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1992 Audi 100 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEJ54A69
Hi this is maybe something really simple for someone out there. I refitted the cylinder heads with new valves. This car ran when it came in and ran after i put it back together. I let the car sit for three days and then went to start it and the battery was low...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAGD432XK
This is a vague request, but this 740i will idle along perfectly and then drop to 400 rpm and start to squeal. The sound comes from underneath in the bell housing, occasionally the oil light will come on. I have not done any diagnostic work other than listenin...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshaft
Help! i recently encountert a situation with a client and her 97 bmw 528 i and i was hopeing you could provide some inside as to a resolution or reason why this problem may have occurred.My client brought her car in for repair.The car had a rough idle.After ho...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB3359Y
cranking no start sonetimes starts at times a lot of cranking without starting just tuned up
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABM3342Y
The air bag light is illuminated with a hard code 10 stored I cannot find a definition for this code other than thinking that the older units code 10 refered to right crash sensor is this correct?
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L high idle VIN: SAJAV1341G
car came in with an uneven Idle I replaced ngk plugs with proper champions, and retarded idle to where spec says so, and checked vacumm advance mechanism and it is functioning properly. I am unable to get idle below 1100 rpm I went to mitchell and alldata and ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L compressor VIN: 1400322A24
this car system was evacuated , vacumn and ,tested but we cannot recharge the system . also there was only about 60 grammes removed from the system,on checking further the compressor does not appear to be working , any help please as aircon is new to me tia
1995 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L door, trunk locks VIN: WDBGB34E6S
The customer originally brought the car in complaining that the door close assist was not functioning, when i checked it was and still is. What is not working is the door lock button on the dash along with the trunk release on the dash. The CLS will not lock a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI 2.2L Starting VIN: WDB2030061
Hi everybody, i have this C220 CDI 2001 Model which is not starting and showing EPC (electrical power Control) on the instrument cluster, it is a common rail diesel injection, i scan the ECM and got current fault P1190: Pressure Control Valve short circuit or ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Dash VIN: WDBMG70J01
Having a problem finding information to help diagnose the dash problem on this car. It came in with a blown fuse that affects the dash lighting (daytime), dash guage operation and also affects the diagnostic connector. Replacing the fuse gets the guages to ope...
1989 Saab 900 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AL36L8K
Man, could I use some help. This Saab is killing me. The car seemed to be a real can of worms. It had been sitting for several months because the vehicle had been overheating severely. Now it wouldn't run at all. When it came in, we tested and found good injec...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Remote control VIN: YV1TS90D51
Hello Volvo friends, This 01 S80 is refusing to allow a remote programming. When we started, one remote DID work, but of course, you must delete all remotes and then program the new one along with the original. After 7 downloads, all successful, acc'd to Volvo...

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1985 BMW 635CSi 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAEC7404F
I appreciate all the input I received. Evidently I had injector pulse from the computer but the voltage side was diminishing due to a defective main relay. I ended up replacing the main and fuel pump relays. Again, thanks for the input.
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD4320P
Shortly after posting this help request I let the car run for hours with fuel pressure gauge hooked up. After a couple hours I heard it running rough. I looked at the gauge and it was reading 20psi. Replaced the fuel pump and both filters and the car has been ... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 Cyl 5-8), 13 (O2 Cyl 1-4), 201 (Emmissions Control at limit).
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Head gasket VIN: WBAHD6324S
Sorry for the delay in closing due to unavoidable circumstances. I received many excellent responses which kept me alert with machine shop. It turned out the head was not warped. It had slight corrosion near #6 which allowed some compression to escape. We clea...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L coolant VIN: WBADM6348Y
Thank you to all that replied, esp. Mel [...], who I talked to on the phone about this car. We removed the cylinder head from this car and found visible cracks in the head, so the final diagnosis was rather easy. The cylinder head from BMW is quite expensive ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAAM3347Y
This was a simple fix, once we understood what was going on. It seems the previous repair shop did not align the car and center the steering wheel, they had replaced a lower control arm. We simply had our alignment shop center the wheel and adjust the tie ro...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABN334X1
Well most of you hit the nail on the head! The PCV valve under the intake was the cause. As expected, it took a little more than half the day! Also I want to caution everyone that the plastic tubes under the intake are very brittle! I did break one, but the lo...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0S
i want to thank all who responded..i was able to fix the drivability part of the problem.drove the car eveywhere no problem. I drove it at least 50 miles. so running good we gave it back to the day check engine light was on again.. Trouble codes: P0327.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29MXI
thank you all for the help and info on this jetta i recheked all my readings but could not prouve that the maf was bad,but i changed the maf with a new far its good i have been using the car for getting parts and taking it home i beleive the car is fixe... Trouble codes: P0172.
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