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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L shift mode VIN: WAUED54B01
Hey Gang, This one is the ultimate "BushWack Job"...I think. We replaced both turbos (lowering the engine app 12" to accomplish this task) and did a Audi 80K service. When all was said and done the the transmission starts & stays in 2nd gear and engages rever...
1987 BMW 325es 2.7L No Start VIN: WBA85406H9
It starts for just 2 seconds running on the cold start injector fuel. But then crank it again and it won't start any more until you let it sit long enough for the cold start injector to fire again, but of course that isn't enough to keep it running. All else i...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L washer pump and wipers and washers VIN: WBABB230XL
I ran a jumper wire for the washer pump to the washer switch and cut the brown and black wire at the switch and the pump to isolate the wiper control module. That wire is an input to the module and shouldn't be able to supply a ground can it?There is also a ha...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAWB73597
Please help BMW techs! Need code definition for 30F1 AUTO IGNITION, CYLINDER #5. This vehicle is modified with a Vishnu tuning ecm and we need to know if this is a misfire code or if it is related to detonation. Thanks in advance, Greg and crew
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1746S
This one has me stumped. MIL is on with code for bank 1 lean. Looking at Oxygen sensors on labscope it appears that B1 S1 sensor is mostly stuck rich (flat-line at about 100 mV.) It will go lean (approx. 4.80 V.) when secondary air pump runs or when I blip the... Trouble codes: P171, P0139 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 Slow Response)
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power Seat VIN: SAJKX6244W
I am having a problem with the seat memory on the drivers seat. The seat can be programmed with the buttons on the door panel, and I press a button on the remote control after setting the memory on the door panel. After locking the door with the remote, and th...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Trans cooler lines VIN: SAJGX2046X
Need help all you JAG techs, this is one of my best customers I need to keep him! This vehicle has a transmission cooler line leaking on top of the transmision where the line has a section of hose. I am not sure how to remove this line assembly to repair or re...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hi Jag tech's, This car has been a ongoing problem, it has got a lot worse so it has made a little easier to find. We get a code for missfire on #5 All the ignition parts and injector have been swaped to different holes still code for #5. So checked fuel press...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D3N
I'm in need of specs for injectors. I have a no start, no fuel from injectors. starts and runs on carb cleaner. Removed an injector and am getting no spray, no matter what fuel dist. flapper position is. Tested fuel pressures - pump dead head at 76 psi, upper ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Long Cranking VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Hi Techs, here we have a 93 MB 190E 2.3L with a long cranking problem, happens every morning first start and 10 mins after start and off. No matter hot or cold, only happens the first start after sitting awhile. We did check fuel pressure and ect sensor, both ... Trouble codes: 3 (ECT circuit), 4 (MAF signal)
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L won't run cat mon VIN: WDBJF55F8T
Customer came to us over 2 years ago with a failed smog report due to an oxygen sensor code - we replaced the o2 and cleared the codes and told her to drive it to set readiness - she drove/we drove the car for about a month and all the monitors ran except the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Need some help from all you mercedes techs. This ml320 came in for an intermitent no start. Happened to the customer about three times. The engine cranks over but vehichle will not start after 15 or so times the car starts up fine. Almost like the fuel is shut... Trouble codes: P0700, P0460, P0400, 104 (reverse gear park lock solonoid y66/1), 116 (transmission oil temp sensor start lock out con.), 137 (transfercase impulse)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBRF61J51
i am going ccarzy with this car first i could scann the rear sam . front sam. ig switch . trans ecmecm .shift ecm . abs ecm. but not the engine ecm and the car do not crank the ig switch is working beacuse it un lock the steering is there a problem with the en...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB75E42
Tested for intake leaks, fuel pressure, Throttle valve, replaced MAF. Car cuts out/hesitats while driving and when starting off. Check engine light is not on but code P20D4 keeps coming back. This code is described as load limit is active. Trouble codes: P20D4 (load limit is active)
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L blower motor VIN: Y63DF78K42
Hello Saab Techs, I have this 9-3 that the blower motor fuse melted in the fuse box and melted the spot in the fuse box where the fuse goes. ( fuse C in the fuse box at the driver's side end of the dash.) Is this a common thing? I didn't see any TSB's on this....
