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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air suspension VIN: 5UXFB33583
This truck came in with the suspension collapsed. We attempted to raise and lower vehicle. Pump for air suspension will come on and run for 30 seconds. After running the pump sits for a minute and then the pressure relief valve opens and bleeds out any air pre...
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2003 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L charge indicator light VIN: SAJDA24C13
vehicle came in not charging. charge indicator was not on. R & R alternator and had it rebuilt. reinstalled and charged at 13.8 volts. yet the charge indicator is coming on. is this just a finicky system?
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start
We have taken in a good customer's toy. We are faced with limited technical resource on this model but we hate to be beaten by this one. Vehicle tries to start but will not go above idle. Fuel pressure at fuel distributor 100+ psi and pins our guage out. Holds...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Trunk Cable VIN: WP0CA2982X
Anyone ever replace the release cable for the rear trunk on an early Boxster? This is the cable that runs from the release handle on the door sill. I've got much of the trim off, both ends of the cable free, and have removed all the clips and ties that I ca...
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1981 Saab 900 S 2.0L Crank position sensor VIN: YS3AK76E5B
I admit, I still don't understand the innards of a Hall effect sensor. Maybe I will before I die, but right now I need to get this car fixed ASAP. The crank position sensor is bad. I bought a "sensor impulse head unit" from my supplier (RAMAC). The sensors' wi...
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1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1WVAE0702T
Good day gents. I am in need of torque specs for the cylinder head and torque sequence as well.i have a 1996 vw winnebago w/2.5l 5 cyl. Gasoline engine. It has a burnt piston. I am refreshing a salvage yard engine to replace the bad one and decided to replace ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Air Bags VIN: 3VWRF29M2Y
I am working on my sons 2000 Jetta TDI Sedan with a 4 speed automatic. He drove over a curb with the left front wheel. I have replaced all of the damaged suspension parts, wheel, etc. 1) The steering wheel airbag and the right front airbag in the dash both d...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L drivylity VIN: 3VWPE69M13
WE found a few codes relater with accelerator position sensor. Found ecm burn. customer brough a used ecm cranks but won't start inmobilizer light blinks. Have aftermarket key programmer to get a pin but not luky. Any one can tell me what to do it. Here that I...
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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHD71K88
I have this gti that has excessive vacuum in the engine,if you pull off the oil cap it wants to suck the cap back down and when you remove the cap the vehicle will shut off.I have replaced the pcv valve assembly(dealer part) with no difference.I was wondering ... Trouble codes: P2279, P2015
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Oil leak VIN: YV1LS5642W
Tennessee car arrived with reports of no engine oil. Since 2+ quarts low won't show on dipstick, added 2.5 qts + 2 qts coolant, took for a four mile drive and oil lost a quart and coolant res was empty again. Found some oil drip from left/rear of engine and a ...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L pre charge pump check valve VIN: SALMF11414
Thanks to Norman from Great Britain for his offer to help. He said they can sometimes get parts over there that are not available to us over here. This pump was used in early few years of this decade by BMW on their X5's and Z3's. They call it a DSC compressor...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Radiator Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWSG71KX5
Thank you all for your help.I replaced the both fans and everything works just fine.Thanks again Dave.
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Awd VIN: YV1CZ59H54
Ok I got my car fixed thanks to all who replied. I replaced the coupler which was pretty easy. I cut two slots in it and used a Toyota puller to get it off. I think I may need the angle gear in the future because of the wear on the splines but for now it is op...
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