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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L transmission VIN: WBAHE2314R
This one is my first BMW V-8 head gasket job. after completing the engine work, took the car to get some gasoline, (two blocks) driver mentioned stiff shifter lever, then a very free moving shifter with no forward or reverse. back on the rack i have park only,...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4USCJ332XV
I have a 1997 BMW Z3 that when taking off it has to be between 1500-2000 rpms or it will sputter and die. When it happens if you push the clutch in and rev the motor for about 5 minutes it will idle fine. Also when driving it will hesitate and sputter when dri... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306, P0300, P0101, P0170, P1188
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANA73525
Car came in check engine light on. O2 sensors lean both banks P0171 P0174. Smoke check intake and PCV. leak in hose from dip stick to PCV after repair car will not start has 4 codes. main relay, Battery sensor, Pedal position sensor voltage and Pedal position ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Trunk VIN: WDBGA51EXS
The auto closing system will quit working and require to be reset to work again. We have monitored the power, ground and door switch inputs and have not seen any different voltages whenthe system is working or not working. We have replaced the auto closing vac...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L ABC Pump VIN: WDBSK75F85
Hey all Mercedes techs, I walked into the middle of this one. Previous technician replaced hydraulic line and said system was ready to bleed...he then packed his tools and quit.Initiate rodeo and it times out unsuccessful. No unusual noises but pump is not bui...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRC33433
Car came in with dead battery.Customer also complained that while driving sometimes the dash illumination goes dead and there is a water leak on driver's side of car.We charged battery and tested for draw.We found a 380 Milliamp draw even after car sat for an ...
1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L cylinder head VIN: WP0AA0919D
the customer came in with a noise that appears to have been a exhaust leak the muffler had a hole in it the size of a quarter so we replaced the muffler and the car was better but could still hear a noise in further checking we found that compression was leaki...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Intermediate shaft chain tensioner rail VIN: WP0CB29821
Hi, I have this 01 Boxster S which has a grinding noise from the intermediate shaft area. The first thing I did was check the oil filter and found a lot of metal, some of it was aluminum. I then pulled the trans and inspected the intermediate shaft bearing and...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L noise VIN: 3VWDD21C11
so i found the post for noise in air box when air pump is on and combi valve is open he replaced the combi valve so i got one from world p and guess what same problem is it just a crap valve Ill get one from the dealer just dont want to spend 270 fo nothing. e...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Starting VIN: YV1MS68225
No start; with key on is says wheel locked. We can turn wheel and display changes (clicking from lock module). We're not getting codes for wipers and rain sensor, wipers funtion. No code for lock module buy I think it to be bad.?

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2008 Audi S5 4.2L Left axle half shaft VIN: WAURV78T98
Well I wasn't talking about the outer axle shafts. This trans does not have traditional flanges either. I was able to get the inner axle flange out with a slide hammer. Turnes out the bearing comes with it. I just didn't want to beat on it too hard and break s...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWDC21V02
Okay I purchased ross tech software to adapt throttle body module and after clearing all codes by disconnecting battery and I rehooked battery and then adapted a cold basic defaulted system. took for test drive and seemed to drive great until it warmed up to o... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf low signal), P0172 (Rich condition).
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L roof, alarm VIN: YV1TS90D8X
Unplugged siren, roof though a little sparatic, did funtion. After replacing siren roof funtions better. It tries to slide but seems to have a mechanical problem with that. Also: alarm error display is gone. Still have to configure siren. Thanks
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