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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Brake Pedal VIN: 5UXFB53514
Im stuck on this one - customer came in with a low brake pedal. Drops half way. Pinched off all 4 brake hoses-still low. Replaced abs unit - still same issue . So now i figuring its the master cyl, replaced with new one - still same low pedal. Blocked off all ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Engine VIN: WDBUF56J56
Car had code 12 (11 or 13 as well). Resolved codes with new cam magnets and checked for balance shaft wear via looking through cam sensor holes at 305 Deg crank alignmnet. Noted that crank can move 5 deg in each direction before cams move. Alignment of circle ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L clutch VIN: WVWGK73C46
good day all... customer states she pushed in the clutch and the pedal stayed on the floor.. can not see any fluid at the back of master.. after some bleeding some air was expelled.. still very little pedal.. what pedal is there seems very hard to push.. i thi...

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1991 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBB32G3M
Thanks for the replies. car for a couple weeks. Never acted back up. Did find some helpful information from identifix on wiring. Customer decided to place car in his storage unit for the winter. I'm sure it will be back next spring..to be continued.
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L calipers VIN: WBAEG2314M
I replaced the master cylinder, drove several times and everything is fine. Customer has had car back for about a week with no complaints. Other suggestions were brake hoses and improper pushrod adjustment. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALTY1242Y
Thanks to those that replied. Almost all said it would be a bad coil pack causing no spark. I tend to agree, but wanted to check since it was so difficult to replace. However, due to the cost the owner is going to try it himself. I saw the info about bendi... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P1590 (ABS Problem).
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 5.0L Door Locks VIN: SALSK2D48B
Well, this one is fixed. I problem was in the latch assembly. When the new latch arrived I compared the two to see if I could tell if something was wrong, like a cable stretched or something. It had to be internal in the latch. Now the door opens on one pull w...
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Turbo Aux Cooling Pump VIN: WMWMF73549
No it's not fixed. Replaced lower hose with napa hose. When I puled his off, with his repair, he didn't even use a standard hose connector when spiced a hole. Found a piece of pvc pipe shoved in the lower hose that by my judgement restricted flow by 50%. Thoug...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCD21Y54
Group, I feel like a dummy. I missed the easiest check. Thanks to you who replied to check the brake booster hose. It had indeed cracked and had slid off the booster nipple. Cut it back and reinstalled and she is idling smooth with no check engine lights or mi...
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Rear Engine Ancillary Drive VIN: YV4CN98227
Great replies from everyone. Most wrote that the symptoms I posted didn't point towards a bad R.E.A.D. (Rear Engine Anc. Drive) bearing. They said the bearing noise would be a constant growl which I also surmised but wanted to post because I am unfamiliar with...
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