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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Crankshaft Seal VIN: WAUDD28D3X
Hello gang. This vehicle came in for an overheating problem, and after reassembling the front cover of the engine, (and installing a new crank seal) I have an oil leak that I can't seem to stop. Ive tried aftermarket seal,as well as the seal from the dealer, a...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, won't even crank VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Vehicle came in needing to be jump started every time. We jump started it, put it in the shop, put charger on it, and sadly put the charger on high which I believe is a mistake for these vehicles. Later when we wanted to start work on the vehicle it will not c... Trouble codes: 148
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L reverse VIN: WBAAM334XY
Hi Guys, A friend of mine brought his BMW to us with a deteriorating reverse operation. We don't rebuild trannies, but the shop next to us does and he gave us a set price. However, upon dismantling, he says that the Center Support (low reverse drum) is cracked...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E6K
Hi MB Techs we have this car that came with a no start condition, after checking the car we found bad ignition wires with corrosion at 6 spark plug connectors, replaced ignition wires, distibutor cap and rotor, but car would not start, install a new ignition c...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Hi! I have problem with vehicle speed signal. All speed sensors read ok using scaner and monitoring ESP inputs. On one of the signals lines from ESP to ECM I have signal PIN 9 of ECM, but nothing on the other one PIN 22. Scanner reads O MPH on both lines. Spee... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor signal)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDBJF65H6X
this vehicle came in with the complaint of overdrive not locking up at times, i interrogated the pcm had no codes, interrogated the trans. module i had 5 codes in it, the codes are these ones. 116-tr. oil temp sensor, start lockout, 120- rf v.s.s. from e.c.m. ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L warning light on VIN: WDBJF65G5Y
recived car with dash light on- abs,esp,bas - tested for system codes - found # c1140 & c1504 were set & unable to clear. we replaced steering angle sensor & were still unable to reset system. same codes set. any guess ??? / steve r.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L CD player VIN: WDBNG70J81
I am getting an error message on the radio in this car for no cartridge in the cd player. When I go to the player in the trunk it acts like it has no voltage. According to the fuse map in the tool kit it should be a fuse under the back seat or accessed by remo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Can Communication VIN: 4JGAB54E91
Following is a list of codes that I received after Replacing the Stop lamp switch and the ESM Module. I then Cleared codes several times. What I need to know is if there are are any other common control modules that will "throw garbage" on the CAN network. Als...
Hi Guys. This car has no sparks. I have swapped the ECU,4 relay box and the central locking module along with the key fob. These are known to be good. The car cranks and has fuel pressure when cranking. The wire to the coil from the ECU never goes low and that...
1985 Other European silver spur 6.8L pumps inside valley pan VIN: SCAZN42A6F
Hello everyone I am in need of help and information I have a rather dusty and unkempt Silver Spur that was undergoing an engine rebuilt when the mechanic suffeered a heart attack that left him unable to work. I hope all memebers of IATN will wish hime well.Now...
2001 Skoda octavia 1800CC Electronic
hi techs I've got this skoda octavia 1.8l turbo with the abs and esp lamp on, the code i've got is 00493 from my vag-com scan tool, problem with esp sensor unit. Does anyone knows something about that car or code? your help is gonna be useful Thanxxx
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L vent temp VIN: WVWDB525GW
one of my techs installed new compressor, receiver, expansion valve, and the vent temp is only 70 deg...high side reading is 250psi and low side is 42psi, i found the heater control valve wasnt closing all the way, made very little difference...looking at diag...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Need some help on this one, vehicle runs fine, CEL comes on with multiple codes and the cruise control does not work. Which codes should I go after first? Are these codes related to the cruise not working? Inspected vacuum hoses, ok at this time. Fuel press... Trouble codes: 01165 (throttle valve adjuster J338 adaption did not happen), 17973 (throttle valve adjuster lower stop value J338 not reached), 00540 (knock sensor 2-G66 signal too low), 00524 (knock sensor 1-G61 signal too low), 16487 (mass airflow sensor G70 signal too high)
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFB81HWM
hey guys, this vw came in because it had failed the obdII emissions test the mil light is on and trouble code p1476 was pulled. mitchell does not list this code and my snap on scanner does not have a deff. does anyone know what this pertains to? i have a fee... Trouble codes: P1476
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M1X
Engine idles well and runs normally during no-load revving. Under load, engine intermittently (usually) lacks power and surges violently. DTCs recurr if cleared. Intake air hose and MAF integrity verified. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire), P0302 (Cyl. 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl. 3 Misfire)
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L door locks VIN: WV3AB47071
This van came to us with the door locks not working with the remote. We have looked at the fob as far as the battery being good and we looked at all the fuses and we also tried using the lastest scanner that we have here at the shop. The locks wont work no mat...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L traction control
Client bought vehicle resently from a friendly dealer nearby.Check lights has come on and customer confirms the traction control is not working.There is very little information available here in New Zealand for Volvo,and dealer is nor overly helpfull.I pulled ...

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1991 BMW M5 3.6L Rear struts. VIN: WBSHD9314M
Customer has not come back yet for the repair. But we will probaly put after market rear struts in. Also some people mentioned rear accumulators being filled with fluid. Maybe I should have been more clear, the suspension traveled like no oil in the struts. We...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L conv.top VIN: WBABK5326S
Good evening fellow techs.I replaced the 2 convertible top motors and so far no news so I am suspecting that it is fixed.A sincere thank you to the 3 techs who took the time to respond.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L airbag VIN: WDBCA24E2L
Customer was informed that the control unit and drivers side air bag slip ring brushes need service. This problem didn't just show up as I originally thought but has been a problem for several years. Customer didn't want to spend the money and is willing to li...
1984 Other European 308 4.0L Mechanical VIN: ZFFUA13A8E
Well this vehicle is finished other than an idle problem, but I have no power to the frequency valve so once that is souced we should be good. Synopsis on most of the replies is you charge out by the hour, and that is what is fair on these beasts. We find that...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
Hi all, Thanks to all who responded. Everyone had great suggestions. The problem ended up being a very stiff rod at the wastegate valve. Eugene from West Virgina filled me in by telling us to check this rod. Sure enough I removed the turbo assembly and you can... Trouble codes: P1556.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ip cluster VIN: WVWPD63B43
the fix was to take too dealer they reprogram ip thanks for all the fast replys
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