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1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAFH8409G
Vehicle exhibits a lack of power hot. More accurately, its problem occurs within 5 minutes of cold start, before it's even really warm. Idle is poor, plagued by a regularly occuring stumble. Engine will "break up" as soon as throttle is opened, even without lo...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L frame VIN: WBACA5306N
I need BMW techs and bodyshop opinions regarding this car,my fellow tech certified(Goverment saftey in Ontario)He passed it as it was mechenicall fit,except on the subframe where the rubber lift block on front driver side was missing and the rocker panel where...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L fuel pump VIN: WBAHD632XR
Hi Guys; Here we go again. This car was towed in for crank but no start. While accessing the fuel pump relay, the tech accidentally grounded the red wire from the fuel pump relay to the aluminum electronics cage. Our Mitchell and Bentley wiring diagrams show ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD632XW
vehicle towed in cust states it started backed out of garage then stalled and wont start it has 55 psi fuel,spark,compression and injector signal im a bit baffled and would greatly appriciate any help i can get oh and it has been in the garage for the last mon...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L rotors VIN: WBABN53441
hello all you fine BMW techs out there we have this 330ci here with a brake pulse the dealer replaced the rotors only the first time and turned it out. Then the dealer replaced the lower control arm bushings the second time now it is our problem we replaced th...
2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L wiper system
This BMW 330ix has a problem with the windhield wipers parking in the upright position - it has a rain sensor system that I'm not familiar with so I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the parking problem. I'm thinking that it has a bad motor ??? Thanks ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello Jaguar Techs: This is the vehicle I posted a request for, and was a comeback. The DTC's are P1229 and P1242. The concern is the throttle body. I have replaced the throttle body with a dealer part number C2A-1470/EK, WHICH IS CHEAPER than part number LCC1... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1242-), P1242
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L rough idle VIN: SAXX125632
hi all this one came in for non start,had a low amplifier signal at dist i adjusted air gap at distributor was cranking at 1.5 volts adjusted to 10 thou, signal jumped to 3 to 4 volts got the thing going but on idle it goes from 300 hc readings to 3000? on cru...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L compressor/heater VIN: SALPV1449W
I need help with this land rover. Cust bought it used and has been having a problem with the heater/ac system for about a year. when they are driving in the summer the a/c will all of a sudden cut out and no more cold air. I have witnessed this problem when sh...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Electronic VIN: WDBHA28E4S
dear fellow iatn member or mb tech, i have a very good client. complaint, blower motor always blowing on, even though you shut off the climate control, blows to floor. not able to pull codes and don't have enough technical data to diagnosis this problem with ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power door lock VIN: WDBJF5533V
this vehicle came in with left rear window not working due to broken regulator. replaced regulator without any complication window now works perfectly. customer said now power doors locks are not working she is sure it was working before this repair. tested sy...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L no start cold VIN: YS30035B6V
this car has a distributor. fires on one cylinder when below 50 deg.crank and cam sensors looks good on cap rotor wires & plugs tried a new coil.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58N6X
saab techs, please help. i have this saab in with a cam sensor code, and i can't find the cam sensor. alldata says it's supposed to be in the distributor, but this doesn't have a distributor. i found what i believe to be the crank sensor, which is bolted to th... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWNA63B1E
car arrived with complainnt of not starting after tank filled.Cel was on (no mention from cust)After fixing large vacum leak under intake I was convinced that the lean code and missfire were fixed I was able to confirm that purge valve was functioning at this ... Trouble codes: P1136, P0441, P0304

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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBABB2300K
Thanks everyone for your replies. Fourteen replies, one of which hit the nail on the head. Edward said test the injectors. Three had poor spray patterns and when they were reconditioned the problem was fixed. Mike
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAHE2315R
first-thanks to the 7 how replied. it's running-here's how removed the spark plugs, they really didn't look fuel fouled. reinstalled. put the coils back on. hooked up the injectors, i tested them with a noid light and had no flash, this time i hooked the lab s... Trouble codes: 1222 (1 oxygen sensor).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Air bag VIN: WBADD6327V
We feel that the battery was just low from setting on the lot. The car has been sold to one of your regular customers about a week ago and we nor the car dealer have heard from him since about the light. Thanks to all who replied to this.
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Stall VIN: YSDM58V3R2
Used all the suggestions but with no luck. We sent it to person that specializes in saab. If he has luck with it i will post that info. Thanks
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69MOI
thanks for all your imput i asked my tech if he smoked the rig he said yes ...i assumed ...another tech smoked it n found leak in intake system...allways check it youself Trouble codes: P0172.
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