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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3336X
Customer brought the vehicle in limp mode with p0601 and p0120. We sent the throttle body to BBA reman, which I have done a lot of business with and has always been outstanding. There was no problem found and we re-installed. We also replaced the ECM/DME with ... Trouble codes: P0601, P0120
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi everyone, I have this bmw 745li with 237k miles! It has a misfire on cylinder 4. It has new spark plugs and coils, which cured misfires on 2 other cylinders, but cylinder 4 misfire remains. I have swapped the injector with the adjacent cylinder and the miss...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11443
Hi, trying to figure out the problem with the Range Rover I'm working on. It's 03 Range rover 4.4L engine. Car came with poor idle and sometimes cuts out. It has air mass sensor code which I can clear only key on engine off. As soon as I start the engine it co... Trouble codes: P0000
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBBA48D2J
Engine idles very poorly/low, can feel misfire at all speeds. Verifed spark to all cylinders, initial timing good/ advance functioning, CIS plate moves smoothly. Smoke test revealed many bad intake hoses. Replaced eight hoses, now runs worse. Replaced old dist...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L wont engage VIN: WDBRF64J82
Hi Mercedes Techs, I just recently performed a routine trans service with filter, gasket, drain and fill with correct Mercedes fluid 6qts. All of a sudden, it won't engage in to drive or reverse. Did I accidently disenable something in the pan by mistake? Tha...
2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L soft top VIN: WDDKK5KF4C
trying to get the top down so I can install roll bars.Air bags have been replaced and the module (srs) has not been coded programed. but I am trying to install the roll bars before I send out to get module programed.all i need is the back part of the top to st...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L cam housing VIN: WP0AB0949H
I need to replace the can housing gasket on this 944. Are there any pitfalls or advice on this job? I have done many timing belts but not the cam housing gasket in years. Thanks in advance. Greg iatn member since 1989
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Cruise VIN: YS3FD46Y23
Car came in with checksum error code. The vehicle would stall intermittantly and not restart for several hours. Replaced the ECM with a known good ECM same part number as old module. Removed old ECM and added the used ECM thru the Tech2 with security access. C... Trouble codes: P0601 (ECM memory check sum error), B1001 (45- AMP1 Control Module not added), U1500 (01- K-Line CIM-SCL Short to ground /B)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L cam timing VIN: WVWND23BXY
Hello gentlemen & ladies. [...] 2.8 had broken timing belt, we had a machine shop fix the valves. They had to remove the cams & looks like they marked the chain & sprockets. After the initial start engine was running pretty badly, throwing codes on both cam...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: WVWAE63B65
We received this passat after programing the key to this vehicle for a customer. Vehicle goes into limp in mode as a result it have reduce power. I have checked the circuit to the boost pressure sensor With Out Load and With Load. Those were the test results o... Trouble codes: P1592 (18000 005522 Altitude sensor Boost pressure sensor implaussible ratio)
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SW61R01
New customer. Towed in-died while driving. Restarted after dying-ran for a few minutes then died again and will not re-start. Checked the basics-fuel pressure and volume, spark-good, injector pulse-yes, compression-low-around 80 psi. Checked timing belt and it...

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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53552
i replaced the intake adjuster unit the flap was broken and replaced the crankcase breather it took care of the problem . thanks to all that help me out... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P1344 (Cylinder 2), 13442 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P1349 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P1347 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBGB34E9N
Thanks much! It was the barrels had come out of place. We indexed them and drifted pins in to retain them. Didn't want to overtighten pressure valves as we did once and jammed rack. Fine now...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (Car) 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA32E6N
Thanks to all who replied. The variable cam timing pulley is turned clockwise which we had set correctly. The idle issue turned suddenly into a no start. We traced this to a bad ignition control module $2200 new! Customer opted for a used unit. We replaced the...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2MD0702P
Well it is sort of fixed. We pulled the breather hose off with the Ho2 disconnected, pre cat and mixture dropped from 3.6% to 2.8%. We changed the oil and filter. I installed a new ignition coil and the mixture initally dropped to 1.3%. As the vehicle ran at i...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Cvvt VIN: YV1TS90D21
Ok this one is fixed. Here's what I found out: The camshaft adaptation PIDS should ideally be at 0. Mine were all at 20 which is the limit. On a good engine the camshaft angle for the VVT camshaft should be at 30 with the solenoid unplugged, 15 with the so...
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