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1982 BMW 528e 2.7L Front pump seal VIN: WBADK8300C
This 528e is leaking transmission fluid from the bell housing when it is running. It appears the front pump seal is leaking, however it isn't easy to see up into the bell housing so nothing is definite. I have removed quite a few manual transmissions out of th...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L starting VIN: WBAVD13516
Hello iatn, i am so thankful for insight from other skilled technicians. I have reached a point where i am stuck on this car and truly dont know what to do. this vehicle is one i purchased as a freshwater flood. it was flooded about 3 months ago. i know i know...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heater VIN: SAJDA01P32
customer states no heat in car. I found car did put out moderate heat if a/c compressor is turned off. Heat immediately dissappears is compressor is turned on. It should put out full heat whether compressor is on or not as noted on our good test car. All 3 hea...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L blower motor VIN: WDBRF84J73
blower motor stops working aprox 30 sec after car is started, then turns back on 60sec later runs for 30 sec then stops, has power and ground at resistor when it stops working, at times will not work at all
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L No Start
I have a 1985 VW vanagon that was turn into a trike for a customer/friend. The engine, ignition, fuel injection and wiring harness are all orginal to the back half of this vehicle. I have Mitchell Ondemand and Alldata to use for reference, anyhow I have good f...
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L no fuel delivery VIN: YV1AX8823D
Appreciate any help I can get, vehicle towed in with cranks but wont start complaint. Initial inspection found has spark but no injector pulses and fuel pump is not being powered up. Vehicle will start on alternate fuel so ignition system is good. Have limited...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SW61R31
I have not been able to duplicate this concern, happens randomly and intermittently. no codes. ohm tested coolant temp sensor=different than specs, replaced sensor=no change. fuel pressure 55psi. customer states long crank time until starts

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2006 Jaguar S-Type VDP Edition 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA01B76
ok seems like all is well now. this is what i did smoke tested engine and found leak at the o ring on the oil filler tube. dealer was 4 days out so i got a new oil cap and used the o ring from it to [...] the tube. i also graphed the maf and at wot it maxed a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P050B, P2105.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (Car) 3.0L alternator VIN: WBCA24E4LA
Good news to report. The second alternator is in and working fine. Consistant charge now. Both alternators were Bosch reman 66x with 80 amp output. Thank you Robert, Richard, Randy, and Peter for taking the time to reply to my post. I still dont have an ans...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBUF82J64
Thanks for all the replies, unfortunately this form does not let me give a 2nd update so I have to close. Here is what I did and what I found. The miss is on cyl #2 & 4 at the same time. I switch plugs, wires coils and injectors on both those cylinders with 2 ... Trouble codes: P2052 (Cyl 4 missfire).
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Lighting VIN: WP1AB29PX4
Replaced front Spring sensor, Found Defective and caused the code 24 post install of new sensor car fitted with wrecker headlight with module b (left) and original headlight with 1st new factory module(right) -performed quick scan and cleared all faults -af...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWST71K96
Thanks all who replied. I have not heard back from the customer (called and left message) so I am not sure if what I did was sucsessful. I removed the EGR valve and cleaned it out. It was carboned up pretty bad. I did not want to invest in a valve sicne I was ... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range).
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L srs light VIN: YV1LS5375W
like everyone said this light needs to be cleared by a scan tool that has the volvo software. i even tried leaving the battery off over night anyway with no success. i made an appointment to take it to the local volvo independent guy on lunch tomorrow.
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This car is repaired. There were multiple issues affecting the vehicle and we had to dig to find the problems. We replaced the coil packs, plugs, thermostat and went back later and replaced the ECT sensor. -Coil packs due to cracking in the insulation an...
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