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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Fuel gauge VIN: WBAFA53551
Cust complaint is fuel gauge works fine but it runs out of fuel when the gauge says 1/4 tank remaining??? Measured both float assemblies and get the same reading on both. Anyone see this before? Is there a dash test? The gauge seems to work properly, on fillin...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53581
Hello Everyone, this X5 3.0 it's a mess.It goes in to limp mode. When you start it idles fine, the message Trans fail safe comes on. The throtte works, but if you press the brake pedal the accelerator stop working untill you realease the brake. Also it stalls ... Trouble codes: 146 (range check voltage supply pedal sensor 2 hard code), 149 (motor throttle feedback and air mass signal inplausible hard)
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: 5UXFB53544
vehicle had rattle noise at initial start up after sitting awhile. also had ticking sound while it was runnig. rattle goes away real quick but ticking/knocking sound stays. noise coming from driver side front upper area. pulled down and found broken chain guid...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Vapor Lock VIN: 1070441205
This car generally runs great. Cold starts perfect - first crank / almost immediately. Warm starts great most of the time. However, after a good-long drive followed by a 15-20 minute hot soak it won't restart or restarts hard (requiring multiple cranks and ful...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (Car) 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBFA61E4N
Hi need some assistance from the mercedes techs, This car came in shifting and driving fine. The transmission had alot of leaks. We removed the transmission and got a full seal kit. i removed the tail shaft the governor the band servo the front pump, basically...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBTK65G45
The A/C in this vehicle cools intermitantly. When you first start it the blower runs and you get warm air, after driving for a while it begins to cool. The system has exactly the correct charge. It had no codes set, but I did notice that the pressure sensor un...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking brake VIN: WVWEK73C16
Using Autel MaxiDAS ds708 scanner,we are attempting to retract pistons,went into parking brake systems,open motors and it actuates pistons but will not retract all the way in only moves about 6mm at a time scanner doesn't tell when piston are ready to be pushe...
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L power asst.steering
Hi Techs This is chassis the details of this vehicle [...] - XC90 fitted with diesel D5244T4 engine so please ignore title engine spec as D5244T4 is not listed in the presets. This vehicle loses power assistance of steering intermittently maily w...

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA51D5L
Thanks to all who replied, there was a good reply to make up a tool, here is the link.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Door Locks VIN: WDBHA22E6S
Thanks to all. what i found that when i pulled the interior lamp fuse , all is good , when i put the fuse back system went into lock out mode vehicle would not start, Pull fuse out goes for weeks with out a hitch, so it has to do with the interior lamp system ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L ac not workn VIN: WDBNG78J41
evap sensor fixed was out of range.thanks for the info.
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L intermittant operation VIN: 3VWPW31CX6
the people who said that the compressor was bad are correct. the customer declined to have the repair done at this time. the cost was a major factor. thanks everyone for your help.ken [...]
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