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1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5414C
Hello group, I have an 82 spider convertible that will not start. Customer states he just purchased and it has been sitting three years. The person he bought it from says it was running when parked but clutch went out. I have no fire at all. I have 12vlts at ...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L starter VIN: WBAAB5402H
car will run and drive if you push start Customer claimed starter was bad. I pulled the old starter and tested it on the bench it works fine. New reman unit is wired correctly and ample ground and voltage is present, and properly installed in the bellhousing....
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD6318P
O.K. I hope someone has a good idea on this one. This car has been in three times in the last year for this probelm. In all cases, the o2 sensor was not cycling. We can install a new o2 sensor and it will work correctly for about 4 months and then the o2 will ... Trouble codes: 13 (oxygen sensor), 201 (oxygen sensor control)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L compressor VIN: WDBJF72F2V
The system appears to be fully charged and there were not any trouble codes in the climate control system but by running through the code clearing procedure the system came back online. Any help would be appreciated. Is it possible that it was a pressure probl...
2003 Other European AROSA 1.0L Immob/programming VIN: VSSZZZ68Z3
Hi Chaps, Got this Seat Arosa in the workshop for a new ignition key, have cut a new key but unable to obtain the access code from the dealer to reprogramme the new key (they want daft money). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have all the details of veh...
1991 Peugeot 505 SW8 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: VF3CF3271M
We got this peugeot that has been to a couple of shops. customer had replaced head and it hasn't run right sence. It had a very bad lack of power. We checked cam timing first with nothing found. Checked vacume advance(not working) replaced then between 2000 an...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOZZZ92ZJ
Hello all, This car came in for poor run condition, and obvious misfire, after checking compression etc, we saw the need for plugs, wires, caps and rotors, as well we motorvac'd the car,it of course runs much better now. This car does not have Cats, or O2, as ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD818H5
we test drove the vehicle, it ran fine. we checked vacuum hoses for crack or brakes, none found, we cleared all codes androve it for 20 minutes and still ran fine but 16795/p0411 code came back. rechecked for vac leaks, cant find any, cleared codes again. test... Trouble codes: 16795 (sec air injection - p0411), 16584 (random misfire), 16690 (misfire 6), 16689 (misfire5)

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAULC68E83
No welding was done to the vehicle after it was in running condition, everything was done to the car and it was in the detail process when it would not start back up. The shop contacted the insurance company and informed them of the problem and they wanted it ...
1988 BMW 325 2.7L Misfire VIN: WBAAE5403J
Thanks for the help guys. This car seems to have repaired itself, as strange as that sounds to someone who hasn't chased weird, intermittent electrical problems. When the car acted up, I was afraid to cycle the key for fear that it wouldn't restart. But after ...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
Thanks to all who replied the vehicle is repaired and driver is very happy. Thanks to the insite given by ALL who replied I was able to locate and repair the problem without shotgunning the repair. After tracing vacuum lines and testing the check valve verifie... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G4W
Thanks to all who replied. Almost everyone said to suspect the m.a.f. and you were right. I replaced it and that corrected the problem. I reset the fuel trim and it runs great. Trouble codes: P0170, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0300.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRK69M02
Think this customer traded the car. Sean from Great Britain wrote;Hi Ned, the coil you refer to is the reader coil around the ign lock.It reads/transmitts the code from the key to the immobiliser unit.This is a common fault on the passets and gives the symto...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE VIN: YV1LS5712S
Good Day to all, Well after doing some further testing of the idle control valve and TP sensor, which checked out good, I went to ETC sensor and ohmed it using the scale for current temp. etc.. and found it to be off a good bit. installed new sensor, which is ...
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