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1972 BMW Bavaria 3.0L hazard switch
Vehicle came in with no turn signal operation, found hazard switch wires (all 8) to be disconnected with no harness connector so wires are loose. Unable to locate a diagram that has a pic of the round switch, or identifies what color attaches to what number te...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.7L alternator VIN: WDBNF67J76
This car does not charge, It is a single wire system. I do not have power to circuit 61 at alternator with key on engine off. I can't find a digram on this. Can someone tell me if I should have power here with key on? Does anyone have a diagram for this? Than...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start VIN: WP0AB0910J
Hi Folks, this Carrera has no spark, no pulse to ign coil.I did get a signal to the injectors, however. I replaced the speed & reference sensors(they were falling apart). I have over 2.5v at the speed sensor, but only .2v from reference sensor. There is a thre...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L remote VIN: YS3EB49EX3
You have to be right next to the door on this car to unlock it with the remote. Both remotes work the same and replacing the batteries and synchronizing the keys does not make any difference. Has anyone repaired this? Thanks, Dave
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L Clutch/Trans VIN: 3VWSE69M15
Road tested vehicle and found during accel-coast-decel maneuver with the throttle, a grinding/gear noise (similar to a wheel bearing type noise) on decel with clutch pedal out (engaged) and trans in 2, 3, or 4th gear. Also if you hold your toe on the clutch ...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L 1-2, 3-4, reverse VIN: YV1CZ85225
This vehicle came to us from AAMCO. It will shift fine, then intermittently flare between shifts, or shift hard. It also slips in reverse when cold. When AAMCO first got car, they took it to the dealer and had the latest software flashed to the TCM. That did n...

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2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Abs Dsc VIN: WBAWL710X8
First of all thanks to all the help. well.., some are suggesting to replace the module (electrical part only), other suggest to replace entire unit with the hydraulic part. at the moment We only sent the electrical part for repair but we haven't gotten it back...
2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2L torque specs VIN: SALFP24N48
Thanks guys, we torqued to spec: spec: 45nm, 90 degree angle, another 90 degree angle. and the head bolts are not supposed to be reused. Cheers
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L head gasket
recess in the head measures .025 The victoria British gasket is similar to the victor head gaskets silver coated fiber with embossed steel rings around the bores. The fiber measures .o50 thick and the embossed rings measure .076 thick so you have .026 to sea...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Spark VIN: WVWBB81E5T
Thanks to all that replied to my question. The Coil was replaced, and the problem was solved... Spark returned and the vehicle starts and runs normally.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L No start VIN: WVGCM67L14
I went ahead and disconnected the battery cables touched them together. Car started after that. I gave the customer the option of replacing the column due to the stripped lock or just driving it. I let him know that the car is not fixed. Still waiting on a res...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Timing VIN: 3VWSG71KX5
Thanks everyone, first three answers were right, it was the N205 cam adjuster valve that was to blame. All codes gone now and runs perfect. My homemade cam locking tool was good afterall! Though it was a little more complicated then I had anticipated or anyon...
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