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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37484
Hi, Let me first say that this car have a SMG transmission, which physically have a clutch but automatically shifted electronically. Car was towed in, starts but transmission doesn't shift. Check engine light is on with P1887 or 4F6F on an OE scanner. Code i... Trouble codes: P1887 (manufacturer controlled transmission), 4F6F (hydraulic pump activation)
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCA015XH
I all. I need some help here. I do have alldata, but not sure where to begin with this. The car cranks but does not start. I have 13kv through plugs, so good spark. It tries to start briefly, but the plugs are getting flooded. So I know it has fuel. Now, where...

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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Cooling Fans VIN: WAULC68E12
Well we had many replies that the fan control modules have a high failure rate and the water pump impellars deteriorate from electrolysis. When I sent this post I had already confirmed we had very little flow. The customer was told by time alone he needed a w...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1HGES4569G
thanks for the help everybody. i ended up puchasing the camshaft alignment tool. i didn't want to risk misaligning the cams and ruining the valves. thanks.
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Radio VIN: WBAGG83481
Thank you all for the great replays. The amplifier was bad. In my original post i forgot to mention that I did try a new ignition switch. Corrosion was not an issue this time. It usually is green but it was clean. Just needed to make sure I wasn't overlooking ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic Level control Light comes on VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Some off you guys were dead on that the solenoids are on the strut itself.We are about 99 percent sure that the strut will cure this problem.Customer was a used car dealer that didn't want to put the cash in it at this time.Thanks for the tips!!
1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Theft module VIN: 3VWRL21H6P
I apreciate the info. Everyone pretty much agreed that the theft module could disappear with no other ill effects. This got me to the crank but no start which I pinned down to the ignition swich. Fuse 14 (black wire from ignition switch) received no power duri...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L Unknown VIN: 3VWRM71K19
Information for this one hard to come by! Found broken bus wire near accident damage, and repaired, but the flash was only available from the dealer. Steering would not recal, and it turned out that the flash was corrupted from loss of battery power from the...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1SW58D81
Thanks for everyone that replied back in a timely manner. We R&R the throttle body and cleaned it out with brake cleaner and now its running like new again. The surge in idle went away. Thanks again Mike
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