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1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L Power steering VIN: WBAGC8310K
Confusion over power steering fluid!!! Mitchell show ATF, all other sources show a special BMW fluid...We have removed the resevoir cap and the fluid has a yellow tint to it, and more hydraulic oil appeal...BMW tech's please!!!
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L suspension VIN: WBAVD33516
Hi guys, looking for A Bimmer tip. This 330xi has a loud rattling like a loose suspension component,over bumps, from the left front. Up on the rack nothing seems loose, All joints feel tight, all bolts are tight. We removed the sway bar link and the noise beca...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L A/C compressor VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Hi guys, this one is throwing me for a loop. After putting a new compressor on this truck a few months back, the customer said that every so often, the A/C would blow warm for a day or so, and then work normally for a week or more. He finally brought it in yes...
2000 Opel corsa 1.6L timing belt
This guy from Mexico busted his timing belt. This is a 1.6 SOHC engine. Looks just like the old 1.8 SOHC that was offered in Cavalier & Sunbird from '84-87. A Brazilian made engine designed by Opel. This vehicle is the same thing as an Opel Corsa II. But it is...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L oil light? VIN: 3VWSK69M63
Volkswagon says that if the oil light comes on it will either be red(meaning the oil pump is bad) or yellow(which means caution for the system). In my case the red light is on. Has anyone seen this problem and do I have the meaning of aech color of the light t...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B63
I cannot determine why this code keeps returning.the timing belt & chains are in proper alignment & sensor have both been replaced.Which bank is bank 1? I was also wondering if I need to get OE sensors? Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 17748 (Camshaft position sensor corelation), 17927 (B1camshaft adj.malfunction)
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1FA8949L
The car started this about 2 weeks ago. coming home after driving aprox 20 miles stalled on the highway near my home. starts accelerating causes stumbling misfire engine dies but will restart. hear the fuel pump coming on. wait 30 minutes or so car runs fine w...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Noise VIN: YV1RS61R01
I have rattling noise's on this 01-S60 Non Turbo in lf & rr. Front sounds VERY similiar to bad sway bar link . But it's not the link. New strut,upper mount installed & link rod . Link rod was even taken out & noise is still there. Bumper cover ex.. all feels t...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L steering box VIN: YV1RS61TX3
Car steers stiff at highway speed.steers normal at low speed.problem is intermitt.does not show signs of air in system.replaced p/s rack.(with aftermarket new unit).replaced p/s pump with known good pump.dealer lists new rack with updated lines and steering u-...

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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WA1YD64B04
Thank you to every man who replied. The short side of this story is that: 1: The seal around the pollen air filter had been destroyed by someone in the past. This person had applied clear rtv to an area high on the exterior shell of the air filter well - wi...
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L inst cluster gauges VIN: WBAGC831XK
Well folks, I found a place to send the cluster. It is called Southern Electronics in Atlanta. Thanks for all your help
1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L shifter VIN: WBAEF6326S
Thanks for the input on the tranny problem. After I eliminated all of the outside of the trans possibilities, I sent the car to an transmission shop.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E2N
Well we never fixed the idle issue. We could adjust the idle but then the car wouldn't start back up. Leaning it back out would allow it to start, but not idle smooth. I strongly believe that there is an issue inside the fuel distributor and the customer wa...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP69M91
Thanks for all the help that was offered. The injection pump timing was off. Trouble codes: P1248 (Manufactors air fuel controlled spec.).
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