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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBANF73586
Customer stated vehicle died while driving at highway speed. Stated Traction DCS and 4WD messages came on info display. Would not restart and had vehicle towed in. When starting, car will start and run for about 1 second (gets to about 1400 rpm then quits). So... Trouble codes: P0A38, P2AAB, P2AA8
2007 BMW 525xi 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: WBANF33537
The vehicle came in with the engine light coming on and off for about a week and information on the info center. We found the transfer case bad with the fluid burnt. We replaced it with a very low mileage used unit. It worked fine BUT about a week later the cu...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L battery VIN: SAJDA01P71
Has drain 3.8 ma after key off for about 1 min .drops to 1.8 ma after 30 min or so .have found bulletin s4 1013 .has good info but I pulled all the fuses one at a time. only one that makes a big difference is the gem module fuse . I know somethings not letting...
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
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L ex camshaft VIN: WMWRH33597
car came in with cam bolt broke on exhaust sprocket. Replace bolt and less than a min of first start up bolt broke again. What can bind the camshaft up. Run good for 45 sec. journals looked good.
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWBA81E5W
Hard to start, start when it is cold . It turns over fine but it takes two to three cycles of the key before it will fire up. I have changed plugs, ign. Wires, air and fuel filters, dist.cap, rotor, used a three chemical upper intake cleaning kit. Checked cool...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L low manifold vacuum VIN: WV2NB47022
It was noticed that when the vehicle is started cold and put into reverse or drive there is no brake vacuum assist. Verified no vacuum leaks in brake booster or vacuum line from manifold to booster. Verified all one way vacuum valves were working correctly and...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Surge, Stall, Oil Consumption VIN: YV1SZ59H04
Car just threw P2188 and OCCASIONAL rough idle at 191000. Also found P2187 pending. Also found almost 3 quarts oil low! No leaks evident. No smoke. We did oil change and rigorously check levels and for leaks during such service. Car drives great under stres... Trouble codes: P2188 (Presented - ECM-262A - Fuel Trims Out of Range), P2187 (Pending - ECM-262A - Fuel Trims Out of Range)

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Low power VIN: WBADM6333X
Problem fixed, turns out that when i installed the crank lock pin I wedged it between a large hole and torque converter bolt thinking i had it in the right spot... Dead wrong, i used a fancy bore scope to finally find the correct hole to pin the fly wheel and ... Trouble codes: P1397 (Camshaft position sensor B circuit).
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANB33554
Firstly thanks for all the help, you guys are great. The intake and exhaust sensors on bank one were in the wrong place. After swapping them I started the vehicle and it ran as it was supposed to. Thanks again for all the responses. Trouble codes: 27BB, 2731 (function camshaft control inlet bank 1).
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