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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L acc panel VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Gentlemen thanks in advance for your time and efforts. This car has 2 distinct cabin noises. The first is the obvious main blower, but the second which is the point of concern seems to be the aspirator motor that lives in the control panel. My question is, doe...
2000 BMW 520 2000CC engine VIN: WBADM22050
hey all you BMW techs, this one is a killer after replacing all these parts the car has the same problem,.It would start and idle good,but it would not go pass 2000 rpm. i resetted all adaptations and the same thing happens, can't find any air leaks. Need some...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L heater VIN: SAJHY1745N
The heater in this vehicle will not get hot. Its full of coolant and engine is up to temperature. The test between the facia plate and the "baby grand piano" (control module) were inconclusive with the info we have so we installed a used facia plate and used c...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: BA45A98800
Mercedes Wizards of iATN, Vehicle came in for a head gasket replacement. Vehicle was driven in. Compression test indicated no compression on cylinder #6, good on all other cylinders. Car was overheating. Removed left cylinder head and replaced head gasket. N...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBJF20F4T
Customer says the car stalls once and a while. Most of the time when going slow, about 20 mph. Then has to wait a minute or more before it will start. Cranks ok but not start. Dealer has changed fuel filters but problem still occurs. Check engine light on with... Trouble codes: P0380
1998 Other European AROZA 1000CC cambelt VIN: SSZZZ6HZHZ
Hello to all, I require a diagram of the cambelt & timing marks on this vehicle.It is an imported vehicle & the belt has slipped.I urgently require the correct procedure & alignment of the cambelt. Thanks in advanced
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Hesitation, NO START HOT VIN: WPOJBO924D
car would not start cold, replace air flow and it starts but hesitates,after it gets hot will not start unless i prime it with a shot of carb cleaner.this is my personal car and have replaced alot of stuff but she still no work too good!!come on all ...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L exhaust gas VIN: WPOAA0945D
This vehicle will not pass a smog test. We have tried 3 catalytic converters with the same results. The ignition timing is not adjustable,and Porsche did not put an EGR sytem on this vehicle, nor an air pump.The smog tests are all run on a "rolling road" type ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DDS8N01
It's back, the Saab we posted about eariler. This car will just not start in temps below 20 F, the engine cranks over just fine, but will not start. Once it sits inside a warm building, or the air temps warm up the car will start and run just fine. Here is ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
vehicle was towed to my shop from another shop. original complaint no start. we found battery had been replaced by customer prior to going to other shop. we attempted to perform throttle basic settings using a snap on modis. the car will not communicate with o...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L shifter , clutch VIN: 3VWSC29M8X
The car was driven in with a "no power condition" When i got in the car i couldnt beleave how bad the clutch was, the drove it at 10 miles here, and they said it took them 45 minuts to get here. well, i replaced the clutch and bleed the slave. Well, i can not ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cyl head VIN: 3VWCA21C6Y
This is our first VW. Car belongs to battered woman who had to leave home. My students and I are trying to help. Vehicle came in with stripped timing belt. Mitchel says this is an interference engine. Had low compression on cyl # 1. Valves look good. Should I ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWBC21V31
customer complaining of poor fuel economy and has calculated the mileage to be around 22 miles per gallon i do not know what this little 2.o litre should be getting customer was told that it should be getting aroun 30-31 mpg. car runs great all the time. i was...
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1AX8845D
Greetings fellow Volvo techs. This Vehicle intermitantly has a voltage drop of 7.0 volts on the power feed wire to the Jetronic control unit. Pin 18 blue/red wire. This wire also feeds the fuel pump relay,injector power. I have traced this wire,according to mi...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L no cruise control VIN: YV1LS571XS
im having a tough time with cruise control operating at all, have checked the basics ,vacuum pump , hoses brake switch etc...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUGD28DXW
Did the idle adaption on the throttle body, many thanks for that tip, and the idle seems much better. I can hear an ocassional misfire every now and then, but it does not trip the ECU misfire detection. We did test this function, it does work. I am not sure ...
1994 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8314M
thank you every body the problem turned out to be dirty electrical connectors at the dk motors this car had been to 3 shops special thanks to AGOSTINO [...] AFTER CLEANING CONNECTIONS CAR RUNS GREAT .
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L mrs module VIN: WBAAV33481
first i would like to say thanks to everyone who took the time to read and reply to this request. the car is finished. we were fortunate to have rep in the area from c.a.s. with the aid of autologics tablet pc we were able to recode the mrs unit, and turn the ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions
Thanx better response than expected on this one. Special thanks goes to the Aussie David [...] also came up wit...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L head bolts VIN: WDBDA28D5M
the head bolts turned out to be fine. but as for the cold start problem we will be working on that fairly soon. thanks to all that replied & we hope for the best
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L hard start hot VIN: WDBHA28E4T
Thanks to all that responded! This car is off to the auction for the next poor unsuspecting owner. After reviewing all the replies and alot of hours under the hood it is most certain this baby is going to need an engine with the lowest cylinder reading in the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L key VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Thank all that replied. The customer brought in his other key and his (spare key). His other key started the car one time and then nothing. The spare key started it ok. We sent him to dealer to get new key. Car is starting fine now. Both keys went bad. I don't...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L 1-2 shift VIN: WPOAA2994V
I have finished the Transmission, and it drove flawlessly. In the end I replaced the shifter fork for 1-2 and the new part was obviously updated and much more robust. Since the 1-2 shift has been sloppy for a while and popping out of 2nd, I replaced the operat...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF58N4W
Good Afternoon I received 5 replies from my post,I wish I could say they tolled me just what to do to fix it but no luck. I tried some of the tests for power and grounds and relays. Bob from Massachusetts had a car just like this one and we both think it mig...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Cuts out VIN: YVITS90D0X
The car is not FIXED yet as the customer is doing battle with his insurance company to have the repairs covered due to the tank contamination. We received 5 insightful replies. Thanks to: John/TN, Bernard/FL, Bruce/NC, Michael/NY, and Michael/TX. Nothing r... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel adaptation Bank 1), P1184 (Fuel adaptation Bank 2).
1999 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: YV1LV56D9X
Thank you to the guys who responded. Again I apologize for the lack of original diagnostics, but when my hand stuck (frozen) to the door handle, and I couldn't get to any wiring without disassembly... well, I guess you could understand the frustration. I was j...
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