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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDA24B5X
We are replacing the transaxle in this 1999 Audi with a used unit which was recently reman by Audi. The yard sent us the transaxle and the electronic control unit together. My tech installed the transaxle with no problem, we changed the fluids and attempted ...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, intermittent VIN: TRVWX28N91
Hello I need help. This car is driving me nuts. This car when started cold once and a while for the first minute of operation will hesitate badly and stumble setting the above codes. I have replaced a ripped open PCV breather hose and changed the charge air pr... Trouble codes: P1297, P1137, P0300
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L left running lights VIN: WBACB4317P
i'm looking for help finding the parking lamp relays-- all data states they are to be found behind the glove box. i have removed the glovebox and seen controlers but do not recognize any relays. it is my understanding that there is a left and right relay. than...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Hello BMW Master Techs: We've got a winner here! Vehicle came in we pulled codes with our BMW GT-1 and found that we had code 112 Camshaft Position Sensor, we replaced the sensor thinking this is another typical camshaft sensor replacement, wrong! The code won... Trouble codes: 112 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit bank 1 or singal sensor), P0340
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Convertible Top VIN: WBABS53411
The power top will not open as the "trunk open" warning light is always on. we replaced the upper trunk latch and the cargo lights now turn off when the latch is locked. The microswitch for the stowage panel at the front of the truck works. if i press the roof...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on,Limp home mode VIN: WBAFB3353L
Hello,this x5 has gone into limp mode twice in a couple of months for the customer,(when cold) and sets code 02-pressure actuator 2... The car has not acted up for me,the circuit checks out ok,I replaced the pressure actuator,no results,the car still very infr...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Radio VIN: WBABB12345
Hi, members!! I need your help. VIN entry is not the right one. I disconnect the Battery then reset the radio code(44145) but failed. What i did was Key On, radio on, then radio screen shows "CODE". I punched 4 4 1 4 5 but failed with beef sound when I punched...
2000 Mercedes-Benz MB140D Van 2.9L Serpentine belt VIN: KPD661227Y
The serpentine belt of this M/Benz diesel van kept slipping of the pully. This happened most of the time when you start from cold or you revved hard and let go and revved hard again. It would also slip off even while driving normally though not very often. Aft...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: DRBN47J52A
hello all, this one is a problem i hope you can inlighten me on. this car according to customer kicked light on only 2 days prier to bringing it to me. codes seemed straight forward. oil in wiring harness per tsb. (cleaned connector, customer declined repair).... Trouble codes: 410 (air injection system malfuction)
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWWC81H1S
vehicle was here for running rough. found cap and wires corroded, and the ceramic on #1 plug cracked and broken around electrode. luckily all pieces stayed in plug and did not fall into cylinder.after talkingtotech who replaced the plug last time i found out t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
check engine light is on with code p0411. the secondary air pump is not running. i think it is supposed to run every time the engine is started for atleast 20 seconds. we checked the 40 amp maxi fuse next to the ecm and it is not blown. the 15 amp fuse located... Trouble codes: P0411
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C82
This car keeps setting two codes P0420 [cat] and P0455 [evap leak] We looked at the oxy sensors with our Snap on scanner. At 2500 rpm the front was fluctuating between 1.460 nad 1.580 volts [milivolts??]. The rear was between .450 and .550.. Do we have a bad c... Trouble codes: P0420, P0455
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L alttinater VIN: 3VWSP69M12
put on new alt does not charge checked the wiring checks ok the voltage on the brown wire with red trace has voltage of 12v till a test light is touched on it. checked at ecm same thing no info on alldata on readings to have milage is 86,000
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29541
this volvo has code 101 mass air flow sensor it cut off on freeway when decelerating on off ramp and he stated after that he had to pat gas pedal to keep it running at stop signs well i get it it ran good for 15 mins then in the shop at idle it started surging... Trouble codes: 101 (mass air flow sensor)

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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L No run VIN: WAUBJ58C4P
Thank you all very much for offering the time to send us your fixes from your experience. The timing was off one tooth, causing a no run condition. What a nightmare. Great program. Thanks again
2003 Audi RS6 4.2L Brake Pedal VIN: WUAPV6YB03
Upon further evaluation we discovered that the left front brake disc had excessive run out. Oddly enough this was not felt during braking. As the disc turned through the pad sets it pushed the pistons away from the rotor preventing instant contact upon first a...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Dashlights VIN: SAJHY1747M
Thanks for the help on fixing this one. Replaceing the dimmer control module was the fix. It comes with the module and rheostat.
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L Convertible top VIN: WPOCA2962N
The Porsche is fixed. Customer brought in service manual on a cd that had a good wiring diagram. Found no power going to switch. used power probe to apply power to switch and then run the top. Top opens and closed. Found that the power to the switch is control...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
To all IATN members around the world thank you for your time and input . I recieved 13 replys Vince from NewYork , Eric from California, David from Florida, William from New Jersey, Agostino from Ontario, William from Oregon, Eugene from West Virginia, Brandon... Trouble codes: P0012, P0340, P0341.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Shifting VIN: 3VWSB69M82
Because of the collision impact to this vehcile after speaking to a specialist on vw these transmission are very delicate.i replace this unit with a dealer reman unit.The used unit that was installed was drop in the shipping process.MANY THANKS TO GUY!!!
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2553Y
Thanks to all who replied. I appreciate the feeedback. I ended up sticking with what has always worked for me. I replaced the ECT sensor and T-stat. The car has been gone for a couple of weeks now so I am going to assume it is ok. I figure if one ever comes ba... Trouble codes: ECMA1.
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