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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L emergency park system VIN: WBAGL63432
Car came in with park light on check emergency brake ma dual found nylon gears broken check if motor work it spin change nylon gears and now it will not turn at all has a code 5145 dose this Ned to be reprogram again any help I thank u for godbless
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANA73524
This car was a flood car that actually ingested water into the motor, but electronics seem to not have been affected.The motor was rebuilt by customer (my uncle) and then brought to me for running problems. I first replaced the MAF due to a hard code and no re... Trouble codes: 2783 (Air flow sensor with HFM), 28BA
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Instrument Cluster and the Radio VIN: 5UXFB53545
Here we go... I just finished with a headache X5 just to get another one. Customer complaint is after driving for a while, car will shut off radio, and instrument clutser will light up like it has Key On Engine Off. Also shows Trans Fail safe mode in center of...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, reduced pwr display VIN: SAJGA03U13
This car came in because it failed the emission test on friday. It came back today (monday) and the customer told us about the rough running on the highway. It will not accelerate to pass, it bucks then the reduced power display comes on and the MIL flashes. I... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0304, P0306, P1314, P0140
2008 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L Drivers Seat VIN: SALFR24N98
Hi LandRover Techs I have a 2008 LR2 here with no drivers seat functions (Except lumbar). I scanned for codes and got code U0208 no communication to drivers seat module. Seat module also failed network test. I quickly checked the 3 fuses for power seats all in...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Rear Crankshaft Oil Seal VIN: WDBBA45C1F
I've got a come back for an oil leak in the rear crankshaft oil seal area. I'm aware that Mercedes offers a "repair seal". I'm concerned that this engine [supplied by customer] might have excessive crankshaft end play. I used great care in replacing both crank...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA32E7R
replaced coils and plugs and wires. about 4 months ago. now has misfire only in second gear and up. if you shut car off it will be smooth again until you hit second gear. shut car off smopoth again. will not happen in shop. you have to drive. as long as you do...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF52H37
I have p0017 or mb code 1199 ,basic setting of camshafts is right on. code comes right back after clearing.all timing components are MB we also replace the chain.swapped the cam sensors and the ajusters no different.reset adaptions Trouble codes: 1199 (P0017 continious ajustment of right exhaust camshaft)
2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Transfer Case VIN: WDDNG71X28
Hi all, I don't see many Mercedes and I have one now that has a shudder on take off, feels like the front, sometimes when driving it will shudder mostly low speeds. All front suspension and rear suspension is tight, no bearing play. I saw a mercedes tsb that...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33505
Hello Mini Techs, We have got a Reed switch issue and would like to know where the reed switch is located? We thought it was in the DMTL pump but we replaced this pump and have the same code. 1477 is the code. Thank you for any insight... Trouble codes: 1477 (Reed switch does not open / no signal detected)
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD58H31
another saab story- when first start in the morning, idle goes high like normal and 2 seconds later when it settles, car missfires, surges, in about 6-8 seconds the car settles in an problem goes away. replaced the cassete and plugs ( had autolite) to try and ... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK29M91
Hello vw techs this 01 jetta 2.0 keeps throwing throttle angle and position codes as u read above i have replaced every thing but wiring harness but wiring checks out if someone has ran into this any info would be great thanks jp Trouble codes: 221 (Throttle pos.sensor range), 1542 (Throttle angle sensor implauseable signal.)
2006 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 5.0L engine VIN: WVGPT77L26
customer tried to start with another vehicle key,, have original key and dash says immobilizer activated question ,, how can i reset the imobilizer system thank you Ron
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L No Crank VIN: YV1TH59235
Hello all. This vehicle was on the lift all week end and someone forget to shut the key all the way off. We tried starting the vehicle once a new battery was installed. Battery was replaced roughly a year ago so we just covered that under warranty. When holdin...

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1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L No power VIN: WBAGC8313N
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADP6341Y
Thanks for all the help. This one turned out to be the ABS module as most of you (and I) suspected. Sent it out to BBA remanufacturing and all is well. In this case case, I could tell it wasn't the brake light switch since the code for the pressure sensor w...
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Convertible Top VIN: WBABW33424
We replaced the door lock actuator and the vehicle has not been back in three weeks. Thanks for all the help
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Fuse VIN: 5UXFA13585
FInaelly Fixed!! I have to thank Jeff [...] Dan for pointing me in the right direction. With a circuit break installed it would not trip due to its slow blow nature. Installed 5 Amp fuse and was able to track down the "Aux Water" pump was causing the fuse to ...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Electronic VIN: SAJNW4849L
Good morning fellow IATN Techs. I am happy to report that this diagnostic dilema has been isolated. It apprears that this system is the later Delanair control unit which has vacuum servos under the radio-center vent. These are all vacuum controlled by elect...
2007 Porsche Boxster S 3.4L Radio Unit VIN: WP0CB29847
ACutally send this one to the dealer. I guess they come locked and you have to code it to get any function from it. I guess my Durametric was sending me down the rabbit hole. I took the dealer a wopping 10 mins. Looks like I need to get a PIWIS to prevent a...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Ignition Switch VIN: WVWEE83A7V
Installed factory ignition switch and connector. The terminals crimped onto the wires were not loose, just the jacket had slipped out somewhat from the terminal. Only two wires were like this. I used heat-shrink tubing to seal each wire individually to its res...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L enguagement VIN: 3VWBK21C51
well thanks to all. this one is fixed!!! it was the tranz its self. installed a new used one and shifts perfect. thanks to all again
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55A7X
Well it's been a while so I guess it's fixed. It turns out all that was wrong was a bad fuel pump relay!
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L ignition coil VIN: YV1RS59V24
This Volvo has not been back since I put in 1 aftermarket coil and replaced the connector. I told the customer that I have heard only OEM parts should be used. We will see what happens later!
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