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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Clutch pedal VIN: WBSCM9331X
Clutch pedal feels fine for two to three weeks and all of a sudden pedal sticks to the ground, you pull pedal up and clutch starts working again. Need BMW expertise help on this one.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAGH8346Y
We don't work on alot of European models, the vehicle cuts out on hard accel with no other driveability problems. I have scanned it, checked for crankcase vacuum with a snap on vac pump, and was ok, checked fuel pressure and stays above 50psi. The MAF reading,... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2)
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp Home Mode VIN: SAJGX2245W
Code P1637 and Code P1797. I've accessed all related modules to check ISO 9141 Protocal lines (yellow wire, and green wire) to and from each module. There are no open circuits or no shorts to ground on any wire in the system. I've also checked continuity on al... Trouble codes: P1637 (CAN ABS/TCCM token missing), P1797 (CAN ECM token message missing)
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA90DXM
We have a 1990 300TE wagon that was involved in rear impact accident in 2002.The fuel tank was replaced # 124-470-08-04 Since then , when the gas tank was filled up the charcoal canister would become full of gas and gas would go into the intake manifold and ca...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L uunknown VIN: WDBHA28E6S
Hello everyone, I am having struggles trying to identify a noise since a trans overhaul from another technician. Specifically while driving after the trans has shifted into all gears a faint metallic rotational rubbing noise can be heard in the 1500-2000rpm ra...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA228E2
As stated in repair history, repaired broken vacuum line to solenoids on front of engine. Cleared faults. During road test to reset monitors, MIL illuminates intermittently, but no codes are stored and no monitors are being set. Have checked for faults in diag...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L fss system VIN: WDDNG86X87
how do you reset the fss on this spaceship?? i did the oil change and air filter. now i must rest the fss. by the way how do you turn the clock back on the dash. thanks for any help you may give
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, RPM's hang VIN: WPOCA2988X
Upon driving the vehicle and accelerating past 3 to 4 K..the engine rpms hang at approx. 3 to 3.2 k..with throttle released..have Porsche tester(PIWIS)checked throttle. Replaced idle valve with new Porsche part. Turning off A/C seems to cause great reduction i... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection)
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L alternator VIN: YS3EB49E92
thank you first of all. has anybody heard of a altenator that charges perfect when car is running and then when you shut it off you get a 2 to 3 amp. draw from the alt.? if you disconect the battery lead to the alt. amps. drop to .11amps.(this is with all the ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L power window VIN: YS3FD49Y14
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2004 Saab 4 door in that has power windows that roll up when the customer puts the switch in up position, and then roll about 1/3 of the way back down by themselves. 3 of the 4 do this and I have not the slig...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C2X
Car came in 6 months ago from a used car lot with no turbo operation. They sent the turbo to be rebuilt and we just got it back and installed. Now the car will start and run for apprx. 5 seconds then die. There is excessive smoke from the tailpipe when it is r...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L air bag lite VIN: 3VWDD21C61
air bag lite is on only when key is on engine running or not
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP21J11
Hi everyone,I've got this VW golf tdi diesel with code 16764.After clearing code comes right back koeo.Glow plug light comes on & immediately goes out.Glow plug relay does'nt energize & no voltage to any glow plugs.All glow plugs have continuity.Have 12 volts ... Trouble codes: 16764 (glow plug electrical problem)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L transmission VIN: 3VWSE69M32
customer purchase vehicle from auction, with white smoke coming from tail pipe. i replaced turbo and two coils #1 and #2. vehicle ran fine, noticed when shift the gear to drive it doesnt show on the cluster its on drive, and as driving vehicle takes off on 4th...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2ZZZ70Z3
Have Eurovan with MIL light on and missfire codes, have swapped plugs and coils from other cylinders, miss stays with 3 and 5 cylinders, i am suspecting maybe injector leaking?? causing rich mixture+miss, or maybe unburnt fuel from ignition miss causing rich m... Trouble codes: 11684 (random miss fire multiple cylinder), 16689 (no.5 cylinder missifre), 16687 (no.3 cylinder miss fire), 17573 (long tem fuel trim additive air bank 1 range 1 system too rich)
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, reves up by its self VIN: YV1LW5722T
the car is hard to start you must feather the throttle to keep running then it will run away to 5000 rpm by itself without touching the throttle there no codes and the charging system is not working when it is running it is popping through throttlebody

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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE132XR
the car ended up needing a balancer. i put the balancer on the the brake lath on it had .035 run out. the new had less than .005. recheck wave form , nice and straight. car runs perfect now and i cant wait to get rid of the car. Thanx Trouble codes: 16 (Crankshaft sensor).
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Blower fan VIN: WMWRE33312
Not to many replies, the resistor is not where it should be. I called my BMW parts guy asked him to go over and talk to a tech at MINI, they said it is behind the hvac box between the firewall and have to remove the whole system to replace, and could also do d...
2005 Other European M12 GTO 3.0L oil pan
Thanks to Mark of South Africa and Evangelo I got this sorted out, I will copy the fix here. "David, I had to do a little research on one this since I'm getting asked about this from a few different people and I wasn't quite sure of the history, but I have i...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Trunk Release VIN: WPOCA2989Y
There is NO extra release cable on this car. We undid the bolts holding the trunk lid on and removed it. Had to use a pump up air bag to pry up the lid enough to gets the bolts out, but it worked ok without damange to car.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M93
Thanks to everyone replied.The oil at O2 sensor connectors was power steering fluid. The steering pump pressure switch leaks badly from terminals and travel through engine wiring harness.But,PCM side connector has no oil yet. I think it's half way up. Now,I ne... Trouble codes: P0130, P0139, P0318, P0141.
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS295Y7
Well!!! After waiting forever for parts, got the new turbocharger installed and I almost had a heart attack, this thing continued to smoke for at least one hour!!!, took it home (40 mins) highway driving and now finally its all good, assuming the smoke was re...
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