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2002 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBSBL93472
code p1603 and loss the power after accident Trouble codes: P1603
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Height Control VIN: 5UXFA53592
Hello all, This vehicle was brought to me with a "Inactive Suspension" message displayed on the cluster. The customer stated that it had come on a couple of day prior, and the morning he brought it in the battery was dead. I scanned it with my PC Retreiver an...
2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Seal VIN: SAJDA15B51
Vehicle came in with trans leaking at right frint corner of trans, this is a mercedez trans, typical harness connector seal , have replaced dozens of them on mercedez . To get the part from jag dealer they have to special order it, and costs $100+ , so we get ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Vehicle runs good, the only concern is that the check engine light comes on and then there is a miss until you cycle the key off and back on again, then the miss is gone. We have driven the vehicle for several days and it is always the same, it will act up on ... Trouble codes: P0306
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V81
New customer came with check engine light no running complaints, pulled out 9 codes for circuits shorted to ground, no shorts found, found tsb for fuel pump relay causing this problem, installed new relay, cleared codes, test drove and rescanned, found p1255 t... Trouble codes: P1225 (Cyl. 1 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1226 (Cyl. 2 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1227 (Cyl. 3 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1228 (Cyl. 4 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1255 (Engine coolant temp circuit short to ground), P1451 (Secondary air system circuit short to ground)
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1NK5372W
This vehicle came in failing smog for high nox and check engine light on. Had codes p0172 bank 1 too rich. P0455 evap gross leak. P0102 mass air flow low. We repaired a vacuum leak on #5 intake runner area, decarb treatment and cleared the codes. Retested but ...

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1985 Audi Quattro 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUDC0854F
Thank you very much for all your comments, we went through all the systems as suggested. Although the Audi had a hot start - hard start issue, it did run and perform very well once started. We did a timed fuel pressure test of the system and it was maintaining...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7320V
Hello all FIXED...After checking everything over and over I pulled the trigger and ordered a new DME from the dealer. Programmed it and drove it almost 100 miles. No more faults detected. Thanks for all your help. Happy Holidays, Tom [...] Trouble codes: P0325 (knock senor 1 BMW code 210 detected 74 times), P0330 (knock sensor 2 BMW code 211 detected 222 times).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01TX3
This problem is fixed. The first reply from John had the solution. He asked if I had cleared the KAM. Since I speak Bosch and my Ford is a little rusty I had to look it up, and no I hadn't. So I unhooked the battery for a while and tried it again, the pressure... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor range/performance).
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L compressor/heat VIN: 1070441204
thanks to all who replied. sorry it took so long been waiting on the kit. all the diagrams were helpful...also the comment about whacking it with a wrench or mallet identified my culprit atc..
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J61
I am going to consider this car fixed. I replaced both front 02 sensors and 1 rear (thats all the dealer had in stock) on the rear sensor, I replaced the one on the right that was full of oil from the previous trans connector leak. I drove the car 110 miles. a... Trouble codes: P2110, P2083, P200F, P2082.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF65J81
Thanks to all who replied, some very good suggestions. The customer picked up the vehicle without repairs and will return later when possible. I will recommend a new throttle sensor at that time based on the replies you have provided.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Oil Pan VIN: 3VWRA81H9R
I decided to go with the fatory replacement and use the baffle plate with the gasket attached. Since the baffle is supposed to keep the oil pump from drawing air during turns and stops I decided it was best to stick with a OEM repair. Thanks for all your input...
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