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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Starting VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Hi group, Client called me with this Audi, stating that when the engine is warm vehicle will not start until cooled down. When the vehicle arrived in my shop it was cold and of course started. I checked the following items first: Fuel Pressure 3.8 Bar Sco...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Gauge Panel Lights VIN: WBAGJ8329T
BMW Techs. I thought this might be a common problem but I found nothing on iATN Knowledge Base. The car came in for led's out in the dash. It was indicating "CHECK REAR LIGHTS","CHECK BRAKE LIGHTS" and "CHECK COOLANT LEVEL" when it came in. I had the instrumen...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Trunk Lock VIN: SAJNX2740S
Happy Monday Guys, Can anyone give me help to open the trunk. It appears that the link rod has become disconnected from the release handle. I'm assuming that I may have to cut an access hole & I would like to cut only one hole. Thanks in advance. John
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDAO1C1Y
Hello, this Jag has 1.5 amps of draw with everything off and the alarm set. Five of of the relays in the fuse/relay box in the truck are on, remove them, and the draw drops to .7 of an amp draw. I found a post that is exactly like the conditions I have, the fi...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Cruise Control VIN: 1070441204
Hi All In IATN Land. I'm looking for wiring diagrams for the cruise control system on this Benz. I have the main chasis diagrams, but nothing on the cruise system. e-mail [...]. Thnks. Brad
1990 Porsche 944 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOAB2940M
Hi Guys I really need some Help On this one. i got a 1990 944 S2 here that i replaced a timing belt and balnce Belt and the water pump on for maitenance reasons. When i got it back together it wont start. I checked the basics i have good spark good fuel pressu...
1997 Saab 95 2300CC No Start, MIL Lamp on
hi this vehicle will not start after another garage changed the engine ,or it ran for a few minutes.Several lights on dash ie engine warning, trans warning lights gear selection lights all flashing on and off .and main and fuel relays buzzing on and off. and c...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L engine control VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
we are replacing engine in a 2000 vw beetle 1.8 turbo with an engine from 2001 with variable valve timing. does anyone know if this will cause a problem.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Antitheft system VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
The problem is intermitantly the car starts then dies . When this problem happens - the (k117) warning key light flashing and the engine dies about a second after start up?? I have all three keys from customer- and all three have the same problem intermitantly...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L output flange VIN: WAUED28DXX
Hello group, Thanks for the replies on this audi. After removing the right axle flange and seal,I inspected the carrier bearings and case for damage.No damage was found.I could see why this flange had some radial play when compared to the other side.On the l...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6329S
Wow everyone was pretty right on the button with this one - we have performed an extensive vacuum / smoke system check and found leaks at the throttle body where it attaches to the intake and on the back side of the intake where the breather / PCV plate is - w... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control 2).
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L One Forward gear VIN: WBAGJ8325W
Hello group, Thanks to all who replied, I recieved suggestions related to the possibility of the other shop mixing wire connectors at the idle speed control actuator and the two throttle position switches. They are all located in a 3 inch area on the front of ...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNN2749S
the car is not fixed yet,however I am thinking its in the computer not able to go into closed loop.all the pin outs were good,I took it to our local jag dealer and they didnt have any answers except to blame the PDU equipment that jag supply them,I am trying t...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBAB23A4B
Thanks to all who replied. I got lots of good feed back,so I did anything I could without special diesel tools that we dont have.Last fall I replaced all fuel lines and filters under the hood and the car ran good but I did not know there was a filter in the ta...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Brake Lights VIN: WDBEA26D5J
Thanks to everyone who submitted their help. After inspecting and reinspecting, I found a fuse that must of not been making a good contact in its holder. The fuse was good, but I changed it and everything started working just fine. Test drove it and everything...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L roof VIN: YS3DF75V0S
I apoligize to every one who replyed with help in regards to the roof latch sensor of the 95 saab 900. Unfortunatly I am unable to offer any additional information. I am not familiar with the vehicle problem. The repair was started by someone else and the repa...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L radio VIN: WVWFE83A6T
First off, thanks to those of you who responded. This Passat does utilize an amplified antenna, identifiable by a single pigtail coming off the antenna base. Steve ponted out an aftermarket replacement from Metra Corp which I sourced locally. When I called for...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L brake pads, rotors VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
thanks for all the input, we decided to send this vehicle to the dealer, which was a first, but we lost all motivation toward this vehicle. they didn`t go right to the problem, so i don`t think it was something they had seen before, but they found 1 of the bra...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Brake Warning Signal VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
Got 5 good replies but the customer has wandered off to the dealer hoping for warranty help. Someone said that might be a possibility. Seth suggested that giving the connector plug the old Ford 'wiggle wire' test will freak out the scan tool readings if inde...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWRP69M53
Well it's running. Most of the replies I got said that aftermarket filters were causing problems at their shops. That is not the case here. On top of the filter there is a removable tee and inside the tee is a check valve. I got a new one from VW Parts and tha... Trouble codes: P0252.
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