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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L engine VIN: WAURD68D61
Dear Audi friends: This S4 2.7 liter V6 (APB-engine) leaks noticeable (small paddle in driveway) from rear of engine (I guess crankseal) and upper and lower oilpan. Customer wants it fixed, because he has one of these "insurances". Our problem is, we have to ...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAHD63XNB
Customer brought in vehile for stalling. I dont have a scanner to check codes. I could not get codes by hitting the accelerator 5 times. The vehicle first acted very lean. It did not want to idle on its own and would hesitate bad. I smoked the engine and found...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBABJ6329S
First customer bought used car took to have cooling system flushed after flushing and picking up car received phone call that he might want to bring car by he might have a broken fan blade because they found a piece on there floor but they had done a few that ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBABJ6329S
First customer bought used car took to have cooling system flushed after flushing and picking up car received phone call that he might want to bring car by he might have a broken fan blade because they found a piece on there floor but they had done a few that ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L hvac VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
This car came in with the complaint that the output from the left and right vents, which are controlled separately, was hot (left side) and cooler (right side). When out on a test drive, the system initially put out refrigerated air from both sides with the te...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing cover VIN: WDBHA28E3V
I am trying to replace the head gasket for oil leakage on this Mercedes, and it is the first Mercedes head job I have ever done. How do you remove the upper timing cover? Specifically, what do you do with the threaded pin under the plug? I have the cover all l...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L battery
batt goes dead,no draw, charging appears normal at 105 amps new batt, no change,second charge test was 45 amps, replaced alt. and belt, tests good, batt dead after 1 day... any thoughts? many thanks, Doug
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSDZ9M11
gentlemen we have a jetta that came in with an engine lite on and a noise in the motor i pulled a code of 16396 p0012 we have searched and can't find it anywhere could somebody tell us what this code is i don't know if this has anything to with the noise but i... Trouble codes: 16396 (literatur)
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G4NA5888J
intermittant no power to injectors and i assume fuel pump.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5343Y
found the air pump relay behind the glove box seemed to be ok. could not get the air pump to self test so rather than waste anymore time on it i sent him to the BMW dealership he is a good customer and i did not want to steer him wrong. some said i really need... Trouble codes: 1423 (Secondary air system bank 1), 1421 (Secondary air system bank 2).
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L confirmation leds VIN: WDBHA22W5S
Despite the door handle lights are not operating well, remote control and door locks work. No fix for the outside lamps blinking togheter.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Drive train VIN: 4J6AB54EXX
Found that the noise was a combination of the carrier bearing and the transfer case. Updated the transfer case to a 2000 with different ratios and replaced the carrier bearing.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DDS5N3X
thanks for the help guys. I failed to mention one thing that the customer stated: that it seemed to do it more frequently after refueling. I did think about evap as a possibility, but dismissed it as I had not encountered this before. but with th number of res...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSA81H7V
We found that when we lowered the trans to remove the 5th gear cover on the back of the trans it was just enough that the shift forks moved out of place. We had to go back in and reposition the rod with the shift forks and everything started working again. Tha...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Electronic VIN: WV2EH8708V
Well guy's it's fixed. Did not get too much help via iATN this time, I guess not too many people have come across this, but this post should save somebody's tail in the future. Many of the post's were pointing to the TPS & also mentioned the problem VW has wit...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L starter /wipers/heat VIN: 3VWSA81H6W
We replaced the wiring harness in the driver side door. The ground wire was completely severed & many others deteriorated. The problem with the drivers window was solved by replacing the window motor,regulator & window switch. Once everything was plugged back ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BXX
thanks to everyone for the fast replys. most said to recheck timing marks with correct tools. i did loosen cam gears from cams. so we ordered the cam locater bar and crank holding pin. it took 9 days to get them in,then my wife went into labor and i have a new... Trouble codes: P1519.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWNA63BOX
Hi Guys ! Thanks to all your replies to inform me about the commen internal failure in the VW&Audi abs module.I've replace the whole ABS hydraulic unit (with pump & module).It's a plug & play unit.What all you need to do is to replace it.The new unit came with...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J32
I want to thank Rob,Deborah,and Howard. The problem was the wiring. The PCM was reading #1 glow plug as #4. I replaced #1 glow plug and the check engine light is out! IATN was my only source for this information. The dealer was very tight lipped about this pro... Trouble codes: P0674 (4 Glow-plug failure).
1980 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L Timing belt/oil pump
Well here is another fine mess I have gotten myself into! A lot of the replies stated that these engines have cam seizures due to oil starvation etc. My problem was not the cam seizing but the oil pump/dist/ shaft. The belt was only off mark there, cam and cra...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L steering-cluster switches VIN: YV15S97D7X
This one is finally fixed (at least the steering coloum switches problem)the fix was to replace the module and get the software upgrade.The dealer could not explain why, although it is the correct procedure.(read the e/mail from Nigel [...]-Smith)Many e/mai...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, 1st. AM startup VIN: YV1SW53D81
This vehicle was finally fixed by downloading upgrade #[...]. The software wasn't available to aftermarket when we first attempted fix.Local dealer told us about it and Volvo apologized and it is now available.
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