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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L unable tounlock VIN: WBAAM3337X
car was dropped off last night customer locked vehicle when towed in.problem is it was coming in for repair for lock cylinders in door and trunk have key but not programed to vehicle. my dilemma is how to open car short of breaking a front door glass any ideas...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBADT43412
Got a 2002 525I with a cold miss at idle after ~20 seconds of starting. Smooths out once driving and after it warms up (60 sec.?) Codes are: 238 - miss cyl 1, 241 - miss cyl 4. The rough running value for cyl 4 is ~4~6 and the rest are ~.5-2.0. According to th... Trouble codes: 238 (Misfire), 241 (Misfire)
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN634X3
This car came to us with a bad Chassis ground from engine to frame and the Alternator not charging and the ground was loose and sparking. We repaired the ground wire and replaced the alternator, the alternator intermittently wasn't charging. The vehicle left a... Trouble codes: A158 (Battery disconnection closed circuit current Power Module), 2865 (DME Variable valve gear power limitation in limp home mode), 285F
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBADT43413
Gentlemen; This car has a very RANDOM (once every 5 seconds or so), engine knock that occurs at speeds below 1500 RPM and accompanied by a misfire that will actually stall the engine. It does not sound like what I have heard before as Vanos noise and it's too...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L dsc VIN: WBANB33534
we talked to our local dealer and they are telling us the dsc module under seat is the most likly problem they say they change alot of the dsc modules. we have changed alot of abs control modules on older cars but have not seen any of these yet any help would ...
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK13476
This is a repost because I must not have been clear on the last post. We are on the second used engine NOT rebuilt engine, both engine had vanos issues. The first engine wouldn't start and then started but had vanos faults on bank 2. We removed 1rst engine and...
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA42B71
Im a little confused about the fuel pump system in this car I have power to what mitchel says is the number 2 fuel pump and its bad but what and when does the number one pump run is it only onec the car is running under load when? and its open also so Im prett...
2004 Jaguar XK8 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJDA42C24
Hi guys, got a Jag here that I need some insight on. This car came to us about 6 months ago with really poor performace (lack of power, no acceleration, etc.) and after testing the fuel pump, we found it not putting out enough pressure under load. We replaced ... Trouble codes: P0193, P0430
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L pcm VIN: SALAD25476
Hello All, This car came in with Mil light on and codes P2096-00 post catalyst fuel trim too lean bank 1 sensor 2,P0140-00 heated exhaust gas oxygen sensor circuit no activity detected bank 1 sensor 2 ,P0116-24 engine coolant temp signal stays high, P0634 powe...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Starting
Car came from transmission shop with a no start condition. Scanned car and got all kinds of codes, reset all modules and disconnected battery for a while. Car started and ran perfect, Rescanned and got at the ecm a alternator code and MAf code. at the cluster ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG 6.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB77E78
Repeat problem of idle self adaptation at max rich. Gaskets and bolts replaced per DTB, intermittent check engine MIL and slightly rough idle. I know there's been trouble in MB world with this. No need to check fuel pressure, as multiplicative (part load) adap... Trouble codes: 0578 (P0150 Left O2 sensor before cat voltage low frequency 3), 0745 (P2187 Idle adaptation right bank above permissable limit freq 7), 2091 (P2187 Mixture right bank too lean idling frequency 7), 0749 (P2189 Idle adaptation left bank above permissable limit freq 5), 2095 (P2189 Mixture left bank too lean idling frequency 5)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L code pending VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Car came in with a intermittent no power. We pulled code 17946(p1538), and 16627(p0245). There was oil all over the turbo and intake pipes so we replace the turbo with a reman, replaced the N75 vac solenoid. Clear codes and found the p1538 still comes on pendi... Trouble codes: 17946 (fuel shut off solenoid short/ open), P1538
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L starter VIN: WVGCM67L24
Hi folks, This is my first post and hoping for some vw expertise. I recived this vehicle from a first time customer just passing through town. Vehicle arrived on a tow truck. Customer states ses light came on shortly before vehicle stalled and was difficult to...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Vehicle came in with code P0507 Idle control system higher than expected. The cars idle will increase to 2500rpm then go down to 1200 and back up again randomly. It seems to only happen after the car has been warmed up and very intermittant. We replaced the th... Trouble codes: P0507

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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L camshaft VIN: WAUDH74F07
I would like to thank everyone that responded to my request of repair to the Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L camshaft that was in need of replacement along with the fuel pump. I would like to let everyone know that the customer is going to tow the car home and wait til...
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEK13476
Unfortunately I was not able to pinpoint this problem 100% everything points to the Vanos system mechanically which requires timing chain tear down which we would do on a used engine. Some of the responses assumed this was a rebuilt engine but they were used ... Trouble codes: 2F71, 2A8E, 2A83, 2A8A.
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 5UXFE83527
Thanks for the help everyone. It is a weep hole for the coolant crossover pipe under the intake. We fixed the car using an aftermarket collapsible pipe, which prevented us from having to pull the heads and timing cover.
1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LW56D2X
Many suggested to check for vac. leaks, we smoked it previously. Others were sure it would have to be reprogrammed after installing the used throttle plate assy.,which by the way was the fix. We did not have to have the car reprogrammed as we made sure the num... Trouble codes: P1113 (Ambient air temp. HVAC), P0650 (Mil light output).
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