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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Surge VIN: WBAAA2302J
Hello BMW techs: I have this 88 325is with a surging idle problem. I have a peak scanner which I used to retrieve codes. I found codes 81 and 93. However the manual did not have an interpretation of these codes for this particular model year. I suspect the IAC... Trouble codes: 81 (93 -), 93
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?
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5347Y
Hello BMW techs I have helped many techs with VW advice over the years. Please help the VW guy with a BMW problem. There are 3 VWs in this new customer's family which I see regularly. They would like me to look after the BMW also. I am comfortable with the ... Trouble codes: 65 (Camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction)
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEP33483
I have TWO of the same exact cars here...with the same exact problem. I'm a bit stumped. Both 2003 BMW 325xiT's came in with code p1345-Cylinder #2 misfire with fuel shut-off. I found the TSB about coil packs and checked them. They were the early ones so we re... Trouble codes: P1345
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WV2KC0701P
Van came in because it would quit every 20 miles or so. It was determined that it had no spark when it died.. All grounds were checked and rechecked , used a lab scope on the dist. signal wire and didn't get a tru square wave, the top line looked like an old t...

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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, floods when cold VIN: WBAHC2308K
Many thanks to all that replied. First of all, my friend was completely happy with the 'sandblast' repair. He's been driving it since with no more problems. Today I managed to shove him aside long enough to get another look at the C191 connector. The car IS fi...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ6324S
Well the general consensus was no can do for using a used ECU and reprogramming to this vehicle.I did have a offer from Steve in Frenchtown NJ who offered to give it a shot which I would like to have tried but could not hold the vehicle any longer so in went t... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 sensor), 13 (O2 sensor), 201 (O2 sensor control), 203 (O2 sensor contro).
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L radio/cd player VIN: WBABH8321V
A few people said to replace cd unit itself. I had a strong feeling that was not the problem though because I could hear the cd playing very very faintly and you could change tracks and cd's. I changed the cd player and still have the same problem. I do not kn...
1984 Fiat 124 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, extremely rich VIN: ZFRAS00BXE
well after digging in to wiring harness, found a break in Coolant temp circuit up behind ECM location in dash panel, cold start circuit. repaired, still had fuel control issues. Sent computer out to A-1 Cardone via, NAPA. got back installed, and purrs like new...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 1140601211
HI Guys! I want to thank each and every one of you who responded to my request for information about this Mercedes. I want to especially thank Mr. David Poole who spoke to my husband over the phone and offered his help. Due to medical reasons, my husband h...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA3OD5K
Hey, I really appreciated the help on this one, guys. I found the violet wire to terminal 16 on the control unit{cranking voltage input}clipped it and ran a ground to the cut wire going into the computer. I was a little leary about this because it is supposed ...
1990 Porsche 911 3.6L heater fan VIN: WPOCB2964L
Unfortunately, we were not able to fix this problem, none of the received hints got us any further. The authorized Porsche dealer was also unsuccessful to repair the blower motor problem. We had to let the customer go w/o fix
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Timingchain tensioner VIN: WVWUH23B1Y
Sorry for the delay.We wanted to make sure all was good before we posted a fix.Everyone suggested that tensioners and seals were common items.The salvage yard only wanted to replace the noisey/leaking tensioner and we convinced the owner that was in his best i...
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