolant VIN: SALTY19444
This vehicle came in with a obvious misfire and with clouds of steam from the tailpipe. Codes P0300,302,305,307 in PCM.The engine water slugs after shut down. Pulled plugs and found #5 & #7 wet and cylinders very watered up.I had a hard time getting an accurat...
2005 Land Rover DISCOVERY 2700CC Air bag VIN: SALLAAA175
Dose anyone know what is ment by "Stage 1 Deployment Fault" It also had "stage 2 Deployment fault" that cleared down but the 1st code will not. Cheers Frank
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBDA28D9N
Hey Benz gurus, I need help diagnosing this one. Car came in with start and stall. Will run for almost 3 seconds. The vehicle does this every time. I have check the boot under the manifold and replaced the overvolt relay. If I spray the plate with carb spray, ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Unknown VIN: WDBLJ70G0X
I need an expert Mercedes trans. man!! We have put two used transmissions in this vehicle and get the same results. The original transmission went completely bad and was obvious in the fluid. The two used units looked excellent and there were no indications of...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L ESP system VIN: WDC2030462
This car intermittently has ESP light on and then sets codes C1036 (Communication with steering column switch module faulty, and C1172(Steering angle sensor internal fault)Both codes are sporadic.I cleared codes, but they do eventually return. My question , ha...
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 ...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Spark VIN: WPOEB0912K
This second "no start" came at the shop, but at the end of the day, so I pushed the car to a parking spot for the night and, about half an hour ago, went to move the car with some pushing help, and checked the starting just for grins, and it started. The previ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWNA23B5Y
Car came in leaking and 3 qt. low, complaint was oil light on.Fixed leaks and changed the oil.Drove car 10 miles no faults. Delivered car. 7 day later customer stated oil lamp flashed at 70 mph and twice at idle. Refuses to drive car say our repair should have...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCP21C92
The engine doesnt have power, I changed the camshaft for wearing and the tappets too. I dont have fault codes, The original problem was, the engine no start. When I want to drive the car, I select the drive position or reverse and the car goes slowly,

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Engine VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Thanks to everyone that responded. We decided to quote a used engine to the customer and now we wait for the decision. I would only suggest a rebuilt from the dealer if the car was fairly new and had very low mileage. It looks like there are some good companie...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Clutch VIN: SAJEB52D03
Ended up going to dealer for OEM parts thanks for the help
2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L seat heaters VIN: 1J3439FJL6
1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CAZN42A4F
Although Ed from PA sent me a link to the service manuals for all Australian cars, it seemed to be quite a different animal than the spur I was working on (parallel Aussie model had carburetion), Dan from Michigan provided a good dealr reference, David from NJ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M9X
There were quite a few responses to check for fuel spray, Found fuel rail, injectors and regulator failed due to OLD FUEL BUILD-UP. Injectors plugged solid (dark brown goo). The old fuel smell was the key! V dubs V dubs V dubs Arrrg! Big thanks too all wh...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
Thanks [...] cl...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L torque converter VIN: WV3AB47002
Thank you for all the replies. A new tcc solenoid and ribbon harness took care of the problem. Thanks Again!
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L power window VIN: WVWSB61J92
swapped module from old window motor onto my new used window motor. everything works perfect. thanks a bunch
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Compressor engagement VIN: YVITS94D6C
Thanks for the input. Most of you were right. The problem was the A/C clutch. I am not really sure if the evap temp sensor was bad. My tech assured me there was no voltage to the A/C clutch. After checking it again there was. A really simple problem that shoul...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L ABS control unit VIN: YV1TS91D21
Fixed and is headed to South Carolina today. Many thanks to you all. My experience says you can use a salvaged BCM (ABS) unit. I get my recycled parts from RT250 LKQ with a years warranty, so for $200 it's the way to go. Dealer cost was $94 for reprogram and ...
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