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1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Stall VIN: WBAHD2314K
Car takes a few tries to start in the morning,always starts on the 3nd try. check the fuel system is good.The car is in the shop for a week and it start every morning just fine and run good.any one with help will be great.thanks.
1991 BMW M3 2.3L fuel & temp guage, tach, all warning lights except VIN: WBSAK031MA
we are going in circles now. does anyone have a clue what could be killing this circuit? when the #10 fuse wasn't blowing instantly all the above circuits worked properly. does anyone know why when fuse 10 blows why it kill tach,temp and allof the above mentio...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Headlights VIN: WBAHD6323S
The customer states that the high beams always stay on even when the car is not running, With the switch is off.We have replace the lighting control module twice . The first time we replaced the module it lasted 3 Months,Now the problem has come back,We replac...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starting VIN: 4USCH732XV
Hello All This car came in with blown cylinder head gasket after over heating. Replaced the the gasket and set cam timing with the cam holders. The engine is very hard to start hot, you have to open throttle up and it will start. Reset cam time with new intake...
2003 BMW 318i 1.8L Misfire VIN: WBAA272000
Hi Gents, I have received this bmw from another work shop.It has a missfire on two cylinders only after the engine has idled after 30sec. The car then has a miss on cylinder 2 and 3. I then clear the codes and the car runs perfect again until the engine cools ...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Compressor, Blowers VIN: SAJFY1740L
Good Evening Everyone: This is my First Post...Here Goes: I've searched the archives, but unable to find a post like mine. ALL red lights on the A/C control panel remain ON in ALL switch positions except "BLOWERS OFF". All Rain-Drops remain illuminated withou...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Fuel pressure VIN: SAJHX1742R
After the repairs detailed in "Related repair history", and due to the perceived problem of losing fuel pressure that should have been retained for starting, the fuel pump (in tank) and the fuel pressure regulator were replaced. The problem of leaking the fuel...
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L handling VIN: SAJDA42B91
You can drive the car straight down the road and it will go right, even when your holding on to the steering wheel, then you correct it and it will go left. And this just goes on, and on, As if it has a mind of its own, we have a hunter force variation machine...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Doesn't operate VIN: WDBEA66E5S
Soft top will not operate. Car came in with the top closed and rear not latched down. Car was recently rear ended and repaired at body shop. Checked for codes and found codes for several microswitches. Removed left rear inner sidewall paneling and found switch...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L poor shift VIN: 3VWFA81H7T
The car came in with a check engine light on due to a transmission problem and a intermitten no shift - the codes are 1) 00258: solenoid valve 1 open / shorted to ground 1-n88 *** 2) 00262: solenoid valve 3 open / shorted to ground 3-n90 - we have replaced the...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M01
Car came in one time before with this code (17573, P1165) as intermittent as well as a brake switch code. I replaced the brake switch, then checked fuel pressure. This was the only test outlined in eBahn for that code. The pressure was at spec. (2.5 bar) so I ... Trouble codes: 17573 (P1165 LTFT Additive air B1 Range 1 system too rich)
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Won't rev over 1500 VIN: YV1FA8947L
Intitially while pulling it around to the bay it felt like the classic AFM problem. Disconnecting the AFM made no changes. A test AFM provided no change. Fuel pressure and volume were checked, and the car was also run on a separate fuel supply to verify this A... Trouble codes: 223
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA884XM
This one came in on the hook as a no start,(New Customer) Found no spark, check for primary signal at ignition coil we had no input so we tested the Power stage (ignition Module) and even replaced it with new still no start. Tested Impulse Sensor (crank sensor... Trouble codes: 224 (Coolant Temp)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
Actually waiting for parts today to finish up but confident enough to close this with a fix. The apparent cylinder head leak was actually the cam sensor cover leaking and running down the block, looking like a haed gasket leak. resealed and is good. The intake...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA535X1
Perfect info - we have tested the camshaft sensor on the exhaust side and compaired it to a new one and there is a big difference - we installed the new sensor - reset codes and test drove through 3 different drive cycles - codes are gone and runs great Thanks... Trouble codes: 18 (Camshaft sensor - position B cicuit bank I), 204 (Idle Air Control).
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine/trans controls VIN: WDBNG78J71
Well, we looked at all the advice received. I am not positive we fixed the water problem from recurring (we may not know for sure for a long time), but here is what we did: 1) We made sure the cover was seated tight and we made sure the rubbe seals were in p...
1978 Other European silvershadow 412CID brake bleeding VIN: SRG3328500
I want to thank all the help i recieved from the resonses i recieved, especially david g who let me bend his ear for further info. but here is what i found. first. the customer did in fact put the wrong fluid in, so i bleed the system, but still no brakes. the...
1994 Porsche 928 GTS 5.4L clutch master cylinder VIN: WPOAA2923R
thanks to all the help i recieved and a little perserverance i finally fixed this car. all of the suggestions i recieved were great and, very helpfull. what actually fixed this car was using a pressure bleeder and using a pair of plyers to grab hold of the rod...
1995 Volkswagen Golf 1.9L Hard starting VIN: 3VWFF01H5S
Remember this is NOT a TDI so some of the replies are great but pertain more to the newer TDI. We have replaced the temp sensor as per recommendation of local dealer-time will tell. Thanks for your great help.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H7W
Thanks to all the guys that took time to answer.This one is now fixed With replacing the water temp sensor Replaced the burnt control unit and the relay.I also found out from the customer that somebody else had been into this engine and must have put the pump ...
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