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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs VIN: 5UXFB53524
This car came in with multiple faults in the DSC unit. Faults for wheel speed sensors 5E02 wheel speed sensor general, 5E28 front left, 5E52 front right and, 5E44 rear right, 5DD0 Control unit "overvoltage", 5F3A transfer case: malfunction. When it was in befo...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L 4x4 traction light VIN: WBXPA93404
Hello techs., this one kicking my butt. Vehicle came in with a 4x4 traction light on. pulled codes from DSC module and transfer case. "D35B" no message (DSC sensor OCB) "55c4" No message from DSC. "54c6" oil wear. because of the high milage and oil wear code t...
2009 BMW X5 xDrive30i 3.0L Compresor VIN: 5UXFE43509
2009 BMW X5 3.0 engine with adaptive drive. Car sent to me from local Ford Dealer. A/C belt missing looked like it had been slipping. Replaced belt made sure charge was correct and system worked fine in the shop. Drove couple of miles and stopped cooling. Clut...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Brake Booster VIN: WVWVD63B73
Thanks in advance for the help guys. I have this VW that came in for ABS light coming on and going off. I retrieved code "17887 (P1479)Brake Boost Vacuum System Malfunction" out of engine control module and I retrieved code "01203 Elecrical Connection between ...

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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L vacume booster VIN: WBAEK73465
Hi well it turns out the problem was the new booster in fact it took 3 to get the car where we were happy with it... Thank You for all the responses, they were all very helpful. And thanks to Harry i will never misspell VACUUM again...Lol
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Coolant loss VIN: SAJDA14CXY
Upon approval of the customer, we tore down the engine,noting that there had been a previous attempt to replace the cam chain tensioner that runs between the double cams on the right side head, stacking washers to make up for the wrong tensioner being used. Th...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E4S
I have decided to replace ECM. I feel I have ruled out other possibilities. thanks to all for tech. help considering I didn't speak enough Mercedes to ask an intelligent question. this is a great site. FYI the homemade code counter found in the replies for thi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E8S
I've replaced the crank sensor prior to the posting with an OEM part, all wiring harnesses have been changed. However, I did take a chance in replacing the fuel pressure regulator. Did not have the opportunity to drive the distance to re-create the problem. Ag...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Starting VIN: WP1AB29P64
Thank you for the responses. Unfortunately This customer would not authorize any additional diagnosis time and had the vehicle towed away. Thanks again.
1994 Rolls Royce Silver Spur III 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN02C7R
Thanks guys it was indeed the crank sensor, the cable had worn through it's insulation right where is connects to the main harness on top of the engine. Thanks again for your input.
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Charging VIN: WV2MB47082
thanks again guys, this one is fixed! all three alt. were JUNK!! thanks for the heads up Steve about not disconnecting the wire from the alt while it is running, NORMALLY i would not do this, but my hair was standing up on end!!! i even have a clamp on amp me...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Temperature Damper Motor VIN: YV1SZ58D92
Thanks guys! All of you are correct on this one. Was unable to self-adjust motors myself so vehicle is headed to the dealership. I think for future Volvo Climate Control issues, verifying that no Volvo scanner is required is the first thing to check. You guys ...
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