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1991 Audi 100 2.3L heater core VIN: WAUBC5440M
Is dash removal necessary to replace heater core?Please help i do not think you need to remove dash but alldata says you do,any tips would also be appreciated.thank you.
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Initial engagement VIN: WAUBG84D0V
I suspect this has a bad accumulator in the transmission. The initial engagement into drive or reverse is bad. The trans mounts are not broken, the engine mounts are new. When I have this on the lift with another tech shifting into drive or reverse the drivesh...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WAUKH28DXY
Thanks in advance for any help given. We are about to change out our first ABS/pump unit on this 2000 A4. We have no info on how to bleed new unit is there any tricks to this? Does the new unit need to be coded? If so can we do it with the Snap-On scanner. We ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
This car came in with a check engine light on, bucking and dropping cylinders when cruising on the highway. We read fault codes for misfires in 2 cylinders. We pulled the cover and found several plug holes oil filled due to leakage. We replaced the cam cover ...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1445X
We have this RR here with lean codes and the LTFT for both banks in excess of +20%. We smoked the intake and found no vacuum leaks. When we checked MAF with a lab scope on a snap throttle test it started at 1.55v idle and snapped to only 3.41v max. This seems ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
1994 Mercedes-Benz C180 1799CC Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDB2020182
Hi all, This came in for an idle fault with a rotten loom to CTS and Injectors. I have repaired this and now it will not idle. Along with the above listed codes it also has code 031, inj 1/4 open and 027 inj 1/4 short. None of these codes will clear, even K... Trouble codes: 003 (CTS Open), 004 (CTS implausable), 006 (IAT Short), 013 (Idle in limp), 022 (O2 Sensor High), 023 (O2 Sensor cold open)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L No reverse once VIN: WDBGA32E7T
Customer visited a friend, parked on level ground. When she tried to leave, she had no drive in reverse. The other vehicles at the house were moved out of the way so she could drive out in a forward direction. Said she smelled a 'plastic-y' smell which might b...
2003 Opel Corsa C 1.2L Shifting VIN: W0L0XCF683
Hello Opel Techs, We have 2 Opel Corsa C with the same problem. Car originally was towed in and would not move. Car had codes 1731, (Gearbox Actuator), Code 1703 brake light switch, Code 1708 Clutch Hydraulic. Technician installed a new transmission control ...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Lighting VIN: WPOAA0947E
We have this 1984 944, when you turn the signals on with the key off, the parking lights on that side come on, but not the amber signal, if you turn the key on the parking lights go out but the signals do not flash. The 4 way flasher work correct on the amber ...
1995 Saab 9000 3.0L timing
This vehicle came in to our shop with a catostrophic timing belt tensioner failure. A good majority of the valves were bent, requiring replacement of both heads(customer choice). Also a belt, tensionor and idler kit with all pulleys, water pump were replaced. ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M6X
Daughters car, I am able to scan for these codes but dont have any diagnostic manuals for VW. I do remember from past repairs that replacing the O2 to correct these codes is not always the answer. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Trouble codes: P0141, P0140
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H8X
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of MIL illuminated (customer stated light has been on for 2 years). Found code P1582, idle control reached limitations. First order of business was to CK for vacuum leaks. Found (4) cracked loose or poor fitting vacuum l... Trouble codes: P1582 (idle control - adaptation limits)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
thanks in advance for all your help this is starting to be a pain . the car first came in with a check engin light on. owner thought the transmission was going out . it had seven codes the first time p0134,p0300,p0301,p0304,p0303,p0302 . the o2 sensor was out ... Trouble codes: P0411, P1128, P0172, P0300, P0301
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L car will not turn over VIN: YV1LW5512S
You turn the key and get dash lights, headlights, etc. and some acuation of relays, but no current to starter trigger wire. I've been told the immobilizers have to have a new PIN installed in them that is from the car's system or the car won't start. Is this t...

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1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L heater VIN: SAJHY1745N
It was the a.c. control module (baby grand). I know used electronics are a no no for Jaguar, but I thought it would be different this time, again. Trying to save the customer money and got burnt. Thanks to everyone that replied, alot of useful info.
