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2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L ALsystem VIN: WBAFG41099
hello BMW techs ,we repairring an BMW X6 ,the car came in with DSC, 4X4 ,AL lights on,can not clear the fault codes,replaced replacing the active steering control unit,the steering gear,AL harness,DSC control unit,power steering pump ,programmed to the car.but...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C43
Symptom of very rough idle and missfire during warm-up, MIL flashes upon attempting to accelerate while in park. After at least 50% warmed up engine starts to smooth out and MIL quits flashing. Cleared all codes but all return within a day or so. Engine runs w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1313, P0420
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA70E2S
This car was brought in with a “bad hesitation" as the customer described it. He also said that it was intermittent and that it could go days before the problem would present itself again. I drove the car on the day that it arrived and found that it went flawl...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L conv. top VIN: WMWRF33465
We have this mini in and the convetable top was locked on the drivers and trying to open on the pass. side. We have removed enough hardware to determine that the cable on the left side is broken. our options from the deler are to replace the cable ($600.00) or...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DP75G91
Codes keep comming back after a few days. I reset the limp home, and drive and cannot get any codes to reoccur. Cust. takes car, and comes back in a few days with the light on. Every time the throttle body is replaced, the car stays gone for a couple of months... Trouble codes: P1251, P1260
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine oil leaks VIN: YS3FB45S73
Hi, I have a relative in from out of town with a oil dripping on the exhaust and smoking real bad 2.0 turbo, it looks to me like it has a leak at the top of the timing cover area above the belt tensioner{not sure what is leaking here} also have a leak in the r...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug lamp flash VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
vehicle came in with check engine light on and p0380 stored and so i cecked for power to glow plugs none found glow plug harness bridge had been replaced once and connectors got hot and melted so i replaced the glow plug bridge at glow plugs and installed a ne... Trouble codes: P0380
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, POOR PERFORMANCE VIN: 3VWCR31C95
vech. had mil on and performance issues due to p0299, turbo underboost. found intercooler damaged due to location and parking lot stop blocks. new intercooler had new turbo boost sensor as part of assembly. returned to customer. vech came back a week later wit... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbocharger underboost)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L windshield sprayer, high beams VIN: WVWAK73C16
Not sure whats going on with this one. Customer brought the car in saying they put a new battery in and now the high beams dont work and the windshield sprayer does not work. Also, the customer says sometimes the radio does not turn off when you turn the car o...
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1TH5947H
hello everyone this vehicle was towed in as no start.tried starting vehicle and starts and runs every time.i have had the vehicle at the shop several day and tried multiple times.there are dtc u0073 control module communication bus off,ecm-5200 engine speed se... Trouble codes: U0073, ECM52, ECM72
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CY59265
Hello fellow tech. I have a 2005 Volvo xc90 that came in with a no start problem. Sprayed vehicle with carb cleaner and it started right up and stayed running. Notified customer that vehicle may need fuel pump. Customer requested to be installed. After install... Trouble codes: P0089 (fuel pressure performance), P0087 (fuel pressure low)

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUBG84D3V
Thanks for the help everyone. The thing throwing me off was how it was temperature related. Timing belt idler pulley was causing this noise. The ABZ engines are not fitted with secondary air injection, so the secondary air pump could not have been the issue.
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L timing chain VIN: WBADN5341X
The car went to another shop. They had an engine and would give a 1 year warrantie if they installed it, can't compete with that. Thank you for the help. Will
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAEV33462
well this one is out the door. we performed an engine flush with the BG dynamic flush. if ya'll havent tried this stuff, i would get with your BG guy and get a kit. Audi/ VW had BG make this stuff for the sludging problems with their 1.8t motors. boy does it w...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN634X3
couldnt find any info on the 2 mystery codes, pulled plug on cyl.2 cause it was missin the most, looked good, reinstalled it. drove the car to the new Cheveron down the street, put 20 bucks of super in, and no more misfire. this is the second time i had to rem... Trouble codes: 2755 (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 4 Ignition current increases too slowly), 275A (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 2 Ignition current increases too slowly), 2744 (Misfire Cyl. 4 with cutout), 2749 (Misfire Cyl.2 with cutout), 2747 (Misfire Cyl. 3 with cutout).
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, WHITE SMOKE, COLD VIN: WBAWB73528
First, let me apologize for not getting back sooner. I had a slipped disc and have been out of comission for couple weeks. After reading the replies,especially the one telling me I could lose thousands of dollars, This car went to BMW specialty shop. It was in... Trouble codes: P171, P174, P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0300 (random misfire).
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L main valve VIN: SAJFY1740N
Thanks to all that replied-didn't receive a lot of useful information but some helpful guidance-the momentary 12 volts only happens when there is a code stored-found a cheap ABS ECU at a salvage yard and it is fixed-never did find a diagnostic for the code or ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Surge VIN: WDBFA67E6S
This is a back burner job not yet fixed. Thanks to the 3 that replied. We are leaning toward a throttle acuator but I found a problem with the Idle switch in the gas pedal. It reads open when released and 1050 ohms when depressed wich I beleive is OK but if yo...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J14
Thanks to all for the replies- we found oil in the wire harness for the cam adjusters.Replacement of adjusters with a new harness fixed it. Happy new year to all, Greg and crew Trouble codes: P2029 (self adaptation of mix. formation rich ar stop), P201C (self adaptation rich at part load).
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