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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WBABB1316N
Having trouble figuring out this E30. Vehicle was towed in with a customer complaint of the vehicle dying. Once car was in the shop I did the usual fuel pressure test and was checking the fuel pump relay and main relay when the vehicle finally started. It woul...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L GPS Navigation VIN: WBADN5332X
The GPS Map on the screen does not reflect the position of the car. It even moves while driving, just about ten miles or more off position. I am assuming that the CD drive is working or I would not have a map on the screen and it moves with car movment. I was ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1249Y
Help Landrover techs,am at a loss with this vehicle.Has no spark or injector pulse.Other tech in shop replaced the crank sensor because resistance value showed open circuit,Replaced sensor still will not start.Tryed another new Bosch sensor and can't get good ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Interior VIN: WVWMD63B0X
Vehicle came in with RF window inop. Found no comunication with passenger module through the ccm. Window will work from passenger side switch only as well as power lock for that door. Repaired 12 splice connections that had corrosion at ccm harrness dont see a...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWST71K26
This car has been previously repair by another shop. They replaced cam, lifters and head gasket. The car starts and stalls after a few seconds of running. we traced down the problem to the alternator L line leading to the vehicle eletrical system control modul...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWJZ71K99
Hi guys this car came in for the same codes. We replace tbi and pedal position sensor adaptation done and we took it for test drive for one day before we release it. Customer took it and drove it for 40-50 miles and on the freeway it happen again no accelerati... Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle signal too low), P0222 (Angle Sensor 2 for Throttle.Signal too low)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH64BX1
I will close this for now,owner will drive for now and plans to do cats.I could see in measuring blocks that the rear O2 heaters the off and on would fluctuate? I also see the flex band area in front of one rear cat was cut and replaced on one side, could that... Trouble codes: 16815 (Warm up catalyst band 2), 16805 (Warm up catalyst bank 1).
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L suspension VIN: WBAVD33516
Well this car is finally back, and is now fixed! Thank you to everyone who took time to replay. Patrick nailed it. The source of the noise was the struts themselves. Easy to duplicate by rocking the shaft in the shock body once removed. Customer is happy and ...
1989 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L torque tube/shaft VIN: WP0AB294XK
The torque tube was the noise and we were able to replace it without too much trouble. I would say 10-12 hours is about right to replace the tube. The Trans has to come out and then the rear torsion arm assembly has to be lowered to get the tube out of there. ...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FD49Y47
"FIX" is relative. The used car dealer that created this mess by installing a used CIM was happy that we made the car drivable. Note: the dealer did not tell us that the CIM (Column Integration Module) was used. I retrospect, trying to get the vehicle to sta...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Noise VIN: YV1RS61R01
Thanks all for the replies. The noise in the rear of the vehicle was the rr shock. Even when taken out could not hear or feel anything wrong with shock but obivously there was because noise is gone. LF strut was removed again & I replaced upper pivot on top of...
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