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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Xenon Headlights VIN: WAUVT68E13
I am sorry that I am reposting this but the customer decided to bring the car back and have it fixed. Our problem is that the headlights will start to flickering after about 5 min. Very slight but noticeable. First one than both of them will start. Can anyone ...
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L starting VIN: WBXPC93458
I pulled codes.had misfire on #1-6-2- a 2d16 i.a.t./maf code a crank-inlet cam correlation code and a 2e7c bit serial data interface code. Scanning in the immobilazing mode found out that the starter was blocked due to p/n switch failure so we ordered the prnd...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L wont start/no dash/interior lights VIN: SAJHD1043X
This car will not start at times on a hot start. A battery was put in about a year ago. Test battery-fine. Tested all connections-fine. After a hot soak, it will act like a dead battery-no dash lights, no interior lights, will not crank over. After I checked a...
2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2L engine VIN: SAJDA41B95
problem began when the vehicle battery went dead on the customer, likely from being stored, they charged battery and then initially was cranking but would not start, but now only 1 click when turned to crank and then after a few tries stops clicking and DSC fa...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L emergency brake VIN: SALAE25456
When applying emergency brake vehicle makes a screeching noise at the rear wheels. When trying to release emergency brake it will not release. Have to go through a series of cycling key on and off to get release. Customer states after using e-brake the brakes ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Engine VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
Hello Benz techs: I have this 2000 ML 320 with a no start condition. Replaced engine/used and all necessary items, plugs, crank sensor, fuel filter etc. The engine ran for a while then died. No DTC's, and this is what i experience now. Have fuel pressure, spar...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L key will not turn or start VIN: WDBNG70J4Y
car sat in heavy rain for about 2 days. when customer cranked the car it started but could not get it out of park. check engine light came on along with ABS, BAS and SRS. air suspension message came on screen. she turned the car off and could not get the key t...
2001 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 5.4L cluster VIN: SCALA61E71
Does anyone know how to reset the service light on this vehicle, we did an oil change, and while it has the BMW round connector the BMW reset tool doesn't work
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L No Rev Intermittent VIN: WMEEJ31X79
Hi there and help, I have this 2009 Smart that is having an intermittent issue where the customer goes out to drive the car. She puts it in reverse and it acts like its in neutral. Drive seems to be fine. She had to push it backwards one day out of a parking ...

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1986 BMW 325es 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAB6402G
I disconnected crancase vent hose, plugged it and plugged the port it connects to. It made no difference telling me air was not leaking into the crankcase. I also tested the temp sensor and it was within specs and had no dropouts or glitches. I decarboned the ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L CATS ride control VIN: SAJDA01N41
Thanks to everyone who offered help with this problem. I went back through vehicle testing everything while incorporating the suggestions I received. All to no avail. I was not able to figure what is wrong with this vehicle. Customer now wants to convert ve...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Front air ride suspension VIN: SAJWA79CX5
Thank you all, problem is fixed. started the car drove it a few feet forward and back, pump activated and everything is working well. thanks again for your help.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Check Engine Light VIN: WDBRF40J75
Well this one went to the dealer. I could command all the cluster lights to come on but with the key in the on position, no MIL light. So I'm sure the wiring is OK between the PCM and the cluster. I think it was better just to let this one go.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C47
Well I won't be a lot of help but the car is apparently fixed and has not returned with a check engine light. During testing I swapped the lambda sensor but the readings did not change and I continued testing sensors and performing resets. Since the readings a... Trouble codes: P0171.
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