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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Vehicle towed in engine was installed elsewhere check vin from new engine and is from same model. engine will fire and idle badly. Will not rev up at all. Does have a code for thermostat but no melted wires as these often do and unplugging makes no difference.... Trouble codes: 147 (thermostat)
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ride Control
Hi it was workin fine when you test the car some times the light self levelng inactive is on and the code 80 is set in the suspension controol module
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L pcv VIN: 5UXFB53576
Vehicle came in with complaint of excessive smoke out of tailpipe when warmed up and leaving from a stop., under load. I know and have repaired many older bmw pcv systems for this same reason. I started with the "hockey pucks" pcv valves on each valve cover fi...
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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51C05
Customer complaint of poor running, flashing MIL. Exacerbated by recent car wash. Scanned vehicle and codes listed with this request after clearing pending and recent codes. Misfires for cylinders 2, 4 and 6 were detected. thought about a cam chain issue but t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected), P1316 (Injector circuit/IDM codes detected), P0352 (Ignition coil B primary/secondary circuit), P0354 (Ignition coil D primary/secondary circuit), P0356 (Ignition coil F primary/secondary circuit), P1368 (Ignition Spare)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Sunroof (Pano) VIN: WDBRN40J03
Car came in with sunroof basically inop, would move some but the motor had the infamous drive plate failure and clicking noise. No worries with that, I have a replacement motor, and the tracks are all lubed. The issue is the sunroof isnt timed right to left, t...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L starting VIN: YS3ED59A14
So this my first shot at repairing a very intermitant problem with this car. it seems that only during the summer months and only when the temps are over 85 degrees and the car is sitting in the sun it will not start. Getting this to happen while we have had t...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Customer towed vehicle in. battery was dead. I replace battery. The check engine light is now on and has a very poor idle. P1545 is stored and I am unable to clear with verus scanner. I performed the idle relearn procedure with the verus with no change. I woul... Trouble codes: P1545
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2007 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L water leak VIN: WVGZE77LX7
Audi & VW tech, please help on this one. Car came in with shifter lock in park, install scanner found no communication with all powertrain control modules, also water contaminate all over driver's side passager compartment. Found problem with can bus wire from...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L dsc VIN: WBAAV33461
We recived many replies on this car and they point to the yaw rate sensor which the customer has declined any repairs at this time.
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air door VIN: SALME11494
I am going to close this because the cust. has not returned yet. I received some good info. Jason said he sees many blower motor failures, Jerry said to ignore AUC codes. A few others suggest blend door motor, which is what I suspect. Eric told me to verify ch...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Stall VIN: WDBRF40J43
So we replaced the shifter and so far so good. Thanks for all the help!!! Trouble codes: P2025, P202F, P2059, P2061.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv joint
this problem is fixd thanks to lars and dick,looking at the pic of the inner c/v on wis it shows the large side of roller faceing the cross,but as lars said they go the opposite way you think,wow what a clanger,the trick is not to let the rollers fall off when...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 3.0L fuel pressure VIN: WDBUF22X09
I appreciate y'alls comments. I am embarassed to say that I had not tightened up the fuel rail cross over pipe at the passenger side. As per suggestions, removed the intake pipe to check that everything was snug and found it loose at that end. Did not see...
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1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L abs VIN: YS3AL76L0N
we recieved many replies and the overwhelming majority state to loo at the ABS controler under the rear seat and it has sustained water damage, the customer opted out and is not going to move forward with replacing it at this time. Thanks to all who responded ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cuts out, above 65mph warm VIN: 3VWDD21C22
Well I finally got to feel the cut out for a quick second and under the high KV power lines after 300 miles of driving on the 02 bug going down hill 70mph, may rule out fuel issues. Since both cars are doing the same thing at the same spot must be RFI ? The ta...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29571
We sent this one down the road. We re-re confirmed all data lines and power feeds to the ecu. But dealing with a $1000 unit that may have been bad we decided to send to the dealer. Thank you for the help and if we hear from the customer we will let you know. Trouble codes: P0600, P0602, AT521.
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