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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Head Gasket,Coolant VIN: WBACA5316N
Than you very much for helping on this, it is really irritating me. This is the second time this customer has brought this car to me. Last time they cheaped out on a tune up and had someone put in Autolite spark plugs which burned out a coil. They were very ha...
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2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN63403
runs fine when first started great power then ill drive and about four miles it starts missing bad service engine soon light flashes watching the data stream the misfires jump around usaully at least three or four cyl. at a time they change witch ones are miss... Trouble codes: P0363, P1345, P1349
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Passenger front signal VIN: WBAHN83516
BMW techs I need help. I have a 2006 BMW 740 LI here in my shop. The front headlamp assembly has two signal bulbs within the headlamp casing. The fault is the outer signal bulb will not flash but the inner bulb it's attached to flashes; all other signals work...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L center vent flap positioning motor VIN: 4JGAB54E02
Mercedes tech, please help. The center vent flap generating binding noise when engine is running, engine off. And even pull key out of the ignition, noise will stay there for 10 minutes before it go away. We can see when center vent stop spinning and noise wil...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L HVAC - wipers VIN: YS3ED48E91
Weird one here, wipers cycle on low speed when you try and use heater. also you can hear the washer pump operating, But no air blows from blower motor.The wipers stay on until you shut off the HVAC unit. the wipers work normally if HVAC is turned off. Scanned ...
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2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL 4.0L No Start, No Crank, Theft VIN: 2V8HW64X29
Hopefully some VW techs know how to solve a Chrysler puzzle. This van is nothing but a totally rebadged Dodge with a VW VIN. As best I can tell or understand, none of the VW scan tools or software is compatible with this van. I do not know what the dealers use...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Starter VIN: WBABK7323T
Larry, Randy, Victor, Andy, Marc, Scott, Robert, Chuck, Dan, and Chris, all of you were right on the money. It never occured to me that that late of a model wouldnt have a clutch interlock on the starter. Further research showed that, as some of you pointed ou...
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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5UXFE43588
thanks for replies, 399 for valve cover assy. 7oo dollar whistle job. expensive but i like it. no replaement parts like v8 has , had to replace whole assy.
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L data lines VIN: 3VWCD31Y54
K-line was shorting to something, ran isolated wire between DLC pin 7 and IPC pin25 on connector t32 after opening vehicles K line bus and was able to communicate. I had unplugged all modules Mitchell showed connected to the K line and was showing 760 ohms re...
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