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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L horn VIN: 5UXFB33502
After charging up battery. When turn ignition key to the first position horn will blow until turn the key to second position than horn will stop blowing. Scan test all systems fault codes for low voltage. Test & replace weak battery. Still no change. Has a gro...
2003 BMW M5 5.0L hydraulics VIN: WBSDE93473
We replaced the brake lines with StopTech stainless braided lines, per customer request. We bled the system (using pressure bleed method, manual bleeding method, vacuum bleeding method, and gravity bleeding method, all with Autologic bleed commands implemented...
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93436
verified that the car was presently in limp mode with no throttle response and surging at idle. Scanned the system and found multiple fault codes for throttlebody related issues. With the scan tool connected I was able to verify that that potentiometers were r... Trouble codes: 2796 (incorrect throttle adaption), 2787 (throttle potentiometer 2), 2786 (throttle potentiometer 1)
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L inoperative VIN: SAJJA42CXY
I tested the top, which the customer reported was not working, and failed as se was raising it just before the latch locked. The rear quarter windows are down. There is no activity when the up/down switch is pressed in either direction. I have checked the fuse...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L Sensors VIN: WDCGG8HB0A
This is for those in the great salted north. I spent the first 15 years of my career working on rusty cars up north and thought I'd seen it all. I've been down south for 21 years and I'll never work on rust buckets again. I rarely have to break out the torch. ...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Convertible Top VIN: WP0CA2980Y
The top on this Porsche works on and off. Scanned the top module with Launch and found one code. 1104 Switch 1 for convertible top compartment lid, right. When the top stops working the top indicator lights up on instrument panel. Sometimes if I slam the right...
2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L terminal 15 VIN: WP1AB29PX8
car came in with cel for cooling system malf., cleared code and car sat on the lot for about 2 weeks, customer went to pick car up and it wouldnt come out of gear and all kinds of lights were on. I traced it to the terminal 15 relay under the driver seat. I ca...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK29M61
This vehicle came in after a throttle body was replaced and still was getting a epc light and a check engine light. When it first came in it had a ton of codes and a bad battery. We replaced the battery cleared the codes readapated the throttle body and sent t... Trouble codes: 17972 (Throttle actuator J388 under voltage during basic setting P1564), 17551 (Load calculation cross check upper limit exceeded P1143)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29571
Car was towed in. No Crank. customer states it was running, shut it off for a short period then when he came back would not restart. No Check engine light. Can not communicate with ecm through volvo specific on scan tool.(iscan and vci). Go generic and I can s... Trouble codes: P0600, P0602, AT521
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1MH68205
all new clutch parts all installed right cant seem to get the clutch to release try all types of bleeding any parts list clutch master, clutch slave and bleed tube, clutch disk and pressure plate.

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2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E16
Thanks for the replies, I found information online that says the valve timing actuator starts releasing at 0.7 bar. After 20 hours of diagnosis time I had no option but to call the new Audi actuator. I took the new defective actuator apart to find the backing ... Trouble codes: P0011 (retard set point not set), P0016 (cam / crank corelation).
1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGC8315L
Thank all of you for the replies very helpful but car not able to talk to our scan tools therefore we are recommending further diagnostic time. Trouble codes: 10 (o2 sensor control), 28 (o2 sensor), 195 (FGR control button), 5 (Throttle valve signal stored in TCM).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRB81H4W
First,THANK YOU, to all who replied. The immobilizer unit was the culprit, Thank you Kal for the short cut. By jumping the Red & Red/Blk wires the vehicle started right up. Thanks again to all of you. You truly are the professionals that keep the World running...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L front left sidemarker light, right rear tail light VIN: YV1MS38246
Hello group, I am sorry for the delay in closing this one, regretfully I have no answer due to the fact the car healed itself and the client has not returned. We were all set to pull the cem and send it out to bba reman to get this one rebuilt. thanks everyone...
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