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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starter
Hi Guys! This Z3 came in on a hook for a no crank condition. Tested starter for operation,and amp draw and it works fine. Found no power from Ews module to starter so I replaced it. Sent to the dealer to code EWS to DME.After the customer picked up the car it ...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L driver side power seat VIN: WBADE5329W
on the 3 wire power seat moters we have power and ground, but what trigers the motor to operate 3rd wire we appled power and ground can not move motors ?
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L engine overheating VIN: WBADM6333X
Hi guys, new memeber here. I have a 99 BMW 528i that is overheating. Overheating while driving and parked. Retrived P0116 and P1161. Started by replacing the thermostat with aftermarket unit and bled cooling system. Road test vehicle, still over heating. Notic...
2004 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L No Start VIN: 4USBT33434
I was the chosen won who gets to replace this fuel pump and filter assembly in this BMW, I cant seem to release the fuel line from the filter assembly. its got a collar piece on the filter and iv pushed and pulled in several directions and Mitchel isn't much h...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Unknown VIN: WDBUF87XX8
Hi need some assistance, This car ran fine but had a leak at rear of head on driver side. Found v/c gasket and cam plugs leaking. Replaced v/c gasket (rtv) and plugs. Now the shitty part, started the car ran good for 5 seconds shut off tryed to restart could n...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L SRS Light on VIN: 3VWSF71K56
Hi guys and thank you for your help../. The problem i am having is a lack of info on this car. I have paid a the VW"erin" sight for factory info.. Very poor sight and unable to find any srs codes or diag info. I have 2 hard codes 1, 00588 Airbag Ign...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5547T
Vehicle came in for an intermittent rough running and stall during decel to a stop or idling. Connected scanner and monitored data while motor was at idle. All the PID data is normal when the car runs fine. When the vehicle starts to run rough and get ready ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on, High Idle VIN: YV1VS29521
Hi everyone. This S40 has an intermittent high idle. When driving the vehicle, all of a sudden the IAC duty cycle goes from 33% to almost 90%. I can put the transmission in Park and the IAC will cut down to 50% but when putting in drive again it rises back up ... Trouble codes: ECM76, P0700 (DTC stored in the TCM)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3344Y
Well here it is. I don't know how but it has jumped 1 tooth on the primary timing chain. I should have checked the timing when I did the vanos but I was lazy and since changing the vanos on the dual vanos doesn't affect timing I didn't. Next time I do a vanos ... Trouble codes: P1520, P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305.
2008 BMW M3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: WBSVA93508
Thanks for all the inputs. We found oil separator leaking oil into throttle body section, and also found throttle body actuator gear was worn out inside on bank 1. replaced all parts and so far so good. It's been about a week and drives perfect. Trouble codes: 2B15, 2B57, 2B5D.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L gauges / display VIN: WDBJF65H0X
I sent the cluster in to be repaired. They said they fixed a problem but no change when I installed it. I sent it back to have them double check the cluster. They said it tested ok. the customer did not want to spend any more money and traded the car.
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