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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAK7408E
Hey there guys hope someone can give me a hand on this old beemer. I got this car last week after the costumer had put on a new head. The car wouldn't start and he was in over his head with diagnosing it. I pulled the car in and immediatly reajusted the valves...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L park VIN: WBAEC841XJ
To all the BMW guru's out there... My uncle has this fine 88 635csi. He calls today to say he has been "playing" with the shifter lever. He said he just started having problems shifting it in and out of park. He then procedes to "force" the shifter into park a...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L no injectorpluse VIN: 1070441202
iatn members we have a 450sl with no injector pluse on # 2 3 6 7 injector. have ohms all injectors ck all circuts replaced ecm with know good ecm.have very little information on this system. need to know if cancelling contact in distributor may cause problem.w...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987X
Hello techs, i am still chasing my tail with a couple of boxsters with check engine lights on for 1128/1130 oxygen sensing adaptation rich limit. my last post for these cars timed out because i haven't fixed the problem yet. i have one of the cars back in th... Trouble codes: 1128 (oxygen sensing adaptation enrichment limit bank 1), 1130 (oxygen sensing adaptation enricment limit bank 2)
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Trunk lid release cable VIN: WPOCA2980Y
Hi Everyone; 12/1999 Porsche Boxster was towed in, convertible top down, and security alarm honking. The vehicle owner was in a panic, all his keys are locked in the rear trunk. The vehicle owner locked all his spare keys in the rear trunk by accident. I re...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Clutch cable VIN: YS3DD35B0V
As soon as you start to release the clutch pedal engagement starts. The top of the pedal feels mushy. There is no harsh engagement when shifting. After cable is replaced the symptom disappears. When the symptom comes back the cable breaks within a month. We ar...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine speed VIN: 2VWPA81H8W
Customer complained speedometer needle bounced at 55 which made cruise accelerate and deccelerate too often.They were right. The cruise constantly speeds up and slows down Quit abruptly. Milege would be terrible with cruise on. The speed only varies 1 to 2 mph...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBC21JXY
Greetings to all,customer says after tbelt was done the check engine light came on.I doubled checked the timing marks and all looks well.The sensor has three wires b+,ground,and 5 volts,I scoped the sensor and got no signal at all.I tagged the 5 volt and groun... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor)
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FX8948L
Hi to all you Volvo people... I am a specialized Japanese import guy who occaisonally gets in a volvo or two. This car came in after overheating due to leaking block heater. Rad was replaced as was in poor shape as well. The engine light had come on to warn...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Belt Tensioner VIN: YV1LS5504P
Hi , this car came in with a broken timing belt. After repairs car runs fine but the belt tensioner makes an obnoxious noise with the a/c on. Replaced tensioner and belt- noise not as bad. with the a/c off you can still see the belt flop and the tensioner vibr...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LT56D4X
good morning: this volvo is being quite a pain.. first of all the engine rpm hunts. up and down probably 500 rpm when in neutral, about 200 when in drive. the speedometer will quit working, and then the transmission light will come on, and the abs light.. the... Trouble codes: P0722
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L battery VIN: YV1SZ58D31
Hello Volvo Folks, This car's battery goes slam dead overnight about every 6 days. AAA comes and installs a new one. We had it overnight once with an ampmeter in series with the batt post/terminal--the next a.m. the draw was about .025 amp. Of course it won't ...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Safety VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hi there, Thanks again for the replies. Several people initially suggested a CAN bus problem, but this car is too old to be a CAN bus car. I think the problem originated when the customer jump started a motorcycle with his car, although that can only be a gu...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6322W
Hello all. I finally caught a break. One morning with all equipment hooked up, the Bimmer went into convulsions. At under quarter throttle it would just linger and not accellerate. It continued doing this for 5 minutes. Fuel pressure was steady. Voltage to DME...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
Thanks for the replies especially michaels.We feel like the rear control module has to be the culprit,but we do not have the capibilities to program a new one so we had to send it to Jag.dealer to get it replaced.We have not heard any complaints or replies fro...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALJY1242V
I would luikle to thank all who responded. Everyone said that the ehxaust valves were stuck. I was unable to do the job so i sent it to the dealer. The customer was thankful for my honesty and ability to explain the problem. Thanks again Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0305 (miss on 5), 1316 (cause cat damage), 1313 (excessive dmage to cat).
1980 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L hydraulic suspension
Thanks to all who offered help. Got hold of a MB shop manual. Showed where to test pressure and how much it should be. I used my Rolls royce pressure testing set-up. I switched fittings to metric and teed in to the line going to the main accumulator. This is t...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBEA28E9P
Based on the replies received, more homework was necessary, before DME, was to blame. Consensus was possible wire harness / eliminated that, Bad Coils / eliminated that, Retested resistance of High tension leads once miss fire occured / 'Bingo', #6 lead showed... Trouble codes: 61 (Ignition Output Stage 3 T 1/3 Cyl 1 missfire), 62 (Ignition Output Stage 2 T1/3 Cyl 6 Missfire).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Ft Windows, Mirrors, Seats, Convience Feature VIN: WDBJF25H5X
I sent this car to the dealer after a day and a half of research & testing. The fix for the car turned out to be the right rear window motor. On these models the rear window control modules are built into the window motors, and if water get into them they shor...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWML81H5V
Thanks for all replies. Most of the replies suggested to change the MAF. Because we do not have a solid proof saying that is the problem, therefore, we DIDN'T change the MAF. We have just changed the fuel filter. So far, customer has driven the car for more ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWBK21C01
this bug has been debugged and i can not say enough about this organization and it`s members.the majority of the replies stated an updated sensor was needed and that was the fix.several also mentioned coil pack problems which it certainly could have been.thank... Trouble codes: P0118.
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L compressor VIN: YV1LS554XT
Sorry for the delayed results but we were on vacation. It appears that there was an open in the compressor clutch winding which only occured when it warmed up under load. We have replaced the compressor and have not since had a failure. Thanks for all the help...
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