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1991 Audi 100 2.3L pan VIN: WAUBC5446M
Has anyone seen these trans pan warp? This one seems to have slight irregularities (bowing) on the sealing surface which is evident when you put it face down on a flat surface. It didn't seem like it would have been enough to cause a leak but we are suspecting...
1988 BMW 325 2.7L Misfire VIN: WBAAE5403J
My wifes 88 BMW 325 (e) dropped cylinders #2,4&6 on the way to work. The ECU is not grounding those injectors. I am looking for a used ECU, but most don't have the right Bosch #. Are these guys interchangeable?? I have installed an "i" camshaft when I did the ...
1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L front struts VIN: WBAGC8318N
Greetings BMW Techs This near 200K 750 has a new owner who can't really afford to maintain it. The front EDS struts are shot. Has anyone replaced the EDS struts with standard strut assemblies? If only the front is converted will it create any problem with the ...
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L rack mounts VIN: SAJPX1146S
The rack mounts appear frayed from contact as the rack moves from side to side normally, and constantly contacts the area in question with force. Neither World Pac nor the dealer seem to have these mounts available. Anyone out there with anything to offer on a...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242X
Mil on with P1447. Checked resistance of "close" or vent solenoid. I can't find a spec for this but am going by spec for purge valve which is 22-40 ohms. This measures around 35. Scope pattern looks good. Dealer shows this valve only available as part of canis... Trouble codes: P1447 (Evap canister close valve poor performance)
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280CE 2.7L No Start VIN: 1233053120
This grey market car has been serviced by us for many years. As long as I can remember, the car has not easily started hot, but now the problem is unacceptable. In recent years the below parts were replaced for other reasons. The problem becomes worse the hott...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Water VIN: ADB2020286
This car is a real problem child . The customer complained about the car overheating . When we removed the radiator cap we found it was like cream .Oil had mixed . I suspect it is engine oil but it could be transmission oil . The oil in the enigine is not cont...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G4W
This car has a serious lack of power past 50% throttle. You can get up to speed if you barely push the throttle, but if you quickly give it more throttle the rpm's max at 3500. Backing off the throttle will let it accelerate. it does the same in park. Fuel pre... Trouble codes: P0170, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0300
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LW5711S
Hello Volvo Techs: This car has two problems: it cuts out on hard acceleration, and after setting awhile at idle it starts skipping and tries to die. We can confirm the first symptom, but not the second. We found the boost pressure to be too high. at 6 to 8 ps... Trouble codes: 414, 451, 452, 453, 454, 232
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YN1VS2556Y
this volvo came in with check engine light on checked codes misfire cyl.3, cleared codes came back on same day. engine ran well discovered if you shut it off, and wait 15 minutes and restart it missfires for just less than a minute. we have excessive white smo...

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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZARBA54166
We replaced the #1 injector that was reading 1.3 ohms and that took care of the problem. Thanks for the help.
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUED28D2X
The throttle plate assembly fixed the car. Before installing it, I was not able to read the actual values in group 60, but after replacement and adaptation, all works o.k. Also the codes would not reset until after the replacement. Thanks to all who replied!
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAGB4315J
First thanks to all that replied to my post. Lots of good ideas to check. I had coverd them all previosly but rechecked them anyway. I was sure that nothing had been overlooked so I checked with iATN's fix database. I also checked waveform library. In the wave...
1992 BMW 325is 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF3312N
After going about in circles with this car, the ultimate problem was a bad HO2S. Replacing it caused the numbers to drop to .03 CO, 42 HC, & 215 NOX. The noisy intake plenum is a normal sound & throttle body was carbon-free. The crankcase ventilation/PCV syste...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Interior VIN: WBAGF6327S
Thanks to those that replied. I gave up and sent it to my local BMW dealer. They tried 2 more new control units and with the help of the factory help were able to get nowhere. None of the new units would work correctly. They blamed it on the car. I don't buy i...
1988 Other European Mondial 3.2L Warning Light VIN: ZFFXC26A8J
A big thankyou to all who gave responce, especially to Brian [...] for faxing the instructions for activating & testing the ABS valves. The problem was electrical, high resistance in the LF valve circuit. Cleaning the contacts of the connector at the valve a...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L oil leak VIN: WP0AA0946E
thanks for the many replies, i used factory cam housing bolts, factory gasket, cleaned all cam housing threads, and blew out holes, torqued to factory specs. car was fine like before, however, cooling fans we not operational, found fan motors defective, custom...
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