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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Driving VIN: WBAGN63545
The dynamic drive inactive light will come on when you start driving this vehicle and stays on. My scan tool is not capable of finding any codes (i have a modis only) i have check the vacumn lines going to the front sway bar block and there is no oil leaking o...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Extended Crankng VIN: WBAVB13566
Customer had this 2006 BMW 325i towed in claiming a no-start, a stalling concern and ôservice engine" light. She stated vehicle just recently (last week) began having an intermittent extended crank symptom before starting, stalling that ended in her no start c... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit A Malfunction)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L alternator VIN: SALMB11443
Car is eating up alternators. When the car is at normal idle, alternator is charging varies in the low 12s, when you rev the engine, it charges well. If you replace the alternator with a brand new one, it will charge correctly for about a day. Then the same is...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Head's VIN: SALNM22223
This vech. Run when it came in. Did a scan with autologic and found missfires on all cycl. It was worked on before I got it there. found it had jumped time by 3to 4 teeth. Tried doing the belt with out the right tools. But found that I had more than one timing...
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1SW61255
Older gents car. Not a usual customer but a friend of my wifes. Fuel pump will drop out intermittently. I replaced the fuel pressure sensor which is a known problem. No change. Vehicle runs great but pump drops out intermittently after a hot soak. i have v... Trouble codes: P0089

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBB28D1X
Thanks for all the replies. Vehicle is finally fixed. I kept coming back to the low vacuum at idle. Timing belt marks lined up perfect. But in the end it was the rear timing chain. The intake cam was off a tooth because of disintegrated tensioner chain guides.... Trouble codes: 18014 (rough road/engine torquesignal from abs malfunction), 16502 (coolant temp sensor- signal too high- intermittent), P0301, P0302, P0304, P0303.
2004 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E94
First of all, thanks to all 10 technicians who reply my call. I finally fix this one after I read your help. Robert from Oregon and Richard from Michigan mention that the engine has to be running to get the 12v feed to Maf. That one hit the nail. I was measuri... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass or volume air flow a circuit high input), P172, P0234 (Turbo charger/supercharger overboost condition.).
2011 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Increased battery discharge? VIN: WMWSV3C56B
Hi there, This vehicle needed a battery and it needed to be "registered" to the vehicle. Per the suggestion of a few that replied, this could/would be the case. The customer had had issues with this for some time and took it to the dealer to try to get some...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L trunk lock button VIN: YV1TS94D61
BIG thanks to Peter this thing is done. Volvo book said "must use MASTER key to deactivate valet function" but Peter is correct "it must be the SAME key it was activated with". After getting other key from customers wife system is normal. So this has been anot...
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