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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Sunroof VIN: WAUBC544XM
I checked the archives on this and there was a good post but it was from the time when the replies were not logged by iATN so I could not read the replies which would have probably be sufficient for this fix. For my benefit and all those who will come after me...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L down shift VIN: WAUAA24B8X
Audi techs Please help. I have an A6 2.8 with codes I cant seem to find any info on. The car came in originally with a complaint of slamming into gear when you go from park, and starting out in a higher gear from a start causing lack of power. I pulled the car...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAHD6324S
Hi guys I’m looking for some advice on the lifetime transmission fluid, keep getting conflicting info, should I change it or not? The car has 150000 miles on it want to make it last as long as possible seems odd not to change it. Thanks for your time!
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L windshield wipers VIN: SAJKX6049X
This car arrived with the complaint that when the wipers were switched off they would continue to run for an unpredictable period of time before stopping. And sometimes they will fail to start. We verified the failure to stop but not the failure to start. The...
1988 Land Rover Range Rover 40th Anniversary Edition 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALHV1145J
Hello Land Rover enthusiasts everywhere! Got a real gem here that came in on a hook. This 88 had a broken alt belt which I replaced but its dilemna is a drivability issue. Customer said that it would stall out and then re-start. Got consistently worse-more fre...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air suspension VIN: SALHC1342P
Vehicle came in as a no crank, we installed starter, when vehicle was lowered air suspension was at its lowest setting bottomed out on stops. We shut the suspension sw. off before raising the vehicle but it didnt help. The pump motor doesnt seem to be running ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L steering/suspension VIN: SALJY1242V
We have been fighting what Rover people call the "Death Wobble" on this truck for almost a year now without completely solving the riddle. A lot of work has been done and numerous parts replaced. We have extensively searched the IATN FIX datbase and have perf...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Idles too high VIN: WDB1070451
Hello, I believe this is a gray market car. It failed the state emission test for excessive HC and CO. The oxygen sensor harness had been cut off. We replaced the O2 sensor and the idle control motor because we believed it was sticking. When started cold the e...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L pump VIN: WDBEA34E2S
Hi there folks, About 10K miles ago we flushed the fluid and changed the P/S filter on this MB because the power steering pump was cavitating. The fluid was low at that time but we found no leaks. We got the "real deal" power steering fluid and there was peac...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0S
hello mbz guys this one is driving me nuts. oh well whats new with a c-heap280.. Ive done at least 10 of these cylinder head reseals. and still always have at least one problem when it's done, usually we sell them an engine harness with the job, but this one i... Trouble codes: P0327
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F9X
This car came to us with a hard set mil . Upon code retrieval , we found the P0170 code . The car seems to run fine , and exhibits no symptoms of looming disaster . We don't have the proper diagnostic equipment for this car , however we were able to scan with ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Malfunction Bank 1)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L no throttle VIN: 3VWCB21CO1
I was checking oxygen sensor wiring under vehicle. After cat. sensor wires all were bare. Before cat. sensor wiring appeared okay. Put car back on the ground and now I have no throttle response. Originally I only had the P0420 CODE. Since then I have the other... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency), 16610 (acc. pedal/tps), 18039 (signal too high), 18042 (signal too high), 17987 (adaptation not started)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L trans computer VIN: WVWSK61J32
towed car in for no start. has trouble code 00293 multi- function switch- f125 undefined switch position. checked scanner data. always shows "d" for lever position no matter where shifter is. also when key is turned on the shift indicator lights up normaly the...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L none VIN: 3VWSE29M82
Hi Fellows, i got this one that has not any problem, runs great, just customer told me, the temperature light lits at the mornings and after some moments it turns off (this is abnormal because before it had not happened) also the reverse light is on all the ti... Trouble codes: 1300 (Instrument panel code unknown without communication), 1300 (Instrument panel code unknown without communication), 1302, 1303, 463, 467

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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAGG8339X
Most replies stated that the PCV system or oil pump bolts loosening would cause this type of noise. One indicated a rear main seal retainer bolt touching the flexplate. One indicated a piston slapping from being bent from hydrostatic lock. I checked the oil pu...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Trans light on VIN: WBADM6348Y
My bad. Turns out that when replacing the shifter assembly I missed a small black plug at the front of the assembly. Even thought the interlock worked fine I guess it didnt get the message back to the controller. Sorry to waste you time but I hope this helps s...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L wipers VIN: SAJNA5841J
thanks to everyone who offered schematics. wasn't able to positively identify the problem. so a used motor was installed and the wipers park i guess it was the motor. one reply said that there was an inline fuse in the circuit somewhere in the right s...
1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L suspension VIN: SAJMX6346T
First of all thanks to all that responded to my problem! I had suspected the front sub-frame mounts, and that was the cause. When I lowered the sub-frame, both mounts were sheared right at the V. After installing the new mounts, all noises were gone, and the f...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L play in throttle VIN: WDBEA92E6P
hi and thanks for all the great replies. I steered you all wrong a bit from the beginning. I found out that there were 2 versions of the electronic throttle body. A full fly by wire throttle body system is only in the ASR cars; the dead giveaway is the lack of...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Ignition key VIN: YV1LW5543V
Dave mentioned poor gounds, and a close encounter of the 3rd Oh, well. I think the customer is nuts personally, always has been an 'ever since' type of customer.. No problem found, or verified or attempted to repair. I was fishing with this post. Th...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Power Steering VIN: YV1TS90D6X
Here's the deal- speed sensitive steering rack 8601759 is no longer avalable for '99 S80- supercedes to 8602826 (non speed sensitive rack) and you must replace both inner tie rods (274526), outer tie rod ends (272416 left, 272417 right) and the pressure (86842...
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