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2007 BMW M6 5.0L convertible VIN: WBSEK93567
Need some help from the Bavarian techs out there. This car came in 4 months ago with a inop conv. top and no windows working. I found that one of the front latches was not latched fully and manually latched it. Cycled the top several times and all was well. No...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L esp abs bas VIN: WDBJH65J91
Hello and thank you for taking time to read this post. Cust. vehicle came in with complaint of abs, bas and esp on message center. I proceeded to scan for codes and found steering angle sensor short. I proceeded to access the data and found no input or angle o...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWMF33547
Vehicle has several oil leak on this vehicle the obvious one is at the oil filter housing stand gasket. Vehicle has moisture at rear of cylinder head right below the intake above the water pump pipe. It look like a breather hose that goes from crankcase to int...
2007 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L tpms VIN: WP0AB29847
Car was in a slight fender bender since then the TPMS display reads system learning, I have scanned computer and no codes but did find 2 TPMS sensors were at zero battery life the left front and right rear the others were at 8 and 10 months, replaced both Sens...
2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3ED49G17
Can't see why these codes are setting, but my main concern is a message in the message center that reads,"Theft protection failure contact service". Only twice has the car cut out on hard acceleration but started easy. I don't have a Tech 2 or a Saab scan tool... Trouble codes: P1251 (Throttle body), P1261 (testing and results)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Coolant Fans VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
Hello vw gurus.this one is working my came in with complaint of low cranking and dead battery and fans on continuosly. Piece of cake right?-fans drainig the battery! ck thermal fan control switck ok, a/c swicth control ok, cant get any data for fans ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWRH63B03
Car came in with timing belt broken and bent valves. Got used engine with 91K pulled timing belt covers belt was Vw and looked new and water pump looked new. crank tdc and cam devises looked level and big holes were both on inside. Installed with new intakes s...
2008 Volkswagen Beetle SE 2.5L Whole Car VIN: 3VWRG31YX8
Help!!! this beetle came into us with an electrical bug. Customer complaint is complete power loss-no lights no guages no start etc after a drive to grocery store. She explains after sitting for 10-15 mins car magically has power again starts it up and drives ...

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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
I want to thank all the members who gave there advise on this issue I just fixed the car after the customer took the vehicle and returned it to us when the parts came in we replaced the drivers side convertor and reset the light and the customer has driven ove... Trouble codes: P0430.
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L steering VIN: SALJY1249V
thanks for all the help on this rover.we tightend the pre-load on the swivel pins,replaced steering damper with a old man emu heavy duty.death wobble seems to be scale does a good job setting the pre-load.thanks again.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L charging ports VIN: WDBSK75F36
Thanks for everyones time and responses. It turns out mercedez does offer the valve cores for the charging ports, but more expenseive than service port from napa. The Napa part numbers are 409575 and 409574, sorry i did not keep the boxes separtated to share ...
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