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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L no dash VIN: WBAVC93527
This car doesnt crank, battery and starter are 100% good. put the key in it and you cannot get any dash lights to come up, push the start button and nothing. The scan tool will talk to the engine,instrument panel module and it sees when you push the start butt...
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWV53518
Hi guys need help on this bmw.came in with mil on. Replace exhaust cam solenoid road tested 2a87 code did not return but 2a00 secondary air system fault code comes back.pump works good air flow.check the deverter valve found carbon and air hose melted.replace ... Trouble codes: 2A00, 2A87
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L engine performance VIN: WDBUF87J86
Engine will crank but will not start intermittently.There is fuel pressure always available,spark always available,injector pulse always available and the injectors are opening and squirting fuel.No codes have set in the ME control unit.
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2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.8L engine temperature VIN: WP0CB29966
Car presented with CEL and fault P2181 "thermostat stuck open" I think the code is legit., it takes forever to get hot. Replaced T-stat and temp sensor, bled cooling system per Alldata instructions. I'm comfortable it is full and without air, because this very...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Tiptronic VIN: 3VWRF31Y76
car came in with the PRDL1 all lite up scaned and found tsb for the code i had check the magnet and all was well put back to geather and tried again same problem but it does read for about 1 second them same so i replaced the switch and same issue anyone come ...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWPJ71K29
customer came in abs and traction lights on brake light flashing he said drove it 10-20 mph brake locked up,turned vehicle off and on drove away fine ever since but those lights remain the same.i pulled code are:00290,00283,00287,00285,00668,00287,16352,00538,...
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2009 Audi Q5 Premium 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1KK78R59
We have learned a lot and that is always good! It turns out the the head (Air Injection) on bank # 1 was plugged up. I called a friend of mine at Audi (Tech) and he said that the P0491 Air Injection code is covered under a fairly new revised campaign up to 120... Trouble codes: P2070 (Intake Manifold tuning valve Stuck Open), P0491 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow Bank 1).
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L master window switch VIN: WBXPA934X5
Ok, I got several replies, couple got it more or less. The network LIN line was mostly the problem. I pulled the switch and provided power and ground to the proper pins and hooked the LIN line up to the BCM and the switch worked. So working backwards, I hoo...
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53547
THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD IDES FOUND THAT BOTH VANOS BAD REPLACE BOTH AND RUNS FINE NOW THANKS Trouble codes: P0012, P0015, P1554.
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2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4.2L Complete oil/water pump VIN: ZAMCE39A95
After consistent wiggling with two pry-bars the pump finally let loose. The spline shaft was rusted and wouldn't slide out as normal. Thanks Stephen and Patrick for the help!
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Interior VIN: WVWAE63B15
Helo to all, thanks for all the advice. Two new axles right from VW is what fixed this car. Vibration in gear is gone.
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 3VWRF31Y86
We replaced the valve cover and the problem is fixed. Dorman makes a replacement pcv valve for under $30 which we tried. in our case it was wasted time and money. There is more to the valve cover than meets the eye. Several of the suggestions were to replace v... Trouble codes: P0507.
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