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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Convertible Top VIN: WBABK8324T
Customer came in said his battery died and the convertible top didnt work any longer. He said "the computer needs to be reprogrammed" which makes me think he's had it somewhere else already. I do a little reading on this top. This particular top is a "semi aut...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33421
Car came from another repair shop with code 18 exhaust camshaft sensor, new oem sensors been installed, i replace another cams intake & exhaust sensors from the dealer just to play it safe still the same problem engine light comes on after less than a minute, ... Trouble codes: 18 (Camshaft exhaust signal)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53502
Hello BMW Techs. I have a BMW with a low battery that could not crank over. The vehicle was jump start and new battery installed with battery memory saver installed. Clear all codes with aftermarket BOSS scanner. Road test vehicle. Traction control light still...
2003 BMW 316 ti 1600CC Starting VIN: WBAAT110X0
Hi this 316 ti has hot start problem,diagnosis performed there aren't any trouble codes, When engne reach normal operation temperature and you stop the engine it get about 3 to 6 second until it gets fire again some time it starts at very low speed like 350-40...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT33463
car has previously been in twice for same codes checked for leaks ,sensor perormance and fuel system tests all passed except for air leak at inlet tube wich was replaced . cars second trip same code systems all passed. found tsb for MAF and it was replaced at ... Trouble codes: 2882 (fuel trim lean limit B1), 2883 (fuel trim lean limit B2)
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Brake Light VIN: 4308580FR7
I have this bmw causing problems,in the morning the yellow brake light will come on,i think this is for the wear indicators,after driving about a mile the tpms light will come on.stop, restart and brake light will go out but the tpms light will stay on.tested ...
2009 BMW 328i 3.0L Collision Repair VIN: WBAWL13549
hello i would like to know if you can over ride the power hard top on this bmw as we need to remove it for the body shop we are hoping to remove as a unit any tips on removing it would be great thanks
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Car came in with a complaint that it idles rough after it warms up.. Check engine light was on, so I checked codes and found a random misfire code along with every cylinder.. So I started the car and it ran fine.. cleared codes and went out for a test drive.. ... Trouble codes: 0300 (Radom Misfire), 0301 (misfire 1), 0302 (misfire 2), 0304 (miss 4), 0305 (miss 5), 0306 (miss 6)
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Keyless Go VIN: WDBSK74F33
We had this car come in with electrical issues and it ended up needing an ignition switch and the driver's SAM module. We replaced both and everything worked great. (We didn't have any problems programming the regular key to the car using Autologic). BUT we c...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L TWICE unit VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
I really need some help with this. First off I do not have access to Tech 2 with Saab software so I'm flying a little blind here. This is my wife's car and I'm pulling my hair out. I just lost my job a couple of months ago so my resources (both money and infor...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift cold VIN: 3VWSK69M82
This vehicle will only slip or flare for the first two or three shifts after a long time of sitting. We changed the valve body thinking maybe a valve was sticking or worn. We had the same exact symptom. No codes are stored in system. After the first two or t...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWCP21C33
This car came in for a routine timting belt replacement.at that time the car had 2 codes in computer.PO118,PO128. customer declined repairs at that time. 7-10 days later the car retured idling very poorly and still had coolant temp codes.replaced coolant temp ... Trouble codes: P0251, P0118, P0128
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L ignition/injection VIN: YV1VW29531
Hi guys, this v40 has a intermittent extended cranking before starts. I remember it being a common issue with this volvo v40s but I cant remember what was the fix for it (of course..). eventually it always starts. other than that the car runs very good. I'd li...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3JFOFOIRN4
I have this xc90 that is idling high(2000 rpms) it doesnt do it always checked for codes and found none,i have yet to duplicate,for me it idles at 1500 rpms for 20 seconds and then drops to 800.anything common for this type of problem,thanks for the help

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28DXW
Most techs responded with replace MAF sensor. Others replied relearn or replace throttle body since this is a drive by wire. Have not been able to get to this car lately so I can verify. Trouble codes: 16507 (tps low voltage), 17952 (throttle actuation signal high), 17953 (throttle valve regulation malfunction), 01274 (air flow flap motor).
1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D4X
Thanks to all that replied. I had found that the vaccum hose to the boost pop off valve had a split in it and would not hold. I replaced the maf sensor and test drove 15 miles all was good. Also cleaned all the grounds and checked for ac voltage in the chargin... Trouble codes: P1127 (Ltft mult. System too rich), P0121 (Throttle/pedal position sensor a circ. Range performance), P0103 (Mass or volume air flow circuit high input), P0118 (Engine coolant temp sensor high input), P1555 (Charge pressure upper limit exceeded).
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WAUDF68EIS
So the beat goes on. Found oil screen coked up as in the 1.8 motors. No evidence of other damage. Replaced the pick-up with the nifty new updated version which has a safety valve which opens if the screen clogs up. All is well again. Thanks for all the he...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8326V
Well, After spending way too much time on this it all came down to some bad O2 sensors. I did fix some small leaks at the intake manifold but the short term fuel adaptation never came around. I switched the sensors from one bank to the other and guess what...t... Trouble codes: P0150, P0156, P0173, P1175.
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L tank cap VIN: WBANB33584
thanks to those who helped me. blocked breather,smoked it and saw no leaks,tested vent sol ok. Recommended replacing the leak detection pump and its been 2 weeks and no light so im calling it a fix. Trouble codes: 29AE.
2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Accessories VIN: WBANN73516
well I repaired the wiring as per the customer's request. before I got to deep into the car I did send him to the dealer to repair the remote door lock issue. the car was out of warranty by about 6 months. I told the customer to talk to BMW about his issues. ...
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L abs VIN: SAJMY1744L
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L power steering VIN: SAJHX1243V
OK, here goes!! First to say Thank You to all that replied. We went thru this steering A to Z (a few times). Come to find out the problem was and had always been the pump. After the Rack, Module, and Pump were changed, The pump was still not putting out the 10...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Shift Lock VIN: WDBJH65F7W
Thanks for the replies. The cable that goes to the transmission doesn't control the park lock. That is controlled at the shifter. That's why I couldn't understand how just replacing the linkage there, could effect that. Well I guess it didn't. Came in the next...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L blower VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
Customer never returned after picking up vehicle. From all the information I have gathered I feel the problem is most likely the left front SAM (signal acquisition module), I was told to verify this by seeing if the ambient temperature sensor reading also take...
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