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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L convertible top VIN: WBAB53482J
Need help from BMW techs, on this 330ci the convertible top won't open (no noises)and the upper red light next to the switch is flashing. When the customer brought the car in it was working going down only about 8 inches from the windshield and was jerking and...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L hard shift on take of VIN: 4X4DP68815
Hi BMW guys,Please help if you can.This car was bought from USA and is a complete bust from what was advertised. The vehicle has multiple codes and i would appreciate you help very much before i start changing parts. engine codes, ambiant temp.,n, electronics ...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAVD135X
need help our Autologic crapped out in the middle of testing & we had several codes: 1) CAS AOB4 start operation (we are waiting for another key from customer) Code does not clear 2) DME 2A80 Intake VANOS activation 3) DME 2A85 Exhaust VANOS activation 4) D... Trouble codes: A0B4
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L switch backlighting VIN: WBXPC93437
All of the switches in the car that light up are always dimly lit and the battery will go dead as a result over a couple of days. I can access (scan tool)all the modules on the car except for the LSZ Light switching center. When you run the dimmer wheel next t...
1991 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJTW4847M
This Jaguar came in for a steering malfunction, to much play in the wheel. Found that steering rack was bad an replaced it. Drove car to have it aligned, about 30min away, and back. When I got back the engine was hot and it would start but then instantly die. ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42CXY
Hi there, I am looking for some input from other technicians on the forum, or members that have dealt with this issue on an AJ27 equipped XJ8 or XK8, both naturally aspirated. I have had 3 vehicles in the past year with the P0172, P0175 codes, and the fix is p... Trouble codes: P0172 (A bank combustion too rich), P0175 (B bank combustion too rich)
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: WDBA123456
Need some assistanc from ANYONE this mercedes is killing me. Car came in from a long storage 6 months or so was droped off by a tow truck. customer sayed car died on way to shop. Cheaked for spark found decent spark found plugs very fuel fouled. Replaced plugs...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Temperture VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Car came in here with the radiator broken and the cooling fans not working. We replaced the radiator, Thermostat, Fan Clutch, Cooling Fan Assembly. Also replaced the Evaporator Temp Sensor, Ambient Temp Sensor, Coolant Temp Sensor, and The High Pressure A/C Sw...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L maintenance lit VIN: WDBFA68F0X
How do you reset the maintenance indicator on this car?-both mitchell and alldata "skip over" this model this there a manual way of resetting?The closest procedure I found was holding the one dash button while turning the ignition to on-that doesn't wo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Stop and tail lamps VIN: WDBRF61J41
This Vehicles right side tail, stop, Backup lights are inop. all fuses ok, replaced all bulbs with OEM bulbs. Found someone had all ready jumpered left side tail and stop lamp circuits to right side circuits to make the light work. I removed this jumper and re...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Rear Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF70J13
So this 2003 E500 Mercedes is no longer my friend. This is the 3rd time this customer is back here with the rear suspension sunk to the ground. I have done everything that I can with this one and still this thing has problems. I checked the car out and both th...
2006 Other European Fortwo .8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: WMEAK00F36
This Smart Car CDI will become hard starting after sitting for a few hours. The injectors are firing and there is exhaust smoke coming out the tailpipe. Once warm the engine runs fine. The coolant temperature is at 20*C right now and I am not seeing any activa... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected)
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Runs at key off VIN: WPOZZZ93ZK
This car came to me in a horrible running condition and in need of an engine overhaul. Once completed and back in, the engine runs like a champ. Fires right up, lots of power, smooth idle, etc. The problem is at key-off, the engine continues to run until the...
1979 Rolls Royce Corniche 6.7L calipers
Customer came in complaining car shakes and makes alot of noise from front end. tech looked at it and saw smoke coming from brakes, started to test drive but front brakes would lock up when depressing pedal then gradually release after he let off the pedal. We...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWDB61E4X
We have this VW that will stall at a stop when warm. I smoke tested for vacuum leaks and found none. Sounds like a dirty IAC or throttle body but this car has drive by wire and the throttle plate looks clean. Should I try to use a cleaner on this or will I dam...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MZY
This Jetta will occasionally miss only on #1 cylinder, sometimes runs well quite a while without missing, but then misses on #1 only. Please help! Thanks. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M21
vehicle came in with code p1432 vag 17840 secondary air injection system switching valve circuit open. sytem apeared to work properly combination valve opened and air pump ran. suspect intermitent combination valve operation replaced with factory valve. car le... Trouble codes: P1432
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSF71K05
Hi guys need some help from vw techs, i have a 2005 vw jetta with a 2.5 inline motor car came in with complaint of running rough and mil light on found code for crank sensor and multiple missfire on all cylinders. I diagnosed the crank sensor as being bad and ...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5545T
Hi guys, this 850 is a no start. I ran it down to a bad maf, I thought. It will start and run normally with the maf unplugged but pug it in and it will flood the motor. I replaced the maf and same thing, rechecked everything I did first and conclude it's the m...

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2003 Audi TT 1.8L Shift quality VIN: TRUTC28N63
Thanks to everyone who took time to help me. The pressure sensors are located on the valve body, two brass colored switches. I swapped positions to test them but the code never returned. I think the low pressure code was a symptom of a problem with sticking v...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Xenon headlight VIN: WBAET37414
I'd like to thank the kind gentlemen who replied to my query. Unfortunately, our shop doesn't have the necessary equipment to converse with the LCM, so we ended up sending this car and several others to the dealer. This particular car had a bad light switch. ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA26DXM
Well, judging by everyones replies it sounds like I was on the right track to fixing this car. Unfortunately due to the very high price of a replacement fuel distributor (over $2000.00 to the customer) the customer has decided not to repair the vehicle at th...
2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WMWMM33578
Here goes. Jimmy from Miss mentioned vcacuum leaks so we smoke tested the intake and found no leaks. Checked all boots and hoses for tightness. Ordered and replaced the valve cover and rear PCV hose as per Aram. Cleared any codes and road tested the car. The c... Trouble codes: P1497 (P2178- System too rich off idle bank 1), P2178 (System too rich off idle bank 1), P2096 (Post cat fuel trim too lean bank 1), P2097 (Post cat fuel trim too rich bank 1).
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FD49Y87
Thanks for all the replys.put a crank sensor in it and drove it several times with no concerns. Trouble codes: P0337 (Crank sensor a circuit), P0700 (Transmission controlle system), P0725 (Engine speed sensor.).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA29M3X
thought i had closed this several weeks ago,evidently didnt take, so here goes, installed an oe coil pack, engine started right up, still had what i would consider more of a "normal" secondary missfire, installed a set of NGK plugs and OE wires, runs perfect, ... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 missfire).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
thankyou all for replying, ended up being the maf. if i unplugged it it wouldnt stall. funny thing I did this previously,and it still would stall, i even scope the signal and all was good. this has puzzled me, but installed new sensor and all is good.
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L brakes VIN: YVIFA874XK
thanks to everyone who replyed. we replaced the master and have driven the car about 70 miles. brakes havent locked up once. thanks so much
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