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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Hi gang, Check the related repair history and continue reading. The car came back with intermittened roughness and codes P304 & P305 again. Car was running perfectly at this time and made good numbers out the T/Pipe. Suspecting possible bad ignition coils in ... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat circuit)
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L steering VIN: WBAEV53433
greetings everyone I suspect this rack is going screwy. When you're driving down the road(mostly at low speeds) it will suddenly pull the steering wheel out of your hands. The car never gives any clue that its about to pull either direction and if you panic a...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: WDBGA433E9
Hi guys, need alittle help, Have a 1986 mb S320 with a code p1341. I just replaced the head gasket and thought I renstalled the cam gears correctly to my marks but must have made a mistake on the intake cam. Does anyone have the cam marks for this 3.0 engine f...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA22E6T
car dies at times. it is as if the idle control valve shuts it down. you can idle it high but the valve still moves to shut it down.. we noticed when we replaced the valve that all the wiring was corroded in old one. we feel it is in the valv. you can see it m...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Block VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Small Hole on left side of block seeping oil out. Looks like it belongs there. Any one have any ideas???
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF65H1X
Car was towed in for lack of power and check engine light on. I scaned for codes miss fire 1,2,3. Right side of engine drops off shortly after starting.All three cyl. work on start up but drop off so I switched coils and inj. left to right everything works on ... Trouble codes: P0301 (miss firer 1), P0302 (miss2), P0303 (miss3)
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L dies while driving VIN: WP0JB0927E
The problem with this 928 has been consistant from the start of my attempt at repairing it. After running the car for 1/2 to 3/4 hour the engine dies. Sometimes it will restart and sometimes not. I have checked fuel pressure during the time of the failure and ...
1994 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L shifter rod wont go into trans VIN: YS3CM65B1R
customer had broken shifter themselves trying to fix it and shifter was non repairable after that. ordered new shifter and installed that part hoping to fix shifter problem. It didnt. Shifter still wont go into 2nd or 4th gear. Upon further inspection of shift...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B41
This is a 2001 Passat. 2.8L Eng with electronic throttle control. 41K miles. [...] EPC and ASR lights on. ECM Codes: 17579 angle sensor 2 1801 Term 30 too low 17989 throttle actuator J338 adaption started 17950 angle sensor throttle motor G187 ... Trouble codes: 17950 (angle sensor throttle motor)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, NO CRANK VIN: WVWRH63B21
As stated, this car was towed into our body shop due to hard hit at left front. We WERE going to be bringing this one in for mechanical damage evaluations and estimate but its a no crank, no start. It DID have a battery that was COMPLETELY dead but charged up ... Trouble codes: 18017 (Crash switch-off has been removed), P1609 (Crash switch-off has been removed)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L obdii VIN: 3VWSK69M53
Hi guys, We're trying to get the evap monitor to run on this VW with no luck. Has to pass NYS OBDII inspection, but evap monitor will not run. Does anyone know the drive cycle for the evap monitor for this vehicle? Thanks in advance!
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L reverse VIN: YV1LW5521R
Hi guys I have an 850 that feels like your brake torqueing when it goes into reverse and will not start off in low.Sometimes reverse works and while your backing up it will just stop the car,like its in forward and reverse at the same time. My customer said wh...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L fuel leak VIN: YVIL564XW2
Hello looking for anyone who has taken the fuel tank out of a volvo v70 awd. the fuel pump o ring is leaking and it looks like the tank has to come out or drop at least a foot to get the fuel pump out. does the rear suspension have to come out to do this ? any...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2554V
hi guys this volvo has engine miss #3 cylinder. we replaced plugs, wires, and coil. customer returned with vehicle a couple months later with po303 reset. we run a plug check. ok. compression on 150lbs. across all cylinders. test drive doesn't show a miss. smo... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 missfire)

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2000 Audi A4 1.8L no comm. w/ NYVIP VIN: WAUDC68D3Y
Special thanks to Mark [...] who had great suggestions. Unfortunately the car hasn't been back to check out. Customer has been trying to get exemption from DMV although that won't help next year and/or with new ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6323S
thanks to all who took the time to reply,its always nice to gain some insight before plopping down a bunch of money on something,and finding out it does not work.the autologic people will be here later this week for a demo
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L wiper VIN: WDBHA28E8S
half of my replies were from independent benz shops, they mostly agrred it was lack of lubrication on the articulating wiper arm mechanism under the plastic cap. the other replies were from benz dealer mechanics they all agreed that you should always replace t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L rear brakes VIN: WDBGA43G4V
Wow! Great replies, we have installed new dealer pads and hope for the best. Thanks to all!!
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23BXY
WHEWWWWWWW!!!...Stick a fork in this one, it is done! First off, Ide like to thank iATN for this website and the service they provide. With todays late model cars and trucks, this is a priceless tool. Second, Ide like to say thank you to all 13 replies we ha... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple cyl. misfire), P0238 (turbo boost sender high input), P1544 (throttle actuation potentiometer signal high), P1172 (throttle actuation potentiometer signal low), P0102 (maf low input).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M73
My thanks to all that replied the customer has taken the vehicle on a trip and will be back next month for service and repairs. the coolant sensor and coil pack are the latest greatest on this year vehicle, I have ordered stabilant 22 for the electrical connec... Trouble codes: 17763 (P1355 code cyl 1 open circuit-- intermittent), 17766 (P1358 code cyl 2 open circuit-- intermittent), 18613 (P 2181 Performance malfunction in cooling system).
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L shifting VIN: YV1LS5522R
This one was pretty simple as soon as the correct info was recieved. It turns out that there was no wiring problem at all. Just the TPS failed. I took the TPS off this morning and check resistance and it was open. Simply replaced the TPS, cleared codes and all... Trouble codes: 213 (TPS signal high).
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L pump, rack VIN: VV1SZ58D52
Thank you to the three guys who gave us some of their knowledge. Cotta in Hawaii suggested we inspect the power steering resevoir. He said there are sleeves in the nipples that will loosen and block fluid path. Ours was fine. Robert in Colerado leaned heavily ...
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