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1995 Audi a4 2.6L No Start VIN: WAUZZZ8DZ5
Hi Gents, I've got an Audi that ran perfect one day and would not start the next day.The car is in a panel repair shop, previously it had an over heating problem which resulted in being the thermostat and a mechanic replaced the thermostat removed and refitted...
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAAA2317L
#1.3 and 5 injectors are droping under load excelleration hard snap throttle. have check wiring to injector plugs and also bypassed harness, install 3 known good ecm and still the same. the brown/white wire pin 15 i installed a noid light to determan that the ...
1991 BMW M5 3.6L Rear struts. VIN: WBSHD9314M
This BMW bounces like crazy in the back. Like the rear stuts are blown out. Also the customer said that after the stuts were replaced the car did not feel any better than before. From what I can tell this one has a level ride system, which is tied into power s...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L starter VIN: WBACB3322R
Hi, Hope someone has experienced this problem.Customer attempted to repair the central locking system, customer removed left door panel and gave up on home repair. Customer DROVE the car to our shop and parked in front lot. We went to start car and it would n...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Timing chain
There is no VIN with this car because it's a 380SE with an 84 500 SEL motor in it. One of the timing chain guide rails broke while the engine was running and the timing chain jumped a couple of teeth and bent 6 valves. Sent the heads out for a valve job, repla...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Evaporator core VIN: WDBFA66E7N
Hello MB techs. I have an sl that has a leaking evap. core. I have done research in alldata & archives on removal. My question is I have read that techs break the ign switch or steering lock. Why are they breaking them? , How are they breaking them?. and what ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L drive train VIN: WDBHA23G5W
this car makes a noise that sounds like a wheel brg noise when you are going 30-50mph and you make a gradual turn to the left it gets louder and decreases when you make a gradual turn to the right. I used a chassis ear and hooked up to each wheel this was afte...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L daytime running lights inop VIN: WDBLK70G4Y
customer complained of no daytime running lights and other accys however i dont see anything but the lights
1996 Other European F355 Spyder 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFXR4849T
Greetings, This vehicle is suposedly a OBD2 compliant system. Our modis is unable to communicate. I have the factory manual and information regarding this car. I seem to remember reading a previous post on retrieving codes by adding a ground in the connector p...
1958 Porsche Speedster 1.6L Charging VIN: 0000084514
This car just decided to quit charging. The original style voltage regulator has 0.2 volts at the D+ terminal on the voltage regulator which is new. A quick hit of the field produced output from the generator so we know the voltage regulator is where the syste...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H4W
This car sets an inter. code for the Leak Detection Pump-no signal. We checked the evap. system for bad hoses ect and found no problems. Most of the tests call for use of a VAG which we don't have . We did the test for voltage signal to the pump. It calls for ... Trouble codes: 17883 (evap. LDP malfunction-no signal)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L clutch hyd VIN: XXYM439882
I have been having a problem with a 2000 beetle with a 2.0 5spd trans where the customer say that the clutch pedal drops to the floor intermittently. apone inspection I found a leaking slave cyl and very low fluid in the res. replaced slave and installed new o...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5711R
We have 2 of these same year, same models same codes. on one of them we have down the knock sensor update,removed wiring connectors from engine harness, replaced wire from knock sensor to ecu, the other performed update and tried used ecu. both will set codes ... Trouble codes: 143 (front knock sensor intermitent fault)

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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: WBAAE5409G
Thanks to John,Randy,Mark,Alex,Wilburn,Ronald,Seth,Howard,Bart & Jon for the replies.I've replace Mainrelay,fuel pressure regulator,ECT sensor with no change.Jon & some others mentioned about DME-Module should have intermittent failure.I ordered 3 days ago a u...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L battery draw VIN: SAJHX1045X
I was told where the other 2 fuse boxes were in the car. It is by the back seat right where your feet heels are. i am still waiting for the customer to come back by thanks for all the help, Glenn
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32EOS
Received a lot of great suggestions, thank you to all. James from Maryland and Robert from North Caroline suggested I check the throttle actuator harness for brittle wires and sure enough, had to replace. Per the local dealer, they replace these harnesses at t...
1953 MG TD 1.2L First Gear VIN: 0000TD2296
Hello Fellow Techs, I was overwhelmed by the many responses on this post.I never realized there were so many MG techs out there in IATN land. General consensus was that I was going about the job in the right direction with heavy emphasis on replacing first...
1953 MG td 1.2L engine VIN: 000TD22969
Greetings and thanks to the many that responded to this post.the techs who had done this job in the past were very confident about the Moss seal working as long as one strictly followed the instructions and the crank seal surface was good.I also checked crank ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
thanks to all 9 that responded! itook the car to the local vw dealer and for 70$ they readapted teh darn thing. not the best desighn in my humble opinion!seems that there are 3 ways to reset this without the factory tool.1 shadetreesoftware.com 2.ross tech .co... Trouble codes: P1543.
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