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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBANA53574
This car is cutting out at idle this is the 3rd week it has been hear I was not able to duplicate the fault untill today. 2 weeks ago I replaced the throttle body for throttle codes and not revving up last week I checked the battery it failed the load test. Wh... Trouble codes: 28B2, 5F77
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L radiator VIN: WBANB53586
Hello BMW Techs New customer came to us and said another shop told her that the thermostat needed to be replaced, due to the radiator had two different temperatures at the top and at the bottom and engine had been running hot, we could not duplicate problem, ...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L evaporator drain VIN: WBAWL73577
Car came in with a/c draining into car. Found BMW SBI # 64 05 09 stating that a updated plastic retaining ring needed to be replaced on the bottom of the evaporator case. The bulletin wasn't real clear on how to do this.The ring looks like it goes thru the flo...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L ignition leads VIN: WDB1290662
Hi all, i have this 500sl towed in with a no start problem, tested and replaged a faulty crank angle sensor, but will not start, i do have fuel and spark now, it has a new set of leads fitted and it appears they are wrong, i need to know the firing order, cyli...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33404
Code sets immediately. Will not idle.really can't find any info on this code. Any help will be greatly appriciated Trouble codes: 1689 (Electronic Throttle Control Monitor Level 2/3 Torque Calculation Error)
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems
Hi all I just need someone to help me clarify Code p0597 Thermostat Heater Control open or short. Can someone please tell me what the Thermostat heater is I can't find any good info on this code. Just some background info would be awesome. Thanks in advance Tr...
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L Starting VIN: 5S3ET13S85
this saab want a be has an intermittent no crank condition that we have only seen once briefly. Originally was towed to our shop when it wouldnt start. Once here it started fine. Customer stated that last time this happened the tow truck driver banged on start...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWNA23B7Y
Veh came in with severe engine vibration. We found that the timing belt was one tooth off and replace it. The front, side motor mounts were weak and we replaced them also. Engine still vibrates at all engine speeds. It is not as bad as when it came in but is s...

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2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Comp/Fans VIN: SALMF15488
Turns out this bad boy had a problem with the low side pressure hose. The low side hose has a pressure cut-off switch built into and is not s replaceable component. The pressure switch would not allow the compressor to activate even though it was charged to sp...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Glass VIN: WMWMF73518
Thank's to all , The customer called and said the window is fixed. I can only hope he did what I told him to do,hold the switch in the up position for 3 sec. then down. Thank's G.T.
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS59H34
Thanks to Paul from VA for pointing me in the right direction. At the end of the day it was simply a seized turbo. It had been to 3 other shops where they eventually threw their hands up on it. No codes relating to lack of boost pressure stored and apparentl... Trouble codes: ECM, 982A.
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