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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: 5UXFB53524
I am fighting a smoking X5. After warming up to operating temperature any time the car is left idling for more than a couple of minutes it will start to smoke from the drivers side exhaust. The smoke is grey/white in color. The vehicle is not using coolant as ...
2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L running board VIN: SALMF15497
Hi everyone, I am working on a 2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L and the step boards (or otherwise know as "running boards") do not activate if i open any door. anyone here come across this issue before? i tried plugging and the running board module, and ev...
1991 Lotus Elan 1.6L Misfire VIN: SCCGA36BXM
This Lotus has strong spark but when you pull the number 2 wire off the plug there is no rpm drop at all. all other cylinders except for 4 will stall the vehicle. there is a tapping noise coming from the valve cover. Any suggestions or direction would be very ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA37A6E
Hello group. This car has a problem with the ignition coil melting and spewing itself in the engine compartment and fender. It came from another shop and they replaced the ignition module but the coil still melted. Secondary scope pattern looks normal. Accordi...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Over boost VIN: YS3DF58N5X
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and a complaint of poor performance. Went through guided procedures for P0108 and P1549. Did not find any issue with map sensor or sensor circuit. Did find a failed boost control valve. Replaced boost control valve an... Trouble codes: P0108 (Map sensor circuit open or short), P1549 (Boost pressure control malfunction)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 2-3 shifts hard VIN: 3VWSE69M72
ok here is one for you vw guys i have this car hear and it has a boat load of codes on the engine side and 1 in the trans side the trans code is 01166 engine torque signal,signal outside tolerence and for the engine side too many to list but all have in common...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Lighting VIN: YV1VS255XY
Car came in the head lights stays on all the time, its killing the battery, I looked on alldata there's not that much information, is anyone ran in to this issue?I'm thinking got to be the head light module but I would like sencond opinion, thanks

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1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L windows,locks,seats VIN: WDBLJ65G1W
ok connor was the closest. It was the bus, bus connector, but here in the US its on the right hand side. That connector had become saturated with water and corroded badly. Thats why when i disconnected the bus from the sam it would come back online. I can ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L mirror VIN: WDBNG73J21
Thank you everyone for your quick responses on this especially to dave, called mike at (e tech)he came out and repaired the cluster for me, he said that it had the wrong ckt board and some other pieces that were not good,took approx 1 hour and it was ready. th...
2003 Other European Daily 3.0L park and dash lights VIN: ZCFC50A000
Old switch/electronic control combination burned fuse #9. after replacing the above parts and fuse #9 problem solved. Thanks for the help.
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L all power windows VIN: WP0AA2996T
i want to thank all who took time out of there busy schedules to offer help and information at this time the customer cannot leave the vehicle over nite for us to check out and will bring back at a later date to have issue repaired car seems to only act up fo...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSK69M51
loose muffler bearings was the problem...kidding,cam sensor was the problem,purrs like a kitten now,thanks all for the help. Trouble codes: P0343 (cam position sensor A circuit high input B1), P0351 (ign coil A primary/secondary circuit), P0354 (malfuction), P0420 (cat efficiency bank 1).
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L Tach and Speedo VIN: WVGHH77L44
After doing all the testing and search we found the instrument at fault, no Instrument repair available only new 7L6 920 981BX OE at $1000.00. Customer declined. thanks for your support. Ronny
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L convertible top VIN: 3VWRF31Y57
Thanks Jeff. I didn't find any water in the trunk at the control module but I did find corrosion in the fuse box at the left end of the dash. cleaned the fuse box and fuses and all is ok(unless the fuse box has to be replaced). But it's working now. Thanks aga...
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