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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABF44327
We have this BMW in here with a very rough idle/mass missfire condition, engine will run for a couple minutes (with missfires), then die, will not restart for about an hour. appears to be dumping fuel, running rich. checked mass airflow sensor, coolant temp se...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6323V
I have a 97 540 I with a 4.4 v8 which has a vacuum leak aparently under the plenum. I have replaced the intake gaskets and the pcv backplate. the throttle body gasket was also replaced. there is no detectable vacuum in the crankcase. When I spray carb cleaner ... Trouble codes: 35 (adaptive mixture adaptation idle limit reached cyl 1-4), 27 (adaptive mixture adaptation idle limit reached cyl 5-8), 75 (total cutout misfire), 67 (misfiring cyl 5), 68 (misfiring cyl 6), 69 (misfiring cyl 7)
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Trunk Lock VIN: WBABJ7326W
Hello, I have a E36 cab here with a broken trunk rod clip. Can't get in the trunk. Easy fix on a coupe or sedan that you can fold down the back seat on and crawl thru. Not a possibility on a cab, I am thinking I could drill a 1" hole behind the license plate a...
1984 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start
Vehicle had been setting up for 4 years. Owner decided to sell it so it was towed in for no-start.Found it had no spark and no injector pulse,found out that rats had chewed dist. pickup wires into,installed new pickup,-- spark and injector pulse came back.Will...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
this vehicle has to sit at least 8 hours before it does it. if you take off from a cold start, med to heavy accel, the engine cuts off like it died out. if you release the accelerator, the engine will "come back" to idle. press the pedal again and it falls on ... Trouble codes: 104 (fuel safety shut-off of accelerator or cuise control onhistory)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJ55F3VJ
This car comes in on a hook. Owner is not one to take care of his cars. He reports that the car was overheating (bad passive fan) and that to keep it from getting too hot at a light, he turns it off. Battery is dead and will not start. Easy enough, gets it tow...
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Engine VIN: 91A0141080
Greetings, Group, This well maintained 911 came in with the oil pressure light coming on at idle. We confirmed pressure of 0.4 bar at hot idle with a mechanical gauge. As the customer was also complaining of numerous oil leaks, we pulled the engine for overha...
1986 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L No Start
hi. first let me state i'm NOT a vw tech. also, i'm at home so no vin avail(sorry). New customer towed car in. car sat for a year. another shop installed fuel pump and filter. couldn't start it, sent it to dealer. dealer installed CTS and plug ran ok f...

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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L code 41 VIN: WBAGH83404
Micheal & John were correct the vehcle needs to be driven for the code to clear and even a new one calibrated with the factory tool (as David noted a new one would need calibrating) had been installed it still would a drive cycle to clear the code. Thank you f...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Electric Seats VIN: WDBLK70G22
I recieved only 2 replies. One pointed out there are 2 fuses for each seat. One operates the fore/aft motor and the rear up/down motor, the other-the rest. There was some confusion about this vehicle having the feature. This is the rear seat entry function. Th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK29MX1
Sorry for not getting back to you fellas The Jetta is supoposed to be back tomorrow to get the throttle body replaced... hopefully that does it. THanks all for the time you spend thinking and writing Good luck Dom Trouble codes: P1564, P1542, P0221.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: 3VWSP69M02
thanks to all who replied, especially to john from massachusetts for the link to get the tools. when using the tools to set the cam timing we found it was off 1/2 tooth. car ran better but still would not start without disconnecting coolant temp sensor to oper...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Alarm VIN: YV1KS9601T
I would like to give a special thanks to Anders from California who gave me the information on how to bypass this. I can't write it up any better than he did so here is his reply: I had a 96 850 in some time ago where the alarm relay had gone crazy triggerin...
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