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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAGD4327P
Good afternoon fellow techs and thank you in advance for any help on this one. Vehicle comes in with complaint of intermittent stall out. Trans program appears in instrument cluster when trying to start engine up and the engine cranks but will not fire off. In... Trouble codes: 073 (throttle valve potentiometer dme), 101 (output stage group 2 dme), 210 (can interface gearbox intervention dme), 154 (can throttle valve info trans module)
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33452
Hi everybody and thanks in advance for your help. First of all We dont work in BMWs so bear with me. I did read other posts of a similar senario and most have replaced the crank vent valve "Oil separator" under the intake, and fixed the problem, but before I d... Trouble codes: 328 (Misfire Cyl. 1), 240 (Misfire Cyl. 3), 239 (Misfire Cyl. 2), 202 (O2 Bank 1 control limit), 242 (Misfire Cyl. 5), 243 (Misfire Cyl. 6)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L transmission VIN: SAJEA51C42
The customer was driving home from work when out of no where the car downshifted into 2 or 3 not sure which is limp home mode and a couple of lights came on on the dash. He brought it straight to me and I scanned and found a P0778 code (Pressure Control Soleno...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SALNY22293
this one is for all my land rover guys, have the notorious 2.5l v6 in that self destructed . this would be my first freelander swap. just looking for some advise before we tear into this beast . my question is the only decent motor i can find is out of a 2005,...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Upshifts VIN: WDBCA35E3L
Need some input for a no up shift. I personal bought this car due to no reverse. Found metal in the pan, so we removed and disassembled the trans. replace reverse clutches and carefully cleaned spacer plates from burs and notches. Reassembled trans and old clu...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Temp Gauge VIN: WDBEA32E0R
The temp sometimes on gauge goes all the way up to 120 once you turn the ignition off and on again it goes back to normal. The engine does not overheat or have any other issues.
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Turn Signals, Wipers,Sunroof,Windows, VIN: WDBGA32G7W
Tested basics of all effected areas. All fuses good,power at fuses, ground source good. No power at sunroof switch,installed convenience control module (no improvement)tested relays associated with problemed areas all test ok. Client stated when closing sunroo...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF25H0X
Thank you in advance to all the help you can give me with this one. The customer is complaining the car smokes, runs rough and knocks every time is started cold. It is ok after it runs for a few minutes, as the car warms up the injector knock goes away and the...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBRN40J83
Ok so the car comes in with several codes runs poorly and idles poorly, we replace all the coils and the valve cover gaskets due to oil on the coils and plugs, we then realize that the car when started cold will shake violently for about 50 seconds and then ru... Trouble codes: P2006, P201A, P201B, P201B
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L fuel guage VIN: WMWRC33413
We had a mini cooper towed in for a no start, when it got here it did crank over so we hit the bottom of the tank while we were cranking and after a few hits it started up. we put the new fuel pump assembly in and it starts and runs great but the fuel gauge ...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N5T
The issue started a while ago. When the clutch was depressed while lite driving, it would stall and easly restart. I would usually let out the clutch while moving to start it again. It seemed to die more often with the climate control running. P0507 (idle cont... Trouble codes: P0507
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, Speedo Inop VIN: WVWMA63B6W
Hi everyone; I have a VW Passat GLS 1.8 (AEB) here. I had replaced the transaxle (5HP-19 DDT). The car sat for a couple of years before actually having any work done on it. I don't know if the speedo wasn't working before I did the transaxle replacement. I hav... Trouble codes: P0501 (Vehicle speed sensor A no signal VW code 16885)
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Reducer Valve VIN: YV1AA8846M
Found Brake pads worn more on left side of rear axle . Replaced rear pads and tried to flush - bleed hydraulic system. right side flushed - bleed good flow , left side very little to no flow. Checked system and found major reduction of flow in reducer valve on...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2559Y
Hello gentleman and thanks for your replies in advance. This vehicle was brought to us originally with P0011, and P0014 Codes. I did the usual desluging of these fine engines. Replaced the VVT solenoid and cam gear. I have the special tool kit to do this...and... Trouble codes: P0014, P0015 (Cam timing over retarded)
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1SZ58D41
Have a weird one here, battery goes dead overnite customer has replaced battery and alternator. We have a really high draw from these fuses- 16-audio 23-light switch/climate control/steering wheel module 27-front door modules 28-roof lamps ctsy lamps & finally...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1SW58D52
Inspected timing belt for customer and recommended changing due to cracks in the belt. Long story short, lined up small scribe marks on cams with notches in upper cover,matched up mark on pump cover between two notched teeth on crank gear,marked everything, in...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T24
Engine spped and cam sensor have been repl. With factory parts still malfunctions at times the park indicator in dim goes to a dash mark instead of a p like communication with ecm/tcm is gone but there is never a can communication code in any module except bcm... Trouble codes: 3000 (Cam position sensor faulty), 990F, 310A, 640A, 640F

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E83
after replacing the air pump & the check valve, retest with our VAG scan tool & its good sorry i forgot to close it earlier
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADM537AY
Thanks for all of the replies. Most of you said that this is common if the customer drives short distances. I did not have the special tool to measure crankcase pressure but I did replace the vent valve & all hoses a little over a year ago. I went and replaced...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Engine VIN: WBABN33493
Thanks for all the great replys. I replaced the oil seperator and all of the corresponding hoses. This has fixed the problem 100%. Its not a bad job at all. Matter of fact, I look forward to more of them. Thanks again. Robert
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L pinion seal VIN: SAJDA41B33
We took your advice & did not fit the washer. It's possible I guess that the washer is useful on other applications. As far as we know the repair was successful. Thanks for the input.
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJWA74SG1
Well this one looks like it is fixed. The Jag shop was able to program the used Ecu. We have driven the car for two days with no problems. Thanks for the help, David. Trouble codes: P351P, P1260 (Anti-theft code).
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBRF52H67
REPLACED CRANK SENSOR WITH ANOTHER SENSOR FROM DEALER. 1ST SENSOR WAS DEFECTIVE. AFTER SECOND SENSOR VEHICLE STARTS AND RUNS, NO CODES. THANKS. Trouble codes: P0336 (Tooth space on sensor rotor temporarily not detected or wireing error p0336).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Oil Light/Buzzer VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRT71K46
Main engine harness under air cleaner found coroded wires in harness, performed wiggletest and stalled everytime. Repaired all affected wiring.
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Charging
sorry it took so long guys.I wanted herto drive the car for a coupleof weeks. Apparently I have fixed the thing. As some of you havesuggested, I took the cluster out and looked for bad circuitry. Idid not seeanything but I resoldered all of the solder points. ...
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