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2004 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA93544
Sorry for the long story but I've done a lot of testing. The vehicle came in with the engine light on and engine running rough, single cyl. misfire cond. Customer states,"the check engine light is on. The engine has a misfire intermittently. The coil and plug ... Trouble codes: 274E, 2742 (Misfire detection cylinder 1), 2744 (Misfire detection cylinder 4), 2746 (Misfire detection cylinder 6), 2748 (Misfire detection cylinder 7)
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Secondary ai VIN: WBANA73504
2004 BMW 530i with secondary air injection code (2761) found that the air injection pump only runs for about 5 seconds in the morning. replace the relay (salmon colored relay in e-box?) removed the control valve at the cylinder head. no coking, all clean. The ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2744V
This car intermittently drops 4 cylinders simultaneously. It will do this just idling in park. Two inboard cylinders on one bank and outboard cylinders on opposite bank. The codes descriptions are coil related and the relevant coils share an igniter module. Sw... Trouble codes: P0352, P0353, P0355, P0358, P1367, P1368
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L boot lid mod VIN: WDB1070462
a plan or measurements will be a great help Thanks
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L soft top VIN: WDBLK65G23
Need help with code. B1647-001 second posting. When I started this car had no windows, no for/aft seat movement and no roll bar operation. First round of codes. said lower control panel coded wrong. Found it shorted with coffee. replaced that and for/aft motor...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBTJ65J24
Vehicle came in to the shop with the customer complaint that the vehicle dies while driving and electrical system malfunction also has a display defective visit work shop comes up on display when it dies,the customer would then let the car sit for 15 min or so... Trouble codes: P2071 (Start Enable of DAS Not Sent Check Fault Messages in Control Module EZS)
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Drive-axles VIN: WDBUF87X88
Simple request-I cannot find the torque spec for the axle retaining bolt that secures the the front axle to the wheel hub-nothing in all-data or Mitchell-Thanks guys-Deke
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Surge VIN: WMWMF33557
Hello Mini tech's, This one is intermittant,it starts to surge and then sets this code #P1047 for Vanos servomotor activation? Is it like the Bemmers that get sticky from oil contamination? What we have had luck with those is to flush the engine oil? Have not ... Trouble codes: P1047 (Vanos servomotor activation)

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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L engine does not run VIN: WAUSF78K29
The crankshaft pulley jumped several teeth and put the crank out of phase with the valve train. (note. when this happens the timing appears to be correct on the chain and all the gears, but the piston is not on TDC as it should be. ) We were lucky that the v...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAHC2316L
Once I checked everything and all possible causes I added power to the coil now note there was already 12v there I just added an [...] with power probe and car would stabilize so I figuerd the coil had to much resistance and replaced car ran fine after...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93404
Thanks to all that provided suggestions. Alas, I cannot yet call this vehicle fixed as I was unable to put a significant enough number of miles on the vehicle before the customer picked it up. Prior to delivery, I rechecked and tightened all intake boot clamp... Trouble codes: P0171 (2882 Mixture prep Bank 1), P0174 (2883 Mixture prep Bank 2).
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L convertable top VIN: WDBLK65G23
I am going to repost this. I have replaced the pump and the roll bar now operates and all seems as it should. the b1647-001 code will come back as soon as you try to operate the soft top. windows all are synchronized and i can find no limit switches bad. thank...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Airmatic suspension VIN: WDBUF70J45
First i want to thank the 4 people that took time to respond,especially Avinash from Tennessee and Dallas from Texas for the complete description. Replaced right rear strut and all is well
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Clutch
Thanks for all of the replies. I ended up replacing the clutch cable with an aftermarket adjustable cable. This allowed me to set the exact amount of free play I wanted which worked out very well. The old self-adjusting cable didn't seem to be working properly...
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