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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L alarm system VIN: WBADT63453
alarm will trigger automatically for no reason. not familiar with vehicle system and can't find much info. car will sit 10 minutes then, alarm will sound. other times will sit 2 hours then, go off. It did set for a long period of time then someone walked by th...
2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L convertible top VIN: 4USBT33525
Convertible top wont completely open or close in one motion like it should. From a closed position the top will open about the first foot then stops. from then it is sporadic. I found that it is losing power when it stops.(can hear the relay click and then no ...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Monitors VIN: SAJEA01T74
I have all monitors complete except for Evap and comprehensive component. Problem is, a inspection station for the previous owner tried to run a different vehicle thru the machine instead of this vehicle. Now the state has flagged the new owner, and all monito...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Reverse VIN: SALME15486
Land Rover Guys I need some help please. Vehicle was driven in for a no reverse fault. Found no codes in any module, but battery was disconnected the night before by customer. Vehicle runs and drives fine but no reverse. Please assist. Thanks Henry
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Stall, Hard to start VIN: WDBEB28E9M
So the customer wanted me to replace the o-rings and copper washers for the delivery valve assembly. Simple, right? Wrong! Now the car clatters very loudly, is hard to start and sometimes stalls when I let off the gas. From what I read online, it seems I must ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Abs Module VIN: WDBNG70J12
Help needed on this mercedes... Abs activates at slow speeds. No abs codes ... No data available on snap on scanner (verus d-10) not super familiar with the quirks of these german vehicles. Wondering if the air gap is wrong now on the front abs sensor airgaps ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L No Start VIN: WDB2110762
Thanks for the help in advance, this one has me stuck. Car was towed in with a no start, tested and found no codes, has ignition signal and spark, had no fuel pump operation and a solid voltage and earth to pumps. So we removed and tested both pumps which were...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDE61J92
after verifying all possibilities, I still have a camshaft code. Need help with this one. Trouble codes: P1340
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWAJ71K96
Need help from volkwagen technicians ,after replacing the belowmentioned parts and also replacing intake manifold w/ flapper motor. Vehicle keeps bring check engine light back w/ code p2014 intake manifold runner position sensor switch circuit bank 1..i also t...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWEF71K67
car came in for cel on. read code p0171, looked over system and did smoke test and vacuum on dipstick tube no problems. replaced valve cover because these seem to have a high failure rate on this vehicle but light came back on 2 days later. also noticed front ... Trouble codes: P0171
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1LW5546T
My message is can anyone tell me what the reset valve cam means? I can't seem to find this in alldata. And any possibilities on what causes this to die after 5 seconds and restart immediately. Sometimes it dies later and has to cool off to restart. Thank you Trouble codes: 5E, 73 (TPS Signal)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Squeal, stumble VIN: YV1RS61N81
Noise seemed to come from t-belt area near idler using stethescope. Found failing water pump but idler was perfect. Did complete t-belt job but noise still there. Looking on data base saw crankcase ventilation issue several times. Tried removing oil cap when ...
2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L atcm VIN: YV1VS27564
Customer states and we confirmed complaint.If you start car and take off it shifts ok for about 4 shift cycles and if you are cruising and slow down,it bangs and locks into what I feel is 3rd gear and its stuck in failsafe till you shut off and restart.I have ...
2010 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L compressor? VIN: YV4960BZ6A
This car has no ac, the suction line is warm, and the low/high side pressure are equalized around 90 psi Found only one code ecm-p06aooo variable ac compressor control circuit. The duty cycle is about 37. ONE thing I noticed is the ac pressure reading at the s...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E53
car is fixed now. turns out the injectors sent to me were no good, according to the distributor (a reputable one as well) they were not reman but i suspect they were due to the packaging being very simple (plastic bag & bubble wrap with the part number sticke... Trouble codes: P0301.
2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L A/C system VIN: 5UXFE83598
Thanks for all the suggestion. The car hasn't been back yet and I need to close this post. To answer some of the question, yes the noise is still there after I evacuate the refrigerant. I disconnected the line and I can hear the noise inside the line from the...
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW5746P
Vehicle is fixed. The problem was a bad Main Fuel Injection relay by the PCM. Also did a relay upgrade ours was silver and the upgrade relay are either violet or black. Thanks to Robert for your help. Trouble codes: 12 (air flow meter out of range).
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Shifting VIN: 3VWDC21V3Y
Going to close as a good fix. Thank you for your help. Not for sure what actually fixed the problem it was either the transmission speed sensor changed to OEM or TCM plug cleaning and stabilent. Did no harness overlay at this time. No P0120 code or transmissio...
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