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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAGN63404
Hello Group, This problem child 745 has been plaguing us for a while. Came to us for severe smoking out the tailpipe- the smoke would billow. We found engine oil pooled in the intake and breather hoses and valve covers. Crankcase vacuum was excessive and the ...
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Mechanical
hi guys: I need help. I put a head gasket because it was leaking oil from the front right of the head. the engine was running fine before the rapair. i set the timing with all the proper tools and follow the secuence with the book. I have done this heads sever...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Coolant in oil VIN: WDBRF81J35
Hi Guys, I have this Mercedes 2.6L in here. I never worked on this motor before. The preoblem is coolant getting in the oil and setting the "oil overfill warning". I see in the archives that Mercedes had problems with the transcooler leaking fluid in to the c...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Power Brake Booster VIN: 3VWSE69M03
Hi there, According to the driver this vehicle developed a leak at the booster inside the car after a set of calipers were replaced under warranty. We replaced the original booster due to intermittent brake operation and loud hissing four (4) times. Pedal see...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L electric VIN: WVGBC67L54
Hi every one i need some help w/this vw , this vehicle come to me from other shop, customers conser engine start and dies out after few seconds and customer states that the vehicle was park for about 3 months during the winter,so i scanned all module for codes...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRF71K45
Hello all I am not a VW Tech and I am trying to remove the transmission I have removed all the bolts and it still seems stuck. I have checked alldata and it does not show anything I need. I noticed some of those special star bolts but did not notice anything i...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Immobilizer VIN: YV1TS90D0X
Vehicle was towed in with "no crank no start condition" service srs warning in message center. Accessed dtc's, srs sytem dtc: e003,"control unit program faulty central electronics: cem-6c48 "wrong or no signal, wrong code" also dtc 720a "ecu to immobilizer fau...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L no power VIN: YV1LZ56D0Y
car slowly lost horse power during interstate travel. would barley accel eventially would only reach aboout 30 mph thought it acted like stopped up exhaust cut exhaust loose in fron of converter no change. after car cools off it will run normal for a 2 miles a...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Heater Core VIN: YV1SZ58D81
I am trying to replace the o-rings where the pipes enter the heater core. For the life of me, I cant get the retainer clips to go back in, It's as though the o-rings I purchased from Volvo are to thick. Is there a trick to this? The old ones came out pretty ha...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUGL68E15
Just received word from the trans shop that car is all better. Apparantly a roll pin (as one of you had stated)breaks and causes it to be stuck in gear. It was between 3rd and 4th slider. Thanks again for all the info. Bob
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Battery light VIN: 5UXFB33553
There is a fault code in air suspension which is CAN BUS and i cant clear it. Looks like the engine had work done on it. There was bolt missing for valve cover and leaked oil in the coils. We think that in previous repair, technician didnt tight the ground wir...
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2004 BMW 760Li 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAGN83444
Thanks everyone for the positive input. The problem was as pointed the High Pressure Fuel Pump on the passenger side. Gas was coming out from the evap hose. All good now. WE checked the fuel filters as wel and both were clugged. Thank you again.
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Coolant Temp. VIN: SAJDA24C11
Thanks for all your help, folks. a couple of you advised checking the heater control vave for proper function. We did this. Some of you questioned the coolant temp sensor and the dash gauge. In my original post, I noted that we had cross-checked the temper...
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1140601211
After I posted this request I decided to bypass the dwell module by running the points straight to the coil and it runs all day long. So now I gotta find a module, SUPER THANKS to all John
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Limp Mode VIN: WDBLJ70G8X
ok .. I have found the correct information . Richard from japan hit the nail right on the head. Most v8's and v12's from 1996 thru 2002 use same trans.So there is a difference in gears with the W5A330 (4 AND 6 CYLINDERS USE ) AND THE W5A580 (8 AND 12 CYLINDERS...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L alarm control module VIN: WDBLK65G8Y
thank you for the info it was in the trunk to the right of the battery...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBLK65G8Y
thank you all for the usefull info this car had two problems first was at some point in time someone had pulled the drivers door panel off and didnt put the little trime peice that goes around the door latch area so the door ajar switch was never closing,and t...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M23
This vehicle is repaired. Thanks you all who took time to help. Most of you were dead on with regards to coil pack. I replaced coil pack & Ignition Wires with dealer parts. Then I held car for a day while test driving it locally. All is well. While test drivin... Trouble codes: P0300 (VAG -16684 Random/Multiple Misfire), P0304 (VAG - 16688 Cylinder Misfire Cylinder 4), P0420 (VAG - 16804 Catalyst Threshold Below Efficiency Bank 1).
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L Incorrect purge flow VIN: 3VWPF71K16
Thanks for all the replies. Overwhelming response for changing the purge valve. Replaced valve and code has not come back. You have to love intermittently working electrical components. Thanks again for the help.
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