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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E5X
Customers vehicle would crank no start at work. Had towed to shop. Checked for codes, no DTC's. Vehicle started let run for 30 mins. Shut off waited 5 mins, attempted to start vehicle, vehicle cranked until time out and would not run. Attempted to start the ve...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Just replaced the timing belt on this 1.8 along with the hydraulic tensioner, tensioner pulley and roller. Alldata not very clear on the tensioning procedure. Used 8mm allen to turn tensioner pulley counterclockwise until I could pull the pin out of the hydrau...

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1999 BMW M3 3.2L Headliner VIN: WBSBK0336X
Thanks for the replies. As was posted by all three techs, the tensioner straps are bad. But, there is also a problem with the inner headliner and the cords that attach it to the rear mechanicals. As many of you have experienced, this customer purchased more ...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV53471
Thank you for all of your help and information. I have been patiently waiting for the customer to re-schedule his vehicle. I finally scheduled him for early next week. Based on your replies it is very likely the crankcase vent valve is no good and needs replac...
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