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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L no scan VIN: WBAFB3345Y
This vehicle was scanned just few weeks ago and there was not a problem. Today, we attempted to scan using Solus and Autel. Solus powers up and attempts to scan at obd2 and round BMW ports, no communication at all. The Autel (with no internal battery) powers u...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGN63472
This car has a miss fire on cyl #1 and we switch the coil and spark plug and still has the miss on cyl #1. We checked for vacuum leaks and cleared codes several times. We added fuel cleaner to see if it would clean the injector but after several test drives it... Trouble codes: 10062 (Missfire detected), 10050 (Missfire cyl. 1), 10028 (Lr-add adaption)
1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
i really need some help on this 79 porsche 911sc with 3.0L.i have been working on this car almost a year,so i give up a few month the customer call me back ask about what's up with car,at the begining of problem is the car cuts out during warm up than ...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1SZ58D82
The vehicle came in with a 5th gear ratio error and a little bit of a delayed engagement into D. The fluid did not smell burnt and we have flushed these when the fluid is completely black and had only improvement. In this case after the flush it is not driveab...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1VS29502
Car was towed in for no start,found it to be flooded with fuel cleaned plugs car started.the next day the car started right up went for road test and felt the idle was very high 2000 in back to shop let car idle a little while looking for vaccum le... Trouble codes: P0507

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L fuel pump
First off I want to thank all that helped,especially gene,mark,eric,and dan.The first Thing i did was check power and ground when stalling ocurred all checked out good I put 5 gLlons of fuel in vehicle to make sure it wasnt a power/ground issue.Started vehicl...
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPC93437
Sorry about that,completely forgot about this one,We replaced the valve cover on this one,customer has not been back so I am presuming that all is good,A very sincere thank you to the 5 members who responded
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dual-mass flywheel VIN: WMWRE33525
No real consensus here. I've also called several local (and not so local) shops and found different answers there too. Seems like it all comes down to cost, although most I've talked with do not recommend the OE part (Valeo) from a dealer. There's a Sachs part...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3VWTE29MXX
Well, thanks a lot to all who took thei valuable time to respond to my help request, the point is we ordered a new coil frm v.w dealer, but we where told to replace the electrical connector to it, becuase the new coil has the round shape connector, we install...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Valve clearance VIN: YV1CZ91H94
Thank you Robert, Anders, Joe, Rowan, Justin, Steven, Brooks and Bruce. I put the tappets in one cylinder at a time and checked the clearances. I did not use the camshaft hold down tool that Volvo shows. I had an assistant press the the camshaft in firmly. Onl...
2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Engine cover VIN: YV4CZ85256
Thanks, David and Bruce for the information. The customer decided to take it to the dealer to see if they will pay for some of the repair.
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