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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L hard right steering VIN: WBAGB26TDL
Car came in for service and we performed repairs listed below. When completed and test drove, tech found it had very little assist on right turn. Mainly at stop or slow maneuvering in lot. Found that the harder you try to turn right the less assist. Left turns...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L windows and door locks VIN: WBADE6323V
Hi This car came with an intermittent problem. power windows dont work but drivers side works fine,with the ignition on. All windows works fine after you start the engine. front door locks dont work with the remote but the rear ones work fine, even with the k...
1984 Other European 308 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFUA13A8E
I am back. Well it turns out this KE Jetronic fuel injection system has me stumped. I cannot seem to find why there is no power to the DME/Jetronic computer, which is why of course the Frequency valve is not operational. This computer only has 9 connections. #...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WPOAA0940D
Customer originally stated car would not start, but then allowed that it would sometimes start & idle but would die as soon as throttle was applied. We got the car to start and experienced exactly what he described. Would idle but ANY movement of the throttle ...

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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD2312L
The resolution is unfortunatly staring me in the face right now. After having been through practicly everything under the sun. I decided to revisit some of the areas that I had already eliminated. First was fuel pressure. Which again checked good at idle and a... Trouble codes: 1221 (O2 sense signal).
1996 Mercedes-Benz C200 1997CC Dash lights VIN: WDB2020802
Thanks for the replies folks. I have not solved this one as have not seen the vehicle again. Kurt from Abl & Rick from Michigan especially. Rick..i will keep your data handy in case it does return...at least gives me further path to follow.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA23EXV
all you guys were right the mass airflow sensor was the problem. replaced car now runs great. thanks for the help.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Message on display VIN: WDBJH82F1X
Hello fellow technicians, Thank you for allyour imputs. Your information got me on the right way. I ended up to install the EIS ,inserted the green key(supplied from MB)and waited 10 minutes.Then I heared the the lock disengaging.I inserted the vehicle key and... Trouble codes: P1181 (Suction fan engine electronic), B1154 (Instrument cluster out put stage short to ground or positive).
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Trionic (Fuel & Spark) VIN: YS3DF5BN7V
In the end, the cause of the original no-crank problem was, as Kenneth [...] suggested, the neutral-safety switch, which is built into the shifter-position switch or the 'range switch'. I gather these things are notorious on these cars, but I had never seen a...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Leak VIN: 3VWBAB1E7V
After driving this car on several test drives the leak stopped. We rechecked the fluid levels and gave the car back to the owner. The owner has since called me and stated that the transmission is doing OK at this time. Thanks for the replies.
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