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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZARBA5643H
Iíve got an í87 spider here that runs very poorly at best. It is way too rich, has little to no power, will start and idle very, very poorly when cold (if at all), and as soon as it starts to get a little heat in it gets much worse. This car had been sitting ...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L block VIN: WAUML64B82
HELLO, Our client took her car to a local automatic car wash. After the car wash, client started engine,it ran rough with white steam spewing out of the exhaust. The engine made knocking noise and it died. Would not restart so she towed it home, and then to u...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5338X
Car came in with an 02 sensor code bank 1 and fuel trim bank 1 upon inspection we found the fuel pressure at 55psi due to lack of vacuum at the fuel pressure regulator. In order to correct the vacuum problem we replaced the crankcase breather valve and all hos... Trouble codes: 1188 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 301 (Missfire cyl 1), 302 (Missfire cyl 2), 303 (Missfire cyl 3)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radio,horn, seat adjustment VIN: WBADM6336X
Hello BMW techs The problem the car has is that intermittently the radio, seat adjustment,steering wheel height adjustment will not work, also when the air bag warning light comes on ,the horn will not work. We tested the alternator for output voltage is OK, a...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L soft top VIN: 4USBT53403
Has any body had the soft top off of one of these yet? Can't find anything in Alldata on how to remove it. I can see the bolts on the hinges, but how does the back come loose? Thanks for any help.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery drain ,interior lights VIN: SALME11483
To all valued techs. The story goes like this,Rover towed in for no start found batt low ran chargeing test ALT. charging ok 14.2 v, batt test low ,replaced batt. 2 days later towed back in again low batt,check alt again all ok but when useing a jump box to s...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L engine VIN: WDBFA61E7M
Hi Fellows, We've got the car came in, customer request to perform 100K tune-up as describe above. The symtom of restart after hot soak engine is not holding idle stay the same. Check fuel & spark OK as above. Engine keeps dieing & no idle could be hold. Have ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E1R
car idles strange/high 2000 rpm. (limp home mode?) stalls, but will restart. no codes present. throttle actuator does not appear to be working. found main engine wire harness bad, (replaced) found throttle actuator harness bad, (replace actuator) replaced dist...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery draw VIN: WDBRF64J51
hello mb techs & iatn members, i am posing this for an associate. currently his wife has been having starting problems & it has been getting persistent. she has called "aaa" twice within a week for a jump, drives to her neighborhood shop & replace battery wit...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L p/s abc pump VIN: WDB2201781
Hi mercedes tech's , this car(M137) have a noise problem.when engine rpm between idle to 1700 can hear noise in car ,like w211 m112 engine belt idle pully bearing bed or a/c compressor belt pully bearing bed noise .I was check belt idle pully,alternator,water ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWCA21C0X
This beetle belongs to my sister. A couple of weeks ago complained would not start unless jumped. Tested battery. It was weak, replaced battery. Had seemingly no problem until this past weekend when I got the dreaded phone call at home that "my car won't start...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D1X
Customer brought car in with complaint of STC light had come on with associated poor drivability, low power, and bad idle. When she restarted the car, the problems went away but the MIL was on. Scanned all systems with iSCAN & got the codes listed plus ECM-912... Trouble codes: ECM92, ECM90, ECME0, ECM53, ECM95, ECM90

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: TRUWT28N31
we drove this car for days, and it never did fail. i thought it might be a fuel pump problem, but i could here the pump and the current draw was also ok. the customer took the car, and it is still running ok. ( of course, since i am posting this nopw, it will ...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L locking VIN: WAULC68E82
OK - I feel silly - most everyone pointed out the fact that the keys can be locked in the trunk - duh - sure wish I thought of that, oh well that solves this conundrum - Thanks everybody
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Drive-axles
we have put this car on the back burner for now.if i get a chance to work on it again i will keep you posted.many thanks for the replies.
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L steering lock VIN: YS3FB49523
First I'd like to thank all of you that responded. I didn't fix the vehicle being the vehicle had been totalled. The consensus is that Saab is having a problem like this with the 2003 models. One reply stated a friend of his at the dealer told him they had...
1991 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L engine VIN: WVWMG21G9M
After further inspection into the compression the engine has low compression. No repairs are being done at this time on the car. Thankyou for all the post and help
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil light VIN: 3VWRC81HSM
After further testing of the system the cause turns out to be the module on the back of the dash cluster. Customer is not repairing the vehicle at this time. Thankyou for all the help and post
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS5547V
I got a lot of good replies and William says ther are some harness issues. I had a 96 850 in today so I put the 97 computer in the 96 and it produced the same readings and rich exhaust as the 97 so I know its the computer. The first computer in the 97 failed w...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L booster VIN: YV1VW2559Y
An updated vacuum valve fixed this one. P/N [...] in Ore. explained that the variable valve timing reduces the normal vacuum at idle, so the assist pump is ne...
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1NK53D3Y
This one is fixed. 4 of the five replies were right on. It was the throttle body system. Armed with the knowledge from you guys the customer took it to the dealer and a couple of phone calls to them telling them what I learned they ordered a new throttle body ...
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