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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABB13C7J
After a hot soak, customer complains that vehicle is hard to start, sometimes 5 or 6 attempts before it gets going. Engine has a hard time keeping the idle up. Alldata is vague at best as far as description and operation and testing of components. What I wou...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear ball joint and linkage VIN: WBAHD5312M
Replaced lower rear ball joints on 5/15/03 because they were worn out. Car returned 1/26/04 with loud squeek in rear - customer stated had been happening several months. Noise was coming from outside of both lower rear suspension arms in area where alignment b...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Wipers VIN: WBADD6326W
The windshield wipers park half way through the down stroke. The wipers perform normally other than the park mafunction. I was curious as to whether anyone has had this experience before and was hoping for an answer without removing the wiper motor & windshiel...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L warning lights and messages VIN: WBAGH834XY
Customer came in with various warning messages about Transmission, AirBAG, intermittent radio and cruise control...but none of these evident to me. When I first saw the car in service bay, stop lamps were staying on at times(even though the pedal was NOT depr...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA90DGJ
I'm replacing a water pump on this car. Anyone have the OE or aftermarket info regarding replacement procedure? Do I need to r&r the power steering pump or A/C compressor? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L o2 fault code VIN: WDBFA63E7S
Car came in with check engine light (time to get smogged) found code 29 in hfm module indicating failure of ft o2 sensor heater circuit/amperage to low. tested both sensors and the patterns were pretty tired. replaced sensors, codes comes back within 20 second...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72FXV
This car is in with a ck engine light on and fuel level light on flashing, cked for codes found code p0455 evap leak gross leak. Inspected gas cap was on tight. removed hose from purge valve, turned on shut of valve and vacumed tested evap system. found vacum ... Trouble codes: P0455
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L trunk lid VIN: WDBGA43G5W
trunk wont pull down on its own when shutting,i have reset the closing aid by pulling fuse in trunk,will work fine then for a while but try it again after a day and it stops pulling down,pull fuse again works ok for a while again,trunk seems to close fine the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Wont shift out of 2nd gear VIN: 1680332J28
The problem is the transmission is locked in 2nd gear- I suspect emergency running. When it engadges either 1st or reverse the shift is extremely harsh. I checked the fluid- it doesnt look as if there is any excess wear mechanically. I attempted to check the f...
1976 Other European clubman 1.0L bleeding
Hi Techs wheel cylinders on front have one cylinder right side up and the other up side down. one is keeping a large pocket of air. How do I bleed that??? Please help if you have done one of thies before thanks for your time, Rick
1985 Other European silver spur 412CID wipers VIN: SCAZN42A0F
the problem that i have is after replacing the wiper motor the motor stills stays on in the off position.my biggest problem is that i do not have a wiring diagram. any help or wiring diagram would be appreciated.
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L remote locking VIN: WPOCA298X2
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs. remote key inop. has new battery in key and red led lights when depressing. car sat for 3 days without stating. turn key 3 times and activates horn and flashers. 1 lock of key and system activates with no bee...
1995 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CH65R9S
Problem started with fuse #23 blown & engine stalling. Customer would replace fuse & vehicle would run for a couple days then quit. Finally engine would not start even after replacing fuse. We found no ground supplied out of ecm to fuel pump relay. Repaired a ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L brakes VIN: YS3ED58E7X
g'day from australia, the car came in with the brake warning level light on. we disconnected the level sensor; light was still on (it should've gone out). the vehicles fluid levels were ok. while pressing the brake pedal, the light flickered on and off. we've...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M1X
good morning: been working on this problem for 10 hours.. have replaced- plugs, plug wires-ign coil- fuel pump- air flow meter. checked temp sensor. this car stumbles when you accelerate especially when cold. we have replaced and again removed all the items ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M9X
*the vehicle idles fine,when trying to move, it won't accelerate and starts to buck and the mil comes on. car can't be driven down the road. all voltages are correct at the tvcm and o2 readings are normal. when trying to set throttle valve actuator back to bas... Trouble codes: 17990 (idle adaptation at limit), 17988 (throttle actuator b1- malfunction), 16684 (random misfire), 16686 (cyl. 2 misfire), 16687 (cyl. 3 misfire)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M6X
vehicle came in with MIL on dash. scanned and had lean codes, found broken fuel pressure regulator hose broken, repaired. vehicle came back a few days later with rich codes and manufacter emission control code. with each code we had we did an AllData Flow char...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFB81H1X
hello. This car has no spark. No codes found w/ WAG-COM. Ecm communicates normally, does actuator test,sees Engine RPM (200 RPM) when you crank the engine. CAM sensor shows square signal on my oscilloscope( just not sure what slope must be; 0V to 5V, or 0V to ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
To all the Volkswagen experts out there, I have the very common VW MIL, P1565, but am having a hard time clearing out the code. I have gone through the VW troubleshooting guide but to no avail. The dealer had originally scanned the car and told the customer t... Trouble codes: P1565 (Throttle not setting idle adaptaion beyond limit)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L srs VIN: WBADD6327V
Another one bites the dust is how the song goes, thanks to the use of this network and the fine people that involve themselves in it. Apon getting the car back, I disconnected the driver's airbag and then located the other side of that airbag harness(steering ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Engine
I had 5 replies, Here they are. From: Steve from Texas Date: 05/22/2004 07:14:59 simple solution would be to get some block sealer and pour it into the coolant to stop the leak.If you do a web search their is a company that has a product that they garantee...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALLMAMA32
We found that the bank 1 chain tensioner was not moving freely, causing problem with cam advance mechanical control movement. We remove the chain tensioner, clean it up, re-set the timing, and put everything back again without any part replacement. It solved t... Trouble codes: 33 (inlet camshaft control bank 1 fuction failure).
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4JGA54E9WA
thanks to everyone that replied the fix was the fuel filter changed it and the misfire and the hasitation went away. Trouble codes: P0300, P0400, P0171, P0173, P0304, P0302.
1985 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID broken brake lines VIN: SCAZN42A0F
thanks for all the info ,looks like it should not be a problem bleeding thje brakes.
1995 Ferrari 456 GT 5.5L Drivers window VIN: ZFFSP44A6S
Thanks for the 2 prompt responses for my help request. Steve [...] renewed my faith that actually these cars can also be fixed. They were telling me to interrupt the fusable circuit to the window controller to clear the ...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWPA01G5N
Hello to all, and thanks to everyone who replied on your imput... Turns out that the o2 sensor intermittently cut out while driving... found this out by plugging on the graphing meter and driving for about a 25 minute trip... the sensor would cycle normally bu...
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