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1997 Audi A6 2.8L crusecontrol VIN: WAUJC84AXV
where is splice a27 (in a circle) on current track for servotronic 272, why is signal not getting to cruise control module, with wire disconnected from dash: red connector 26 wire 7 disconnected have an slightly amplifyed signal from signal going into speedo c...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L audi delta VIN: WAUJC84A8V
I need to disconnect the battery to diagnose a battery drain. After reading so much information about the horrors of getting VW and AUDI radio codes, I want to get the code out of the radio before disconnecting the battery. It is the Audi DElta Radio, and I tr...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAAM3347Y
After about 10 minutes of driving the Traction Control light will come on on this car. The light will stay on until the car is shut off. The problem repeats itself again and agin. We scanned it with the Launch X431 tool and found fault code "B4 - Steering Ang...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L left front outer cv VIN: WBAFB33581
Dear BMW guru's this X5 gives as grief. During inspection #2 we noticed both front out cv-boots where cracked and leaking grease out. We ordered 2 new BMW (oem) outer cv-boot kits. installed new boot, new circlip and new stub axle nut tightenend to 440Nm acco...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L idle goes too high VIN: WDBEA26DXL
Hello Mercedes Techs When engine is started cold , idle goes up to 1500 RPM and does not want to come down right away,after a few minutes it will come down, but even if engine is at operating temperature. idle could go up intermitenttly. We have tried another ... Trouble codes: 18 (idle valve signal implausible)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 4-3 Downshift VIN: WDBEA30D6M
Customer purchased the vehicle and brought in for Inspection, Transmission Fluid and filter Service. Complained of No 1-2, 2-3 Upshift. Modulator valve repaired this problem. Customer states that NOW and only "sometimes" after extended driving, the transmissio...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L remote locks VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Need help on syncronizing remote keys for car. WIS says press button on remote twice momanterly and turn key on. Tried this did not help. Battery in keys are above 13 v. These keys are the one button early style keys. Do you guys have any info on resyncronizin...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall, CUTS OFF AFTER START VIN: WDBJF65F1W
This E320 has a problem I had not experienced before. It cranks over, starts, then dies immediately. A second start usually (but not always)gets it going. Once warmed up, it starts on the first try. When it cuts off, it is abrupt, like spark was turned off (no...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L clutch pedal VIN: WPOAA0943G
The clutch pedal will sometimes stick to the floor, you can pull it back up. It is a good solid pedal. Clutch operates normal and releases fine. Alldata has a TSB for this saying it is air in the system. Alldata sais to pressure bleed it. I do not have access ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Engine noise VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
Customer is a college student. He brought the car in asking advice about a noise he heard on the five hour trip back home from Portland. I took it out and drove it. I checked all of the normal things without opening up the engine. Of course, being a college st...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29MXI
oxy sensor reacting good car has good performance i found a little black soot at the tail pipe i test drove the car a few times getting parts but did not have the ml light come on car belongs to a dealer they may be starting the car to show it and not driving ... Trouble codes: P0172
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 50YF536708
volvo techs...this basic fault code is not so basic after using the factory scan software...vadis inconjuction with the vct2000 so i know im getting the right fault code which is the intake air temperature sensor signal too low and intermitten... the ... Trouble codes: ECM0F

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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA531XN
Hello fine techs: Thanks to all who took the time to help. After rechecking for vacuum leaks (none), the A/cSystem (all fine),retesting the alternator (Charging OK and oscilloscope wave pattern OK), we finally discovered that the replacement Idle control valve... Trouble codes: 1262 (Idle speed control circuit).
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242T
this one is fixxed! thanks to all of you who took the time to reply to this post, as it turns out, that voltage spike in the waveform of ckp sensor was the key to fixxing this. another shop had installed a long block in this, and in doing so the tone ring on t... Trouble codes: P1313 (cat damage missfire bank a), P1314 (cat damage missfire bank b).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L low power VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Howdy, I got several replies indicating the maf sensor was a known weak spot. A new sensor restored the peformance and the fuel trim numbers starting to come down immediately. I was afraid to disconnect the battery due to being unfamiliar with the (indow relea... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L wiring VIN: WP0AB296XL
Thanks to Aaron for letting me know that even the factory manuals do not give splice locations. That said, I was forced to open the wiring harness and follow the burned wire to the splice I was looking for. The #8 splice is located where the harness branches f...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG29M31
Sorry this post is so late. I did not fix the vehicle. I tried some things and let the car go. When i received a notice from iatn to close the post, i thought we had the fix. unfortunetly the car came back again with same code. it will go about 2 weeks before ... Trouble codes: P1395.
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47001
this euro van did have holes in the tank from two srews run through the fuel tank from instalation of a cd player on the pass side of the vehicle. thank you so much for your help mark. were would we be without iatn. you people are awesome deleontow@msn hit thi... Trouble codes: 17978 (eng control module blocked some times), 16839 (evap small leak), 16826 (evap leak large).
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1FA8950L
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The problem ended up being a bad transfer pump in the tank. We replaced it and all is ok. Runs pretty good for an old clunker. I recieved many replies...many telling me to look for vac leaks etc...and some ox...
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