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2005 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Convertible VIN: 4USBT535X5
Greetings fellow techs! This one's eating my lunch. After pump replacement (submerged in water and rusted out because of blocked drain tube) the scuttle latch on top of windshield will not lock automatically. The red led on the convertible switch is flashing ...
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBXPA93436
This x3 has a stutter/hesitation under mild to heavy load at 3k rpm and higher. Feels almost like at misfire but plugs and coils have been changed and problem still occurs. No codes in Engine or Trans. Does have oil wear in transfer case module. Fluid looks ne...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G33
Hello every one thanks for reading this help. I have a customer with convertible top not opening, I synchronize all windows after replacing window regulator. when I twist open front top handle all windows goes down but when I push open top button nothing happe...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WMWMF735X7
Start the vehicle cold and it idles ok, slight roll. 30 seconds later it will start to roll up and down 800 rpm to 200 rpm, left for 2+/- minutes and it will stall. Happens when the vehicle is hot or cold. performed pcv test by installing a port in the oil cap... Trouble codes: P1497 (Air iduction leak), P2178 (System to rich off idle)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWDT81K36
This has a lot of the same codes, Its telling me to look at the computer. Most of the codes on vws are not that many of the same ones. Has anyone had this many codes of the same type. It also has one for the boost , we can look at this, Any help with the possi...

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2008 Audi A4 2.0L idle system VIN: WAUAF68E18
the car has not returned to our shop. customer on vacation. when it comes back, will try your replies, since all of them point to the pcv or pressure regulating valve per audi nomenclature. will post the outcome for sure. thanks to all you guys.
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Mechanical
Thanks to everybody. I posted waiting for a miracle. Still don't have the answer of why the engine was running well before pulling the head, but the valves were not seating at all, like when is overheated. I pulled the cams and leak down was 80%. Sent the head...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALPV1242X
Sorry for the delay in updating this, I have been waiting for the customer to decide what he wants to do with this wreck. The customer bought and installed a compressor rebuild kit, which looked pretty straightforward, but it still doesn't have quite enough t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L 4 not ready VIN: WDBNG70J3Y
Thanks to everyone that responded. This vehicle has not been brought back to our shop for further testing. Will update at a later date. Thanks again.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oxygen sensor VIN: WDBUF65J63
at this time the i rewired the o2 sensors with new pins and connectors. There has been no leaks found and all water drains are holding up well. the due to fact multiple oxygen sensors in the past has been replaced or shorting out. the o2 sensor harness has b...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBNG70JX4
Its down the road and idling perfect. Mark and Rick hit the nail on the head. Egr was stuck. New Egr and its running perfect. Thanks for all the replies. I will keep all those in mind when I run into another one of these. Thanks guys. IATN is full of the smart... Trouble codes: P0500 (speed sensor), P0456 (purge control minor evap leak), P0101 (maf sensor signal and voltage).
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Starting VIN: YV4SZ59266
I have not finished this vehicle yet due to the customer has not authorized the repair. After reinstalling the new CEM and deleting the nodes on the high side CAN one at a time and hitting the update tab on Vida after unhooking each node instead of rebootin...
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