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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ632XS
car came in with misfire, changed plugs, coil boots, car ran great, next test drive blowimg what appears to be fuel out tail pipes, start car again runs good,shut off restart runs like crap. on this car I have noway to read codes with my genasyse scope .larry
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBADD6321V
Hi folks. First of all, I 'd like to thanks for everybody whom spend valuable time for me. Here 97 Bmw 528i giving me headache, misfiring only when cold start about 4-5 minutes, after that runs perfect all day. Most time It doesn't set code, but sometime, like... Trouble codes: P0304
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L knock sensor VIN: 4USCJ3324W
This car was brought in to the shop with p0330/ p0325 knock sensor codes. i replaced the knock sensors. Then checked and repaced the spark plugs. the two codes reappear very quickley. The cel seems to pop on after a restart. the runs car runs very well and i d...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Ignition VIN: WBAFA53511
This one has me a bit stumped, and this is the first time I've ever pulled this code using my Autologic. Vehicle towed-in with a no-start (no crank, no clicking, no nothing) issue. 57k on the clock. 1. Battery checks out fine. 2. Power / ground to the start...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51DX3
I can not get any trouble codes out of my Snap On scanner.Alldata does not show B1165 either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: B1165
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start, no crank VIN: SALTY124XY
Thanks in advance for the help.Discovery came in from a friend after sitting for 6 months.He replaced the battery and remote batteries.Alarm goes off as soon as battery is connected.Alarm for 30 seconds goes off. No Power windows,Power locks or seat controls.I...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Fuel Injection VIN: WDBCA35D2G
I had purchased a couple of used fuel distributors off Ebay. One was a Bosh rebuilt unit in good condition. The Bosch rebuilt FD ran well for about a year. "Cracking" each line at the fuel Dist at idle I found the #1 cylinder was not oozing fuel like the other...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Engine VIN: WDBRN40J53
Came in with an occasional check engine lite on...misfire code and oxy sensor...discovered oil blowing from fill cap, and area around front plugs pooled oil at manifold...engine runs good...misfire under 15 counts the pcv valve, which other than mechanical pro...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Vents VIN: WDBNG74J55
hello fellow techs. I have this amg kicking my grass... While driving, no matter how hot out side, the drivers a/c vents are about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than the passenger side. I posted something before about this problem, and so i replaced the evap sensor ...
1981 Porsche 924 Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: WP0AA0934B
This car is a crank no start .It has no spark and no ground pulse to the coil. I replace the Coil and the Igniton Control Module ,and checked the flywheel/crank sensor for contenuity , sensor checked good and the wiring from the pcm to the flywheel sensor also...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWXJ71K46
The car came in with an intermitant c.e.l on. On cold start-up cyl #4 will misfire for a short time and then run normal after that until the next cold start. First we swapped ign coil and plugs between cyl 3-4. Code po304 set on the next cold start. After expl... Trouble codes: P0304
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8319R
we have this volvo(LH 2.4/EZ-116k)with codes 241 egr flow fault and 251-unknown fault,can not find a description for code 251,would like to know if anyone has a desription of code 251 Trouble codes: 251 (unknown), 241 (egr flow fault)

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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUPL68E04
The vehicle is still in the facility, although now we are waiting for a replacement cat for the right side. The block disintegrated and blocked the exhaust. Trouble codes: P1543 (Throttle valve sensor signal too low sporadic), P1172 (Throttle valve position sensor signal too low), P1630 (Accelerator pedal position sensor signal too low), P0507 (Idle control system rpm higher than expected).
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Hazards (4 ways) VIN: SAJHY174XM
OK after much looking for the alarm . keyless entry module, I have found that My Parts man at the dealer was in fact correct, this car was not shipping with key-less remote option,, so, I located the so Called Central processing Unit ,, tucked up behind the d...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L message display VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
thanks for all the usefull replies,very helpfull and learned a lot,yes thers was signs of dried water in trunk about 1/2 inch it looked like water been in there for long,cked around battery very good,all the wiring,junction box looked very good,vent to module ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Esp C1504 & C1140 VIN: WDBFA68F32
It took a factory merecedes tool to get this esp system to work my tool would not do it, I could see data but it would not intialize no matter what. i had tried every trick in the book but in the end it took a dealer to reprogram this system unfortunatly for u...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L diagnostic data conection VIN: 4JGAB57EX3
thank you to all who responded ,, thank you to mukesh there is still no pulse or signal on the k line or communication from any module i will check as much as possible and repost my findings thank you again Ron
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Headlights VIN: WMWRC33423
Thanks to those who replied. Turned out to be a voltage drop in pin 27 of the white BCM connector only under load. Fuse 4 had corrosion across the element.
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Draw VIN: WMWMF33587
Thanks for the responses, special thanks to John from New York Make sure all the computers are going to sleep sounds like 1 is not check each computer and see if any of them stay warm that means it's not shutting off. We figured there was a coputer not going t...
2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hot start/Hot soak VIN: WP0AB29876
Thank you so much for the 3 responses!!! Turns out that both Jeff and Ronald were correct. After my up-date post I found and repaired the vacuum leak at the throttle body. Further testing turned up a P0441 DTC, this turned out to be the vent solinoid under the... Trouble codes: P2189 (System Too Lean at Idle).
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L compressor VIN: NXX2052563
Believe it or not a new condensor pressure switch fixed this vehicle. Here's the good part. You would only see the 5 volt reference if the good pressure switch was plugged in. The moment you unplugged it the 5 volt reference would go away! I guess the school ...
2008 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L parking brake
the car is fixed,thanks to all that replied.I had already stated that there were no codes and that I had did a battery disconnect to no avail.after a good nights sleep I realized my mistake.first and foremost do not try retracting calipers while the calipe...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Air Flow/No Compressor VIN: YV1KW9609T
Thanks for all of the input. I am pretty sure that the control head is the problem, but with the milage,the customer is going to hold off on the repair for now.I tried the fix a flat in the vac servos,did not work on this job,may try on another.Made the instal...
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