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1996 Audi A4 2.8L shifter lock out VIN: WAUDA88D91
Greetings Audi Techs We have this 96 A4 V6 automatic no quatro that wouldnt go into reverse or park. We determined the push button on the side of the shift knob would not raise the plastic strap for the shift lock. It appears the shift lever must be removed t...
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAAB5408G
Hey guys, any help would be much appreciated on this one. Vehicle came in with intermittent multiple problems. Customer just purchased it from a very neglected owner. The head gasket was leaking so that took first priority, the engine had obviously gotten very...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L engine VIN: WBAHE1321S
engine is leaking oil into v8 valley between cylinders. Before removing intake is there something else leaking into valley
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD5322V
Our shop has this vehicle in for repairs and my boss is forcing me to fix this on my own.He is allowing me to use all tools in the shop including IATN .So bear with me this is my first post.Customer's complaint is that he couldn't disable the traction light (A...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L exp.tank cap VIN: WBAFB3348Y
exp tank cap doesnt seam to fit very well on new expansion tank, as if threads were different. we used bmw stuff. expansion tank # 17-10-7-514-964 & cap 17-11-1-742-231. cap leaks badly and doesnt seam to screw down easily at all. has any one had this problem ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Foward clutch ??
Customer's complaint was that he heard a shrill whine and the trans seemed to be slipping. He parked it and had it towed to us. On the test drive, and it has to be fully warmed up it makes a really loud whine , can't really tell where it is coming from and it ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: AJGAB72E7X
Hi Mercedes Gurus, This car came in with codes P0173, P0156 & P0170. We replaced both rear O2 sensors and the Mass Air Sensor and now we get the P141/161 codes during warm up or sustained idling. Looking into the situation further we find that the ECM is not ... Trouble codes: P0141 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 O2 heater circuit), P0161 (Bank 2 Sensor 2 O2 heater circuit)
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L No Start VIN: WV2YBO254H
This Vanagon will intermittently not start (cranks fine) when it does a no start I find no pulse on the neg side of the coil. With continued cranking I can then get a pulse and it starts right up. It will not die out after start up. We found a broken connecto...
2000 Volkswagen bora 2.5L starter motor VIN: WVWZZZIJZI
Hi Gents, I have this vw Bora with a no start issue. If i hot wire the starter motor the car starts and runs fine. I checked all the fuses they are fine. I ran the car on the launch scan tool and found no faults in the engine ecu or trans ecu. But i found a fa...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P1143 VIN: 3VWSB69M41
This car will light up the engine light after 2 cycles after clearing the engine module. I replaced the maf sensor and did tps adaptation procedure. The car don't have any problems while driving, just the check engine light that is on. Please help me with some... Trouble codes: P1143 (load calc. cross check upper limit exceeded)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L auto trans VIN: OWAUGA84AT
Thanks first of all to everyone who replied. After retesting for intake leaks, and replacing the new idle air valve, the problem improved but was still not corrected. I installed another ECM and found that the driver in it for the idle air valve was no good. T...
1983 BMW 733i 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: VBAFF8403D
Sorry to keep you all waiting, right after I posted on iATN the customer picked up the vehicle. Today I came in to the shop to find it sitting in my bay. I started at the top of the list of sugestions, and at the top of list was the resistor inline with the co...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBCB20A7D
I received all kinds of replies to help with this problem and the most helpful came from Rich [...] an instructor at the Virginia University his method of timing the pump with a vacuum gauge was so accurate it was perfect. I called and discussed it with him, ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L 2L drs&trunk VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Everyone that responded were dead on with advice. I pulled the grn #9 fuse in the trunk and all was good. I explained that it needed a pump assembly but they decided to see how long it would last... Everyone said if pulling the #9 fuse in the trunk for approx ...
1990 Porsche 911 3.6L top VIN: WPOCB2966L
The modyfication was really simple and safe. I installed 993 module part 993 618 313 00. It has an aditional terminal marked Hd for the hand brake, I wired it into brake ground wire( br/r) and now top works with car running when emergency brake engaged.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Thanks for the helpful replys. A couple of fellows suggested a serial adapter for my laptop, they said it works well for them even though Ross-Tech says otherwise. I ended up trading my serial cable for a USB cable for just a little more money; a lot less than... Trouble codes: 00575 (P1550 Intake Man. Pressure Control Difference Intermittant).
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L battery VIN: YV1KW9508N
TThanx to all who replied. It appears that some idiot who fitted a 'live' lead to rear of car for trailer hookup, from fusebox ( l. side of dash) also fitted a short jumper wire behind the fusebox! The problem was twofold as this wire ran from a key controlled...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ABS Module VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Thanks to all for some good advice. We had originally tried a new sensor but were also dealing with a bad controller. After installing another bad exchange unit (from Volvo) and finally a good aftermarket controller, replacing the sensor was the final fix. Gla...
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