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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L pressure plate VIN: WBADT33453
problem installing a clutch and pressure plate on 525i bmw. this is my first one and was woundering if there are special tools to install this. also the transmission is out of the car but the clutch and the pressure plate are still attatched to the flywheel......
2007 Jaguar XK 4.2L A/C Drain VIN: SAJWA43B77
A/C evap. drain clogged..any other fix besides r&r dash...heard that if you lower trans down you can gain access to it.. did that (dropped exhaust,lowered trans)still no visual on it Any ideas.. Thanks in advance, Ron
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L pwr windows VIN: SALPV1442V
The sunroof was left open in the rain, now the pwr windows, pwr mirrors and sunroof will not work. I suspect switches on the center console, but cannot find test info. Will we need factory scan tool? If we find a problem with BCM, can we get a used one, or are...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBFA66E9L
veh came in with running rough and no power underload. takes forever to get to speed , very rich smell from exsaust. have scan tool for benz but do no know how to locate connector or rear codes and data. any helpo would be great
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L asr and abs VIN: WDBCA35E4M
asr and abs light sometimes come on.sometimes just starting car without doing any thing asr and abs light comes times asr only come times turning key off.and on again stating car no asr or abs lights on.i replace brake swith,front abs sensor.asr po...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Cadillac customer is now a Mercedes customer. Customer just bought the car & trying to smog it. Engine code PO135, P0141 - oxygen sensor 1 & 2 heater circuits. Another shop replaced both sensors. After 100 miles, the light came back on... so now it's in my lap...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Hvac VIN: WDBJH82F8W
Need to hook up A/C machine but confused on where high side port is located. Traced line up along feder and under washer fluid resivoir but still unable to find. Any one have a clue??
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Horn VIN: WDBJF65J61
Car needs State Inspection, but horn is inop. Pulled horn relay and jumped, horns work. Connected scan tool(autboss) and accessed SAM. Was able to send horn input to SAM through scan tool...horn works. Pulled Airbag and checked horn switches...all test OK. Ins...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L idle VIN: WPOEBO91HS
Hi Porsche Techs! This is a basic question. I am trying to check the oil level of this old porsche while idling, but when oil cap is removed to put dipstick in neck it stalls. I dont recall this to be normal, but it has been 20 years since i last touched one ...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E11
Customer states car jerks on accel and cruise but I was unable to duplicate that. Car run lean at cruise and at idle. 02B1S1 reads .002-.006 mv at idle and injector pulse reads 3.1-3.4 ms, short term fuel trim reads 25%, MAF reads 3.3-4.1 gps. I have smoked th... Trouble codes: P1110 (Charge air bypassvalve performance problem), P1171 (Short term fuel trim too lean)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVH63B63
Hey there Techs. I need some help with this one. I have this passat that keeps storing the same three codes I listed. THERE ARE NO MISFIRES!! Drives and runs fine without misses, but just sets the codes and the flags the check engine light. I have replaced the... Trouble codes: P1393 (Ignition Coil Power Output 1 Electrical Malfunction), P1394 (Ignition Coil Power Output 2 Electrical Malfunction), P1395
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Left head lamp VIN: WVWHV71KXW
This car was brought to us by a local collision shop, without a front bumper, and a new left headlamp. I tried performing the basic settings in the headlamp range control, BS block 1, I tell it to adjust and the state changes to "limit found". Light doesn't wo...

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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L won't shift out of Park VIN: WBAGN63443
Well guys, the vehicle is on the way to the dealer cause my technician disconnected the battery with the keyfob is still in a slot so when he reconnected the battery posts; the keyfob is history. Thank you Kurt, Bernie and Peter for the useful info's. We decid...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: SAJHY174XM
We kept going back to the fact it would only stall in drive, but not in reverse. Assuming engine torque was pulling on a connector or wire someplace, we really went after the loom. Everything looked good, but when we put it back together the problem went away...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Starter VIN: WDBCA39D6M
First off I want to thank everyone for their insight on this matter. I was able to isolate the problem to the ignition switch side of the starter using some of the hints and tricks posted. We knew at that point, that it was nothing that we did or caused. As st...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Sorry, forgot to close post after car left. Well we couldn't figure anything out after messing with everything. Check for cracked lines in tank and rechecked fuel pump operation. We ended throwing it all back together to start from the beginning. Car started a...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Convertible VIN: YS3DD78H2Y
After looking over the car a little closer I found lead from 3 out of the 4 hydraulic struts. Customer had declined any other repairs at this time. Thanks for the input, Andrew
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
The junction box on top of the battery was the problem. Even though the fuses were OK, the connection between the 30 amp fuse closest to the strip fuses had burnt up between the fuse and the terminal in the junction box due to corrosion and high resistance. A ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M71
thanks for all your help found bad connection at computor customer not willing to repair at this time Trouble codes: P0113 (Intake air temp).
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Head Gasket VIN: YV1CZ91H84
We removed the cylinder head and found variation in the mating surface between the cylinder head and the engine block. The leak was does to that area not sealing properly. I am not sure of the exact cause for this but customer has decided to replace the engi...
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