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1991 BMW M3 2.3L Check Engine Light VIN: WBSAK0316M
According to the Motor Emissions App guide this vehicle is supposed to have a MIL lamp. Alldata also states that there is one. The emission decal underhood shows OBD Exempt. BMW said this vehicle does not have a Check Engine light. Usually you see the words "C...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2321W
I have a challenge for BMW TECHS. We have a reoccuring code in the DME 1 side(pass side) of this V12.Code 27(P0170) mixture adaptation or running lean. We have a set procedure for these types of codes. We run fuel pressure/volume test, smoke test for air/vacuu... Trouble codes: 27 (P0170 mixture adaptation runs lean bank 1)
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Blower Motors VIN: SAJHL1646J
Vehicle came in with no ac compressor leaking replaced compressor and drier retrofited to r134a can not get fans to come on on either ac or heat blows good on defrost only compressor cycling but no fans removed head to check switch was changed and working remo...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Vac. line routing. VIN: WDB1260371
I need some help from the european side of the pond. This 500SEL had some engine work done two years ago and the shop did a bad job on the vacuum lines because they had no information, and the car came to me with a bad idle. I have repaired the issue with idle...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA30D4N
Hi Euro techs, I am in need of some insight on how to diagnose this problem. The customerís complaint is that when coming to a stop the car dies. He said sometimes it feels like it misses a couple of times before it dies and sometimes he has no clue it has st... Trouble codes: 18 (iac)
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBNG75J13
This vehicle came into shop with poor a/c cooling from all evaporators. First tech. re-claimed freon, replace both rear expansion valves and re-charged system. System was much better at cooling, but could be colder. Two days later second tech, also re-clamed f...
1974 Porsche 911 2.7L No Start VIN: 9115110346
HELP.. What looked like something we could handle turned into a nightmare. Good customer came in and brought with him some collapsable tubes for the oil return and gave us ALL kinds of info to replace them Easy fix , until... The vehicle had gotten 3 quarts ...
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L wheels VIN: WVWDB0509L
i don't think this is a very technical question but maybe ill get in deeper than i expect. its my own car. the suspension is all original. yes, the struts have probably served their purpose, but they seem fine. ride height is right on, it corners exceptionally...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCF21COX
Gentlemen, this is one of our personal daily drivers, not a customers car. Intermittently it will cut out while driving. Pull over to the side of the road and shut key off and try to start and it may crank a little and will start on maybe the third try. Take o...

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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0CA2986X
thanks to all those that responded the problem was clutch pedal switch that was working intermitently, Replaced Switch and car now cranks every time the first time thanks to all and to IATN.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L alarm system VIN: 3VWSA81H6V
thanks,to all with the sequences,esp.Daryl from Maryland and all the others its hard for me to type! but sincerly thanks..the key? is the passenger side door for some reason that and the 1/2 hour system works?by fooling around i stumbled upon another system,ye...
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