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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBADH6313N
HELP! This car has a rough run at idle but nothing excessive definatly livable but when i turn the a/c on or try and drive it surges quite rythmicly also when it is surging at idle i try and give it some gas and the is a loud pop occasionally. The mass air tes...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAHD5318N
This car has failed emissions for high HC and high Nox. The rest of the gases passed fine. The work performed on this car is not very neat(engine replacement with used 1994 525i engine with vanos). The fault # 15 keeps reoccuring at this time. There were many ... Trouble codes: 15 (ignition -circuit monitoring this fault when cleared comes right back instantly)
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L engine block VIN: SAJGX2745V
Hello Guys, The owner wants to put a 2000 or later? year used motor in this car because of cost of new block as this one has treated aluminum bores. The crankshaft is shot as well because it spun a bearing. What would it entail to install a 2000 or later engin...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Stall VIN: SALTY12345
Vehicle towed in from another shop after repair vehicle had stalled and wouldn't restart. No spark, but injectors firing. While attaching scope lead to crank sensor signal circuit with ignition on I inadvertently grounded signal and heard injectors and coil fi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4 matic awd VIN: WDBED30E3N
Need info on how to retrieve 4matic system codes or will have to ship to benz dealer.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBDA29D6P
Intermittently has very high idle(1500 to 3000rpm) won't happend every start. It does seem to happen more often cold but still sometimes warm.Has new updated overvoltage protection relay. Cleaned thottle plate. Cleaned idle air conrol valve & no change. Replac...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L no crank VIN: 4JGAB75E43
car in for the second time with a draw on the battery at first thought draw had to do with radio removed fuse 21 to verify. customer states battery dead after sitting 2 days i guess radio was not source of draw .any help with this one would be greatly apprecia...
1996 Volkswagen Passat 1.9L Starter VIN: WVW1GC4539
I think this is a rookie question here, but strange symptoms I think. This was all while I was driving car. Starter inop after parking while on errands run, guages will go out after key has been turned to crank position. Battery is about 12.3 volts. All other...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVA81H1V
have read problems posted on same condition of no spark do have inj pulse power & ground to dist & ignitor. tried dist & 2 different used ecms still have no spark . do not have lab scope avail for wave pattern from ecm , digital volt meter shows less than 1 v ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
1998 VW Beetle. Battery dead, customer tried to charge it and jump it . Towed it to me and we replaced t he battery , now its hard to start and when it starts it idles hi and low and will eventually die. I checked alldata to see if there are any resets to rese...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L water pump/radiator VIN: 3VWCA21CXY
car came in with an over heating problem...melted outlet on head. we replace water pump, radiator, and theromstat. month later came back with water pump leaking...leaking at freeze plug below pulley on pump and impeller looks pitted. these pump were after-mark...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Hesitation, hard starting VIN: WVWTGHYBR1
Attention VW guys... this is basically an update of a existing post, but they would not allow a second update... Anyway this beetle has no power and is very hard to start.. I have done a MAF, intake cleaning, EGR, coolant sensor, originally came in as a no sta...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: 3VWCK21Y53
The car came back in, the guide cable had a rivet that got caught in the head of an allen screw. That has been repaired, and the top functioned properly after another reset procedure. I drove the car, and operated the top up and down about fifteen times, and a...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Stall
Hello, I have a Volvo that is killing me. The car will mostly not start. However if you try a lot it will start and run for a while usually until you shut it off again. I have spark, Great fuel pressure and an injector pulse. The noid light does seem to be br...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A9X
ho all that volvo came in with two codes p0171 system too lean and p0136 o2 htr circuit bank one snesor one we changed the mass air flow and the o2 sensor ,ran the car for readiness came back with the p0171 we found vacum leak at the air box ,we fix it and too... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L LF ABS sensor VIN: YV1LS55A3X
I actually have 2 cars that this is happening to and I'm wondering if its common at this age or what. Car came in with a ABS/Tracs off light lit. Vida/Vadis shows fault in LF circuit. We replaced the sensor, cleaned all contacts on the connectors at the sensor...

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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
i intsalled the bypass lead and replace the battery. then because this problem was intermitant i waited a week to see what happened. it was dead again this morning. not sure what to try now
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L oil VIN: YS3ED48E11
99% of you guys were right! The turbo was absolutely the fix. I also learned something in the process... the excess boost that was leaking past the impeller seal was presurizing the cranc case, causing all the "sweat" stains of oil. Thanks a million you guy...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WV3AB47061
The simplest things. David [...] were completely right, there was a hidden fuse above the fuse block. It was good but, the terminal out of it was pulled out no exact reason why it pulled out but, that was it. Thank you all for your replies you... Trouble codes: P0445, P1472, P0418, P0449.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Tire Pressure Monitor VIN: VGCM67LX4D
Thanks for the replies, car has since left own shop. We advised them that we could disable system but have not heard back from them. Thanks again Dave
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K45
Thank you for all the helpful suggestions. Those who suspected timing issues were correct. As I was running it the next day it suddenly sounded like I was standing next to an idling school bus. Something has come apart inside the timing cover clearly due to th... Trouble codes: P0016.
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1DX884XF
well, it turned out to be a combination of issues. the capacitor on the coil was dead, as well as a wiring harness issue with about 8 wires where the insulation had disintegrated and they were all grounding out together...for now it fires up and runs perfect, ...
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