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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6310R
car came in with check engine light on,got code 12 and 13.after check engine light was reseted and plugs were change we monitor o2 sensors and they do very well , no problem found with o2 sensors.plugs were changed due to age and they were worn out.we have rou... Trouble codes: 12 (o2 sensor out of range bank 1), 13 (o2 sensor out of range bank 2)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Ride control VIN: WDBGA51EXN
The veichle came in for a leaking power steering pump. Rebuild tandem pump, bleed system to oem specs. Customer drove veichle, since then system got rock hard. Bleed system 20 times and now suspension is soft, it will not stiffin. Has anyone had this problem o...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L runs rich VIN: 4USCD2325T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I missed the boat on this one. This vehicle was belching out so much smoke and i just made an initial assumption it was fuel. It looked black to me. This one ended up being a major oil burner due to a defecti...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Door Locks VIN: 4USCJ3320V
We had one response to our request and they were overly friendly and helpful. He offered me a phone number and we spoke about the condition and came up with a good diagnostic path to take. We replaced the drivers actuator and latch. We tested the wiring from t...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Limp Home VIN: WBADM6346X
The IATN is the best tool in the shed, I always tell my crew. Thanks for all of the replies, I forget all of the names to thank and the phone call from one member from back east that first said to check the CAN line on the right side in the car first, it was O... Trouble codes: 217 (Signal CAN EGS Currently not present-Sporadic), 130 (Signal CAN ASC 1-time out reached currently not present), K0M, 6 (Data connection to drive running-gear control modules can bus), 11 (EGS signal disturbed or transmission limp-home program).
1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAY134XH
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I received numerous replies. Most regarding the oxy sensor. Mine worked fine. This vehicle has two cats in the pipe. I replaced the forward convertor and it passed easily. Thanks, Ron
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L fail safe mode VIN: SAJKX6045X
The owner purchased this car in Texas a year ago. It had same problem then. At Jaguar dealer in Texas they did some repairs (uspecified) to unlock shifter and erased trouble codes. Car was transported to California. It had same problem during unloading from th...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, NO power VIN: 1231301203
Thanks for the phenominal number of responses! The vast majority of the suggestions had already been ruled out. After reading one of the responses that suggested that the fuel feed and return line banjo bolts might have been switched, I was sure we had found t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L gear shifter VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
Customer had car towed to dealer yesterday before I could find the problem.
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G57
Well the fix for this one is in. We found that the top wasnt working because the luggage cover had been jarred out of track and wasnt activating the switch. That got the top functioning again (quick flashes were observed on switch and that indicates trunk or l...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L instument cluster VIN: 3VWDC21VOY
hi, sorry this took so long, i'm a one man shop and the customer took a while to come back in. anyways, i used a connector pin identification figure from a local speedo repair shop (dick's speed-o-tach). with it i was able to identify the power supplies and ...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5504P
I wish to thank all of you,for your time and experience you have shared with me on this Volvo. Luke from New Hampshire, Paul from Virgina,Mark from Texas,Alex from California,Ronald from Australia,John from Great Britan,Frank from Jersey. I removed all grounds... Trouble codes: 314.
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