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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH83431
this car came in towed customer knows to much about his car and google he has repaird everything acording to him , his wife was driving and car quit will not restart, I checked car and car will crank start and quit with in 3 seconds everuthing is ther to start... Trouble codes: 230 (pedal travel sensor), 232 (pedal travel sensor 2), 117 (throttle ps signal), 118 (tps signal 1), 119 (tps signal 2), 115 (mas hot film)
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAW33431
only misfires on cold start up. will start to misfire then ecm shuts off injector and code sets. if you clear the code the car will smooth out and run perfect until the next cold start Trouble codes: P0305
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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L Steering VIN: WBANU53568
Originally came in with fault code 5EBA Steering angle sensor plausibility. We reset code , go drive car and code comes back. We replaced steering angle sensor assembly (SZL).Try to code it and calibrate sensor. Keeps coming up that it cannot be calibrated due...
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1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNA5846J
Car was towed in. Customer stated wouldn't run and could smell gas. We attempted to start the engine, it fired and ran on 6 cylinders (poorly), with a strong smell of gas. Shut car off and noticed fuel dripping from RH catalytic converter. Crankcase oil is ov...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Air ride VIN: SALTP19494
Customer previously had air ride removed and replaced with coil overs. Fuse has been pulled for compressor but the battery is still being drained by the actuator solenoids. I have foud through the wiring diagrams that if I remove ground C811 it should solve my...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, ASR light VIN: WDBGA43E7R
Vehicle came in with intermittent ASR light and no throttle condition. Scan codes and Removed throttle body and cleaned and replaced ASR module. ASR Light stays on and throttle in limp home mode and not activating. ASR Code 30 does not clear and EA/CC/ISC code... Trouble codes: 30 (ASR code CAN data bus to EA/CC/ISC control module), 29 (ASR code ABS lateral Sensor implausable), 2 (EA/CC/ISC code EA/CC/ISC control module N4/1)
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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG 6.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ77H48
Hey All, I have a recurring intermittent code for The fuel pressure sensor reaching its upper limits. I have replaced the fuel pressure sensor, as well as both fuel pumps. anyone had any experience with this issue? Vehicle appears to run perfect. the only thi... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Pressure Sensor Upper Limit Reached)
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Climate Panel VIN: WMWRC33422
this car has blinking climate panel, and no function when this occurs...customer also added that the door lock were not working at the same time, these are working at this time but panel is not...see a service bulletin for ground but not sure. Thanks
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Climate Control, Blinkers,dashlights VIN: WMWRC33442
Thanks in advance to everyone. I have this Mini that has multiple problems. First the Climate control unit is inop, no lights, no fan operation just dead, Second the cluster lights and tach lights will not light up. The blinkers and flashers work but do not fl...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WMWRE33455
we need some help on this one, this is the first Mini we have seen and of course our scanner (autel maxidas ds708) does a fair job but has too many vehicle options (types). Came in on tow truck, cranks no start, we found fuse F02 20amp crank sensor 12 volt sup... Trouble codes: P1692 (Electronic throttle monitor), P0335 (Ckp sensor circuit malf), P1693 (Electronic throttle monitor), P0562 (Supply voltage low)
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2008 Porsche 911 Targa 4S 3.8L engine VIN: WP0BB29988
hello,this 2008 porsche 911 targa 4s is blowing oil smoke like the car is on fire and making a hissing sound.I m assuming at this point that this is going to be caused by faulty oil seporator. my question is more about replacing and pricing.alldata is useless...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Runs hot VIN: WVWRH63B22
This v6 2.8 has a running hot problem. At idle car heats up then guage would peg at full hot. We replaced the common temp sensor with a new green one, and flushed the system. Car started right up and after about 10 minutes idling the guage started to climb bac...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L ABS module, steering angle sensor VIN: WBAFA53561
After much more headache this one is finally fixed. Everyone was extremely helpful. We ended up ordering a sensor directly from BMW and everything went great coded calibrated and end of line tests were all a success. Not sure if the first two replacements h...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Stall VIN: WBABN73423
So I spoke with the customer. I thought it was the DME unit. I recommend taking the car to BMW dealer just because I was not 100% sure. customer did. He just came by and reported the car needs a new DME unit. (approx $1800.00) BMW covered it under and 10 year ...
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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L Broken bolt VIN: WBANE53576
Thanks for all the replies. I removed the valve cover and found that two of the three front bolts were broken. Ordered cam holding/vanos timing tool kit and chain pretension tool. Ordered the bolt kit from dealer. Not a horrible job - replaced all four bol...
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1996 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJPX1147T
Thanks for all the help it was the crank sensor also the 6 injectors were stuck i soaked them in mineral oil blew throught hemt and the freed right up
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBRE64J11
I sprayed brake cleaner under intake and sure enough there is leak under the intake so we will be removing the intake today and seeing exactly where or what the leak is thank you for the help. Trouble codes: P20D4.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: WVWMA63B5X
It seems the Gates belt was a little thicker than the factory belt. I put on a VW belt and the tension is what I expect with the hydraulic tensioner and no more noise. Have used a lot of Gates belts with no issues but I guess no more on this engine.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSG29M21
Hello again everybody, well it seems this car is fixed FINALLY!!! After replaceing the broken timing chain guides it still wouldnt run, so we regrouped and started from scratch. Long story short it ended up being the already replaced cam sensor that we had got... Trouble codes: P1639 (Accelerator Position Sensor 1/2G79/G185 Implausable Sign), P0343 (Camshaft Position SensorSensor-G40 Signal too high).
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