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1996 Audi A6 2.8L auto trans VIN: OWAUGA84AT
Hello Everyone, This vehicle will intermittently die at stops. No harsh shifts noticeable. Atf fluid level is on the money. When coming to a complete stop the Rpms sometimes come way down to 200 and intermittently to zero. When the car dies ,you dont even noti...
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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD8324R
Car came in with rough idle. Smoked intake, found throttle housing gasket leaking. Pulled intake, replaced PCV plate, and completely resealed intake. All gaskets replaced. With intake off, I hooked up Motorvac machine to activate injectors. Some of them had a ...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAAV11001
when you try to start this vehicle it sounds like if the engine is "free". like if there is no timing belt on the engine. if i keep the starter running the sound of the engine will change in a while and then it will start. fuel pressure and spark fine since th...
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1986 Other European MONDAIL 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: ZFFXC26A5G
idles fine but will not rev. up. If I place my fingure in the CSI plate and slightly tap it down . The engine will rev. normally. Fuel presure with in specs control psi 75, starting cold 32 psi, warm 51 psi. Coil Kv at idle 7 kv, push on throttle 28 Kv, max Kv...
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1987 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3AK36D4H
I have this Saab here that was unfortunately given to me, I ran the california dyno test which is required, and I failed myself gross polluter for nox. Niiice. I'm really looking for someone who has seen this problem before on Saabs.I found several similar Saa...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Temp. control VIN: WBAGF632XS
Hi group, thanks for all the great replys and humor. We tried to update this a second time and we were unable as it appears they do not allow this. Well back to the point. After having very little info we started just following wires and motors and such. We ob...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L outside temp sensor VIN: WBAAN37461
Thanks for all the replies. Turned out at some point in the past that sensor had been ripped off entirely and the wires stuffed down in a cranny where I couldn't see them. Lots of squinting and staring finally located the wires in front of the left front tire ...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L vehicle stays running VIN: SAJGX2747V
Hi Guys...Thanks to those that responded I checked all of the things that were suggested and could not find anything wrong..All of a sudden the vehicle starting acting normal again and stayed that way for about a week and a half..called the customer and he sai...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA32E4R
Hi all, Thanks for all the great help as always. We continued checking into possible suspects. I found the small harness going to throttle actuator and sliced it open to see the wires. All wires at the harness dry rotted and broken apart (down to copper). This... Trouble codes: 2 (o2 sensor), 5 (egr system), 10 (air flow meter), 16 (closed throttle position function), 26 (up shift delay switch over valve).
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ASR & EPC VIN: WDBGA43E2T
Well it looks like a bust on this end. I want to thank all who responded. We invested in a new air slide and that did not fix the problem. Also purchased a new base relay, it to was a bust. We decided to send the car to the dealer and get it fixed. Again thank...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L electric window VIN: WBDFA67FXW
the antenna repair was fairly simple once we got it out of the car. currently we are still waiting for the door switch to repair the up and down for the soft top. thanks for all the insite and help...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1Y
Had not enoung amp to the coil packs to fire off. We had 12 volts but no current. Finding out to test the theroy, using a jumper wire to fuse # 26 in the main fuse box , if engine starts there are two possible causes. Bad fuse box soilder joints, or ignition s...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cam timing VIN: YV1TS97D1X
well guys, you just can't get the varible cam timing light to go away without the computer access which is dealer only. they charged $250.00 to reposition the varible cam timing to the correct position which allowed the code to go away. the timing of the cam i...
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