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1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L Alarm VIN: WBAEF8321V
Alarm keeps going off.Needs inclination sensor. Old sensor is no longer available. We were sent a new style sensor with new connector and wires with an electrical schematic from an X5. Problem is the schematics don't jive from one car to another and we are sca...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABR3347Y
Vehicle idles rough with more cyl rough running data even on other cylinders... and lessens down on roughness as warms up.. Block test= ok... No coolant loss, and not low in coolant... Poss. valve??? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.. -dannyh... Trouble codes: P1189 (Fuel trim bank 2 permissible range), P1188 (Fuel trim bank 1 permissible range), 31 (Activation ignition cyl 5), 242 (Misfire cyl 5)
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L monitors VIN: SAJGX2047X
hey guys i cannot seam to set the monitors on this jag, o2htr is the only one that will set customer and i have put ab out 300 miles on this car trying to set them. there are no codes or pending codes car drives fine does anyone know, are there issues with xk8...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Windshield washers VIN: SAJEA51C74
I installed the new left washer nozzle to replace the previous nozzle due to the plastic hose barb being broken off. After installation, the nozzle wouldn't spray I determined that the check valve between the [...]'t passing the washer fluid. Obtained a ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Unable to rev up VIN: WDBCA39D6J
Hi all, hope there are some folks with MB knowledge out here. I have little to no experience on these cars, but the guy I'm now working for specializes in these. This 560 came as a no start after sitting for a long time and we found there was no coil driver so...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L hard start VIN: WDBEA34ENB
Inherited this car from another shop. Customer complained that car is hard to start and the car ran poorly both at idle and cruise. First shop replaced crank sensor, fuel filter and starter motor. Solved the poor running condition with new caps, rotors and plu...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47JN2
Hopefully there's a Benz guru out there who can shed some light on this problem vehicle. Vehicle came in on the hook - customer complained that on 2 seperate occasions, an "instrument cluster warning - service needed" message came up in his cluster, his low br... Trouble codes: P2032 (EVAP Large Leak), P2027, P2040 (CAN from ESM interrupt), P2026 (CAN interrupt from ETC EGS interrupt), P202B, P2001 (Component Faulty ETC control module.)
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WP0CA298XY
hello to all. this boxter came in for popping in the intake and surging idle. about 150 rpm surge. i preformed a tune up with spark plugs and fuel filter and repaired a vacume line from intake to the oil/air seporator. the popping in the intake is gone now but...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Soft Top VIN: YS3DF75K9Y
I have a Saab convertible with a blown hydraulic hose to LT fifth bow Ram. Part is on long term backorder through Saab and no hydraulic hose rebuilder will touch it because its too small in diameter and they say they have tried in past with no luck. Yes all ho...

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2007 Audi A4 2.0L Unknown VIN: WAUAF78E47
After much checking,clearing codes,adapting and trying differenent trans coding, installing a new bbattery due to very weak battery and low voltage codes and doing a fluid flush of the transmission with no real results I went ahead and replaced the tcm this fi...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Fluid VIN: WBAFB33561
This vehicle is done and out of my shop. I completed a transmission fluid service using a BG machine. I knew that every other service I have done in the past required a top off after the service was completed. I want to thank everyone that took the time to ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: SAJGX2046X
As most of the replies suggested, the thermostat was permanently shut. I took it out and hit it with a heat gun for a couple of minutes and it never budged. With a new thermostat, the max temp reached was 95 C and the fans stopped coming on or running after en...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J02
The customer has taken the car for now, and is supposed to return. I was going to check the cat, to see if it is restricted, but hard to do is he won't come back! Thanks to everyone who replied! Trouble codes: P0101.
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L driver's seat VIN: WDBRF52H36
Sorry for the delay. My computer took a dump. Found wire pulled loose from one of the connectors on the drivers door module. Seat can be normalised by running to end in all directions,but it's better if you have a scan tool to normalise it.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: HIY2023888
Customer took car. They want dealer to fix it free. Alrighty then, very good help replies. Fuel pressure didn't seem to drop under load. Compression tested good. Thanks Trouble codes: P0171, P1312 (Combustion detection for 1 and 2).
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Uec VIN: YS3FB49S73
We have not fixed this vehicle yet. However, from the replies received we are pretty sure a new UEC will slove the problem. This vehicle came to us from a used car lot. They do not want to spend too much $. They have brought us a couple used UEC's that do even...
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