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2000 BMW M5 5.0L brake booster VIN: WBSDE9349Y
car came back this week with complaint of engine misfire when sits for a week at atime with rain, scanner test has misfire all 8 cyl in history, we road tested and found when we step on the brake car would misfire badly, we found the brake booster was sitting ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB13586
Hello techs, I have a 2006 325iA BMW with starting problems. I checked fault codes with bmwtis and ptt (no fault codes). When vehicle is cold you can crank and no start; the only way it will start is if you crank with your foot on the gas pedal it warms up and...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1248Y
hello all. this hair pulling headach is not coroperating at all. it came in with blowen head gaskets. i serficed the heads, checked the block and did a valve job. after the repair the code 1171 and 1174 come up so i installed new o2 sensors. a couple days go b... Trouble codes: P1171, P1174, P0102, P1884
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L fan clutch VIN: SALME15496
I have a simple one need to know which way the fan clutch unscrews can not get it to loosen either way and do not want to damage it.
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Brake hydraulics VIN: 1631571A49
Customer had spongy brake pedal in 2/2008 at 47,085 miles; we bled brakes and vehicle was okay until 2/2009 when symptoms returned. We replaced master cylinder then, at 49,332 miles, but over next few weeks symptoms kept returning. We finally did extensive roa...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33565
On Second Test Drive Engine Falls On Its Face, EML and Check Engine Light Comes On, Resart EML Stays On Check Goes Out. Limp Back To Shop, Codes Consistant P1688 2/3 Mass Air Volume ? Changed The Bypass Valve With The Detroit Tuned Valve, No Change, Smoked The... Trouble codes: 5768/
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Brake Pad Workshop VIN: WP1AB29P76
Complete brake job has been done. Costumer brought the vehicle in for message in dash indicating (brake pad workshop). After work has been performed, message stayed on. I have tried to clear with durametric scan tool. I've had no luck. My question is does it h...
1995 Rolls Royce Corniche IV 6.7L top VIN: SCAZD02C2S
I have this Rolls in the shop with multiple leaks and I need both service guidance and labor times if possible as I have to do a quote before the work is performed. First problem is the convertible top does not work due to leaking cylinders. Any tips or even p...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L all modules VIN: WVWRH63B92
car in question is 02 vw passat v6.car run,but cluster has air bag,abs and check engine light on.mentions modules have codes for can buss data missing.i am able to comunicate with all mention modules including tcm.i have found that can buss wire have 0 volts o...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L awd VIN: YV4CZ59216
this awd won't engage . when up on hoist with engine running and transmission in drive rear wheels won't turn. if we turn rear drive shaft the rear wheels will turn . this only happens when engine is running and in gear. if engine is shut off the rear wheels w...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L cam actuator
Thanks for all the advice. The actuator does in fact only have about 5 degrees of rotation. Just wanted to make sure I had not misunderstood this system. Thanks again to all.
1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ0331X
Well when i was check the alternator the belt tension was good no problems. Come to find out the Tensioner had failed causing the alternator not to spin which in that point wouldnt charge the vehicle up. this one is all fixed thanks for all that replied next...
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: WBAEV53484
First off. Thanks to all who took their time to reply. This time I pulled ithe two cam gears completely apart. What I thought was a idiot proof design was , well I guess is for idiots. But not for incompetient mechanics. I found out that the intake cam sensor ... Trouble codes: P1315, P2766, P0727.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Well customer backed out on this one.. It had some timing chain noise, or i should say noise behind the timing cover... priced it up and he backed out thanks for all the help though Trouble codes: 0300 (Radom Misfire), 0301 (misfire 1), 0302 (misfire 2), 0304 (miss 4), 0305 (miss 5), 0306 (miss 6).
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L hub bearing VIN: WDBRF61J42
Thanks a lot for every concern and real helps. In order to put the allen into the small bolt, I had to cut the end the small wrench. German design has its own identity, but I do not think that it is always superior to Japanese or Domestic's. Thank you Pros aga...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Fuel Gauge
I am sorry to say I cannot get the customer to bring the car back he has reportedly moved to Canada thanx to all that helped. one very nice Mini tech left me his phone number for step by step on reseting the dash, wich I think would have done the trick thanx...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L LTFT near limit VIN: YS3ED55E5X
The LTFT problem is fixed. David [...] nailed it, but David explained it best: "Look for a leak in the pressure side of the turbo to the throttle body.  If it leaks any air out of that, it is leaking air the has already gone through the M...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Pad Wear VIN: YS3FB45SX4
problem seems to have been air in right front or left rear brake lines-I pressure bleed those two calipers and ran quart thru-afterwards brake pedal felt much higher-so I thank you all for your help-it seems that two brakes were doing all the braking prior to ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L electric window, door lock switch VIN: 3VWCA21C8X
I went back to this job after letting it sit for awhile to do other stuff and as soon as I plugged all the plugs back into the switches i noticed that I didnt agree with the routing of the harness. I noticed that the plug for the lock switch fit the plug for t...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Misfire, harness VIN: 3VWDD21C9S
Since the Beetle AWV engine has some solenoids on top of the coils that are part of the original harness and the different wiring of the speed sensor from golf/jetta cars, I only used the wires necessary for the coils on this overlay harness. The coil packs a...
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