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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L no move in no gear VIN: WBAHJ6322R
before car stopped moving. instrument light 'TRANSMISSION PROGRAM ' light came on . for like 3 weeks. transmission oil level is ok. wont move in no gear..i retrieved dtc 100 gear monitoring,code o6-pin not connected ignore error.i replaced transmission oil n f...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L EWS module VIN: WBAGF832XW
This car originally came in with a no crank no start condition. We found that the EWS module was not providing a power to the starter relay. after replacing the ews module and syncing it to the vehicle it started and seemed ok. Well it keeps coming back on a t...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L right tail light VIN: SAJHD1041X
I have a customer that always brings me the difficult problems. This time I have message on message center saying rear lamp open. The problem is there are no bulbs out. Problem is tail light side of tail/brake bulb is always on. No other bulbs are on, Unless t...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L Glowplugs fail VIN: 4JGBB22E77
Dear MB Friends, this car came in orignal with a check engine light and glowplug failure on Cylinder # 2. We check CDI-4 computer with the DAS/Xentra computer and determined that the glow plug relay was defective. Glow plug relay was replaced and all faults w...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, eratic spark VIN: WPOAB0918J
Hi tech porsche I hope you will be able to help me. I have a 911 porsche 3.2L no turbo 1988, when it start's cold it has no prolem for about 1 minute then the engine start to have eratic spark at spark plug wire(tested with spark plug tester), misfire, stall's...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Charging VIN: YS3AL76L4N
This is a ? to help back me up in my thinking. We replaced the bushings and alternator in this saab. The alt was replaced with a bosch unit because the holes were damaged from the bushings beinng so loose. Vehicle left the shop and went a few months and about ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Intake camshaft VIN: WVWAK73CX6
Hello VW Techs This car came on the tow, engine will not start, we took the valve cover off and found that the intake camshaft is not turning, I would like to know how we can determine if the valves are bent or not, if the intake camshaft does not turn, are go...

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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L hazard switch VIN: WBADD6325W
hey guys, customer picked up the car and will let me mess with it aqt a later date. I thank everyone for the help. I did check the grounds and all, fond no obvious problems. I will let you all know what happens when I get it back.
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L head gasket
Thanks for the help, but, unfortunately, we didn't get the job. I got alot of good info, and it sounds like this is a pretty difficult and time consuming job. Here is what I learned. It's very possible that the head bolt threads will pull out of the block. Tim...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E6V
You Guys are the best. Most said Crank pos sensor, most were correct. I'm used the them being on the front of the engine and having a check engine light on when they start to go bad. This one is on the flywheel right under were the coolant hose broke. Unplug...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L radiator cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
After removing the thermostat & housing, found the plastic impeller on the water pump was bad, replaced the pump & timing belt. Thanks guys!
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWVD63BX3
sorry guys The customer took the car and has yet to return. Thanks for all your help. I am sure when they get sick of the bucking on decell they will be back and ready to spend some money. Thanks for all the hot tips.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: WVWSP21J03
Hello. First I would like to thank those who took the time to reply to my help request. the general consensus is an internal injection pump problem. I informed the customer of this and he has decided to hold off on any major repairs as the car still runs, (fo... Trouble codes: P0252 (same as Vag code 16636 Injection Pump Metering Control A Range Performance).
2006 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MJ68236
Thanks again for the replies out there. Magnus seems to have hit the nail on the head. Replaced what was known to us as a good throttle and have not seen the issue come back for over a [...]. Which previous symptom would return very quickly. It always ... Trouble codes: CEM3F, ECM94, ECM94.
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