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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBAGJ8324V
I have a BMW that will is hard to start. The vehicle cranks over fine and will sometimes start but the anksvehicle will barely idle and will not respond to changes in throttle angle. When the vehicle starts it acts like it is struggling to stay running. There...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8324W
well guys this bmw came in with engine noise left bank "rattle" cheaked it out found chain guides all broken up from lack of oil apparantly it was a leese car and the oil wasnt ever changed it was full of sludge could bearly see the cam lobes after valve cover... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L driver seat trim VIN: WBADP6346Y
this car has been difficult to repair the driver seat lower trim breaks off & the position switch plug breaks loose. When this happens the seat position switches,steering wheel position control & cruise control all stop working. We have replaced the seat trim...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH834X1
Customer complained it has been hard starting lately. All I have is a snap on scanner with no european cartridge, only generic. when he drove it in, and I started it after sitting a half day, it seemed like it was waiting for fuel to the injectors, Found reall...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDA01C8Y
I traced the circuit to fuse #7 and this is what is connected; PCM, Active Security Sounder, Security Indicator, Driver Seat Switch Pack, Driver Seat Control Module, Driver Door Control Module and Driver Door Switch Pack. Circuit #18 has the following units th...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA67EOP
Got this 93 500sl. Trying to get the car to pass emissions. Just barely failed HC Standard is .80gpm readings were .98gpm. But here is the weird thing. When looking at the MAF the KG per hour its all over the place. It will be at 20 then shoot up to 50 then go...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Wont crank VIN: WDBHA28E6R
Key wont turn so we decided to replace tumbler and cylinder together. Harness part came off pieces and not sure how they go back. Any good wiring diagram or if someone out their shine some light greatly appreciated.. Peter
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F8V
this vehicle has no drivability problems other than the check engine light being on. runs fine with just a little hesitation off the line. looked at the ckp sensor signal at the computer and it looks good. was wondering if any one has seen this cars computer m... Trouble codes: P0341 (bank 1 camshaft position sensor)
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF65J82
Hey fellow Benz techs, I need some help with an E class. Car came in running poorly on acceleration. Check Engine light not on and no history codes present. Felt exactly like an air mass meter that was out of range, choking and hesitating on acceleration. I've...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Heather VIN: WDBUH65J44
I have no heat out of vents. Coolant hoses are hot in and out of core ,aux water pump is working, vents work. A c works
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Serpentine Belt VIN: YS3EF488X3
We seem to be having a lot of serpentine belt/pulley failures. What we surmise is happening is that on the cars where the center pulley is eliminated and a shorter belt and rerouting is used, at low speeds sometimes the a/c will cycle and cause the belt to whi...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L brakes VIN: YV1LZ5646W
hi averyone. we already replaced the wheel speed sensors in question and checked the wireing to the module. we have been seeing alot of bosch abs modules on audis but not on a volvo. has anyone seen this one? codes 312 rf wheel sensor 313 lr wheel sensor 314...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322V
after discussing the problem with the owner he took the car and said he would keep me informed,after two weeks and hundreds of miles he said it is running fine? if i ever get to fix it i will repost,thanks for your replies,mt Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 302 (cyl.two misfire), 303 (cyl.three misfire), 304 (cyl.four misfire), 306 (cyl.six misfire), 305 (cyl.five misfire).
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: SAJNX2748S
Sorry that I have not posted a fix for this problem but the customer took the car away and has not made another appointment. Thanks to all that did reply, Zoli
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Surge VIN: WDBCB25D2H
Patrick [...] called it right on with water damage to idle ECU(located at right side kick panel). Someone had run a auxiliary power wire along side harness going through firewall allowing water to run down harness, when we disconnected the ECU water ran...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L SRS Light VIN: WP0CA2980X
Thanks for all the replies. The consensus was that the inadvertant code could only be cleared with the propper scanner. My Lauch X431 is very weak on Porsche software. I had the dealer scan & clear the code. It cost $40.00. I appreciate the WARNINGS. I have re...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA63B9X
thank you all for your time I try two days and car no problem, starting right up OK 90% of reply say igntion sw and myseft thinks is a good chance I recommanded to customer to try I replace the sw and try three days still ok I hope this fix the problem I will ...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine noise VIN: WVWPD63B84
Sorry about the late close, but we have been trying to get a hold of the customer for the past 2 weeks and haven't had a call back yet. Oh well. I'm sure the cam adjuster is bad. I never took it out to check it, because of how involved it was. Thanks for the h...
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