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2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Transfer case VIN: WBAPK5C56B
4WD, ABS, DSC lights illuminated. Transfer case replaced but original servo motor reinstalled. Motor gear appears fine and does not spin freely. Looking for info/tests to narrow down to software or hardware issue. Thanks!!
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L compressor VIN: 1FAFP40411
It has been a while. At age 66 I have begun "easing out", the work just is not as easy physically as when I was a younger man. That said this car belongs to the brother of my daughter-in-law. In the interest of further full disclosure is it a rebuilt insur...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L Cam Timing VIN: WDCGG8HB2A
This GLK came in with codes 1208 and 1200 inlet and outlet camshafts bank 1 position implausible in relation to crankshaft position. The car idles very smoothly but is a bit low on power. This is not our first rodeo with these motors but this one has me...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWSK29M93
Nice old guy is selling his Jetta because he cant drive anymore. So, I am doing a safety and correcting a couple of problems he has been tolerating for several years. First problem, is the RR door lock will unlock but not lock via any means. I found the ...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L cooling system VIN: 3VWJZ71K79
Customer complaint that the car was running hot sometimes normally needle sits at 190 but at time it would climb to 245. We ran car notice that the lower hose was cool and no heat coming out of the vents, replaced the thermostat vacume bled the cooling ...

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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L hydraulic pump VIN: WBANE73566
The code, and the TSB were somewhat misleading. The fault was a leaking slave cylinder. When the car was started, the SMG pushed the clutch, and the slave cylinder leaked fast enough that the pump could not keep full pressure. It then set a pump pressure fa...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F0Y
This was my own personal truck or I would?ve never attempted to repair this vehicle myself, after replacing the valve cover gasket?s with wiring and replacing the pigtails and replacing the computer for the engine under the left fender and replacIng The cam ... Trouble codes: P1316 (Injector module), P1249 (Waste gate), P0472 (Ex. [...] pressure sensor).
2007 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Supercharger VIN: 1ZVFT82H97
Hey guys. I replaced the circulation pump with a Motocraft unit, bled the system and then proceeded to drive it like I stole it. Temp stayed low and customer was satisfied. Thank you for all your contributions. Tony
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