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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L thermostat VIN: WBADE6329V
Hey guys, don't post very often but i got one for the BMW guys. We don't work on any euro cars but this is a freinds car that blew a water pump so i said i would help him out. Anyways after the water pump and thermostat repair i cannot get this thermostat to o...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Idle VIN: WBADT63473
Vehilce came in because customer had to fill coolant about once a week a half a gallon or so. Found thermostat leaking and also upper and lower hose were bad.Valve cover gasket leaking as well. So did all of that after the repair vehicle idle fine,however when...
2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 4wd light VIN: 5UXFA13566
pulled codes d35b and 5ef9 from abs. cleared and recheck- light still on and no codes. Is there a specific module to pull 4wd codes from?
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBHA23E1V
I went to where the car is located to check for a start/stall condition. You can start the car & it will run about 3 seconds and die. I checked for codes in Generic OBD 11 and found no codes. I did not have a fuel pressure gauge to test fuel pressure. My tech...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73578
This is my mother's car, so I'm sure you know how that's going... Anyway, it has an 02885 code (charge air pressure control deviation plausibility) and no driveability issues that I can tell, although I don't drive it very often and it's the only one of thes... Trouble codes: 02885 (Charge Air Pressure Control Deviation Plausibility)
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WV2EH8704V
Vehicle came in for abs light on had codes 00283 and 01201.We scoped and confirmed failed lf speed sensor and replaced that cured the 00283 code,now on to 01201 code Abs supply voltage.VAG COM address 2 all fields normal,checked voltage at module normal so sus...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M15
This car came in about 2 months ago for a check engine light. Codes found were 16555 (Po171) Fuel system lean bank 1 and P0101 MAF sensor implausible signal. Found the MAF to not be putting out the correct numbers and replaced the MAF. The car came back a coup... Trouble codes: P0171

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WA1YD54B82
Thanks for the excellent responses. I did use dye and checked back if the heads & intake very closely. The leak was definately coming from the back of the engine requiring trans removal but during driving while testing we found that the transmission was slippi...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L SRS Light VIN: 4USBT33433
Thanks for all your help out there. Come to find out i have a huge rodent problem in this car, have found that mice love the padding onder the carpet and have tunneled thru alot of it eating wire on the way. So here i go taking ot the whole interior and fixing...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: 5UXFA13505
thanks to all that replied. i took off the fuel tant vent valve and tested the power and ground going into it all was good then applied power to valve with nothing happening replaced with new. all seems good but vehical has full tank of gas so have to wait til...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Pressure Control Valve 5 VIN: WBANE73597
This one is back on the road fixed. the 4E24 code for pressure control valve #5 was a hard fault and would not clear. I did a CIP update on the DME and EGS modules without change. the part is not available separately, but the mechatronic valve body can be purc...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWBK21C63
When i had more time I started going through all the related IATN post, but it doesn't let you go right to radiator fans. A post showed that this condition would be caused by #16 fuse being missing. It was.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWSR69M15
i have not fixed yet but did get some helpful info.suspect cam being my problem.having hard time thinking cam because gets running better when hot and runs so smooth seems like it would not change hot or cold being mechanical? but cam is worn. had already trie... Trouble codes: P0101.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGAV75N69
Sorry it took so long to reply. I offered to replace the intake part only. I was going to eat the labor since it was a come back. The costomer did not want to pay the $190.00 for the part. He took the car, and may trade it in this week if not he will come back... Trouble codes: P2015.
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