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2001 Audi A4 2.8L unsure VIN: WAUAH68D31
I have only been here 2 weeks and I'm sure I dont have the whole storybut, here we go. 3 weeks ago this audi came in with the motor bouncing all over on accel and brake torquing. The shop put in all the mounts and it now had this very harsh vibration on accell...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 3-4 shift VIN: SALNM222X2
we got this vehicle it had no 4 gear and had a 4 gear troble code. upon dissasembly we found the 4th gear clutch pack to be burned up. now we still have the same problem can you give us some help here thank you
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER UNDER ACCEL VIN: SALNY22252
vehicle is not misfiring now , but service engine soon light comes on, code p1470. when driving vehicle & pushing pedal to the floor , vehicle has no power at all.perfomed all related repairs mentioned above, also performed compression test , all cylinders wit... Trouble codes: P1470 (vis valve always open or short to ground)
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241201
Mercedes gurus, please help.this may get kind of lengthy, i don't want to leave anything sat in body shop approx 2 yrs, no start, someone there swapped incorrect coil and who knows what else with no luck. came to me on hook ,several open wires near res...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBCA35EXM
MB techs, I need your guidance again. This car has a tip in accel hesitation and miss from idle only when hot. It will go away if you stay steady on the throttle or accelerate more. When started in a.m. it will run flawlessly for a period of ten minutes and wh...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling system VIN: WPBEA32E6S
overheating both around town and on highway. I removed the thermostat so I did narrow down the root cause, then test drove; but overheating still occured within 3 Miles of drviing. So while the car was overheating (remember no thermostat), I noted the followi...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBHA23E7V
Good afternoon group, i have a 97 c230 that came in for no a/c. We checked and found that the compressor was not coming on. When we checked for power at the compressor it was good. Upon closer inspection you could see that the compressor clutch had gotten very...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs light VIN: 4JGAB54EOY
Customer complaint is that BAS/ESP light is on. Scanned vehicle found the following codes C1142-esp lateral acceleration sensor c1200-stop lamp switch plausibility c1020-can bus; fault in communication c1022-fault in can communication c1032-fault in can commu...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Horn VIN: WPOCA2983V
customer says the horn will honk at anytime on it's own. she called the dealer & they said they know what it is. we have very few boxsters in town so I have not run into this before. if anyone has an idea what is causing this I would appreciate a reply. thanks...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B0X
After replacing head and belt asy car wouldnt idle so we ran the idle adaptation but nothing changed idle was low and wouldnt excelerate over 20 miles per hour the same code would come up every time //throttle control malfunction// so we replaced throttle body... Trouble codes: 17953 (throttle control module malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B01
This VW has been a thorn in my backside for months. I got the luck of cleaning up after some hack had done a timing belt on it. Multiple evap, vac. and other hoses were mutilated and duct taped back together. I have replaced all damaged hose assemlblies with V... Trouble codes: P0441 (incorrect evap purge flow global obd ii), 16825 (evap purge flow bad vw specific)
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5513S
On 08/01/05 the vehicle came in with the Check Engine light illuminate and no other symptoms. We found code 436 REAR OXYGEN SENSOR COMPENSATION. Every other time we have run into this code replacing the oxygen sensors corrected the fault. So we replaced both o... Trouble codes: 436 (rear oxygen sensor compensation)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L level control VIN: WAUYP64B21
This vehicle is from the east coast. The VAG-COM showed all signals to run the air pump were happening, but no pump/1 Traced the problem to a voltage drop in a corroded connector. Cleaned the connector and then got the pump to run. We used the VAG-COM to input...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAGJ8327W
thanks everyone...i replaced the two front o2 sensors and nox went to zero..very happy..thank you again
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stability control VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello everyone: I apologize for keeping this opened for so long. I thaught ihad fixed this one, but it is a cameback. The info i received from the replies was that the wires on the harness from TPS to ECM sometimes are loose. The pins come out when the harness...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1441W
The problem was bad wiring at the lock in the left front door. After disconnecting the battery for about an hour and then reconnecting the battery all the locks would toggle except the left front. Repaired the wiring, syncronized the locks and all is well.
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280sl 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1130441200
thanks to all great tech.steve [...],dana from michigan.robert.i remove the cover from back of injection pomp adjusted the rock one half turn counter runs great hank you all
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L compressor relay VIN: WDBCA25E3L
This vehecle is Fix. the problem is the 'mas' thnaks to Richard [...] from Florida that he explain how it works the mas for ac/compressor, and thanks to all who responce my request, thanks to all IATN members. My wife is happy now.,..
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L hard start hot VIN: WDJF55FOVA
Well this car goes to the done list. I had the customer bring the car in and while I was fixing the rear tail light we also looked at the fuel pressure regulator vaccum line, the car had been setting for about 10 minutes and we found gas coming out of the vacu...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
i have not yet been able to get the vehicle back here. it is not fixed yet. it will be returning and we will post the fix. other members replyed with injector ground concerns, wiring harness concerns, and maf concerns.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Seal VIN: 3VWRA81HXT
Thanks the information I received was spot on from all who responded. The repair was easier than ordering the parts, it took three calls and two faxes and I still got the wrong part from VW. Luckily worldpac had the part. Thanks to all who responded.
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56DXY
Thanks to all that replied. The customer is out of town for a month and the car has not returned to the shop yet. The usful information that we got from 2 replies was that Alldata is still nodata. We got incorrect fuel pressure information and are needing to r... Trouble codes: P0171 (Long term fuel trim).
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