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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33561
Mil Lamp on, codes 33 & 34 set, these codes are for Vanos system, it is very vague as to what exactly these code mean; Actuator problem, or over advanced or under advanced! Additionally the vanos is reading 95 degrees for both cams, the cam sensors are reading... Trouble codes: 33 (Vanos over/under advanced or position actuator bank 1), 34 (Vanos over/under advanced or position actuator bank 2)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Mirror turn signal VIN: 4JGBF71EX7
Have the Mercedes GL came in for service and a light on dash indicating that the right side mirror signal is not working, also blinker indicator blinks fast on right side. Although the mirror signal flashes normally. I did do a star diagnostic short test and h...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Speedometer And Hvac VIN: WMWRC33472
Came in as crank no start. No instrument panel, hvac panel display, both new events. Customer replaced ign switch and fuel pump relay. We repaired broken wiring at rear for fuel pump and fuel level sensors and car now runs. We have been unable to repair the in...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L blown fuse VIN: 3VWRA29M1X
When you turn the key from on to off fuse #38 blows. This affects the starter(no crank), the door locks, security, & power outlets. Put a fuse back in, start the car, or just turn key to on & when you turn it off the fuse blows again. Sometimes the fuse will b...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
Car misfires and random misfires on all cylinders which results in engine and car shaking. I have changed all spark plugs, ignition coils and even changed the timing belt to make sure it was correct. I found a cracked check valve and a cracked crank vent tube ... Trouble codes: P1297 (Turbo/throttle pressure loss), P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 miss), P0302 (2 miss), P0303 (3 miss), P0304 (4 miss)
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2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L engine VIN: WVWLK73C57
First of all, this is a belt driven 2.0 tsi turbo engine, first time customer, no repair history. The customer noticed the engine sounded loud. It's not a knock, not really a tick. This engine sounds JUST like a TDI diesel. The noise seems to be coming from th...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUDL74F05
we pulled the valve covers- no signs of any sludging. ran camera down timing chains looking for Anything out of place, nothing apparent. let customer take it, hes gonna drive it till it blows or he trades it in. seems like lower end to me.
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2007 Volvo S80 V8 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AH85277
Unfortunately, since the vehicle has no drivability concerns and only the check engine light, the customer declined any further diagnosis and will live with the light. From the responses I received, I am leaning toward a leak in the PCV system. Sadly, I am not... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean Bank 1).
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