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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6324S
Vehicle has an engine miss at idle only. we can here what sounds like a vacuum leak under the plastic intake plenum but cant verify it. We looked for TSB's on the problem but none were found. I guess what we wanted to know is if these are known for intake gask...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L engine/ RPM VIN: WBAAV33471
Vehicle has an intermittent vibration right underneath the rear seat, it seems to be coming from the exhaust resonator but it is not, when this occurs, engine rpm drop 300/400 rpm, scanner reveals code 120 which is an invalid code for this car, I pulled the fu...
1983 Fiat PININ FARINA 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FRAS00B2D
a local shop has this car and is installing a new timing belt,we can't seem to find a timing mark diagram for it. it is a dohc 4 cyl.with a balance shaft 2.0.if any fiat guys can help it would be much appreciated.the local import shops & parts stores have neve...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA24D9G
Thanks in advance, this mercedes has a no start condition. The problem seems to be low fuel pressure. I only have about 40 psi at the inlet to the fuel distributor. ALLDATA says I should have 77-80psi. When I check the pressure between the upper and lower cham...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB45E02
The customer complains that the vehicle intermittently does not restart after stopping for a short while and attempting to restart the vehicle. It starts fine in the AM and the only time it occurs is after it sitting for approximately 20 min. after driving for...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor inop VIN: 3VWSA29M9X
Car came in for the a/c inop. Pulled the charge since the weather was still cool at the time . Down a bit so pulled a vac and charged to proper amount. A/c still did`nt run so started checking and found no voltage to the compressor. During testing I have found...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Engine replacement VIN: 3VWCK21C61
We are replacing the cooked engine in this Beetle with a used (identical) engine, code AVH. We are a Mercedes shop, and unused to to working on these. We would appreciate the tips and warnings on R & R of the engine from Volkswagen experts. Thanks!

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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L left running lights VIN: WBACB4317P
This BMW is fixed, thank you to those who replied. It took this long as the problem would disapear. I took some wrong turns but in the end found the problem. Let me clear up a few things. First the running light circuit splits at the headlamp switch on this mo...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YA3DD583BW
yep, when a thermostat is stuck 'open' this will happen...wow.. hard to believe..new 'stat and a couple of miles...wahla another happy customer...thanks for your attention to this matter, Paul
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L No Start, VIN: 9BWGP61J21
Thanks for all the great replies! I did not know that the glow plugs only operate below 40 degrees. The customer has not returned for feather diagnostics at this time, I am thinking that the problem might be low compression, due to the amount of carbon we clea...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L timing belt VIN: YV1LS5716S
Thank's to all of you guys .Me and two more guys was looking for any marks on the cams for like an hour,well we did not find any. What I did is ,I made my own tool to lock up the cams,wich took me like 20 mins. and work just fine .One more time thanks to all o...
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