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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Right Turn signal VIN: WBADT63442
Vehicle came in with the right turn signal staying on when key is turned to position 1 or/and 2 position. disconnected the turn signal switch socket and still flashes on the right side. Installed the new switch and stopped for five seconds and went back to fla...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Abs/Dsc VIN: 5UXFA53592
I am getting an intermittent DSC/ ABS / Brake light (RED) . When I try to watch the wheel sensors with my launch the readings all seem extremely high at all 4 wheels. At 30 MPH my readings are about 340 kph (around top speed of the speedometer) and then I lose...
2005 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBXPA73465
I have this vehicle that "feels" like it is misfiring under a load and only under a load at any speed. It will set zero codes. I just fixed a lean code on this car due to a faulty MAF. Performed a hard battery reset. Reset transmission adaptions. Ohm all fuel ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L air suspension VIN: SALTY1248X
I have read a couple references to repairing air lines, or adding a fill valve to the rear suspension. My customer would like me to install a fill valve, but the air shock line kit I got is about 1/16". The factory lines appear substantially larger. What is ty...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY1246Y
I'm getting a surprising amount of disagreement from my shop owner on this one - This car has clearly been neglected, I've replaced some of the obvious, egregious cooling system faults (radiator, questionable thermostat, water pump). It has stopped overheating...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAE25485
We have this lr3 and it will set a 171 and 174 at idle without even driving. This was noticed after the park brake module was replaced so we smoke tested all the evap lines and intake and found nothing for vac. leaks. checked and cleaned the maf. Thing is it w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L low fuel pressure from fuel distributor VIN: WDBEA30D9J
Vehicle ran out of gas and pulled air in the system and would not restart --(After putting gas in) tried to bleed the air out of the system with some success. fuel pressure going into the dist. is 80 / 85 PSI, coming out to injectors is only approx 20 PSI. Rep...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L engine chain timing VIN: WDD2110561
First,thanks for reading this help request. Car came in workshop with severe overheating and coolant loss.We diagnosed bad cyl head gaskets on both cyl banks.First time to do this kind a job on 350 gasoline engine so we went extremely careful speccialy because...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L intermitten no start VIN: WMWRE33483
i cant duplicate the owners no start but when owner gets the car with in a week inter mitten no crank no start
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Power Loss complaint VIN: WP1AB29P94
Hello Porsche Techs, Due to the code which isn't real specific, we are thinking either the Vanos is defective or camshaft timing is off? Has anyone run into the code (P0018) before?...if so what was the fix? Thank You in advance... Trouble codes: P0018 (Inlet Camshaft Position correlation in relation to Crankshaft Bank 2)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWGF21JXY
It will not suck any fuel now on the intake side of the pump I checked for flow from the tank all the way through the filter.It seems the pump is bad but I don't want to make a mistake on this Thanks Gus
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L fuel filler VIN: 3VWCC21C5Y
so I replaced charcoal canister and the valve that slides into the side of the filler neck and the car will still not fill steady. I blew air through both lines coming off the bottom of the filler neck and they were clear. there are 2 more check valves of some...

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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Ride Hight VIN: 5UXFA53593
Ok, thanks alot on the replies, First the compressor was burnt up , so I wanted to see if the problem was with the air bags on the struts because of the age of the car. I made a very simple air chuck setup that allowed me to put shop air to the whole system an...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Wheel Speed Sensor/ Reluctor VIN: WDBUF65J43
Thank you everyone that replied. Most replies were right on the money. The reluctor is built into the seal. You could lay two seals in front of me, one with a reluctor and one without and I would not be able to tell the difference. I installed the seal too dee...
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L rear turn signal VIN: YS3FB49Y18
Unfortunately we have to close this one without a fix. With limited information and access, we had to return the vehicle to the customer. Thank you to all who replied
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M91
Unfortunately, This one is not fixed. We tried recoding the module and the coding would not take. We even had a mobile module coding service come out and try. We were both surprised that it would not work, as we both had done this on mk3 jettas successfully...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L leakage VIN: WVWUK63B73
We pulled the transaxle out again, sent the torque converter out for pressure testing. It had no leaks. I had a transmission shop take a look at this trans. They took the front pump apart, checked the TC bushing-it was fine, and replaced the pump o ring-it ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B33
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