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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, nOISE VIN: WBAAM320XO
Hello all, Have a customer 323i that has a noise that sounds like it's coming through the inlet manifold when cold and also when hot if you turn the car off, it sounds like air flowing through some sort of valve, the noise sounds a bit like a clowns horn from ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBP21C13
just replaced engine . car sat for 9 months with no battery . engine cranks over but won't start. not getting fuel to filter . i don't have any information on this car. fuse to pump checks ok . i wonder if this car has a security system that has lost code for ...

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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6349Y
Thanks everyone for the input. Being a Smog Technician and replacing many new defective parts I knew that a new part could be defective. Anyways I did replace the sensor with one from BMW and the problem is ok now. I really didnt think the oil was the issue bu... Trouble codes: 18 (manufacture specific exhaust camshaft sensor), 1397 (Non manufacture exhaust camshaft sensor).
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L conv. top VIN: WDFA68F31F
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. I played around enough with live data to determine that the defective switch was at the hydraulic lock on top of the windshield, left side. Got a new one on its way. Top works now when I manipulate the switch.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA81H5V
Thank [...] everyone who replied. I Think stan hit this one. The spark plugs were burnt up after 40 miles of driving. Alot of replies said that I should be using NGK plugs. This vw called for a Bosch plug. The dealer only had one on the shelf, but I found the the...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L trans VIN: 3VWRF29MXY
Sorry for the long delay, I wanted to make sure this was a sure fix. We sent this to the transmission specialist who indeed faulted the unit. After a costly rebuild and almost 2000kms this is fixed. Once again thanks to all
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no speedo VIN: 3VWSB69M62
I thank all that replied, although almost all said that gear in trans breaks. Most also said can be changed in car but not a fun job to do. I guess I wasn't clear enough in my original post I had the sensor out of car and turning with drill. I finally got the ... Trouble codes: P0500.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRG71K55
Hello VW Techs After doing some testing we found that the fuel purge valve was getting a signal, but was not working, therefore we replaced the fuel purge valve and it worked fine. Thanks a lot for all the help Trouble codes: 17834 (PO1426 Evaporation purge valve open).
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