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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MRS/no comunication/Entertainment system NOP/Sever VIN: WBABW53404
Vehicle Starts and drives OK. MRS light is on,Sound system show BMW insignia at start up but will not react to any buttoms,Driver seat will only adjust on back rest,all other switches Inop. We hooked up AUTOLOGIC scanner and run Quick test,found several module...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBGA32G1X
car runs unstable at icle specially when hot cyl nu 5 an6 do not run ok and 4 also in smoth running in scan number over 3.5 and the adap over 10. found spark plug cyl 1,2,3 slighly black and cyl 4,5,6 closer to white, there is no vacuum leak, could it be the v... Trouble codes: P0306, 05, 04 (missing on cyl 5 and 6 and 4)
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L unknown VIN: WDCYR49E13
Hi everybody I need some advice on this one. The Drivers display says brakelamp bad. And ABS light on.! Checked the brakelamp all 3 of them are good. Checked all connections did a visual check on the wheel sensors found nothing abvious. Resest the ABS light, ...
1973 Porsche 911 T 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 9113103112
We have this 73 Porsche 911 T car came in running rough and misfiring and rough idling. We replace fuel distributor and all injectors , now the car runs great, but it's very hard to start cold, it pops to air filter and hesitate. We replace warm up regualator ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L noise
When the turbo spools there is an air sound that seems to be coming out around the turbo area, all hoses are good and this happens at 2000 rpms and up, I don't beat on customers cars so I did not go past 3000 rpms. It had a po1557 which I replaced the divertor...
2003 Volkswagen Caravelle 2.5L Valve timing injection timing VIN: WV2ZZZ70Z3
new Mechanic has replaced timing and injector pump belt but has not realised that camshafts gears were not splined has put back toghether but no start - appear to have compression but injection timing may be out - blowing black smoke - has anybody have any fur...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L immobilizer VIN: WAULC68E52
OK Guys ! It's working with the Immo & mileage correction software.I'd read the data in the old instrument cluster ,then stored it in the laptop ,removing the old IC ,reinstalling the new IC ,then write the stored data from laptop to the new IC. After 2 times...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L eng VIN: WBAFA53531
Yes, you can use 5 series motor for X5 - You need to switch over the oil pan - we used all the accessories from original x5 motor - worth the saving to use 5 series motor - x5 block very expensive - thanks to all
2004 BMW 120i 2.0L No Start VIN: WBAUF52030
Hello Gentlemen, Thank you very much for all you help,Thomas was correct in his diagnosis a voltage spike damaged the ECU. I gave the job my best shot but in the end I had to send it to BMW service dept. for the installation, one other thing I found on the top... Trouble codes: P0339, P100F, P1057, P1062.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Red brake light on VIN: SALME11434
Yes! Thanks to all three of you, you all nailed it. The reset procedure of Key on Engine off and wait worked just fine. But for grins and giggles I plugged in the Solus with European and set it for 2004 bmw x5...It communicated just fine and gave me access....
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Multiple VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Thanks for the replies, they were most helpful! We installed a new fuse panel and sent the vehicle out, after 2 weeks it is still okay, but that may not have been the problem. Most replies suggested the fuse panel,one cited battery cables (both are known pro...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J93
thank you for your information the customer decided to not put any more money into the car said he would just go get a new one so cannot tell you anymore he did not want to pay for anymore diag. Trouble codes: P201C, P0170.
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