1997 Opel vectra 2.0L No Start VIN: WOL000036V
Hello IATN Members, Turned out that the return lines from the injectors were cracked and letting the fuel leak back in the feed line. We installed a lift pump at the tank and when we excited the pump the return lines started to leak. Replaced the lines and all...
1988 Other European espirit 2.2L 2,3 and 4 gear VIN: SCCFC20A7J
Quoted the customer a price and it set him back some, so time will tell if he decides to fix this one.I used 15 hours for labor ,will update this story if it continues.
1983 Porsche 911 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOZZZ91ZD
I have ordered a fuel distributor from a independent rebuilder and I'm hopeful that this will solve the problem. All of the testing has pointed a finger at it as well as many of the responses I recieved from IATN members. There are a lot of 911 Porsche technic...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Engine VIN: WPOCA298XW
This one is out the door!!!A very special thanks to Thomas [...].The problem was definitely the pcv system.You have to re and re the oil pan and replace the 2 oil seperators inside the motor and rep...
1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL48M4P
Thanks to all who replied to my post.and a special thanks to Yuval [...] Who took time out of his day to actually hook up his tech2 and guide me through the procedure. and to Anders [...] who also was a big help in explaining the procedure. Many of who... Trouble codes: 675B0 (ECU Calibration broken off/ not performed), E7590 (safety system fault), 24291 (Speed signalsfrom gear box and ASR do not coincide), 24690 (speed signal corrupted), P0120.
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L master cylinder VIN: WVWDE83A7S
We tried to narrow down the problem by eliminating each wheel one at a time. We clamped off each wheel and bled the brakes but the pedal would still drop. Up to this point there had not been a significant fluid loss, so we did not suspect an external leak-we s...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRJ01H7T
I think it's fixed, only had 3 replies here is what we did, we reset the timing it was a litle advanced, had some blow by, cleaned the vent and oil trap again replaced the air filter again and it has been a week with no complaints, if it comes back we will rem...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L module VIN: JKL345QWE4
thanks. the unit did not have to be coded just a replacment new part fixed it up. one good comment from Robert was to hold down the brake pedal to stop the master cylinder from leaking and drawing air into the cylinder. done gy pressig down on the pedal and op...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windows VIN: WVWMA63B1X
thank you for the replies well 4 out of 5 is pretty good, you all said to look in the comfort control unit area and there it was, a splice approx 3 inches forward of comfort module box was the bad splice soaking in water Red blue wires 2 forward and 4 back to ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L fuel, temp gauges VIN: WVWTH63B22
I found three things that may have caused the IC to fail. First, a common sensor ground is shared by the ECT, Fuel Gauge Senders, Ambient Temp sensor, Coolant Level Sensor, and Washer Level sender. The Ambient temp sender was missing and customer did not wan...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L possible brake VIN: WVGBC77LX4
Thanks to all for the help. Installed brake caliper, no help. Replaced transfer case, no help. Finally after an afternoon of careful chassis-ear diagnosis, narrowed the noise down to the propellor shaft carrier bearing. Installed a new drive shaft with bearing...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA884XL
Hello and thanks to the very helpful guys with 6 replies that helped fix the Volvo. The problem was the shock tower connector for the knock sensor. Although not heavily corroded the terminals were gray instead of shiny. My tech cleaned and tightened the termin... Trouble codes: 143, 321.
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L engine compression VIN: YV1LS5710R
Removed head (2nd time)inspected valves, poured water into intake & exhaust ports (instead of the combustion chambers this time) found valves leaking very slightly. Sent head out for recon. , overhauled turbo. After talking with Volvo dealer and and several sh...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JW8838R
I recieved many replies to check various things from coil out put to injectors leaking down but the problem still remains.I will up date post if i find the problem on this car.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L abs VIN: YUIKS9613S
Unfortunatly the altenator I received was boxed wrong so i had to reorder and did not get it till late this morning. Replacing the altenator fixed the charging system overcharge and now the abs light functions as it should and stays off after the bulb test. ...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L refrigerant VIN: YV1LW5671W
Thanks to all for very good responses . Was the evaporator leaking .
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Heater VIN: YV1KS9608W
Cleaning the cabin sensor, located in the roof lamp, helped a couple of detents. After consulting with a few other Volvo techs in another area, the consensus is that this system has to be set at 76 to 78 to have any significant heat.
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