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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B11
Hello folks in iatn land. I need some help with this one.I know this car needs a t stat but i see no problem with the air system. I have 15in of vac at the valves. Ihave good air pump preasure and vol. And I have good flow through the heads. I did check the re... Trouble codes: P1479 (brake boost vac system), P1296 (cooling system), P0421, P1423 (sec air b1 too low), P1411 (sec air b2 too low)
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L pump & accumulater VIN: SAJNV4841K
after replacing all seals in the right rear brake caliper, we've been unable to bleed that part of the brake system. it would appear there is no brake fluid flow through the brake line. we've tried a bleed procedure given to us by a tech in okc,ok. who works o...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Code P0420 - Cat efficiency low - Bank 1. Downstream O2 sensor is sluggish so I swapped the rear sensors hoping to see the sluggish sensor move to the other side. It did not - The readings stayed the same. I hesitate to put a new cat in. What have other people...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L reverse and all shifts VIN: WDBGA33E9T
vehicle came in slipping and harsh shifts. we rebuilt the transmission with a oem kit. replaced converter. now in reverse you have to let it slowly engage. it will neutral out under throttle. forward real light throttle we will get a 2-3 shift and 3-4shift. th...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 45JGAB54E9
hello , this is a flood truck , the flood was up to the aam , the ecm and trac. control module didn't get water to them , i replaced the aam with a used one and i used the remote control for the used aam and the key from the truck {original key} now i get it t... Trouble codes: P1570 (das not allowed)
1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L abs light VIN: YS3AL76L8M
hello, the antilock warning light is always on. i retrieved code 1222 - tried good hyd unit, ecu, relays, checked wheel sensors, power supply and ground-any insight would be appreciated
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L air bag VIN: WVWCB515LK
Looking for someone in northern Michigan or Grand Rapids north that can communicate with the air bag controller on this 90 Cabriolet. We set the light in error while performing instrument cluster repairs. Vag Com will not do it and they have it listed in their...
1990 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDK21G4L
Hi guys. I thought I had this one fixed! For some reason, the computer is not grounding the injectors while cranking. If I spay fuel into the engine it will fire and stay running. If you shut the car off it will restart until it has sat for a few minutes. Then...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Low power output VIN: 3VWFA81H5S
Hello Techs. I've got one for you. This Golf is California emmisions. I just installed a used (junkyard) engine of the exact same type. It runs on all 4 cylinders but has 1 code for cam position sensor open circut. I cannot clear this code for more than a few ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L PRNDL Switch VIN: WVWAA63B0W
I thought I had this one fixed with archives but I guess not. Intermittently the Gear indicator bar lights up every position, sets a Gear range input error code and then the trans shifts very harsh. I replaced the switch with a used one (new was 500). It left ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L vibration VIN: 3VWBC21C3Y
originally we thought the vibration was at speed as it happened at 80mph checked wheel hub for run-out ok - replaced right (short) axle - no imrovement - saw some strange up and down movement on the drive axle flanges with the axle shafts out so we replaced th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M91
This car is for a used car lot. mil is on car runs good. code is p1152. I do not have much repair info on vw. Thanks for reading this and any help. Trouble codes: P1152
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8842L
Good day Iatn members, I have a 90 Volvo that is a no start. It cranks ok but does not start. Checked secondary ignition, Good strong blue spark @ the plugs. Fuel pressure is good. However the injector pulse seems rather erratic. I pulled the fuel rail up to ...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Chassis Vibration VIN: YV1SW53D51
Greetings! This Volvo V70T5 has a pretty serious vibraion when the engine is under torque. I can duplicate the vibration in all 5 gears and at any speed I drove from 20mph up to 60mph. The whole vehicle will vibrate with the sensation feeling like it is coming...

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L slipping all gears VIN: WBADP6332X
replaced transmission with bmw reman all is ok now thanks to all that helped.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L none VIN: WBAAM3334X
Sorry fellows,the cust. hasn't bring the car to check yet. Most of the replies mention about air leak,which i'll have a closer look ,when the car comes in. Thanks for all the helpful replies.
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L timing belt VIN: WVWGG0161G
thank you for the outstanding replies thanks to so many replies the fix, was i only had to time the crank shaft and the cam shaft at the back and the the crank shaft by using the flywheel mark for tdc.the intermediate shaft does not have to be timed in control...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCK21C71
Yes, I did narrow the draw down to the radio fuse, but the customer failed to give us further info. which was this draw never happened until they had some kind of pillar damage repaired on the vehicle. Since then the car would not beep when locked and the batt...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, NOISE VIN: YV1RS61R12
Thanks to all that replied! The fix was to replace the pcv trap box (upon disassembly found a thin rubber diaphragm torn inside) not allowing the manifold/pcv vacuum to be regulated. The second post repair problem was my fault, a vacuum hose on the opposite en... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean).
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