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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Lifter VIN: WBADT43442
Wellllll customer came in for small coolant leak. Repaired leak but noticed lifter noise too. Did oil change with 5w30 syn valvoline. Also put a pint of lubro molly part# 2009. Noise still there. Noise comes and goes. Can sit at idle and sound like a horse tro...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L won't shift out of Park VIN: WBAGN63443
Vehicle came on the flatbed for no crank, we only have generic scantool, showed codes 51AC, 32, 1, 27, 4e in EGS. Battery is good. The shifter level is working good as indicated on the scantool (Launch X431 Infinite) but will not shift out of P position. Any a...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Oil pressure / no start VIN: SAJGX2746V
I did this job originally without the special tools for locating TDC and locking the camshafts. I located TDC using the marks on the flex plate. I verified that the flats at the forward ends of the 4 camshafts were up. I then carefully removed the primary chai...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Engine VIN: SAJHX6244W
Replaced both primary and secondary timing chain tensioners and chains also removed oil sump and cleaned oil pump pick-up screen and debris from sump.replaced VVT orings and seals. Engine was quiet went done.But has returned with the same noise. The same noise...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Starter VIN: WDBCA39D6M
Don't you just love the strange ones?? Here's the story. Above Mercedes is towed in for starter replacement by customer. Customer doesn't want it checked out. Has been told by a "buddy" that the starter is bad and needs replaced. Gave a little history of the ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L reset VIN: WDBTJ65J84
This is my first CLK 320. The owner was recommended to me by another client who drives a Jaguar, my main specialty. The car has exceeded its service interval (Service A) by 3000 mi. and the service indicator won't reset following the recommended procedure invo...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L dash light VIN: WDBUH82584
Hi Guys We replaced coolant level sensor. Coolant level message is still on. The dash message: coolant level - seek repair shop (I think that was what it said because it will not come on now) I thought that was about the coolant level but I put in a new senso...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L rear hatch VIN: 4JGBF71E08
HELP PLEASE The POWER rear hatch works intermittently. this car is just out of factory warranty. The hatch release motor makes noise, and it appears the right side of the door flexes like it wants to open. But it will not open. I can manually open it from insi...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Pinch protection VIN: YS3FD49Y13
Pinch protection on the front windows isn't working correctly. Whenever the window is rolled up, it reaches the top and immediately comes back down about 4". YOu have to bump the window up a bit at a time until it goes to the top, and if you bump it just a tin...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windows VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Thanks for taking the time to read and help me out. I have a passat wagon that is kickin my butt. The customer concern was for windows inop (all 4). So i checked the wiring diagrams to see what connects them all together but im having a hard time. The drivers...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M51
Hey everybody, got a 2001 Jetta 1.8T with a MIL on. Faults P1297(turbo-throttle valve pressure loss), P1127(system too rich), P1137(system too rich) are all stored. During the test drive, the car runs well, but it does sometimes have a lopey idle. I checked al... Trouble codes: P1297 (Connection turbo-throttle valve pressure loss), P1137 (Bank 1 System too rich), P1127 (Bank 1 System too rich)
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C73
Ok so here it goes, this beetle came in with four codes p0352,p0302,p0341,p0321 and missing like crazy. It was at antoher shop they did a timing belt water pump, the customer said the light has never been on before and it didnt run like this before they did th... Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfire 2), P0341 (Cam sensor), P0321 (Engine speed input), P0352 (Coil circuit b)
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L engine VIN: WVW63B84E3
HELP. Oil leaks once driving at rear of cylinder head area. Is there anything that can leak oil at rear of head besides turbo feed line. Will not leak unless driving. Reving and pinching off pcv vent does not cause leak. Had multiple vacuum leaks and bad pcv v...
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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Control Unit VIN: WBAHP61090
No faults in IHKA (HVAC) but found a CAN BUS Fault. After tearing half the car apart disconnecting modules, it has been diagnosised to faulty CAS Module, signal between Key and Transmission with the IHKA ties into.
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C72
info was hard to find for this vehicle we tested the power and ground at the ip sensor we had a steady 72 psi at ip sensor on scanner replaced the ip sensor scanner came down to 55 psi all is good thanks everyone Trouble codes: P0191.
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1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L door locks VIN: SALHV1241P
Thanks to all who replied. Ken [...] nailed it. Could it be so simple. A little cleaning a little Teflon, on all 4 doors, and its on the road again! Rock On IATN
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Dash Warning Lights VIN: SALPV1447V
OUR SNAP ON SCANNER WITH THE ROVER SOFTWARE WILL NOT GIVE US ENOUGH ACESS TO SORT OUT THE PROBLEM, WE BELIEVE THE PROBLEM LIES IN THE BODY CONTROL MODULE UNDER THE PASSENGER FRONT SEAT, BUT WE COULD NOT VERIFY THAT DIAGNOSIS. CAR RECOMENDED TO ROVER DEALER...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF7093A
Well this thing is finally fixed.I was able to smoke the evap system and found that there was indeed a leak.There was a small hose at the top of the filler neck that was broken .It went into the expansion tank and a plastic fitting that goes into the filler ne... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap gross leak).
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hard start VIN: WDBNG70J76
Thanks Aaron and Dave. The fuel filter was the trick. Pressure came right up to 55psi and held at 46 psi 15 minutes after shutdown. After 2 days of searching through mitchell I found the 3.8bar pressure spec but still no actual test information. Had 2 replies ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L temp warning lite VIN: 3VWSA81H4V
Thanks to all that replied. It ended up being the instrument cluster. The lite flashed any time hot or cold. I disconnected the level sensor and I also jumped the plug with no change. the gauge and the scanner read the same so that took the sensors out of the ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: 3VWSE69M62
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, SPECIAL THANKS TO RICH [...] FOR ALL THE LINKS & INFO. SENT CAR TO A TRANS SHOP. THEY HAD IT INSIDE OVERNITE & IT RAN FINE. NO CODES IN COMPUTER. I HAVE FOUND THAT IF YOU IDLE IT FOR 5 MINUTES IT WILL SHIFT FINE. LOOKS LIKE THE N92...
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2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L pump and rack VIN: YV1TS92DX2
Thank you for all the replies. We went to Volvo and got a brand new Volvo Rack Assy. and Both new, updated lines and I used Pentosin fluid. I installed the original pump back on it also. So far so good. It did seem to take a while to bleed the air out of it. T...
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