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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ6324S
We have checked injectors- swapped from cylinder to cylinder as well as plugs, coils, etc. # 8 cylinder still has a constant misfire- pulling spark plug an inspecting shows fuel on plug- We are out of ideas- is there anything that could cause a misfire on one ...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Head Bolt Threads VIN: 4USCJ332XV
Hi there, We had a customer bring in this Z3 that he just bought on Ebay. It started overheating after he got it, and we discovered it had a leaking head gasket. We started taking the head off and noticed that the 4 corner head bolts were tight, but all the r...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L compressor VIN: WBABM5345J
Hello BMW techs I bought this car not running, (a repo) found the waterpump pulley and tensioner pulley broken, replaced and car ran fine, only trouble is the a/c takes about 2 to 3 minutes for the compressor to engage then a/c works great. It only does this u...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L specs. VIN: WBADM6347Y
Hello fellow technicans. This is for technical data. I cannot find the "go no go" specs for the alignment for this car. Our alignment machine operates off of candle power and is not updated for anything newer than Fred Flintstones family cruiser. Can you help ...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L abs/dsc3 module VIN: WBAAV33471
speedo inop, brake and abs lights on. scanned systems engine control [...] can- asc1, 214 vss, trans control 49,149, 130 can-asc1, vss, gear monitoring kombi 215 rightlever type sensor, 245 can-asc1. checked all fuses good, (bob)at abs/dsc3 control module h...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA24C3Y
Hi all: this jag came in with top plastic hose's melted, check for overheat & found the headgasket blowen= sold head job then tore down motor, found the knock sensors melted, water pump leaking, hose's under intake bad & some scratches on the cly. walls. Ques...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALLMAMA32
Hello Group, we have Range Rover Vogue with idle quality problem. I believe the engine is BMW M62. I can communicate with the DME using Autoland BMW scanner and read the code (33 - Inlet-Camshaft control bank 1, function failure). No data stream available from... Trouble codes: 33 (inlet camshaft control bank 1 fuction failure)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Loud knocking noise VIN: WDBEB31E4P
This engine (606) has a very loud knocking noise when RPM’s are approximately 2800 to 3200. Very noticeable in 1st and 2nd gear. Curiously the noise goes away when revs go higher than 3200. It sounds like some type of fuel knock. It isn't just one cylinder but...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBHA23G7W
when i start the car it will idle okay sometimes, but sometimes it idles ruff then stalls.when i press the gas pedal i get no response from the engine at all. i've tested the fuel pump and got about 10 psi inline.i checked the fuel pump relay ,the relay gets g...
2000 Peugeot 305HD .0L door locking VIN: VF37BRHYE3
If you press the remote key to lock the doors or look it with the key, all dorrs are locking and if you release key or remote it opens again. All fuses are ok. Vehicle had a flat batterie and it has been replaced. The central locking was working after that.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWA81H6T
Hi Group This car runs fine but has MIL for P1476-Leak detection pump malfunction. I have checked the basics and don't see any obvious problems, gas cap appears OK, no broken vacuum lines, purge valve checks OK. I found a tech bulletin that mentions this car ... Trouble codes: P1476 (EVAP Emission control LDP ciircut malfunction/ Insufficient Vacuum)
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBBB1E1T
hi guys i have this car that is afected by wet weather. it skips and chugs only wet with the above code. i have replaced, throttle body , injs, cap, rotor. wires, coil,dist,fuel psi fine no v leaks, i have clean all grounds and volt ck them. fine. i always get... Trouble codes: P0121
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L blue coolant light VIN: 3VWCS21C71
Its definatly been a crazy week here but this beetle is got me even more crazy. it came in with both temp lights blue and red on we replaced the fan this fixed the red light the problem now the blue light comes on when ever the car is started but then once the...
1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX884XE
hi volvo tecs. failed this car early this week. called tec line for things to check. checked maf sensor voltages and grounds, o2 sensor nearly burnt away, replaced with new bosch sensor, now it reads rich mixture, but will not lean out. pull vacuum of of brake...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Airbag VIN: WAUED28D4X
Gentlemen, I would obviously first like to thank everybody for the fast replies. I received several tips about the Volvo test ignitor that you can substitute for an airbag, this device is great and I have several of them but that only works on the front 2 airb...
1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Battery VIN: WBAHD2302K
Hello there and thanks for the responses. The general concensus is this parasitic draw of 61 mA is acceptable on this vehicle. I suspected it might be normal, justed wanted some opinions from those in the know. I have replaced the battery with the largest reco...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6325R
Sorry to say no fix on this one yet, I will post later if we get problem resolved.We had already tried what was suggested in most of the replies. Idle valve is good, tested for vacuum leaks, and substituted known good airflow meter. We have now replaced fuel p...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WBACD432XT
Well after shaking the harness at the ecu it started to run good. Found some corrision at ecu connector, cleaned it up and has beed running fine ever since. Its beed over a week and has been running fine Trouble codes: 8 (air flow sensor), 227 (mixture devation 1-3), 228 (mixture devation 4-6), 78 (02 sensor voltage 4 after cat 4-6), 202 (02 sensor control limit), 203 (02 sensor control limit 4-6).
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L odometer VIN: WBACD432XV
Thanks for all the help. there is a bulb to iluminate the odometer. Remove 2 screws from top of instrument cluster, pull cluster out & tilt it face upward & bulb/socket is accessible without even removing steering wheel. The socket(bulb assembly) is a 6mm hex ...
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L rack mounts VIN: SAJPX1146S
Of the four replies I received, one was very helpful, the others not. Michael from Lebanon wrote that he replaced the mounts, which were obtained from ZF directly. I eventually found my way to a phone # for ZF here in the US, and actually got an answering mach...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280CE 2.7L No Start VIN: 1233053120
I guess I've been lucky, never have experienced this apparently common CIS problem. Almost all of the 21 responses either specfically or at least included the suggestion the fuel accumulator was the cause. I thought, by 'pinching' off various hoses, that all t...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L blend door VIN: YS3DF38N9T
it appears that the computer went into sleep mode with regards to the i.c.e., so i disconnected the battery for approximately 20 minutes and it reset. once that occured the system came back to life and it is operating properly. i found it in the data bus secti...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L range controller incorrect signal VIN: WVWJF4313R
Hi all and thank you for the replies. None of them were a specific fix. Yousef, and David from Arizona said that it was an internal slippage problem, and Byron from Ontario said replace the TCM. At this point, the car went back to the trans shop for a complete...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YN1VS2556Y
Thanks to all who replied. Had head machined, reinstalled head replaced plugs and new thermostat,cleared codes, road tested runs great no codes, customer has not picked the car up yet.thanks again
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