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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation, Car feels sluggish VIN: WBAHE232RG
BMW colleagues. When accelerated, this 1994 530i is sluggish. The vehicle is using premium fuel. Code 67 is always present and is identified as #4 knock sensor for cylinders 7 and 8. Running Alldata individual knock sensor tests shows all sensors to be working... Trouble codes: 67 (4 knock sensor Alldata identifies fault from cylinders 7 and 8.)
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L starter,alarm VIN: WBABF4326S
Need some help from beemer techs,customer complained of doors not opening,diagnosed bad outside door handles,found used door handles and installed perfectly,now no starter action,reinstall old door handles,still no crank. HELP PLEASE.
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L srs VIN: WBADD6327V
would anyone know what the popular fixes for this fault in the srs cntrl. unit are? I don't have any info on this car other than what the Baum cs2000 tells me (only fault code). I thank all the bmw guys in advance for any replies.
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L evaporator VIN: WDBGA43E9R
The question is for anybody who was trying to fix leaking evaporator with evaporator leak sealer "CryoSeal" I did replace evaporator in other s500 (140 body)and it was a lot of work. In this car I was able to reach 29" vac. and it was holding vacum above 25" ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hi techs, I have this 97 s 420 with a coil pack problem. about a year ago coil pack# 5 died, seven day's ago cyl# 2 coil died, and today cyl # 6 died. I need some help to find out if this is age related, and I should replace the rest of them at 145.000 k miles...
1988 Other European Modial Cab. 3.2L electric rear windows VIN: XFFXC26A5J
rear windows no movement all the way down have not worked for a while. I hear a clicking towards the rear(relay ?) no wiring and no clue at this time any leads will be appreciated.

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVTY57HR5V
Greetings again on this BMW. First I replaced the solenoid in the valve body with no avail. The real fix was replacing the box with a reman unit and all is well. This was a GM box not the normal ZF. Thanks again.
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L limp home mode VIN: SAJKY1748L
This post generated several similar posts re. the water incursion problems under the battery tray where the vacuum reservoir seals against the body. Here, water can enter the cabin right over the trans. ECU. This early 90 MY car has no relay for the ECU, but i...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEB31E25
Thanks to Mr. Poole from Dallas Texas for the phone call on this Benz. He provided info on a missing o-ring about 1 inch in diameter around the the top of the pre-filter. This o-ring does not come with the filter. It must be ordered separatly. The biggest prob...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L valve train? VIN: WDBJF55FOV
Thanks for all the responses. I apologize for the delay of post. This really stunk but I learned a lot from it. The punch line is when the valves bent it broke at least three guides. The guide material damaged the pistons. I saw the damage when we first took t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH65J9Y
Thanks to all 16 members who replied. It was 15 to one in favor of replacing the Air Mass Sensor. Only Dana [...] said it might be an intake leak.. Well it was the Air Mass Sensor and after the ecu relearned new LTFT the reading came right down to 4.8 and 5.1 L... Trouble codes: P0173.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L turn lights, wipers, fuel indicator VIN: WDBRF35W51
Problem is a bad rear Signal Aquisition module / SAM (located in the trunk togheter to fuse box). Looks a really commom (and expensive) problem. i believe client caused the problem doing a wrong jump start. Thanks a lot for the help!
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L cooling fans VIN: ZFFXR48AXV
I ordered workshop manuals for this car, but in the meantime the customer towed it to the Ferrari dealer. So we will be prepared next time.
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD552Y2
The fix turned out to be the replacement of the MIU. How I got there is another story. I got 6 replies, justin from NC answered twice. Here's the advice I got (and very helpful it all was.. Bart from Massasschusetts warned me to make sure that the basics w...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2YB0256H
Thanks to all of you who replied, no further work has been authorized. Repairs that were authorized will not be paid for, the Vanagon will be lein sold as is. The compression was checked, 145-165. Wiring checked back to the control unit, includes O2 Sensor sig...
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