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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAAM3348Y
The alarm remote is not working and driver's door lock broken can not open car doors will not lock or unlock car. Used door lock kit pulled door frame and used rod to push unlock/lock button on center console did not unlock door also tried pulling on interior ...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33432
Thanks in advance. This is for the bmw techs. Alldata does not show me camshaft a, it lists inlet and outlet. I am assuming inlet, intake is camshaft a. Please let me know if i am correct. Trouble codes: P1525 (Camshaft a open curcuit)
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Pad sensor light VIN: WBANA73554
The brake pad warning light will not turn off. This is a DSC car. The right rear sensor shows a code and will not clear. Wiring to the DSC for the sensor checks out OK. This appears to be an open in the DSC internal circuit. Has anyone seen this before? My nex...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGN63424
Vehicle brought into shop with random stalling. Vehicle has no codes stored. Updated all programming and problem remained. Replaced DME module due to TSB related to this problem, but this VIN did not fall into the range. Replaced CAS module as a best guess. Po...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L cooling system contamination VIN: WBXPA93405
I need some BMW guidance. Vehicle was towed in with complaint of an oil leak. This is not a regular customer and I am not sure we are getting the whole story. An oily mess was found around the radiator cap and cooling system is contaminated. Oil and ATF levels...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJFA01P92
Hello Jag techs: This 02 S-type cranks but won’t start. No Injector pulse and no spark. Check Eng light stays on and the security light is flashing rapidly. We suspected a security issue but we have no communication with any module. When we check the Data l...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F5V
This car came in and it cranks and will not start. It has spark and fuel pressure with no injector pulse. Car will start if i give it carb cleaner. The car had a after market radio put in and after batt was diconnected it had a "weird shift"(as per customer) f...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L alarm goes of going down road VIN: WDBRF81J44
customer said alarm went off while he was driving down the road. pulled code b1078 from rear sam. Code is for alarm signal, alarm with spare battery. interfered or circuit fault. Im leaning towards the siren module being bad due to batteries inside it going ba...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows VIN: WP0CA2983W
Porsche techs I'm looking for a good description of opperation for power windows. I have searched fix data base and not really found what I'm after. The customer complaint is that two times the windows went down when opperating the top but would not go back up...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Head gasket VIN: WV2EH8708V
Customer blew head gasket because he drove it with a bad water pump. Mitchell says 8.3 hours to do the head gasket which I know is no where near enough and there is nothing in the repair on how to do it. My question is, Can you take the head off from the top o...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L expansion valve, compressor VIN: WVWGA31J0X
Thanks in advance! We have a Golf that shuts off the compressor once the vehicle is hot, and starts obviously blowing warm air. The pressures are 30psi on the low and 225 on the high at idle after a test drive, and the compressor shuts off, temp at the vents a...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L air conditioning VIN: 3VWCD21C71
I tested for input and output from fan control module,replaced module,still no a/c,tested for power to the a/c pressure switch but now I'm lost because none of the wire colors match.I had 12v at black/blue wire,I jumped it to the other 2 but the compressor sti...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L all modules VIN: WVWRH63B92
car in question is 02 vw passat run,but cluster has air bag,abs and check engine light on.mentions modules have codes for can buss data missing.i am able to comunicate with all mention modules including tcm.i have found that can buss wire have 0 volts o...
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWUK63B82
car was running slightly rough then died. towed in and i have no fuel pressure. check pump, and i have no power at all going to pump. fuel pump relay clicks with key on, but cannot find a good used one to try, and parts place sent me wrong one. been reading th...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L no cold VIN: WVWEK93CX6
got a fun one here. rplaced ac components listed due to failed compressor. recharged system and pressures stay at ambient temp. i have a waveform signal coming from green wire on compressor but it is very fast. the other wire sits at .07. my ac fan doesn't run...
2008 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L Brake pad sensor , brake wear indicator light VIN: WVGZG77L86
Please help me get this Touareg out of my shop. The amber indicator on the dash came on (low brake pad indicator- looked it up in owners manual). We did a 4 wheel brake inspection and found the sensors had contacted the rotors on the front wheels. We found the...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B6X
After careful inspection of the vacuum lines and verifying good electrical connections at solenoids(evap purge control)we reset codes and drove vehicle. Vehicle has passed all readiness tests and code has not come back for two weeks now. Previously this code w... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air system incorrectflow deteted).
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BX1
Thank you for everyone that replied to my requested. I'm so glad to get this car out of my chest. My orginal diagnostic was correct-bad left side cam actuator. We ordered from Audi dealer, they ordered the wrong side of cam actuator. My R/R guy installed i... Trouble codes: P1522.
1994 BMW 320i 2.0L No Start VIN: WBACB12080
I replaced the ballancer/relucter wheel and car started and ran perfect, swapped old one back and no-start, refitted new one and checked for output with scope, nothing, maybe fault with my vantage?? Air gap and position identical to old unit and hadn't turned ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3337X
Thank you to all of you who replied. I think everybody unanimously decided it was the oil separator/breather valve that was at fault and, indeed it was. I replaced the valve and the car runs beautifully. I actually opened it up and showed the customer that the... Trouble codes: 1119 (engine throttle mechanical fault), 228 (fuel trim b2 range exceded), 227 (fuel trim b1 range exceded), 202 (fuel trim b1 control limit), 203 (fuel trim b2 control limit), 243, 238, 242 (misfire cyl 6 1 5).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L OBD II Monitors VIN: WBAAV33441
After 5 days of drive cycles 2 times a day with a cold engine and no luck completing monitors I gave the car back to the customer to drive. He came in this morning after 3 days and 150 miles, all monitors ready. Thank you for your help.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJDA01C41
There was a crack in the valve body housing on the transmission side thanks for all of the help guys wonderful as usual
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EF48E7X
Thank you all for all of the good advise and tips. We did bypass the pcv/oil seperator and still smokes. The vacuum pump is leaking some oil and the booster has some oil in it and so we bypassed the vacuum pump and booster and it still smokes just as bad. W...
1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWCA015GK
thanks to all who helped i did find that the in tank fuel pump was bad . this was only part of the biger picture while working with one of the local forgin car repair shops we found that the fuel dist the pintal was not alowing the fuel to get to the injectors...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Fans VIN: WVWGCM67L2
Thanks for the replies. We checked the cooling fan module and the fans would run even without a/c request signal. Turns out rodents chewed on the wiring harness and we had a open wire to the PCM. Why it threw no code amazes me, but problem is fixed. Must be a ...
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