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Old 07-26-2009, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i need help please..i needed a new tranny in car so i disconnected battery to fix car ,after new tranny was put in and everything was hooked up , i connected the battery and tryied to start it and it wont start.i think it could be the alarm stopping it how do i reset it or fix this problem ..thank you for your time .....

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Have you remembered to plug the crankshaft sensor back on the side if the gearbox bell housing ? do you have a spark ?
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Have you remembered to plug the crankshaft sensor back on the side if the gearbox bell housing ? do you have a spark ?
thanks for feed back ... it was the moduall went out ,thats why it wouldnt start had to take it to tha dealer to fix...cost 850 dollas im good now,but i have a squik sounds like tha struts or shocks hella annoying ,,,? is that what it is ...only makes noise when driveing???
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my car is makeing a sqeeking is that the struts or shocks ? has this happen to anyone what do i do ?
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my car is makeing a sqeeking is that the struts or shocks ? has this happen to anyone what do i do ?
Try rocking the car from the outside using your body weight. See if you can isolate the noise to a specific corner of the car. At least then you can work to find the source of the noise without being distracted by driving.
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Try rocking the car from the outside using your body weight. See if you can isolate the noise to a specific corner of the car. At least then you can work to find the source of the noise without being distracted by driving.

any kind of movement makes it squeak. the squeak is loud and its coming from the back.
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Ive have that on mine at the moment, it will be a joint dried out basicallly, it will need replacing at some point, I would also jack the rear end up and check your springs are ok, they are known to break on the E38.
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