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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L All VIN: WBANA53534
Hi all...I'm STUMPED!! Got this early 04 E60 M54 with blade Key. Can't get the true skinny from client but have a bad suspicion. Supposedly the Headlights were left on than the car would no longer start. I'm suspecting a jump attempt with the Ign. on?? At thi...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Drive belt VIN: 4JGAB54E81
After having installed a new tensioner and belt to get rid of the belt squeel, it has now thrown the belt off and was towed in. Belt did not shred, and there is no oil on the belt. I installed a new belt, and all seems well. There is a minor wobble from the ne...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73557
Vehicle originally came in with a multitude of codes: 2d52(superknocking) 2dcb (fuel cutoff due to superknocking) 2fdc (interface ews dme) 2b64 (unmeterd air)2b51 (air mass signal) 2b5f (air mass sensor correction signal). Valve cover/pcv was updated to newer ... Trouble codes: P1497
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L crankcase ventilation VIN: WMWMF73567
Hi we have a 1.6L turbo engine with excessive oil consumption at 37k miles. Suspect excessive blow by from the crankcase ventilation system. Has anyone experienced an issue with the oil control rings or the crankcase ventilation system itself on this engine ca...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Air Bags VIN: YS3FD75Y54
This saab came in with (air bag malfunction see dealer)message on dash. Found code [ff,5,80,83]but mitchell has no information about this format.this looks like hard failure as code comes back after clearing. Any help on definition and testing would be very he...
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2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWXK73C89
car came in for a noise ,,, sounded like ider pulley went bad,,, had technician pull front cover & turbo,,,removed drive belts to make sure noise wasn"t ALT or WATER PUMP
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E07
Some replies said to ck. the gas cap. Others said purge valve or canister. Being we had smoke tested the system and found no leaks at the canister and had already replaced the purge valve I replaced the fuel cap. It had passed the smoke test but I have no way ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak detected).
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7320V
Well this one was unanimous! Everyone said go ahead and just replace the cam sensor - very common problem. Also - make sure it's an OEM sensor. A few responses mentioned changing 'both' cam sensors at the same time but this vehicle only had one - on the front ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor).
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2008 BMW 650i 4.8L passenger window VIN: WBAEA53578
Thanks for everyone's help on this one. We tried the resets and checked the windows and tracts with no help. Bit the bullet and sent it to BMW, they had to relearn the system with their scan tool. Again, Thanks for everyone's help!!
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWRK69M73
ITS FIXED.THANKS TO THE 4 REPLIES THEY WERE ALL CORRECT.TOOK DRIVE FLANGE OUT AND THERE IT WAS CRACKED GEAR.I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE GEAR WAS STEEL.NO PLASTIC WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT.THANKS AGAIN VERY HELPFUL
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA69M94
The fix for this was no power to the bottom center fuse in the fuse box. The customer did not want to spend money finding out why so I ran power to it and everything else powered up and it ran. Thanks for all the help.
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1SW53D51
Recommended to customer replacement of ETM due to age of unit and engine tune with cleaning of ECM pins,customer declined repairs and traded in vehicle.This repairs were justified with condition of vehicle. Trouble codes: CEM3A, ECM64.
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