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1995 BMW M3 3.0L vacuum leak VIN: WBSBF9328S
Found vacuum leak at rear and front of intake manifold. After removing manifold, I put a straight edge on the surface, it isn't flat...actually it got a bow (about 1 mm) to it. Gaskets were bad at both ends. No signs of overheating damage to manifold. My q...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Starter VIN: WBADD6323W
This BMW will not crank over. I put in a new battery since the old one was weak, still no crank. After much diagnosis I have found that the EWS data shows the starter disabled because of lever position, i.e. it thinks the car is in gear instead of park or neut...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Variant codes VIN: WBAEU33493
Is there a source for locating engine and body variant codes for European vehicles? Some scanners request a variant code (E54, E56, etc) to access data.
2005 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L underhoodusualy cold VIN: ZAMBC38A15
hoping to get possible pattern problem info .I did recommend he leave it over night so it can be located,he has already spent thousands else where and I told him I would at least research this. He will call latter if he decides to leave it, Any help appreciate...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L reverse 1-6 VIN: WVWAK73C76
shift indicator in dash all lights lit up . harsh reverse and harsh forward engagement , locked in limp-home 3rd gear. removed valvebody and harness ohmed out all solenoids and harness past test . replaced #9 solenoid to try. ohm harness to tcm ,past replaced ...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, lean VIN: 9BWDE61J86
This vehicle is a problem child! Misfires and runs lean only on cold starts for maybe 60 sec. Once secondary air pump turns off it will run perfect. I have changed every thing that was backed up by failed tests. The last thing was smoke testing for vacuum leak... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0171
2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L engine VIN: WVWJK73C09
car came in blown timing chain 3 qts low oil,swap out with low miles used engine runs great plenty power,icon on dash oil can dripping with 3 chimes(low oil pressure} swap out with used and new oil pressure switches same thing psi at idle 36 psi mitchell spec ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L ac VIN: YV1KS9605T
Vehicle came in for no a/c and then replaced hi pressure switch on condenser all appeared ok at time of releasing and came back next day with complaint of flashing a/c lamp and no heat. Pull codes and retrieve 111 and system working ok untill move left dial of...
2007 Volvo S60 R 2.5L overboost VIN: YV1RH52717
So this car comes to us in limp mode code 601c TCV boost control fault signal too high. When the code is cleared the car runs great until you step into it and then it will over boost to the tune of 20 psi or more backfire shuder and go back to limp mode, the w...

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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAZ33454
Thank you for the great replys,as you all said this is a very common problem and there are some helpful tips on goggle. Thanks again John
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L master cylinder? VIN: YS3FH41U86
The fix was a new (used) abs pump/actuator. The test Andrew & Justin told me about confirmed the ABS actuator was defective. Removing the rubber test plugs on top, installing 4mm pins, applying brake pedal pressure & watch pins for movement--should not be an...
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