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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L failsafe mode VIN: WBAAX13423
repaired an engine misfire for a misfire dtc and upon driving the vehicle to run the obd monitors the car lunged into a lower gear and trans went into failsafe mode. limped it back to the shop. there were no lights illuminated but dtc p1892 was stored. checked...
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...
1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Emissions VIN: SAJNV5846G
I have changed O2 sensors, swapped ECU and played with the adjustment on the ECU and been able to get the HCs down to 117 PPM, right at the threshhold of passing (118 fails @ 15 MPH) and 1.9% COs, down from 3.15 to 3.25 per cent, so I'm under the 2+ per cent g...
2008 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Parking Brake VIN: SALAE25468
I have a land rover that the park brake cable have been replace. the right side cable is install correctly but the left side is unable to be install due to scan tool operation. I am able to get the electric parking brake to operate in the mount poistion only. ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery VIN: WDBRF40J23
Customer says car his battery dies within 2 days car has a 1.8 to 1.9 amp draw I have closed all locks no lights stay on disconnected all door lights, trunk and glove box lights ,disconnected alternator, ECM, ABS, units, seat modules body modules ,sunroof, int...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J64
Car initially came in with several codes lean and rich, also codes for oxygen sensors, first we smoke checked car and found a hose blown off by the supercharger, thought we had it diagnosed, replaced hose, rechecked for vacuum leaks, found none, test drove car... Trouble codes: P0172, P2058
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG 6.0L distronic cruise control VIN: WDBPJ79J15
This car came in with inop ABC system and inop. cruise control/distronic. I fixed the ABC issues, but can't seem to get anywhere with the cruise control. When you attempt to engage the cruise control, the display shows a blinking---mph, followed by the message...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Starter VIN: WMWRE33516
Vehicle was towed in as a "no start", "no crank", after some diagnostics I decided to replace the Electronic Immobilizer Control Unit (Brand new from local dealer). Now the keys are reconized before they were not. EWS Datastream: starter enabled: NO start...
1977 Volkswagen Transporter Campmobile 2.0L ex. ports VIN: 2372106729
Hello air cooled VW experts.I replaced right hand cylinder head(#1,#2)due to valve seat hammering into head causing valve to need adjusting every 600 miles. I pulled the engine, replaced the head, and reinstalled the engine before noticing the exhaust manifold...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWBB81E9T
Hey every one im completely out of ides on this one. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! This car came in on hook, towed in with no start. Checked codes and no codes found. Tested few things. checked spark and fuel pressure both were good. Found oil...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWSF81K76
Hi every one i need your help w/this vw this vehice came to me from a used car dealer there mechnics installed a used computer and they broughted to be to code and to learned the key ,i have all read code the pcm but i dont know how to lean the key and i dont ... Trouble codes: 02241 (engine control module immobilzerdata not adapted)
2004 Volvo V70 R 2.5L speed sensitive steering VIN: YV1SJ52Y94
Does anyone know if there is a relay for the speed sensitive steering. I read on one post there is a relay. Steering is fine cold but some times stops assisting when parking after driving 10-20 miles, not all the time. Fluid is clean and correct, no noises, ac...
2010 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0L idle- accessory drive VIN: YV4992DZ6A
2 problems with this sweet Swede. 1. We have a belt like chirp noise (can sometimes mimic a torque convertor bolt that is rubbing) at idle but it is very hard to pinpoint the noise. We did find 2 idler pulleys bad(bearings rough)and replaced the belt. It almos...

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBXPA93406
Thank you all for the responses William and Mark was right on with the coolant tubes. Such a joy to replace those critters too. Rotted in the seam between the 2 o-rings on the coolant tubes.
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Glovebox VIN: SAJWA79C65
I have not completed repairs on this issue yet because of time constraints on other jobs.I did receive a great wiring diagram from Dan from Georgia.I believe that the glovebox switch opens the glovebox motor and when released the glovebox control unit closes t...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Immobilizer VIN: WV2NB47042
The customer found their other key!!! Happy day!!! Thanks to all who responded---it appears there is no "easy" way to retrieve the code for these vans, a couple guys suggested opening the actual immobilizer box and being able to somehow retrieve it that way bu...
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