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2001 BMW 728il 2.8L vanos
this is a dual vanos m52tu came in with fault codes for intake and exhaust cam sensor fault. replaced both sensors with new genuine intake fault gone exhaust fault still there (code 18) rebuilt vanos unit with new seals no change striped mechanical gears on ca...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L hvac VIN: WBABS33432
Replaced blower motor resistor a few weeks ago due to inop blower motor, now has come back with dash control dead and no functions at all, trying to check power grounds etc but mitchel and alldata wiring diagrams do not directly match vehicle. Would like to ge...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Warning Light VIN: WBAGL63473
Hello BMW Techs, we've got another challenge and another oppurtunity to learn something. The codes we've listed on this post won't go away they keep coming up. On the display in the car the client sees Hydraulic System inactive, intermittently. Does this vehic... Trouble codes: 5D5C, 5D5B
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGN63474
The question that I would like to see if you can answer, why would this engine when only warm - put out blue smoke at idle? We have looked at what we call the crank case ventilation pump, it's about 1 year old. Customer stated that the oil leaks and the blue s...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPE1447T
Customer whent to work like every other day, when he came out car would not start, towed to shop found security code. I have done what ever miitcehl or alldata said as far as reprograming key fob ( will not acticate or de activate alarm, or close and open dooo... Trouble codes: 1622 (Repeted ecm security code)
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2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Transmission, ABS, PCM, Cluster VIN: YS3EH48G11
Came in with ABS, Brake, CEL and Trans lights on. Takes off in 3rd gear. Speedo, temp gauges don't work. Does not communicate when vehicle is started. Scoped P-line communication and had erratic signal riding on 6V on both +/-. Unplugged all modules on P-line ...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBC21V11
car came in with a no start had a good spark can not get date with scanner all say n/a with the scanner pluged in it turns off when trying to start the car. Car will start and stall in about a min with no injection at all can it be the ECM at all crapping out ...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24BXW
OK! FOUND THE PROBLEM WITH THIS LITTLE MONSTER. WE ENDED UP PULLING THE VALVE COVER TO FIND THE VVT CHAIN GUIDE HAD SHATTERED. WITHOUT THE GUIDE THE CHAIN WASNT TENSIONED CORRECTLY CAUSING THE NO COMPRESSION. ALSO THE CAM SENSOR WAS ON THE SECOND CAM SHAFT NOT... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P1338 (Bank 1 cam position sensor short).
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Trunk Latch VIN: WBANA73564
Thank you to all that replied! Justin from North Carolina hit it right on the head. The problem was in the wiring loom of the trunk. The wires were broken right where the loom flexes as the trunk is opening and closing all these years. We opened up the the loo...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L multi contour seats VIN: WDBSK75F73
Either nobody else had seen an SL blow all the pneumatic bladders, or they had no opinion about what causes it to happen...either way, I replaced them all as well as the overpressure reservoir for the PSE, which is also known as a dashpot. Car has been gone 2 ...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz GL550 5.5L Service reset VIN: 4JGBF86E79
Customer never showed but Steve's response was right on www.startekinfo.com gave me the info I needed, Thanks Steve!
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