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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53561
Hello Having problems knowing were to start on this one. This X5 came in limp home mode. Checked the codes with my CS 2000 scan tool (I have latest update). Cleared codes and drove car codes did not come back. Two weeks later codes came back. Now codes will cl... Trouble codes: 115 (DME FWsensor/DKsensor1 voltage controlerreference voltage), 160 (DME O2 sensor signalafter cat. bank 2 min value less than limit), 51 (DME no description), 135 (DME no description), 100 (DME ECU selftest), 118 (ABS ASC no descriptionc)
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBBHA28E6
Customer got up this morning...and car would not start...no previous hiccups...just out of the blue...cranks but won't start... Here is what I have verfified: No spark, no fuel pump drive... Scoped Crankshaft sensor...small hump..big hump..small hump...look...
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L No Start VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZF
Hello and thanks in advance, This Euro 928S has got us going. There is very little information available, but the wiring diagrams for a 1985 928 US model appear to match. The car cranks, but will not start. There is spark at both distributors and the car wil...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L engine VIN: WP0AA2997X
Hello Porsche techs, This car came in with a strange sort of higher pitched grumbling sound, not a low bass like sound. Almost sounds like rocks in a cement mixer. The sound is very apparent when your are driving as little as 2-5 mph. I also felt that the eng...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B1X
This VW was brought to us from a used car lot so we have no history. The battery was bad and replaced. I have heard the idle may need to be relearned using a scan tool. My genisys does not have European on it. Also get a code P1545 for the throttle position co... Trouble codes: P1545 (throttle position control malfunction)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
hi and thanks for checking this one out! this volkswagon is intermittantly setting a code. our scanner will not give a code decription nor will our alldata. the code is 18613 (on snap-on scanner) and code 2181 (obd global scan tool). we cleared code once and i...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWTH63B93
low milage, newer car, no fuel pressure. I am supprizedt. has anyone seen this same problem. the car did run with the motorvac hooked up. fuel guage is reading full. fuel pump ?

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1992 Audi S4 2.2L Pump VIN: WAUHP54A1N
Unfortunately,I haven't been able to spend enough time with this car to fix it's mysterious problem! However,I have to walk past it every workday of my life,and it's there every morning to greet me. The owner of this car is extremely patient,has plenty of othe...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L asc VIN: WBAHE6322S
Turned out to be a problem with the engine side of things. The crankspeed pick up wheel aka. the vibration damper on the front of the crank is not running 100% true & is causing a fault 16 in the DME. The ASC system must use this as an input & somehow thought ...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Long crank time VIN: WBAGH8337X
After long discussions with the customer, we agreed to replace the crank sensor. The fuel pump will still need replacement, but we are making the repairs in stages. No one has been able to explain why I don't have the fuel pump prime at times, but because of t...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA535X2
i just want to say thank you to all the responces i got on how to fix this problem with the radio. i found out that the unit in the dashboard is not the actual radio. the radio is in the back under the spare tire. once you get the spare tire out. then you will...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N41
Well once again the iATN team came through and saved the day.I said that there was a chance I had the wrong cylinder location and I did.There was in fact a misfire in cylinder #5 and the bad guy that was causing the problem was the coil, it was failing when ho... Trouble codes: P0305.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L brakes VIN: WDBCA37D2F
Hi all, After extensive brake work this car is finally fixed. Installed ate brake master cylinder. Test drove car & seat brake pads car now had nice pedal not mushy anymore. What a nightmare the car just snowballed. Thanks to all who replied you all were a gre...
1992 MG 300SE 3.2L 3-2 shift VIN: WDBGA32E0N
thanks techs ,the problem was the vacuum cable adjustment even though was adjusted to 7mm ,was apparantly too much, backed adjustment to very little movement with vacuum applied and that took care of late cold shifts,found this by blocking vacuum at solinoid a...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA21G4N
Thanks to all who replied. As some suggested, I checked & cleaned all grounds & replaced some ground connectors. Also checked connections at fuse/relay box & all were okay. After several test drives, problem appears to be gone. Thanks again, Bob.
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGG83A3V
hi all, finally got to speak with the customer this weekend. it's been three weeks now and all is well with the passat. thanks to anyone that i forgot to reply to individually. all responses to this help request suggested replacing the glow plug harness. and i... Trouble codes: P0380.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L motor mount VIN: 3VWSF29M2X
from what i found out, any of the bolts on a vw are torque to spec bolts. do not over tighten. out of the responces i received a couple mentioned having seen this problem before. plus the fact that of the three used motors that we have found for this car, all ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M01
We sent the customer to the dealer to have them perform a motor vac on the fuel system. She says the cold start is much better but still occasionally has a slight miss, which she is going to live with for the moment. Thanks for all the replies.
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