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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WBAD6346XG
Car had multiple codes when towed in, transmission codes with the others listed. No movement very overheated trans. I repaired trans. replaced torque converter flushed lines. started in drive moved ahead 50 ft. went to limp mode, 4th gear, eng. lite on, abs on... Trouble codes: 130 (eng. code can signal asc), 217 (eng. code can egs signal), 160 (trans. code can abs/asc signal), 150 (trans. code can bus monitor), 156 (trans. code can time out), 47&51 (abs. codes inletoutlet valve left rear)
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Blower VIN: WBABS33401
Vehicle came in with complaint of erratic blower operation. I verified that it is. With the system on manual high blower I got the following values with the X431 scan tool: Blower Stage 8% PWM Blower Control Voltage 8.03V Blower Control 93% Auto Button Active ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ads VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Customer's concern was a bouncey ride. I replaced the rear acuumulator. Now the suspension is good (no bounce), but now I've evidently triggered a DTC. My Modis doesn't communicate with the ADS. I was hoping there was some way to retrieve & clear the DTC's wit...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows and top VIN: NONE AVAIL
customer stores vehicle, after replaceing discharged battery, car will start and run, but windows will not operate and convertable top will not close. (not operate).Is their a re-set procedure? Found out that porsche goofed, battery is in trunk. Trunk latch is...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Misfire VIN: YS3EF48E5X
this vehicle has an intermittant miss that i would normally associate with bad plug wires but it has a coil over plug system. the only test procedure for the coil pack i can find in our mitchell syatem is to check if they fire. i have checked the injectors wit...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Transmission into limp in mode VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
Hi Techs, This one is driving me crazy, this car came first to my shop about 2 months ago for a transmission going into limp in mode, so I went into diagnostic and found this trouble code 00297 for defective gearbox speed sensor (G38) and at the same time sin...

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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV124XT
Yes, IT IS TRANS code 23 causing 'false code' P1775 and the only way it showed is when I used PC based scanner (OBDII-ISO) No other scanners will touch it (Brick\NGS\Tech2 - Generic OBDII mode)??? - It never hit me to even search for TSB's in MOD, which I foun... Trouble codes: P1775 (Unknown - Check MFG Manuals).
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ace VIN: SALTY1246Y
Thanks to whom replied I appreciate the input. I believe this truck to be fixed. Found a aluminum cannister filter in the valve assembly that had been crushed somehow and was very restricted. After replacing the pressure line and the filter the system works ve...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOJB0922J
I have not been contacted back by this customer, A person that knows him told me that he just parked the car and stopped driving it. He also told me that the customer's timing belt light came on (I checked the timing and the belt tention on the car but did'nt ...
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