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1991 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAYFD5440M
Attention Audi techs...need some help with this one. This 200 cranks over for ever when cold before it starts up. You have to hold the throttle wide open to get it to start and when it does it runs very rough and shoots a lot of smoke out of the tail pipe, see...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L limp in mode VIN: WBAGJ8320W
car shifts great but intermitantly trans light limp mode comes on customer pulls over shuts car down restarts and makes to shop fine codes are 49,54,59,55 limtied diagnostics avaible with limited data i feel like its a speed sensor problem can convert codes to...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ign. and fuel system VIN: WBAAM3343Y
After approx. 20 startsEWS relay looses adaption to DME.Readapt EWS then the car restarts fine. Repeats after some starts. Other problem, Battery draw runs down battery due to radio staying on all the time. Could this be linked to EWS relay problem.
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Windows VIN: WBABS33442
Hello everyone. This convertable BMW has a cabin air pressure release function that does not always operate properly. The customer states that the window will roll down [...] upon opening the door, and should roll back up after the door is shut. Sometimes ...
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L air temp VIN: WBAEV53533
When car is first started it will cool well from all vents but as it warms up the center vents increase in temp until they are about 20 degrees warmer than the outer vents. We evacuated and recharged to spec and pressures look normal. Once the vehicle is warme...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L 3-4 upshift, 4-3 downshift VIN: WDBEB28E9P
Hey guys, I've got what seems to be a valve body problem with this Benz. When the car came into the shop it sometimes shifted into fourth gear and sometimes did not, and there was absolutely NO downshift unless you got into the kickdown switch on the floor. I'...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDC1631542
Vehicle has had this problem for 6 months/ 5000km now. Mainly hot weather( 0ver 30*c) under hard acceleration vehicle develops engine missfire which stays until vehicle resumes idle. As stated all other ignition components have been replaced/ swapped. Vehicle ... Trouble codes: 080 (Catalytic convertor deterioration misfire detected), 086 (Misfire Cylinder 5. harmful to catalytic convertor detected)
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L cruise VIN: WPOAAO945E
No diagnosis procedure in all data systems. Wiring diagram only. Found hall signal operational at module, brake switch signal power and ground to module good, power and ground activation of motor good, switch operational. Where is the signal regulated? Tempsta...
1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L heater VIN: YS3CF65M4S
I have a 95 saab 9000 cse with automatic climate control (ACC). 90% of the time, there is no hot air from the vents. The heater core is ok, when temp door manually actuated, good heat is present. Also, I am unable to change modes on the control head. The light...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS light VIN: WVWEE83A1T
Found impulse rotor was hitting hub. checked data stream looks ok. you can clear code and all is well for a short time. Then you start car and abs light pops on and RR speed sensor code is there. I have checked resistance, clearance and abs hcu ground circuits...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L windows VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
this bug has a drivers window that wont work motor and switch are new and also passenger window wont work from drivers door but will from passenger door. if i unplug drivers door motor and plug it back in will work for few minutes and then shuts down. fuses an...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L door locks power windows power mirrors VIN: WVWRH63B11
hello all dont do very many euros so here we go, vehicle came in power mirrors inop, door locks inop, power mirrors inop all on passenger front door, verified all fuses and circuit breakers ok, pulled right front door panel and checked my powers and grounds to...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YN1FA874XL
Techs,This vehicle runs rich all the time. black smoke at an idle and running down highway. Consulted "fixes" and discovered several leaks in the turbo system and pcv systems. repaired leaks and cleared memory, but still runs rich. Printed out fuel control mod... Trouble codes: 113 (fuel system past limits), 231 (adaptive fuel trim too ricn or lean)
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KW9600V
Volvo experts, this car came in back in July '05 with a code P0705 (transmission range sensor circuit malfunction, PRNDL input). We replaced the shifter position sensor and the problem was solved. Now the car has come in again with the same code. It has been o...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Hello Volvo Gurus, I've followed the recommendations of my Mitchell program. I could not eyeball a freeze frame (was empty) so I'm not at all certain under what conditions this code sets. Customer was no help in this area because numerous people operate this ... Trouble codes: P0422 (TWC Threshold exceeded)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L none VIN: YV1VS29591
This car is setting code all tests point to ecm, replaced due not having proper (5V) at ecm term. 34 to Instrument cluster term B23. wiring ok, only .8 volts KOEO and KOER 3.99 volts. code will clear and stay out till key is cycled again, code will not clear w... Trouble codes: ECM7F
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Cruise Control VIN: YV1RS61R52
I have a 02 s60 that the cruise will occasionaly not work. What happens is when the vehicle is started and then driven you are unable to turn on the cruise with the main switch. To get it to work I have simply turned off and then restarted the vehichle. It the...
