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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L starter VIN: SUXFA53502
ok BMW came in with a no crank started when client changed the battery bulb in the cluster he put back everything and the car didn't want to start .car asking for a 4 digit code on cluster and radio .HE bought the car like a month ago and said he didn't put an...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Trans ZF5HP19 VIN: WBABN334X3
Car came in with "Gear" Light illuminated on dash and in Limp Mode. Scanned for codes and found P2763. "TCC Pressure control solenoid circuit high. Test All Solenoids although the TCC solenoid is identified as 2nd from the left with a green cap. Those solenoid...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22272
Vehicle came in unable to idle with a p0102 (maf sensor) maf sensor was replaced and now the vehicle starts up and idles fine. The problem is that at a cold start when you step on the brake pedal to shift into drive you actually hear a vacuum sound and the car... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf sensor)
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...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L engine VIN: WDBCA35EXM
Car came in with low heater temp. The climate control had been replaced for a AC problem last Aug. Customer Started to complain of low heater the weather got cold. Found that it took a very long time for the engine to warm up and then it would only reach 170' ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G9X
we have had this car for a month cant get anywhere on it. start the car up takes about 4 or 5 times to get it to run first couple tries it always dies no matter if u give it gas or not. after getting it to run still has very ruff idle and back fires. tested su... Trouble codes: P1235, P1236, P1525, P1420, P0446
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L location VIN: WVGZG77L26
where is the physical location of the evap purge valve?
2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Stall, dies VIN: 3VWSR31C96
Group have a vw that left me stranded. Original complaint was dies at times while driving. Usually restarts after sitting but may die or may restart after 30 minutes or more. Car was towed in as no start. I scanned and found p0726. I replaced rpm sensor and ca... Trouble codes: P0726

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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUDG78E25
Thanks for all the help guys it was a piece of cake the next one will be a lot faster thanks for taking the time Alex [...] was a real pain in the ass
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire VIN: SAJEA51D53
Thank every man who offered their suggestions. The end report is this - The smoking of the intake showed the two 0 rings on the variable valves needing replaced. __________________________. The K&N filter allowed oil to cost the MAF sensor. The cleani... Trouble codes: P0399, P1316 (Excessive emmissions or fault).
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ABC System VIN: WDBNG75JX1
Thanks to all who replied. Our mistake was not dropping all the under panels. Followed the hydraulic lines from the left side where the noise was to right side and found the center valve block with the pressure damper. Replaced the damper part # 220 327 02 15 ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Could not find a definitive place for a vacuum source, replies indicated various (different)places). Apparently this vehicle has been like this since the owner brought it in, as he bought it recently. I ended up teeing in at the brake booster and running a s... Trouble codes: P2036 (Secondary Air Malfunction).
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DF58N9V
well guys here is my Saab story first of all thanks to all that replied. I found out if I disconnected the transmission gear position sensor after the vehicle was running the vehicle would run in reverse so I turned my attention to the reverse lights not worki... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Suspension VIN: YV4CZ982X8
Thanks to all that replyed bill from ark hit it right on the head I changed the strut plates but still had same noise so I took the struts back out of the vech and removed upper strut plates and then compressed the spring and the uppers spring mount was the c...
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