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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
We have had this car for an entire week. It originally came in with a blown brake booster. At this time the BMW was also running very poorley. We had the booster rebuilt and put everything together. After the repair, the BMW didnt run any better. Here are its ...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAEG11020
Hello! I have this 850i that failed IM 240 emission test three times. Other shops replaced some parts, without any effect. HC and CO stays high, what i have noticed unusual, is the injection pulse 4.2 ms in idle. I compared with the different 6 cyl. BMW and in...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L unknown VIN: WBABF4326S
Car came to us for an oil change, and a clunking noise from right rear. Found clunking was due to a shifted/cocked right rear spring, that forced wear on right rear trailing arm bushing. While in for that service, found the trans. output shaft seal was leaking...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6328W
Please help: I just purchased a Smoke Machine. It is suposed to be the latesed and graetest machine on the market. I hope so. Any way this BMW has the PO141 code Mitchell tells me it is a Purge system Fault. I put the smoke into the input line of the purge ... Trouble codes: P0141
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8320W
I have replaced the camshaft sensor twice on this car with bmw unit 12 14 1 742 185 and have had the code come back within a couple of days - what am I missing here? - any suggestions would be appreciated Trouble codes: 112 (bmw code for camshaft sensor), P0340 (obdii code for camshaft sensor)
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAAV53401
hello group, i'm trying to diagnose a no start/no crank problem on this one. i read an identifix article about the key communications, and have tried all the vehicles keys to no avail. i can make the starter crank with my power probe, and even with the key on,...
1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L lack of power VIN: SALHV1245N
hi gang, landrover lovers help. this one is got me going in circles. have tested all components and even installed nown good ecm and maf, still no change. came in on hook no start [at ski hill for 1 month].installed new plugs and fuel filter,took 30 seconds to... Trouble codes: 45 (lean right back)
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240T
This truck had multiple codes related to missfires at several different cylinders, most of the codes were cleared after changing the coil pack, gas milage was also improved, never the less power did not improve, and the hesitation did not go away. The remainin... Trouble codes: 1158 (lack of down stream heated O2 SHO2S 22 Switch sensor indicates rich bank 2)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D74
Vehicle will not start,fuel pressure is effecient by mercedes standards, battery and starter are working properly and have power, there is no spark from the coil, replaced the crank sensor with a new good working one, but we cannot further test due to lack of ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Brake Rotors? VIN: WDBEB28D8N
We did a normal brake job on all four wheels. Now that the brake job is finished we have a noticeable brake pulsation. We ran a dial indicator on the rotors and didn't appear to be warped but we trued the front anyway because we knew it was in the front becaus...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA28E2S
This car will lose injector pulse to #3 injector after a short drive. If you turn the car off and restart it all six injectors are firing normally. Once you drive again it stop firing number #3 injector again. I am testing at the wire directly out of the compu...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C82
Car came into the shop with a no start condition. after checking for codes we found that no 3 glow plug needed to be replaced so we replaced all 4 glow plugs, and the car started up fine ,however after a short time the glow plug light started to blink and that...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5510S
Greetings to all I got this volvo from another mechanic who has been working on it with no luck.This car was given to him as a running vehicle,he let it sit for afew months and now it will not fire up.He has changed the rpm sensor and cam sensor.My checks reve...

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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L compressor VIN: WBABG2323T
Thanks to all that replied. The problem was that the customer first took the car to another shop. They put the wrong a/c control relay, that caused the ECM to go bad. So the problem was a bad ECM.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325W
Thank you all for your hi tech responses. I found the computer at fault. Customer denied the estimate. Wait till the vehicle needs a smog check in CA. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft posion sensor).
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1549Y
Eric indicated that we should get an alarm code - no codes where set, we tested the signal from the crank sensor at the pcm and there was no signal when backprobing, we then removed the signal wire from the pcm and retested. with the signal wire removed from t...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L cc blower motor VIN: 1231301209
Thanks to all that replied. It was a servo problem.There is a vaccum switch behind the control panel in center dash. when vaccum is applied to this switch, it will turn on the blower. As 'off button' is pushed, and vaccum goes away, the blower shuts off. We al...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWMD63B8X
thanks to kenny, alex, chris, and fred i was able to get this one out of the shop. The purge valve was sticking open at times. energized it a couple times out of the car and it would stick open. cust. has been gone for a couple of days with no call back. IATN ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JSH4YIW746
hey i replaced the airflow meter and customer have been driving car for 2weeks now no check engine light thanks guys. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 sytem too lean).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M31
Ok, this vehicle was combination of fixes. One we overlooked the position of the timing belt. This was listed many times in the archive and we checked it twice but the third time after fixing everything else we went back there one more time and found it off on... Trouble codes: 17748 (P1340 Camshaft Position Sensor), 17705 (P1297 Pressure Drop between turbo and throttle valve), 18032 (P1624 TCM Code - Intermittent ECM Communication Failure).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L smoking VIN: WVWPD63B52
Thanks for all the help. I found the crankcase vent hoses totally plugged(my tech said he checked this). Most replies suggested PCV system including jet valve. I was able to clean everything although I found a VW TSB which said to replace everything(would have...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1AX8848K
Well here goes- this is very late but... First my thanks to all who responded and helped. The clue was in the messages-compression! When I checked the valve timing I didn't take the valve cover off, I just checked to see if #1 cam lobe was up through the oil c...
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