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1990 Audi 200 2.2L coverter VIN: WAUFD5449L
Now we have the car here.We have a no movement situation and no coverter charge. However we do have psi at the mainline pressure tap. If you have the trans on the bench and put a drill motor on the input shaft it pumps fine. But if the coverter is bolted up it...
1998 Audi A6 2.8L L/R door latch VIN: WAUAA24B6W
I cannot get the L/R door open on this A6. The rod from the external door handle has fallen off of the handle, but with the window down I can push on the lever that it actuates, and nothing happens. I assume either the child lock is on or the latch is just pla...
1985 BMW 745 3.4L leveling system VIN: 745745745I
Need wiring diagrams and information to diagnose self leveling system pump runs no fluid coming out of line at pump. thinking relays control fluid flow
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Airbag SRS VIN: WBABE5312P
This system looks very simple. The only thing I cannot check in the info sent via the data link to the diagnosis system. What else could this code be caused by?
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBSCB92040
Have fitted new camshaft sensor and two new oxygen sensors, still have same faults and codes present afterwards. We have scoped the cam sensor and the new one is definitly sending a signal. The new O2 sesor behaves the same as the old one which reads at a cons... Trouble codes: 1244 (camshaft sensor), 1213 (o2 2 control)
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L heat output VIN: WBACB4327S
has anyone run accross this type of problem before with losing heat out of one side and then the other to follow?
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L cylinder head VIN: WBACG8327V
Engine overheated previously.We replaced the punp and stat. They brought it back 3 months later with overheat and leak complant again. We found the radiator split open on the side tank. We replaced the rad. and ran the engine and it builds up excessive pressur...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire, Low Power VIN: SALTY19424
Hi! This isn't for me, but a friend of mine. This Discovery will fall on it's face at random times. Full throttle... Light Throttle doesn't matter. We're talking like nothing. It's unsafe when it happens, it acually will stop accelerating. The dealer can't g... Trouble codes: P1300, P0301 (Misfire Cylinder one), P0302, P0174, P0171
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L ABS, ASR lights on VIN: WDBGA43E0P
ABS, ASR lights come on as soon as the car is moved. Traction has Code (2) Control module (N47/1) and Code (3) FL Speed sensor (L6/1). LF sensor has been replaced and reads within 1 kph of speedo on data stream with Baum CS 2000 scanner. Have tried substitutin...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBEA28E1P
This car came in as a no start.I have no spark or injector pulse and the crank sensor passed resistance,key on engine cranking waveform integrity tests.any thoughts?.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
Firat time this car went to my shop, the check engine light was on. The trouble code was p1543, p1544, p1558, p1565, and p1580. Then I replace throttle actutor assembly. The customer took back the car for two weeks and then came back. He complained that the ch... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ2
This VW has caused us a reoccuring problem that we have failed to diagnose or understand. Untill this week our customer had no driving complaints but now feels the car hesitates slightly when pulling away from rest.I can not feel this fault on roadtest at all.... Trouble codes: P1297 (Connection from turbocharger to throttle valvepressure drop), P1137 (Additive mixture correctionmixture too rich), P0130 (Oxygen sensor 1signal faulty)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE29M82
car came in with a not 1-2 shift when cold, scan tool shows 3th gear but car is on 1st, there aren't any codes, so when car is warm there is a harsh 1-2 shift and all is fine.This is my second similar case with a Jetta Turbo 5 speed tranny the last one i could...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1FX8744H
Another Volvo 740 2.3 intermittant stalling situation for you guys to ponder over. This car will sometimes run very smoothly for several minutes, then hiccup and stall. Most often will restart immediately, but intermittantly will not start after stalling. Fuel...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L cruise VIN: WAUDD28D8W
Thanks for the help. I pick the car up tomorrow. I will replace the control arms, timing belt, & check the cruise module.
2001 Audi A6 2.8L hydraulic chain tensioner VIN: WAUEH24B4Y
The replies from members indicated that the oil leaks on these engines are mainly from the gaskets that go betweeen the chain adjusters and cylinder head. With the noise we had heard with engine running, we replaced the left side chain adjuster. The replies al...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Wiper system VIN: WBAGF632SD
Thanksfor all who replies to this wiper problem. After repairing the harness and relay motor stills does not work. Further testing turns out that the General Module was at fault, replaced the module and everything is working fine now. One last thing to add is ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs / dsc VIN: WBADM6345Y
Thanks to all who replied. Sorry it took so long for me to close this request. Dana [...] advised me to check the wiring continuty at the ABS pressure sensor. all ok. replaced the pressure switch. still had problem. sent the module out to Gavin Curtis at Module...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L interior lights VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Thank you to the 3 people who replied to my queary, as they said behind what used to be the glove box and is now the passenger air bag there is a relay that controls the interior lights and the key left in ignition buzzer . Replaced the relay and cleaned a cou...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L no heat VIN: WDBGA70EXT
we chkd the duo valve and it was ok, and changed the control unit, had to reprogram it, and worked a little better, but not completly fixed, customer had to have there car back but will bring back to finish fixing, thanks to everyone for there help daniel
1994 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L shifter rod wont go into trans VIN: YS3CM65B1R
Per both replies we ended up removing the trans and taking it to a local trans shop where they disassembled it and 'unlocked' the bound up internal shift linkage-the owner must have forced it to lock between gears when he broke the shift lever off the floor-
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L smokes VIN: YS3DF58N8T
OK this little Saab is down the road to college. Thanks to all 11 that replied,the consensus was that the intercooler does not need to be replaced. The counter guy at the Saab dealer was trying real hard to sell me one,it was in stock but the turbo had to be o... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L ABS Module VIN: YS3ED48E9Y
Hi there, We fixed this one with the help of the IATN members. Apparantly this is a very common problem with the ABS modules failing. The new units are over $2500, so the customer elected to have us put in a used one. The first used one we got was from a 200...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L OBDII protocol type VIN: 3VWVK81H1V
Thanks to Alex, Yuval and Fred. I'm giving this one back to the customer. On further inspection it seems that a prior owner retrofit a 91 or 92 motor to the car. It is not OBDII compliant. I'll let the customer deal with the bureaucratic problems. Again, thank...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29MXX
hello all, thank you for your help. i took the car to a friends shop to use his smoke machine. i found the o-ring leaking on the upper intake manifold. the o-ring is on the right front of intake and is on the bearing cap for the intake manifold change over v... Trouble codes: P1136 (long term fuel trim bank 1 system too lean).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Thanks to everyone who responded. I went ahead and replaced the throttle assembly, used my retriever to adapt the new throttle assembly. Everything works great. Trouble codes: P1559, P1542, P1171.
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