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1998 Audi A4 2.8L no spark no pulse no fuel pump VIN: WAUGD28D8W
Hey helpful brains. I've used iatn for a database quite a few times, but this is my first request. This is my personal car. I purchased it cheap because it had been to other shops and could not be fixed. The transmission control mod. was frozen in the passenge...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Symptom VIN: TRUTS28N6Y
Knock Sensors low input.This car keeps setting codes for both knock sensors and @ the same time it sets a code 17794 internal control unit fault kock control circ error. no drivability compliant , it dosn't even set MIL all connections have been cleaned to the... Trouble codes: 16711 (16711 Knock Sensor 1 Circ.-G61), 16716 (16716 Knock Sensor 2 Circ.-G66), 17794 (17794 Internal Control Module Fault Knock Control Circ Error)
2002 Audi A4 1.8L power windows not working VIN: WAULC68E32
power window inop not working. Door locks and sunroof both working ok. Lights on the door swiches light execpt/ for drivers door. All four drive swiches/ buttons are dark on drivers door. doors lock and unlock with the wireless remote. any suggestion would be ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wiper motor VIN: WBADE62060
hi Gents, I have received this bmw with no wiper operation, i use the launch scantool and if i power speed one and two two relays click and i get power to the two terminals of the wiper motor. I have a good earth at the wiper motor. I beleave the fault is the ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBABS12020
Hi BMW techs, check this one out the car came in for misfiring on # 5 cylinder as stated above all of those parts were replaced and the issue is still there has anyone came in contact with this issue. Cylinder smooth reading states that # 5 is always missing o... Trouble codes: P1350 (Combustion miss during warm up), P1351 (misfire on cylinder 5)
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43481
Alright, this one is bugging the hell out of me. Got this 01 BMW with lean codes. Runs fine with plenty of zip in it. Fuel trims are as follows: idle-STFT 8% LTFT 10% (both banks) cruise-switching bewteen -3% to 4% LTFT 8%. 02's switching nice. Fuel pressure g... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L master cylinder VIN: ZFAA500B5B
vehicle sat for 10 years - after mechanical engine repairs, we brought it back including replacing all brake hoses and flushing brake system - brake pedal felt substantially low but after seveal bleeds did not improve -there is no pedal sinking characteristic ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Window VIN: SAJJA42CXY
The customer reports that when she closes her driver's door after exiting the car with all the windows at the top of their travel, the driver's and passenger's windows will drop about 2 inches. They wil also drop when either door handle is lifted as long as th...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C4Z
this vehicle came into the shop with misfire codes on drivers bank,rough run and some engine noise. found fuel in oil& fouled plugs.checked compression(fine) replace fuel fouled plugs,changed oil,cleared codes. on road test ran fine at first and then same misf... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P1314 (injector shut offto save cat), P1316 (injector shut offto save cat)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L central lock vac. pump VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Customer claims vehicle battery dies overnight. Charged battery tested for parasitic draw, found none. Vehicle died at shop two days later. Asked customer if anything else was wrong, she claimed central locks do not work, and also smelled like electrical burni...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Stall VIN: WDBDA29D2P
Hey there all you MB techs. I have a 1993 190E 2.6. That has me kind of stumped. The vehicle came in with a complaint that it stalls intermitantly. I drove the car and it didn't happen for me. then my boss drove it less than a mile and it stalled 6 times on hi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L motor VIN: WDBHA28E1S
This thing is driving me nuts. The power door lock motor in the trunk will run/cycle after the car is started. It's not does it whenever it wants to. The locks work properly like the are supposed to. Customer gets bothered by the noise. Alldata...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L head lite VIN: WP0ZZZ95ZG
hello.porsche tech i had 86 944 turbo,wiper is not working.i have to turn head lite on to make wiper work.i am toyota tech i have no repair infomation. please help.thanks
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lubrication VIN: 1V6GHT778Y
Hi Volkswagen techs. I hope you can help me with this one! I recently did an oil service on this diesel Jetta. Customer always brings his own oil in a 4 liter jug. I filled his engine and put the remaining bit of oil and jug back into his car as I usually do. ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L brake pedal low VIN: 3VWDC21C61
Calling all fellow VW techs! I have a 1.8T bettle in here. Customer replaced master cylinder and then brought it here because there was still no brake pedal. Bled system and pedal got better, but when driving there was no power assist. Checked the vacuum lines...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Turn Signals
Vehicle described has a turn signal that will shut off;but the Flasher,Hazard signal sounder continues.Replaced hazard signal switch with new and problem continues.Any help is appreciated
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L upshifts cold VIN: 3VWCS21C11
Have a customer with a fairly new car to her(she bought used 10K miles ago). She has one complaint/observation.She notices the upshifts are longer/delayed when cold.I am driving it to verify . My question is...Does this VW tans have some kind of program to de...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP29M43
towed to shop-has sat for two weeks, will crank no start, we found no engine lamp or glow plug lamp with koeo, have fuel at injectors when cranked, but cannot get comunication through OBD plug. have checked fuses, all appear good and power at applicable fuses,...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRP69M43
This car was handed down to me from a guy that retired, lucky me! This fault comes up after driving about 5-10 miles, here is the list of things that the other guy and I have done: replaced glowplugs, bridge harness, glowplug module, ecu. Overlaid wires from E... Trouble codes: P0670
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L lights VIN: YV1AA8852M
hi, and thanks in advance.the headlights will stay on even if you turn off the switch and key pulled.customer says only way to turn off is to pull the fuse.we tried a new headlight switch,which did not help.thinking the relay is bad,but cannot find it .accordi...

