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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L steering wheel controls VIN: WBAGJ8320W
hello everyone, i got this bimmer with no steering wheel controls working, cruise, horn, radio,switch lights nothing and steering is stiffer than normal.the only thing that works on column is tilt switch. ive narrowed it down to multifunction steering wheel mo...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Alarm VIN: SAJHW1748P
Ii have this xj6 driving me nuts. Mitchell is no help- The battery was drained do to light left on and now the alarm is going off and I cant get it to stop. The customer just got the car and does not have a remote for it. Can anyone tell me where the alarm con...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Stall VIN: SAJEA51C32
I have not verified "double checked" the shops voltage drop checks or thrown a scope on the throttle yet however for the short amount time i was on the car i can verify that the throttle does a full sweep check when you key the car on. Under the results when y... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1224-), P1224 (p1582-), P1582
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S 2.2L Cooling Systems
Several years ago we rebuilt a low mileage replacement engine for this car. The large coolant cover on the passenger side of the original engine was bowed out, we assumed from a huge amount of pressure. The rebuilt engine was assembled with a new cover as well...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L idraulic pump VIN: WDBPJ74J95
Hello everyone, this 05 CL55 AMG have a vibration/muffled noise coming from the hydraulic pump.It can be felt thru the gear shift, and has a humming sound, not a metallic sound like a damaged pump. The pump vibrates loud when you put on the stethoscope on it. ...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Draw VIN: WMWMF33587
Hi need some assitance from the mini techs out there. Having trouble dio-ing the draw. The car will go dead after sitting for a while few hours. This is not always the case it seems to be intermitent. However it is becoming more frequent. We have replaced the ...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L all power windows VIN: WP0AA2996T
customer called about there power minutes of driving then everything works . they brought car in today but by the time the vehicle arrived it was working properly only system affected frontpower windows and sun roof operation could not do any testing at this t...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Oil Pan VIN: YS3EH45G9Y
We have dropped quite a few 9-3 and 9-5 oil pans to de-sludge the oil pickup screen, so we thought we had this job down. However, this car's oil pan is shaped differently from the others we've seen, and it wouldn't come off the block. It broke free at the fron...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M41
smoked evap system at test port on right inner fender, found no smoke coming from anywhere. checked on top fuel tank under neath right rear seat. tested and smoked from evap lines at right rear of vehicle found no smoke coming from anywhere. performed ohms tes... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak detected)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Air Flow/No Compressor VIN: YV1KW9609T
Initial Customer complaint was no fan operation.Replaced fan and fixed fan problem.Vehicle returned 3 days later with multiple problems,Clunking in dash on startup,Sometimes no compressor operation,Both Recirc light and a/c off light will flash in unison with ...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Cyl #6 VIN: YV1KS9600W
See Above history. Since I got this car back together it now has a dead miss on cyl 6. No compression. During leak down test found 100% into exhaust. Is it possible that the # 6 lifters are pumped completly up? All other cylinders are not affected. Am I possib...

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5340Y
Smoke tested intake system and found the boot between the throttle body and the mass air flow sensor keaking. Replaced the boot. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P1188 (B1 s1), P1189 (B1 s2).
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAGH83461
Thanks for all the help! Crankcase vent on the back of the intake was the problem. (Alldata called it pressure control valve.) This also explained the mysterious white smoke on start up at times. As was indicated I found vacuum at the oil filler cap. I wa...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L oil pressure VIN: WDBGA51E0N
This is more a summary than a fix. The lower oil pan was removed a second time and clearances were checked on the rod and main bearings that were accesible and were ok. The pressure relief valve and the oil pump were checked again. At this point the customer d...
2006 Other European C4 1600cc gas 1.6L auto box VIN: VF7LCNFUF7
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L lower brake lights VIN: YV1SZ58D01
Thaanks for the tips but the recall is for some 2002 model years. Customer refuses to spend time and money fixing it.
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