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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Transmission forward gears VIN: WBAGD832RD
Car came in for delayed engagement of 1st gear...I found during the test drive that it would hesistate going into first gear and then suddenly lurch forward. I also noted that in neutral the car would pull itself backwards with light application of throttle. O...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2246W
Car came in with rough idle, pulled plugs, black sooty, compression test 90,130,115,65,115,100,135,125. Added oil , all cyl.'s came up. Replaced plugs, changed oil and filter, cleaned orafice in left valve cover,cleaned throttle bore. Still have rough idle , o...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L check engine light VIN: SAJHXCO49X
Not sure if this is correct place to post this but I am looking for a good Jaguar repair shop in the High Point NC area. I have a friend that owns this 1999 XJK8 that is in need of repairs.Has check engine light on and at times has message restricted performan...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Very long cold crank VIN: WDBDA29D1L
The car started a lot better after i replaced the coolant temp sensor, but it still required two rather long cranks. The car sat for three days, and it just didn't want to start, the batery died cranking, but started when the jumper was on. the car again did n...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJH82F7X
Calling all Mercedes experts: I try to stay away from these because I see so few. The car is a 1999 320 4x4 wagon. We got a call from Bob over a month ago; he had just come from the dealer with an estimate for 6500 cocos for an AC repair. He asked my wife if ... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom misfire), P0304 (misfire), P0305 (misfire), P0306 (misfire)
1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL48M4P
Saab techs Please Help! This car has made its way to my bay and I could sure use some input on this ETS system. This car came in in limp home mode with all These codes stored. after clearing codes and test driving code 675B0 , E7590, are stored. I find that co... Trouble codes: 675B0 (ECU Calibration broken off/ not performed), E7590 (safety system fault), 24291 (Speed signalsfrom gear box and ASR do not coincide), 24690 (speed signal corrupted), P0120
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: WVWNA23B2Y
all other systems on the car check out ok,the throttle is electronic and has the idle speed control motor inside of it.there are no adjustments or cleaning proceedures.if any one has seen this your help would be great. thanks
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L abs VIN: YUIKS9613S
The abs light comes on and stays on. checked for codes and only retreive code 111. checked visually under car and abs controller under hood and seem ok. measured speed sensor resistance from abs ecm connector and also checked volts and grounds. I removed both ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L drive train VIN: YV1LZ56D1Z
This vehicle has a thumping banging noise going on when the drive train is under load and you are in a sharp turn, not each time but you can count on it to happen if you slow from highway speeds to make a U-turn and apply throttle as you are coming 3/4 the way...

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2000 Audi A6 2.8L No Start, hard start VIN: WAUBH64B6Y
Well, I think I made a mistake by showing the customer that holding the throttle open slightly starts the engine, then keeps it from dying until it clears through. I haven't been able to get him back here. AARRGGHH!! 4 out of 5 confirmed what I suspected, that... Trouble codes: 16825 (P0441 Evap emission control system flow faulty), 17521 (P1113 Bank 1 sensor 1 resistance too high - intermittant).
1983 BMW 533i 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WBADB74010
I believe the problem was ref sensor and speed sensor/the connectors were brittle from heat and would cause disupted signal when wiggle test applied.hasn't done yet since these 2 sensors replaced.I'm not 100%,but hopeful since it hasn't happened in 3- days??? ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBACB3323S
Thanks for all the help on this one. It seems that these engines haver a over rev promblem that is commond to the stick shift cars. If engine is down shifted into to low a gear or you miss a gear when shifting engine will bend valves. Thanks for all the fast r...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE632XS
The fix was to replace the left O2 and put in a couple of cans of Ventil-Sauber in the gas. Excessive valve carboning was causing a lean out condition that would cause a mis-fire. Once a mis-fire was detected, the ECU would shut down the suspect cylinder ignit... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor-bank 1).
1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACG5325S
Thanks for all the replies. The used computer did work, but the dealership had to align the EWS to the DME. So after towing this car 600 miles round trip all is well. We did report Full Logic to the local police. After alot of pressure they did send back my or...
1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJKW1745P
I want to thank all that sent their best responses to me. Those who thought the car was short on fuel pressure/flow were on the right path. I inherited this car from another mechanic, when I started my new job last week. I had been told there was a new fuel pu...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L timing chain VIN: WDBGB34E3P
thanks to all whom replied. using 1/4 drive socket with notch worked, we now have the vehicle together and running, i was able to make a tool to get me by, thanks again for the great respones!!
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter motor VIN: WDBJF70HXX
Hi everyone this e430 is fixed,I recieved a lot of good tips, i tryed another key, i checked the starter relay and harness but problem was still there .then i tryed Robert [...] idea of lubing the Flywheel ring gear with anti seize. And it worked!!!I have Th...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L abs,bas,esp VIN: WDBJF70J8Y
First, I want to be sure I thank everyone who helped with this concern. The fix was replacing the lamp module/headlamp switch. The circuit through the brake light switch turns out to be a ground circuit begining and ending at the lamp control module with the b...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.1L Fuel Gauge and temp gauge VIN: WV2YB0252G
Thanks to the many replies on this help post! We checked and replaced part number 171-919-803 and it seem to be working great! I think the problem may have resulted from previous work, somewhere else. The back of the cluster rather broken and the attching part...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFB81H4V
thanks to those replies;i rechecked the vacuum hoses,all ok,re/re mass airflow sensor,had alot of oil in it, cleaned it, made no difference,wanted to replace it but was over 500 bucks,went all over secondary air injection system & found when idle was acting up... Trouble codes: P0411.
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