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2000 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH28DOY
We have four scan tools in the shop and cannot monitor both oxygen sensors to test cat, efficiency. I suspect that both cats are bad but hesitate to replace them and have a repeat failure. Does anyone have advice about what the cause might be or is this a comm... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBAHJ631XN
Hello BMW tech's, we have battery that is going dead overnite. Did a draw test with a test lite and the lite is bright, we happen to have the exact car in the shop and did a draw test on that one and the lite is not on at all. So we pulled all the fuses and mo...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L wiring VIN: WBAGJ8324T
Hi, Group, We've just installed a used engine in this 740 and have one connector on the engine harness that we cannot find a home for. And of course, no 96-98 740's in the shop this week. This wire comes out of the front of the left plastic wiring housing on ...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L brake light on VIN: WBAGG8349Y
Hey guys, I hope someone out there can assist me with this one. Red brake light is on and the check control display reads check brake lining. Inspected codes with the Snap on Modis under the anti lock brakes and I retreived code 108. Modis is telling be it's a...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L vanos VIN: WBSDE9342Y
Good evening Bavaria lovers. This M5 is leaking oil out of the right vanos unit where the wiring harness goes in. Our question is, can we just pull off the cover plate and replace the o-rings on the solenoids without disturbing anything else? Will the valves s...
1979 Fiat X1/9 1.5L alternator
there could be two types of alternators for this car internal or external.where would the regulator be located at and what would it look like. also a wirieng diagram would help.wiring looks like it has been spliced so not sure of what is wrong.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2742V
We don't get the pleasure of dealing with too many of this breed (thankfully) but every so often we do cross this cat's path. This one came in with a p0352 ignition coil fault, and ran poorly. We checked coil resistances and all were identical and consistant. ... Trouble codes: P0352
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L abs VIN: SAJKX6247W
I've looked in Ondemand and Alldata and they both say the same. ABS light is on and we can't get codes without the JAGUAR PDU. Is there anyway to get codes without it? Thanks.
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6046X
i am guessing the fuel pump is bad. i don't want to spend 429.00 if that isn't the problem. any other suggestions or tests i might try. my other thought is the fuel pressure sensor but the guy at the jaguar dealer said he never sold one? any help would be appr... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174 (lean)
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3XA26K4L
Hello everyone. This vehicle will start and run ok for about 5 minutes. After the 5 or so minutes it will start running poorly(acts lean) then die. It is possible to keep vehicle running by spraying carb cleaner in the intake. I just replaced the fuel pump bec...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L wipers VIN: WDBEA92E5S
Hello IATN folks, We have this Benz with intermittent operation of the front wipers with the switch off. We have experienced the customer complaint sitting in the shop running @ idle. Wipers run 1/2 to one full swipe. There was no pattern to the wipers running...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F5T
Car came in with check engine light on. Had code P0170. Cleared code for customer and code reset in a few days. Still had code P0170 system too rich. We had replaced the air mass sensor about one year ago for the same code, so we replaced the air mass sensor a... Trouble codes: P0170
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65F5W
This car has no spark. The injectors are working. We can smell the unburned fuel. I thought for sure it was a crank position sensor (reference sensor). We installed a new sensor, still no start. We have a SnapOn MB cartridge. No codes are to be found. We look ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Hey guys, I got this mercedes that keeps blowing out the brake light bulbs. I found the illumination control module controls all the brake lights. The high mount brake lights also out. I attempted to install the Snap on Modis to communicate but it doesn't give...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33452
Attn Mini techs , I am trying to reassemble this mini , not the supercharged model , this is the naturally aspirated unit.My question is relativly simple.There is an electrical connector I cannot account for.It comes out of the harness for the injectors and is...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L temp light VIN: 3VWCAZ1C3X
customer states the coolant light comes on when cold and intermittantly when warm after driving for over 30 min. the light comes on blue. she has had the car since it was new and never noticed this before. from what ive heard this is normal operation. was the ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L combi-valve VIN: WVWPD63B01
On start up combi-valve produces loud metalic rapping sound for about 2-3 seconds. This is intermitent, getting more frequent. The original valve would produce this sound sometimes until engine was revved. Noise is not regenerated at anytime during a drive cyl...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Wind or road noise VIN: 3VWCK21C83
This is my wifes car, we bought it in June. I noticed a wind or road noise the first time I drove it. Noise is at RH rear. I pulled RH rear tire, inspected tire and wheel bearing, OK. I swapped rear tires. I removed RH inner fender and inspected for missing bo...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXT
thanks to all who replied i replaced the t-stat all is well. the t-stat was broken & stuck open part way hence the screwy readings. i did not take t belt off i simply slid it off the teeth to the edge of the cam gear. plenty of room /was done in about 30.to 40... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect cicuitrange/performance problem).
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4323P
well thanks to every body this car is fixed. we tested every part you guy's told us about and the one that stood out was the coil waveform @ the ecm signal gone and back again before the engine could cut off. i still was not sure because we did not know a lot ...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, no MIL koeo VIN: SALPM164X2
Thank you to all who replied. I had to let the vehicle go because the next logical step was to use a ROVACOM, AUTOLOGIC, or OTHER PROPTIETARY SCAN TOOL to check the status of the security system and attempt to reset. I don't have access to these tools so it re...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L air delivery/temp control VIN: 1070444120
Thanks to all who responded. The reason for the delay in posting this fix is that I wanted to talk to the reman. of the servo befor installing the second one and have it take out another amp. The first sevo burned out 2 amps. I was never able to talk with some...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500sl 5.0L high idle VIN: WDB1070461
thanks for all ten replies that i received.martin,hank,alain,phillip,randy,michael,david and steve all gave good tips and steve provided the complete pin out list that i believed i needed.as it turned out i had already figured out what went to where but steve'...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E7R
Thanks for the help everybody. Not sure car is fixed because was so intermentant & customer not driving car right now. I pulled the base module & seen what looked like terminal 41 was cracked at the solder joint.This was some of the info someone gave me. So I ...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L tachometer VIN: WMWRE33433
I found water in the connector on the left kick panel but could not get the tach. to function. I think the problrm is a bad module on the right kick panel but don't have the proper scan tool to test it. I am sending the car to the dealer to confirm this.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, evap VIN: 3VWTG69M71
We ran the evap test several times, passing evey time. All replies led to all the items the dealer had already replaced so we decided no to toss more parts at it without knowing for sure. Customer will wait until problem can be duplicated. She picked up the ca... Trouble codes: P0442.
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1GA8750K
Thanks for all the great responses. many of you responded that the mass airflow sensor is a common cause of this problem. another person responded that the radio supression relay could be the cause. The fix turned out to be very simple the gray wire going to t...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LW5521R
Thanks to all who replied. I never did manage to repeat the stalling concern after hooking up lab scope, so I went with the 'intellegent guess' method based on all your replies: I replaced the cam position sensor and fuel pump relay. I did manage to pull the D...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5548T
I would like to thank everyone for their replies. Couple of the guys said that the a/c pressure sensor would be the problem and some said the fuel pressure sensor. After disconnecting the a/c pressure sensor the check engine light would come on but without any... Trouble codes: P1307 (Accelerometer Signal Low), P0450 (EVAP Pressure Sensor Malfunction), P0455 (Evap Control System Gross Leak Detected).
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YVITS90D51
Thanks for all the help, you all were right. I sent the owner to the dealer and they repaired the throttly body under warrenty. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P1603.
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L electric window VIN: YVITS90D51
Thanks for all the help, you all were right. I sent the owner to the dealer and they reprogramed the computer and now everything works. Thanks again.
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