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2009 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAPK53589
Help BMW Techs! This 328xi had a leak at the rear of the trans pan- we serviced it , using a factory gasket. Now three weeks later it is still leaking right at the rear of the pan- NOT the fill plug or electrical plug- we have confirmed they both are dry. Has ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L trunk actuator VIN: SAJEA51D33
Hi Group, Trunk actuator is inoperative.I can monitor switches with Autologic,but actuator will not open trunk.Switches work and I get feedback from actuator. Does anyone know of a simpler way to open trunk without breaking tailamp to access inside handle? ...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 280S 2.8L No Start, no spark
We have no spark. Have checked voltages to coil and it is 6 volts while cranking. I checked ground at the switch gear and with key off I have grounds on the harness side of the switchgear at 3 of the 4 points. I have no ground at TD, which I believe goes to fu...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Starter lock out contact VIN: WDBLK70G82
This Benz was towed into the shop for no crank, no start condition. No communication at 16 pin DLC key on. Looked and found ATF in trans controller and while unplugged the vehicle started. Thought the controller was at fault taking down the CAN (no fluid insid...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L calibration VIN: WP0CA2998X
Hey fellow techs,looking for some help here.We took in a Porsche for a good customer and replaced the leaking cylinders,the actuator,potentiometer,and the drive motor,We find nothing in service info on timing the motor,actuator or potentiometer. We can get the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Red Brake Warning Lamp VIN: 3VWDD21C31
Red brake warning lamp on solid, chimes once on start up, beeps consistently while driving, I had the console and dash out on a previous blend door repair, 2wks after the repair is when this current problem started, I have tested and proved out the fluid level...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Ignition VIN: 3VWSB69M82
Vehicle came in with complaint that it would not turn off with ignition key, had to pull ECM relay to stall tested circuits at relay found constant power at terminals 86&30 red/gray wires and power at #87 black & violet when running these circuits stay hot whe...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D0Y
Vehicle was towed in for a no start. Customer says if the battery is disconnected and reconnected the vehicle will start. Right off I noticed no CEL. Attempted to scan with VIDA. No communication with ECM. Attempted with pocket scanner. No communication with E...
2008 Volvo S80 T6 3.0L Unknown VIN: YV1AH99228
Help Volvo techs! We have this S80 3.0 that has an oil leak at the seal adjacent to the a/c compressor- there is a housing on the front of the engine that drives the alternator and a/c compressor- that seal where the shaft protrudes to drive the compressor is ...

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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Engine VIN: WAUDF78E47
thanks for all the replies, what we actually found was the gear on the intake camshaft was cracked and slipped, causing the intake cam to be 180 out of time. Not being very familiar with this motor, we obviously missed that the cams were not in time. Being t...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L abs warning and not working VIN: WBAGL42000
Thanks all, the fix was the abs module, once all errors were cleared, every thing was back to normal.Handbrake module errors as well.
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L camshaft, excentric shaft VIN: WBAHN83596
Ok. this one is fixed. there are two rockers in the camshaft assembly. One from the tappet to the valve and another from the cam to the eccentric shaft. when you have the assembly out of the head and the cam moves the no. 5 cylinder cam-eccentric shaft rockers...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Battery VIN: WVWMA63BXX
After seeing what you guys had to offer we went through and re-checked, unfortunately everything was testing fine. The only thing we did find was the BUS was in emergency mode. After having a little time checking out this vehicle and testing the common problem...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H14
Thanks for all the replies. I put a new speed sensor in, and the MIL light would come on less frequently, but it still came on with the same DTC. More often than not, the light would go off after reaching about 30mph, and come back on when slowing down below 3... Trouble codes: 5200 (RPM sensor).
2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Tpms VIN: YV4SZ59217
My apologies for a tardy response,out of town and under the weather. Due to time restraints and lack of tooling, we didn't correct the issue. The nice customer will likely return eventually. Therefore,I can only summarize the replies for now. Michael from Ut...
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