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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAGC8314M
Hi all, I have this problem car 750 v12. The car came in running in limp mode and misfiring. It was running on most cylinder except cylinders 9 and 12. You could not drive it over 25mph and it would not rev past 2500. I figured it would still rev and drive wit...
1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L engine/transmisison VIN: WBAGJ0338X
thanks for taking time to check this one out. car came in with a complaint of a delayed shift. upon inspection, we found very dark/dirty transmission fluid and recommended a transmission fluid service with filter kit. After the service, we test drove vehicle a...
2004 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA93544
Sorry for the long story but I've done a lot of testing. The vehicle came in with the engine light on and engine running rough, single cyl. misfire cond. Customer states,"the check engine light is on. The engine has a misfire intermittently. The coil and plug ... Trouble codes: 274E, 2742 (Misfire detection cylinder 1), 2744 (Misfire detection cylinder 4), 2746 (Misfire detection cylinder 6), 2748 (Misfire detection cylinder 7)
2006 BMW 760Li 6.0L Restraint system VIN: WBAHN03556
Hello fellow IATN'ers! We have a 2005 BWM 760Li with an air bag code that will not go away. The vehicle came into us with the trac light on and the turn signals not canceling. Diagnosed and replaced steering angle sensor. Now code "94AC System time fault" come...
2011 BMW M3 4.0L rear speakers VIN: WBSPM9C50B
hi bmw techs. I have the E90 with ccc-ask. no codes in audio using autologic. when the vehicle came in the complaint was no sub and rear speakers in doors and shelf clipped at higher volume. the amp fixed the subs, at least gave power to them. I found the righ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJGX2044X
There is intermittently a low performance message on the cluster, and according to customer the car feels like misfire and hesitation, we have not experienced the problem, however it has 2 codes, u1135 and u1041 the first is ignition status not obtained, and s...
2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G17
This 9-5 came in last week with the check engine light on. Found P0455 with Tech 2. Attempted to run evap integrity test. Test would not run.(with trans in park, no pressing of either gas or brake pedals, and engine in closed loop.) Actuated close valve and sm... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large evap leak)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Intermittent Battery Drain VIN: WVWWH63B41
Hi guys,, cannot find problem with this car,, battery will go dead over night sometimes in as much as 3 weeks before it will happen, sometimes will happen twice in a week, but usually will go longer,, every time we check no short found, any help on this would ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Ignition lock/ key VIN: WVWEK93C66
WE service many VW and Audi vehicles here, and one of my techs made a mistake and tried to start this 2006 VW Passat with a so called "Smart" key that fits another customer's 2007 VW Passat. The car "Captured" the wrong key in it's ignition lock, and no matt...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUDG74F95
So I pulled the airhorn to spray some decarbonizer into the intake manifold. When I did this I noticed that the butterfly for the throttle body was buffering around when the engine was at idle. Wouldn't open up until around 3000rpm. Odd thing is there were...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Variant codes VIN: WBAEU33493
This was a general request for engine and body codes on European vehicles. Thank you to all who responded.
2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2L engine VIN: SAJDA41B95
Thanks for the help everyone, it was all very useful, as for the car, after being unable to locate the vcats label (because I don't believe it has one, no thanks to the local dealer who told me it has to have one ) I reassembled the car to send it to the deale...
2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Hesitation VIN: WMWMM43352
Sorry about the time frame on the close. It was the turbo the blow off valve replace the whole turbo BMW part .turn out great thanks for the rep
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L battery VIN: WP1AB29P96
I have decided to close as a no fix, the car has been OK since my posting but I really didn't find anything seriously wrong. When I first checked current draw I used a current probe but since the car was locked and armed I wasn't able to reset the probe regul...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H0V
Ok, We slapped a bandaid on this car and are dumping it. The pump would not run when jumped. I installed a good used pump. That one would run when plugged into the car, but the code came back instantly. It has a ecu out of a golf in it. We tried the corre... Trouble codes: P1451.
2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJK73C78
OK guys thanks for the help. the issue was the camshaft phaser. we're not a hundred percent sure yet if the technicians taking the phaser off damaged it but the alignment notch on the phaser was sheared. also we found some slop in the phaser when it was in its... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cmp sensor g40/engine speed sensor g28 incorrect correlation).
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Egr VIN: 3VWRL71K39
after replacing both egrs and checking all wiring something else is triggering egr code.after hours of checking i found bad vac.line broken at pressure was hidden by heat sleeve
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