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1985 BMW 528e 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, no power VIN: WBADK8301F
This car was brought to us by another shop. car will idle sometimes perfectly and then cuts out. car has no power at all. if you try to accelerate in gear, no power at all. if you rev engine in neutral, car will rev, but feels like a hesitation before revving....
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 ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Lock-up clutch VIN: WBAAM3338X
The owner dropped this car off again yesterday afternoon complaining that it again started sticking in 4th gear until the ignition was turned off and car restarted. The check engine light comes on and car goes into limp-home mode apparently staying in 4th gear...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L day light VIN: WPOABCDE.
dear friends, we are using the bmwtechinfo online diagnositc and programing service from BMW. (we have NO modic or gt1) this 325 vin@ ...kl75189 which is a USA car, but he moved to canada and we have to activate the "day light runnings lights" we went in...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Starting VIN: SAJNA5849J
Vehicle came in with an intermititant crank but no start. So far we have not had a problem. I do know the ignition amplifier can cause this type of problem but I have no specs for testing this unit. It is a Lucas part so this is not a Marelli system. If anyone...
1998 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFXR48A6W
How the CHECK-ENGINE-codes can be read on this vehicle? There is an OBD-II plug under the dash, but it will not communicate with the generic tester (AST, ACTRON, etc.). I got the original workshop manual, which indicates, that early 355s can have the code read...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L ignition switch VIN: YS3AM45J0F
Hello Euro Techs, I have this car towed to my shop stating the engine kept running with the key is in off position.He has to pull the battery cable off to kill the engine.We tried to replaced the ignition switch which he bought from Auto Zone.And it still doi...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Interior Lights and Alarm VIN: 9BWGP61J41
Hello all, Client dropped off car with complaint of inoperative alarm horn and interior lights staying on. Also rear hatch will not unlock with key. We verified complaint, rear latch will not unlock with key, will unlock with remote switch in D/F door. Inte...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5643V
had lots of black smoke. ck eng lite on. scanned with trusty baum i-scan, got front ox sensor and fuel trim codes. replaced front ox sensor, repaired 3 vac leaks, incl. the one behind ps pump. smoke tested, no leaks found. reset by touching batt terminals toge... Trouble codes: FET21, FET23
2001 Volvo C70 2.4L air bag VIN: YV1NC53DO1
Customer rear ended stopped car at stop sign. Right front air bag and roll bar deployed and Left front air bag did not. Body shop is asking me if there was something pre-existing wrong with the SRS system. I hope you Volvo specialists can give me a clue.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L p-d shift VIN: YV1SW53D61
We have this volvo V70 that during a cold start has a slow engagement. We have tried to check codes but we don't have the factory tool for the 2001 and up cars. hecked fluid not burnt or low. I saw many posts about updates of the software and valve body issues...

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1970 BMW 2800CS 2800CC Mechanical VIN: 0000227010
Well,Well, Well this really is an eye opener. It seems that BMW has made the largest production run of any single engine, in history. That being this 2800cc six. They produced it from 1968 to 1993 in its same form with almost no changes. Wow. Thanks to all who...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA24C3Y
well the responces recived said to replace the motor & that is what we will do. I thought it was the best way to go & everyone said the same sooooooooo. thanks
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALPV1241W
Well, after adjusting the idle air bleed all the way down (bottomed) the Rover decided to idle better. However cold starting still revealed a high idle (2000+) for too long a period of time. The customer chose to pick up the vehicle and has not yet returned. T... Trouble codes: P1316 (Misfire causing excessive emissions.).
1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1.9L Generator VIN: 1210421002
Thanks for all of your input. Because of the restricted space & vehicle resale value it was decided to stick with the generator which was sourced from Millers Mercedes Parts.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA48D7K
Thanks to all who replied. Most of you were right on when suggesting a look at the left camshaft. The chain rails broke and the cam jumped time. This guy was lucky-no valve damage. We did a leakdown test to verify. I had to include Nitro pills with the estimat...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEB31E4S
hey guys, I know this has never happened to you before but after the weekend i started the car,switched on the a/c & everything worked fine.go figure! Most every reply was comp speed sensor or belt slipping. I had .3 ac volts at relay pin when jumping 5&7 to r...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Compressor VIN: WDB2020262
What I found is that a signal actually goes to the pressure switch instead of a voltage (this signal comes from the pushputton control unit),well the connector was actually was in but the pins was not touching the pressure sensor pins after repairing the conne...
2000 Other European DB7 Vantage 6.0L Evaporator VIN: SCFAB2239Y
The customer has not decided to fix the car yet. Thanks to John [...], who send me diagrams for the job, I was able to get an idea about the process. It seems to be a quite costly project, since dashboard and even seats have to come out. Also special care ha...
2000 Other European DB7 Vantage 6.0L Airbag-Light on VIN: SCFAB2239Y
The airbag system is supposed to be similar to Ford-systems, which means, flashcode 3-2 is error at the steering-hub/driver's-bag. Once the AC-job is authorized (where both airbags will have to be removed), I will try the genuine Ford-tester on the system. Tha...
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L condensor fan relay VIN: WP0AA0920H
Alldata and Shop Key both said the relays were on drivers side by center console, but as Andreas of New Mexico wrote it was behind the glove box on the far right side, access by removing 4 screws and pulling out glove box assembly. the part # is [...], t...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L No Start, Originally stall VIN: YS3CL68M2P
Hi Guys, This car is still not fixed but this may help explain why. I found that if you unplugged the ASR control module (mounted on top of the TCS module under driver's seat) the car would then start & run from the key. The problem then was that the TCS light...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBBB1E1T
hi guys thanks for your responses. i have fixed this problem . i took the eng harness out of the car to the bench and ohm cked every wire while massaging the harnes every inch and walah i found three intermitent wires.alll in different spots all leading to the... Trouble codes: P0121.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD818H5
all of the 13 replies let me understand the system much better. thank all of you, and especially dean [...], that hit it ON the head, the relay labelled 111 was the culprit. we did the tests on the vacuum lines, checked the fuse and combi valve and the motor. ... Trouble codes: 16795 (sec air injection - p0411), 16584 (random misfire), 16690 (misfire 6), 16689 ([...]).
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 9BWGA21J7Y
Well, I ended up with two problems. The wires needed to be replaced and that cleared up part of the misfire issue. The other was the MAF sensor. Three lessons learned here, first, DON'T work on late model VW's without the european software on the scanner. Seco... Trouble codes: P0320.
1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX884XE
volvo is repaired. thanks to all who took time and replied. we had 32 lbs fuel pressure, coolant temperature ok. did change oil and filter, substitued used maf sensor, no improvement. took part number off efi computer, called standard plus club, they verified ...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L cooling fan VIN: YV1LW5710S
We tried 2 more 'known good' ECUs to backstop previous attempts. No difference, BUT a new cooling fan relay cluster did part of the trick! The balance of the 'TRICK' was to install a new expansion tank since Anders of SwedeCar pointed out to me that the neck o...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L complete system VIN: YV1TS97D8X
problem was the central electronice module that had gone bad. replaced unit reprogramed. all dash lights and gauges come back on line.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: YV1SZ58D21
Thanks for the replies, We ended up having the car towed to the dealer, suspecting the throttle body as the culprit that would need to be replaced and adapted. The car has since been back to our shop for unrelated repairs and is operating normally now. Tha... Trouble codes: P0121, P1652 (safety fuel cut-off), P1609.
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