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1988 BMW M3 2.3L Diesels When shut of VIN: WBSAK0303J
Engine diesels when shut off.Idle is under 1000 rpm has new O.E. spark plugs, couldnt find any vacuum leaks. Check engine light is off.We tried to communicate with system just for grims and wasn't able to communicate with 3 different scanners.Don't think this ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L fuel tank VIN: WBAGF6325S
Hello This is the second gas tank with the same problem. At first glance it looked like the guy high centered it and crushed the tank on the sending unit side lifting the arm to 1/4 tank then it runs out of gas. Now one month later and one tank of gas later ...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs, traction control, aircon controls or function VIN: WBABS53412
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of dash lights on and no airco operation. Customer stated a week a ago that the sound of whirring and chirping from drivers side of dash inside or outside of vehicle(customer doesnt know). The abs module is in this area....
2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L dsc light on VIN: WBABW53435
Hi, We have a bmw from a local body shop that was hit hard in the left front. Slowly we are getting all the warning lights turned off. We are having problems with the dsc and brake lights(in the inst cluster). The system is abs/dsc mk60. The contoller was repl...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Foward clutch ??
Customer's complaint was that he heard a shrill whine and the trans seemed to be slipping. He parked it and had it towed to us. On the test drive, and it has to be fully warmed up it makes a really loud whine , can't really tell where it is coming from and it ...
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...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: DA24C1FF07
hey yall this one came in as a no start. i found it to be extremeiy flooded because of massive vac leak at booster line. i replaced the line and car ran fine for about 2mi then stalled on me i got it to start back up and just did make it back to the shop now i...
1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF58VDS
The V6 engine on this car ingested the timing belt cover seal into the timing belt and caused it to jump time. All the valves are bent and possible other damage. I have repaired a few of these engines over the years and do not want to do anouther. I need an en...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B01
Hi VW-Gurus & Fellows ! I really need your help on that strange passat. Just fix that problem of misfiring & hesitation a few weeks ago.Now customer brings car back :the check engine light's on again.But he doesn't feel the misfiring anymore. car just drive fi... Trouble codes: P0411, P0442, P1479 (Unknow fault)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSE69M42
This car has a rough run on all cold starts. It evens out after 30-60 seconds - it has an occasional code for random misfire in all 4 cylinders. We often experience very short rough run on 1.8t's but this one is very pronounced and consistant. Your thoughts an...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Gear shift VIN: WVWSE61J02
Customer complaint of not able to get vehicle out of park when has sat overnight - the colder outside temp the worse problem gets. When this happens the indicatior lights (pedal/foot)on dash & shift console flicker when you put your foot on brake pedal. Rear b...

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2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L wiper system
We have cleaned the window and inspected the window for pitting - also the wiper blades are nice and work good - we checked the pivot and all the linkages are good and tight - we did realign the shaft in the upright position - we then checked the sensor and it...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBCA45D3J
You guys were right again. Overvoltage relay did the trick. Car has been on the road for a week and a half without problems...thank you all.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: EA51D8NB54
Thank you to all that responded. Regretably the other shop elected to pick up the car and work on it themselves again. They don't answer their phone, so I have been unable to find out if they were able to fix it. The suggestions given were: 1. coil 2. overvo... Trouble codes: 17 (Term 8 Ignition rpm signal).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32EXS
well, after taking the throttle actuator off and testing the values to a new one, i still wasnt sure that it was the problem. i put i back on and it ran worse. i was able to find a reman for $775.00. i put that on and the problem was gone. i figure that there ... Trouble codes: 104 (fuel safety shut-off of accelerator or cuise control onhistory).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBRF64J61
I almost don't know where to begin regarding the correction of this vehicle. The owner had the car back sans sound system for about 3 weeks. It returned to us 5 days ago for another attempt at the repair. There were numerous CAN codes stored, but not current, ...
1991 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWDB21G1M
after simulating and testing the distributor by repeatedly stabbing agrounded test light to the center terminal of the of the three wire connecter that plugs into the side of the distributor while holding the coil wire unplugged at the center of the cap to gro...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Starts hard cold
What I have on my hands here is a customer that chooses to live with the problem[for now until it wont move.]I hate to close a post this way but... She will be back. thx to all who replied. swinny
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L fluid type VIN: YV1LS5542V
Thanks to all...everybody has their own ideas regarding fluids so we got no 2 like suggestions. I think this is really an important subject (the use of vehicle specific fluids)and could probably be better discussed in some other forum. Our decision was to advi...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L rotors VIN: YV1RS61R42
so far the owner has not chosen to replace the rear rotors and since there is no shimmy in the wheel i am inclined to agree with the many who replied. thanks for the help!
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