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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L engine VIN: WBADT634X3
Vehicle came here with a complaint of 'engine miss' and check engine light on and poor cabin heat while running. The check engine light was set by a transmission code for converter slip. I believe the poor heat is a bad thermostat. Temperature gauge is normal...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L ignition coils VIN: WBAVC93557
Upon re-assembly we have NO voltage going to cylinders # 1, 2 and 3. I checked to see if I was getting a voltage signal at the DME for the coils and there is NO signal being sent by the DME to the coils. My question here is why is there no signal being sent to...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Blower motor VIN: WDBGA43E1S
This car had no blower motor operation. The customer took it to a Benz dealer and paid for diagnostics. He was told it needed a blower motor regulator. He called my shop to get a quote to replace the regulator and then brought it to me. I explained that we wer...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L steering VIN: WDBRF61J72
Car came in with steering complaint.Test drove, car wanders above 40 mph.(like wind blowing you about) Steering seemed tight. On inspection found broken rear coil springs.Checked all bushings front and rear,replaced rear springs.preformed alignment,reset steer...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L odometer VIN: WDB2110652
since service resets carried out the odometer display has changed to a row of flashing dashes --- and customer reports that the lamps on warning chime when exiting the vehicle has stopped functioning. Cannot find anything relating to lamps on chime option in s...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Seat belt VIN: 4JGAB57E23
When the rear seat is folded down, the seatbelt will not release allowing the seat to return upright. Works with seat in upright position. Replaced seatbelt but am having the same results. Any suggestions?
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V12
this is an interesting one. The car came in on the hook. It would idle all day long but when you would accelerate the car it would do fine but after about 5 seconds it would just shut off, restart just fine and do the same thing over again. It had 4 stored cod... Trouble codes: 16795 (secondary air incorrect flow), 16555 (sys to lean), 16486 (MAF input to low), 16500 (coolant temp malf.)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L abs wiring or ecu VIN: 3VWCD21C93
I pulled these codes with a older snap on brick scannerwith the german up date and got codes 01276 ABS hydralic pump-V64 and code 01316 electrical problem in circuit. The customer also said his son drove the car home tonight and jerked it right to left and the...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWST71K65
This vehicle misses and belches black smoke on acceleration. Starts and idles perfectly. Upon acceleration it begins to miss and a dense black clould spews from the tailpipe. Has no power either on acceleration. Disconnecting the MAF allows the engine to run a...

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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L immobilzer VIN: WAULT64B43
long story on the audi is dash cluster micro processor burnt out .audi says new cluster for 1000.00 and programing will be the fix. thanks to all for your help
2002 BMW M5 5.0L No Start
Fuel pump relay is located in trunk on passenger side. We verified this by using Autologic scan tool to run pump, power at pump with relay in but pump not running. Removed relay and no power to pump. Replaced fuel pump assembly, also replaced relay due to code...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L rack VIN: 5UXFA535X3
thanks a bunch for the suggestions but it ended up being the new pressure hose from the pump to the rack that was put on. Put another one on and no more noise.
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBANA73534
Hello all, This one is finally fixed. With the help of other here and new information, we resolved this car. It turns out this car did not die on the road, but would not start after the keys were dropped from a 2nd story window. We got a new key from the deal...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Power Brake Assist VIN: SAJNW4844N
Hi again, and thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately, we have not yet fixed this car. The customer isn't in a hurry, and the service writer who is dealing with it was on vacation, so it got pushed to the back burner for too long to finish it before having...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L engine knock VIN: SAJDA01P72
I Believe the timing chains and tensioners are the problem ,however the aftermarket warranty folks wont agree since they cant SEE the Knock ,what a bunch of bull . When and if I get to repair I'll post thanks for the help
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on
Finally got this one back in the shop...It ended up being the ECM. Replaced it and all is fine. Even though the specs were fine and the data in the ECM was good, it just would not actuate the throttle body. Trouble codes: P020E, P0120 (Throttle deflection).
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door handle VIN: WDBNG75J66
No joy on this one, the replies either said there was no source for the buttons, or "let me know if you find them". Only fix is new handles. Customer chose to not fix it; can't blame him. Thanks for the replies! Rick
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B43
Thanks guys yall hit it right off. I pinched off the hose, roughness went away It was indeed the PCV under the intake Take care Thanks again Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L power loos VIN: 3VWRA69M35
thanks all the problem was on the timing marks at the camshaft
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L all elecrical VIN: YV1VS255XY
Thanks to all that replied. after setting outside over night it would act up. The batt voltage was at 11.8v at batt and input to ignition switch but was at 11.2 coming out of the switch so replaced it thinking the drop may get larger with amperage draw. Lettin...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Cam Timing/VVT VIN: YV1LS61JXY
Fixed. Art and Robert pretty much nailed it along with my methods, seems that the timing cover marks are nothing more than references after the fact. The line on the rear cog on the intake VVT sprocket did line up with the parting line on the cyl head upper c...
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