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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHD6321R
Hello again, another hard case. These little challenges certainly make life interesting. There is in my care a 94 525 that will not idle. It stalls abrubtly if the rpm drops below 1200. The vehicle is new to us. First inspection showed a broken vacuum hose to ... Trouble codes: 41 (Air mass flow sensor)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L oil reset VIN: WBAEV33421
please give us the oil change reset procedure
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L vacuum actuator VIN: WDBEA30D16
Hi all, This is actually a E320. Looking for R&R information of the defrost vacuum actuator for the hvac, it is mounted in back of the center unit next to the firewall. I know this one will be fun, labor calls for about two weeks... Thanks for any help and in...
1968 Porsche 912 .0L engine VIN: 0012805302
If you are very familiar with the 356/912 engine read on, otherwise delete this and save yourself the headache. This car showed up with a multitude of problems. The first one was that a shop specializing VW's (aircooled) tried rebuilding this motor. The engine...
1972 Porsche 911T 2.4L settings VIN: 9112111242
I am replacing the injection pump on this car and need the proper procedure for installation and timing. I ordered a Bentley manual from Worldpac yesterday and it turned out to be a history book. If anyone has the proper procedure my fax number is [...]...
1988 Saab 900 2.0L right rear VIN: Y33AT76L7J
Hi Friends,I am working on this 900S convertible which belongs to a friend of mine.A metallic rattle-knock started several months ago-at first it was minor and very intermittent, and now has grown to the point where it rattles nearly constantly.The noise is de...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWFL81H2T
We can create problem. Worst when warm. Start car, put in gear, let idle in gear for 15 to 30 seconds, start to drive, misfires and bucks from 1500 rpm to 2500. rev higher and drives fine. Have to stop car and idle in gear for awhile to start problem again. Al... Trouble codes: 533 (idle)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4T
Where is the MIL light located on this vehicle? I have this car in for an emission repair, for a failure due to DTC's. I have look all through out MOD, and the archives. There is no owners manual for the car either. Shouldn;t the light come on foir the bulb ch...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWAB81E2W
Car was involved in an accident and the oil pan was torn open..engine was run a short time after and required a crank grind on the mains only )010..all timing components were replaced as well as oil pump etc. on start up initial lifter clatter only half dissap...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
I've got this jetta that goes to 25% Long term Fuel within 10 miles of Driving. There are no symptoms of lack of power. I have Checked mass air flow, Oxygen sensor, Coolant temp. sensor, fuel pressure & volume all seem to be functioning Correctly. Found no vac... Trouble codes: 1128 (Adaptive fuel at rich limit)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuses VIN: 3VWDD21C74
Hi Guys and Girls, I have a 2000 New Beetle that Im going to tackle. I looked at it the other day and it was blowing a fuse every time you touch the ARS button. Im not even sure what the ARS is but when it blows the fuse every light on the dash comes on, such ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L tach VIN: WBAAA1304H
Hey, Guys the fix was the SI (service indiacator) board. And most bimmer guys knew this. Board is located on bottom of instrument panel and have nicad batteries that go bad in them.Remeoved board and showed customer. but, he said that everything worked fine ti...
1980 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Stall VIN: 124CS00016
Sorry for the delay but got sidetracked on the profitable cars for awhile. Unplugged the TPS and have been driving the vehicle and the problem hasen't returned. Is it fixed or is it playing possum for awhile?? Don't know yet but put a new TPS in it and the cus...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Engine VIN: 1070441204
As I'm only able to work on this betwixt and between, I'll have to close this at this time to meet iatn standards, but will post the final fix when I get there. Many thanks to all who responded, especially David in Texas, who called me with a good primer on di...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G0W
I believe we have fixed the problem - if not we know where exactly we need to go. The air injection port on the driver side cylinder head was plugged. We added a potent cleaning solution and it cleared it all out. we have ran the car for a few days and it appe... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air induction system).
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CK55B6N
After two days of hair pulling diagnostics the gremlin is gone. This was a rare one. It was the EZK box. A special, special thanks to Anders [...] for a lot of extended help and follow up info. He does more than just switch parts to remedy the issue at h...
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L temp gauge
Sorry for the delay in posting fix, hard to get the car back to work on it. After all the replies (6) I found the sender. I switched it out but the gauge still did not work. I then went to the gauge itself in the dash. It seems that there were others here befo...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFA81H7R
First of all thanks for all the replies they helped me to think the problem through. I know now that we had two problems. One that it came in with and one that somebody created for us. The power supply relay part #357 906 381 a was working at times. The custom...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B12
Guess this is a case of lazy diagnosis. The crankcase vent hose was broken across the front of the intake manifold. Gary [...] says he's had fuel issues in Colorado that respond to purging. Still ... Trouble codes: 17544 (sporadic lean running both banks), 17546.
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