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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33565
Need some good BMW techs. This car was towed in on monday. for a power down mode, only go 20 or so. It has codes for loss of comm. with throttle actuator and mass air. checked over all readings are good and cant find any wiring problems. And car has been drove...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJDA42C21
the customer drove this 2001 Jaguar XK8 to the shop because it was running rough. just as she got to the shop it stalled out and was only able to idle if the gas pedal was feathered. by the time i got it into the shop it would not start, just kept cranking.(ve...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Starting VIN: SALME11414
We got this 04 rover towed in ignition switch wouldn't turn. After looking it over and looking in Mitchell. we came to the conclusion that the steering look module won't let the key turn. after removing the key lock solenoid we can get it to start and run. als...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L amplifier VIN: YS3FB45S43
This saab 9-3 came in with a salvage yard amp installed under the drivers seat. the wiring had household wire nuts installed. I replaced the wiring connector with a useed pigtail we purchased from salvage unit.In replacing the connector the optical section of ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: WV2EE0708S
Identifix and iATN Knowledge base: No help except for notes about how system is powered up, by the TCM, above 20MPH... DETAILS: TCM pwrs up C/C fuse at 20mph; switch functions to cruise module are OK (although the set signal will occasionally, rarely, glitch)...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L back up lights VIN: 3VWSB69M22
The backup lights wont come on at all and the bulbs are all good. Where I am running into a problem is with what controls them I can not find in all data where the power comes from and what really to check. I know on most cars it is the nuetral safety switch t...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L pads and rotors VIN: WVWGK73C87
This vehicle came in with the rear pads down to the metal. The front brakes appear to be working properly. This can't be normal wear. I don't want to just throw pads and rotors at it and send it down the road. The calipers appear to be free moving. At only 27...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Monitors wont set VIN: YV1LW5544V
Hi was hoping all you volvo techs could help me out. We are trying to veify that our repair fixed the car. I would like to preform a drive cycle but we have been driving the car for two weeks about 250 miles and still have not set any monitors other than misfi...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L right turn signal VIN: YV1SZ58D32
Hello Volvo Techs! This 02/XC V-70 has no right turn signal lights. Only works when the hazards are turned on. Tried a known good switch with no luck. I was told by Volvo diagnostic expert that It was ok to replaced the Steering wheel module with a used one a...
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L no gears VIN: YV1C291H24
Hello Volvo tech's, this car came in with transmission inop. No gears at all, no codes, customer says it just stopped, like it was in neutral. Not sure if we are dealing with software issue or bad transmission. Thanks for any help George

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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Vanos VIN: WBSBF92020
Thanks to all that replied. I have advised the owner of this vehicle that a replacement vanos unit is required. Owner currently considering if he wants to proceed with this repair.
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4USCH9345Y
HI Special thanks to everyone who replied. I truly agree that the problem sounds like what you all described, either the converter or the electrical to bank 1. Unfortunately,and unbelievably so, I was never able to find any techs in the general area of where t...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Charging VIN: WBADT43413
Thank you for all the tips.We did find we was getting a bad batch of alternators(regulators were bad)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Hi guys,sorry that I didn't respond sooner,because after all of your perfect suggestions I ordered the rotors & distributor caps and yesterday had a warmer day in my home garage I had the chance to install them.When I removed the old parts I noted a lot of wea...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L trunk VIN: WDBLJ70G01
Thanks for the helpful replies. The lock was corroded as you mentioned. One reply said to spray a hot solution of a weak acid, such as wheel acid or white vinegar to free the lock. Rinse with water after. If this didn't work as a last resort to drill the lock....
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33473
I believe on this one that the rolling codes were out of sync and needed to be aligned, but couldn't do that with my vedis. customer didn't have a second key so I couldnt try that, but I think that couldve worked. told customer to send it to dealer. will pos...
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