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1987 Audi 5000 S 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUEE0445H
Hi Guys This Audi came in with the hall conector broken on dist. Replaced the distributor, carefully setting to the index marks on the dist. housing and dead center on the rotor,( there is no index mark on the hall plate). Anyways it takes 3 to 5 trys at cran...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L tcc VIN: WAUBG34D8X
Overhauled trans with all new soft parts, factory new pump assy, factory new electronics, good quality rblt convertor, cust brought back after install with complaint of TCC hunting. Verified when driven in normal automatic mode, TCC appeared to apply & release...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68DX1
Car sets code for camshaft actuator ckt intermittant, checked wireing- ok, tried new actuator, no fix, no driveability issues, Ran output test with VAG-COM, solenoid clicks, confirmed activation with lab scope, ran camshaft control test in basic settings group... Trouble codes: 17939 (camshaft position actuator ckt intermittant)
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Surge VIN: WBAAB540XH
Customer got this car for free. Came in on a tow truck. I went to start it and it fired right up. Took it for a quick drive. It ran pretty good under slight to heavy acceleration. Put new brakes on it and changed oil. Brought it in this afternoon to put in a h...
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L Misfire, hard starting VIN: WBABE8322V
Goodevening BMW techs.This little BMW is driving me crazy.It is very hard to start cold.I have to hold the accelerator pedal wide open,and when it finally does start it misfires like crazy on cylinders number 3 and 4 for about a minute,until it warms up a bit,...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADM6340Y
kind of at my wits end here. vehicle came in with an intermittent no start condition. the intermittent part is not consistent. might be weeks or several times in same day. i was able to duplicate problem long enough to verify no power to starter solenoid when ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALPV1442Y
Truck came in with tranfer case locking up. We replaced the case and now the transmission will not go in to gear unless you pull the shifter in to low then back to drive. The transmission will then shift ok, turn off restart same thing again. No codes in syste...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L interior lights VIN: WDBHA29G8W
Customer came in with several electrical problems. One of them the interior dome light not working. Would not fade off or come on when you open the door and would not turn off when car was started.And when it did come on they stayed on. Replaced interior cont...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv joint boot VIN: WDBJH82F1X
Hi guys you mb guys,where can I get a FRONT INNER CV Boot for this 4matic wagon I see worldpac, Imc ect all have outer boots but no inner my local supplier called the rebuilder and they have no idea ,my mb dealer says I must buy an axle (1000 beans) It looks t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L oil level VIN: 4JGAB72E1Y
Hi all.Have this Mercedes with an oil consumption problem. Customer says it will lose a quart in 600mi to a quart and a half in 1200 miles. He also says there is a class action law suit dealing with this problem. Is this true? Being in Anaconda Mt, I dont see ...
1994 Porsche 968 3.0L speedometer VIN: WPOAA2962R
Good Morning, This vehicle has lost it's speedometer and subsequently the ABS light is also on. As we are not Porsche specialists I'm wondering if there is a pattern failure with this model. We have checked the speed transmitter in the rear axle for continuit...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
Vehicle came to be with a check engine light on. Removed the egr and cleaned the passages and found very little blockage. Cleaned and checked for egr flow and found good flow. Checked data stream and found 14.1 gps from the MAF sensor. Tried new sensor and got... Trouble codes: P1403 (Egr control difference)
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB61E1X
hi guys! one code left to fix on this one. had a cat efficiency code and an insufficient air injection code and an idle adaptation code. after cat replacement and air pump fuse replacement, i'm left with the idle adaptation code. just wanted to check with you ... Trouble codes: P1582 (17990 idle adaptation at limit)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, hard start rough idl VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Hello fellow techs.. Today we are looking for a little help with this jetta TDI. Car has intermittant PO380 and MIL. Customer states the car is hard to start cold and mil light comes on (intermittantly) car has had this problem for several months. We have yet ... Trouble codes: P0380
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Oil pressure light VIN: WVWTH23B51
Hello all, we are having a problem with this Passat. Came in about two weeks ago with the complaint that the oil pressure light and buzzer were coming on intermittantly, mostly 80kph and lower speeds. Anything over 80kph, or as engine revs went up the light we...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGT61J51
have checked car for vacum leaks and checked as per vw manual and readapted ecm and tcm as per manual and checked cross counts from accelerator sensors.but still resets code in a feww miles. any ideas? thanks frank Trouble codes: P1142
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGD61J71
Hello to everybody. I have this VW Golf in my shop that I'm just stumped on. The car has been to 2 different dealers for code po172 (system too rich). They all have changed the MAF sensor saying that is the problem. When the customer returned to the same deale... Trouble codes: P0172
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L converter ? VIN: WVWYH63B32
this veh ran over a rock and the trans was locked up seems to shift ok now but runs sluggish like lock up enguaged ? has 2 codes but unable to find in my mitchel . i know i must be missing somthing . the damage to the pan is minimal approx 1/4" dent in front c...
1997 Volvo S70 2.5L Evaporator VIN: YVILS5206W
Hi all, This Volvo came to us about two months ago with a leaking airconditioning discharge hose. We replaced the hose and serviced the system with no problems. It has returned today with low refrigerant level. There appears to be signs of a leak from the evap...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Shift interlock VIN: YV1VS2552Y
Tested both the shift interlock solenoid and also the shift interlock switch and both test good.. Any help out there for this Volvo would be appreciated. This problem is intermittent where we can't shift this thing out of park..
2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Air Conditioning Mode VIN: YV4CZ85296
Hi fellow techs; This is my own vehicle that I have owned for the past eight months. After clocking approximately 500 kms on this vehicle a slight "whistling/ringing" noise developed. At first it was very faint but over time it has become dominant enough to at...

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1990 Audi 200 2.2L coverter VIN: WAUFD5449L
On this car we had a no movement cond. As I said previously the coverter would not charge. We pulled this trans in and out about 5 times. Each time we found nothing wrong with the trans. We finaly put on a differential and that fixed the prob. sorry I cannot e...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L valve seals VIN: WBADM6345Y
Hi all, I want to again praise the workings of IATN and all the great techs who help each other out when they can. The fix was the oil seperator which most who replied told me to change. There was a service bulletin S.I.B. 11 08 3 which I could not find in ALL...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L heater blower motor VIN: 108.018-12
WOW what a fix took about 20 hrs @ 5 more repairing everything else that shook loose over the yrs.I needed to drain a/c, hoses not long enough to get the room needed, dash,glovebox,radio,instrument cluster,speaker,steering column,climate controls,a/c ducts,hea...
2001 Opel Corsa 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WOL0XCF082
Apologies for the delay in updating this one. I was waiting for the vehicle to come back for further investigation when I received a call from the client saying the vehicle was now stopping after 10 min of driving , after cooling down for approx 20 min vehicle... Trouble codes: P1483 (Cooling System Performance).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWSK69M81
(This post was actually closed earlier I don't know what happened). We replaced the TCM reset the TCM with our scan tool and problem is solved. The customer said the car seemed to have more power from the get go. Indicating that overall shifting was suffering ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L heater fan VIN: YV1SW58DO1
Well, thanks to at least two of you folks we were able to eke out the information from the owner that, yes, she actually had replaced the WINDSHIELD when she first purchased the car.We referred here back to the glass shop which did the replacement.
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