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L fuel filter location VIN: YV1MS38294
This may sound trivial, but I cannot find the fuel filter on this car. I work on a lot of Volvos, but I've looked EVERYWHERE! On the earlier S60's the fuel filter was by the right rear wheel, but the fuel line to injectors goes straight into the front of the g...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on, abs VIN: WAUED68D3W
I got the ABS module back today 4/6/06 from modulemaster she werks good no more lights and everyone is happy. I would like to thank everyone, allmost all said to replace the mod Scott [...] was the big help by telling me about modulemaster Thanks to all iATN ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B4Y
ok guys first i would like to thank all of you for your help because there were very helpful. i check the turbo hoses and found oil in it so i cleaned it and replace the mass airflow and it worked. thanks for all the replys Trouble codes: P0102, P1137, P1139, P1113, P1131.
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAHD5316P
thanks everybody for your ideas. i did find the problem, the vehicle has not returned almost three weeks. anyways , we found the injector pattern was not efficient. fuel was being dumped into cylinders, especially when cold. so we performed a fuel injection se...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832DL
Thank you for all your help. Brad from California, Eric from Texas and Victor from Jersey were all nice enough to lend their ideas. Brad recommended a bad ignition switch. After tesing and retesting I didnt find a problem. Victor figured I had OE plugs and he ...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L fire damage VIN: SAJNW474XP
Hello group, I have not started repair on this vehicle yet. My request was for advise from techs who had experience with engine fire damage on these 12 cylinder Jags and any ECM damage that may have been a result of such fires. Thanks to all who responded with...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53C92
We found that this was still under warranty with Jaguar since they previously repaired wiring after the collision. Vehicle was finally towed out of here a few days ago to go back to the dealer. Trouble codes: P1344 (app sensor).
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Starting VIN: SAJAG52NX3
Thank you for the replies, I fixed the vehicle by puting more fuel in the tank. Never trust a jag fuel gauge.I then also took the remotes apart and resoldered the tracks inside the remotes. They would operate the door locks intermitantly. I scanned for more co...
1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L lack of power VIN: SALHV1245N
thanks again to all that replied, suggestions from water in the fuel to maf and alternator rf signal interference, all tune up parts are lucas replacement,this is a must. after all the diagnostics and component tests the fix was a lazy right o/2 sensor. did no... Trouble codes: 45 (lean right back).
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L power windows VIN: 108018-12-
I was incorrect in assuming that the power to fuses underhood for windows came from inside vehicle. The power is supplied to fuses from 2 relays on the fuse bracket on right side of engine. I was finally able to get key on power to relay and by tracing wire to...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA52E3R
Thank you everyone for the Tips, I Recieved a Couple Tips Concerning Cracked Harness at Sensors, AllData Faxed me back that Code 8 is Cam Shaft Sensor Grounded/Open. Ohmed Wires for Both Coolant and Cam Sensors From Sensor to ECM Connectors and to Ground, both... Trouble codes: 8 (Coolant Sensor Open/Shorted), 26 (Upshift Delay Deactive).
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBGA70E7V
I would like to thank all of you that took the time to respond. Mochamed from Indonesia thats right Indonesia hit it on the head. the connector at the seat belt on the passengers side had come loose, cleaned and reconnected and all is well..
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
We're closing this post as fixed. Thank you all for taking the time to reply. I'm a GM dealer tech. We sold this Mercedes used and chose to try to address this concern for the owner. Most replies related to the problems with aftermarket electronics and I've se... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow sensor a).
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L CV joint? VIN: YS3DD55B8V
The left inner CV joint was binding...Replaced Now OK
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YSED58E1X3
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Valve Lifters VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
The wonderful thing about IATN is that it gives guys like me an opportunity to get up in front of a worldwide audience of my peers and make a complete fool of myself. Example: this 'lifter noise' that got a little louder and a little deeper the longer I worked...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWRC81HXS
Hello, Team. I apologize for the late closing of this request. We have been moving the shop to new facilities, which has been exciting. The fix was to address the excess oil problem in the breather hose, as well as to get another AFM. The salvage unit we use...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
Thanks to Joseph from Cal.; Austin from Indiana and especially Dollard from Nova Scotia who detailed the difference--positive deviation fault is an overboost fault (200 millibar over the target pressure will set this fault)--negative deviation fault is an unde...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L camshaft VIN: YV1LS5679W
Thanks to the three people who offered help and to the one who insulted me please read the rules of iATN your comments are not allowed. I had it figured out when I wrote in I needed to be sure.A shop in Waltham Ma. lent me the tools and refused money He just w...
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1NK5376W
Thanks to everyone that helped The info on the software download will help if the customer ever lets me replace the tumblers. The real problem was the no start or very hard to start,the car cranked over good and had spark and fuel press. but wont start. I hook...
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