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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L code 41 VIN: WBAGH83404
Vehicle came in with bent right upper control arm mount on rear subframe about two inches toe in and codes for all wheel sensors, rough road sensor & steering angle sensor. Replacing rear subframe eliminated all but the steering angle sensor code 41. Does any...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L outside temp sensor VIN: WBAAN37461
Customer had a speaker system installed at another shop and says that since then his external temp display reads at -40 C, except when it rains, then it goes crazy. Haven't been able to verify the symptom in the rain as it hasn't rained. I am unable to find an...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L recode VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
Car came in as no crank, blowing fuse to Comfort module. Replaced Comfort module and was able to start engine. Set three codes for throttle body. Tested throttle body - TPS no good. Replaced throttle body. Still setting two codes for throttle body. Tested all ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Battery Drain VIN: 3VWSA29M2Y
I have this 2002VW jetta,that the battery goes dead after two days of sitting I replaced the battery tested bad and checked for parasatic draw and it was 1.73amps I ended taking the radio fuse out and it dropped to .68amps.The minimum draw allowed according to...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Glove Box VIN: 3VWCD21Y94
Put a new glove box lid on the car; the new one does not come with a lock cylinder, so ordered a coded one from the dealer. Popped it in and Uh won't work...spoke with mechaninc afterward and was told there is a 50/50 chance when you pop the lock cyli...

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L noisy VIN: WAUCB88D9V
Thanks for all the replies. We ended up welding the catalyst because it was at the slip joint where the down pipe attached to the catalytic converter. We had two in two days and the fix was the same. I believe I would go OE if I actually replaced the cat to be...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D8Y
I'm closing this summary due to IATN's 30 day policy. The vehicle is still not fixed. After posting this original request we tried updating the ECM software. This was suggested to me by a local dealer tech. The customer called a few days later to inform us the... Trouble codes: ECM29.
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