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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Battery VIN: 5UXFB33563
This vehicle came in with battery going dead in 3-4 days. Alternator was replaced for 12v output. Now has 14v output. Battery was charged to [...] sat over weekend at shop, started up and checked fine on Mon. Customer took truck and came back next day wit...
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPC93457
we have a 2007 bmw x3 with the listed codes, I would like to know if the thermostat code turns on the cel and if anybody knows the ews-dme interface fault.We are going to start with the evap fault Trouble codes: 2EF5, 2A13, 2F4A
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L 5th gear VIN: WDBFA63E0S
Hi guys, got this 95 sl320 that wont go into 5th gear. The transmission has been serviced with the correct fluid and filter kit but made no difference. All the other gears work ok. Im unable to retrieve codes at the trans computer since this car is too old.Is ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF72F0V
Try this one out, car came in with high idle, engine light on, replaced air flow meter, clear light, car comes back 2 days later same problem,replace eta with known good unit, still have high idle, spray carb cleaner under intake car stalls, remove intake repl... Trouble codes: P0507
1984 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWCA0533E
Hello all you vw techs--- we have this old vw scirocco in the shop that's driving me crazy!!! we've replaced all fuel components,except the fuel pump (pressure and volumn good).the problem is,when ever we plug in the frequency valve, the engine shuts off and ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Immobilzer VIN: 3VWSK69M23
I replaced the starter on this vehicle for a noise. I disconnected the battery to do so. Once completed the vehicle will start but immediately die. I do have the VAG scan tool. I thought it was the T-body because I had no throttle response. Adapted that with n...

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2001 Audi A6 2.8L camshaft timing VIN: WAUBH64B01
Thanks for all of the replies. I got it running smoothly with no misfires. I had to adjust the driver side bank 2 chain timing by 1 more tooth. It was 2 links off when it got here. As far as the confusion of the number of links and marks and such, after counti...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6346X
Well, this car is finally fixed. The culprit was a rear wheel bearing. BMW does not use tone rings for their sensors. They read off the bearing itself. We labscoped the sensors until we finally got a small difference in the left rear. You can see into the area...
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L coolant VIN: WBANF33506
Thank you everybody. The customer hasn't decided to bring the car in so I can fix it. If it comes back I will replace the cooler and repost as to weather or not it is fixed. I suspect you are all right but, the customer doesn't want to spen the money on a car ...
2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L oil reset VIN: SALMF15457
Have to buy some special reset tool for Land Rovers. Thank you.
2004 Other European Vito 111 CDI 111CID No Start VIN: WDF6396052
no valid info. if I ever find out what is going on with it I will post and let everyone know what was found. Trouble codes: 21230.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WP1AB29P14
It was as simple fix as one ignition coil. We did so many direct ignition coil problems in other German cars. This time we just went wrong path because of time consuming ignition coil access and our faulty fuel pressure gauge. From replies it looks that ignit... Trouble codes: P0011 (A camshaft position timing over advanced B1), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0199 (Engine oil temperature sensor intermittent).
1973 Volkswagen Transporter 1.6L Lighting VIN: 2222215461
yes you all were right the customer had a repair manual with wiring diagram built that way
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H3V
After I found and addressed to customer about various other problems needing repairs during diagnosis for no start, customer decided to junk the car. So I stopped check out and car has been scrapped. My diagnosis at that time indicated a defective, intermitten...
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59266
Thanks for the input. We replaced the exhaust cam reset valve. We did not see anything wrong with the valve. The oil was good and clean. The customer just called and has driven 200 miles without the light coming back on. Trouble codes: P0027 (Exhaust camshaft control).
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