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1985 BMW 318i 1.8L no start VIN: WBAAK7403E
I know absolutely nothing about BMW please help. This 318i has an intermitent no start and die. when it dies or does not start the fuel pressure, injectors and spark plugs all appear to be working correctly. Some times the engine will run great for quite some ...
1994 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L PS pump VIN: SAJKX1744R
Before pump was replaced, on test drive we had 95% power assist. Slight hesitaion in assist as wheel was turned but ok once started - barely noticeable and decent assist. Car made a loud grouling sounded like a jack-hammer as the steering wheel was turned furt...
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX114XS
The codes listed refer to both an open circuit, and a short circuit, 1 each for the upstream and downstream O2 sensors. Since these codes seem to come on without any specific conditions, except for the fact that the engine was very well coooled down after 2 da... Trouble codes: P1185 (O2 sensor open circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 1), P1186 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 1), P1191 (O2 sensor open circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 2), P1192 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 Sensor 2)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA34EIS
The car won't idle properly when engine is cold. The throttle position is variable from .7 to 1.8 degrees and the idle speed fluctuates from 300 -690 RPM's. Beckman technologies tested the ASR/throttle opener and it passed. They said if the problem persisted, ...
1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L valve cover gaskets VIN: YS3DF58V6T
Help!, We replaced the valve cover gaskets on this vehicle, also oil pan gasket; the valve covers continue to leak. all bolts were tightened to spec. we used aftermarket gaskets. still leaked. we removed gaskets and used "the right stuff". lasted about a month...

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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, starts cold VIN: WAUBC544XM
Well I was at my breaking point.I got a lot of very good help but nothing really helped. I know some of you will think I'm crazy but I asked God for help,I was ready to give up and send this car somewhere else. Something told me to take the distributor cap off...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8329T
wow! closed, fixed!! this network is great, i don't ask for help often, but when i do the results are amazing. i posted a help request yesterday morning, and, within an hour i had the solution in my hand. seems as though th air injection valve should be replac... Trouble codes: P1421 (secondary air [...]), P1423 (secondary air injection bank 2).
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX114XS
After chasing my tail around for awhile, testing circuits for continuity and resistance, as well as power in the heating circuit, with no flags going up, I replaced the 2 upstream sensors, one at a time. With the first replacement, codes P1188 and P 1194 disap... Trouble codes: P1185 (O2 sensor heater open circuit bank 1 2 sensor 1.), P1186 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 sensor 1.), P1188 (O2 sensor resistance bank 1 2 sensor 1.), P1191 (O2 sensor heater open circuit bank 1 2 sensor 2.), P1192 (O2 sensor short circuit bank 1 2 sensor 2.), P1194 (O2 sensor resistance bank 1 2 sensor 2.).
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L electronic VIN: YSS3DD78N3
Hey Guys, Again, thanks for the prompt and accurate help. Special thanks to Justin [...] of Swedish Imports. Justin hit the open ECT sensor right on the head. Replaced the open sensor and everything works fine now. - Bernie
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L temp. guage VIN: 3VWHD81H7S
Sorry for the long delay in closing.. I put in a new sender and guage hasn't acted up but I'm a little nervous that it's not the problem.. When the car is warm there is about a 3 or 4 second delay from when the ign. is switched and the guage responds all the o...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRL81H9T
found the oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter to be defective,both were brand new thanks for all the replies
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSF29M9X
thanks to robert [...], freshney, and angelo. you guys got it. the oil pressure relief valve was stuck in the oil pump, over-pressurizing the system. the engine ran, a bit noisy, until we ran the rpm up to 2000. the r...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWSD69M01
no we did not fix this--it fixed itself?? we gave the vehicle back to it's owner to drive over the weekend, to put some oil thru the system as we could not find any on the intake or exhaust side of the turbo or plugs and need more of a clue where the oil was g...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Misfire VIN: YV1FX8841H
Hay guys Thanks for all the great info. This is the best group of poeple when you need a car fix. Well the customer took the car on the 4/7/05 and was supose to bring back, but he hasn't as of yet. He is a good customer and I feel that he will. This isn't hi...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Handling VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Thanks for your suggestions. We went back over the suspension on this car and found some vertical play in left front ball joint - so replaced that. Removed all 4 wheels to compare diameters - found some variation - so rearranged them. made sure pressures were ...
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