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2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B93
After replacing timing belt, ran vehicle and after 20 mile cruise, cel would flash then go out. Scanned codes and found p0304,p0305 and p0306 misfires, all on same bank. Checked connections and checked for vacumm leaks none found,(never removed vacumm lines du... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L trans inop VIN: WBADM634XX
Car was towed in, no forward gears, reverse is fine. Disconnected electrical plug at rear of trans and trans works fine, reconnect and nothing. I have checked all fuses related to trans, no codes appear, replaced gear selector because it was all gummed up wi...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L srs light on VIN: WBADT63401
This BMW needs to go tonight and I have not fixed it correctly. I found a post similar to my issue here and tested it to the best of my understanding. The post was vague about the test on the battery positive cable disconnect. The results I got indicated the c...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L heater blower motor VIN: WBAFB33351
I woul like some help out there i have this problem with the blower motor when you try to incresa the speed nothing happens, i hooked up the scanner and was reading the voltage increase and decrease while pushing the button.but no speed increase, but also once...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA66EOM
Have a 91 500 SL that will cold start fine, Idle fine, but if you push down on the throttle the engine will die. Engine will restart idle but will not accelarat. After idling for around 4 minutes car will drive. Has a slight bog on hard accerlation.In driving ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Electronic VIN: WDB1400571
I have a 600sel (euro.) and at times the a/c fan will run on low untill the battery is dead. We have had the push button assy. rebuilt by beckman twice but it does the same thing. The car may go several day with no trouble. The car may have been seating for 10...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J21
Hello Mercedes techs: I have this 2001 C240 originally with DTC's P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0170 and P0173. After checking the plugs, I found it had the wrong plugs installed and they were in bad shape. I replaced the plugs and road tested vehicle for about... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction bank 1), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0300 (random missfire), P0173 (fuel trim malfuntion bank 2)
1966 Other European 3000 mk III .0L turn signal VIN: HBJ8L34545
I know this is as basic as it gets, however, this car came in with a no stop condition and state inspection. With key off the car continued to run. Disconnect and reconnected the batt. With the key off the car was haunted. Gauges flickered, fuel pump cycling, ...
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Leaks VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZF
This is a 1985 gray market 928. I cannot find fuel injectors! Bosch# 0 280 150 252. Worldpac shows a different injector under 1985. If I look at a 1984 Porsche it looks similar to what I have (long fuel hose attached) but is black and has a different Bosch#(0 ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L forward gears VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
Friend of mine's car came in with slipping transmission it started suddenly . we checked fluid level and condition both okay no codes in computer, test drove and after about a 1/2 hour of driving 2 codes came up 00652 and 00730d. 652 being hydraulic malfunctio...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWR881HOX
Low side 25 psi high side 25psi tried known good expansion valve. No change in pressure. Have a compressor from used vehicle that ends with different letter L /H. The one for this vehicle is the same as a wagon. First question is compressor bad? Second will th...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L A/C Clutch VIN: 9BWBB61J62
Hey guys, I'm really stumped on this one. Vehicle came in w/ AirConditioning Inop. Come to find out the little pressure seal in back of A/C Compressor was blown out. Replaced compressor and still no A/c. I checked power to the clutch and there isn't a signal, ...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Compressor VIN: TRUUT28N01
Sorry to have taken so long to close request but cust. came to take vehicle and has not returned for futher testing. Many of the responces were helpful but didnt turn out to be the problem. Many suggested pressure switch problem but based on block info I dont ...
1989 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Transmission Jumps out of 4th gear VIN: WBAEC8419K
Thanks to everybody who replied we missed one ground behind the steering wheel. Alldata diagrams are no good.
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEF6329S
found the cause was a bad air mass so i replaced air mass meter test drove and will give to customer today thanks for all the help in the replies Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control bank 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control bank 2), 12 (oxygen sensor bank 2), 13 (oxygen sensor bank 1).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325V
thanks to all members that replied. it was definitly in the vanos assembly timing. after getting the factory manual back out, dissasembling the unit, and starting from scratch, we discovered that the vanos is timed by turning the slotted cams behind the sprock...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L sunroof VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Thank You everyone for all your help. I had to normalize the sunroof motor to learn it's position. now everything is working properly. Thanks again for the response.
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9321W
Well this one was odd it turned out when I was looking for the crankcase vent valve i noticed a leak at the hose (so i thought it was the hose) sprayed carb cleaner aroud it and thats when the car almost stalled turned out the valve cover gasket had a small te... Trouble codes: P1174 (fuel trim adaptation malfunction).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electric fan motor VIN: WDBJF65H2X
Well, sorry for a day late; I did not have a chance to bring the car back in due to the work load. It turned out the hidden high speed relay for the electric fan was at fault. Replacing the relay and all went well. Thanks for all replies; special thank to Char...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWCA0150K
Thanks to all of the replies for my problem car. As some of you suggested, I had the fuel pressure checked and it was 65psi at the distribution box. I checked the little screens at the fuel distribution box as Thomas suggested. There I found alot of rust and r...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L Clutch cable VIN: 3VWBA81E9V
Thanks to all the IATN members that sent me replies on this fix. A special thanks to Paul [...] who suggested removing the instrument cluster. Having been in this business for more than 30 years, I am not as flexible as some of you younger guys! This worked w...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Accessories VIN: WVWAC63B1P
thanx for all rerplies, the problem was actually two fold, the fuel filter was nearly clogged completely and the maf sensor was marginal, i replaced both of these and the car runs lioke new. iatn rocks!!!
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L temperature warnig light VIN: 3VWRT29M01
thank you very much to everybdy that replied. yes, the coolant level sensor was the cause of the buzzer coming on.
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1LW5717S
thanks iatn members for all the speedy replies. we replaced the radiator and after multiple flushes the oil no longer appeared in the antifreeze. this is the first time we used this help line and i was very impressed with how quick and correct the response wer...
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L readiness test VIN: YV1KW9606W
hEY GUYS AND GALS I had alot of crap in life happening.Please accept my apology for the delay. It did finally set its test last week tho. Between the customer and us we just kept trying then one day we scanned and it said complete. The state passed it and al...
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