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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Surge VIN: WBAGK2329T
helo this car came in because the customer stated the car surged at traffic lights while his wife was driving.i checked for codes no codes i sprayed carb cleaner around in take it made slight difference thats why i changed gaskets i taught every thing was okay...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L a/c compressor
the a/c compressor dont engage in idle.if you raise the rpm till 3000 or more the a/c works perfect.but if you leave in idle again the a/c compressor disengage.i checked the battery and is good.then i checked the alternator and gave me 12.98 idle,when rai...

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1980 BMW 633CSi 3.2L blower/compressor VIN: 0005555473
Thanks for all the replies. Special thanks to Rick from MotorWerks, Chuck Jeckell, Micheal [...]. The faxes kept rolling in and each one helped me locate a bad microswitch at the back of the temp control section. This is a grounding circui...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
Thanks to all who replied, most thought the maf was faulty or contaminated... and indeed it was. The new maf cured all problems. Several replies suggested resetting fuel trim values and then drive under hard accelleration. The Benz would hesitate and backfire ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5548T
This was a vacuum leak issue at the flame trap. Robert from Va, Robert from Tx, Yuval from Ma & Simba from CA knew the score. Another one of those vehicle specific trick questions. I'm getting tired of this. Think I might bow out & tell the kids to stick with ... Trouble codes: P0133 (B1 S1 slow response).
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