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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADE6320V
Techs: Thanks for all the info...checked all powers and grounds and turns out the DME was bad and a new one fixed the problem. The 5 volt reference that the DME was suppose to send out was shorted in the DME. Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Top VIN: SAJJA42CXY
The replies all agreed that the leakage came from the hydraulic hoses connected to the top latch. The replacement was quite in- vasive, requiring the near total disassembly of the interior to gain access to the route that the hoses take travelling from the rig...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SALYJ1280T
Didn't have enough gas in the tank. Even though the low fuel light just started to come on, apparantly that's not enough gas if you are replacing the fuel pump since the cup on the bottom of the pump won't get filled unless there is at least 5 gallons in the t...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, on-off ratio VIN: WDBEA90D8J
Most of those replying, including myself, thought the car needed to be newer to require computer activation for on-off ratio readout. To read the on-off ratio, 1st check for fault codes, then, without turning off the key, start the motor and again press the re...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignitrion Switch VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Electronic control module was the culprit. The module needs the dealer to set up the coding so the vehicle went to the dealer. It was repaired and now is ok. Thanks for the help...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Gauges VIN: WDBJH82J21
Thank you all for formative information about our options. I had to send the vehicle back into service without a fix due to the needs of the owner. My client has elected to have the vehicle repaired when she returns from Texas in a few weeks. I shall be se...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DD38N8W
Cleaned throttle body, IAC valve, replaced purge valve. Customer very happy. Guess intermittent purge valve sticking (sounded fine when activated with Tech 2) was most of the issue. The fact that I stock one should have led me just to swap it, however I don't ...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L ignition switch VIN: 3VWFCO1HXS
Thank for George [...], everyone give me the same answer, especially Rob, put abit of heat on it, it came off in no time. Thanks again Have a great day. Freddie
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L trans shifting VIN: 3VWRC81HXS
Well as some said the #'s on the ECM must match EXACTLY even down to the suffix 'AH'. The salvage yards insisted that the ones(yes two) they sent(suffix AA) would work...but they are wrong.There is no coding to do, but there is 'Basic Setting' to do on both EC...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L not ready VIN: WVWGC83A8T
There doesn't seem to be any easy way to figure this out, you just need to get in and go thru the measuring blocks and find the sensors you are looking for that control the readiness test. The ones that have the 7 digit bianary group on the end are the readine...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81HLI
Thanks for all the help, 6 of the replies were right on. I cleaned the carbon out of the throttle body and readapted the throttle and that fixed it. Thanks again. Michael [...] Harrisburg Auto Service. Trouble codes: P1582.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L noise in dash VIN: 3VWPD69M61
Thank you to every body for the help! We replaced the turn signal switch and it fixed our problem!
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L brakes VIN: YV1JA8746M
ok car is fixed,over half the replies hit the nail on the head, the right side radius arm bushings were worn out. replaced both sides and aligned and car stops straight as an arrow. thanks to all who replied. thanks guys JAY
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1TS94D81
Thanks to George, Bruce [...] they hit the nail on the head Put a vacaume over the return vent in dash where the sensor is You will not believe the fuzz and crud that came out had to take a tooth pick and pull some ot it thru the li...
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