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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L tach VIN: WBAAA1304H
OK,Bimmer Boys, gotta question. had 325is come in shop on roll-back. with dead battery.Customer said fix battery,install plugs , and fix leaky valve cover gasket.Well, battery looked new, tested and charged battery good. check for system current draw 1.26 amps...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD8321P
i have this 740 in and the idle is rough. the vacuum reading is 10 at idle. we have another identical 740 in and the vacuum is 20 and this car runs perfect. the sick one has had the rear pvc plate replaced and plugs replaced. the o2's are switching fine at idl...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L cooling / heating VIN: WDBBA48D9M
Goes full hot when temperature knob is moved one click from max A/C. Compressor clutch stays engaged when this occurs. Suspect internal problem in heater box with door or door motor, I did find a break in heater box that appears to be a mounting point for a do...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L left rear VIN: WDBEA92E2R
Under normal acceleration when cold mostly, the left rear wheel will lock up. ASR does NOT activate during this time, when activating the ASR system it will work (Triangle light flashes, traction controled) Only during intermintent acceleration will the left r...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E5R
We got this car in a few weeks ago with an intermitant compressor operation. Usually it would work, but after a while it would eventually quit.If you cycle the key it would begin working again. I pulled the controller out and found that when the compressor was...
1994 Ferrari 348 Spider 3.4L Starting VIN: ZFFRG43AXR
Car will crank, sometimes it will "kick" much as if ignition timing advanced, fairly often when hot, not always. Sometimes will crank normal and start, others will kick a little, occasionally even then crank and not start after having kicked. If you stop, rese...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L engine cooling fan, power steering fan VIN: WMWRE33483
please some help. I got this mini cooper that keeps blowing the 5 amp fuse for the power steering fan. also that fuse powers up the relay for the engine main electric fan. so if the fuse goes the car overheats. at the dealer the just replaced the fuse but they...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L engine VIN: WPOCA2981X
Hello porsche techs. This car has a tumping high pitch sound coming from left front upper side of the engine. The tumping gets faster with acceleration. I removed the drive belt and the noise is still there. I couldn't see anything lose or broken and there is ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC81H5S
Check engine light on with Vag code 00515 Hall or Cam sensor code, and also 00513 engine speed sensor. Flash code # is 2113-cam , 2111-engine speed. I checked power and ground to cam sensor at distributor, with key on reads about 5 volts, according to All Data... Trouble codes: 00515 (Hall sensor cam short to B), 00513 (Engine speed sensor)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HXV
Has code for contol module malfunction, 65535-037 (vag) p0605 (obd11). I am stumped on what I need to do with this. Customer states that vehicle runs great, this was verified with test drive. Anybody seen this, done that? Trouble codes: 65535 (control module malfunction)
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8850M
I have this Volvo and I'm not to fimiliar with it. It has an intermittent problem it cranks but will not start. The problem is so intermittent it happens 1 out of 20 times. I did find that I am getting spark to the plugs during this no start, but I have found ...

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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBABJ6324R
This blunder is cured! We replaced the air mass sensor, cam angle sensor, and repaired the ground circuit for the knock sensors (not related but impaired new DME initiation). Also installed a new O2 sensor. Uli [...] made a good call on the air mass meter b...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJHX1749R
Thanks to everyone that replied, the consensus was that I had a problem with tha accumalator or pressure switch, I didn't make myself clear that I had good brakes, the light just came on, I'm sorry for that. The pad wear sensor wire was broken, Thanks again fo...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E1P
We asked for a procedure for making linkage adj. on throttle actuator. One member asked 'any trouble codes set'. Alexander from Georgia told us to free linkage and screw adjustment all the way closed then tighten enough to just crack open, putting a piece of c...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Wont shift out of 2nd gear VIN: 1680332J28
The problem was the transmission control unit in the gear box. I Advised the owner to take it to the Dealer for repairs because my scanner would not communicate with the gear box controller.Thank you to all who took the time to reply. Regards Lester
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDHA24G5X
We have replaced the mass air flow sensor again - it appears as though the new sensor was faulty - the car runs good - I'm a little nervous that something may have caused it to go bad - time will tell - thanks for all your help Brad Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1).
1982 Other European Mondial 8 3.0L Take up point VIN: ZFFHDO8C00
No replies specific to this vehicle received. All replies suggested that either the master or slave be modified to change the clutch feel. Due to the dubious history of this car maybe an incorrect part has been fitted. I confirmed that the clutch I fitted was ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, idle speed low
I received three replys on my help request for 96 Jetta 2.0 liter sohc. Mil on and code 1582 in memory . Code 1582 is adaptive limit reached at idle. Two of the replys said clean throttle body and butterfly of carbon build up and clear adaption. One of the mem... Trouble codes: P0506, P1582.
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1KW9516N
Well, sorry for the delay on the post - after several more road tests the vehicle actually started to have shifting problems after coming to a stop. Had my trans shop look at it for me and found the torque converter lock-up solenoid to be the problem which wou...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L steer box VIN: YV1AS8800N
Hello Volvo techs: This 240 is fixed. Apparently, on some 240 models,if you twist the steering from the wheel end, it can introduce air into the rack. This one finally worked the air out and went back to normal operation. Thanks to George [...]...
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