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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Srs Light On VIN: 4USCH7320T
Customer picked up car and stated that srs light was on, not on when arrived. No one seems to remember if it was on, we had the car for 5 days and it was in and out of the shop a few times. Scanned with Modis 11.2 received code 1 ECU Internal Failure. Code wil...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63462
vehicle belongs to an up and coming tech's(apprentice's) MOM ... had cel on for lean codes left and right. engine performed acceptable with slight roughness at idle when cold(found plugs saturated with oil from inserts).. my observation was alternator bracket ...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33483
Hi All, This one came in with a check engine light and three Vanos related codes. I am at home now so I don't remember all the numbers, sorry I will add the code numbers tomorrow. But one of the original codes was a 104. The other two codes were two digit cod... Trouble codes: 104 (106 -), 106
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L top VIN: WBAEK73425
I have this 2005 645Ci with a top that will only close about half way at which point it stops and the red light at the switch starts flashing and the display says top not locked. I can then reopen the top completely or I can continue closing the top manually a...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1242X
I have a 99 discovery 2 that was towed in as a no start. upon first glance i found that the alternator battery cable had melted and grounded out on the exhaust manifold and blown the 150 amp main fuse. I replace the fuse and repaired the alternator cable. I th...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALNY22294
Hello All, Engine idles poorly and will not rev until you clear the trouble code.Then it idles as good as this engine can until you restart it.Back to poor idle until you clear the code again. The throttle motors on this engine seem to lose its adaption afte... Trouble codes: P1636 (Throttle position adaption)
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L srs and trans shift and radio VIN: WDBUF26J05
we have a 2005 mercedes e320 cdi that the customer decided that he did no want the in car cell phone in doing this he cut the phone cradle cord in the center console. in doing this he now has no radio and trans shift is very quick and the srs light is on and w...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWRC33483
Customer states and I have been able to duplicate that when the trans is shifted manually only the ses light comes on and sets a P0705 code. My alldata gives me no diag for this code and I hav no scan tool for this car. Thanks for any help or direction...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCB21C82
customer comes in with A/C inop. We replace a blown fuse#s180, and system comes on and is low on charge. We charge system to proper amount, all is good customer leaves. Today customer is back, and fuse is blown again. We start checking, can see the fuse bracke...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L many VIN: YV1TS90D0X
We are diagnosing a problem that affects several computers and many functions that cause running problem, cluster problems, ABS (STC), and a few others. There are several codes CEM-E000, ECM-E003, and TCM-E003 that usually come back quickly. If driven, many mo...

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2006 Audi A4 3.2L RainSense Wiper VIN: WAUAH78E16
It is fixed. Several replies agreed that the coding/adaptions may have reset themselves when the key was turned on with the sensor unplugged. Several replies suggested that the cause may be the non-Audi windshield. (it was a PPG windshield). Well - I rechecked...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L tranny VIN: WBADD6324V
Ok so Im closing this one as boss doesnt want to go any further.I replaced the rf abs sensor as wires were broken @ sensor end.light stays off untill driven.Pulled rf bearing found rubber incapsulated "ring"damaged in 3 spots.replaced bearing asm.still had lig...
1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Unknown VIN: WBSCK9339W
Thanks for allthe responses. The problem turned out to be that the starter was not fully retracting and was hitting the ring gear. I had suspected this but because the was not very loud I did not persue it at first. One reply to an earlier request about a ca...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6336X
Fixed FINALLY! Okay, so jeff thanks. I went to and read what they say about repairing the vanos. they sent us a kit, and i replaced all of the o rings. installed back the vanos unit and associated bits. filled the car with coolant and... Trouble codes: P0101, P0441.
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cooling fans VIN: SAJEA51D82
I received no useful information. I don't know why everyone's answer for everything is to disconnect the battery. That just drives me crazy. Since I know the module is bad because the left fan does not work the customer is saving money so we can put in a new o...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L auxillary water pump VIN: 4JGAB7583A
Thanks to Steve, Avanish and Mark for all the info. I found the next morning that the recirc pump was very loud and cutting in and out. The heater controls are working as they should. New pump is on order as well as the belt and tensioner. Thanks again for hel...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M51
First of all I want to thank everybody fro there help. The oil pressure issue was just a false alarm. The owner seen the light after the car stalled. I tried a maf but that didn't help. I cleaned the throttle body (light film of oil) and the car runs fine.... Trouble codes: P1137 (Fuel trim bank 1 add system too rich), P1176 (Bank 1 O2 sensor correction behind catalyst control limit reached), P1297 (Pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve).
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWFB21J52
The new MAF sensor was boxed wrong, wasn't a intergrated temp sensor MAF. Installed new correct part and all codes went away and runs great, New cat installed, shouldn't have a problem passing emissions now. Thanks for the help Ontario, Canada Dave Trouble codes: P0113.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start, VIN: 3VWRL71K79
Hello and thanks everyone. After rechecking all our work and reading the various replies I am certain the high pressure pump that feeds the injectors has a problem and will fail. The customer decided since he has AAA plus he will drive it and try to clean it ...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Unknown VIN: YV1CZ91H44
Before explaining the fixing I have to specially thanks to Dave from Florida, Dave you help me opening my mind to the right path. The problem was the input speed sensor. The way I found out was by using a external 5 volt supplier ( a voltage reducer from Radi...
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