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2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L remote key VIN: WBANN73587
Customer states both keys have over period of months began to function intermittently as regards central locking until now when they do not function at all.These are the rectangular keys.The vehicle does not have comfort access and so does not have replaceable...
2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L air bag
the vehicle came in for rear suspension sitting down in rear. start car and it lifts right back up. it takes a while for it to sink down does so on both sides (like overnight) I sprayed down air bags pump lines etc cant see a leak. both sides leak down there i...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L Can not put fuel in VIN: WP0CB298XY
Hey fellow Porsche techs. This is a strange on. Car came in with a "hooting" noise from the air vent hole beside the gas cap. NOT the drain hole. Found and replaced both shut off valves mounted on the valve housing assembly. All this is behind the rf fender li...
1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: YS3AT76L4J
Hey guys this saab 900 turbo if suffering from excessive nox.I have determined that the catalyst isn't performing well because of a lean condition I see in the o2 sensor waveform. At idle it switches very well. anything off idle and it flatlines. during this c...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWSR61J45
Vehicle was towed in from the dealer, customer was told it needs a new clutch. Owner stated that when she was coming off of the highway, she heard a pop noise, like a pencil broke, and could not get it to shift into any gear but reverse. When the car got here,...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Airbag Light VIN: 3VWCR31C65
I have this beetle with an airbag light on continuously. To my knowledge and the customers it has not been in a collision. Have tried 3 different scan tools and none of them will communicate with airbag control module. Checked fuse 5 (7.5a) in driver side dash...

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2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L Misfire Cyl #8 VIN: 5UXFE83539
This car was picked up taken and traded in at a dealer. (He was not interested in investing any more into the car since he was ready to just get rid of it). The owner did say that the car ran fine for him after he picked it up from us. (No check engine light... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cyl 8 misfire), 29D4.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L misc VIN: WDBSK75F63
Hello. Thank you, every one. Customer was on holiday and have yet to made repair decision. check with tech support @ Autologic,suggest to try do reverse brake stand,if vibration gone,this may confirm the motor mount is the issue.Of which is very common items t...
2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L speaker VIN: WP0BA29954
The replies I received were pointing towards an aftermarket device. Customer recently purchased vehicle and may have contacted original owner about this noise. We have not heard back from customer and I am inclined to believe it was something aftermarket. I a...
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