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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGF8325W
Thanks for your help in advance, So this is my dads car and he commutes 100 miles a day in it, and one day it was getting hot on him and know if you start it up in the morning it takes about 15 min to start overheating. So heres what I have checked system hold...
2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Two piece drive shaft VIN: 4USCN33482
This car came in with a horrible shake and a thump under the middle of the floor. It was very bad when under acceleration in 1st gear. We tuned it up and replace the tube from MAF to Intake. We found the cage broken on the center support bearing. We replaced w...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L burning oil VIN: 5UXFB535X4
I got the vehicle in and found that it has 16psi of vac on the crank case. This doesn't have the same PCV system I have seen on the older V8's. What regulates the vacuum? What is the spec on this. Mitchell doesn't have any info at all on this system. Any help ...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Low Power VIN: WBANA53584
This car came in with engine light on and low power. Sometimes bucks bad while driving from a stop. Then the throttle pulsates at 14-1700 rpm. Shut off engine and restart then no pulsation but CEL is on. Car has poor power all the time. We replaced the mass ai... Trouble codes: P16A7
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, P0171 & p0174 VIN: WXPA93496W
Checking for intermitent codes p0171 and po174,lean bank 1 and 2. No obvious vacuum leaks. Check pcv system via of a flow chart designated to these codes. Check vaccum at oil dipstick, should be 1/4 to 1/2 inches of vaccum. Vacuum is 10 inches at dipstick and ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean)
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Gauges VIN: WBXPC93457
Hello, Orig Speedometer has ODOM Pixel problem, Burnt out, only half of it is reading, So I was able to find my Cust a used one with about the same miles and I have documented and place the new Odom change sticker in the door, but my Problem is that the new He...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L transmission VIN: SAJEA01T63
This vehicle came in on the hook because the customer could not get it out of park. After a quick power and ground check we found that there was no ground being supplied to the release solenoid. Checked wiring schematics from Alldata and Mitchell and they are ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J02
02 c230 Kompressor p0101 Mass airflow sensor implusibile. I found oil in cam positioner harness, replaced short harness and checked rest of it up to the pcm. Smoked intake found two hose leaks and repaired. Fuel pressure tests good. FUEL trims stft 2% ltft 5%.... Trouble codes: P0101
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Tach, Headlamps, Waring Indicators VIN: WDBSK75F43
on start up several indicator lamps flash on/off, lights flash on/off (headlamps&door)TACH comes on/off , this usually only happens on cold start or after vehicle has been off for a while. Problem lasts 5-10 seconds then everthing returns to normal.. sometimes...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Rear Spring VIN: WDBRH81J74
Hi, i have this 203 4mattic with a sprong noise in rear over bumps, i know it needs rear springs. My queston is do i need a spring compressor or can i just remove the inside control arm bolt and use a jack to remove and replace the spring. Thank you, roland
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Air conditioning VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
hello mercedes techs The A/C system is not cold and the cooling fan for the radiator is working at high speed at all the times is this due to the components that had the codes?, my technician that did the work, can not find the ammbient temperature display se...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L controller VIN: WDBUF87X48
help mercedes techs, customer caught a rock to the condenser,system leaked out and a/c light started flashing.we replaced the condenser, charged the system and now we are trying to figure how to reset the controller to get the light to stop flashing and restor...
2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF3C5XA
Hi thanks in advance for any help. We got this 2010 MINI in with the N12 engine. Customer complained of stalling, code P0015. Clear it and immediatly returned after short drive. Intermittantly the idle will surge, missfire and stall. Swapped exhaust cam sensor... Trouble codes: P0015 (Exhaust cam over retarded)
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Tansmission hesitate to angage when cold VIN: WV2EH270ZX
Hello Friends On this EuroVan camper in very good condition, customer complaint that the Transmission when put in drive, hesitates to go in drive or move, when a big hesitation and it engages there is no more problem, untill the vehicle is cold again this is ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cts drops to 40 neg VIN: 3VWCD21C33
when driving cts drops to -40deg short term -98.5 long term -25.3 then it starts to missfire i dont wont to replace pcm and have some thing else bite me in the well i dont have a scaner with oem only genarick.i was hoping a vw tech coulu inlighten me thanks.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWPF71K75
Car just bought by used car dealer. Had missfire and leaking air intake code. P2279.cleared all codes and test drove code p2279 came back. Checked cam timing mvd 93 field 4. Sarts at -2 and raises to -16 at idle. Cam timing problem. My question is. What is nee... Trouble codes: P2279 (Leaking air intake system)
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L A/C Compressor VIN: 3VWFF31Y37
Greetings, I have a 2007 Beetle, Came to shop with A/C not cooling. We change the A/C Compressor(new)(Two Serpentine belt type) new drier, new pressure switch, installed proper amount of oil(4.6),installed proper amount of R134A(1.35-1.5 lbs). Have checked Fus...
1976 Volvo 242 2.1L No Start VIN: VC24245E10
Hello thanks for your time, I'm getting fuel all the time the key is on pump is running flooding it horribly leaking fuel from the intake manifold. my question is what is making this pump run all the time, should it be running all the time the key is on? Shoul...

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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAV33481
Thanks to everyone, we got a new kew aqnd thats took care of the problem...agin thanks. after we reset the key the imoblizier began to function agin. A simple fix the my guy had missed. That is the benifit of a second pair of eyes
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBD389E329
easy money, just R&R the valve body, pulled the shifter rod and replaced the switch. thanks to all those who responded
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Shifting VIN: 3VWSK69M51
We replaced the the gear position sensor and serviced the transmission. Put about 200 miles on it and everything is ok. Thanks for all the repies
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