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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8332X
Hello all This 740 has eaten my breakfast, lunch and diner. 80% of the time it runs great. Around town it runs fine. On moderate acceleration it runs fine. On hard acceleration (getting on the freeway) it will intermittently cut out violently and sometimes wi... Trouble codes: 73(11, 67(10, 83(13, 84(13, 78(12
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L all VIN: WBAVE33472
hello bmw guys this is a general information request regarding this car that my best friend bought. this car has no current problems , but i don't do alot of bmw work except in smog check. outside of t.s.b. information , i'd love to here from you guys about...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1447X
We just replaced the intake manifold gasket and started the truck, the abs trac control and brake lights are on and the abs pump only works intermittenly? There were no light on prior to the intake repair and no problems with the brakes, We do not have the tes...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Starting VIN: WDBA45A4DB
Hi guys...could realy use your help on this one..vehicle was towed in as a no start. When we turn the key on the dash powers up but when we turn the key to crank nothing happens... we do not hear the fuel pump running and the starter is not clicking. We have p...
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...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E3X
Hello everyone!Need help on this one.Vehicle came with misfire and no power,mill on.Check code:P0300,P0301,P0302, P0303,P0304,P0305,P0306.Check fuel pressure--OK,replace air filter,replace spark plugs and wires/w check cyl. compression---OK,check for stack ope... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P0302 (Cyl.2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cyl.3 misfire detected)
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55N8X
Scan data appears normal as compared to another 99 9-3 that runs ok. I'm leaning tword an ignition module. My experience with these cars indicates when the module acts up, they just quit. We do know until it goes "closed-loop" the engine won't idle well. The ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, wrong ecu coding VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
This is my own personal vehicle. I recently did a manual transmission swap after the automatic transmission died. I have everything up and running and am driving it, but I need to recode the ECU so it will recognize that it is a manual transmission car now. Th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
not being a volkswagen tech., my question would be: can the camshaft adjuster cause this condition? any help with this little jewel would be greatly appreciated. thanks for your on exactly how the cam adjuster operates and therefore changes cam sen... Trouble codes: 17748 (cam/cnk correlation p01340)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L battery drain VIN: YV1KS9609T
hello everyone.i have had this car for a week or so.customer states that after the car sits for a few days the battery goes dead.had it happen to us 1st night it was here.every time i check vehicle battery and charging system test good.when checking for a draw...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Starter, ignition switch VIN: WAUPL68E44
Thank You all!!! The car is fixed:) OK, so after putting new ignition switch, was getting power to the starter but no crank, tested the starter and found a bad solenoid. Replaced the starter and that was a pain:(. Had to drop the subframe to get it out, took f...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wiper motor VIN: WBADE62060
I repaired the wiper motor, water entered the wiper motor and absolutly destroyed the commutator. I found a second hand wiper motor and fitted it and everything works fine now. Thankyou for all the suggestions.
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L oil consumption VIN: WBADN6342Y
the customer is driving the car. I suspect (and thank you to Gordon from Edge motorworks for the phone call, who agrees) that the oil seperator behind the front timing cover is POSSIBLY the problem. will send to the dealer if the customer returns. THANKS to th...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L oil leak VIN: WBADN6349Y
thanks for the replies we removed the cylinder head on the left side & inspect, we found bad grouve on the cylinder wall, we removed the piston on cylinder # 8 & found due to over heating the casting on the piston melded causing the oil ring to cease we replac...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGG83471
As I stated in my update, the battery was the problem w/ this car. I never did figure out why my current probe malfunctioned. I did, however, learn that it might have been the blower final stage, the condenser fan, or the general module. These were all good ti...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Driveshaft VIN: WBADT63482
Greetings all. Thank You for replays and suggestions. Most were right, it was the tires:) Customer is going to shop arround for good tires ( and deals on them:). Glad it wasn't drive shaft or half shaft issue.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L rearview mirror VIN: WDBKK47F9W
Thank you guys for your help. I guess Josh's reply was more or less the advice that would have work better in this case. I did have one hole on bottom and one on top-parallel to the glass. I tried to get picks inside but there must have been way to loose that ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Sunroof VIN: WDBLJ65G0X
Thanks for all the great replies. You all hit it right on the head. I found the right side cables stretched. Quoted customer to replace sunroof cartridge. Vehicle has not returned yet.
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows VIN: WP0CA2989V
It was the roof catch microswitch as most of your emails pointed out. Thank you. This caught me out as the red light for the roof was out so I ass-umed the roof control unit thought the roof was fully closed. Fixing a fault is easier when you understand the ba...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L compressor VIN: WPOAA2992V
Thank You Friends for yor time and help. After reading your replies I decided to recover the R134a charge, and re-make all the job, I flushed again and put the same quantity of oil in the system: 2 onz at the compressor, 1 onz. at the condenser, 2 onz at the e...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D1X
I believe the car is fixed. I cleaned the battery posts and cleaned all ground and power connections that I could find. The main ground strap from the battery to the rear frame of the car wasn't tightened properly. I found out that the battery had been changed... Trouble codes: ECM92, ECM90, ECME0, ECM53, ECM95, ECM90.
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