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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD432XV
no drivability problem also gear light comes on at times trans. code 111 ran a bunch of tests no concrete answers Trouble codes: 154 (tps), 12 (tps)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L 4-3 Shift VIN: WBAGG8348Y
When you drive this car you get a harsh engagement in foward and reverse, also when performing a coasting down shift it has a harsh 4-3. If you do a 5-3 kick down it is violent. The trans has been overhauld with new solonoids. There are no trouble codes and th...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L dash lighting/ power cut out/ stalling VIN: WBADM6348Y
Customer states after about 30 minute drive all dash lights came on and electrical system cut out, speakers made noise & after market blue tooth died. The engine did not stall and power cut back by itself several seconds later. Customer than parked and vehicle...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Alternator VIN: WBAEW334X4
Hi to all and thanks in advance for reading this post. I have this 2003 325xi that has me pulling my hair out in clumps (whats left of it anyways). I will apologize in advance for the lenth of post, but want to get you as much info as possible. The car belongs...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1244Y
Hello fellow Land Rover Techs. Have this Discovery that was towed in with a no start. It actually starts and runs for about 1 second then dies out. Fuel pressure steady at 50lbs and we have good spark. Only code is the tranny switch. Don't think this will keep... Trouble codes: P0705
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Vibrate VIN: WDBUF65J85
This Benz seem to have a very light vibration and light roaring noise when accel from a stop. Mostly when cold engine. It happens only under 2000 rpm and low speed. I can hold 1800 rpm in park and I can hear the interior and car vibrating lightly. I'm not hear...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L timing chain VIN: WDBRF40J95
looking for a little help from the mercedes gurus. this car came in a while ago sounding terrible and running worse. did some checking and got the above mentioned codes. all of witch yelled timing issue. took the valve cover off and took a peek. lots of slack ...
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Service light VIN: WDDHF8HB9A
Does anyone know how to reset the service light on a 2010 mercedes e350. Thanks for the help.
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Abs tire monitor lt VIN: WMWRE33474
Hi guys i have a really weird one going on with this mini. It was wrecked and repaired before we got the car. We checked it over and test drove it before sending it over to a local car lot where it was sold. The day it was sold the lady drove it home and it cu... Trouble codes: P1613 (Serial Communication with ABS)
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Hesitation VIN: WP0CA29812
Car came here with 2 codes p1130 and p1128 try to clean maf sensor same result idle is rough and misfire. I replaced new maf sensor and its same problem. Next day. Start the car in the morning and i noticed lots of white smoke comes out to exhaust and after... Trouble codes: P1130 (p1128-), P1128
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L deceleration noise VIN: 9BWDE61J92
vehicle has noise coming out of air cleaner tube on deceleration.Sounds like metal to metal scraping on deceleration. turbo shaft has a little play but nothing excessive, no smoke, runs fine. just has noise on deceleration.could almost be taken for flywheel no...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L compressor VIN: 3VWDF71K36
vehicle came in with compressor not coming on,check to make sure it was getting voltage and found 4.2 volts going to it,went ahead and added 12 volts and would not engage replaced compressor and I add 12 volts and will engage but can not find any test or my so...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L ignition switch VIN: 3VWRF71K97
Hi everybody! I've got an issue with a 2007 Jetta where the key will not return to the off/rest position, and won't come out of the switch. There are codes in the radio and the passenger side airbag system, but nothing in the engine or central electrical syste...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D9X
Customer drove car with complaints of having to feather the gas pedal to drive it to shop- said all of this problem started with battery replacement and jump start It ran 3 secs for us on 2 occasions - I have spark - I have RPM signal on scan tool - Tach flu... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap Leak Large), P1633 (Vss), P1631 (Control module communication.)

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Cooling fans VIN: WAUAC48H24
Now for the fix. It turns out that the left side cooling fan was keeping both fans from turning on and staying on. The cooling fan control module has the ability see a fault on the fan motor side of the circuit and shut the system down for protection. Unfor...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L warning light indicators VIN: WBAGJ8320T
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all who replied but the customer has yet to return with the vehicle . My fix will be to recommend replacing the tps based on the replies I have received. I am still worried about the voltage drop while cranking but will deal with it if he returns. Trouble codes: 17 (tps lower than min spec).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Park/Neutral switch VIN: SAJEA01U53
Thank you for your replies, the switch is attached to the valve body. The test calls for voltage at the PCM in park - we had none, check and found a pinched wire at the bell housing- repaired and returned to normal function.
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Radio VIN: SAJEA01U13
Well sorry it took so long , but we found it and were just waiting on customer. The radio was repaired by the radio shop,but there was still an issue that turned out to be the steering wheel switch pack. We disconnected it and the radio worked fine. Thanks for...
2003 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 5.5L Compressor VIN: WDCYR46F73
Thanks to all who replied to my request for a labor estimate on a compressor replacement on a 2003 G55 AMG. Alldata listed .8 hrs which is obviously much too low. The labor time that we charged for replacing the compressor, evacuating and recharging the AC sys...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33565
Thanks For Your Help, Could Not Of Found This Without You !!! The Pully Dampner Was Sliping, Causing The 2/3 Ratio Fault At Sensor, Compressor Volume Was Down, Painted A Line On Pully Saw It Move !!! Great Help Thanks A Mill. Arnie Trouble codes: 5768/.
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil level guage VIN: WPOCA29983
Thanks for the replies. The car went to another shop with the factory scanner and it would not get into the dash either. The only problem right now is the sometimes inconsistant oil level guage, so the customer will just use the dipstick and if other problems ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Directionals VIN: 3VWSE69M94
Thanks for all your replies. Customer will return for turn signal switch when they have saved the $$$. I didn't think it was some obscure wiring harness issue but wanted to get some input and WOW! You guys responded fast. Many thanks!
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVWTH63B14
Hello all and thanks for the advice in the three post. This vehicle hasn't been fixed yet. I advised the customer to let me put three in line fuses on the three legs of that fused circuit to isolate which side is causing the escessive draw intermittently. T...
2006 Volvo S60 T5 2.4L Cooling System VIN: YV1RS592X6
Many thanks to everyone who replied. After investigating further I found the radiator leaking at the lower right corner. It was definitly hidden. I violated my own kiss standard. I do appreciate everyones help on this one in getting me to look at the vehicle a...
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