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1999 Audi A4 2.8L cruise control VIN: WAUGD28D0X
This vehicle has no cruise control. Fuses good, vac. lines and actuator intact. Very limited info on system. Have already bought 3day subscription to factory service info and isnt much more help that alldata was. Cruise has a separate module for control (not p...
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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L hard start warm VIN: WBAHE2327S
Hello all; Car starts well cold and hot but has very long cranking after about 90 minute cool down. Starts better with throttle slightly cracked. Rough idle at all times. Runs well off idle. Cannot pin idle problem to any specific cylinders. Found and fixed a ... Trouble codes: 68 (knock sensor 3)
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2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA15B01
This vehicle has an engine knock at idle when cold. Noise is louder when in gear at idle. Noise will go away fairly fast when engine is warming up. Customer has been driving it this way for awhile. My best guess is piston slap. If anyone has seen this before I...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L alternator VIN: WDBEA90DXJ
vehicle has had alternator and battery recently replaced. Vehiicle charges at above 13+ volts while driving; however, at idle the vehicle is charging at less than 12 volts. After 10-15 minutes at idle with loads on, vehicle stalls and resultingly becomes a no-...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA30D4K
Hello and help help help. I have a good customer of mine that just sold his Acura and showed up with a tow truck and his newly purchased 1989 300E on the bed. The check engine light is on constant and he says it stalls out. I am trying to figure out how to ge...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Temp, Odometer and Clock Stay On VIN: WDBHA22E9T
When we turn the key and remove it the Temp indicator, Odometer, And Clock stay on.. Assy relay in still inguaged and draining battery. All other functions seem to be great. Thanks for any help.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8X
po141 Trouble codes: P0141
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L check engine light set code P0400 egr VIN: 4JGAB72EXA
SUV came in for check engine light, performed DIO test, set code P04000(egr valve). Replaced EGR valve and gasket and erased code. Test drove 15-20 miles, no check engine light. 24 hours later, customer picked up, drove 10miles check engine light came back on....
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L fuel fill VIN: WPOAB29972
Here goes, about a month ago customer came in with rat droppings in car. We found the rat still in car, after we chased it out. I started to look and see what damage there was. The rat had started at the rear of the car and nibbled on various things working it... Trouble codes: 0442 (micro leak in fuel system)
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WVWEE83A5V
cooling fans run continuously with key on and for few minutes after key is off. customer's schedule prohibits lengthy diagnosis, i do not have service manuals prior to 1998 on this model. i suspect a/c pressure sensor but anything at this point would be a gues...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
greetings fellow techs. Replaced both front window regulators (Broken). After repair, in bay, all windows working. Start engine and drivers window stops working. Window remains inop, unless you #1, turn engine off, #2 turn key back to ignition and #3, run one...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Hesitation, Surge
This customer just bought this Passat a week ago. We have no service records on this one. When I hit 4000 rpm down the road, the engine hesitates a little bit. It only occurs @ 4000. It feels like someone pinchs the gas line for a splic second repeatedly. It ...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1VS29521
Howdy all, This Volvo landed in my lap, not well equiped for Volvo diagnosis (Subaru shop). The customer felt it misfire when he was at stop signs, his local repair shop put in plugs and when that did not fix it, said it had to be looked at by another shop. F... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
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1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Timing chain VIN: WBAGG8334X
Thank you everyone for the immediate answers. I had not pried front upper timing cover down properly. This allowed cam position sensor to be improperly located in relation to the cam sensor wheel. I had bought new tools to aling cam sensor wheel (stupid design...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Wiper Blades VIN: WBAAM5339X
The tan wiper relay fixed the problem. I could reliably get the wipers to not work or start to work after wiggling the tan relay (inside box on left rear of front fender). Thanks for the replys, they got me looking in the right places.
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Driveline VIN: WBAEU33412
Thanks to all, Axles! Read further! We released car to customer who took it to a BMW dealer where the customer paid for a diagnosis of failed transfer case. Customer requested we install a used transfer case. We did- with the same problem still present. I remo...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: SAJHX1749T
Well, I got the car back from the dealer. I inspected the car and it passed the obd2 emission test. The Jag dealer said that everything has to be perfect in order for the monitors to complete. He said that he even had to put in some gas in the tank to make sur...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Surge VIN: WDBHA28E4R
Thanks for all the help!! It is fixed. We had to replace the throttle control unit and the rebuilt throttle unit was bad so had to reorder it. After the control unit was reset it idle and ran great. thanks for all the help. another fix for iatn!!!
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L serrpentine belt VIN: WDBHA28EXT
Thanks for the many replies. I mentioned that the alternator bearings had been replaced (by the customer at another shop) The alt turned fine by hand so I didn't give it a second thought even though the pulley had some fine fuzzy rubber wrapped around it. Havi...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L high beam lights / turn signal VIN: WDBHA28E7V
Hello group. Sorry it took so long to reply back on this one, after replacing the switch the car was fixed. However it actually took two switches to do this as the first replacement switch only lasted about a week before it started to act up (the ratchet actio...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
Hey All, Thanks again for all the great input.Iatn is truely and great service!!!Special thanks to Jon from Colorado for the part #'s.We try Our best in this shop to help other members on iatn.I know Everyone is busy accross this country fixing car and making ... Trouble codes: P0450.
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2000 Mini Galant 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A33AA46G1
OK got computer out and tested wires. Found wires to each injector that is not working to be ok. Did check with noid light again just to make sure. Each one would flash one time and quit. Sent computer out to have it rebuilt. Told by rebuilder that itwould not...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power Output VIN: WMWRE33483
After several hours trying to find test values for the two T-MAP sensors on this vehicle I submitted and replaced both, and compared the values of the new sensors to the old. The T-MAP sensor which several people told me of was bad It dropped to 0 volts interm... Trouble codes: P1688 (Electrinic throttle controlmonitor level 2/3 mass air calculation).
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Suspension VIN: YS3FB45SX3
Fantastic replies that I got, and I truly wish I were able to fix this car, but the owner of the dealership I worked for decided to hoist anchor and close the doors the day before I had this car rescheduled for further diagnosis. The story is, of course, muc...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ABS Module VIN: 3VWCK21C02
Sorry it took so long to get back. The final fix was that the ABS module needed to be coded and the dealer was the only one who could do the coding. Thanks to everyone for your replies!!!
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