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1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAHD2318K
car VABRIATE like missefire but idle doe not move pore acceleration THE CAR SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE BAD TURBO WINDING THE CAR USE TO MAKE THAT SOUND ONLY AFTER YOU WERE SITHING AT IDLE FOR 5 TO 6 MINUTE AND GO AWAY HAS YOU WILL DIRVE BUT KNOW IT ALL THE TIME CAR A... Trouble codes: 1222
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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD4320P
Car came in last week customer complained that the night before the car was hesitating badly when he would accelerate and the check engine light was on. He said that the problem did not occure the morning he brought the car in. The first thing I noticed when I... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 Cyl 5-8), 13 (O2 Cyl 1-4), 201 (Emmissions Control at limit)
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1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L suspension VIN: SAJMX6346T
To all the Jag techs, this is a very strange problem. When you take the car on a road test, the car runs smooth, makes no noises over bumps, turns, etc, when you brake the car normally, also no noises whatsoever! but when you brake the car firmly (abruptly) to...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L low power VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Howdy, I think I have a dead maf but I would like a second opinion. The codes p170 and p173 set quickly but the symptoms in the archives dont match. This one will hit about 3k rpm wide open throttle then go lean and will not accelerate, both o2s are pegged at ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Fuel gauge works normaly untill tank is filled then it will take a couple days to register the gas that was added to the tank. Key is off when filling and cycling the key doesnt help, the gauge will also come up after driving quite a while without shutting car...
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L transaxle? VIN: 3VWBB61E2W
help! 98' vw cabrio manual transmission has wheel shake,vibration under power like bad c/v joint. checked on dyno and it seemed to be coming from right axle. right axle has been changed and tires replaced. transmission problem? has anyone seen this one?
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWMA63BXW
This vehicle will turn on the ABS + Brake warning lights while driving. When this occurs the scan tool(Snap-on) will lose communication. All wheel speed sensors show correct mph. Need the best approach to this problem or any glitches that have come up with ele...
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1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L coolant fan VIN: YV1LW5649W
Cust. came in with coolant fan running for extended time after car was turned off. He replaced fan relay with no change so now we have it. The fan will run as soon as you turn on ign.and will only shut off after car has been turned off and sitting for 10 to 15...
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1988 BMW 735i 3.4L Shifting
Thanks to all who replied. Rudy [...] thought it sounded like oil starvation or a bad shift solenoid. Unfortunately, I didn't get to investigate further, as the customer decided to replace the transmission. ...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: 1G30568123
thanks for all of the responses. yes, the antenna is in the back window, and the detail shop not only nicked the grid, but also used a metallic type film, which interferrs with reception. needless to say, i won't be sending them any more tint work. they insist...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L cooling system VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
Thanks for all the replies on this Jag.after replacing the thermostat the overheating problem did go away.I did check the water pump and it was good. Hope this fix will help others. Thanks again
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L a\c controls
Thanks to the information I recived from Bill [...] I was able to determine that the wireing on the back of the push button switch was wrong. causing the system to go into defrost when I asked for max a/c. The red & greeen wires were crossed. Without a good wir...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L false speedometer reading VIN: WDBCA25DKA
A big thanks to all who gave me input on this car. Thanks to Dave Poole who said i should check the pick up gear for the speedo sensor. Seems that they are different on the sl than the sedans and thought we may have that trans in the car. Well the gears where ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L defrost vent VIN: WDBDA29D0N
The blowing of the heat on the windhield while cold air was coming out of the center vents was caused by a vacuum loss. The vacuum line coming into the body, on the driver side, next to the fuse box, were two check valves. One of the hoses had a split on it an...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L front and rear glass VIN: WP0AA2994T
sorry for the late post, lubing the front and rear windshield seals helped this car, but for how long? thanks again to all who responded!
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2992X
Got this one fixed today. After rechecking for leaks, found that intermittent the purge valve in the engine compartment was leaking back into the manifold. I guess, don't put your vacuum gauge away after first test. If it doesn't pass monitor, re check for lea... Trouble codes: P0455.
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Starter VIN: 3VWWC81H5S
As most suggested the electrical side of the ign. switch was the culprit, Thanks for your help
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