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2009 BMW 335i xDrive 3.0L head gasket VIN: WBAPL33579
need removal procedure and any special tools needed
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Belt Noise VIN: WMWRC33465
Was thinking of fan loading charging system only when fans kick on does belt slip on alt. Not letting it charge tested with other fans noise still there at fan engagement. Need ideas, or any info. Thanks to all
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2012 Other European California 4.3L lift points VIN: ZFF65LHA0C
How do you lift a 2012 Ferrari California? A customer wants an upgraded exhaust system installed, and we have not found any lift points under the car to position two post lift arms. There is only unclear information in owner's manual. (Note: some of the car in...
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1988 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.0L lh r brake locks VIN: YS3CT55L0J
This one is a stinker. Under heavy braking on gravel the abs activates but the LH R wheel locks. I think that the rear outlet valve is not opening but I can't prove it. ABS light works, goes off when pump stops, comes back on after approx 7 pumps of pedal. ...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Shifting VIN: YS3ED59ZX3
Customer had vehicle towed in for overheat condition stating vehicle died while driving and then would crank and not start we sold customer used engine and turbo installed and on road test vehicle drove find then quite shifting all together. toed vehicle back ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Trans in limp mode VIN: WVWRH63B63
Hi guys I have a VW giving me some troubles here. This car came in a month ago with code P0600 in the pcm found water in the tcm and fixed water leak and gave car back to customer. Now the car came back with code P0600 data bus drive missing back in the PCM an... Trouble codes: P0600 (Data bus drive missing), 00532 (Air bag module supply voltage low), 01299 (Air bag diagnostic interface for data busJ533)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Headlights VIN: 3VWSE69M13
The vehicle arrived with no headlights, either with or without the ignition switch being turned on. I have very little experience with this make of vehicle. I am familiar with headlight systems that only work when the ingition is on, which raises the question ...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD31C64
This car came in with misfire codes (p0300, p0303, p0301), codes p1143,p1297, p1166. We replace the pvc valve, pvc suction pump, mass air flow sensor, clean the throttle body, and relearn the throttle. After driving it, code p1143 is pending, the rest of the c... Trouble codes: P1143, 17551 (Load detection value above upper limit)
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1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LS56DXX
hello all techs we have a problem with this car we cannot solve any help please, we are a volvo specialty shop and have solved many a tough problem but this one we are at the end.this problem started about 6-8 weeks ago you would drive car hot or cold stop go ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Unknown VIN: WAULC68E43
Thanks everyone I did replace the diverter valve and the noise ceased, the only time I heard it after was under a hard acceleration stomp, not when i just rev it, I think with the original audi filter you wouldnt hear it at all but this made the difference
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L Stall VIN: TRUUF28NX4
i was able to get to the fuel pump hatch behind the passanger seat. they dont give you much room and the panel hold down clips hold so well that most of them broke taking the trim panel off . i havent heard from the customer if there have been anymore stall is...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADP6340X
Thanks to all that responded. Replaced the ignition switch this morning and the radio works when in gear.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBRN40J13
most all recomended a motorvac or carbon clean ,, ,,, engine crank case is clean , i did try a carbon clean just to see if any difference ,, as Mark mentioned the head and guides are weak links ,, i will price a head and see if the customer wants ... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L driveshaft coupler VIN: WP0AA0922H
ITS MY MIDDLE SONS FIRST CAR N M HAVIN A LOT OF FUN DOIN IT BUT I HAVE A SQUARE DRIVE SHAFT RETAINER MISSIN ALL OF THE SUDDEN N THE BACK ONE MUST B DIFFERENT N WILL HAVE TO HUNT ONE DOWN.THIS CAR IS SO DIFFERENT THAT I HAVE TO THINK THIS ONE OUT AS I REINSTALL...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L torque convertor lock up solenoid VIN: YS3EH59G12
A new TCM did fix it, the previous transmission burnt out the driver for the tcc soleniod, Thank for all the help.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L AC Compressor VIN: 3VWTD81H0X
This car had a combination of problems I had to work through to get it fixed. I re checked all my splices and traced out the wiring, all ok found 2 problems with the a/c thermal cut out switch, Old style (yellow 4 pin) now updated to 4 pin blue would intermitt...
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