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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGN63424
Good Afternoon, We just completed valve cover gaskets on this 745li. Performed all steps according to manuals. Performed removal procedure for servo solenoid with scan tool Completed job and reinstalled them along with performing install procedure using sc... Trouble codes: 27BC, 2732 (nw intake control bank 2)
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L coolant fan VIN: SALAA25425
Trying to get this vehicle smogged. DTC po695 will not clear out. Checked fuses, swapped relay, and fan appears to be operating. Has a fan clutch and electrical connector. Any help would be appreciated. Im thinking the entire electric fan unit bad?
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L shifter VIN: WDBHA24G2X
After curing a bearing sound (insulation rubbing on front driveshaft joint) I sprayed the linkage to loosen a stiff feel in the shifter. The shifter will work freely now through P-R-N-D, but will not move left from D to get to the (electronic) 3-2-1 positions....
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L key off draw VIN: WDBRH64JX2
Vehicle was dropped off after the owner had to jump it. I charged & tested battery & charging system- both ok. Vehicle has a 1.2A draw even after allowing time for the computers to go asleep. Through research on IATN I unplugged both seat modules & the draw ev...
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P18
In need of assistance. I've got this 2008 Cayenne V6 3.6 DFI with fault code P0674 (P12A2) fuel pressure sensor. I have replaced the tank pumps and filter due to one pump failing. Fault clears but returns. Starts up rough and sets misfire codes. I am using Dur... Trouble codes: P0674 (fuel pressure sensor- upper limit exceeded), P12A2
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3FD79Y96
Saab Tech, please help. We got a problem baby here. Car tow in yesterday. Customer complaint car may shut off after 10 minutes driving, and this happen 7 times during last one week. Car sometimes will restart right away and sometime have [...] wait 5 [...] 30 minute...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L blows fuse VIN: 3VWSF71K95
This car came in with dome light inop, acc port inop and CEL on. Found fuse 15 blown for vehicle elec sys module, and fuse 25 for the acc port blown and codes P0456, P0571 and P0442. We replaced the fuse 15 and it keeps blowing, replaced fuse 25 and the acc po...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF71K05
i usally dont work on V W but this is a older lady thats kinda down on her luck o im trying to help her out. The car has a miss in it idle and driving at steady speed it will run good as long as u are acclarting the only code that keeps poping up is 18711. All... Trouble codes: 18711 (leak in air intake system p2279 not a plauseable signal intermitet)
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SZ58D72
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This turbo 2.4 Volvo intermittently won't start. Sometimes it won't crank over at all...battery fully charged etc. I try it a few times and then it will crank. Sometimes it cranks but will not fire off. I ha...

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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Door window drop VIN: WBABJ5329R
All the replies mention the dome light coming on when opening the door. On this early model it has a microswitch in the upper drivers door handle that triggers the dome light, and that is why I had the question. You lift the drivers handle just so lightly an...
2008 BMW 528i 3.0L turn signals VIN: WBANU53558
Customer picked up car and has yet to return. Plan to recommend a combination switch. Still not sure if the new unit would need programming. Thanks for the responses.
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L special functions VIN: SALAD25476
There were several hits about needing to be re-programmed by a dealer unit. We sent to dealer and it turned out to be a bad transfer case control unit. The dealer said a warped cowling let water drip onto control unit and caused the failure. The failure was...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD25496
Thanks guys the fix ended up being cleaning the dirty throttle body. Road tested extensively after.Idle fluctuation and reduced power messages are now gone. Will also replace air filter with quality unit. Thanks to all who replied. On our Mazda units the dirty... Trouble codes: P0101.
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWMF33547
Customer is happy with the repair as is. We preplaced the oil filter stand gasket and car haven't leak for customer to complain about. We has notice some oil in the back of the cylinder head but was not sure what it was.. Advise the customer to clean it off an...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L clutch VIN: YS3FB45563
I apologize for the delay on this fix, customer had gone on vacation and I needed his approval on replacing master cylinder. So I finally did and bled it with vaccume pump. That was the fix to my problem. I'd like thank evryone that help with your replies.Tha...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWST71KX6
To all who replied, again, thank you, the turbo was actually frozen, I was able to break it loose just by my finger, then it tried to kick in on a road test. Customer found a shop that will install a used turbo, good luck to them both on that. Actual mileage i... Trouble codes: 00066.
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