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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L abs VIN: WBABM5343Y
Customer brought this BMW in because the ABS light and Red brake light is on. His complaint was that when braking and almost to a stop he would feel the abs in front engage. I have a Genisys scan tool that list's this ABS system but I can't communicate with th...
2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAPK5C59B
Hi BMW techs and everyone, this flood car after some extensive repairs was working good. It did not have this problem originally. After replacing the shifter assembly from corrosion and flusing the trans because some water got in it, one day on start up it got...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Mechanical VIN: SAJWA79C65
Hello Group, This car has a timing chain noise on cold start up for the first 3 seconds and then goes away.Does not reoccur on a hot engine. Noise appears to be coming from variable valve timing units.I removed timing cover and examined timing gear.All chai...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L steering VIN: SALJY1249V
rover came in for death wobble in front end when you hit a bump.you have to stop completely to make it stop.have checked front end,pulled axles,tighted every bolt in front end.rover has lift and big tires,but went for years with no problem.steering damper is n...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF22X48
Codes p2029-004 and p2669-002 keep returning after about 1k miles i have checked each wire from ecu to o2 sensor for resistance and applied a load to each wire ok. Checked power to o2 with a load ok car runs fine and fuel milage is great. I thought about atta... Trouble codes: P2029 (004- O2 sensor down steam twc pump current for om629 of oxygen sensor open curcuit), P2669 (002 - Check component for om629 g3/1 o2 sensor downstream of twc overload fault below limit)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L emissions VIN: 3VWRF81H3W
TDI came in and would not pass emissions. EGR readiness test not passed. Has no pending codes. Checked valve and it opens when changing rpms with engine running. cleaned intake and EGR cooler. Both extremely plugged. re assembles and ran RPM's to 2,200 rpms an...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWRB69M72
Car arrived with the listed codes stored. Also had a coolant temp code stored. Ran very poorly. Started by checking the basics. Had spark and injector pulse on all 4 holes. Plugs and wires were original, so we replaced them with OE parts. Also replaced the the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0302 (2 Misfire), P0304 (4 Misfire)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSE69M03
Original customer complaint was loud ticking/knocking noise and oil light on. Customer continued to drive home (~5 miles) with light on and noise. No smoking at this time. Inspected vehicle and found cam chain tensioner slack. Checked oil pressure, was 0 until...

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2006 Audi S4 4.2L Steering Pump VIN: WAUUL78E66
Thank you for all the advise. The final fix was to replace the pump for the third time. Before we replaced the pump, we did a complete flush again. I believe either the metal flakes in the system took out the first two pumps, or the first two pumps were not re...
1988 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WV2YB0256J
Removing that extra cat fixed it. The 02 switching signal speed is now about twice as fast and the customer called and said it hasn't ran better since he's had it. (1.5 years). Thanks to all who offered advice.
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWCC5152N
Thanks for all the great replies. She is finally fixed. A few mentioned a problem with the air mass sensor. I checked it and could not get it to act up. All numbers looked fine on my voltmeter. I did some more research and found that they had a problem with vi...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Pinging VIN: WVGZG77L26
The fix was a new injector. I had a few techs suggest checking compression, and leakdown.Compression was ok. One suggested carbon on the valves. This is not direct injected, and the valves were perfectly clean(I looked at them when I had the intake off)One tec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor).
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