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1983 BMW 733i 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: VBAFF8403D
Ok to start off I came in only twards the tail end of this repair so alot of my information on the vehicle and previous repairs. Before I got here: Vehicle was brought in for excesive consumption of fuel, hesitation on acceleration, and no hot start, all probl...
1992 BMW 735i 3.5L (Anti-Spin Control) VIN: WBAGB4317N
Hey folks! I've got this Beemer here which has been having an issue with the ASC system for at least the last 3 years. This vehicle belongs to me, I purchased it from a family member who bought it used back in November '02 with 116K on the clock from the secon...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D0N
Vehicle came in for unrelated problem. While trying to pull codes (per alldata) jumped pin 5 to pin 1 with engine running. Next we jumped pin 1 to pin 4 with engine running, engine then stopped. The diagnostic connector that we jumped is located at the left fe...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF652YB
hello everyone out there: i have an e-class that's giving me a hard time. first a brief hist. on it; customer went to dealer complaining of a misfire. they scanned it and found misfire codes on cyl's 2 and 4. so they replaced the spark plugs and the plug wires... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl2 twc damage), P0305 (misfire cyl5 twc damage), P0306 (misfire cyl6 twc damage)
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L thermostat VIN: WPOAA0941D
engine runs hot. found t-stat not opening (lower hose cold). replaced thermostat,no change. removed t-stat and checed both old and new opening temps, both open at about 80 celsius. replaced radiator, no change. removed water pump and inspected, no problem foun...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Brake Booster VIN: YS3DF58K4Y
Thank you in advance for your help. This car uses an auxillary mechanical vauum pump in addition to a vacuum line from the intake manifold to supply vacuum to the brake booster. Somehow the booster is getting engine oil in it causing the booster to fail. There...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55K8Y
I have a Saab 93 here with an unusual condition. When the car is started the idle flares up to around 2500 rpm. and hangs there for several seconds, then slowly returns to normal. The idle at this point is very rough even for a Saab which usualy don't idle too...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L cruise control VIN: 3VWRF01H5S
customers states that cruise control will operate for few seconds then shut down or will not operate at all,tried another instrument cluster,module,vacuum pump,tested both the clutch and brake switches.all fuses are ok dont know what else to check on this car
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER VIN: 3VWSC29M5X
heres what we have, this thing will idle good, and will drive okay once speed is obtained. on acceleration this thing will bog almost to a stop, rpm will not go over 1500 rpm. in nuetral it will rev on light acceleration but during wot it will bog, backfire th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple mis fire), P0301 (cylinder 1 mis fire), P0304 (cylinder 4 mis fire)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JZ2W169324
Hi All, This is a 1.6L 4 Cyl engine, a small but happy revving engine. Vehicle came in for an erratic idle (only when cold) complain. Got the firts code (Fuel system- Too lean) and sure enough there was a great vacuum leak. Repaired that, idling problem stil... Trouble codes: 16555 (P0171 - System too Lean), 16556 (P0172 - System Too Rich)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Vechile is making hissing noise seems to be coming from drive belt area. What could be causing this?
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5555V
Vehicle came in with MIL light on, code 232, customer said she could hear intermittent sucking sound. Checked archives, looked and found torn vacuum fittings, flame trap missing, associated vacuum line missing. Replaced flame trap pieces, replaced all leaking ... Trouble codes: 232 (Long Term Fuel Trim Idling)

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L inop VIN: WAVED68D4W
Thanks for all the help guys. turns out it was the cruise control module. the first one we recieved was a bad part. so after we racked our brains and repeated every test known to man, we got another one and it took care of it. so
1998 Audi A4 2.8L cruise control VIN: WAUED6802W
hey guys, thanks alot for all the info, the customer is not able to return until january and I will need to close this without a true fix. I will repost after the customer returns. I did check the brake switch by pinch the hose while activating the pump but no...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L door lock VIN: WBADD6326W
found a bad wire in the door jam and repaired. Thanks for the help in locating the module.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD632XW
sorry guys this one was towed out and havent gotten any info back yet i will try to post when i get it
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBABN334X1
Thanks to every one who took the time to respond. The vehicle is still not fixed as it will need a wire loom. We knew this vehicle was in an accident, what we did not know was the extent. It turns out that it had a new front clip fitted(entire front, wheel arc...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBABM5348Y
Sorry for the delay in closing, it would take a while for the problem occur, so I was waiting to hear from the customer. As of replacement of the crankcase vent valve, the problem has not re-occured. Old valve seemed fine, held vacuum, but there was some oil p... Trouble codes: 242 (Cylinder 5 Misfire), 146 (No Description).
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cam timing VIN: SAJDA24624
Thanks for the help guys. The reason the miss was random is because I found the missfire was due to a lean condition caused by the mass air flow sensor. The thing that tipped me off to it was the car hesitated just enough to notice when cold start all the time...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L power steering pump VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
Delay fix due to customer scheduling problem. Thanks for the replies with most referencing a screen in the reservoir that becomes restricted, however this one has the reservoir on the pump which was new. The noise was classic low or aerated fluid type pump sou...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55N3X
Thanks to all who responded. Found hi resistance to grnd at G7 on side of intake manifold near cyl #4. Reparing this made the oem 02 sensors much happier. Most helpful was Justin [...]'s reply. (There are two grounding points next to each other - G7 is the o... Trouble codes: P0130.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Transmission VIN: YS3ED58E2X
Had some very useful replies, especially from Yuval. Working together we did various testing of the transmission circuits. Checking solenoids and shifting. However on the way over to his shop the Gremlin disappeard and all tests were positive. We also checked ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L recode VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
Thanks to all who replied. Some very good responses with notes right out of VW service manuals. VW parts dept. sent the wrong ECU the first time in spite of having # off old unit and VIN - I think I've sung this sad song before. 'Log-In' code was #01283. 'Reco...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1LS5574W
i got 3 good replies from members, air mass meter very common failure, timing belt off a notch, third look for a break in a vacuum line off the intake manifold near the power steering pump.unfourtanetly the volvo customer has not yet returned for service. Trouble codes: P0100, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0171, P0305.
2000 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LT56D3Y
We found that the buzzing noise when you rev'd the engine was at the turbo area and directly related to the engine oil pressure loss.We replaced a nozzle/valve in the block that controls the oil feed to the turbo and this corrected the problem.Thanks for all o...
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