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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93445
Customer complaining of oil usage and oil smoke out of tailpipe on start-up. Found no external leaks but ck engine light on with lean codes. I can remove oil filler cap and engine runs rough. I can cover hole up with my hand and has internal vacuum leak and en... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2006 BMW M5 5.0L Electronic VIN: WBSNB93516
SMG Transmission Failure lamp keeps coming on with fault code 5506 - Clutch valve , break in wiring. Spent several hours checking continuity in transmission harness to module and found no breaks in wiring. Installed used hydraulic unit provided by customer (Un...
2008 BMW 535xi 3.0L oil life reset VIN: WBANV935X8
The oil life reset procedure works ok & resets to 15,000 miles . But after I turn the ignition switch off & then turn it back on, the oil change due comes on & the mileage goes back to zero. This will happen every time I reset the oil life reminder. I reprogra...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Ignition Lock VIN: WDBRN40J53
I have this C230 that was brought in for a MIL on. Upon pulling into the bay, the vehicle was shut off then restarted within minutes. Vehicle noticeably had a weak battery. Shut vehicle off again and connected a Solus Pro Scanner. Then went to turn ignition ba...
1985 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Noise VIN: YS3AT36L8F
Hello all you Saab gurus. Have an issue with this vehicle. Last November I removed the engine/transmission and then sent vehicle to have the body restored. I separated the engine and sent the transmission to a shop we usually deal with. When everything was put...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: 9BWDD61J61
It appears that the immobilizer is preventing engine from continuing to run. No codes present, but engine starts for a couple seconds but then dies, over and over. Security light flashes on dash. How is the immobilizer system on these reinitialized or tested? ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
Starts and dies, won’t stay running. Throttle does not open, codes P1545, P1558, P1579. Fails adaptive resetting. When monitoring with Vag-Com both APP sensors look good, when opening throttle plate by hand angle sensors look good. TB motor resistance is 1.2 o...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRL7AJ4A
Hello all. Need a little help here this TDI is stumping me. The vehicle runs fine in bay, plenty of heat, not over heating. Drive vehicle and it starts to overheat on highway, pull off highway, temp goes back down. Heat is lost when this happens. Check tempera...
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L abs VIN: YV1TS59205
This is the later model brake control module, not like the older ones with a high failure rate. The car has the ABS light on. Scanned code BCM-0070 with my CS2000 tool, it is for "Power supply for pump motor-Faulty signal". I do not have VIDA, but I would like...

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2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L major oil leak VIN: 4JGBB2FB8B
First of all I wish to thank all of you who took the time to resopnd.The holes that I saw in the engine block behind the a/c compressor are actually drains,there is 1 there and another one towards the rear of the engine on the same side then another 1 that dra...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWFU73C36
We have finally fixed the Volkswagen! Thanks for the quik replies Robert, Sean, and Elvir. We knew something was going on with the valve cover so we ordered one. We finally got it in and did see that the PCV system is all a plastic molded assembly molded insid... Trouble codes: P119A, P0507 (Idle control system), P0301 (Cyl [...]), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire).
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