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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Starter VIN: WBABK7323T
I have a strange one for the BMW guys out there. The car starts whether the clutch is depressed or not. Ive tested the clutch switch operation and it is ok. Ive tried unplugging the switch and shorting the plug and leaving it open and it still starts either wa...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L pcv/breather sys VIN: WBAAV33421
Hello BMW tech's. I have a question about the pcv/breather sys on this car. I have read there were some problems with it and it does feel like the hose going to the dipstick is collapsed. Do I need to remove the intake manifold to work on the oil separator or ...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBSBL93461
Thanks in advance for the help I have one that I feel like burning. I am consistently able to get the vehicle to die while driving at any speeds above 40 mph. It dies when you push the clutch in and let the vehicle coast. It does not have anything to do with t...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53533
hi guys got this x5 in with a misfire at idle but not all the time check fuel pressure seems to be good smoke test the intake found the intake runner valve leaking my question is do u guys think that valve would cause the lean codes and misfire before i order ... Trouble codes: 227 (bank lean), 228 (bank lean), 238 (239), 240 (241), 242 (243 - misfire), 243 (misfire)
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L LCD Screen, Cruise Control, ABS, Transmission VIN: WBANA73564
Hello All, This vehicle will start and run just fine. Then the LCD screen that has Radio, Climate control, Car Data, etc will begin to go dim and then lighted again. The display never shuts off. It just looks like it loses the backlighting off and on. After a...
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5UXFE43588
we have the vent valve whistle. i do not see a vent valve on intake, i assume it is in valvecover ? if it is is it a replacement diaphram or complete valve cover ? have not seen one of these yet . thanks for input jamie
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L W/S wipers VIN: SAJPX1848W
The car came in with the complaint that the wipers will turn on with the switch, but the intermittant function is absent, and the intermittant speed function does not respond to the switch selection. The wiper switch, when in continuous mode, does control spee...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L secondary air injection VIN: WVWPD63B41
This vehicle originally came in for a bunch of different concerns. Repairs that were done at same time as air pump issue was noticed: coolant bottle and coolant housing seals, exhaust flex section, rack and pinion, valve cover gaskets, serp. belts, clutch and ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L auto transaxle ?? VIN: WVWYH63B42
G/D bless help from friends , The car shifts back and forth between 1500/2000 rpm's at a light throttle . The rpm shift is only about 200 rpm's up and down and lasts for less than a second or so . Acceleration clears it up . Plenty of power and no slippage or ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSG71K95
Initial problem with this car was an intermittent hard or no start, was towed to us. Started for us, had intermittent idle problems with codes P0011, P0016, and multiple misfire codes. After researching the archives, this looked to be a slam dunk- multiple fol...
2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RH59237
Hi, the MIL is on and MAC scan tool says 2800 and 2900 dtcs having to do with fuel pressure. Code 2900 returns after clearing and restarting vehicle. I tested fuel pressure, 60psi. Fuel volume is good with no air mixed with fuel. I compared fuel pressure readi... Trouble codes: 2800 (unavailable), 2900 (fuel pressure)

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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Auxiliary Port VIN: YS3FD79Y64
Thank you to Jim, Pete and Justin for your replies. You confirmed what I suspected, pretty straight forward procedure. An extra special thanks to Justin for the tip on hitting the disc button twice to get the radio into the AUX mode. Without knowing that we wo...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWHD81H5T
I hope so this will help people to remember to test there test equipment. Something in my fuel pressure guage was acting like a one way check valve, so when I lost fuel pressure the guage would stay up. The fuel filter was installed backwards a long time ago, ... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle Position senor circuit A), P1544 (Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Signal too high), 17908 (Fuel pump relay).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L battery VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Well thank you Sergiu [...] BC ended up being exactly what you said after inspecting the hood latch and micro switch Technician found that the switch was broken, and was the sourse of the draw, Thank You to everyone for there help as well and the great informat...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21Y13
Vehicle is back and I am going through all the vac hoses one at a time trying to find issue, no luck so far Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean), P1297.
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L no fuel delivery VIN: YV1AX8823D
First off I would like to thank all members who offered assitance,this being my first request was impressed with the response. Finally did get vehicle repaired we actually had two seperate problems. First problem was defective ecm not allowing ground signal to...
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