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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ABS and ESP VIN: WAUYP54B31
Its back, the problem went away for a short while, but has returned. I will summerize our previous efforts with this car, and update with new information. Previous: Problem occurs on a sporatic basis, perhaps 1 or 2 times per week. The ABS light and ESP (Trac...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8323T
Hello BMW Techs we are replacing the crankcase ventilation plate at this time but we wanted to retrieve the engine codes, because the check engine light is on,but the scanners will not communicate with the car, we tried the x 431, I scan and generic OBD II sca...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG833XX
Checked car over smoked evap system found leak at canister repaired and cleared code light came back on after 2 drive cycles The valve mounted on the oil filter housing is opening and closing on the bench If I check the connection plug I get the noid light on ... Trouble codes: P0443 (Tank Venting Valve)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L slipping all gears VIN: WBADP6332X
Customer just bought this vehicle and drove back from another state. States car was driving fine and he can to stop there was a weird feeling and now transmission slipping all gears. Checked DTC two codes found 100 gear monitoring & 05 magnetic valve main pres...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WBAFA71062
Dear friends at iA.T.N., This is my nightmare of the year and of course belongs to a very good friend. This 3.0 L Diesel turbo with common rail looses the power of the turbo after driving it up hill for about 20 min and during full load and, a whistling soun... Trouble codes: 1470 (charge-air pressure control)
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43ERA
car was brought in with a no start condition. customer informed us that it just lost power going up an incline and just stopped running. we pulled codes and found nothing so we ran a fuel test and found everything to be good and in spec. so we moved on to comp...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WBDEA32E6S
No injector signal to one injector. The computor is not sending a ground signal. Other injectors are working fine. We've checked all signals and grounds to ecu and they seem to be ok. Now the interesting part of this problem car! The car first came to us a few...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: LSVCB49F33
This car came in with complaint of 3rd shift could not shift to 4th gear when cold.This often happened when first 5-10 mins after start in the morning .But when it can shift all day long it works ok. Sometimes it can not shift at 40KM/H when hot. Check the cod...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L engine VIN: YV1LS5342W
Volvo S70 that is sucking oil (qt. in 500 miles) is driving me crazy. First saw the car had major oil leak. Found the intake system saturated in oil and the oil leak was from the hose going to the intercooler. Cooler was full of oil. we drained and cleaned the...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start
I have a friends volvo I'm working on trying to figure out a cold start problem. Car may fire up for a few seconds on a cold morning and will then die. It will crank but not fire. After 15-[...] of trying to start it will usually fire and run fine. Apparen...

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUYP54B31
Many suggested the ABS module. This is new type, the module is NOT located on the side of the hydralyic block, but instead is located inside the car. Spoke with Gavin at Module Master, he indicated that he does not have the high failure rate with this unit tha...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABG2328V
Thanks for help from Dave, Victor, Bruce, Charles and Adalberto. The problem was resolved by cleaning and freeing up a partly stuck open idle air control valve. Mike Trouble codes: 232 (jump time O2 2 cyl 4-6), 230 (control frequency 2 cyl 4-6), 242 (misfire cyl 5), 254 (vent leak large).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L leak VIN: WDBEB31E8S
Well I have finally got this thing to stop leaking thanks to Danny [...] and Brian. It turned out that the pre combustion chambers were loose. First I replaced all the sealing rings under the injectors,well after doing this the # 6 unjector leak was worse. Da...
1990 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDK21G4L
Thank you everyone for the information. I replaced the ignition switch, but it still would not start. Still only had injector pulse when releasing the key. Luis nailed it. The car has a antitheft alarm. I completely removed it after replacing the ingtion switc...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heater VIN: WVWBH63B21
Hi Group Thanks for the great response. The replies were pretty much split between plugged heater core or bad waterpump, once I realized how easy it was to flush the heater core I did that first and guess what? It was full of fine grit and what looked like s...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWSP69M01
We have to close this one because iATN tells me that the time has run out. We have not fixed this car yet. We decided to send the injection pump to an injection pump service shop and have not heard back yet. When we get this fixed I will try to add a fix updat...
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