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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Limp-home- mode VIN: SAJEB51DX2
To the group, when I first drove this vehicle the Limp-Home- Mode would engage at 3000 rpm to prevent Cat damage,Too many Misfire indications. Actually the vehicle drove and accelerated very well. I cleaned all the grounds in the front of the engine compartmen... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0301 P0303 PO305 cylinder misfires), P0420, P1313 (P1316 Misfire Rate Cat damage), P1647 (Heated O2 malfunction)
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA01T73
Hi folks, This car fails to recognize the PATS key to enable start. I have Jaguar IDS. I can program the instrument cluster and get the car to allow start, but after a few hours it fails again. During key programming I get a "failure to comm with GECM", but it...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: WDBCA25D7M
I hope there is an expert on old mercedes heater controls out there. Here's the situation. The customers complaint is no heat at highway speed. After a lot of driving this car I have a good description of the symptoms. The engine temp is fine comes up normal...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No commuication VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
Greetings to all the brave souls who work on the power of German engineering. This little beetle came to me for a smog check and would not communicate with the OIS system. While it does have an aftermarket radio this is NOT the problem. Nor is the ABS module. ...

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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: 5UXFB53535
Thanks to all of you for your replies, We have tried all you suggestions to no avail. When we did an oil change the check valve fell out of the filter housing, I contacted BMW and they did not know what I was talking about and where it is situated, reading an ...
2005 BMW M3 3.2L skips 3rd gear VIN: WBSBL93435
Hey guys sorry for the late fix. So it turned out that we had 2 different problems going on with this car. First the Hydraulic pump was faulty. After extensive driving the hydraulic pressure would drop and cause it not to work in any gear. After replacing the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G9X
thank you for all the replies. Sent computer out for repair or replacement . Compression was good, cam sensor wasn't related and super charger was ok. We ruled out all possibilities and that led us to ecm . thanks Trouble codes: P1235, P1236, P1525, P1420, P0446.
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWMM33518
Hi every one and thanks for all of your advice! I did found my problem and I posted a tech tip about it. I invite all of you to take a look at it and leave comments!
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWDC21CX1
It seems that this vehicle has been fixed. It was a very intermittent problem but it has been gone from my shop now for over a week. The return tube was not flowing back to the reservoir because the small plastic restrictor in the line was clogged with what ap...
2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Drivers blend actuator VIN: YV1RH59248
First off, thank you to all who replied. As I thought, a new Climate Control Module and a reload from VIDA did the trick on this one. All codes are remedied and operation of the drivers side blend door restored.
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