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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical
This is a CVT transmission. I have done several of them without anyproblems. For some reason I cannot get this TCM to adapt. Sorry I don't have the codes we've been dealing with this car for a month now. Car came from another shop, gear selector was flashing,...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L engine VIN: WBABS33402
car came in with check coolant leak,and overheat. noticed engine light on, i scanned found misfire on 2 cylinders. but customer did not complain about driveability and during test drive did not notice any misfire. any how i decided to do a combustion test and ...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB53564
Car battery goes dead overnight. Found 2.25 amp draw. Pulled fuses to find circuit that was affected. Found that after pulling fuses for modules in system draw went away, so i puled bus pins from gen. module.With pins removed draw is still their. Nav. system D...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L steering VIN: WBANB33524
Since we have started to service this car...we have solved alot of electical issues by replacing the battery with the correct BMW one and registering it with the AUTOLOGIC. Also the alternator solved the overvoltage codes and flickering INFOTAINMENT display. ...
2005 BMW 745i 4.4L Check Engine On VIN: WBAGL63535
Then after costumer drove 180 miles, check engine was on again, pull engine codes, scanner show 29E7,29E8,29EF, 29F0 check for values adjustment angle B-1 is 0.00, adjustment angle B-2 1.80, inspect for leaks, replaced vacuum hose from valve vacuum pressure to...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Oil Level VIN: WBAWR33567
Can any BMW techs tell me what the oil level reading should be at 100%? The PID is giving me 123 at the Oil Level when Engine is off. Thanks!
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Compressor Operation VIN: WDBBA480XH
Need a little help. im working on a 87 mercedes 560sl. came in shop for a/c service, after servicing the a/c tech. noticed no compressor operation, i try to stay away from old euro cars, especialy when it comes to electrical problems, i did some back probing o...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L airstruts VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
Vehicle came to shop with rear suspension leaking down overnight, replaced rear airstruts and let customer have the vehicle back. The customer had the car for about 2 weeks when all 4 corners started to leak down overnight. Got the Benz back in the shop and ve...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Rear Door Lifter VIN: 4JGBB75EX6
Rear lift gate will not close automatically. Must help the door to get it to close. It opens fine. Replaced motor/actuator assy because actuator was leaking. Problem still exsists. Found fault code 91cf.
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L brake light VIN: WMWMF33529
the brake light came on when the brake sensor wore thru and after replacing the rotors pads and sensors the light will still not go out. ebrake is ok and fluid level. Is there a reset for this?
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWCC21V71
Thanks for helping me on this one. I can't stand working on VW's and this is why. I have an 01 Cabrio that the battery will go dead over night. When i disconnect the NEG lead to the battery and hook up my DVOM i get a reading of .27 AMPS. To me anything under ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J94
Hello all in IATN land. I have a pump deuce that broke the timing belt and ruined the head. I put a new head on along with all the timing components and a water pump. After we completed the job using the correct tools for cam alignment and the correct head gas...

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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11404
After a more thorough smoke test, we found a hairline crack in the left bank catalytic converter. Had converter replaced under waranty. Trouble codes: 1170 (right bank pre cat), 1173 (left bank pre cat).
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Hello All, Thanks to all who replied. We recoded the rear sam a second time and all is well. Thanks again Alex J.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Air Springs VIN: WDBUH65J04
Thanks to everyone for the assistance, not quite fixed yet but at least we've determined the problem. We parked the car outside after disconnecting the electrical connector to the rear air springs and this time both rear springs deflated after 2 days. We were ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF56J96
smoked the intake and found a leak on the front left part of the intake. customer declined on the repairs for now but will notify me when ready to fix them Trouble codes: P2A03.
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L alarm VIN: WMWRC33473
was not able to track this one down, waiting for customer to return when vehicle is acting up. temp outside hasn,t been overly cold. hoping for a cold snap since this only seems to be a problem when really cold. I'll keep ya posted if i do track this one down.
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Horn/Lights VIN: YV1SZ59H44
Car is fixed problem was spare remote was shorting out disconnected all batteries from both remotes no problems went to install battery in spare remote alarm went off removed battery reinstalled battery in other remote no problems. Thanks for all the help
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