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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
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Brake System VIN: SAJKX624XT
Hi ,guys. This car came from used car dealer, they changed the brake master two times , we checked the brake , goes all the way to floor. And no brake what so ever. We bleed the system which took long time , now we have brake on low speed (10~20 miles)in high...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: SAJEA52D24
Long time customer towed in this Jag. Car is clean and has had all service performed as needed. Customer drove the car and had no problems, they parked it Sunday night went to start it Monday and cranks but no start. Towed in car cranks but not start. No spark...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJWA79C15
Hello, I have this Jag XJ8 4.2 (non-SC). It will start and run fine but will suddenly start missing and then will stall. It will start back up and run for a few minutes or few seconds and do the same thing again. It initially start misfiring and the restricted...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L water pump VIN: 1070441202
this is old school 1974 mb SL450 i'm replacing the water pump and one bolt is blocked by the distributor body. is there a special procedure or tool to remove distributor. i can't get a repair manual for it. anyone has any info for this. thanks a million in adv...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Charging
We have a S500 in the shop. Has been here twice. The battery drains when it wants to. Sometimes over night sometimes 3 days later. Pulling fuses does nothing. There is a TSB to replace the battery control module.. same problem! Replaced battery and aux battery...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J14
I have a battery lamp that keeps comming on and sets codes 2061-2 and 2062-2. The alternator is showing 14.6v at idle and ive tried moving the harness at the altenator to see if batery light changes and it does not. The 2062-2 keeps setting and says to be alt ...
1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L abs VIN: YS3CF68M8W
Customer has had an intermittent ABS light. We pulled codes for 3 out of 4 wheel speed sensors (24252 - rf, 24253 - lr, 24254 - rr). We also had a code 25721 which is a travel sensor fault. Before we start all the testing for each of these codes, I was wonderi...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L shifter VIN: YS3DD75N3X
The owner of this car drove it to the Pizza store and all was working fine.When he came out to leave The key would not turn on,and the shifter would not move out of gear.I(have not been able to find much info on this set up at all.Mitchell gives directions on ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSP61J72
Cust. had car towed off freeway, said loss of power then no start. Ckd. power to glow plugs .5 volt split sec. only ,tried new relay ,coolant temp. sen.,still no start. Put back old relay and tried maf sensor,map sen. no start. Unplug the cts and the car will ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Mil VIN: WVWUK63B63
Pulled Codes With Both Autel And Launch And Got 17701 (P1293) And 18032 (P1624), Alldata does not show these codes. We suspect that the temp. sender is bad, gage reads normal but radiator fans are blasting full speed. We can't find much info on this car. We wa...

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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L valvetronic servo VIN: WBAGL63404
I am in the middle of job. Seth is helping me now. I finially understand removal position . Thanks for all the other help. Has anyone used snap on to do this? It is in the new software for Euro? The motors are turned out and come right out.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L window VIN: SAJHX1248W
This car had a starter problem, we think this is the cause but still waiting to hear back from client to do repair. THanks, Stewart
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Security VIN: SAJEA51D93
Fixed - the problem turned out to be that when we used the VCM, it was set up for our Ford IDS as that's what we mostly use it for. The first time we tried updating it for Jag, it apparently did not work. We tried it again, and things were different on the scr...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E0N
Hello Mercedes Techs After performing a air intake induction cleaning with a fuel injection solution and also adding 2 fuel injection system additives to two fuel tanks of gas and driving about 220 miles, there is no more rough idle when you first start the ...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE32006
Thanks to all that replied. The fault was to current fault which turned out to be the harmonic balancer. When the vehicle got hot the balancer would slip and cause the vehicle not to charge. This would set the codes previously stated. Changed balancer, problem... Trouble codes: P1688 (Throttle body), P1627.
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L brake booster
hello everybody, thanks for your input... vehicle was done a few weeks ago and i just replaced master cylinder with reman part form a local part store. before replacing master, checked with dealer old part# and came with the right part# with the new one. repla...
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