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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAFD33591
need to know if sombody out there has replaced the engine from the top.or if is posible to do it. dont have a free lift and dont want to take the subframe doing job on ground
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hi all, need some help. The S420 is falling on its face at take off. The timing is being retarded by ecm. With codes erased and vehicle cold it does fine. As soon as it warms up and goes into closed loop operation, it just losses all power. Fuel pressure good.... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor circuit bank 1), P0330 (Knock sensor circuit bank 2), P1386 (Knock sensor control from ecm at end stop)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF82H1V
This car will randomly cut out at 2500 RPM. (Feels like but is not rev limiting) It is very intermittant. When it happens it is constant. When it goes away car runs like a dream. When the problem happens RPMs hit 2500 and scan data will show misfires on all cy...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25H7X
Good morning Mercedes Benz techs everywhere.I have this Old Benz that has been a customer of mine for a while now,This car has had long cranking times and excessive black smoke on start up for as long as I can remember but the car ran fine.In the past(a few ye...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Ride control VIN: WDBSK75S63
Hi Benz techs, we have this 03 SL500 come in with the left side suspension down. Found rear axle valve unit leaking, and reservoir empty. This used car dealer decline the updated modification, and got a good used unit online. We installed it and started it. No...
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Luxury 3.0L Marker Light VIN: WDDGF54X69
Could use a little help from the Mercedes guys. Have this used car in, drivers info center says check left rear marker lamp. Lamp is exceptionally bright compared to right side lamp. Voltage to lamp=14 volts, right side operating normally at 12 volts. Looks to...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L brake pedal VIN: 3VWTD81H1V
hello all, This jetta came in with a low pedal. It feels exactly like a bypassing master cylinder. I blocked off master cylinder and I get a hard pedal. I also have all calipers blocked off at the same time. from what I can tell, that pretty much tells me ther...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L shift linkage VIN: 3VWRB81H9W
Hello all! This one is going out to all VW techs and I thank you in advance for yout time. This little guy came to us with noise in 2nd gear and 4th gear on decel. Checked fluid and found all kinds of metal bits and particles. Chalked up to bearings worn. Cust...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L A/C compressor wont engage VIN: WVWWH63B92
sporadic A/C will not blow cold no compressor engagement, this is a climatronic system. faults 01336 data bus for comfort system no communications stored in gateway and cluster modules (both modules built into instrument cluster.) checked fuses. watching clima...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L trans slips or does not engage into 4th gear VIN: 3VWSF71K56
checked resistance in servos, all within spec, did duplicate customers complaint, trans fluid correct level, trans fault code: p0734 gear 4 incorrect ratio. need some direction
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: WVWAK73C46
Vehicle came to us with a slugish 1-2 shift and no codes trans fluid had never ben changed has 250000 pluss miles removed pan fluid looked like mud. Used replacement low milage trans 31000 miles was installed with correct fluid now 1-2 shift bumps.i suspect a ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LW55A9X
Vehicle came in with flashing arrow on dash and ABS lamp on at times,also noticed slight surge with A/C on in drive. Trans is limp home all the time. No codes testing with Vida,can read all nodes,serial numbers etc. Had hot battery cable and low state of ch...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Rt/front door VIN: YV1SZ58D41
Sometimes, there's a loud buzzing coming from right/front door and the window won't operate. This occurred after putting window down to replace mirror glass & drive motor, key on or off. After a while, the buzzing stops and the window operates normally. Custom...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L D/s Window VIN: YV1RS58D41
Hi all, I actually found a shop here that had the exact same problem they posted back in 2007 but they did not post a fix. So I'm posting the same thing he did... This car came in with the drivers window not working sometimes. when we hit the up and down switc...

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1997 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Dash lights VIN: WAUGC84A8V
Thank you Gentelmen, I had to turn the knob back and forth several times, but it worked. Thanks again for all who took time to help me. Dan
2002 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93412
This one appears to be fixed,replace all 8 spark plugs and b1s1 oxygen sensor and reset adaptives and code does not return.A very sincere thank you to the members who responded
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Smg VIN: WBSBR93493
Thanks for all the replies. Clutch travel (IE slave position) was indeed the value that I needed to pay attention to here. Jon from Indiana was the most helpful. He suggested searching online for info and I was able to locate a factory SMG training manual whic...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Ews VIN: WBAGL63434
Thank you all. I have both a Verdict and Bav Tech, neither can realign- car will be going to dealer for realign of ews
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW484JN
The suggestions from most that responded to my request for help were dead on-- crank positon sensors. They wern't very expensive so why take a chance, I replaced both. I've kept the vehicle for over a week letting it idle for 30 min., shut it off, restart, l...
1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCCFC2087L
Time is running out so I'll have to close this post. I set up a degree wheel on the pulley, dial indicators on the cams and they were spot on. intake maximum opening point (MOP) 110 deg, Exhaust MOP 100 deg. So while I had it set up I checked the cam events. ...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: VP0CA29831
A big THANK YOU to everyone who replied. Minhphuc turned me on to a vacuum diagram on MOD which showed a 3 way connector only. Mine is similar, but I found that I have a 3-way AND a 4-way connector. The 3-way goes to (1) a check valve (vacuum source), (2)the v...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBM31Y75
For those of you who just want to know what the fix was I'll post it first; it was the ignition switch. Thanks for all the replies. The variety of responses allways gets me thinking in a different direction and sometimes that's just what you need. I just ca...
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