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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADD6324W
I have a mis fire on #3, We replaced plugs 2 weeks ago and also 2 coil boots due to leaking from the boots. It has come back with a mis fire on #3 and we have no spark, I swapped coils and still no spark, I grounded to the coil attach bolt holes to ensure a gr...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8322W
Vehicle came back again for same codes. Don't have a scope to read cam sensor pattern.Doesn't seem to have any driveability issues other than mil light on.Any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 112 (cam sensor), 139 (output stage map cooling), 183 (evap small leak)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABJ8332X
Hello,I have this 1999 BMW 323I convertible,with an airbag code 024.The problem is getting a code description and repair info for all of BMW airbag codes.ALLDATA lists absolutely nothing on airbag.Where or what can I purchase to define and repair these codes?I...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L rough idle VIN: 1070441204
Hey fellow techs, I've got this SL which came to me with engine partially dissassembled from another shop. Originally, a valve job was performed by the other shop but two weeks after pickup it came back to them with a rough idle. They were having a valve probl...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L kick down/throttle pressure cable VIN: YZMB240089
Is there a valve that is accuated by the cable that may become stuck, or is stuck when the cable is connected?
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D0L
This is for every one who loves Mercedes. I'm getting a code 2, throttle valve switch malfunction. With code cleared, I can drive this car all day long with no problems. As soon as I give it full throttle the check engine light comes on. The drivability of the... Trouble codes: 2 (throttle valve switch malfunction)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start
hey guys thanks in advance for any and all replies to this. I have this car in my shop that the customer and his brother bought 2 months ago.It has a little over 60k on it.They told me the car was stored for almost 10 years and they bought it and cant get it s...
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...
1990 Porsche 911 3.6L top VIN: WPOCB2966L
The customer is interested in making the convertible top work with car running, does anyone have some ideas. The top module installed is 911 618 313 01. Thanks for any suggestions.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L turbo VIN: YS3DF58K12
Vehicle came in with a oil light on"flashing" and the lifters making noise.WE changed the oil 3 times because we found sludge in the oil pan.So we took down the oil pan and found massive amounts of slugde,we cleaned the pick up and oil pan and re-installed.Aft...
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)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGD21J51
This car has a rough idle upon an initial start. It starts to, (best way to describe it is a choking carberator)no black smoke and no smell of gas, almost feels like spark plugs or wires, which have already been changed with no differance at all. I am limited ...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAREA33A3M
have tried all suggestions with no help. still wont start. i have park but no injector fire and no fuel pump or main relay kicking in.will advise if anything new happens. thanks to all who took the time.merry x-mas!!!
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6323V
I borrowed a smoke machine from my local snap on rep and was able to locate a leak at the throttle body base gasket. I had replaced it but the gasket I used was thinner than the correct one causing the leak. I guess it is time to make the purchase on a smoke m... 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).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4matic controls VIN: WDBED30D7M
Many thanks to the four who responded to my help request: Terry [...] and Joe Manta Per the directives in the responses, I was able to reset the 4matic system(my service info syst was on the fritz) and ran the car thru two dr...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D0N
this vehicle came in with an asd/asr indicator lamp on. during testing, i killed the ezl module.. (or so i thought.) got a used one from bone yard (almost $3g's from mb new) plugged it in, test drove the vehicle and the original complaint accidently (?) got fi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBFA63E0S
Thanks to Steve, Marvin and Mike for responding. We found the wiring we were looking for in the wiring diagrams Steve faxed us. Why getting these diagrams for this system was so difficult I have no explanation. But, thanks again.
1976 Other European Silver Shad 6.75L Rear Axle, Driveline
Well I have not fixed this one yet. The weather took a turn for the worst and this is a fair weather car. But the information I recieved was excellent. The most promising idea was to switch the rear axle shaft assemblies from left to right. including the 'pots...
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWFA9163J
We finally got the vehicle running. It is running about 100 times better then it did when it got here but it is still missing. Thanks for all of your help!!!
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake pressure VIN: 3VWSF29M2Y
Thank you all for trying to help me with this frustrating dilemma. I tried Gene and Jim's advice with “line lock” trick. First I plugged the master and that held fine. Then I plugged the outputs of the ABS pump. After a couple pumps brake fluid just exploded o...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M52
good morning: finally figured this out.. the timing belt had several teeth missing off of it. i apparently let the fuel pump jump time (out 180 degrees) causing it not to start. the cam and crank were in time which i checked earlier, and figured the pump cou...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWSP69M92
We removed the timing belt cover and reinstalled it. This stopped the noise. The customer was delighted. Thanks to Keith from Virginia about the possibilty of the noise coming from a plastic cover. If the jetta returns we will try the advise of Ward from Scska...
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