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1978 BMW 320i 2.0L No Start, Misfire
Hello We have a 1978 bmw 320i in excellent condition. car runs very well, ignition system tests good, car is very hard to start after a 20 minute layover when hot, always starts immediately cold. i have set the timing to 25 at 2200 rpm, set the co level at .85...
1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L shifter VIN: WBAEF6326S
I just got this very low mileage 840 in from a used car dealer. The only thing I know about the car, is that it's had a new shifter cable. The problem is that when it gets hot, as in driven for a period of time, you cannot move the shifter. I disconnected the ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6341X
Ok i need a little help here please. Customer states that when its a hot day out and the car is in traffic the temp gauge goes to the max. Also the eng light the eml the trans gear and anti skid lights come on. The tacometer stops working to. When all this hap... Trouble codes: 156 (Can time out), 155 (Can engine temp), 111 (Torque converter clutch gear monitor), P0600 (Serial communication link), P1747 (217 - Can egs signal), 217 (Can egs signal)
2001 BMW M5 5.0L No Start VIN: WBSDE93441
- We replaced the battery because the battery was bad, vehicle did crank, but no start - it did act like it did want to start - tested fuel pressure and spark (good) Because of the codes present we tested the crankshaft position sensor depth (customer had prev... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Position sensor)
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGN63423
I have a very odd problem (so i believe) with the charging system of this bmw. it first came in for a intermittent no crank / no start, so i checked easy stuff first, battery good, alternator not good. At idle the engine surges a little and the voltage jumps u...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33564
Thanks in advance to everyone. This customer called with a complaint of intermittent rough idle, poor accel and CEL blinking with "reduced power" warning on display. After the car arrived on the hook, it ran fine. I drove it for a while and felt nothing. After... Trouble codes: 0X274, 0X274, 0X274, 0X274
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on, over heat VIN: WBAVD13516
This car does not have a belt driven water pump, just an electric one and a map t stat. Car was here about a week ago and couldnt make symptoms appear. Customer said over heat light came on. I drove it 20 some miles reading radiator outlet and engine temp. Alw... Trouble codes: 2E84
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Fan motor on high VIN: SAJPN1846X
Hello, I have this Jag in the shop, and the Fan is running on high only. I have ordered a Fan resistor, but snooped around a bit, not finding any direction as to where it is and the best way to replace it, any help here before diving in would be greatly apprec...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L battery VIN: WDB2153752
have this cursed cl500 here,battery goes flat after 1-2 days,have 1.4 to 3.2 amps draw fluctuates up and down between these readings,have pulled all fuses,cant get it to drop to zero,[is this possible]im thinking maybe alternator feedback,any ideas on this.
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L No Start VIN: WP0JB0928J
I inherited this car from another shop somewhere that gave up on it. I am at my wits end now, I need help. It will crank, but not run. The fuel pump is not being energized by the LH control unit. If I ground the relay manually the fuel pump will now run, but I...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
This is one of my fellow villagers car. He bought a Ross tech adapter and diagnosed the throttle body as being defective. When that didn't cure it he assumed from info he bought off the web that the ECU was roasted. The vehicle is no better and still posts cod... Trouble codes: P1565, P1542, P1171
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Abs VIN: 3VWCD31Y54
Code 01486 (ESP functional test initiated) is in ABS System. Cannot complete ESP functional test. Has a new ABS module from VW dealer. Carried out ABS coding and basic settings for Lateral acceleration sensor, steering wheel sensor and brake pressure sensor. A...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Rear View Mirror VIN: 3VWDF71K45
Customer had windshield replaced about a year ago. The mirror fell off and for the life of me I cant find a kit to glue it back on. It isn't a normal rear view mirror button. It is a big square that holds mirror and auto light sensor. I call the local VW deal...
2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: WVWEV71K96
Hello everybody my question today is. I have tested the regulator valve and it is open. Is this (p2294) the cause of the lack of power? Even though I am not losing fuel pressure while accelerating. At first p2293/p0087 were not in the computer only p2294 wich ... Trouble codes: P2294, P2293, P0087

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L starter VIN: WBAEH73415
Since I posted my original request the customer has only had the starting problem one other time. He is trying to make time to bring the car in so I can install the light from the starter input to see where the problem is. Thanks for the reply's and I will u...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2040X
1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Surge VIN: SALPV1244S
this wonderful vehicle is now fixed.After eliminating all sensors,cats,fuel pump,we now know what is wrong.Excess carbon on the exhaust valves.We were able to partially clean them by slowly pouring cold water into the intake,cold water in an old trick to clean...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L ride control VIN: WDBJH82F0X
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
HI guys thanks for all the help. After putting the smoke machine on i found a leak at the intake tube at a clamp. I repaired the leak and took car for a good rip and the problem has been gone for 100kms. I suspect that along with the leak i have some carbon i... Trouble codes: 2B64.
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S ALL4 1.6L Cuts out VIN: WMWZC5C53B
First I wanted to thank all those who spent the time to reply. Espicially Marlon for sending me the link for Mini service info. and his technical e-mails as well. The key was getting the the service information. The link is . Although, ... Trouble codes: P0324, P335, P0073.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L drivers floor VIN: 3VWCD21C93
Thanks everyone. Some of you hit it right on head. Take the middle foward cover on the top of the dash and slide it foward then up. Then you have to pull the left foward dash panel up and there is another panel under it with 5 or 6 torx screws . Lift it up and...
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