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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L timing chain VIN: WBACA5313N
Hi BMW friends,I have towed in this 318i with timing chain issue .Am not familiar with BMW. Do we have other damage ,(bent valves , pistons etc.?) Thanks!
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAHD6328S
Have a bmw scan tool, keep getting code 24 - drivers seat belt problem. Have replaced latch mechanism, and still problem persists. Can't find any information in Alldata or Mitchell on this problem, no way to know what the voltages should be. We have a 3 wire c...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE632XS
This vehicle came to us with an ignition miss on acceleration. Inspection of the ignition coils revealed the valve cover gaskets had failed and all of the spark plug connectors were swelled. Hoping this was the cause of the misfire, we replaced the valve cover... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor-bank 1)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBADM633XX
This vehicle came in with overheating problems about 1 month ago. We have removed the cylinder head and had it tested for cracks. Replaced the thermostat and had the valve job done on the engine and the car ran fine until the water pump broke about 1 week ago....
1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJKW1745P
Car came in with complaint of no power, appearing as if running out of gas. Upon examination, this is what I found: Disconnect Fuel injection coolant sensor - no change; still runs. Disconnect throttle position sensor - no change; still runs. Disconnect air fl...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L timing chain VIN: WDBGB34E3P
vehicle came in two weeks ago with a leaking head gasket, cool!,, removed cylinder head following alldata information. timing of the injection pump to the crank and cam calls for a special tool to hold pump in time, is there a substitute tool to hold pump in t...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Abs light VIN: WPOAB2966L
I have a 1990 C4 with an intermittent abs problem. When the car first came in it had a code 13 Valve Relay intermittent, I replaced the relay, reset all codes and immediately the light came back on and I had different codes, this time for both front and rh rea...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Engine VIN: WPOCA298XW
Good afternoon Porsche techs.I had this car towed in today after the customer began noticing clouds of blue smoke billowing from the rear of the car.We brought the car in to check it out and noticed that I have a lot of vacuum at the dipstick tube and the oil ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DD58N5X
Hello SAAB techs - This one does something I have never seen before, but maybe some one of you has. When idling, in gear or in Park, the engine will suddenly stumble badly and often stall. Restart is immediate, never requires more than a second's crank. There ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRJ01H7T
We have this Jetta that we rebuilt the engine on 50,000km ago, we installed new pistons and rings, rebuilt cylinder head because this engine was severly overheated. It all ran good for about 30,000km when a valve guide came loose and the seal came off, the eng...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFB81H4V
thanks in advance for any help;car came in with check eng lamp on,reteived code po411,for secoondary air injection system,vehicle was idling fine,tested secondary air system per mitchell for code,all tests ok,even ran pump & diverted air upstream,found idle sl... Trouble codes: P0411
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L folding power mirrors VIN: WVWPD23B7Y
Ok, we have a bit of a laundry list here, but the mirrors are the continual problem. The car came in with the following complaints: 1) MIL illuminated 2) SRS light illuminated 3) folding mirrors inoperative 4) instrument cluster lighting and warning lights com...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L ignition key VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ2
Hi tech every where what i want to know , the faults codes i read by a locksmith scan tool ( t-code ) , are they stored in engine ECU(located in engine compartement ) or in ignition ECU ( under the dash board)? Can my t-code read the engine faults codes??? bes...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA884XL
Hello Techs, Got a '90 Volvo 740 with a code 143 that won't go away. The car came here with a check engine light on, and a good explanation of what had been done to cure the code. First the customer took it to another shop, and they tested the circuits and c... Trouble codes: 143, 321
1999 Volvo V70 XC 2.5L oil consumption
Hello Everyone, I need some help with this Volvo. I know these engines have problems with oil consumption, however i have one which gives me no real good place to start. this motor is consuming approximately 2.5 qts. of oil every 3k miles. This was a new cust...

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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L oil light VIN: WAUEJ58C3P
After a couple of weeks of driving this car on and off with a full battery of jumper wires attached between the oil pressure switches and related wiring, the light finally came on. I performed the procedure that Rick from Iowa suggested, the light stayed on, s...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Very fast idle VIN: WDBDA29D5K
Thank you to all responding members of this group. Probably the best advice was given by Max [...] who wrote 'Stop... and check the basics...' After taking a deep breath and starting again, I discovered the closed throttle contacts in the air flow position indi...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Transfer case VIN: WDB1234567
The fix was replacing the steering angle sensor which I did not think this car had since it didn't have stability control.I first replaced one of the front abs sensors that was out of spec,but this didn't change my symptom.Richard [...] jus...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48K41
The fix for this problem occured as a result of inspecting the purge solenoid and hoses to the solenoid. Since this a turbocharged car the hose from the throttle housing to the purge solenoid is T'ed and has 2 check valves. One of the hoses goes to the throttl... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Gross leak).
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