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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Comfort Entry Access VIN: WBAHN83566
Disassembled and found four wire connector coming out of l/f outer door handle. Wire colors are brown/black, brown/white, black, and white. I have contacted dealer and they say BMW has no heated handles and that this is not normal. Am I to assume that the hall...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil FIlter Stand VIN: WBAVB33536
I am attempting to replace the gasket on the oil filter housing. I was wondering if I need to remove the intake to gain access to the bolt that is under it, or will I have enough room to snake the bolt out? Thanks for the help in advance.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L turn signals VIN: SALMF11404
Hello Fellow Techs, The turnsignal indicators on the dash don't light up when using both left and right turnsignals.All turnsignal lamps function correctly.I checked bulbs,all fuses and grounds for the instrument pack. Wiring schematic shows led's for the in...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire VIN: WP0CA2983W
Vehicle has a misfire cylinder #1 swapped ignition coil and spark plug problem still at #1.Checked fuel pressures good. Checked injector is getting power and pressure drops when we activate #1 injector.Performed compression test 135 lbs across the board.Alldat... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E21
This car came in with code P0101 (Maf perf problem) and P0455 (large evap leak). The customer had another shop trying to fix this, and they had put in two MAF sensors, an AF and replaced some vacuum lines. We repaired the evap leak, smoked the intake, and repl... Trouble codes: P0101
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Electronic VIN: WV2EH8706V
Hello, We install a new reman. transmission unit and a new transmission computer module. Can anyone tell us the basic settings and basic setting procedure for coding the new computer module. Thank you
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Vehicle stays running with key turned to off VIN: WV2EH4709Y
Thank you in advance to anyone viewing this. I apologize in advance for the extremely long winded post but I have been stuck on this for two sold days and will take any help I can get. Also note this is a Winnebago model. Customer brought vehicle in for regul...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCR31C25
We have this 2005 v\w beetle in our shop that came in for a vibration. The vibration seems to be coming from the engine. You can feel it shaking the entire car at idle. If you shut the engine off & then restart it the vibration is gone. If you hold the brakes,...
2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 9BWGR61J45
Hi Vw guys, we've got one i'd like your input on. 05 golf tdi w/ 5 speed automatic trans. found car bucks/ hesitates at around 3200 to 3600 rpm. no dtc in system, while driving car at 3200 to 3600 rpm, found transmission would not want to shift into high gear,...

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1993 Audi 100 S 2.8L Transmission VIN: WAUBJ84A1P
Made one good transmission out of two. Replaced crushed crankshaft angle sensor. Now have four speeds forward, one reverse, car will deliver Monday. Customer should have not played "rat patrol" with car.
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L All Shifts VIN: WBABM3342Y
I have had a bad customer service experience with this rebuilder and lost their trust early. Turns out, the control module fried somewhere between removing the old and installing the new valve body. If they hadn't kept sending me broken/wrong parts I may have ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBRF64J81
seem's like when I had to recharge the battery, everything got reset and started to work properly, I still don't get it since I didn't do anything else. I suspect that that car will be back. Thanks to all that took time to share information with me.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L manifold bolts VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
Thank you to everyone who replied. I recieved some great advice. I wanted to try all of the different ways to remove them, but only two bolts. So since one of the bolts was tore up so bad I tried the 12 point 12mm socket on the one. That worked really well, an...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29MOY
Car got back-burnered for two weeks; customer finally called and asked what was going on, he must have said something bad because my boss told him to come and get it and don't come back. My next step (had I had the chance) would have been to set the engine to... Trouble codes: P0343, P1639 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1/2 range), P0118 (ECT high input), P0420 (Catalytic efficiency), P1128 (bank 1 lean).
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T24
Our loss on this one will, in the future, be someone elses gain.Yes it is fixed as has been delivered. After replacing the camshaft and crankshaft(eng speed) sensors(OEM sensors from Volvo),checking the t-belt marks, chasing wiring and CAN issues(we thought we... Trouble codes: 3000 (Cam position sensor faulty), 990F, 310A, 640A, 640F.
2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Engine cooling fan VIN: YV1RH59238
The correct opinions of Justin and Bruce got me back on track. I plugged an A/C pressure sensor (actually Mercedes part # [...]; that is all we had in stock) into the vehivle harness. Next, an adjustable air source was connected to the sensor. Monitored ...
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