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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAULC68E83
This vehicle came to us from a body shop that stated the vecicle drove into the shop. They repaired the left front and left side of vehicle. The vehicle still ran at this point, they were finishing up the last bits and when the went to start to move it would n...
1970 BMW 2800CS 2800CC Mechanical VIN: 0000227010
Hey all you BMW guru's out there. We have a 1970 2800CS coupe in here for a complete engine overhaul and the cylinders are already bored out to 86.5mm the second and last oversize for this model. Now from what I have read, the next year BMW bored this motor ou...
1992 BMW 535i 3.5L trans program VIN: WBAHD2315N
Hello all, have an intermittent trans. program message and susp level message appearing in drivers info center with chime. Found bulletin #62 05 94, and checked voltage at pin 15 in diag. connector, voltage always ok, but never had a chance to test at ecu with...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L asc-t VIN: WBABK8331X
Dear BMW friends, the customer had two (2) complains: 1.) When driving over bump "traction control warn light" comes on and is therefore inoperative! * 2.) Cabrio roof does not open! 2. Cabrio roof, was easy fuse blown, install new fuse roof works perfect. **...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on, AIR PUMP INOP. VIN: WDBGA33E9S
Hello IATN members. I have a problem with the air pump system with this one.It is also my father`s car which is even worse. Check engine came on with an air pump code. Clutch will not operate. Found wire harness falling apart so we replaced with new. Tested re... Trouble codes: P0411
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Compressor VIN: WDB2020262
This Merc came in with the A\C not working, when checking the system I found that some brainiac left out the blower fuse, at this point I thought that the job was finished(just a thought). Now the compressor isn't cycling,it`cyclys when 12 volts is directly su...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L low range light VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
Dear MB friends, customer claimed, one morning the the car stuck in gear and the "LOW RANGE" light was flashing. He stopped, Pushed the button, light went out and truck drives fine now, e.g normal shift pattern. the only complain now is; Everytime he start th...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Good morning to all! I could really use some insight from MB or euro techs with this particular demon. MB and MOD is very reluctant to offer any pertinent info and modis offers no direction as well, we have no euro software so my info is on the generic side on... Trouble codes: P0301
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Clutch VIN: WVWEE83A4T
Hello, all. Our customer brought in the Passat with severely slipping clutch. It would barely pull itself. The young driver stated the clutch assembly had been replaced only 6 months ago. After customer's approval, we disassembled. Clutch was burnt, and flywhe...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L fails pa emissions VIN: WVWEE83A6T
Hi guys. This car came to me with complaint that it would not pass new PA emissions test. The readiness tests will not complete. Checked precat o2 with scanner, acts like post o2 til car warms up at which point all adaptation, and o2 sensors read 0.00 on scann...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS light on VIN: WVWMA63B6X
Hi All! This Passat came in with ABS light on. I was able to pull code: 01203 ABS/Instrument cluster electrical connection. Code comes back right after clearing it. Now for some reason the scanner (CS 2000) wouldn't even connect to the ABS module . Checked fus...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L poor performance VIN: 3VWRF29M1X
This car is drivable but it seem`s as though the computor has elemanated the turbo .Modis will not comunicate with the VAG /EURO sOFTWARE
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YU1AA8840M
WE HAVE REPLACE convertor twice with to differnt brands and no change.idle and cruise numbers and 15 and 25 mph load for inspection. Read about and o2 causing nox to be to high and when we lab scope it .9mv to .2mv sweep and looks good. No vacumn leaks or exhu...

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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L unkown VIN: WBAAV33421
Dear Friends, thanks for your replies. Most of you were right the vibration was caused by a sticking hanger bearing. I just could not believe a 2001 car already has a problem with the hanger bearing! We removed driveshaft replaced rubberhanger housing and bear...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALSALJY1X
Sorry but I don't have a definite fix on this one.I have a suspicion that a loose cylinder sleeve may be the cause of the noise however the owner of the vehicle does not wish to pursue it any further. As I stated in my original post,I have noticed this same ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D4P
well we had the car starting just find for about a week till the customer came to pick it up then it started hard, rechecked the ignition= ok but still hard to start then customer left with car & it stalled & won,t start back up., customer sent car to mer. sho...
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L heater VIN: YS3AT76L0K
Replaced stant t stat with oem style stat with a bleed hole in the bypass plate. Fixed the no heat problem. I then flushed the cooling system which improved the hot running problem. I suspect the radiator is partially blocked. Thanks for all the replies.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3DD58N5X
Thanks to all who responded, especially Andy in BC you were crack on. Replacing the purge valve was the fix. It has not had one hiccup in 3 days since replacement, the customer is so happy she made us cookies. Thanks again.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L clutch disc VIN: 3VWRP01HXR
i finally finished this car i ordered an aftermarket they sent me 2 clutches and a flywheel, neither one was correct i ordered one from the dealor expensive but eventhough it is made by the same manufacture the oe is superior quality clutch disk was thicker an...
2004 Volkswagen GOLF 2.0L long crank when hot VIN: 9BWGL61544
fix is a temp sensor. was faulty. sorry it took so long. Guy live out of town and took him some time to get back in for service.
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L idiot lites VIN: YV1FA8846M
sorry it took so long to get back to everybody on this one- thanks for all the replies- of the 17 replies, it was almost evenly divided between 3 things- the voltage regulator brushes, the circuit card on back of the cluster, the ignition switch. As it was suc...
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