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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBACG8337W
Have this BMW with rough idle can feel vibration through out the car.engine will have a slight shake at idle.used smoke machine to found any vacuum leak none found.blocked off pcv hose no change.did compression test good all cyl.175 psi.vehicle does run good w... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ride control VIN: WDB3343456
This customer hit a curve on the rt ft bent the control arm, and so foth, we replaced the parts , reset steering angle sensor and sent the car for alignment. The alignment guy calls me to install a camber kit on the rt fr wheel, after that he tells me that the...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
Hi fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your help. This car has a couple of problems- The first is that, after being driven for about 3 hours or so, if it is stopped and shut off, will occasionally crank but not start. Then, if left set for an hour or so, it ... Trouble codes: 16795 (P0411 Secondary air injection system faulty flow- Intermittent), 16684 (P0300 Misfire recognised-Intermittent), 16686 (P0302 Cylinder 2 misfires detected- Intermittent), 16824 (P0440 Evaporative emission control system malfunction- Intermittent), 16685 (P0301 Cylinder 1misfires detected- Intermittent)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power windows,rear hatch release VIN: 3VWCK21C11
thanks for taking the time to view this cry for help.both power windows done work.removed drivers panel module on motor has power and grounds.there is no voltage to either switch.i am not sure just that module is bad or both side.also not sure if need to repla...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing VIN: WVWRP61JX3
After reinstalling head and aligning timing belt as book shows the vehicle would not start. There are 2 marks on the flex plate, we have made sure the mark we are using is TDC of #1, the injector pump has been aligned with hole in sprocket and cam is set corre...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1JA895XM
Hello everyone. We have in the shop this volvo that is giving us a fit. It came in with a no start problem. This is what it does. It will start stall, start stall, like it is running out of gas. If you disconnect the maf sensor it will start and stay running. ...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Engine power VIN: YV1LS5502P
Hello to all! I have a 1993 Volvo 850GLT. The vehicle has no power on accel, seems like exhaust is restricted (dropped exhaust at head pipe, no change), swapped out MAF sensor, Cam sensor, ECM, ICM, Crank sensor and coolant sensor with known good parts, NO cha...

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2001 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUFL54D31
Hi, The new fuel pump corrected the problem. It was interseting to say the least to install the new pump. I must have dropped the pump into the tank 50 times before it finally fell into place. When it finally went it it just fell right in. Thanks for the help,...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33501
It was the valve at the back, the scanner does not specify which one of the 2 are bad. After replacing the front the code came back on, Then I smoked and the system and saw the leak at the rear , removed the liner and saw no other leak that out of the filter.... Trouble codes: 098 (activation tank-venting valve), 141 (activation electric fan).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Engine VIN: 3VWCP21C41
As many of you expected this car had a defective injection pump. This car had apparently been driven this way a long time and the owner had never stated this. First off when the engine had no boost, we checked the boost control system, Vacuum pump, vacuum plu...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L Speedometer VIN: YV1FW8831N
Hi again and many thanks to all who replied. Unfortunately, I was never able to find anything definate on this car. I did change the alternator, but though the new alternator did pass the alternator test, it didn't immediately solve the speedometer issue. I w...
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