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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALMB11463
Hi guys, This is actually a customer of ours that asked us to try and sell for them. We have done most of the maintenance and repair work to this vehicle. The car has been sitting for close to a year and we needed to put a battery in it and some fresh gas....
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Steering VIN: WMWRC33484
Back in 1/11 we put a reman p/steering pump in this(aftermarket - NOT oe reman - Didnt want to mention there name)We also changed the fan assembly with Oe & changed the p/steering fluid with Oe. Since then we have put 4 more reman pumps in & today it comes bac...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Low beams VIN: WVWRU63B05
I do not repair many VW's. I have one here that has no running lights and no low beams. I suspect they are on same circuit. Everything looks OK as I looked at fuses, grounds, Bulbs ect. I am thinking a relay or switch. The people are from out of town and will ...
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L warning light VIN: WBABS53453
After cleaning and resealing the oil filter stand and swapping in an alternator from another vehicle the fix in fact was the application of Stabilant to the pins on cluster connector.Turns out the pressure switch single wire runs straight to pin 13 on the blac...
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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1141S
I didn't receive much response from this tech help. With focusing on why the ECM would show two EGR system faults when the vehicle does not have this system is still a mystery. I sent the ECM to BBA in Mass, and they checked it and said it checked out normal. ... Trouble codes: P1401 (EGR circuit failure fault in ECM), P1409, P1775 (ECM trans light requested on fault in ECM).
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2041X
Thank You to all that responded to my help request!!! Im sorry to inform you that I was unable to repiar this vehicle. I was unable to beg, barrow, or steel a smoke machine to recheck for vacuum leaks(I had worked on it last year and had access to a smoke ma... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean system bank 1), P0174 (Lean system bank 2).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBJF55F2V
Thanks for all replies. The compressor was defective causing low side pressure to rise when engaged. New compressor fixed the problem.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L alternator VIN: WMWRC33433
If you remember my post. I had installed an new belt batt and alternator on this mini cooper and was still not charging. This alt was brought by the customer, it was a cheap alt. The alt was tested at an autoparts store and we were told that the alt was good....
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Engine VIN: 3VWSF29M7X
we ended up installing the gasket without the dowel. The dowel only fits in the center hole in the head, so it couldn't be mislocated. It just wouldn't fit through the gasket. We cut he heads off two old headbolts and cut a screwdriver slot, to use for alignme...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWST71K86
This vehicle is fixed without replacing the Turbo. Very minimal responses but we do appreciate the ones who did respond. This seems to be a fairly common problem and not always the same cause. In our case, after looking at EGR, Mass Airflow, Boost Sensor, F...
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2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L L/F Sidemarker Bulb VIN: YV1RS59227
Thanks to all who replied. Some replies said it can be done without removing the bumper cover and headlight assembly, but I cannot see how. However, someone else said removing the air filter box for possible access may be an easier route (and I had already con...
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