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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Trunk Wont Open VIN: WDBTK65G25
Trunk wont open electronically with remote or button. Customer states this happened after he hit a hard bump and the rear headrest roll bar deployed. The trunk button on the remote, drivers door button and even the trunk lid handle won't open the trunk....
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L INC air monitor VIN: WP1AB29P04
My customer has driven the vehicle over 1000 miles since they were notified it needs to complete the secondary air monitor to pass a CA smog test. No change occurred. Vehicle has no stored or pending codes. My customer has since reset the monitors numerous...

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2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFF0C53A
After much pain and suffering we checked the operation of the turbo wastegate and found that it is too stiff to be pulled by the vacuum actuator. We are doing everything we can to avoid pulling the turbo out of the vehicle but not sure we will succeed. Trouble codes: 4530 (Charge Air Pressure Control Deviation), 483D, 3EED, 4C12, 459C, 480A.
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.6L No Start VIN: VW2ZG0256C
What I did: new filters, bled using air pressure in tank to force fuel through lines, filter, and into pump. Would almost start. It was suggested it should have an in-line pump? This does not, so I added one. {I used a universal pump for a carburetor}. With th...
2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L Timing chain VIN: 1VWBP7A33C
Thanks for the help General consensus was it is an interference engine. I pulled a couple of spark plugs and it had 0 psi. compression. Talking with the customer, I think it had some sort of oil pressure problem which is why she shut it off & then would not st...
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