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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAFB3359Y
Vehicle towed into shop. Starts runs for a few seconds than dies. Original codes were p1341,p1355,p1357,p1353,p302,p301,p1351,p0116,p0120,p0123,p 0223. I scanned datstream and have a -40 on iat also. Cleared codes and po120,p0123 and p0223 return immediately! ... Trouble codes: P0120, P0123, P0223
2007 BMW 525xi 3.0L Post Fix Check Q?? VIN: WBANF33587
Customer purchased car recently from private party. Complained of occasional "stumble", rough idle, decreasing gas mileage. Got codes; compiled run data (not shown); noticed VANOS exhaust response off. Cleaned Intake VANOS Solenoid Replaced Exhaust VANOS So... Trouble codes: 2A99, 2A87, 2A98, 2A1A
2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L windshield wipers VIN: WDBNG73J11
I need some advice for this vehicle wiper system, when the ignition key is turned on wiper blades come's on for 10 seconds with out turning them on, then they would go off while both blades are on a windshield,each time they are in different place on windshiel...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBUH83J44
The car came into the shop, customer complained when the car is cold it would hesitate and feel like a misfire at 1500-2000RPM. We searched for obd codes but, did not find any. We change spark plugs and checked for any intake or vacuum leaks unfortunately we d...
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L camshaft seal VIN: JF4GG61625
Vehicle came in with blown headgaskets. I removed the heads and sent them to the machine shop. They replaced the valves and seats, magnafluxed, and refaced contact surfaces. Got them back and re-installed all parts accordingly, including new idler and timing b...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Steering VIN: YV1SZ59H03
Hi fellow tech’s, I really need some help on this one. I have a 2003 Volvo XC 70 that came in for Hard Steering, turning right or left at slow speeds is like the power steering does not work. Five months ago we replaced the lower A arms and ball joints, inner ...

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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP0CA2998X
Well the only reply i got was to send it to another shop,Thanks,we fixed it.I do not send my customers away,we figure it out one way or another,it is who we are! Thanks for the input regardless.For those of you who care,we scoped the crank sensor and found the... Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor a circuit performance).
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L cyl 3 VIN: YS3FH46U96
Hello: Thanks to all replies. This was a simple one, as my concern originally was the cylinder orientation on these vehicles. Turns out to be 1,3,and 5 on firewall side and 2,4 and 6 on radiator side. My misfire was cylinder 3 and came down to the coil. As ad...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Srs urgent airbag VIN: YV1SZ59H03
We removed the DIM and sent it in for repair like everyone suggested, reinstalled and cleared codes and works fine. Thanks to everyone who replied, this really saved my customer alot of money by staying away from the dealer. Im glad to be a part of this group.
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