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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCN33462
I have an intermintent I need your help with. Customer states she left her driveway, ses light and brake light came on and the car started to "chug" or "bounce back" as she says. She barely got it home and towed it in. 4 codes in the DME. (119)77 TBi to MAF re... Trouble codes: 119 (tbi), 018 (cam b), 135 (tbi), 115 (tbi)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SALTY164X3
Exhaust smells like rotting eggs , after running awhile, new wires and plugs and intake replaced, checked for any pitched wires while doing intake, tried new coil pack, misfire count shows cylinder 4, check plug and wires again looked ok, car is not setting a ...
1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L charging system VIN: WP0AA0940H
Hi guys, If I can have another input on a possible problem. I remember long ago this was a normal condition on vws.(porshe) When you start the car up and it Idles, it does not charge until you trottle or rev it up to around 1200 rpm.(Trottle snap) Once that is...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L shift quality VIN: 3VWTD81H9V
Car came in with dificulty in pressing the clutch pedal in. Found the over-center spring laying behind the pedal. Put that back in. "Classic" clutch wear symptoms, hard to shift but would go into gear and excellent sweet spot shifting. Shifting with engine off...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
First time customer came in with misfire cylinder #1 found bad coil . swapped coil and misfire followed, so we replaced coil and cleared code. a few days later he came back with the same code, but was unable to duplicate the problem, checked data and found MAF... Trouble codes: P0301
1982 Volvo 245 GL 2.3L am hard start VIN: YV1AX4956C
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this. This is a wagon and says DL on the rear hatch, so I hope i have the model correct for you. I know little or nothing about older volvo mechanical injection. This car came in because the customer states he is hav...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: SAJKX1744S
Hello Jaguar Techs We found 4 ignition coils that were cracked,but we decided to replace all the coils, spark plugs were platinum, we installed regular plugs, test drove car and there is no more warning lights coming on,I will say this car is fixed. The mess...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L power window VIN: YS3FD49Y14
Hello there and thanks to everyone that sent me advice. As most stated, this vehicle is equipped with an anti pinch feature so in case i get my head caught in the window, they will automatically come back down. Most stated that the channels and guides begin ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WWWMD63B8X
The evap purge valve was the fix. Previously the purge valve was checked and was stuck closed . The last time vehicle was in the purge valve stuck open , having vacuum flow to the fuel tank.Also,by replacing the purge valve it did increase mass air flow readi... Trouble codes: 1136 (fuel system too lean), 1138 (same), 455 (evap lg leak).
2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K07
Car was still under warranty. Sent customer back to dealer. Thanks for everyone's help. Trouble codes: P0100.
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVICM91H54
thank you very uch to all that replied. we performed a cold leak down test & #6 was @ 65%, so we r&r the head & sent it out to be repaired
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L Alignment VIN: YV1RH59265
Thanks for the info,it's aligned and going straight down the road.
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