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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGF6325S
Car has a poor idle problem, also has a "puffing sound" from the intake manafold. If you pinch off the idle motor inlet from the intake tube the "puffing" goes away. This sound is like when you have a bad belt in one spot but it is coming from the intake manaf...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cam timing VIN: 1GFTYU456Y
This car was at a nearby body shop for front end damage. As the story goes the coolant jug was cracked but undetected resulting in coolant loss and subsequent gasket damage. Water pump impeller is fine. We bought the cam fixture, timing pin and temporary tensi...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L tire wear VIN: SAJKN6044X
hi to all this car has been to the dealer and now to us for the same problem. three sets of tires all develop inside wear and feathering, mostly the inside, and mostly the front. the dealer said it was the type of tires. (all three sets???) we installed new...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA14C2Y
This engine smokes BADLY after a 1 hour hot soak.Engine was totally carboned up from severe lack of maintenance. Carfax showed the car bounced from auction to auction until we got it. I tore the engine down all the way to the piston rings and they were all stu...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA24D6K
Please help I am a little Mercedes challenged. We work on a lot of cars for this customer so I said I would give it a try. Well originally it would not restart after shutting veh. off, Now it will not start at all, It has spark and 75 psi of fuel pressue. ther...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L inop VIN: WDBHA23E6V
Cruise control inop after tires were rotated.Noted that fronts were 195/65 and rears were 185/65.With this set up cruise worked ok. 185 front and 195 rear...cruise works up to 45 mph on ACCEL then kicks out. On road test above 45 mph the cruise will initially ...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29884
checked codes & checked long term fuel trim -15 replaced AMM & long term fuel trim went to 16 , reinstalled original AMM ,cleaned throttle plate smoke tested intake no leaks found Trouble codes: P1275 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0133 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0153 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P1276 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC)
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPAD1G8N
We have a interesting one-gas engine! replace some drive belts(p/s and alternator), clutch cable, did front brakes. The car has developed a nasty engine vibration at about 4,000 rpm! we have disconnected the belt, exhaust and clutch cable but will not disappea...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Shift indicator VIN: WVWBB81E9T
I need help in diagnosing a Multi-function Transmission Range (TR) switch. Shift indicator on dash will only display reverse and neutral regardless of gear selected and intermittently will display drive when these gears are selected. When it first came in it w...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L heater core VIN: 3VWSE29MOX
I am replacing a heater core under protest. I didnt want to but her sad blue eyes looking at me I couldnt say no. Ive got it down to the heater box. My question is will it split from the AC side or do I have to remove ac lines and pull whole unit out. I have r...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L clutch VIN: 3VWTG29MX1
This jetta came in for clutch problem when you drive the car under 3000 rpm it shifts and engauges normal, if you get much above 3000 rpm the clutch disengauges, I don't mean it starts slipping, it physically pulls the clutch pedal down and diengauges clutch u...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1JA8743M
car has an intermittent stalling & won't restart immediately. when it quits it loses injector pulse. ignition spark & fuel pressure are good. i checked all the ground & power circuits to ecm & tried a used ecm but no help. if i manually ground the injectors an...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9617S
The vehicle is back with codes: 113 SHORT TERM FUEL TRIM TOO LEAN/RICH. 311 ENGINE SPEED SIGNAL FROM GEAR BOX ABSENT. First, the info above is from the Volvo System Tester. Alldata states 113 is for injector group 1 and 311 is for the vehicle speed signal a...
1996 Volvo 850 2.3L no readyness VIN: 25T1273455
This car dus not want to comunicate with inspection stations computer. Dealer sas the computer dus not hold readiness. Don't read eny codes with snap on brick or autoxray scanners but they both comunicate with this car. whould enybody please shine some light o...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LTDX259
This vehicle in slow(5-10mph) parking lot type maneuvers has a vibration and noise similar to positrac clutches that need a fluid change. That is the best way I can describe it. It sounds as if its coming from middle of car. We took the rear driveshaft out and...
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L ABS module ?? VIN: YV1LW56DXY
Customer brought vehicle in with Intermittent problem with brake and ABS light comming on along with speedometer dropping off to 0mph when driving. then everything goes back to normal. states that it happens at least once per day. I could not duplicate problem...

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1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L Starter bolt? VIN: ZARED33E2S
Thanks for all the help, advice, and moral support. The car is now a working automobile once again. Someone along the way suggested removing the false firewall, this helped a little by providing a little more room to work. There were several suggestions to...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53451
Hello to all, This car is fixed. We had a 2 fold problem. We found the the purge valve and the knock sensor have the same connector and we had swap them incorrectly. after fixing that, we found a blown fuse. replaced the fuse and the car would rev, and no red ... Trouble codes: P1347, P1349, P0300.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Air Bag VIN: 5UXFA53542
Customer did not want to spend the additional money for diagnostic time. We suggested that they take the vehicle to the dealership. (Boss was out of town, tech didn't want to lose any time)
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L lines VIN: WDBCA33A8D
Just released this vehicle this past Saturday. My problem, with the Benz in particular, is that years ago my partner had an issue with the local (40 mi. away) dealer. She has since refused to deal with them- instead she relies on our foreign supplier who in tu...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L AAM Module VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
I let car sit over weekend and for some reason it just decided to accept coding.Go figure?Dont you hate when things fix themselves and you dont know why?Wish I had more info.Thanks for the THREE PEOPLE that was nice enough to share.thanks guys!
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Fuel Trim Bank 1 VIN: WDDJH65J81
Hey Guys, Sorry for the late reply. We took advantage of the long hoilday. Turns out that all of you said to check the MAF.We were waiting on a reply from a Mercedes dealer to confirm before we reached out to IATN for help. This was our first time to use thi... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Bank one).
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L all shifts VIN: 3VWRB81H3S
Many Thanks for the replies to the post. Unfortunatly we were not able to correct the problem on the vehicle. We verified the correct throttle switch and adjustment, fault free ECM and TCM and were also unable to find any wiring faults while using VESIS as our...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shifting VIN: 3VWSE69M22
Several replies said that I should replace the speed sensors. On this electronic 5 speed transmission the speed sensors are on the inside of the transmission and even the dealer could not replace the sensors, they told the customer that the only fix was to rep...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSP29M02
Hi Guys Turns out when I put the new t-belt on the cam tool kind of fit. I thought about this car all weekend and came to the conclusion that the valves weren't bent by what the customer said.He said he drove home and next moring the engine wouldn't start.Ca...
1993 Volvo 940 T 2.3L steering wheel VIN: YV1JW8709P
Thanks to all that replied.Yes, I have checked all of the front end components, everything is good. Also, can't reverse the lines on this one,different sizes. Went to drive it into the shop the other day, problem has disappeared. Tried to duplicate and could n...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94K5Y
Yes guys, sorry I took so long to close this one, had to make sure that this car is fixed, you guys hit ths one in the head I did all the upgrades possible on the car the CEM,ETM,ECM and replaced the brake pedal sensor. I was getting sme software issues with V... Trouble codes: ECM94, CEM1A, CEM6A.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Odometer VIN: YV1SW53D31
This vehicle required a replacement instrument cluster. Since it had to be reprogrammed we had to refer the customer to the dealer. I had several differing opinions on this but in the end it was a cluster replacement. thanks to evryone who replied and sorry ab...
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