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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAD231XM
Car came in with a busted timing belt. Did a valve job and now when I start it cold the idle fluxuates from 200 to 850 for about 10 seconds and then idles fine. Changed the temp sensor and the IAC valve no help. Because it idles fine and runs fine after the fi...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Trunk button,License plate lights,trunk mounted ta VIN: WBAAM5331Y
Trunk release Button{electric] License plate lights, Trunk mounted tail lights all inop.All fuses ok,trunk opens by remote and by key lock and I can command trunk open with Launch scan tool,checked wiring harness to trunk and no apparrent wiring damage to harn...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH834X1
After battery going dead and then recharging car would not crank. All modules report but the DME and ZKE. EWS had code F5 "Key 5 not recognised". My question is this..If I purchase a new key from the BMW dealer will the car start given that the DME and ZKE are...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43441
I'm lost. BMW 525 2.5L came in with very low power at low RPM's and hard code p0011. Ran smoothly but low power and mil light on. I know this maybe a vanos problem, so on a hunch I removed the double vanos and resealed the vanos pistons, cleaned the valves mad... Trouble codes: P0011, P0014
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66EXN
This car has a rough idle until you put a load on it. Ac on idle gets smoother then put it in gear and its dead smooth. No missfire just rough and shaking. One other thing when you drive it it has gobbs of power but at high rpm the tach quits over 4500 rpm. I ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L stops running VIN: 3VWBF61C6W
Got car running pretty well after these initial repairs were made. Customer took it home and started having this no-start problem. Towed it back in and found that the injection pump was loosing it's prime. I can draw fuel from the tank with a suction gun, fill...
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5L High RPM btwn shfts VIN: WVWAR71K07
Is this a common issue...is it just a characteristic that when shifting under hard accel RMPs raise a bit & slowly drop off between shifts unless back off throttle abnormally soon before shifting?
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1VS2552Y
Engine requires 10 seconds of cranking to start after sitting 1/2 hour or more. Also idles low for a few seconds. Occasionally sets misfire codes. Otherwise runs great. Fuel presure holds 30 psi after 1/2 hr. Had injectors out - no leaks. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (testing and results)

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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L preesure plate VIN: SAJEB52D43
This vehicle is fixed but not the way we would all prefer to fix it. Customer didn't want to spend the money to have it taken back apart and have new pressure plate installed to match new disk that was installed. Customer was not upset because he was told som...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Gearbox/ Throttle VIN: SAJEA51D43
Customer in limbo trying to decide whether to fix or get another vehicle.He says he hasn't had any more episodes and has not used the cruise control either. I will add an admendment if we persue this complaint.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L rocker arms-pushrods VIN: SALTY16433
Thanks for everyones input. Everyone had something of value to add to the subject and I'll look at two particular areas in particular from now on. This one and another both happily don't need rocker arms, A third coming up may though so we'll see what happens...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L alternator VIN: WDBSK75F93
Thanks for all the great information and replies. The customer needed the car so I had to release it but he is returning. The charging system is working. I had the alternator bench tested. I found that I could get the code B1828 to set by just turning the ...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33576
Thanks for the replies, we ended up sending the car to another shop with the Autologic tool, who then performed the DME/EWS realignment.Could not do it with our Launch. Car started and runs fine. Customer had left the sunroof open during the rainiest week that...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 9BWGP61J41
Thanks to every response about this nightmare vehicle looks like problem was the aftermarket fuel filter , we tried a new bosch fuel filter and had to bleed the fuel system a lot , however there was still some bubbles flowing on the line but engine did not sta...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L B+/ground to components VIN: 3VWSE69M12
This ones Still Acting up. ECM relay was replaced. Inspected the ignition switch and contacts.It runs good for me. I returned it to its home 200+ miles from here and started to act up again... Hot days seem to be the key. I wont see it again for a while so I ...
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