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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L steering lock VIN: WBANE53546
Car came in with colum locked, no start, and the warning for the colum being jammed, move the steering wheel. Which seems to lead to no power on the 15 circuit. I havent heard the lock ever try and actuate. When running the quick test and quick clear i get no ...
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Safety battery terminals VIN: WBAWB73548
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this 2008 BMW 335i. This vehicle came in for the airbag light being on. We pulled codes 93B2, 9408, 93D0. I saw that the customer had jumper cables in the trunk and he had installed a new battery so I thought the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L A/c blower Intermittent VIN: WDBJF65J21
Howdy Y'all! This E320 came in and blower only work at times. Replaced Blower motor only because it was actually working when we pulled it out! The resistor that bolts to the motor did not come with new motor. Well here is where it gets deep... After replacing...
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No Power, 40mph max VIN: WD3PF4CC5A
Vehicle is Benz 3500 Sprinter Van 906.655 with 642.898 V6 CDI diesel and 722.683 trans. Complaint was CEL and no power, 40 mph max. Light was set by (manufacturer specific) code 150200 "offset drift under engine load 2" which we think relates to self adaptatio... Trouble codes: 15020
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L exhaust VIN: WMWRE33475
Hello guys, I am having a vehicle that is really giving us a run for our money. This Mini Cooper S is having exhaust fumes come in the car, but only under acceleration, and especially on the highway. If the windows in the car are open slightly, or the sunroof ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Fuel leak VIN: 3VWVH69M03
Fuel tank leak top of tank area after fueling while fueling with back seat removed fuel access cover removed cars seems noisey while fueling then with in a few blocks of driving back to shop noticeable fuel leak looks around fuel return line wondering about fu...
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L unknown VIN: YV1MW68295
We have a 2005 Volvo v50 t5 in the shop. On cold start, only for about 20 seconds, there is a air noise possibly coupled with a rattle. it goes away after 20 seconds or so. I have pulled the timing covers and checked to make sure it was not in the timing belt ...
2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Crank sensor VIN: YV4SZ59207
Vehicle came in with a hard start. Cranks but has a resistance spot as if fighting timing but does not do it all the time. Code ECM-500 keeps recurring and I have tried replacing the crankshaft position sensor. Any help greatly appreciated.

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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L air conditioning doesnt work VIN: WAUBFAFL2A
ran new wire from electronics unit to pressure switch and everything works fine wire wasreceiving the voltage from either ea pinched wire or from garage door opener module customer elected to just run a wire against my recommendation
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L air flow not cold enough VIN: WBAEU33443
sorry for delay in closing this. as it turns out the heater valve was stuck open. I had clamped the hoses in the beginning but somehow there was still flow getting through. that stinks because I spent so much time going beyond this only to come back to it i...
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53556
HUGE thanks to all. I tested backpressure on both catalytic converters at the front o2 sensor holes. Rear cat was 4-6 psi @ idle and front cat was 1/2 psi at 2000 rpm. We will be changing out rear cat. I have a hollowed out 02 sensor that I use to test backpre... Trouble codes: 29D0, 29D1, 29D2, 29CC, 2A2F.
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 3VWHE81H7S
guys thank you all for your help so many good leads it turn out to be the coolant temp wireing fix wireing car runs great thank you all for your time Trouble codes: 00513 (speed sensor).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M3Y
Last suggestion from Bill nailed it: disconnected the cam sensor and voltage came right back. Car runs ok with sensor disconnected and throttle codes don't come back with sensor disconnected! This was an interesting (not a money maker though...)problem; all of... Trouble codes: 17951 (angle sensor 1 for throttle actuator signal too small), 17966 (throttle actuator electrical malfunction), 16506 (throttle position sensor signal too low), 17987 (throttle actuator adaptation not started).
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