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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53491
have tested all the usual areas for this complaint, and all is well.found that DME is not giving groung to activate air pump or vacuum solinoid,also ECT is working normally.what else can ihibit this function other than failing DME? any help is good help,thanks... Trouble codes: P0492, P0491
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53592
After reading codes wich indicated a bad vent valve I replaced vent valve and all connecting hoses and the busted intake hose and cleared adaptives. All codes returned. Tried 2 air mass meters with no change, all codes returned. When watcing data (autologic) ... Trouble codes: 202 (Bank 1 control limit), 203 (Bank 2 control limit), 227 (Bank 1 range exceeded), 228 (bank 2 range exceeded), 238 (through 243 misfire on each cylinder)
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L wipers VIN: WBAVB135X6
Vehicle came in with inoperable wipers.Checking here we found the relay to be a common problem.In order to test the relay we have to FIND it. The schematics we pulled from Mitchell & the location of the relay as posted in previous tech helps here have not led ...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L suspension controller VIN: SALME11495
Sorry for such a seemingly petty request but I can't find the suspension control module for this LR. We have Mitchell's and Alldata and even though this car is 6 years old there is very little info for it. I'm told the sus module is under the left side of the ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L fuel tank lid
Hi Benz we have a ML350(164) that the fuel tank lid is hard to removed.We need special tool (164 589 01 07 00) but this tool is hard to buy here.Who can tell me the size of this tool so we can make ot ourself? Thank you. ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Uec VIN: YS3FB49S73
The vehicle came in with inop headlamps, windsheild wipers and turn signals. Checked bus with Tech 2 and it says underhood electrical center not added.I got security access and attempted to add the underhood electrical center to vehicle and I don't have commun...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 9BWGP61J02
Car surges/hunts at idle about 200 rpm when A/c is turned on or when car is first started, also when put in gear. Original complaint was a check engine light & engine shaking at idle, we replaced the EGR assembly/ flapper valve due to being clogged with carbon... Trouble codes: P0671 (glow plug circuit)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heat VIN: WVWRH63B52
Hi everyone, I have just completed a timing belt, thermostat and water pump {steel impeller}and new coolant.I'm getting no heat at idle but above 1500 rpm it's fine. I have seen many Audi/VW with broken impellers therefor I always install a steel impeller typ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Whistle VIN: 3VWRR69M64
Hello techs: A TDI BEW VW with the turbo boost position sensor code on a high mileage diesel with low power. Pretty straightforward repair turning into complicated issue. I put in a new turbo from buyautoparts and the first thing was the outlet on the housing ... Trouble codes: 18996 (P2564 Turbo boost position sensor out of range)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L serp belt VIN: 3VWCR31C34
Veh has vibration at serp belt tensioner when condensor fans come on. Symptoms were for the one way clutch on the alt. Replaced clutch and did not change symptoms. Used old style manual alt tested and loaded alt to 50 amps and that makes serp belt vibrate badl...
2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L fuse 37 VIN: WVWKG61J14
Hi, thanks in advance for your help. This car blew fuse # 37 when the customer came to pick it up(after I had test driven many miles of course). Car wouldn't restart, no communication between modules, no ck engine light. I assumed that it had to be something I...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3VWDF71K95
Car limped in with poor/no throttle response-listed codes present-however throttle codes do not match a 2.5 engine in MOD or ALLDATA-just a 2.0?-cleared codes and p1559 returns as soon as you open the throttle-from everything I am reading it would appear the t... Trouble codes: P1559 (Fault in basic settings), P0118 (Thermostat), P1545 (Throttle body), P0121 (Throttle switch), P1545 (Throttle body)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Air Conditioning VIN: YV1RS58DX1
This is my mother in laws car which she just purchased at an auction. Shortly after she had pep boys replace the battery then the climate control unit went dead. She brought the car to a volvo specialist who said the heater unit needs to be replaced with a new...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Rt/front door VIN: YV1SZ58D41
Sometimes, there's a loud buzzing coming from right/front door and the window won't operate. This occurred after putting window down to replace mirror glass & drive motor, key on or off. After a while, the buzzing stops and the window operates normally. Custom...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61R52
Car won't start. Engine Cranks fine but won't start. I have put a battery charger on for testing as the headlights come on every time the key is turned on. Fuel Pressure jumps to 53PSI when key is cycled on but drops to 50 after the initial 2 second power up ...

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2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L brake lights always on with ign key on VIN: WAUBF48H17
I have traced it down to a steering colum module or eltric control module. Either module needs to be programed at the dealer. Decided to send this back to customer and let the dealer diag the problem
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGN634X4
Thanks to all that took the time to respond. I got a few good ideas from the replies. We let the customer drive the car for a few days to see if the oil smoke would go away on its own and it did. The MIL has not come back yet but we're recommending the 2 post ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Dsc VIN: WBAVB135X6
Thank you Bernard, Progman did not comunicate or understand the DSC software. OSS is the way to go. OSS fixed my problem with the software.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Surge, shudder VIN: WDBRF64J73
We did take a sample of the fliud and it did look contaminated ( orangish/bronze in color).We changed the Valeo radiator and flushed the system using our BG trans flush machine, we could watch the fluid clean up. Took it for a test drive, the surge and shudder...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3FD49Y03
The customer picked up the car and has not returned yet. When the car returns, I plan to visually check the optical bus at each component in the system. There should be light on the optical cable in and out. Componentes can be bypassed by looping the light ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
ok, this one is fixed, it ended up havinga used cluster and after the cluster i gained scanner with everything but the engine ecu. ended up installing a used ecu, having it recoded and all is well. no shorts found in the data lines. thanks everyone for your he...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L parking brake VIN: WVWEK73C06
I tried to run thru the procedure again using my Verus in the expert mode, using the block codes from Danny (thanks!), but vehicle would not respond. Worked yesterday in vehicle mode, so I suspected that something else was up. No codes anywhere in any modules...
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1SW61T24
Fixed car and drives like a dream. Was able to trace down to a restricted cat. Thanks for all the input everyone.
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