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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAV33461
This is for BMW guys.I do very little work on these,but this is my brother in laws baby.It has a fairly significant oil leak.Already repaired P/S leak.This appears to be engine oil.It is coming from the drivers side from under the intake manifold area.Doesn't ...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB335X6
Car was driven to the shop with no problems. Valve cover was leaking oil (comon problem) we replace the valve cover gasket and at the same time we replace the aluminum bolts in the front of the cylinder head. We had done about 4 of this in the pass month. We h... Trouble codes: A0B4
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drive train VIN: 4JGAB54E82
The vehicle came in for its 100k tune up. We replaced the spark plugs,engine oil and filter with OE parts. Upon inspection, we found that the left engine mount was broken and the right mount had collapsed, so we replaced it with Bilstein brand from Worldpac. A...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Air Suspension VIN: WDBNG84J64
The air suspension fault ligt is coming on and the fault stored is C1517-64 somting about the right side front height being diffrent from the left side height) I can't find the fault code definition in Alldata dose ayone have the code info or know what to look...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGEM77L84
Mil on ,fault is p2422(18854),removed rr fender liner and ohmed out valve and was ok at 24 ohms.removed valve and applied power and ground and valve shut and i was unable to blow thru it,and when power was released i was clearly able to blow thru it.i have see... Trouble codes: P2422
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF31Y56
Vehicle has mil on for p0171. Fuel trims are high +17% long term. MAF appears to be responding correctly. Unable to find any vac leaks. Is 46 psi fuel pressure too low. Any input would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9502R
customer stated car was getting hard to start in a.m. now no start at all. first thing we checked f/press good. checked spark none available crank shaft sensor good with scope also cam sensor good at head and at computer stuck new noise suppressor relays for i... Trouble codes: 131 (engine speed signal from ignition system absent)
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L engine VIN: YV1JW8312S
here is our plea for help. this volvo is a nightmare!!! the vehicle came in as a no start condition found the spark plugs wet with fuel and the pressure at 60 psi. changed the oil, plugs and pressure regulator and got the vehicle to run but would not take thro...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L CV joint VIN: YV1VS2559Y
Greetings, Apologies if this has been answered in the database, I'm a first time user. Cust. complaint is a vibration under acceleration 35-50 mph. Test drive verified complaint. Shakes steering wheel visibly. Goes away when decelerating. Another shop had repl...
2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Dynamic stability control VIN: YV1RS59237
Replaced steering angle sensor after a SCAN DIAGNOSTIC: BCM0109 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL MODULES. INFORMATION ALWAYS STAYS LEFT.COMPUTER CANNOT VERIFY VEHICLE POSITION. After replacing, the light comes back on with same code.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L ecm VIN: WAULT64B12
most guys said to recheck the timing ,, i did ,, right on the money i did not diagnois this car originaly , seems the ECM was the problem , was not sending a signal to both banks , another shop diagnosed it as shorted cam adjusters ,,, it was...
1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
STUPID VAC leak under the intake...OH well chalk that one up to always smoke least all the parts that were removed and replaced were factory and common failures...the customer wanted to go through car anyway and replace them ALL is go...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBABF832XW
Thanks so much for all the replies. This vehicle did have water in the DME from the car wash. I took off the insulation and cover to access the DME and there were no signs of water until I unplugged it. there was corrosion starting and I could still shake o... Trouble codes: P1747 (CAN-Bus Monitoring), P0340 (Cam position sensor A circuit), P0101 (Mass of volume air flow circuit range/performance).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Sub Frame Bushings
Thanks to everyone who responded. I installed the white plastic cone as specified by John [who I also contacted via email]. It worked perfectly. Below is the crux of our email conversation. The white plastic "funnel" goes, big end first, into the bottom of...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70753
Randy hit it on the nose i checked the o2's and found thier connectors all soaked in ATF. Transmission was just replaced at some transmission specialty shop and oil is leaking out the the front main seal, i cleaned all connectors shrink wraped them and reset t... Trouble codes: P2004 (Maf hot/film short to battery), P0103 (Maf hot/film short to battery).
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