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2009 BMW 528i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBANU53549
This BMW has been with us for awhile now. Customer has complained that the vehicle is not safe to drive (due to 3 cylinders misfiring) , poor performance and issues with the vehicle shaking. Scanned vehicle and Misfire, Vanos and Catalytic Converter Codes ... Trouble codes: 29CD, 29CF, 29CE, 29CC, 29F4, 29F5
2009 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAPT73509
Transmission will drop out of gear during hard acceleration. Can move shifter back into drive and continue driving. After a few occurences, 4x4 and DSC malfunction will come up in dash. Only code is a 55C3 AWD limp-home control activated. Research points t...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Starting VIN: WDBUF56J76
ok so car came in with the key not turning so I had a locksmith come over and try to program the key, he took apart the key module and soldered a conector to the circuit board and programmed something? Then he reinstalled the module and he turned the key a...
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FH41U97
If code and history is cleared long term trim is at 0 % . Short term is at 25% . After running at idle for aooox. 5 minutes short term will come down to 0%. Drive the car 1/4 mile short trim will go to +7% long term will start climbing to appox. + 10% and shor... Trouble codes: P2187 (Bank 1 Lean)
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWTK49M97
Getting killed by this VW Radio is in lock mode. I can not find radio tag. I have removed the stereo and called VW with VIN and numbers on radio. With all numbers given from radio dealer can not find code. They are asking for a number STAMPED into the p...

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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBXPA93474
Sorry Guys but I sent this one home with out fixing the problem. However I am thinking that its the torque converter as Marios [...] suggested. The PCV system seems to be fine and and the car is not skipping. Its doing a coughing type of stumble not consist...
2012 Mini Cooper Countryman S 1.6L Integration level VIN: WMWZC3C5XC
Ok Guys, its fixed and gone. The integration level was supplied by BMW. It decided to program the whole car. That being said its a good thing I had nothing to do for almost 75 hrs worth of programing. The BO module took 36 hrs to program. According to BMW... Trouble codes: 94015 (Integration level plant and actual failed to read).
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2983X
Thank you to all that offered advice. We finally found the culprit for the intake leak. It turned out to be a bad brake booster. Difficult to find when we were focusing our efforts on the other end of the car. Turned out the cowl drains were plugged and ruined... Trouble codes: P1123, P1123.
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