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2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Pressure Control Valve 5 VIN: WBANE73597
Merry Christmas to all ... I need some help/info from the BMW transmission guys...the car was towed in with a shifter will not come out of park. we get no activation from the shift lock when pushing the brake pedal. all the obvious has been checked including r...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Convertible top opening VIN: WDBLK65GX2
This car came in with the convertible top not functioning and the trunk not releasing electronically. Autologic indicated an implausible signal from the soft top OPEN/CLOSED limit switch (S84/13). I found the soft top bow 'latched' switch was not registering w...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Starting VIN: WDBRF52HX7
Key won't turn in ignition.The little red light flashes in key when tested. Battery voltage is good , fuses are good and ignition switch has power and ground.What is the next step...key? Can not retrieve any codes due to not being able to turn key.
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWRC33424
I have this Mini that when it shifts into 5th and 6th it acts like it drops out of gear or downshifts to a lower gear and RPMs stay at about 5000. Checked fluid level is full and clean. Scanned ECM got P0123 tps sensor 1 input high and P0222 tps sensor 2 input...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no cruise VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
Checked all fuses, under measuring block 066 Switch 1 shows 1000 switch at res and applying brake can see 1110, then switch 2 shows 0011 thats off right, and no difference with moving switch.I also read switch has no voltage till 19 mph. No codes for cruise. T... Trouble codes: P0300 (needs wires and plugs)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L moniter wont pass VIN: 3VWDF71K15
This new jetta wont pass the 02 sensor moniter or the secondary air moniter car first came in with secondary air code replaced pump and valve now wont pass the moniters I can turn on tyhe pump in basic settings and watch the 02 go lean what am I missing Tom
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K25
this post is to help with a drive way fix/repair so you can see if there are other things going on. typical of the VW breather system you get internal vacum leak, and on this eng [2.5L] vale cover needs to be replaced. I used a PCV valve [ I found in the used ... Trouble codes: 16795 (sec air incorrect flow), 16891 (idle control), P0171, 18711 (leak air intake), P0411, 19058 (o2s b1s1 circuit limit)
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L reverse
last week at grocery store wouldn't go into reverse. works good cold when warm it slips gradually gets worse the warmer it gets. heard this is very rare with this tranny. all forward gears work fine shift is good with no slippage. wondering if anyone has seen ...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start
2003 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUXU64B13
Our next step is to try a wheel bearing. If that does't take care of the problem I think we are truly left with a differential problem. I will post again if wheel bearing was the fix.
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L alternator VIN: SALME15426
Thanks for the replies on this Land Rover. Ordered a replacement from dealer and everything is back online. It's frustrating as I am sure you all know to install components that you believe to be good and have them make you second guess the repair.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L trans shift/fluid VIN: 9BWGD61J91
ok i removed the new cooler that i installed and pressure tested it submurged in water and it failed. imagine that. so i installed another new cooler (tested this one first) then flushed again and all is good. i did monitor data pids on scanner whilem test dri...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWSE69M14
N90 solenoid was the culprit. Reverse uses solenoids N88,N89 and n92 which in turn apllies clutch K2 and bands B1 and B3. N90 will prevent clutch K2 for the reverse gear from applying if the vehicle is moving forward. So if N90 is applied, no reverse. N90 che...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L 2-3-4 4-5 shift VIN: 3VWPW31C86
called dealer and found vehicle still under warranty for valve body repair. dealer replaced valve body and trans shifts now ok. thanks for all the replies.
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