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2007 Audi A4 2.0L Unknown VIN: WAUAF78E47
First this is a CVT trans. Customer complaint was car felt like it was slipping in gear. I drove the car and felt nothing the first time .The second drive going up hill at about 60 mph it felt like the car came out of gear for a few seconds then went back into...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ8329V
HI guys this car when get in hot after (30 mail) loos the power & shifting problem ( time)& you have to drive with sport gear
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBANA53574
The customer states that this car is cutting out at idle and will restart, and while driving on the highway the rpms will drop and he said it feels like the brakes or something is holding it back. I can't fault it at this tme. Last week he brought it in with t...
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L KL15 is not being switched in the CAS VIN: WBANA53525
Customer compalint is the car has no crank no start, cluster is blank and only has the key symbol showing when you try to start the car. Also the Control Display (CD) is blank and at times the when you push the button on the MASK radio the CD will work for a...
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Battery VIN: WBAEK73435
Hey fellow techs. Got this 05 BMW 6.45 Ci, towed in. Customer stated vehicle needs a battery. Verified problem, needs battery to start with. Talked with BMW parts to order a battery, was told by parts guy that battery needed to be coded to vehicle otherwise wo...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L No Start VIN: 4JGAB57E13
Hello MBZ Techs, We have got a winner with no codes to lead us in the direction. We have a situation where the car quite and was towed in to our shop. We hooked it up to our DAS and we have no codes... the car cranks but doesn't fire. We have fuel pressure and...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Malfunction VIN: WDBUF70J83
Vehicle came from another shop, they tried to reset the "Service Inspection" somehow they did not clear anything but managed to get more info on the display. Display in cluster - "Main inspection performed on time ?" & "Emmissions Inspect. Performed on time?" ...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRH33545
Vehicle was driven into the shop, the customer stated the wipers were going off and at random without doing anything. He stated that he replaced the battery. The car has never started for me since it got to the shop,won't crank. I pulled codes and there is no ...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Glass VIN: WMWMF73518
Hello tech's., We had a mini come in ,we serviced it, did brake's all good . Customer call's back ,"ever since you worked on it my driver's side window is down about an inch when I come out to drive it after it's been parked for a few hours". Any ideas what m...
2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF3C5XA
Hi thanks in advance for any help. We got this 2010 MINI in with the N12 engine. Customer complained of stalling, code P0015. Clear it and immediatly returned after short drive. Intermittantly the idle will surge, missfire and stall. Swapped exhaust cam sensor... Trouble codes: P0015 (Exhaust cam over retarded)
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Starter VIN: YS3ED58E2X
This one is for the Saab electrical guys out there. I have this very good Saab customer that is having random starting issues, namely no crank. Customer lives many miles away and drives constantly. We have been trying to narrow down a potential cause to go aft...
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...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Long crank to start VIN: YVITS90D2Y
Car came in with an excessive cranking time to get the car started. About 13s to be exact. We checked all the basics and found that while cranking we did not get injection pulse or spark and then out of nowhere it starts and runs great. While running the cars ...
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS59H34
Kind of an odd one here. When driven under light to moderate load the vehicle exhibits a minor lack of power, no codes stored at this point. But, if you take it out on the road and floor the accelerator for about 200 yards it will cut out. At 4700 RPM, like cl... Trouble codes: ECM, 982A

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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53592
Thanks to all that replied, especially Justin, Thomas and Vadim who were right on about the DISA valve on the side of the intake and the possibility that the valve could leak with vac. and not pressure from the smoke machine. The shaft was broken and a 4th smo... 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).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L transmission VIN: SAJEA01T63
Thanks to all who replied on this one. Turns out the J Gate Assembly had a bad circuit board causing the "wont come out of park" condition. Called the dealer to order one and was told by the parts guy that it was a common problem. The part comes as a complete ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L passenger belt tensioner VIN: YS3DD58N6X
This customer has not returned so... ykwim I got some very good tips from several people. Pete [...] told me about a replacement harness from the dealer but the price was stupid money and cust passed. Justin told me about a WIS bulletin about a side a...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Drive-axles VIN: WVWMA63B9X
I appreciate all the input on this one. We ended up putting the other axle in the vehicle and recommended motor mounts. I inserted some rubber exhaust hanger under the oil pan to help with the vibration. This helped so the customer is coming back for the mo...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Rear Brakes VIN: WVWEK73C96
Thanks fellas. All exellent replies and helpful. I came in the morning and played with the ebrake button and they unlocked. I drove it and all good. I have learned something new for sure.
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