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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L alarm VIN: WAULH24B4Y
Audi Techs, This A6 wagon took on some water through the cowl area which flooded the interior with rain water. Most of the water was on the driver's side. The comf/conv module was toasted and connectors showed signs of corrosion which led me to believe water ...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Handling VIN: WBAAA1302K
At 55 MPH, all of a sudden this car seems to take on a mind of its own. Sort of Christine of the BMW set, if you remember that movie. I have inspected all of the tie rod ends, ball joints and rubber bushings in both the front and rear suspension. Everything ap...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1345H
car starts good cold, problem gets worse as car is driven. hesitates, stalls, no power under load, idles rough in drive. smooths out in nuetral. have driven car with fuel pressure gauge hooked up and pressure is always 35#. car runs ok off idle. it is hard to ...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L noisey fuel pump VIN: SAJKX6048X
looking for tool information. I am working on this 99 xj8 and it has a noisey fuel pump we are trying to change. we are looking for the special fuel line release tool that releases the lines from the bottom of fuel tank under car, above rear suspension. { a re...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Shifter VIN: SALTY16493
Hi Land Rover Techs, My Boss took in this 2003 Land Rover Discovery, the shifter will move down to neutral and then stay there, won't go into any forward gears. If I put it back in park, turn off the ignition and then turn it on, rapidly pull it down, it will ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L condenser VIN: WDBCA3909H
Thanks for your time. This car came in with AC not working. We replaced the condenser (leaking), dryer, flushed system and installed 134; The vent temps are around 60f, and the pressures at idle rise. Both fans are working and the radiator is clear. We are goi...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: WDBFA61E0M
This car sat for three years. Fuel was drained from tank. prefomed additional maintiance service. A/c service. When driven with a/c off car runs just fine. When A/C is turned on you can floor the pedal and after a long delay the car will slowly pick up. Then a...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L immobilizer VIN: WPOCA29962
WE had this 911 in for a clutch and rear main seal. changed the parts without any problems, but a door was left partially open overnight and drained the battery. we pulled the battery and charged it, but now the car will not crank. I believe the immobilizer is...
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Opening/closing VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The sliding roof will not open as a sliding roof every time. It has another open/shut mode where the rear end of the roof pops up several inches, or shuts to fully closed. The switch will open the roof when pressed to the rear, and close it when pressed forwar...
1994 Volkswagen cabrio 2.0L no rpm VIN: WVBC81EXSK
Yes folks my total and life goal has been totaly dedicated to this fine automobile...(sarcastic very much so) after doing the cylinder head upon completion the vehicle will start and idle but will not rev up i have been over timing a millon times as with the w...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Speedometer VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Car orginally came in with code p0501 and intermittant speedometer working. Replaced speed sensor. Was working breifly and quit again (would not start up until driving a few blocks). Transmission shop says sensor gears are fine. Tried new sensor. No change and...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX1
This car came in with the MIL and EPC light on and trans in default. Some times after restart lights stay out and trans shifts ok and then starts shifting erratic after it warms up. Had numerous codes [see below]. Serviced the trans as it had over 100,000 and ... Trouble codes: 16610 (petal position sensor signal not plausable--1/2-679 g185), 16990 (defective ecu), 00777 (trans- petal pos. sensor signal not plausable), 18554 (unknown)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWAC63BX1
hey everybody got me a stumper, 2001 vw passat is overheating,I can let the vehicle idle in the shop for 30 min. even longer and it doesnt overheat,then got out and drive it and within 1 to 2 miles it"ll go to 260 f vehicle tells you to stop. the gauge and mon...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L controls on steering wheel VIN: WVWPD63B52
Hello all-gotta love VW electronics... Car came to us July 3 with dead controls on the steering wheel-cruise, horn, and radio volume all inop. All controls on the column worked just fine. A previous post in the iatn archives saved untold diagnostic time, as it...
1982 Volvo 244 GL 2.1L AC drain VIN: YV1AX4944C
This old timey volvo has got me stumped- the AC was dead, so we charged it (R12). On the test drive, the floor got wet, water spitting out center vents, you can hear water hitting fan blades. Cleaned out AC drain hose (clogged), trimmed end of hose, installed ...
1983 Volvo 245 GL 2.4L alternator VIN: YV1AX757D1
Replaced wire from battery and added ground wire on alternator. still no change. I had the alternator bench tested by 2 diffrent places and they say the alternator is good and putting out 13-14 volts even with a 500 amp load on the alternator. This alternator ...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FX8856K
About every 2 weeks car smokes black and limps in. Upon disconecting batt. for repairs it straightens out for another 2 weeks. Trouble codes: 113 (Long tern fuel trim at upper or lower limits)
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5714S
This car has a fuel control unit from IPD. We swaped the trans and fuel control units with units from a known good running vehicle. We have replaced the throttle position switch with a new Bosch unit. We then replaced it with a factory switch. we have checked ... Trouble codes: 223
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Transfer case VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Hello Volvo Techs, This question is not technical, It's about labor time on the transfer case. Has any one replaced these before?Alldata does not have any service/R&R info listed. The labor time in Alldata is 10.7 hrs to R&R. The customer is balking at the re...

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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Turn Signals VIN: 1070441204
Thanks to all. With schematic in hand (provided by a tech here), checked wiring and switches (turn signal and 4-way flasher switch), all was good. Installed replacement flasher unit (three terminal type) Bosch p/n 0 335 200 007 - signals work perfectly. Th...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J53
Well the relay position 'M' was blank in this model. This one went to the dealer. According to them there was a 'connector' that had some corrosion on it and was keeping the Gateway Module from communicating with the rest of the CAN network. If I can get someo...
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L Front flex coupling VIN: WPOAB0941J
I want to thank everyone who replied to my post. I wish I had time to thank everone individually (especially those that even enclosed part #'s and helpful repair hints), but however; time does not allow it. I was under the false impression that this was the cu...
1989 Saab 900 2.0L Surge VIN: XY3AK36D5K
Sorry everyone for the delayed fix post, the fix was another ecm , the remanufactured one we recieved was defective.Thanks to all who replied
1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L Air door VIN: YS3CF48W5S
Hello, This car was fixed by Installing a New control module. It was expensive but after talking To A few techs on iatn It seemed logical to replace this unit. There is A self test it will perform by pushing two of The buttons at The same Time I believ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H4W
Thanks for the help. With a better understading of how this system worked I determined egr solenoid valve was stuck pratialy open providing some egr always. My replies were be sure all was clean and that I 22IN vac, this was good. Also I was told to look at ma... Trouble codes: 00560 (egr difference).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L master window switch inop VIN: 3VWSS29M31
I am going to call this a partial fix. I did a charging sys. test 13.98v and battery test as others asked to check but no problem. Scaned the air bags and speedometer, nothing. I found a broken orange & green wire in the rubber connector between the LF door & ...
2006 Volkswagen Gti 2.0L interior VIN: WVWEV71K6W
Hi, The day time running light procedure is detailed at Ross-tech and is fairly simple to accomplish if you have the OE Vag or with the vag-com software. It may be performed as follows: Here is the procedure. Removing DRL's [Select] [09 - Cent. Elect.] [...
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