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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4321T
For all BMW techs need help with this car has rough idle every two or three minutes and emissions go high almost 2500 ppm and hesitates for a while for about half a minute and then the emissions go down after that runs normal for another three minutes then emi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0304, P0302, P0303, P0301
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33544
idle irratic codes for maf and idle control , put known good ones on car.
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L engine VIN: WBAVC93518
-Car came in for oil leak issues. Oil was changed by pep boys 3 weeks ago. I see no problems with that. I had to pressure wash, an oil mess everywhere. We cleaned more in the bays, road tested to verify our leaks. I have an 100% large oil leak from: #1 bell ho...
1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJMX6346T
Hello this Jaguar keeps setting a p0336 code and goes into limp in mode.I have checked continuity to ecm for crank and rpm sensors. After clearing the code when the car is idling the engine will rev freely to red line. If I select any gear it will set code and... Trouble codes: P0336
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E6M
Hello all, I used to think this was a pretty cool old car now I may change my mind. I could use some direction. This car entered my life with a bad crank sensor. Diagnosed it replaced ok. Ran always ran pretty well be always had a little stumble at idle. Ab... Trouble codes: 7 (It has been said this code related to the crank sensor however I could use some clarity on this)
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.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J53
and also set p02006 (right front o2) Customer complaint is engine light on with intermittant hesitation (very slight) We are replacing thermostat, but not sure why all 4 oxygen sensors are showing faulty. Scanner shows o2's switching fine and car is running ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Thermostat), P0161 (Left rear o2), P0141 (Right rear o2), P0151 (Left front o2), P1999 (Right front o2), P0160
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L readiness monitors VIN: WDBUF65J23
Thanks to all. Does anyone have a readiness drive cycle for this car. monitors seem to be stubborn. Thanks Artie
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF56J36
vehicle was dying etc, had codes PO335 crank position, PO16 Cam position, PO306 #6 cylinder miss, checked out and found bad crankshaft sensor, replaced sensor, now have intermittent #6 missfire, have read that cranksensor needs to be releaned, have Bosch scan ... Trouble codes: P0306
1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWCA0159J
Guys and Gals, I hope you can help us with this one. The car came to us after sitting for nearly a year. We found the fuel system deteriorating from having stale, varnished fuel in it. We pulled the intake transfer pump,repaired the fuel line etc. replaced the...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L cooling fans
The cooling fans run continuously for approximately 15 min then shut off any time the key is cycled on, regardless of engine temperature (cold, warm). I have replace the engine coolant temp sensor, wire harness, ecm, fan control module, and radiator thermal sw...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 1.9L Lack of Power VIN: 9BWFR61J44
Hi there and HELP with this TDI. This is the BEW TDI engine. The vehicle is setting a code P0299 for an underboost condition. When i take off driving it from sitting, it seems to run fine and have decent power. Then on my test drive route, i have to start from...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDD63B95
Hi, I can't believe I am asking such a seemingly simple question. But after 3 hours I cannot find the PCV valve on this car. I have googled it, searched Alldata, and looked all over the vehicle. Everything says it is under the intake manifold. I still cant fin... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L abs VIN: 3VWST71K36
we got a good one for you vw techs. we got in a jetta with a brake pedal fade. and brake light on. on test drive car seemed to stop fine but after you stopped, then pedal would fade a way. customer bought car new and said it just started this last week. when w...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L download problem VIN: YV1TS97D0X
The vehicle arrived running very poorly, scanned systems with vida, the etm was not communicating, greyed out. I jumped to the conclusion, bad etm as usual on this model. installed new etm(brand new volvo unit sealed in box), attempted software reload with vid... Trouble codes: ECM91, ECM90, ECM91

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L crank but no start VIN: WBADP6330X
Thank you all for your time helping on this " ultimate driving " machine :) especially Scott. It took me a while to find that fuse on the ebox, i overlook that fuses why checking other fuse inside glove compartment and rear luggage. It would make our life easi... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189, P0125, P1622.
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L immobilizer/starter lock outno VIN: WBAAN3348Y
Thanks all for the help on this car. This is what happened, after replacing the EWS and then trying to align the rolling codes nothing happened. I took the car to another shop who is good with BMW electronics and he went pin by pin (10 micro pins) of the EWS...
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