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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9349Y
Hey there! Got a M5 dropped on us this morning that runs very poor. Retrieved fault codes for misfires, vanos inop, etc. Leaning towards faulty MAF, both of them probably. I have about 66 gps at idle, then it starts to misfire and the reading drops to about 34... Trouble codes: C0D, C0E, D1 (Misfire 5 without cyl cutout), D2 (Misfire 6 without cyl cutout), 48 (Activation inlet vanos retard valve bank 1), 43 (Activation inlet vanos advance valve bank 1)
2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA935X6
We have a 2006 x5 that we replaced timing chains on because of noise. both chains were streached beyond tensioner adjustment. after replacement of chains engine would only run on 4 cyls (bank 2). bank 1 set codes for misfire cyls 1-4 also valvetronic code 2a6b... Trouble codes: 2A6B
1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAV1344F
this jag is a no start, starts then dies, when cranking the engine it will fire then die, i lose injector pulse when i let go of the key, the injectors pulse as long as the key is held in the start position. any clues or help is much appreciated. thank you
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALTW15401
HELP PLEASE!!! CAR IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!! I have this 01 discovery II in the shop, it originally came in for a misfire. No CEL on, but when i check for codes with modis, found 13 DTC's stored in PCM. Did bulb check, and found the used car dealer this guy bought... Trouble codes: P0305, P0301, P0303, P0307
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Conv top VIN: WDBEA66E5R
We have a M benz with a hydralic top system. I'm assuming it's history goes something like this: System had small leak, and went dry. Customer tried to operate top. Pump must of grinded w/no fluid making metal flakes. We filled system and worked ok. Over time ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Srs VIN: WDBNG70J81
SRS light on, Code B1871-Ignition Circuit 12 and resets as soon as vehicle is restarted. I accessed the archives of a 2001 CL500 for a B1867-Ign Circuit 8 code that I worked on last year & had recieved some specific info for that code, the drivers door airbag,...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
I did confirm that i have a constant misfire on #3 cyl. I swaped coil and injector from another cyl. No change. Good trigger on injector. I manually activated injector with engine running, still miss. I manually activated injector with fuel pressure guage conn... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfire), P2053 (Misfire 3)
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L key chime VIN: WDBNG70J32
This car has the smart key system, and ever since the instrument cluster was replaced at the dealer, the key chime sounds as he enters the car. Does any one know if this can be reset to stop this warning? We have the Star basic, maybe if I set to a different c...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF70J13
Hello there techs. I have a 2003 Mercedes E500 w/ AirMatic Suspension. The vehicle initially came in with the left rear sunk down to the ground. I connected the Autologic scan tool and was able the manually raise and lower the rear suspension. I found that the...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 42 fuse 14 fuse 15 VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Hey guys got a 99 bug draining over a couple days. Draw is .71 milliamps with fuse 42 removed i get a draw of .58 milliamps. With fuse 15 i get .52 milliamp draw and with both removed i get a draw of .30 which is within spec. Is there a component linked with t...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Fan Fuse VIN: 3VWCK21CA1
Hello techs. This 2001 Beetle came into us because it was overheating and the AC did not work. We noticed the cooling fans were not coming on. We found that the fuse block on top of the battery was melted where the cooling fan fuse plugged in. We replaced the ...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Electronic VIN: WVGZC67L54
Hello. This vw trans went into fail safe mode, only has 3rd gear. I have a code of P0753, shift solenoid 'A'. From my research I think this is solenoid valve 6, but alldata is not real clear on this. I tested the resistance of solenoid 6 and ground on connecto...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Starter VIN: YV1MS38276
First time for this vehicle. Battery went dead at soccer game last night. Installed a new battery. When connecting positive cable there is a very large arc. Removed two cables, to starter and power center. When connecting starter cable, no problem. When connec...

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1986 Audi Coupe GT 2.2L No power to compressor VIN: WAUBD0859G
After only receiving 2 replies, I ended up loading ETKA on my PC at home and searched on the relay and found it in the passenger compartment relay panel. Of course it wasn't in the right position! LOL! But I figured out that the control unit, which looks li...
2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L defrosters VIN: WAUML44E66
well infact the heater core fixed the problem why only the drivers side defrost was only affected just on the defrost setting when we had heat on all other settings mabie on full defrost the heat would desapate to quikly ?? any way its done thanks for the 2 re...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E9N
Thank you all for the replies. Terry from California recommended 4 Mercedes in Fla. They had the best price of $850 including shipping and had it to me the next day. Vehicle running on all eight now. Replaced both ignition coils to satisfy warranty requirement...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX3
It looks like we stumbled onto the fix although your advise led us in the right direction. When we started digging around in the air intake area, we found the heated pcv buzzing (part of the air intake). We replaced that, cleaned out everything else per the a... Trouble codes: P1141 (load calculation crosscheck implausible intermittent), P1166 (system too rich).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L ABS module VIN: 3VWST71K26
This car is now fixed. A very special thanks to Lou from New Jersey and Jef Damewood from Ross-Tech support. Here is the procedure: 1 ESP System Function Test 1.1 Notes 1.2 Pre-Conditions 1.3 Instructions 1.3.1 Special Notes ESP System F...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS58D21
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