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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Engine / Oil Temp Sensor
Hello fellow technicians. We've got a BMW that has sent us for a spin. This motor has a noise that sounds like a lifter ticking, but it's difficult to isolate. However, with the oil temperature sensor disconnected the noise completely STOPS. Lifters have been ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz a160 1600CC Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
Vehicle first came in for performance issues, it started and seemed to idle ok but felt very hesitant (fuel restricted) while driving and sometimes even stalled. Plugged in generic scan tool and found "fuel adaption" code in memory. Checked for air leaks (ok)....
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65JX3
hello mercedes techs. i got this car from a used car lot in for a MIL light. and im very confused so far. not realy sure where to begin. all the codes are listed exactly from the my otc genisys. notice the double codes. but i did some basic wiring checks on th... Trouble codes: P2010 (p0138 o2 sensor 1/2 circuit high), P2083, P2083, P20C3, P20C2, P2009
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L low beams VIN: 3VWDC21V81
veichle came to us with low beams flickering.lights on with key on, go off with hd.light sw.on. checked fuses,s1,s2,s3,s7,s8,s10,s11,s12.o.k.checked head light sw.looked wet inside,ordered new one, still inop.installed daytime running lamp relay,still inop.tes...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: WVWAE63B65
We received this passat after programing the key to this vehicle for a customer. Vehicle goes into limp in mode as a result it have reduce power. I have checked the circuit to the boost pressure sensor With Out Load and With Load. Those were the test results o... Trouble codes: P1592 (18000 005522 Altitude sensor Boost pressure sensor implaussible ratio)

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2007 Audi Q7 3.6L shift lock solenoid buzzes VIN: WA1AY74L37
Phillip is right the TCM is in the transmission and part of the valve body or Mectronic unit. The voltage drop test I performed before posting directed me to a poor ground. But according to the wiring diagram, the solenoid is grounded by the TCM. So this ve...
2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN83483
We sent the car to the dealer 3 times and it still there. The first time They replaced both purge valves. The same code was back 1hr after the customer picked it up. The second time they replaced the canister. The same thing happened. So they gave the customer... Trouble codes: 276D, P0441.
2006 BMW M5 5.0L Electronic VIN: WBSNB93516
We had already done the re-learn procedures with the AutoLogic scanner. The main problem with working on this vehicle is trying to get information. We felt the control unit could of been at fault. Customer wanted us to guarantee a fix if he let us install cont...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L right side power window VIN: WBAVB13506
Well this is my sons car and he has decided to live with it for now, they never use the rear windows anyway.I wish we had a test method on that hall sensor inside the window motor, which I suspect to be bad. He is not ready to try a $200.00 motor in the hopes ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Low beams VIN: WDBCA45D4J
Well, The vehicle was at the body shop a few months prior, everything looked good, grounds, power leads so I started pulling fuses and fuse #10 is for the fog lights, pulled fuse, turn off lights, turned parking lights back on and presto no low beams. The fog ...
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L engine VIN: WP0AA29983
Hello, First off thanks again for all your information on this vehicle, very helpful and ultimately has this vehicle diagnosed. So the #6 cylinder is the issue. After replies from Ron [...], pointing me back to cylinder #6. I should of know...
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) L 1.7L Stall VIN: WVWCA0159E
Thank you for all the suggestions on this little Rabbit. I tried everything that was suggested and it still came back to the engine acted like it had a vaccum leak. So we removed all the vacuum hoses to the intake ports and tried running it and it ran great. S...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 9BWGP61J13
Based on my repair experience and the replys received the cause of this problem is a worn fuel pump allowing a back flow of fuel to the fuel tank. It was suggested either replacing the T at the fuel filter return as this contains a 1 way valve which may help. ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L radio VIN: 3VWSF81K16
got a lot of great responses. i am going to get the serial number and email a respondent for the code. thanks again guys.
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