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2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L starter VIN: WBXPC93457
Hello,I have this 2007 X3 towed in with a no crank situation.As usual with these X3s I verified battery basics which were good and went to town on starter diagnoses. I removed switch wire from starter through intake openings,jumped starter with long screwdriv...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L coolant temperature VIN: SALMF15466
This vehicle came in about one month ago after another shop installed a water pump and thermostat due to a water pump leak. A month ago The complaint was that the vehicle overheats when driving around town, on the interstate and even once standing still. Onc...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Seat adjuster VIN: WDBJF25F6W
Client wants passenger seat to move farther back. Passenger seat moves back until top (moveable portion) of track matches end of bottom (stationary portion) and stops with a clunk. Drivers side moves back about 2 inches farther. There was a 5mm torx head bolt ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L Cam adjustment VIN: WDDGF54X58
Current symptom. After letting vehicle cool down, start vehicle & both inlet cam positions (Left & Right bank) will drop out of spec to approx. 12 degrees and slowly advance to the specified position of 35 degrees after about 20-30 seconds of idle time. This s...
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cooling System VIN: WP1AB29P16
We are working on a 2006 Cayenne S 4.5L. It came in as a no start and a coolant leak. We fixed the no start by replacing the starter. We also replaced the plastic pipes under the intake with the updated aluminum ones. We also replaced the coolant tank because ...
2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59G76
Hi everyone, I have this 06 Saab 9.5 2.3t in the shop with code P1312 "Combustion detection circuit open or short to power cyls 1&2". On testing I found no misfire and plugs in good shape, correct plugs for application. I scope tested the combustion detection ... Trouble codes: P1312 (Combustion detection circuit open or short to power cyls 12)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3V3M129741
car came in towed no start. no faults. glow plugs checked out good.car will start and cuts right off.got power at the soliond shut off.dis connect the mass car stays running and installed the new mass and same thing.replaced fuel filter and check for any lines...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WVWTH63B12
I got this car in to repair a failed timing belt, heads off for valve job, timing belt and related parts.Car runs great no codes but on test drive there is a thumping that sounds like around the rear of trans, front end of the drive shaft on moderate accel fro...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDD63BX5
Clear codes and vehicle runs perfect. After driving under heavy load, vehicle will intermittently idle rough and misfire. Normal idle MAF reading is 3.5 g/s or so, when misfiring the MAF is reading between 7 and 10 g/s. Also when misfiring fuel trim will be ma... Trouble codes: P0300 (Randomn Multi misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean)
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Suspension VIN: YV4CZ982X8
Hey guys thanks for the help in advance losing my mind on this one it sounds like bad sway bar end links left front we had struts out new upper plates new end links and bushings new tie rod ends had a couple of bad motor mounts changed them ball joints are goo...

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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E37
Install new turbo charger clean the inner coolers & the car ran perfect no smoke no misfire,the old turbo shaft had a lot of play & soaked with oil, surprisingly was not making a grinding noise
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAEU33483
After reading the replies I advised the owner that the key itself was the most likely problem and that the dealer would be the best bet since she wanted to get a extra key made anyway.Thanks to all who replied-Deke
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Ccv VIN: WBAEW53423
installed updated kit for second time, unable to find any other solutions or redesigned parts. thanks for all of the suggestions.
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L alternator VIN: WBANA73554
Thanks guys. George gave me a class in IBS and I understood how it works. I went Anuraq's way. Call the dealer and they had 8 IBS in stock and is a very common problem. After replacing the negative battery terminal (IBS) the car was charging 14.4 v. Thanks aga...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L injectors/ ecu VIN: SAJNA3847J
Thank you for all the help. I finely found an intermittent short in the shielded wire from the IGN amplifier to the ECM pin 18. We ran a new shielded wire through the car and all is fine now.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transmission VIN: SALME11424
Sorry for the lack of information.. Ive been driving this rover home for several days and havent been able to duplicate the problem..Transmission operates as it should, no delayed shift or slipping.Thanks for trying to help.
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z2X
This car is finally done! Main problem was a repair shop messing around with the car and not knowing what they were doing, creating many more problems. From the beginning, the car came in with an intermittent "key not accepted" message on the SID, the shop jum... Trouble codes: B2385 (b1782-), B1782 (b1780-), B1780.
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