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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEN33432
Car came in a few weeks ago with a check engine light. Found P0444 stored for tank venting valve actuation. Performed component activation in AutoLogic for tank venting valve and could hear clicking. Checked resistance through circuit from DME side of harness ... Trouble codes: P0444 (Solenoid Valve Tank venting valve activation)
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Fuel tank VIN: WBXPA934X6
Customer struck debris on freeway that punched a hole into the plastic fuel tank. No new tanks are in stock anywhere in the U.S. and must be ordered out of Germany, with no assurance one is available there. I know the only foolproof repair is to replace the ta...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Dsc VIN: WBAVB33506
Customer stated car had sluggish acceleration. On test drive the trans warning light, Brake (yellow) and mil was on. The car was in limp mode. Pulled codes and found: (51A7: No message ((engine speed)) receiver EGS transmitter DME-DDE)for the tranny.; (5E1A DS...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX6240T
This car originally came in as a no start. Found water damage from leaking windshield to engine computer. At the time it would not supply ground signal to injector power relay. I also could not communicate with the engine computer. Using an Autel I tried to co...
2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L radio VIN: SALMF15487
The radio won't turn on and the light in the power button is flashing. The screen has the green Land Rover screen saver for lack of a better term. Navigation as well as back up camera are also out, but the back-up warning chimes are still active. I tested and...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 6.0L Misfire VIN: WDBNG79J16
Car came in because of misfire and cel. Replaced all 24 spark plugs and boots, made no change. Drove with lab scope conected to ECM at terminal which triggers ignition for cylinder #6 and pattern did not change from when engine was running good and when engine... Trouble codes: P0306
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Cooling System VIN: WP0AA2995Y
We have car came in with oil in coolant we replaced engine can not get it to stop pushing coolant out tank we have done air bleed air lift to put coolant in still pushing coolant out cap if you are driving down road all ok stop at light idle over heats fans co...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L wrong trans fluid VIN: YV1VS29562
Car came in with blown engine- compression leak into cooling system, client indicated that the low oil pressure light was coming on, also. We Elected to replace entire engine instead of looking into cylinder head failure. While the engine/trans assembly was o...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No start VIN: 5UXFA53592
Big Thanks to Patrick:-) Jumping 7&8 on the DLC connector worked for ISTA/P. Looks like that's what is needed on the earlier ones? Being that ISTA/P worked on the 06 325i without jumping? Or is that due to model? Either way that's what it took and found that ...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L auxillary cooling fan VIN: WBAET37425
An oe fan fixed the problem. TYC has a problem with this application. Thanks for the responses.
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Flapping Noise VIN: WBXPC93407
HI there and thanks for the help on this one. Jess and Inaki set me on the path to getting it diaqnosed. I took the vehicle up to 40 mph and turned the key off, the noise was still there. I thought hmmm. This really sounded like from under the hood. I ope...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Electronic VIN: WP0AA2998T
found vacuum hose near expansion valve leaking. replace hose. found my thermostat was off 15 degrees. threw the thermometer in the garbage and bought a new one! Thanks for you replies! Jeff
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L no 12v to coil when hot soak. VIN: WVWMD23BXY
Thank you for the information. two replies for bad ignition switch, i had checked switch output when car would not start and had 12v. at proper terminals. i also checked power input studs on relay board, all were tight. this car has no distributor or separate ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L misfire on 3 and 5 VIN: WVWRH63B13
I found a vacuum leak in the front of the engine... yay problem solved
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