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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4USCJ332XV
I inherrited this car after another shop replaced the head gasket. When it got here the purge valve, and intake temp sensor connectors were swapped, vacuum lines were just hooked up wherever they fit, the vanos was incorrectly installed so the cam did not adva...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L head gasket
Can anybody give me some advice concerning head gasket replacement on this 02 BMW 325xi AWD? Book time is anywhere from 14 to 20 hours, depending where you look! What's the big deal? Are there any places where you can cheat and save a significant amount of tim...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Overheat VIN: WBAGN63482
Bmw tech, please help. Car came in for a overheat problem. Found 40 degree difference between upper & lower hose. Replace thermostant and try bleed system, found auxiliary water pump not on and set a dtc in a/c control module. Auxiliary pump code. Found pump i...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 8AJNV4844K
This car came to me from a Jag dealer with a no start. The plugs were fouled so I replaced all of them and got it started. The car ran fine but after getting it hot and putting many miles on it on multiple drives it decided to start and it stalled after start ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Will Not Start VIN: SALTW15451
Is new customer and we have really done no testing other than pulling codes witch were only given to us in mode 6 they are $12 eng controller and $18 trans controller don't know where to get any information on this aldata or as sometimes referred to as nodata ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Surge VIN: WDB1400512
hi guy's this vehicle has an extended crank(all the time both hot and cold)but will always start and sometimes while driving the ign lights will flash on and then go off.I have checked all ecu's for signs of water all have good clean connections and are dry al... Trouble codes: 017 (crank shaft position sensor), 018 (magnets for crank sensor not recongnized)
2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L module VIN: YS3EH49G52
I this car as a challenge i guess. I scanned the trac/abs system and found 1 code. c0131 which relates to a failed brake pressure sensor but upon reading the diagnostic process i tested the brake light switch which was intermittent and I replaced the brake lig...
1975 Triumph TR6 2.5L Timing Cover
Does anyone have any ideas on getting one of these to stay sealed. I did use Right Stuff on the gasket. I normally have nearly 0 comebacks on oil leaks, but this one is beating me! Any ideas from you Triumph guys?
1963 Volkswagen Beetle 1.2L Mechanical
All of the work above has been done. There were No groves worn into the front brake backing plates. Everything new here - except the steel lines. The wheel cyls bleed with a normal amount of pressure front and back. We do not see any indication of having a res...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Drive engagement VIN: 3VWSF29M5Y
Any help would be appreciated. We need to kiss this one goodbye. Ken
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Trunk, Door locks, Sun roof, trunk, windows VIN: 3VWCK31C24
VW guys i have a question for you, i have a customer whos alarms system went off, they removed the battery cable and reinstalled it to kill the alarm, problem they have now is no power windows, no sunroof, no door locks, or trunk lock release, not sure not wha...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Alternator Lite VIN: WVWTH63B54
this problem is new to us here. I need to know if anyone has come accross this problem

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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Blend Doors VIN: WAUML54D71
Thanks to Nick from Ontario, I checked the electric coolant valve In the plenum. The valve was getting no power found broken wire in harness repaired wiring and all vents blow cold. Thanks again, Nino
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ABS. ESP Module VIN: WA1YD64B63
This ended up being a steering angle sensor that was 360 degrees out of phase. I had to disassemble it and turn the sensor wheel 360 degrees independently from the airbag wiring ribbon. After doing this I was able to calibrate the sensor using the appropriate ...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Alternator VIN: WBADN6346Y
Thanks for all the replies. I guess I was alittle aggravated when I started on this one and should have went to lunch first. It was simple as every on said and we charged 2.5 hours labor. It didn't hurt to make sure anyway. I guess I should have been born in t...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFA53533
Thanks for the help guys, I always appreciate the input. I did find the info in alldata once I chose the correct year vehicle.(my bad!) I ordered the idle control valve, and replaced it. Cleared the codes, and road tested it. Ill call this one fixed. Trouble codes: P0313, P1500, P0175, P0172.
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 3.0L Generator/Regulator
Hey Gang, Thank you for the overwhelming help. Many replies were right on...the brushes were the problem and did a lot of sparking which we did not see until removing the metal shield at the rear of the generator. We had the armature turned, cleaned up the br...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Accessories VIN: WDBFA66E6N
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L converter, 1-2 shifts VIN: 3VWBK21C21
Thanks to all of you who replied, I would say this is a 1/2 fixed. I did loose all valve body bolts and re-torque very carefully and top off ATF until it drain out through the drain hole at about 40 degree C. (I noticed this tranny has been rebuilt when I wa...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D7X
Thanks you to all that replied. I found that since the code was stored in the ecm and the cem was not setting any codes that there was a problem with them cem. I checked all fuses, poers, and grounds to the cem and all were good. We got a new cem and sent to d... Trouble codes: 720A.
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L Smoking VIN: YV1CZ91HX3
Well thanks for all the replies. We ended up discovering that the "banjo" fitting above the turbo return had a rubber vacuum line on it instead of the OE plastic hard line. We replace that and no more smoking. Evidently the rubber line was pinching closed
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