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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Reverse VIN: WBABR3342Y
I've got a 2000 323Ci with a ZF 5HP-19 that has failed the "D" drum. Customer says reverse seemed different for 2 or 3 times backing up then the next time - no reverse. BMW dealer wants $6,000 to swap trans. I can save them some $..hopefully. Any advice would ...
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
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Security VIN: SAJEA51D93
We don't have a Jaguar dealer around here anymore. Owner of this Jaguar had one key and lost it. I bought 2 replacement keys and had a locksmith cut them. The locksmith didn't have the ability to program this car. We have done plenty of Fords using IDS, but ar...
2005 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Glass closing VIN: SAJDA42C35
The customer came in with the complaint that his driver's window closes with a gap at the top rear. I took the casing off the door and removed the moisture barrier and have attempted adjustments to the motor (4 fasteners) and the tracks (very little adjustment...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY164X3
I thought this would be easy. New customer came with check engine light on and codes P1412 & P1415. I let it cool overnight (~20 degrees F) and had no secondary air pump on start-up. I checked for voltage to air pump: none. I checked for voltage to relay: good... Trouble codes: P1412 (Secondary Air Bank 1), P1415 (Secondary Air Bank 2)
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Engine VIN: SALSK25487
Hello to all, very intermittently the engine will puff excessive thick white smoke,I found what seems to be engine oil coming out of the tailpipe. Cooling system is good , no overheating, coolant pressure test..ok Really smells like engine oil getting in exhau...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRE33443
Hi, i have a 2003 mini cooper s whit code p2096 post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1, i replace both oxigen sensor i check intake for leak and exhaust, but the code is pressent at all the time it won't clear, and i'm not sure if i need to use dealer ...
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWML33599
Hello, Looking for some input on a 09 mini cooper clubman. The vehicle had a massive loss of oil from the timing chain tensioner while driving. I know there is a TSB on the tensioner but for now I'm trying to see if there would of been an effect on the vanos s...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Heat VIN: YS3EF48Z11
This came in one month ago with a complaint that the heat could not be regulated. The left blend door stop arm was broken but the shaft was not, so we replaced it with an aluminum one from Saab. We also fixed the recirc door actuator. Cleared codes, did a self...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Car intially came in with p0411(secondary air injection incorrect flow detected) and p0171( lean bank 1)Freeze frame of lean condition had LTFT at 6% and STFT at 3%. I went after the secondary air injection first.I tested the system in its entirity as natural ... Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Turbo VIN: WVWAC23B81
Came in with intercooler pipes full of oily ice and slush. Replaced rubber y elbow at back of valve cover it was collasped. Cleaned all vent pipes on engine and turbo discharge side. Custome drove 160 miles and it happened again. Had it cleaned again then anot...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WV2NB47073
We installed remanufactured engine we have code P1347 Cam Sensor G40 CKP sensor G28 incorrect Allocation, removed valve cover timing is good anybody has any Idea what the problem could be, Thanks
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heater VIN: WVWRH63B14
Hi All This 2.8L Passat came into the shop two weeks ago with no heat. I have seen this before and usually it is a plugged heater core. It was. Back-flushed CLR through heater core and got a lot of brown sludge and some sand like product. I need to mention th...

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2007 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAUUL78E77
It finally ended up being a bad set of fuel injectors. When I replaced one and moved the other, the new one was defective, so it was confusing on nailing down the problem. I sent those back and obtained two new injectors, problem gone! As we all know, parts ca...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L power loss VIN: WBABK8326T
Well Mikol wouldn't take up a career in gambling 100% not the MAF. My scan tool came down with illness and I had to send this customer to a collegue. thank you for all your advice,Especialy Randy, Cedric & Eric.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6341Y
I Removed the intake agin and double checked everything, unfoutnatly I do not have acess to a smoke machine at this time. However I did replace the 4 hoses conceted to the CCV valve One was cracked. now It runs OK on cold start but will still set P1188 and P11... Trouble codes: 1188 (High fuel trim), 1189 (High fuel trim).
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L pcm VIN: SALAD25476
We finally found the crankcase vent valve was causing a small vacuum leak.It is located at the front of the right valve cover. After two long test drives with no codes reset we delivered the car to the customer.
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L abs VIN: WDBUF70J65
thanks everyone for helping out, yes it was the reservoir, we replaced it with a new one, after testing the brake for pressure we found a bad brake caliper too was leaking, replaced caliper and everything was fine. so thanks to all who said it was the reservoi...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAD63B45
Well i have to close this help request before I get a bad rating, but the customer called and said the light came back on not sure of code yet but thinking a lean code. I'm not throwing in the towel yet we are going to get it back in and check out the pcv unde... Trouble codes: 17705 (pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve), 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder number 1 misfire), 16686 (cylinder number 2 misfire), 17544 (fuel trim bank 1 system too lean), 17519 (o2 sensor regulation bank 1 no signal no commuiction system).
2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWJK73C89
with the help of a local euro shop, we found # 4 ign, coil to be bad, intermittently, also customer said she was using 87 octane gas, when 92 is required, Thanks to all the responses, your help is very much appreciated, Trouble codes: P0302.
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