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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD832XR
hello , costumer brought the car because of loud noise under the car after checkig we findout drive shaft support and right front lower control arm need to be replaced ,fixed and relesed the car ,( some time after test drive in idel very light missig happed ,i... Trouble codes: 203 (O2 Seneor Control 2), 201 (O2 Sensor Control 1), 12 (O2 Sensor 2 not all the time)
1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV584XH
This car recently came in for no start.I've since then replaced the ECU and power resistor,now I have spark,fuel pump action and power to the injectors without pulse or ground.What are we overlooking?,any thoughts?.
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L brake light
after done with job car was driven now when you apply brakes the brake light comes on first then the abs light comes on for just a second or two then they both go off blead system 3 times pedal feels great car stops good, even put it thru some hard abs stops a...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: SAJGX2747V
the cooling fan comes on shortly after starting and it never goes off until you shut off the vehcile and let it sit.we've double checked all of the temp and a/c sensors and the command functions.they all checked out good.we are unable to get into the ecm to ch...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Slabs code VIN: SALTY1240X
Does anyone have a Test Book or a Rovacom or similar Scan Tool In the Minneapolis or St Paul area. I I would like to get these SLABS codes cleared for a good customer. The Land Rover dealer ( only one left in town ) is over a week out before they can g...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L ABS/ASR light Roll Bar Light VIN: WDBFA67EXS
Now the car is back after a week and the fuse is blown again. The customer is of almost no use for information regarding what was happening at the time of failure or when it actually happened. Of course we replaced the fuse and everything works again. The only...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L abs light VIN: 3VWTD81HXW
Hi all, Happy New Year! I have searched the system and have seen all the abs module problems, but figured this is a worth a post (we are not great VW guys). We replaced the heater core in this 98' Jetta, about a week later the ABS light flickered, customer sta...

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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L engine VIN: WBAHE1321S
I had put a small dent on the head gasket when i installed the cyl. head. A new gasket and all is well. thanks for everyones help.
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L tachometer VIN: WBABE6329R
I told the customer to bring the car back when it acted-up again ...He did, and the car would barely move cause the tranny was slipping so bad! What an ultra-marroon! Since the tranny works ok when cold, He'll just drive it around town till he can find the nec...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBACB4326S
thank you for the replies, we decided to do an injector flush and also replaced two vacuum hoses that go from valve cover to under intake they did not appear to be leaking but looked in bad shape, customer came here yesterday and said it runs much better but n...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L radio interior lights tilt steering VIN: WBADD6328W
well gens you have fixed another one thank to all who advised me to the ignition switch the purple wire from swithch had 5 volt out maid problem alive my voltage when south bond thank a big one. smoke and tail light buy!!buy!!
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L SRS / Seatbelts VIN: WBAGJ8327W
I decided to send this car to the dealer due to lack of information/diagnostics for this system. Have not heard back from customer. Thanks to those who replied.
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L engine block VIN: SAJDA24CXY
In doing research several of you share your opinions/advise. Thank you Bill, Mark and Shane.We found that helicoils are not effective and that 'Time-Serts' are.At www.timesert.com you can find a 'Universal Head Bolt Repair Kit' Part # 7580 for BMW,MB and Jag(1...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1248V
first of all thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. special thanks to Jeffrey from maryland that suggested to scope quality of crank signal among other things. the main problem endup being on the wiring harness going to the crank sensor on the back...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1st gear VIN: WDBC820A40
Thanks to everyone who replied. Tony from Washington hit the nail on the head, while we found little debris in the pan, upon breaking open the filter (which was relatively new)we found several large pieces of metal. Customer opted for a used transmission as op...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Air pump VIN: WDBNG75J21
Thanks for all teh help, we checked the pump located in front of the right wheel well accesed from below by removing the splash shield, the pump gets (+) from a 10 guage red/w white wire and (-) from 10 guage brown wire, it had power and ground, so we replaced...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B7W
Hi Gang, Success, we've put another one on the trailer. Thanx for all the input and special thanx to David [...] for giving me another idea for finding vac leaks on these 'Turbo Pains'. Dave suggested pressurizing the induction to app 5-10 PSI and then to fee... Trouble codes: P1136 (Fuel trim too lean bank 1).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C81
Thanks again for all the info. I had many replies and tried most. The one that really worried me was someone else had the same problem with a 02 sensor wiring bare and shorting out the ecu. I could not be sure enough about the ecu to risk getting stuck with on...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L turbo VIN: V187476239
Well, I turned the boost down to 6 psi max and there is no more detonation - I suspect that maybe the head was shaved a bit too much raising the compression enough to cause detonation under normal boost pressures. With 6 psi of boost the car has good power and...
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L Dash Light on VIN: YV1NC53D71
We found this to be a vacuum leak and per suggestion from another member we replaced the fuel filter. One of the above fixed the problem. Thank you Trouble codes: P1171 (ECM 261a-long term fuel trim.).
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