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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cooling Systems
Car overheated and has signs of a blown head gasket because of a bad hose. How many special tools are necessary to R&R the head? Alldata shows two for the head bolts and a few to remove the cams. Just wondering what I have to get, and what I can do without. T...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L oil level reading VIN: WBAVB335X6
The engine oil needed to be changed and so the service was done. Even with 7quarts of oil the gauge still read at the minimum line. Also the word "service" is displayed together with the oil level, indicating that there is a fault in the oil level sensing syst...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L compressor, dash controls, blower motor VIN: WDBGA43E5P
Thanks in advance for any and all help. Veh came in with a no AC and burnt smell complaint. Inspected and found AC compressor locked up and clutch burnt. Also found a jumper wire from ac CLutch to fuse box completly melted. Un able to figure out where it was r...
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L trans VIN: YV1AX884XJ
HI guy's, symtom was overdrive inop,fault traced overdrive sol inop, it had power, sol was not clicking, ohms test was open circut, replaced sol, now I have an audible clicking of the sol but still no overdrive, I've done lots of these volvos for overdrive iss...
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Soft top VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Vehicle came in a month ago with CCU 316 rear hatch opening code,cancel code and worked fine for a couple of weeks,customer was driving and started beeping and quit working. Code CCU120 cover lock permanent fault and CCU216 cover lock switch permanent fault,c...

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1998 BMW M3 3.2L temp VIN: WBSCD9326W
water pump five months old busted the whole impeller loose from the shaft second one warrantied on this car, first one leaked, both new, not oem, lesson learned. thanks for the timely responses guys and gals its nice to know that a head scratcher can be helpfu...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Won't turn off VIN: SAJGX2748V
I found it! Unfortunately I spent about five hours tracking it down only to come home, fire up iATN and read the responses from Stanley from Florida and Dana from Massachusetts which would have led me right to it. Dana even described exactly what I found: the ... Trouble codes: P1638 (Computer circuit malfunction).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA03T93
I have to call this fixed as it is gone and still running with a follow-up call. The gas was clean, smelled right, looked clean and even burned a little fishing the transfer lines through. I even flushed the lines going to the filter with no signs of restric...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Starting VIN: WDBGA43E5P
Thanks in advance for the help. Found start signal coming out of Ignition switch, but no signal to the starter soliniod. Traced wire to a relay located to the right of the gas pedal behind the center console panel. a silver relay. Bypassed this relay and i...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L R-turn signal VIN: WDBNG70J91
Fixed this car Friday the 12th of August after getting the mirror back from the paint shop installed it in the morning and told the customer if he had any more issues to call asap, haven't heard anything back from customer yet, I'm certain this fixed the probl...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: C0WM004633
well its fixed but not really i'll explain myself here. o2s1 was shorted and thats why the thing got changed.i replaced the cts even though i thought the temp was correct, and voila! car got luke warm and went right into closed loop. temp test is a little bogu... Trouble codes: P0117, P0135, P0134.
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1RS59V34
After taking timing belt back off and alining cam and crank with volvo alignment tools I saw the crank gear not lining up with mark. Took off crank gear it was stripped, got new gear it lined up put back togeather it started and ran great. I am glad i did not ...
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