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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6321R
After many years of domestic repair I need some help with this BMW. Thanks in advance. Before I get too deep into this I am looking for some information and help. Does this car have a security system that might be the issue? My manual giving me any informat...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33551
Vehicle came in for check engine light and vehicle lacks power. Checked for codes; has code p0171 and p0174-system too lean both banks 1 & 2. Hooked smoke machine up. No leaks found cold. Test drove around block and vehicle has no power if WOT. If gas pedal is... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALAG25436
Hey Land Rover pros, I have this 2007 LR3 that came in with a suspension warning light. Retrieved codes and found fault for "Air compressor, slow to fill resevoir". I Replaced the compressor with an updated kit from the dealer, which included new air lines an...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L cant get out of park VIN: 9BWBT61J61
Vehicle towed to shop stuck in Park. Replace brake light switch from VW dealer and also replaced the electro magnetic solenoid from VW and the park/neutral position relay. Vehicle still in park, but I can manually disengage it and drive it by removing the lin...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T84
i have a 04 volvo s60 continuous code p0172 coming back,when accelerating front O2 goes into open loop and fuel trim goes rich ltft reading is 23.5 stft reading is 14.5 only when in open loop. car has new mass air flow no air leaks or vacuum leak that we can f... Trouble codes: P0172
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L ignition lock VIN: YV1CZ592X5
Hello all, working on a volvo here with an ignition that turn past 1 positioin I know it needs an ignition My question is, Where can I get a good coded ignition without going through the dealer? And do I need any special tools/programming to replace it? I work...
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MW682X5
I have checked everything that i can think of that would cause these codes to set, i have found no other issues. If anyone can give me a suggestion i would sure appreciate it. Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor), P2187 (02 lean)

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2003 Aston Martin Vanquish 6.0L a/c VIN: SCFAC23363
Still have not revisited this beautiful vehicle since I posted. This coming week I will be working on it.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAAM3339X
Thank you to everyone that chimed in. A problem with bleeding system properly was never an issue, I have done so many of them and never had a problem, checked impeller and fan direction early on in the process as I stated in the request. At this point I thin...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L EDS 5 solenoid VIN: WBAFB33521
As I suspected, the EGS unit (TCM) was at fault. I replaced it with a used one, and unfortunately I still don't have an answer to my question about being able to code used modules. Apparently, there is no need to code this particular module because there was...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L dsc VIN: WBANB33534
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L radio VIN: WDBDA2409G
We ended up buying a reman,refurbished,or decoded radio(whichever it is) from Becker autosound. $100.00 for radio, $300.00 core charge. Tool for reset is barely available to MB dealers and apparently not available to authorized Becker service centers. An after...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B13
Sorry for the late response with a fix. I got hit with the flu and was not at work. The first responses were to check the maf sensor and that aftermarket maf sensors cause similar problems. I followed Chris's directions for checking the maf sensor. "Put the... Trouble codes: P1297 (Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle Valve), P0300, P1128 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), P1136 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Add System too Lean).
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Transmission VIN: YV1LS551XS
After 3 used TCM's I got a good one. Installed TCM, test drove vehicle, no C.E.L. A new one was too costly. I appreciate everybody giving me input. It is a challenge when you don't have a known good used part. This stuff is old and thank God I have a friend wh...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No power VIN: YV4CZ59246
Thanks to everyone on this one. This one is fixed. I pulled the air intake tube that goes up over the top of the engine away from the turbo. I then put my finger into the turbo and rotated the turbine. However, i could feel it contact and scrape on the tur...
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