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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L engine VIN: ZARBA5586J
This vehicle came in to us not running. Customer had the car sitting for over a year and wanted to get it running again and said all it needed was gas...We checked over the car and found a no spark condition replaced the coil, wires, spark plugs, cap and rotor...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Back up lamps VIN: WAUBB88D8V
Hello and HELP to everyone. I have this 1997 Audi A4(4 cylinder turbo) in with no reverse lamps. This is an automatic transmission car. The wiring diagrams to these make me want to become a couch vegetable. It appears that the neutral safety switch applies a...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Ecm VIN: WAUED64B01
Need to correct communication issue with ECM to make other repairs for smog.
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Auto Release VIN: WBAGN63472
The automatic trunk opener is operating slowly. We have checked the fluid level in the pump. The question is how do we check if the the trunk supports or the pump is the cause?
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 X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: 5UXFA13575
hello we have a 05 x5 and it has an intermitant non start. customer says the starter does not crank sometimes. in the past week the car has been started 20-25 times and not started about 5 times. car has no codes and we have not been able to duplicate problem....
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWB73537
car came in with code p0174 lean bank 2. I smoke tested the intake no leaks. the car is not equipped with a mass air sensor. alldata stinks when it comes to info on bmws. Any help appreciatted. Trouble codes: P0174, P0128
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVA33567
Problem was first address by a local BMW dealer. They replaced battery several months ago. When car failed to start a few days later, customer came to us. This car is often parked for 3-4 days between drives. Switch on ignition, push starter button while foot ... Trouble codes: 2A37, 2A47, 2A45, 2A77, 2A3F
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF11404
Cannot get rid of Knock sensor codes. They have been occuring since last repair 4 months or more ago. Engine was overheated before that(water pump bad). Customer not changing oil either when it is due and there is a distinct audible noise from engine at idle(h... Trouble codes: P1327 (Knock sensor2 circuit fault -Bank 1), P0332 (Knock sensor 3 circuit fault - Bank 2), P0327 (Knock sensor 1 circuit fault - bank 1)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Vacuum Pump VIN: WDBGA51E1P
Thanks to all in advance. My question is about the vacuum pump under the rear seat. There are no symptoms or problems, just a potential for one. When the car came to us (for various problems) we noticed that the vacuum line block was held in place by a zip tie...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L steering column VIN: WDBTK65G35
Hello everyone. Today i looked a 2005 MB CLK320 that had the complant of no movement from the telescoping steering wheel in the up and down tilt function. In and out works fine. I started tearing the dash apart ,then i was told to throw it back together custom...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB25E09
Good Monday morning all! The vehicle is unforunatly own by really busy people and when the adblue warning comes on they are way too busy to do anything about it. So now I finally have this vehicle for service, I added ad blue but this time the warning on the d...
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid 3.0L Oil Reminder VIN: WP1AE2A27B
Hi friends, some body known how i can reset oil reminder, i have piwis v26 with bosch kts system but this coverage is until 2010. please help me asap.
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L No Start VIN: WV2ZB0250E
hello,1984 vw vanagon cranks but will not start,no pulse to injectors and no came in customer states after driving few miles vehicle stalls,1st when vehicle started had loud exhaust leak at driver side fixed gasket found wires next to it damaged(wire...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Engine start VIN: 3VWWC81H6S
Car came in with dying at start up and rough running. We replaced coolant temp sensor, oxygen sensor, MAF sensor and did full tune up on vehicle. Runs alot smoother and when it left we had "fixed" the dying at start up issue. Customer says that happens when ho...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPG71KX6
After finding smoke from the evap tester bellowing out from the top of the fuel tank i removed the round access panel under the rear seat for a look. There I found smoke spewing from a single nipple on the top of the pump assembly. The white plastic nipple is ... Trouble codes: P0455
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L eng light VIN: 3VWRL71K79
hello techs. i have scanned this car for codes.1162,1025,1151.i can not find any info on these codes hopefully someone out there can shine some light on them.

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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Plastic Housing at rear of engine VIN: WBACC0329W
The attached replies are worth reading, but we did NOT do the work - customer decided to trade the car. A summary of the replies: Yes, the plastic housing can be removed with the head still in place. Some are doing it without removing the valve cover, others d...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAGK2328W
My apologies for the delay on closing this one. I've been playing tag with owner as we've both been out of town. We had three responses on this one. Ideas included checking engine vacuum and converter efficiency during a failure event. Another suggested swappi... Trouble codes: 68 (cyl 6 misfire), 69 (cyl 7 misfire), 71 (cyl 9 misfire), 74 (cyl 12 misfire), 202 (ignition circuit monitoring A), 203 (ignition circuit monitoring B).
2006 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB53576
This vehicle was fixed, although not by us. A helpful tech at the local BMW dealership suggested that the crankshaft sprocket may have slipped. He said this is common as it isn't keyed; it is held in position by over 300 lbs of torque on the harmonic balancer ... Trouble codes: B0A98, P1554 (Generic Intake camshaft/crankshaft correlation).
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L speedometer VIN: SALJY1245W
We found a sppedo shop in fla that would test and repair the speedo head. He had me check for square wave all the way to the head and it was good we also had power to the sensor. the customer did not want us to send it out for some reason he was going to purch...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Engine VIN: SALSF25456
Hi Everbody, thanks to everyone who offered me a help on this vehicle, the problem was the ECM, after installing the new one it cannot work unless i configuered it with my SDD machine, after downloading the programming files and Tranfered them to the ECM every...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Airbag VIN: WDBUF70J13
Thanks to all thar replied. Aspecialy to Jamie and Chuck. The sensors for SRS (AB) are mounted behind headlihts. One was of a different manufacturer than the control unit. (Used car bougt by a car dealer, fixed after an accident)I don't know why the SDS was g...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Immobilzer VIN: 3VWSK69M23
Thanks for the replies. Disconnecting the battery did not work and our VAG wouldn't reintialize it either. Leaving the key in the ignition with the vehicle on for an hour did the trick though. Thank you. Ron
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