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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 325i 2.5L No Crank VIN: WBAAZ33473
We have tried the modius and solus ultra to resync EWS and DME. The Genysis does not have an option for resync. Both scanners keep saying repeat procedure. We are getting code 27A4 EWS 3.3 interface DME. What is preventing system from resyncing/not starting Th...
2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Air suspension VIN: 5UXFA93535
Customer got a diagnostic result from BMW service that the AS module has internal fault. He then wanted us to do the work. I talked to BMW part, they assured me that the module is just plug & play. I got the module from BMW part, installed and nothing happen. ...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1742S
Hello all, i have been working on this nightmare Jag off and on over the last 3-4 weeks. Issue is this, the car starts and runs great. After it is driven or let idle for roughly 40-50 minutes it will start acting up. When it does, driving down the road out of ... Trouble codes: P1192, P1194, P1191, P1790 (Throttle position sensor Code was in trans module not ecu)
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Camber VIN: SAJHX1745S
Car pulls right, presumably due to -.5 right camber and -1.1 left camber. Caster is almost perfectly even. All tires new,no brake drag,etc. Camber -.8 to +.3 So, the left is out of tolerance and we have .6 difference, side to side. There is no ordin...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45C8F
Prior to starting all of the work the fuel tank was drained and refilled with new fuel and BG additives. Car ran great but would randomly start to idle high. Would do it in park or while cruising down hill; could feel vehicle pick up speed and rpm would rise. ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L shifting VIN: WDBRF40J93
vehicle came in with hard 1st to 2nd shift ,if you are hard on the throttle it will squeal the tires. When cold it shifts ok as the the car warms up there becomes a delay in the 1-2 shift then the shift gets hard. I have checked all the resource I can ,I am th...
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L trunk lid VIN: WDBSK71F48
2008 sl550- trunk lid will only travel half way up and stop. then by hitting button from any location lid (from driver's door switch,keyless-go button, and from outside handle)will open fully. denormlized convertible top module. Now module will not normlize. I...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, low manifold vacuum VIN: WP0AA2991V
The car came in with secondary air faults.Found the air passages plugged due to oil leaking past the valve guides.Disassembled the engine and sent the heads,cam holders and cams to the machine shop.Received the parts from the and then found a nick in... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0305, P0306
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Camshaft Timing Chain noisy VIN: 9BWDD61J61
The camshaft timing chain is noisy on start ups and after sitting for exteneded periods of time, after enough oil pressure is built the noise goes away. With the valve cover removed and examining the camshaft tensioner it appears to be in good shape with no no...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5549V
Okay all my Volvo mechanics. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day week-end because I need you to help me get this sick Volvo 850 wagon back to his family. What happens is the wagon will run beautiful for several miles and then all of a sudden will start to ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0102, P0340
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

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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33491
Some what of a fix here, I smoke tested it and found someone had patched the PCV line from the front top of valve cover to the oil trap, after repair the car ran much better when cold but still was not 100% repaired,it still ran somewhat rough until it warmed... Trouble codes: 68 (tank venting valve), 65 (camshaft position senor inlet), 242 (cyl 5 misifire), 240 (cyl 3 misfire), 243 (cyl 6 missifire).
2008 BMW 535i 3.0L Noise VIN: WBANW13558
As a note to some of you...The tires cannot be rotated on this car. The rear wheels are too wide to be bolted onto the front. What my plan was is to see if the wheels from his 3 series would fit and try swapping them out temporarily to see if the noise went aw...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L Sensors VIN: WDCGG8HB0A
Thanks for the 10 quick replies. Most said to replace the sensors and only use plastic caps, which is the first note in Mercedes instructions on changing the TPMS sensors. Some who had experience with this problem expressed sympathy. One suggested cutting sli...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L cam to crank sync VIN: 3VWDD21C81
have checked everything suggested and still have not fixed it, have sent it to the dealer and they haven't figured it out yet either, will repost when fixed and inform you all
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Misfire VIN: YV1CZ85235
thanks for all replies. customer declined further teardown to trace problem Trouble codes: 03080.
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1MH68205
Found that the shop where vehicle had came from had installed clutch wrong.The self adjuster on the pressure plat was all the way out.Reset set self adjuster part and installed clutch works perfect.Hope this can help anyone in the future.
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