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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8329W
This car runs fine until you give it full throttle and the rpms get above about 4k rpm. It then starts to hesitate, doesnt feel exactly like a mifire more like it just starts to slow down. then the computer seems to turn off the cylinders that are misfiring. i... Trouble codes: P0302, P0420, P0300, P0301, P0304
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Valve covers VIN: WBANB33594
Trying like heck to get the driver's side valve cover off this car. Have everything off. IE: Rear panel at bulkhead, everything that is bolted down. The driver's side valve cover won't come up far enough to clear the electrical connector on the rear and hits t...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2 2 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJNX2743T
Was wondering if any of you could give me some insight on this good customers and friends and we seem to be struggling to get a repair we performed a throttle stop set procedure that was described in mitchell on demand manuals did not help we have checked for ...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJDA15B7Y
Hi Guys, Please help me. I have a jag im really stumped on. the vehicle came in not running for a while time unknown. was purchased and turned by mutiple people. Upon first check found main fuel pump bad. Replaced it. Would only start and run a few seconds the...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Steering VIN: SAJEA51D22
02 Jaguar X-Type had OE pump that was making a noise similar to an old Ford PS pump. Replaced with aftermarket pump and was even noisier. Replaced with Jaguar pump and still making noise. Cannot find any restrictions and the pump is not cavitating. Any ideas?
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82F5X
MBZ guys please help. Have verified operation of all AIS components. Have no air flow downstream. Removed air shut off valves for both banks have good flow through both valves. The restriction is in the ports of the cylinder heads. With valves removed have no ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air injection malfunction)
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L fuel VIN: WDBTK75J16
i hate to do this but where in the heck is the fuel filter on this car its a round filter with 2 inlets and 2 outlets i just can not find it thanks for the help
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, VIN: WPOAAP943H
This one is eating my lunch. Car runs rough, like it has a dead hole, low power of course. Customer has baought this 4 months ago and said it ran fine then but has come on slowly. Came in with 2 and 3 cylinder plug wires crossed- reinstall to correct position ...
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOBB296PS
I have had a load of fun with this one and hope somebody can help me. This car came in running poorly and we found the distributor drive belt broken. After replacing it runs great until it goes in closed loop. After that it starts running lean surging badly an...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Door locks VIN: WV2EH270ZX
Hello All On this VW EuroVan Camper the power locks don't work, the customer says that the remote did not work for a long time, also when i try to lock the door Driver side or Passenger the door will lock but re-open by itself, if i try to hold the keys in th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1VW9090909
Morning All , First off I am not a VW techician !!! but I thought I could handle this ( I was wrong ) the car came in the the listed codes and no power, I checked the system and diagnostics from alldata, everything checked out ok, I also checked the egr functi... Trouble codes: P0245 (Waste gate bypass solenoid), P1441 (egr solenoid shorted or open), P0216 (Injection timing cold start)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB69M62
Have a no start Jetta, I have no power to the injectors with the key on, or while cranking and obviously no pulse. I have fuel pressure and spark is good. I have codes for all 4 injector faults. Have tested all computer powers and grounds. Fuel pump relay also... Trouble codes: P0201 (injector circuit 1), P0203 (injector circuit 3), P0204 (injector circuit 4), P0202 (injector circuit 2)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cts drops to 40 neg VIN: 3VWCD21C33
when driving cts drops to -40deg short term -98.5 long term -25.3 then it starts to missfire i dont wont to replace pcm and have some thing else bite me in the well i dont have a scaner with oem only genarick.i was hoping a vw tech coulu inlighten me thanks.
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1LS56D0Y
Thanks in advance for the help. I have a very well maintained vehicle with high miles but the customers like it and it has a small glitch. Idles great,runs and drives great but just off idle it runs bad. Let me explain, if u pat the gas while its ideling it wi...

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1999 Ferrari F355 3.5L Oil VIN: ZFFRX42AXO
Thanks for your responses. Oil level check was good. Customer has been informed of rpocedures needed to make repairs and will decide what to do from there. I also appreciated the reference for service. I have filed for future use. Thanks again Gregory A. C...
1988 Other European stationary 4.6L no start VIN: LD-70204U2
I introduced power to injection pump solenoid and bled fuel from system and a fully charged battery,that would crank the engine fast enough and it started,I am building a wire harness for it so that it will start with a switch and also wiring an alternator to ...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L turn signals VIN: 3VWCD21CX4
The fix ended up to be both front turn signal socket holders, they visually look okay. Both lights was blinking in same brightness also. Front and Rear. Next time I will use two test light to test the actual circuit, instead of looking at it. Thanks everybody!...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L compressor VIN: YV1TS90D51
The consensus is that the compressor can't be bypassed. I tried using a string to come up with a way to tension a belt without the compressor and I didn't find a routing that I would trust to keep the belt on. The customer is going to get rid of the car, so ...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L ignition switch VIN: YV1MS68255
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