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1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L engine/transmisison VIN: WBAGJ0338X
thanks for taking time to check this one out. car came in with a complaint of a delayed shift. upon inspection, we found very dark/dirty transmission fluid and recommended a transmission fluid service with filter kit. After the service, we test drove vehicle a...
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93404
Hello all! This vehicle first came to me in August for CEL diagnosis, when I found both lean faults and low fuel lean fault. Since the fuel level was in reserve with an estimated 30 miles of range, I cleared the faults, reset the adaptations, and advised the c... Trouble codes: P0171 (2882 Mixture prep Bank 1), P0174 (2883 Mixture prep Bank 2)
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2744V
This car intermittently drops 4 cylinders simultaneously. It will do this just idling in park. Two inboard cylinders on one bank and outboard cylinders on opposite bank. The codes descriptions are coil related and the relevant coils share an igniter module. Sw... Trouble codes: P0352, P0353, P0355, P0358, P1367, P1368
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22235
Good Morning, We have the Freelander that has an idle surge all the time. Cleared the codes, inspected the throttle body, it is very clean, smoke tested the intake with no leaks found. The update connector has been installed at the throttle body. It does hav... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle speed stepper control), P1475, P0174
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Electronic VIN: SALME114X5
Hi every body.I have this range rover at my shop with transmission in limbo mode ,before i clean transfer case motor brushes ,i had deferent cods like ox5221,0x5223 but after fix the transfer case motor i have totally referent cods and they are not erasable dt...
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2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Belt VIN: WD3PE8CC7B
How to remove Fan To crankshaft belt, don't have any info on this vehicle.
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2007 Porsche Cayman 2.7L Residual oil in exha VIN: WP0CA29807
Hello, we have a 07 porsche boxster, the oil separator diaphragm broke as many do causing oil contamination in exhaust system. My question is if anyone knows the best way or the fastest way to clear all the residual oil from the exhaust/ muffler other than run...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L water pump VIN: YS3EF48Z4Y
Replacing timing belt, water pump, related components. Water pump seems seized in place, are there any special tricks or tools to assist removing water pump from engine?
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Trans. VIN: WVWEE83A7V
I Bought This Car Cheap For My Kid To Run. Car Is In Great Shape But I Was Told The Tranny Was Bad. Figured I'd Just Throw A Used Trans. In It And Be Done. Well, Couldn't Get The Engine Started Either So Bit The Bullet And Bought An Engine And Trans. Engine Ru...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L vacuum leak VIN: WBSBF9328S
Reinstalled the old intake. Rechecked for leaks, none found. Retested the vehicle and it passed Ca. smog check. Thanks for all the replies.
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2006 BMW 760Li 6.0L Restraint system VIN: WBAHN03556
Steven and Andy got it! Thank you for your help this is something that I feel like I should have known. We have a dealer level scan tool so we were able to fix it in house. Car is repaired and down the road! Thank you again!
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2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WBANV13518
Nobody answered question about standard fuse protection CAS fault, which was only question in post. Replaced crank sensor, which we believed was bad prior to post but didn't want to install if we had an ECU power problem. Vehicle is fixed Trouble codes: P1727 (51A6 Trans. Engine Signal), P0335 (2A94 Engine/DME Crankshaft Sensor Signal).
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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L oil leak VIN: YS3EH49G63
Thanks for all the suggestions. We installed a National crankshaft repair sleeve, which slowed the leak down in the front crank area - have oil leaks in a couple of places now at head gasket area, 1 in front, & the prior one at right rear corner. We checked ...
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2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G17
Before this help request was opened we decided that we would replace the purge valve if we didn't come up with anything else. Everyone that responded agreed. We took one last look at the evap test in the TechII and why it wouldn’t run. It occurred to us tha... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large evap leak).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L left front VIN: WVWPD63B8X
This roach is as fixed as it is going to get. It was wet under the carpet. The 5 wire splice on the red & white wire in the harness was corroded & repaired. This got the windows working again. There was no water in the convenience module box or the module it...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C9Y
Thanks to Don from Oklahoma and Dan from Quebec, both said injectors. In fact, Don's reply was one word "injectors". He must have seen this before. On a "hail Mary" i borrowed a set of injectors from a friend and BINGO!!! Problem totally gone, car runs perf...
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