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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Battery VIN: WBAHD2302K
Hello there. This vehicle has a problem with the battery goind dead if left sitting for a few days. A parasitic load test shows 61mA draw. Located most of the draw on the no. 20 fuse in the underhood power distribution centre. When this fuse is removed the dr...
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: M239034F5H
does anyone know where the fuel pump relay is located on this vehicle thanks jay
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L dash illumination VIN: 3VWRB81H9W
HEY HEY EVERYBODY! I'm farfrompukin on the german beauty but, I still need some help from my IATN buddies. here's the story. customer brought car in for check engine light. cruise inop and interior illumination inop. ck engine light was a tranny code. (mechani...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WWWPD63B01
there are not really any symptoms, the customer states that sometimes it might hesitate on accelleration. main complaint is that the light is on. our scan testing shows long term fuel trim at +99% and short term at +13%, maf is 4.5 gm/sec o2 sensors look norma... Trouble codes: P171
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1995 Fiat Punto 75 1.2L Stall VIN: ZFA1760000
All three replies suggested looking and adjusting the base idle position. I had already looked at this and adjusted it, however this response got me to look at it again and using the spec supplied by Malcolm was able to tune the car and achieve a great result....
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Battery VIN: WDBGA32E3P
Thanks to: Robert from TX, Robert from GA, Alain from CA, George from CA, Ron from GA,& Larry from NJ. The drain was caused by the radio. Other possible causes mentioned were: Key shut-off relay, steering angle senson, mirror illumination, gove box and trunk l...
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1974 Other European SilverWraith 7.0L master cylinder
Many thanks to all who replied to my post and took the time to explain the system operation. Many had stated that the accumulators are problematic on these cars, but testing has shone that the #2 pump had failed. The customer is still mulling over whether or n...
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1987 Porsche 911 3.3L alarm integration VIN: WPOJB0938H
This Turbo is back in action. I received 5 good replies with some great information in how the fuel system safety circuit works, however, this vehicle's problem had nothing to do with the alarm as was first suspected. I found that the after-market alarm does n...
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1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1FA8849M
Again IATN has been very helpful. They say you live and learn. I would like to think thats true. Anyway I was so worried about getting Dist. in right I just never thought about the flywheel bolting on more than one way. After taking Trans. out and lining up fl...
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