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2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E43
the motor was sent over to a machine shop where it was built from the bottom up,thats what we were told.anyway I need some help on this one.car has been with us for a month already,the problem is that after 3 or 4 minutes of driving the oil warning lamp comes ...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Transmission VIN: WBABN53492
I am working on my brother-in-laws 2002 BMW 330ci. After long drive time it sets a code 60 for transmission selector lever position,and will sometimes set car in limp home mode. I am wondering if this is an internal transmission part, in the center console, or...
2003 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L transmission VIN: 5UXFB93503
Originally came to us last spring with a blown transfer case front output hub and shaft. Installed used transfer case and a new modified 1" longer front driveshaft to prevent the same from happening again. Also had a problem with stiff shifter operation into a...
2006 BMW 750i 4.8L Hesitation VIN: WBAHL83546
This low mileage 750i idled poorly cold, the drivability was OK, and the idle hot is perfect. The software is the latest and the adaptations are reasonable. The minimum lift was changed from 0.3 mm to 0.8 mm and the car sat overnight. In the morning the engine...
2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L A/C system VIN: 5UXFE83598
Customer states whining noise when engine at operating temperature mostly at idle or around 1000 rpm. Road test and verified noise. The noise is not very loud but noticeable. It sound like a bad belt pulley kind of chirping/whining noise. So I remove the alter...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBCA39D9G
Car was towed in with a no start condition. Spark plugs were fowled out and the intake was full of fuel. Found fuel distributor leaking and replaced, also replace fuel pressure regulator. Replaced spark plugs Also. Car will attempt to start but never does. You...
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG 6.3L Esp/Abs VIN: WDDEJ77X08
Replaced rear brakes and drove with no issues. Customer drove home with no issues but next morning when vehicle was started the dreaded ESP/ABS inop warning with ABS light came on. Customer returned vehicle for inspection. I found faults in the ESP for interna...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH33445
car sat for multiple years replaced both upstream and downstream o2 sensors and leak detection pump for faults still getting codes and intermittent short term fuel trims high. Trouble codes: P2096, P1475
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWML33559
Customer purchased this vehicle approx 1 year ago. It ran fine when cold but developed a miss as it warmed up. He returned the vehicle to the dealer for repair. They did tune up with no improvement. Compression test revealed 150 psi on 3 cyls and 140 on #3 cyl...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Exterior lights VIN: YV1LW61J8Y
This is my wife's new ride. Her complaint is that the exterior lights will sometimes stay on after she shuts the key off, Sometimes it is head, parking and tail lights, sometimes just the lights on one side of the car, etc. Of course I have never been able to ...
2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L vvt cam actuator VIN: YV1VW27544
found vvt actuator spraying oil from plug. was hoping someone could tell me if this has keyway or just tapered shaft on exhaust cam actuator... changes amount of labor tremendously in my book. mitchel is vague (pull back plugs and install tools ###) if it has ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWV53518
thanks for help. I guess not whole a lot people been running into issue that I have with this car.well we try to clean the bank 2 port for the secoandary air system in the head but had no luck.i guess head need to come off Trouble codes: 2A00, 2A87.
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L oil pressure VIN: SALTY15432
We replaced the timing cover/ oil pump. I dissembled the pump expecting to find cracked gears or worn cover, remove pressure valves all looked o.k. Replaced cover with part from world pac and all is well. It's still a mystery to me but it's fixed.Thanks again ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ75J61
I will say this vehicle is fixed, as since clearing the DTCs there has been no recurrence, just like the other 5 or 6 vehicles this same scenario has occurred on. The car has since passed an emissions test, and the owner is convinced it is running like never b... Trouble codes: P0134 (MB Code P200F-004 Right O2 sensor before TWC open circuit), P0154 (MB Code P2082-004 Left O2 sensor before TWC open circuit).
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L crank sensor VIN: 4JGBB86E66
The cam sensor corrected the crank sensor code. Thanks for taking the time to read and reply to my post. Seth Trouble codes: P0335.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L readiness VIN: 3VWFA71K39
Hello Everyone. Many thanks for the good advise. After pursuing all the leads Mathew [...] was on point by asking if the vehicle was modified. I called and asked the customer to learn that it was modified and called the shop where it was performed who told ...
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L cooling fan VIN: YV1RS59246
There are 2 different fans for the S60/V70 design. The fan in the car was a 3 wire design. The harness in the car is a 3 wire design. Car needs a 4 wire HD cooling fan. Turbo cars use the fan with the module and motor all in one. Non turbo uses fan with motor ...
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