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1995 BMW 850CSi 5.6L Mechanical VIN: WDBA125638
This car came with no trouble on the shifting but when coasting with accelerator out we could ear at end of transmission tail, cracking gears not pairing (like a bad rear end)We opened the transmission and there is no visible damage or reason for sound. If som...
2003 Other European c3 1.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: VF7FCKFVE2
hi there, i have a curly one here. this car about every hundred km or so brings on the CEL and gos into fail safe mode. the codes are pointing to either a tps or a throttle control motor fault or poss an aps or pcm fault. has anybody seen this. i have spoken t... Trouble codes: P1152
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Timing Chain VIN: WP0CB29853
Boxster came in by way of tow truck. Complaint of engine died while driving at 35 mph at light load. There was a loud clunking noise from engine and then it stalled. I fiered it up and verified what sounded like a rod noise. Listened with scope and was loudest...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF71K86
Customer complains that after filling the fuel tank, car is hard to start and when it does start it puts out black smoke for a moment. This is thr only time that it does this. I smoke trsted the tank with evap lines removed at the engine. No smoke was found at... Trouble codes: P0441

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N91
Sorry for the long delay on getting this fix out. I had forgot about the post. We replaced the mass air meter and cleaned the throttle body. We had cleared the other codes and let the customer have it. All is well so far!! Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P1297, P1137, P1128.
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Heater Control VIN: WBADT6340Z
We found a used control head and it fixed all issues.
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Clutch engagement VIN: WBSBL92070
Thanks for all the input guys. I ended up taking the car to the dealer to get them to set the basic sttings on the car. They called them 'sevice functions'. Everything as it should be now. My scanner did not do its job obviously. Thanks againn for the help.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Ing. cylinder VIN: WDBHA22E5R
Thanks for all the help, used some from everyone. But robert from maine, heating the key worked, used cig. lighter. Also step by step description on how to remove and install from richard in florida.Iatn is one of my best tools.I will be looking to return the ...
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