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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Electronic VIN: WBAHE2329R
Hellow BMW Techs, We have a problem with the trans going into limp home with no codes. We have the GT-1 tester and there are no codes in any of the systems. The trans display on the cluster goes blank and the trans goes into limp home. We have changed the sel...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E3X
Hi all and thanks for your time. This SUV came in for tune, and the check engine light on. After doing tune and several test drives the light came back on with the same 2 codes p0170, and p0173. I have tested for vacuum leaks and have found none. The intake is... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L radio/navigartion VIN: WPOAA299X3
Porsche techs. Upgraded this car to the NAV2 pcm. ( Porsche specific gps & stereo head) Attempted to code the new unit with the PST2. W/version 18 software. Set all the pertinent information to the car that we could find. The time display is still off though. ...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Transmission VIN: YS3DDS5B65
This car came to us for a problem kicking out of reverse. We noted that the shifter linkage was worn, replace the bushings and link rods. Tech adjusted the shifter linkage as per Saab. Still has problem with the transmission kicking out of reverse. I underst...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRAB1H6X
we double checked for leaks again, no leaks found. have alldata, got info off alldata and said to check the leak detection pump. we also do not have a vag scanner and a vag breakout box. was wondering if there is any common faults and is there any test you can... Trouble codes: P0442

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Coding VIN: WAUEA88D8T
Thank you very much for all the replys and e-mails i got. Special thank you for Thomas and Brian, i used Brian's sheet and works great now. One e-mail i got said only dealer can do it, not true a few scanners can code it, you just have to know what to code w...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Cuts out VIN: WBACD3326T
We caused our own nightmare on this BMW. When we installed the CKP adapter harness we didn't get one of the connectors fully snapped together and caused an intermittent loss of signal to the DME. The crankshaft sensor was the cause of the original problem. Trouble codes: 83 (Crankshaft Position Sensor).
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WDBBA45AXC
Thank you so much for all your help and responces.. this is what makes IATN work so well as a daily diagnostic tool. after replaceing the cap and rotor. i still had weak spark.. we orderd a oem ignition module. now it runs like new again thank again Absolute A...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L a/c compressor VIN: WDBGB34E8P
Thanks to all who responded, especially Jerry from Texas. Jerry was absolutely on target when he said that the codes needed to be cleared before the compressor would run. I found that the pushbutton controller was loaded with codes from the time the a/c was ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Stall VIN: 2100201212
To all that replied thanks. A speacial thanks to all 3 Rich's that indicated k40 as being a potential problem. Although mine pinned out good I thought I would replace it anyway. I did{twice}and to my dismay found myself with the same problem. Back to the drawi...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L bucking VIN: WVWPD63B2X
Thanks to the people who helped out on this car. What we found was bad plug wires. We used the ross vag com and went into misfire data and drove the car. Everything was fine till you got to about 35 under a load. Then # 4 cylinder was missing pretty good. It w...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L middle vents VIN: YV1JW8313R
With the reply's I received and some personal phone calls from IATN members I was able to get information to fix this 940.The supply line comes in the cabin at the gas pedal, there is 1 white vacum line & 1 gray line. The gray vacum line is for the heat contro...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Central locks and AntiTheft VIN: YV1LS5540W
Unfortunately the customer would not give me enough time to fix the car. Given the intermittent nature of the short. Although the suggestions given could be remote possibilities I don't think they are likely because they don't have any direct connection on the...
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