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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD6323S
Thanks in advance.First off we don't work on BMW here But one of our better customers think that we can fix anything.Well i would hate to prove him wrong.Car came in on the hook battery was bead. charged battery and fired up ideled for around 10 minuts or so. ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
This vehicle is a dealer failed attempt to diagnose and fix. They had this car for over three months and no luck at all. When I got the car, the customer said to keep it until it is fixed. I told her that will fix it. The dealer "said" they had engineers on it... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean limit bank one Mult at 12), P0174 (Lean limit bank two Mult at 12)
2001 BMW M5 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WBSDE93461
Hello everyone, I have a fairly new customer who was driving down the freeway and a load knock accured. They towed it in and there is a very loud knock on the right bank(passanger side). It sounds like a rod knock or maybe a wrist pin, because the heavy knocki...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-3 Upshift and 2-1 downshift at stop VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Hello All, Car came in with no reverse and barely moving forward with rude noises from the trans. Fluid was black and thick. ETC was full of trans fluid. Replaced trans and ETC with matched used units. Car now basically drive OK, but shift quality is not th...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWHE81HS4
HI VW tech's, this one sends a code 00513 for the engine speed sensor and misfires on the primary side. We went ahead and put a new speed sensor in but the code comes back. It only cuts out at about 2k rpm and the tach jumps around when this happens, you can r...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWCC21CYM
weve been looking at this vehicle for a few days now-the customer complaint was that the engine overheats and the ac quit working at the same time-there is no power going to the compressor-the ac light comes on in the dash but there is no power-the compressor ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L gear monitoring VIN: 3VWSK69M11
HI ALL, THIS IS MY FIRST HELP REQUEST. customer drove in after a 35 minute drive and told me they think trans is going. hooked up scanner and got code 00652 gear monitoring implausible signal intermittent. test drove the vehicle and noticed a slight delay in s...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L ignition key VIN: 3VWCD21C52
I have a customer that has 2 keys to her car one has the remote which works the doors and trunk by remote or with key blade but will not start the car due to key program not allowing it to, the other key has no remote but fits all locks like the first and will...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L 3-4-5 shift VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ4
Hi, We have a Golf IV with 5 speed automatic transmission, gearbox code 09A, tiptronic. About 2 month ago we have changed the ATF with vw original one (we take out 5 litres, and replace with 5 litres) We respected the procedure (atf temperature, etc). Everythi...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Intermittent MIL VIN: 3VWSA69MO5
Good Afternoon, This tale is too long, I apologize. We have been blessed with this vehicle direct from a local used car dealer. The car performs perfectly and has no MIL on at this time. It was sold and after driving the car for roughly one week the MIL lig... Trouble codes: P00, 068 (MAP/MAF - Throttle position correlation)

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUD28DXXA
Thanks for the help guys. Many of the replies said to try a new relay. We were a little leary about just throwing a relay in this as i really can't see how a relay can turn itself on in the middle of the night. For the time being we decided to just take the re...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L needs ECM VIN: WBAAM3331Y
well, I got replies to do the job BMW correctly, even though that is NOT what I am tryig to do, but I did get the information I needed to fix the car. Apparently, the chip can be removed and virginized in the ECM and the computer can be reused into another ve...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L spedometer VIN: JUXFA13544
the sun roof drain is blocked it is so small it doe not make sense a better improved version is available from bmw but you have to remove all the roof rack complete big job after 10/05 all were already with new larger water channels
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Ride comfort VIN: SAJHX1040X
The front shocks have been replaced. I didn't replace the upper bushings, but I did get a response that reminded me about Coventry West and I ordered a set of aftermarket replacement bushings to have on the shelf in case there is any further issue, but the cus...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L n-1 shift VIN: SAJGX2040X
Got it! It was the valve body. There was a crack in the upper most small section of the valve body , just above the pressure solenoids. (the valve body has 3 parts.) We used a valve body from a BMW version of this trans, as it was exactly the same. ( ZF HP 24 ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J84
Well thanks to Larry from Ohio! He nailed it on the head. Unfortunately the Dealer had to tell us the same thing after many $$$. Thermostat is in and after 50 miles no MIL. So much for Genysis European 2006 software! Trouble codes: P2004 (Altitude Pressure Sensor), P2013 (Fuel Injector Fault), P2029 (Engine Speed Signal), P202C (Communication Error).
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBWK56F75
After doing the sensor rotor readaptation the car ran perfect through 3 drive cycles. Had one of our service advisors drive it home and back in the next AM, no issues. Delivered to customer 4 days ago and he reports all is well so far. Thanks to all who replie... Trouble codes: P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (misfire cyl. 3).
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Radiator VIN: YS3EF48Z1Y
Thanks to all that replied. I've been waiting to see if my customer had any further problems and so far all is OK. As I stated in the original post there was very little evidence of leakage in the sealing areas of the head gasket but I believe that was the p...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Brake Light VIN: 3VWPD69M81
Thank you for all the quick replies. We don't deal with alot of VW's in our area and was trying to do a favor for a friend of mine. Most all of the responses came back directing me toward bad ABS module. Since I don't have necessary diag tool to pull proper...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSD69M51
Replaced 1 lifter and disassembled and cleaned the rest. replaced cam belt at the same time. Timing marks were all lined up, but they lifters were hanging the valves open a tiny bit.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L glow plug circuit VIN: 3VWCP2C0IM
Nearly ever response I got said the problem was either the glow plugs or the wire harness. Most said to replace them as a pair. We got the plgs and harness. As I went to remove the last glow plug I noticed it looked different than the others. IT HAD JB WELD ON...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L batery & alternator workshop light VIN: WVWWH63B52
Thanks to everyone that replied, when it failed again I was able to verify correct voltage to D+. It turned out to be a bad Bosch Alternator, Installed a Dealer altenator and it has now been over one week with no problem reported. It is unfortunate, but I ca...
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