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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L oxygen sensors VIN: WBAHE2322S
this vehicle came in to us with broken oxygen sensor wires from the vehicle harness because someone worked on it and forgot to place the wires away from the drive shaft therefore both wires leading to the oxygen sensor broke and the connectors also got lost. n...
2008 BMW 128i 3.0L topcustomer pulled VIN: WBAUL73558
I have moved the top back into open position, deck lid is not locking. How do I initialize the top? or do I need to reset the latches first? No codes using icom unable to find reset in service functions. I thought that holding the open button and turning on th...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Fuel delivery VIN: SAJEA01T63
The car has no fuel to rail. We have tested the fuel pump by removing and supplying power and ground, and we know that it is not working. We have a new pump module, though have not installed it because we are getting around 10.5V to the pump at all times, whet...
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Air Springs VIN: SAJWA73B74
Hello Group, This car came in for coolant leak that was taken care of by replacing the intercooler hoses. We had the car raised up in the front for several hours. Now when lowered the front air springs are empty and will not fill up. The "Air Suspension Fault...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L trunk VIN: WDBCA44D1F
Hi all I have this 1985 SEC that the trunk will open about 1 inch and that's it the lock will lock and if I unlock it it will only open the 1 inch.I took out the back seats and there is a solid wall there. On some models I understand there is a cable for manu...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDDDJ75X36
There is a noise coming from the front of the engine that is engine speed dependent. Removing the belt changes nothing. The noise is best described as a whine, not a knock or tick. The noise is not heard from a removed oil filler cap. If it turned out to be hy...
2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L No Start VIN: WP0CA29924
Recieved car from another shop. Car has been sitting for 6-12 months. Other shop installed new battery. Car will not crank(no noise or anything). Cluster and high beam indicator stays illuminated all the time battery is connected. Scanned all systems and have ...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WVWVD63B24
Dealer brings car to me because "You all can fix anything" I said sure I will look at it and it won't be cheap. He wants it repaired to sell it. So Heres what we pinned down, Cylinder compression is good Leakdown is 95% or better Sealing. SO no mechanical ti... Trouble codes: P0300

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2004 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA93544
Thanks for the replies. I have done many tests and narrowed the issue down to worn valvetronic parts on cyl. bank 1. I have the parts and will be installing them soon but have run out of time to respond here. I'll certainly update once the car is fixed as the ... Trouble codes: 274E, 2742 (Misfire detection cylinder 1), 2744 (Misfire detection cylinder 4), 2746 (Misfire detection cylinder 6), 2748 (Misfire detection cylinder 7).
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L lack of power VIN: WBAVD13546
thanks for all your help, the customer decided to hold off on any further testing for now.
1966 Jaguar XKE 4.2L Charging
Thanks for all the help, suggestions, and encouragement. A new alternator and (another) voltage regulator fixed it. Something inside the alternator failed causing too much field current which was frying the voltage regulators. In 30 some years, I've never ...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Timing VIN: SALAD25475
Well i am closing this help request with a fix sort of. Thank you to everyone that responded to my help. I found a shop that loaned me the tools before i installed the heads i turned the crankshaft and inserted the tool thru the crank shaft sensor hole only ...
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWML33549
unfortunately the customer never returned or called if car is still acting up. thanks to everyone who replied sorry i couldnt get a fix for you. Trouble codes: 2ACB, 2A8B, 2F8E, 2A74.
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