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1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L Starter bolt? VIN: ZARED33E2S
Ok, I've come to the determination that the Alfa Romeo 164 is THE worst car of the modern world to work on, and I specialize in Alfas (for better or worse). Anyway, I've got this 164LS on my lift and I'm attempting to remove the transaxle to replace the clutc...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N71
Vehicle came in with Check Engine light on, customer complaints of hesitation, rough running, code 17608 found. Tested valve, ohmed low, although operating. Replaced with new valve which also had slightly lower resistance (24.7 ohms) than ok. All actuator test... Trouble codes: 17608 (wastegate bypass valve mech. malfunction N249), 16686 (misfire cyl. 2), 16688 (misfire cyl. 4), 16687 (misfire cyl. 3), 16685 (misfire cyl. 1)
1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality
This vehicle came in with a small coolant leak. The headgasket was was seaping externally under pressure. We pulled the head and sent to machine shop. Head was checked and machined, no valve job. I installed the head, set the valve lash, and replaced all hoses...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDAO1D5Y
Hi' Guys. This car will start & run normally when cold. When it gets close to operating temp it seems to run on 1 bank & then will die out. Try to restart & it will run normally for 2-3 seconds & then dies out. On the restart the dsc light will illuminate &... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam sensor Bank 1), 341 (Cam sensor Bank 2)
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Surge VIN: WDB708RT53
hi mb techs we have a 2003 mercedes s430 came in customer states hi idle at times.first we had the dealer scan for codes.the tech gave us the print out and no codes were found in any of the control units.we also scan the car with a assenmacher pc retriever we...
1998 Volkswagen WINNEBAGO 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV3AH2706W
failed california emission test at idle and no other conditions present. our scan tool is a master tech and we used the global obd2 section. fuel trim at idle is-4.64 short 5.40 long mass air flow at idle 5.65 but does not move until engine rpm reaches 1800 rp...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L radiator VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
We have pull the radiator and it sure looks like you might be able drop it out the bottom as opposed to removing the front sheet metal as the repair manuel suggests. What is the easiest way to R&R it. Please give details.. thanks.. Beck
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B11
the dealer says the only common part for replacement is the pump itself, it seems that if the pump was the cause it would set codes for both banks. both secondary air valves work smooth with no carbon build up. possible carbon built up in heads or manifolds bu... Trouble codes: P0492
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low on power
HEEELLLPPP!!! This vehicle has kicked me. Vehicle came in w/ customers complaint of CEL & low on power when accelerating. Once @ highway speeds power is ok. Customer went to dealer & after $1000 they replaced timiing belt & water pump. Check engine light & low... Trouble codes: 17964 (P1556-charge pressure regulation control limit not reached)

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D9X
Customer refused any more diag on this vehicle. Most suggested broken vac line,vac leak,MAF. Maf was new and we found no vac leaks except the turbo ck valve and hose going to it, but that was replaced and code still returned. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P1557 (Charge pressure positive dev), P1136 (Lean).
2000 Audi A6 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL4BXYN
well thanks for all the responses. I have to admit I was impressed by how many repsonses I got so quickly. Unfortunatly the customer scheduled to bring it back twice but no-showed both times.At least I know now what to look for. Like I said in the query I have... Trouble codes: 17536 (fuel trim lean bank one), 17538 (fuel trim lean bank two).
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBAGH8343Y
We performed an old fashioned trans service on the 440 ZF box in this BMW. While the pan was down we removed the 8 solenoids and cleaned them. We installed an aftermarket filter as the local dealer does even stock it. I was quoted $32 a quart for the fluid so ...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L door locks VIN: SALHC1347S
Thanks to everyone for the good info. This vehicle has a locking control module (locks do not go through the BCM)...located behind the glove box connected to a relay box. There is a picture in AllData for this (Z113) unit found with the power window control un...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55B3T
Thanks very much to all that replied. Special thank yous to Vernon, Mark, Anders, Justin, Dave, (from Quebec, COOL) and Chris from Oregon, Justin was direct and Dave very direct, which I truly like. They both recommended replacing the distributor and you're do... Trouble codes: P0341.
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1WVAE0705S
I went throught the wiring diagrams and pinpoints test the best that I could. I am guessing the fan relay behind the headlight is possibly the problem, but I had too many questions about the test and wiring to condemn it, and i did not have another relay to tr...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L OBD no communication VIN: WVWGG83A6T
Finally a fix!!! Turns out it's not the cars computer but the DEQ's data base. The 1996 diesel Passat did not have OBDII compliance till 1997. It does have 'OBD Deisel' which has a standard DLC but only has one K line that will ONLY communicate with VAG-COM (R...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
Hello all, yes we have repaired the 'punch buggie'. However, no one on IATN was able to give any help that we allready checked. After changing the maf sensor,coolant sensor,plugs, wires,02 sensor & heater circuit repaired,the check engine light was no longer o... Trouble codes: P1128 (upstream ltft too lean), P0135, P0134, P0300.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C7W
I'am sorry to say we could never get a handle on why the air pump was only coming on inter. The customer needed the car back for awhile. But I suspect he will be back because his smog check is coming up soon. One thing someone suggested was checking the oxy se... Trouble codes: P0411, P0303.
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Speedo VIN: YV1KS9606V
As always, a big thanks to all who replied. It was as I suspected, the instrument wiring plate was the culprit. Fortunately I was finally able to reproduce the problem by smacking on the dash while driving. This would cause the speedo to cut out. I then pulled...
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