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1986 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHD044XG
Well, time to see how this forum works :) We have a no start/no spark when hot problem. After sitting, long crank before it fires up. The frequency valve won't buzz either. I believe it is like other VW/Audi - linked to ignition signal. We are working on pulli...
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L ABS control module VIN: WAUBG84D9V
Hello Group! This car came in with the ABS light on. I scanned it with both the VAG COM and our Autodiagnos with the same result, Terminal 30 open circuit. Permanent fault 00668 036. There was also a fault for the right front speed sensor (00285 158), but it d...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322T
The stft and ltft are both close to 0. The vehicle is for the most part IN fuel control, and runs great. Bank 1 O2 sensor 1 is very slow. As if the computer was taking it's time in adjusting the signal to the fuel injectors. Both #1 O2's are within the correct... Trouble codes: 40 (CAT conversion cyl. 1-4 bank 1 rt. side.)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L rear main seal VIN: WBABJ8328W
Car came into shop with an oil leak from rear of engine.I tested for leak using dye and found oil leaking from the rear main seal area. I replaced the seal without having the correct seal installer. The car came back several days later leaking oil again. I rep...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L blower motor resistor VIN: WWBAAM3346
bmw guys help! we have a 323i that we think needs the resistor for the fan,but we are un able to locate it to test mitchell has little to no information. does anyone know where it is? thanks in advance ray
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH65F6X
drove vehicle 30 miles till check engine light came on again. . smoke tested engine for vacuum leaks...none . new upstram o2's seem to be changing slow...patern is elongated...same as old o2's. check engine light sets at idle. Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim bank 1 sensor 1), 173 (fuel trim bank 2 sensor 1)
1985 Other European BiTurbo 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZAMAL1101F
Vehicle will start and run for a minute or two then stall. Starving for fuel.Fuel Pump fuse checked OK.There is power at fuse with ignition switched on. No power at pump with ignition on. When battery power is applied to pump the car will stay running.I have o...
1981 Porsche 911 3.0L alternator VIN: WPOZZZ93ZB
Could someone fax me a wiring diagram on the charging system for the 1981 911 turbo. [...] I have replaced the alternator and the voltage regulator and the new alternator will not charge. I can't get any power on the blue wire that goes to the alternat...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987X
Hello techs, i am still chasing my tail with a couple of boxsters with check engine lights on for 1128/1130 oxygen sensing adaptation rich limit. my last post for these cars timed out because i haven't fixed the problem yet. i have one of the cars back in th... Trouble codes: 1128 (oxygen sensing adaptation enrichment limit bank 1), 1130 (oxygen sensing adaptation enricment limit bank 2)
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L All shifts VIN: WVWBB81E9S
Hello IATN, Looking for some guidance here, customer brought in vehicle for hard shifting. I've checked for codes (included in message), checked the level and condition of the fluid, checked the wiring from the ECM to TCM, checked for TSBs. There is a TSB for...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3WVSB69M11
Hello VW techs! This CEL has been off and on for a while. Recently, the vehicle began to hesitate and stall occasionally. When scanned using EASE generic mode, found the one code P1296/[...]. It may be important to note that in the DTC count window in the s...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L gear selection VIN: YV1LW55365
This car is back. We replaced trans based on Volvo codes and manual, and also from IATN members help. Now we have a new code and problem- no vehicle speed reading at TCM. Speedometer works. No output terminal 6 at speedo conn A. Tried two used speedos still no...
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NK5374W
hi all, been gone for awhile but back in the saddle again i have a good one for all my fellow volvo bros. i have a c70 turbo that came in setting a code 231 which is LTfuel trimpartial load upper limit this should be caused by a rich condition when i started t... Trouble codes: 231 (longterm fueltrim part load)
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L overheats VIN: YVISZ58D01
After replacing the thermostat, when the customer told us the car overheats after driving a short distance and on the freeway, we have learned this occurs only in stop & go traffic and at low speeds! This is an intermitant problem we are unable to duplicate. I...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Starting VIN: WAUED28D7W
thanks for the info guy butit seemed to be the temp sensor when scoping from overnight stand had some dropout in the first few min of running replaced and problem gone thank again Paul
1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8315J
Thanks to Billy, Gene, Thomas and Russell on this one. They all gave me some good directions to go. The issue with this thing was the EML light coming on on acceleration and after swapping everything imaginable from side to side I found several things that con...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E220 cabrio 2.2L No Start VIN: WDB1240601
we'll it was traced down to a 'switch module' by a euro master tech,I have no idea what a switch moduel is or what it does but apparently,they said it controls the ignition and fuel.I would like to know if anyone has heard of such a thing on a w124 chassis,thi...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA68F6X
Thanks to all who replied. I did a self test on the system and no problems were found but Timothy [...] was right on when he said replace the evaporator temp sensor! Sometimes experience is still the best teacher!
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
We fixed this vehicle, thanks to Noel and Anders for there help, it is very appritiated. What we found and replaced were the ignition cassette/coli housing. When we took it apart we found the cassette burnt. Thanks again for the advice and help. Trouble codes: P0173 (o2 signal), P1320 (undoummented), P0337 (crankshaft position sensor), P0336 (crankshaft position sensor lose of input).
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWFL81H2T
Thankyou for your replies. We tried everything others suggested if we had not tried it. NOthing worked. We think it is a wiring problem. Customer decided to take car away, could not pursue further. Murray Trouble codes: 533 (idle).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ign/steering/shift lock VIN: VWZ9Z7X800
Thanks to Bryian -CA, Larry- PA; The only replies. Understandably, not too many people wanted to even touch this post! obviously not a common problem. If you are reading this from the archives and attempting this proceedure, read ALL of it to find procedure sh...
1988 Volvo 240 2.3L tail/brake lights VIN: YVAX8840J1
Well this is the fastest I was ever able to fix a vehicle. I had one reply from Jerry [...] who had the solution. The 2 sockets for the outer bulbs, which are the brake and tail lights, were the wrong ones. We had 1 [...] and 1 black socket. The [...] sock...
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