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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABB2301H
Car started surging at idle a few days ago. I looked through the archives and found a lot of info on what can affect the idle but I did not find any specs for th TPS voltage. Does anyone have this info? No vacuum leaks, won't idle with iac disconnected. Any ot...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans VIN: WBABN33412
Once I clear the trans module immediately I will get a hard code of 34 and 60 once put in drive. I look at data screen and it shows input of [...] celcius. Also shows the shift lever position. won't go more that 1/4 mile without going in failsafe mode. Als...
2005 BMW X5 3.0L No Start
hi guys i have this 2005 bmw x5 3.0 m53 the truck has no communication can some body email me at [...] or let me no where to get the wiring diagram and the connector for the ecm question if go to the bmw website and buy 24hr would it give me th...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Heater
This Land Rover came into my shop with a no heat complaint and after looking it over I decided that the thermostat was to blame as the heater hoses were merely warm to the touch. After changing the thermostat I got hot water under the dash but the ventilation ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108.18-12-
Does anyone know of a retrofit electronic ignition to take the place of the breaker points? These seem to wear rapidly needing frequent adjustment. I don't want to change the entire distributor, but if there is a company that offers the internal components to ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBHA23G7W
Hi everybody, i have this C230 that is giving us hard time to fix it, the engine starts and dies immeditely, we put a new fuel pump the pressure is ok, new air mass sensor, we tried another intake manifold with fuel injector diaghram, we tried another engine a...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Thanks to all who read this. First the background story condensed version. This car was donated to the Teen Challenge Vehicle Donation Program and sold. The car was running ok, but when the customer drove it home it overheated. He took it to another shop. They... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine speed signal a/t controller signal), P1857 (Data bus powertrain missing message from engine controller), P1850 (Load signal error message from engine controller)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
Hey folks, I have this beetle here with the 1.8l turbo for a stalling concern , customer says when cold . Last week she came in on the hook and I pulled a P1176 from the pcm . I installed a new post cat sensor , 4 plugs and a oe maf sensor for good measure as ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L no deceleration VIN: WVWDH23B91
Hi guys, I have a Volkswagon Passat with the electronic throttle actuator system, the only trouble code is 16825/p0441 trouble code. The customer was driving down the road, just a few blocks from home, first thing in the morning. She takes her foot off of the ... Trouble codes: P0441
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M95
MIL light on with no driveability concerns. P2564 Turbo boost sensor low. I'm a Ford Tech and know little about VW's. Are there any known issues for this code?? Also where is it located?? Trouble codes: P2564 (Turbo Boost sensor circuit low)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L cam timing VIN: YV1RS53D41
Good afternoon everyone I have an 01 Volvo s60 T5 that I am replacing the timing belt on. I have done several of these before but I cannot find a timing mark on either cam sprocket on this one. Alldata shows that there is a groove on the front of the gear but ...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Transfer Case VIN: YV1CM59H64
I recommended a rear wheel bearing for noise 1 month ago on this one. It was just towed back in with a 6" piece of aluminum missing from the transfer case. The customer stated that there was absolutely no warning before the loud pop. All of the tires were even...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start, no crank VIN: YV1CZ59275
got a wierd one boys, this car came in on a hook no crank,inst panel dead, only check eng light on,nothing else on panel works.thank god the guy next to me has the dealer scan tool.(hard to use) went in and scaned a ecm440 for fuel level,ecm710b for im... Trouble codes: ECM44, ECM71, E003

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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L steering, wheel bearing VIN: WBACG8320V
Sorry for late fix update, get busy and forgot Of all things noise was comming from a heat shield for transmission that was hitting front of driveshaft on slight movement of steering wheel. Very odd that the noise transfered as it did but re attached shield an...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Driveshaft VIN: WBAFB33531
The consensus among the replies was that the axle not being properly snapped into the final drive could have caused the failures noted in the original post. The problem at this point is a conflict between the shop and its insurance company and an aftermarket ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63402
Thank to all that who e-mailed me. sorry so late. For the lean code I did find a leak at the oil tube for the oil pan to the intake very hard to find, even after the smoke test, did a tune-up, fuel filter, and inj. ser. Clear all code. Drive cycle, all ran rea... Trouble codes: P0313, P1083, P1085, P0171.
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53543
i hate to say it, but i punted this one down the field. i did not get a lot of replies on this one, and, if i understand correctly, the codes i got out of this vehicle are mostly worthless and can be ignored. apparently, some of them were there simply because ...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Variable timing VIN: YV1LZ56D1X
Hi and thank you all. I reset the cam timing 5 times over and still the lite would come back, so O changed the solenoid valve for the VVT and all is well:-) Thanks again George
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D0Y
intercooler hose under car had popped out. reconnected and works.thx very much for the help Trouble codes: P1238.
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