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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start, Long Cranking VIN: WDBGA43E2S
Hi techs, we got a 95 S420 Drove in with normal condition. Everythings were just within acceptable range. Customer was first asking us to do tune-up and oil change, but then he told us this MB had a long cranking problem once a while after 2-4 hours sitting in...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L trans shift VIN: WDBHA28E6V
Hey fellow techs, got this c car that came in with trans in limp mode and check engine light on. PO 715(input/turbine speed sensor) PO720(output speed sensor) PO341(cam sensor) and rpm sensor n3 were trouble codes in memory. cleared these codes and they have n...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA29G2X
Since replacing the fuel filter on this vehicle with a $65.00 Wix unit, the customer states he hears a noise on cold start like a vacuum leak. Fuel pressure is fine and I see no indication of a pinched line or something not connected. Also, the vehicle doesn't...
1998 Other European Countach 5.0L Flywheel VIN: ZA9CA05A9J
Greeting Fellow Techs, Replacing clutch on this Italian Jewel. Flywheel needed resurface, machine shop first used lathe (why we don't know)then used diamond surface cutter. End result they removed .060 (1.5 mm)from our very expensive flywheel. The clutch is hy...
1987 Porsche 911 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WPOZZ291ZH
This message is also appearing on TDF. Journeymen good evening, We have an 87 Carrera, 3.2L, DME (Motronic) fuel injection that has a surging idle and unstable emissions. . The car came in failed Smog, 1.46% C0 and 65ppm HCs at idle. . The alt was putting ...
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Theft System
Hi guys, Could anybody tell me how to reset the theft system on this car? I trying to pick it up and work on it for a local car dealer. The theft system was triggered and it ran the battery dead. When I hook the cables up the alarm goes off and the car will ...
1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Starts & dies VIN: YS3CL48M3P
This Saab will start immediately but will die after just a few seconds. If fuel is added to intake via vacuum port engine will continue to run until you quit giving it fuel. While running car in this manner I checked injector pulse and noticed that injectos wi...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L cold start
a cutomer brought her car in on a tow truck.we went out back and started the car no problem? she states the car does not start first thing in the am? we had the car for 3 days every time it starts up? one thing i did notice on day 3 was that there was a lot of...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB81H7W
hello this car appears to need a throttle body. but it is 650.00 dollars has any one run into this before i spend that kind of money. i have cleaned it and reset basic settings, i have smoke cked the system for leaks , i have cked the evap purge valve, i have ... Trouble codes: P1582
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Need some help on this one,the cel comes on every couple of weeks,code p0380,checked all the glow plugs,they all check ok.relay works.I had this problem before and it was always a glow plug problem.Thank alot. Trouble codes: P0380
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M31
Hello readers. I have this jetta that came in with the 3 codes listed and would not accel when driving. I have corrected the code p0351 which was a bad coil pack and to be safe I replaced the very common MAF. The only code that has reoccurred after 2 test driv... Trouble codes: P0171, P0343, P0351
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Driver's power seat control VIN: YV1NK56D8X
Hi everyone, we have a head scratcher here. This Volvo has no function at the driver's power seat control. It does not seem like it should be that difficult. Our Alldata wiring diagrams show the master switch signaling the seat control module, which in turn po...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L brake pedal VIN: YV1LW55A7X
This V70 gets air in the right rear brake caliper. The pedal gets spongy and bleeding it gets it back to normal for a few weeks. This came up recently on IATN, but I forgot to save the post, oops. thanks, Justin
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D9X
This S80 is back with the same codes. I find it hard to believe the coils that I replaced 21 months ago would go bad in that short period and the coincidence of it being the newer coils and the same cylinders is even harder to believe. I've checked the wiring ... Trouble codes: ECM33, ECM33
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Steering Rack VIN: YV1TS9004Y
Techs Mechs: We are struggling with setting-up this steering rack. The car originally had a speed sensitive rack on it. The customer wanted to go OE so we got the rack from Volvo. The new one is supposedly NOT speed sensitive, but comes with a (2 pin Bosch) c...

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1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBACA5312N
Fuel pressure is still at 40 lbs after replacing pump and regulator. I replaced plug wires made a big difference but still had a miss. So replaced the coils and that fixed it, runs fine ever with the fuel pressure a little low.Any one got any ideal whats going... Trouble codes: 1286 (Knock control test pulse).
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WABFA535XI
Thanks to everyone. I've had several requests for help on the IATN. All have been very helpful, but this request and its replies has been fantastic! My net fix came from Mickael from PA. As Mickael noted, the O2 codes are a clue into vaccum leak issues. We hav... Trouble codes: P1343, P0300, 08 (Mass air flow sens), 90 (Cat codes), 104 (ABS inter. down).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L CATS system VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
unfortunately we were unable to reset this and had to take it to another shop to reset. Don's Jaguar rest it for us with the auto diagnostic tool.
1957 Mercedes-Benz 220s 2.2L crankshaft specs VIN: 0007511654
Thanks for all the tech help on this Benz engine guys. comparing the journal specs on this crank to your input I was able to determine that the crank was turned previously one undersize and we ordered those bearings. I recieved the new bearings and the shells ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBKK47FIX
thank you for all help. replace the k40 relay. customer pick up car on thursday. he call said that every thing is ok all so told so that the gas gage was not working now it working. thank you raymoud from new jersey for the phone call. all told customer to u...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBP21J61
Thanks again for taking your time to help, and thanks to iatn for this valuable service. The fix was low tech a pot hole or similar abstution had hit itercooler area and dislodged the pipe from intercooler to intake right below head light .This is covered by w... Trouble codes: 17954 (waste gate control short to ground).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Well,This car needs a trans overhaul.I received a few responses concerning the temp sensor code,and was advised to replace the sensor and see what happens,I had already did that and reprogammed the trans to basic settings with no luck.I have pulled the trans a...
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