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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Won't shift, check engine light on VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
We installed a used transmission in this car because another shop had attempted to repair the transmission and we felt the best course of action was a good used unit. Unfortunately there was some confusion with the junk yard over the year of the car and we end...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L abs VIN: WBACA6327R
Hello everyone, I'm scratching my head with this one. Pulled the fault codes, and both 17 and 20 relate to no power to inlet valves or valves defective. I have been able to trace the NO POWER portion to the main relay. There is a TSB out regarding this relay,...
1999 BMW M3 3.2L abs / dsc VIN: WBSBK9336X
Looking for guidence on an M3 cabrio. Came in with ABS / DSC warning lights on. read diagnostic. has hard code. #82 front right wheel speed sensor signal faulty. perform data stream with Baum CS2000 scan tool. no reading from right front wheel speed sensor. sw...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Compressor VIN: SAJNA5849J
Good day Group. I have this XJS that sometimes on start up the compressor will not engage for several minutes (3-15) with the temp potentiometer set at full cold, in either Auto or Manual mode. Once it kicks on the system works well. The heater on this car ge...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Rear windows VIN: SAJGX2742V
Greetings, Customer came in the the convertible top raised and the rear windows stuck in the down position. Decided to tackle this job, although we don't work on many Jags. We can raise the windows by bridging the relay in the trunk. Relay is not getting a con...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Drivers side Exhaust Cam VIN: SAJGX5249W
Just trying to tap you guys/gals for info. We have this 98 Jaguar in, replaced head gaskets, well on the test drive the car started running bad. The mechanic removed valve covers and found the drivers side exhaust cam broken, it just sheared off about in the m...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L dash board curcuit and center console VIN: 1070221200
On a 1975 Mercedes-benz 280slc, 2 door coupe, vin# [...] need help with the dash board circuit, center console and air condition wiring diagram. Reason being the interior lights was working but suddenly went out after replacing instrument cluster Sinc...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L a/c clutch VIN: WDBBA45A1B
no power to the a/c clutch. the fun part about this car is that i have 3 different wiring diagrams and none of them show continuity between the clutch and the low pressure switch but that is what i have. also the component locator is about as helpful as the da...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA50D2J
Thanks for reading this. This car hesitates under medium to heavy throttle when cold and hot. At higher rpms there is no hesitation. If I push the sensor plate down while snapping the throttle it reacts like it should. All the parts I replaced tested bad, the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L codes VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
This vehicle sets both fuel trim codes within 10 minutes of being cleared. our 4 gas is down so I dont know the readings. the exhaust pipe is coal black and and the long term fuel trim is staying at 38-40 percent but the short term tring is staying below 10 pe... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L door latch VIN: 3VWBA21C5X
This Volkswagen came to us needing the window regulator replaced on the driver's door. The door has manual windows. We have replaced the window regulator but tech does not know how the door latch assembly connects to the outside door lock. The question is, how...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L immobilizer VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
This is so frustrating!!! I have ordered and installed a new instrument cluster on this Beetle and am unable to drive the car due to the immobilizer needing coding. The problem is I have provided the VW dealer that readilly sold me the cluster the immobilizer ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3W2E29M2YM
OK VW techs. This is my friends car. Came to me with MIL on, EPC and anti-slip lights all on. As my friend claims that the vehicle stalls with him on the highway at times. He has to coast to the shoulder restart the car and drive off. At a stand still the engi... Trouble codes: 16524 (O2S Sensor Circuit B1S2 No Activity Detected), 17550 (Load Detection Lower Limit Not Reached), 17606 (O2S Sensor Heater Circuit B1S2 Electrical Malf), 17953 (Throttle Valve Regulation Malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hello Everybody, i've got a 2000 jetta TDI with the ALH engine. car came in as no start, cranks ok. no codes in computer. found clear fuel line between filter and injector pump was dry. verified fuel filter not clogged. i inserted a "test" fuel system fed righ...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L5512S1
ok this one came in with a draw and mil on so i turned off the running lights and found p0730 incorrect gear ratio, neutral saftey switch tested out of range so i figured its a common problem, replaced it and code comes back on as soon as the trans comes out o... Trouble codes: P0730
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L dead battery VIN: YV1NC56D3Y
this car came in with ses light on, customer says she has to jump the battery here lately. we test the charging system and battery,both checked fine and replaced the battery anyway because of age. the computer has a 1238 turbo charger code,which we couldnt dia...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUUC28N34
Well this one is a fix. Thanks to all who replied. What I found was the passenger side sender was faulty.Now here are the Bizzare cirrcumstances I found I started my diagnostics by hooking up my vag and looking at the data in electronic instrument panel functi...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L defrost vent VIN: WBAGD4323R
Thanks to Victor,Dang,John,and Bao for their helpful replies. All mentioned problems with the heater control valves being a problem area. At this time the customer has decided not to go further into this until the next service(very regular customer). In John's...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L pressure VIN: SAJFY1744L
Well we have this one fixed...thanks to Steve...After his post about a piece of clutch metal getting stuck in the screen in the valve body we spoke to the transmission shop and he came down with another valve body. We replace the entire valve body and presto t...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Immobilization mode VIN: SALTY1243X
First what I tried, was putting good Body Control Unit (BCU) from other DiscoveryII. I had communication with Autologic, so I knew that I need new BCU. New BCU unit from dealer solved all electrical problems, but I had problem with synchronizing the remote loc...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roof VIN: WDB1290672
Hi guys, Thanks for the help. I've managed to pin it down to the solenoids that divert the fluid. Just waiting on info from the local agents.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA52E4R
Hello fellow techs, Thank you for the 8 replies to my request regarding the above vehicle. Although I opened my request with the determination not to be a statistic and close with a summary - 'There ain't no joy in Mudville...' I really thought I had this ... Trouble codes: 100 (CAN - No Communication).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C2Y
Survey says, 18 out of 18 Auto Technicians say to replace the MAF sensor. Thank you very much for your response. We just don't do very much European repair but seem to have enough customers who drive these 'cute' cars. Sounds like I had better order 4 sensors ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Long term fuel trim bank 1 too rich), P1128 (Long term fuel trim bank 1 too lean).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L air bag /abs light VIN: 3VWSG69M41
After receiving lots of help from the IATN as usual, I am taking the advice of some of you and sent this to the dealer, so they can live with this nitemare, for the rest of their life, instead of me. I would have liked to have helped our customer but salt wate...
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1AX8847D
Besides what I mentioned in my original post,the wiring harness had been replaced within the last couple of years and is in good condition.I was aware of sticking FPR's and had seen that before. I did replace the Maf with a good used one. I did check the bello...
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L fuel pump VIN: YV1AX8846J
By grounding the blue/green wire from the fuel pump relay to the control unit made the fuel pump come on and the car was starting just fine cold.. However the owner did not want to spend the time or the money to continue tracing the problem. I would say that t...
1999 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Cyl. head replaced VIN: YV1LW53D1X
Thank you for the help on this overheating concern, but found the problem to be with the remanufactured cyl. head assembly from Volvo. Replaced with another cyl head from Volvo and problem is now fixed. Thanks again!
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1LZ56DXY
Thanks to all who replied.Sent vehicle to dealer for new ETM and flash.Contacted Nigel in Canada for info on this vehicle and he explained the reason for the surge.Seems that the material in the etm starts to seperate.Operates as a potentiometer.Customer has h...
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