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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Readiness monitors VIN: 4USCD8327T
Customer has been driving vehicle for months in hopes to complete readiness monitors. Thermostat was not allowing vehicle to reach operating temperature, so we replaced that. Could not find any other anomalies.we have also noted that under acceleration, at hig...
2004 BMW M3 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBSBL93444
this bmw can in with a no start due to battery dead. you can start the car and it dies almost right away. Will start and run on alternate fuel. scanner shows that car is not in double no start and we get a rpm signal from the scann on starting attempt. Seems t... Trouble codes: 179 (bank 2 cat), 178 (bank 1 cat)
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC93508
Hello all, i had a 07 328xi come in for 65k service today. I changed engine oil, air filter and cabin filter. After performing the service, we started the car. It ran rough and stalled. Tried again and it started and idled but misfired. Check engine light came... Trouble codes: 2D06
2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L airbag system VIN: WP1AB29P88
This car ran off the road and the curtain airbags and seat belts went off also the main airbag power shut down relay. Other than that you couldnt tell the car was crashed. We replaced all affected items. We were then left with 2 codes for the aws not calibrate...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3ED59Z82
hi guys, this car had a bad overheat. We bought rebuilt cylinder heads and timing belt, pulled oil pan because oil sludge. Car runs perfect just off idle. Accelerates extreme! Used factory tool on t-belt. I did the same t-belt on the next car and was perfec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Traction Control VIN: YS3FD49Y76
Customer complaint is that traction control light is on. Does not appear to have set a code. Car seems to drive fine and as far as both the customer and myself can tell all systems are working as they should. This is my first venture in to this system on this...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L engine VIN: YV1NK56D7X
Used Vida to read all codes in all computers. The only engine computer code was ECM-720A Immobilizer communication - signal missing. There were no codes in the immobilizer computer. There is only one key. Volvo Technical Journal RTJ8853 address this code. It w...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
i have this volvo that is killing me,within 5 miles the long term fuel trim will go to -25% and set the code we have smoke tested the intake for leaks/none,checked fuel psi 55-58lbs,checked the crankcase ventilation system 6mbar of vacuum,removed the fuel rail... Trouble codes: 261A

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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Engine VIN: SALAE24416
Thanks for all the help guys. After discussing it with the closest Land Rover dealer they found an open recall on the fuel pump. The head tech there suspected it was the cause of the lean codes and the hard start. (sorry he never told me the exact nature of th...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L abs VIN: WP1AB29P13
removed the main abs connector at the module to further check wiring and found water contamination, probably from clogged cowl drain. Cleaned and re connected all is well.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L lock-up, drive VIN: 3VWSG69M01
Set adabtive settings and added a little more fluid. Drove it 15 miles . Seems O.K.! Displays at shifter and instruments work. Thanks much
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cruise/Speedo VIN: 3VWCD21C73
as most of the replies stated it was the speedo driven gear on the differential inside the transmission that was loose-replaced the gear and all is well-Thanks to all who replied-Deke
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSK69M04
yes it was in the pump and no longer stalls around corners when at 1/4 tank of gas. What was exactly wrong I can only surmise it was air getting sucked in someplace. The sender was correct but I still replace the sender and module, no use in too many return ...
2003 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1SW58D33
Thanks to all that replied. Going concensus is that the Throttle body needs cleaned and that a bad pcm is rare. Unfortunatley the car has not been back and is rummored to have been sold. Trouble codes: 130A, 1300 (mass air flow sensor).
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