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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAAR3341Y
This BMW is driving us crazy. It has a misfire on cylinder 3 that is intermittent. It seems to occur more when the weather and the car are hot. The customer says that it usually requires a longer drive to get it to act up. 20 to 30 miles seems to do the trick.... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3), P1250 (Fuel too low), P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4), 1E, F0 (Misfire Cylinder 3), F1 (Misfire Cylinder 4)
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBANA53594
ok guys need help, thanks to all in advanced. this came in a hook cust st that car was starting fine next day no cranck boost with cable no response battery seems fine no codes, i try crancking it and it started turnit off didnt crank againg some one mention t...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L airbag light on VIN: WBAVB175X6
Hello, Need direction, BMW fault code 93AC side airbag, I dont have any info on this fault. Is this the front airbag in steering wheel or side impact bag? if it is the side impact bag, where is it located? Any help would be appreciated Mark
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43G5V
I need some help on a crazy oxygen sensor car. It has been to 2 dealers and here for rear oxygen sensor codes. oxygen sensors have been replaced by both dealers and by us, with bosch and oem parts, problem still returns. All wiring has been checked, for ground... Trouble codes: P0156, P0161, P0141
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L top VIN: WDBKK65F71
Hello today im asking for on a 2001 slk320. car in with leaking cylinders for top added fluid and top worked so i order the cylinder installed them and now the trunk lid opens slow and roof only opens with help.Also when closing the the roof slams down the las...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86E96
Hello all Mercedes benz techs everywhere,This car came in exactly 19 months ago with the infamous timing chain/worn balance shaft problem.We removed engine,replaced t-chain,all guides,tensioners,balance shaft and sprockets,(sold in a complete kit by Mercedes B...
1987 Other European LeSharo 2.0L General VIN: 1WWBB15M6H
Motorhome has been sitting. I was asked if I could check out and get ready for the road. I replaced the above items. I dont usually work on this but it is a good customer so I said I would see what I could do. Unfortunitly I don not have the man power for me t...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L booster
booster filled with engine oil replaced check valve and booster and it has done it again
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Draw VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
Have this Jetta. Battery discharges after a 8-12 hour soak. It will happen at random, but not every time. We cannot seem to 'catch' the draw in action. I replaced the ign switch 'Dart throw.' While looking at the problem, we determined that the L/F door lock w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1st Gear VIN: 3VWSP69M62
I do not have a transmission shop so, this is not really normal work for us. We had the transmission in this car rebuilt a year ago by a company that is now out of business. the problem is the vehicle will roll backward (on a hill of course) in first gear unti...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L fan run on high is the commplant. VIN: WVWKK63BX3
The code came back is a P3081 engine temperature too low. also radiator out let temperature reads 90c,other sensor read cold 34c heat up to 85c.
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1AA8859L
hello all, hope one or more of you can help. we got this 240 that is running realyy lean. the o2 sensor voltage cycles 0.00 volts to 0.800 volts. the car fails calif emissions test with high nox and has a lamda of 1.028. spec in calif is at .998-1.002. this is...

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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBADT63442
At a dead end on this one.Have done running compression test cold and hot.Checked disa valve,smoke tested,vacum is steady,It's killing me.I'll update when i get it nailed down. Trouble codes: P0304, P0306.
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN63422
A very special thank you to all 5 members that took the time to respond,I was pointed in the right direction,I just needed confirmation from you guys to push me a bit further.The 2 dealers in our region has never sold these ,that is why i was a bit sceptical,I...
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L extended crank
Well,I would like to thank all of the Roberts for their input lol! But on a serious note, I'm going to close this one out. After replacing the split fuel line going to the cold start, the vehicle starts better as long as it hasnt been sitting too long, but d...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L ABS/BRAKE light illuminated VIN: WDBSK74F53
I installed brake light switch and it lasted a week before light came back on and set service code again. I am reluctant to continue probing for this problem. I noticed intermittently when you are viewing data on Verus scan tool that the ABS light comes o...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Abc
Thanks to all, unfortunately i can not say that this car is 100% fixed. After disconnecting the ABC ECU the car stopped sinking. The customer needed the car so it was picked up before i could do any further testing. And yes the filter was changed a few times....
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L sattelite radio VIN: WDBRF52HX6
yes I have fixed this car.It had a bad satellite unit.the unit is located in the right rear of the trunk,and the diagnosis is just the same on the newer models,the only difference is the main radio does not come out as easily.Instead of those easy to use radio...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Check Light VIN: WDBRF52H46
No activity out of bank 2 sensor 1 O2 sensor. Replaced O2 sensor. Fixed problem. Thanks for all your replies!
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L timing belt VIN: 3VWDD21C02
Thanks for all the input guys! My best way to do this seemed to be keeping the mount bracket in the pocket unbolted and flopping around. What worked for me was installing the belt and roller then installing the dampener from underneath while pushing the mount ...
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L engine VIN: WVWFD71K09
Yes we found a broken roller rocker after much frustrating time. Thanks for your help and advice!
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5648V
Thanks for all the great help, folks. This one taught the junior tech in the shop a *lot* about EVAP controls, as we went through pretty much every part of the system. The fix: tightened the fuel pump lock ring after catching a slight whiff of gas once we unco... Trouble codes: P0442, 612 (Volvo specific code - small evap leak detected).
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V529561
I wanted to see that this car is truly fixed before I closed the case. It is! You guys are to blame. A note, this car has had the re flash and updated harness before this repair. Ultimately the fix was a loose fitting grommet for the breather hose. It did not ...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Shifting,intermittant VIN: YV1RS58D12
Because the problem was so inconsistant I decided to try a new valve body. Bought valve body from reamman.com. Problem is fixed. Three days of driving with perfect shifts Reamman was a good cost, shipped fast and included a call tag for core return. The only t...
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