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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Clutch VIN: 4USCJ3324V
Hello...we have got a winner! We did a clutch assembly six months ago along with a clutch master and slave cylinder. We have the vehicle back here with a complaint of the clutch pedal going to the floor after driving for extended periods of time on the freeway...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCH3330X
hey everyone ,,we have a nightmare here customer originally brought the car on a hook due to a leaky water pump .we replaced the water pump water ,pump pulley and fan clutch ,...Ever since that the car seems to brake every fan shroud and drive it throught the ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Phasing Of Driveshaft VIN: WBAGH8345Y
Car came in with a failed rear axle CV joint. I replaced the rear section of the driveshaft with a used one, but did not take note of the phasing before I separated the two halves of the driveshaft and installed it. I didn't think about the phasing until I fel...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53461
We smoke tested the intake and evap system and found no leaks. We replaced the mass air flow meter after testing and road tested several times. The only code to come back is the #25 activation of o2 sensor before cat. Tested the sensor during warm up and have ... Trouble codes: 228 (o2 sensor control deviation too large bank 2), 233 (Cat conv efficiency bank one), 234 (Cat conv efficiency bank 2), 238 (Missfire cyl 1), 25 (Activation of o2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1)
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L abs light VIN: WBAGL63492
need help from bmw techs.this car came in two weeks ago with a code for lr wheel speed sensor harness failure(5eaa)was the code.replaced lr speed sensor all was good.car comes back today abs light on,scanned found 4 codes 5ead lf wheel speed sensor harness fai...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKN6745T
This car has very poor idle and hesitation and the check engine light is on and also flashing. I removed the spark plugs and no indicaion of mechanical problem. My MT2500 Scanner does not read JAG. Any idea where to begin to look?
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cruise control VIN: SALJY1246X
We have the cruise control fixed by installing cruise control ECU from other car. Part #AMR1173 (5GA 004 397-12) made by Hella- same for 1995 Classic and Discovery I up to 1999. My question is: if anybody is rebuilding these units? Land Rover dealer doesn't h...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: SALNY222X3
We have no injector pulse to Cyl #3 and #5. Is there anything on this that will cause only these 2 cyl to not pulse besides the obvious PCM. Would mis-timed Cam on that head cause this? Trouble codes: 1319 (Unknown), 0304 (Misfire 4), 0305 (Misfire 5)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Intake Manifold VIN: WDBBA45C2F
Hello,replacing intake manifold gaskets ,cant find info on torque spec.thanks
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Comressor shuts off VIN: WBBJF55F4V
Hello techs, I have a car with an intermittent problem with the a/c compressor shutting off when driving on the highway. However, when parked, the system runs continuously. Even on a hot day in the sun. In order to run the system again after shut-off,I have to...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Abs,Bas,Asr VIN: WDBJF65F8W
Vehicle came in requesting front brakes also stating that the bas and asr lights are on. We replaced the front brakes and attempted to retrieve codes from abs module. Cannot communicate with abs module or bas/asr system. Did pull codes from pcm and found one f...
2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L No Start VIN: WDF6380942
Hello everyone,I have a Vito diesel that presented 2 months ago with a no start situation and code p1187 rail pressure monitoring , there was no fuel in the filter,I replaced the filter and the filter non return valve and fitted new seals on the pressure contr... Trouble codes: P1187
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L oil fill VIN: WPOAA2998X
Hey fellow Porsche techs. I have to put an oil fill pipe on this 1999 996, and although I have put many on Boxters, I have not yet done a 996. My question is what has to come off to replace it. Can you get to it through the alternater hole, or does the throttl...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Clutch VIN: WVWND23B5Y
Is there a reason not to replace clutch by removing transmission as opposed to removing engine per bently manual?
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWUK63B52
if you clear the codes and rev this engine to 2,500 and attempt to set the readiness for the camshafts (basic setting value blocks 094 and 096)the poo11 code immediatly returns. have performed output test for bank 1-4 camshaft adjustmant actuaters and all are ... Trouble codes: P0011
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAR71K57
Need some help finding this lean condition.At idle lamda is .953 and snap throttle it goes to 1.99.At idle O2 voltage is 1.380,MAF is 2.80 g/s,injector timing is 1.64 ms.I'm going to run some cleaner through injectors,and see if that helps.When I run the readi... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean)

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1959 Austin Healey Sprite .9L Mechanical VIN: AN5L744574
Well as always I'm amazed at the quick and informative responses. Thanks to all who responded. It seems that the ideal situation would be to find a ribbed case transmission, it being the stronger trans. However the owner has the original engine and does not...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Indicators/Blinkers VIN: 0X0DK82209
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD24446
Unfortunately this truck has NOT been back yet to get this problem solved. My plan is to be sure to update the ECU with the very latest update from Land Rover. My OE scanner was a few versions out of date. That may or may not matter. If that doesn't fix it... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too lean- bank 1).
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
After replacing the fuse under the carpet the vehicle does not charge anymore. I replaced the alternator and same thing, no charge. All the fuses looks ok and the battery is new.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L alternator VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Turns out it was just the alternator. I had install a fused jumper in place of the 60 amp fuse under the passenger floor mat and did not tighten all the bolts around the fuse block. Tightening them down got the battery to charge.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBJH82J21
I would like to thank the 3 people that took the time to offer me help. Unfortunately I didnt get to fix this one the insurance company declined repairs because customer had choosen to continue to drive it after the accident which lead to the overheating and e...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L No gear engagement VIN: WDBJF82J62
Sorry everyone for the delayed response, this vehicle is fixed. almost everyone was correct it needed the transmission replaced. We dropped the pan, removed the filter and cut it open, significant clutch material was found. We replaced with a reman unit fro...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Vehicle VIN: WDBUF65J83
Thanks to all that replied.. we are grateful for this site! We finally got a fix on this car and a couple people hit it on the head. The fix was to tighten all of the suspension arms with bushing when the vehicle was sitting on the alignment rack. We loosened ...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Door Locks VIN: WP0CB2962L
thanks to all who took time to help. turned out the new handle with lock cyl was wrong. replaced with correct handle and new micro switch. now both doors work properly. thanks very much. Tom C
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Clutch VIN: WPOCA2987V
Thank you for your help. We don't have it all put back together yet, but the broken studs are out. The broken bolts were located in the body, inside the car, above the column, with not enough room to the side to fit a right angle drill. I have in some insta...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Headlights VIN: 3VWSD29M71
Thanks guys, we were able to figure out the wiring diagrams and flow through trial and error. Head lights working perfectly, customer even likes the leds as the turn signals.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M84
Well it's gone-finally go it to miss long enough to determine the ignition coil was not always firing # 4 cylinder.tryed rewiring the ground for the coil per the bulletin some suggested and tryed adding marvel mystery oil to see if maybe it was an intermittant... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L CV jount? VIN: YV1SZ58D92
I found information in the archives suggesting a front or rear engine mount in combination with the bad axle can lead to this fault. I also read responses from several other techs sugesting mounts RF lower or stub axle to bevel gear loose fit can cause the fa...
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59266
first thanks to all that replied the fix was cheaper and easyer than one would have thought..when i puylled off the cover off the floor board i found the white/black wire rubbed through and shorting on the cover it got the wire hot enough to melt through the t... Trouble codes: P0088, P0090.
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