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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABG1326W
Car idles rough when hot and engine shakes a little. O2 sensor for cylinders 4, 5, and 6 shows .8 volts and goes down to .3 volts. Moves very little. After 5 minutes or so (after codes clearing) Codes are set 203, 228, 241, 242, 243. Any ideas and help ? Pleas... Trouble codes: 203 (o2 bank 2 count limit), 228 (mixture deviation bank 2), 241 (misfire cyl 4), 242 (misfire cyl 5), 243 (misfire cyl 6)
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L o/d shift VIN: 4USCH9337X
This BMW will not always upshift after semi-hard acceleration, like passing. If it comes down 2 gears that is where it stays, switching to manual, and moving the gear stick to third then d will put it back into top gear and lock the convertor. No codes are set...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L in car temp VIN: SAJNX2749T
Vehicle came in with locked-up smoked compressor. Replaced with new comp-drier-condenser-expan valve and evacuated system. recharged to find low output--not cold. Walked around to heater valve and noticed it open. Switched to MANUAL operation on the control he...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L rear axle VIN: SALPL16421
This Landrover makes one pop noise while turning tight in reverse and one pop noise when moving forward. The condition is consistant. the noise in reverse is strongest at the left rear wheel area & in drive at the right rear wheel area. I've inspected the susp...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions
All of the after market emission eguipment has been disconnected and the box controlling the frequency valve was removed. I cannot remember the name of, or how to locate the company that made the boxes. Did a lot of them in the early 80's. Last one i did was o...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22A4R
greetings to all .I have this mercedes that the ac compressor will not engage .Another shop has changed the control head in the car.I was looking in my ac books for an electrcal diagram but the mitchell book does not have one.The tests that i have made are to ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L asr/bas VIN: WDBJF65F1W
ASR/BAS malfunction light on when car in gear. Found codes c1025 can bus error, Trac c1010 battery too low.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L compressor VIN: WDBHA29G9W
Greetings Basicly with this c280 the ec light will not go out when the button is pushed; the compressor will not engage even in defrost mode There appears to be enough refrigerent pressure to activate the system. Thanks in advance for your ideas Best Regar...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L brake pedal VIN: WDBGA43G1X
customer complains about brake pedal going almost to the floor. initial inspection is that all pads and rotors look fine. brakes passed our brake skid tester, saying all 4 were grabbing adequately. we flused and blled the brakes at the wheels and again at the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBKK49F81
We have a weird problem with an 01 SLK 230. The car has about 15K on it and the owner reports that the brakes have "failed" on 3 seperate occasions. The last time, he ran into his garage. He has told us that he does not want the car back until we have fixed ...
1971 Other European Scimitar 3.0L engine VIN: 4519540000
Looking for a source of stock engine parts to rebuild this engine. 1971 3.0L V6 engine built by Ford Essex (England). All my usual suppliers have no listing. GOOGLE turned up a bunch of clubs and performance part suppliers located in the UK. Hoping to find a s...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CL68M3P
I have a problem with the TCS(throttle control system) on this 1993 9000 Aero. Intermittently, while idling or driving, the TCS light comes on and the car goes into failure mode. I have checked actual values and dont see anything out of spec. I have check faul...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Instaments/ Computers VIN: YS3ED48E21
Hello! Saab Techs, I have a 9-5 sedan that came in as a no start intermittently with a complaint that when it dont start the radio & power seats also fail to work. I went to pull it into my bay and it wouldnt start. The radio didnt work or the seats. I pushed ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
car was towed in for a dead battery after charging battery the car won't start it has a code 1543. I have only a generic scan tool & don't have much info. sometimes u can get the car to start but it runs poor and if you give it throtle it dies. I seam to remem... Trouble codes: 1543 (tvcm)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L oil warning light VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Oil pressure warning indicator comes on while driving. Never comes on at idle, only when driving. We replaced the oil pressure switch near oil filter housing. We measured oil pressure, 30 at idle and 60 at 2000 rpm. Are we over looking something? Warning indic...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air suspension VIN: SALHC1349R
Thanks for all the replies. This vehicle will have to go to a dealer or someone who has a factory scan tool to have the codes cleared. Until codes are cleared suspension will stay in shut down mode. Another option is to replace air springs with coil springs. T...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDB2201751
Hi Everybody, thanks for all the help, sorry to be late to close the help but after getting a second hand engine we faced a problem that we noticed it later that the engine we got has an option on the two camshafts which can work on 4 cylinders or 8 cylinders,...
1990 Other European Testarossa 5.0L Cyl. head VIN: ZFFSG17A3L
I am still working on a fix for this. The head nuts are finally off, but the head is stuck on the studs. Once it is removed, I am shipping it to Motor Works for repair.
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3DD55B7V
Found a wrong bulb in one of the front sockets. Thanks for your help Justin-
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 2 gear VIN: WVWZZZ1HZT
hi , Well, I couldnt go any forward with this, cz i still didnt get a new TCM or a used one with the same part 01M 927 733C. I\m still searching and I will let you know whenever I got it fixed.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing belt VIN: WVWMA63B4W
As it turns out, each camshaft has a notch in it and the end two cam bearing caps have arrows to index the notches on the corresponding cam . Since this engine uses the tensioner to achieve VVT , you can't rely solely on the indexing marks . To properly set th...
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