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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAN37421
We replaced crank case vent valve, and replaced oil filter housing seal, every thing went fine. No start. It cranks over fine no start. Went back through all. When we unplug iac fires right up. We can unplug all except iac no fire, then as soon as its unplugge...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L compressor VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
Have a 99 ML430, A/C had low charge, recovered & recharged with proper level, but comopressor wont engage, no codes in PCM, had history code in AAM for shorted/open clutch, cleared code, hasnt reset & tested cluch for short/open, ok. Can command compressor to ...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L alternator
Wondering if anyone has any tips on getting the alternator out without removing the intake manifold. Alldata says this needs to be removed to do the job. Alt. has battery light on and is making noise internally. Thanks for the help.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Engine VIN: WP0AA29941
Our used car business owns a 2001 Porsche Carrera 4. We bought the car a year ago and it has been driven very sparingly. The coolant overflow bottle broke several months ago and was replaced (pretty big job for a coolant bottle!), no problem noted at the time....
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59276
This customer's car has had repeat problems with fuel pressure codes.We originaly found the fuel pump was bad.Problem came back a couple weeks later and we replaced the pem and the fuel pressure sensor.Again ok for a little while.Now the vehicle is back with f... Trouble codes: P0089, P0087

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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAAN37421
I still need help! When I disconnect iac it fires up! I can unplug every thing we touched. No good until I unplug iac? There's no way to cross vanos inlet connector and cam. The CKS sensor is hard wired into distribution box. I need a wiring distribution diagr... Trouble codes: 227 (O2 bank 1 control deviation), 228 (O2 bank 2 control deviation), 243 (misfire cyl 6), 21 (vanos inlet).
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on
WE believe this car is finally fixed. Remember we said we have put a brand new instrument cluster? Well, we took the car to the dealership as our 38pin lead was faulty at that time, well it turns out they did not even fit the new cluster at all! I was still co...
2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P68
Eric had the fix, the Oldham coupler fell out and dropped down on to the exhaust. Found it and reinstalled, vehicle works great! Thanks Guys. Trouble codes: P1026.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23B7Y
It ended up being a turbo bypass valve sucking air from a bad diaphragm also not holding vacuum and a bad Evap purge solenoid getting stuck open, Thanks to all those who responded. Trouble codes: P1136 (Bank 1 System too lean).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWSE61J92
So, technically its not "fixed" because the customer declined to do the repair but we have a weak fuel pump here. When we hooked up the fuel pressure gauge and drove the car, we looked at the pressure when it started bogging down and it dropped to ~[20psi. We... Trouble codes: P1200.
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