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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF4322S
car came in with a rough running ,stalling,backfiring problem,we checked for codes,found maf sensor code,replaced it to no avail. put old one back in ,after a little time car started running ok.customer picked up car,came back 2 months later with same problem.... Trouble codes: 1215 (mass air sensor)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Wipers VIN: WBAFB33541
Hi, I have an x5 with the windshield wpiers stuck about 6 inches up the windshield. The fuse is good, 30 amps location 40. I have no key on power going to the wiper motor. Two of the large wires have 6.5v or 10.5v. with the key on. A couple times the wipers di...
2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03421
Need help on this one, I am using a Snap On Scanner with BMW software to scan this car. I will get a undocumented code 42 & 46 open power circuit on heated cats. I checked all the connections and I have power going to the cats, cleaned the grounds and I still ... Trouble codes: 42 (Bank 1 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit), 46 (Bank 2 Heated Catalytic converter heater open power circuit)
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1744T
Hi guys...We just got thru putting a used motor in this vehicle as the original had a knock in the lower end. Have serviced a ton of these and never had to change and engine but there is always a first. When vehicle came in the check engine light was on but we...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L no heat VIN: 1160331208
we are only getting warm air 70 degrees at dash vents,gets down to 58 while driving in chilli weather. heater worked great after we installed rebuilt servo under hood 2 days ago. now only luke warm air from all vents, vents do switch from dash, aux water pump ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L reverse gear VIN: WDBED90E8M
we are looking for band adjustment location info for this model, or any common faults. reverse slips badly, all other gears fine.fax # [...]
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L starter VIN: WDBDA28D3P
If car is in car garage is will turn over and start fine, but if parked outside (anywhere there is humidity, or rain, water, ect) will turn but not start. Any suggestions will be truley appreciated. Thanks, for everything.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L key VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Howdy! This car came in on the hook. The customer says that his battery went bad and he had another installed. The key won't turn in the lock. When you put it in it will not click to release the lock. Do any of you folks know what I am looking at? EIS? Bad key...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A170cdi 1700CC No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDB1680061
hello everyone, I have this A class 1700cc CDi mercedes wich cuts out as soon you try to rev the engine up and does not restart in the next 5 to 10 minutes. there is fuel delivery but can not test it because it is a cdi1 and my Carsoft mb 7.4sp2 kicks out the ... Trouble codes: P0207, H0201, P0205, P1470
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F81
Good Morning, This big Mercedes is being a difficult fix. The customer brougt me this car for service, tires and a complaint that "it won't go over 120mph." MIL was on so the first thing I did was clear all the missfire codes and take it for a road test to ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0310, P0307, P0309, P0312
1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1JS8830N
This vehicle came in customer complained about a stall we drove it and it stalled 1 time. we had fuel gauge on it and it was fine. it will restart asap. test drove it several tmes and several miles no restall. could someone in Volvo land advise me on any probl...

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L heater temp VIN: WAUGC84A8V
I am sorry to report that we will not have this vehicle back in the shop for another two weeks. IATN does not want it left open that long. I will post the fix as an update later. Thanks to all that responded and those that continued to e-mail me with ideas and...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B5Y
Well this one is fixed special thanks to everyone that e-mailed me. Especially Dana [...] who e-mailed me within an hour of my post. What agreat tool IATN is. The fix was replaceing the mass air flow sensor just like every one said.I first cleaned the sensor... Trouble codes: P1128 (Bank 1 mixture adaption system too lean), P1130 (bank 2 mixture adaption system too lean).
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L heater VIN: WBAGJ6328S
Thanks to the many, many responses I received. The majority told me to change the heater valve under the hood. When I finally got the car in the shop and tried to confirm the problem by running the system through its paces, it never acted up. My guess is the h...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L no/hard shift cold VIN: WBADD632XV
This one is done and out the door. Thanks to all who took the time to help especialy Techmax and John [...] who hit it on the head. After taking the car for a ride in the morning, it acted up as discribed but also tripped the MIL. Codes 233,234 cat efficency b...
1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3AK45E1M
Thanks to all who responded. Most of you said we should have checked the cam timing while checking our customer's work. Seems like an obvious thing now! The cam timing on the exhaust cam was retarded 1 tooth. We reset the cam timing and all is well. The car ra...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AS880XP
First I would like to thank everyone for their time. Most responses I received said either the crank positioner sensor or ignition amplifier. Also fuse connections in fuse boxes and wiring harnesses deteriating. The vehicle is in rough shape and belonges to cu...
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