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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGH83421
I have a BMW 740i that seems to have a knock knock knock noise in the upper end at idle...chain noise? vanoise? Thanks for you help
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L key VIN: WBXPC934X7
BMW Techs, we have tried twice on different vehicles to program new keys of this style with no luck. I feel it is a procedure issue and would like some help. We have called autologic and still have been unable to program new keys. I am told that you just inser...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Stall VIN: WDBRN40J13
Towed in no crank. Engine cut out 2x and wouldn't crank after the second stall. Two codes engine control module internal error (203B-002) and CAM sensor no signal both stored. Description of code "internal error replace control module". Replaced w/ new engine ... Trouble codes: 203B0
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Head gasket VIN: 4JGAB57E65
I hope Mercedes mechanic can answer this question: We have indication of internal cylinder head gasket leak. Customer had radiator leak, and for short moment had high temperature. We fixed coolant leak. Engine runs ok, although we had misfire on #5 with cold e...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Ignition System VIN: WVWCB515XL
I need some idea of further testing to confirm hall sensor defective and any other ideas of direction to get the spark condition resolved
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSA29M8X
Car came to us after customer tried to replace battery, battery was bad but fuel pump was inop. as well, we replaced battery and did throttle body relearn. Now when you drive it it does fine until you shut it off and restart the engine then it goes back into... Trouble codes: 01165 (throttle valve control module), 17973 (idle speed control throttle position lower limit not attained), 17988 (throttle actuator bank1 malfunction)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L engine VIN: WVWND63B13
Hey guys, we have this VW here giving us problems. It has a terrible vibration which shakes the entire car at idle in gear. We had previously replaced the engine mounts, but the problem is still there. The vibration seems to get better if we remove the nuts fr...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L srs light on VIN: 3VWCD31Y24
This beetle came to our shop from a test only smog shop due to a failure for no communication. We have tried our 3 scanners and can not get any communication with any of the modules. The air bag light is on and there are no driveability issues with this vehicl...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D31
Help! I think I may be in over my head! Car came in with a no charge. Customer changed alternator, no change. Found no voltage at "L" wire on alternator. When voltage was applied alternator charged. Checked all connections, nothing found. Friday I shut engine ...

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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Converter VIN: WAUCB28D4X
We have come to the conclusion that its time to rebuild this tranny or install a rebuilt. Anybody know a reliable rebuild source? Thanks to all that replied!!! B. [...] and Students
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WA1YD64B62
Well its fixed after much work, started with basics again checking all wiring and conectors. As another suggested connectors on top of air box were black to black and green to green.Flexplate only goes on one way removed and tried to reposition does not. This ... Trouble codes: P0741 (Torque converterclutch stuck off).
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery VIN: WBADT634X1
Thank you to everyone who responded. The majority of replies recommend replace heater blower resistor/ power stage module. After three days, and nights of .018 amp draw,I assumed the car was not going to act up.My customer approved the power stage replacement....
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Brakes lock up VIN: 5UXFA53502
Cause for brakes locking up is more than likely the brake master cylinder. When lines were cracked at master the brakes released.As far as the ABS pressure sensor it was located at the hydraulic control unit. This vehicle had an aftermarket warranty that cover...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Charging VIN: WBAEV33473
Thanks to all that replied. Altenator( with internal regulator) took care of our problem. Replaced with VW alt.
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L water pump VIN: WBAVB135X6
thanks again guys, New water pump did the trick. Ray came up with the info that I needed to properly figure this one out.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Wheel Speed Sensors VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
after alot of testing we determined that the brake controller went bad it is the unit with the electric motor attached .we installed a new unit bled the system and the speedo worked abs lights off .this was a very expensive unit,so we wanted to 1oo% right ,tha...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Air Bag/Srs VIN: WDBRH61J63
Thanks to all that replyed, module had to be re coded to operate correctly, local shop took care of this for $50.00, thanks again.
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EH45G2Y
Sorry I didn't close this sooner but I left for some time off before the final fix could be determined. Before I left though we did determine with a Tech2 that communication was lost with the Trionic module. I think the key to this one was the fact that the ch...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L pcv VIN: YS3DF58K02
Thanks for all the help fellow techs. What had happened was that the customert gave me yet another turbo to install and I had to ask him a few q's before putting another on. I asked what was done before it started smoking like a James Bond smoke screen. We'...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Ignition keys VIN: WVGZE57L74
Thx for all guys who replied, so far it seems like the immobilizer is the issue as it's not accepting the ECU adaptation to it lately, I've ordered new one, and I'm hopping it will fix the problem.
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D12
Hi everyone, sorry for delaying this. I want to specially thank Joe from Japan and Gary that took time to give me their feedback. Customer on one hand did not want to spend money and I had spent too much time fixing another guru's mess from another shop. Deali... Trouble codes: 130A, 641A, 644A, P2036 (Turbo boost pressure sensor at fault), P2035.
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