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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE631XP
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I have no power to the #54 pin on the DME (Red/White.) Accoding to my 'pin out' chart it is powered with Batt + from the main relay. I ran a 12 volt wire to it and the engine runs fine. Can anyone tell me where this 'main...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L air bag system VIN: WBACH9346Y
I replaced the passenger door lock actuator and disconnected the air bag. Now the warning light stays on. I have read Mithcell and contacted Identifix and they say you have to have the BMW scan tool. Is there any way to pull codes or clear the air bag system c...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: WBAGH83471
Hi there, car came in on the hook-quit whilst driving, upon cranking can hear a clunking from front chain area, place hand on valve cocers, can feel interference, left valve/cam cover is cracked. It's friday afternoon and havent time to start a strip today. my...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Rear air ride VIN: WBAFB33591
Hello All. Its Friday PM and the guys left me with a whopper here. They have spent since Thursday diagnosing this X5, using BMW tech line etc. Anyhow, hoping someone may have been there done that, as I have to take over this one, and it already has crazy hours...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L no a/c VIN: WBADT63462
A/C compressor will not activate when you press the a/c or defrost. I changed the pressure switch at the rec. dryer. No codes that i can see with the reteriver. I have tried 3 control units all used so I do not know if this is the problem. From what I can see...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
just need to know. a custumer came to me with a complaint of poor fuel economy is his wifes 2000 new beetle. so we did all the usual tests and checks we could think of, keeping a close eye on the maf knowing vw history. could not come up with any reason for th...

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1987 Audi 5000 S 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUEE0445H
Thank You for the replies. I got the original distributor back and the problem was obvious. It only had one reference window on the hall sensor wheel as opposed to 5 on the replacement one. The guy who replaced the distributor should have noticed that,I was no...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Haldex ECU VIN: TRUWX28N71
We concluded that the AWD(Haldex)ECU must be at fault and it should be replace as next step. At this point, the customer talked to his extended warranty provider and was told that it will not pay for the ECU replacement if we (independent repair shop) replace ...
1985 BMW 325e 2.7L dies hot- no start VIN: WBAAB5402F
thanks to all for the replies- car finally acted up while here- found no power to coil- good injector pulse- we traced problrm to wire harness connector next to fuse box- connector was full of water and connectors were corroded/loose. '15' power to the coil fr...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGH833XX
Went on line found bmw tech info paid for subscription found a service bulletin for my problem to reprogram dme and went to bmw paid $90.00 to have service bulletin done and that repaired my problem.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L engine races VIN: WBABS53481
Well we did fix it but i'm not proud that we had to use a parts car to do it. I had literally no info on this car but i have a friend that has the same model and we swapped the throttle motor and the customer drove it for a couple of days and said that the pro...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 001JW40471
Thanks for the 17 replies, Map cooling refers to the engine thermostat that has a heating element that can be controlled by the engine control unit if required. I replaced the thermostat, all codes cleared, Another happy customer and technician thanks to Iatn Trouble codes: 65 (Signal Inlet camshaft sensor), 123 (Activation map cooling).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
This appears to be fixed. Edwardson from Louisiana was spot on. He suggested inspecting the related wiring harness where it is routed behind the intake manifold and often chafes on a bracket there. Sure enough, pulling the harness away from the circular bracke... Trouble codes: P1587 (PCM to TACM throttle command redundancy circuit failure).
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA14C7Y
I'm sorry to be so late to respond- had to take car to dealer for repair
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1246X
Well guys,I talked with the dealer and they said they would take care of the problem so back to them it will go. Trouble codes: P0446.
1966 Volkswagen Type II Bus 1500CC Charge Lite VIN: WVW235T154
Thanks to all who replied with suggestions, but John [...] can not thank you enough. I have had this bus torn apart for a week. Re grounding circuits, voltage drops and visual inspections could not reveal the cause of the lamp...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L clutch cable
Thank everybosy for help. Iforced the old cable back in position ,stepped on it a few times and it just worked.My luky day I guess. Done and gone.Will replace whith old style cable soon. Thank you guys again, Sorin
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGT61J51
Thanks to every one who replied.the problem was the maf it was miss boxed had an (a) maf in a(g)box. THANKS AGAIN FRANK Trouble codes: P1142.
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA65FE2
I kept telling myself and my tech that we were missing something simple and obvious. We had checked all the intake hoses to and from turbo but apparently one was a little loose and every time the engine was revved for the first time, it would come off enough t...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
This car is down the road and running very well. We installed H02S from the dealer and that was the problem, now the car runs out fine no more black smoke or check engine light. Best of all a happy costomer. Thanks for all the help. iATN great network. Trouble codes: P0134, P1171.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D91
The car may be fixed but the customer has been unavailable to confirm if the car is OK. By the way, this car has the newer yellow lable throttle (not the junk white label). We did not check the wave pattern of the crank sensor a suggested, we probably should h... Trouble codes: ECM35, ECM35.
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