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWRA81H5R
this cars drives good and runs good but it will stall at A stop and not every time when comeing to a stop or slowing down. It will also hints for a ideal this will not do it all the time HELP This started after a long trip and coming off the highway
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.4L timing marks VIN: WV1EG0708T
replaced head gasket due to overheating. cannot locate proper timing marks for this engine. can you provide all timing marks including injector pump. will be appreciated...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L reverse/drive VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
I just bought a vw jetta, claim's the tranny is bad, I got it running today, after a long sit, no reverse, but did have drive untill it warmed up good and hot, I did pull the battery tray and check for bad wire's, and made sure it was full, if I did it right. ...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGG83AXV
I have this 1.9l diesel passat that has a flashing glow plug indicator light after a few minutes of idling.I only have a Snapon "brick" scanner which is limited.Found no codes. I found a blown G.plug relay by firewall which was replaced with a new one.Ohmed ou...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSF29M0X
I'm looking for specs for starter draw. There are none published that I can find. This TDI cranks strong audibly but won't start sometimes for 10-12 revolutions, hot or cold. (Timing ok, butterfly ok, no faults) The customer states both the battery and starter...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
I have a intermittent stumble/misfire at idle.The problem does not appear to be ignition as the plugs and wires look ok and it does not misfire under load.Fuel pressure is stable and injector resistance ok.I suspect a problem with an injector but problem is ve...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWRA29M3X
Hi every one, ive got this vw jetta that came in with a code 00297 gear box speed sensor no signal.checked signal on the vag-com tool and it was present and seemed to work fine ierased the code and test drove car shifted fine,gave it back to customer and car r...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
Hi I hope someone can give me some advice on this one. The check engine light is one but I cannot get any communication with any scanner. The wiring diagrams to the DLC on Alldata are very difficult to understand. The car has an aftermerket radio installed and...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
I have a beetle that has a hard 2-3 shift but only cold and only one time then it must set for 4 hours before it will do it again. Has anyone had this before? Help please
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63021
car originaly came in with no throttle response. would not run adaptation and was showing part throttle at closed throttle. so we replaced the throttle body ran adaptation and all was well. now over a month and a half later car is back with intermitant loss of... Trouble codes: P1171, P0321, P1579, P1542, P1545, P0507
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B43
Thanks for reading. This vehicle had an external leak at the check valve(gulp valve) by the rear of the valve cover, oil build up on the spark plugs and faulty MAF sensor. I replaced parts and cleaned fuel Injectors, but 16685, 16686 and 17544 codes returned. ... Trouble codes: 16685 (Misfire cylinder 1), 16684 (Random cylinder misfire), 16686 (Misfire cylinder 2), 17544 (Lean adaptive)
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5644V
Got the car yesterday, MIL on, PO304B, cylinder 4 misfire detected. Pulled the plugs out, 4th one was bad, tested the spark to the plugs, spark good. Replaced the plugs. Test drove the car and run better, but under load, when accelerating, it hasetates, jerks ... Trouble codes: P304
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: VV1TS92D12

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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L rear brakes VIN: WBAHE6320S
only able to bleed brakes with scanner.Abs/asc master was bad and everything I tried only came close-scanner needed to cycle abs hydraulic unit.Problem is now fixed after second master cylinder was bled using scanner.Front chamber controlling rear brakes is no...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: WBABN33442
Hi guys thanks to all who wrote back with help. The car has not come back so I could try the tips. I will try keep you all posted if and when I get it back in and fixed! THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL THIS IS THE BEST SITE OUT!!! JOHN
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L master cylinder VIN: ZFAA500B5B
Obviously it is extremely important to NOT do what i did with the master cylinder to booster rod - the rod must have free play (one member said .040') between the rod and the master when installed - once this was reset the pedal was still low, but not locking ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: DA2904KF63
thanks to all who replied. the final fix was a new fuel distributor. after repairing vehicle, we took the old fuel distributor apart and found three busted o rings inside. thanks again!!
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L 4esp VIN: 4JGAB72E0X
Thank for the replies , esp Victoria who sent the correct wiring diagram ( the wire colour between the switch & control unit is 1 of 6 tan wires) . When I traced wire I found the cause to be an aftermarket install of a in dash DVD and brake light defeat switch...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBLJ65G52
Thanks for all who replied. I went with a basic tune of wires and plugs. The idle still feels a little rough but better and the customer is satisfied.
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L ABS lamp VIN: YS3AL76L2N
I believe this vehicle is fixed. I was working on a scientific method of repairing it and made an error. I intended to plug in 2 wheel speed sensors in the front, unmounted, to see if the system was capable of sensing reluctor gap. Unfortunately I had the key ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: TS3DF78N5X
After noumiours attempt's to get correct information reliing on our All Data diagnostic program we finnally went with our original diagnosis,wich was to replace the IDM cassette even though All Data's ! information led us to believe diferently,WE REPLACED THE ...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Carat 1.8L Ignition timing mark VIN: WVWDB5154N
The marks have been found and the car is fixed. EVERY reply I got was accurate which says many great things about you VW guys and IATN. What I found was that there aren't any actual numbers on the flywheel. There is a recessed 'dot' that corresponds to TDC and...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWLA81H8V
A big THANK YOU to everyone!, especially those that offered to obtain a # for me. Dan from Indiana nailed this one. I looked on the tag, by the spare tire, and found a hand written 4 digit code. I entered it into the radio and the radio is working once again!!...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
After recieving many replies for the fuel pump relay, I pulled the relay apart and found broken soder joints. Thanks alot to everyone who applied. I put a new relay in and all seems well. Once again, thank you!!! Trouble codes: P1225 (p1226-), P1226 (p1451-), P1451 (p1421-), P1421 (p1425-), P1425 (p1472-), P1472.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Hated to close this one being it was my first experiemce here on IATN but since the VW dealer somehow got moniters to run and had vehicle emissions tested and passed and customer was finally able to get new tags I no longer have vehicle in shop. We did however... Trouble codes: P1582.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
Thank you to everyone who responded to this request. Most of the replies pointed to a slack or out-of-time T/belt, or the chain at the rear of the cams out-of-time. This one was OK. One suggestion was to check the wiring for deteriorated insulation. Also OK. T... Trouble codes: 17748 (cam/cnk correlation p01340).
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L battery drain VIN: YV1KS9609T
thanks for all that replied.the customer took the vehicle to the dealer that originally said the alternator was faulty.he wanted me to guarantee a repair that i could not duplicate.i have yet to hear from him to see if it has been fixed.thanks again for everyo...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS5679W
SO pretty much every one was right. The service did reset using OTC volvo reset tool, the check engine light was there for gas cap, the gasket on it was bad and had to replace it. ABS/Trac was related to bad abs module. Had to resolder it. All lights are gone,...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L cv joint, axle, wheel bearing VIN: YV1VW2558Y
thank you all for the replies. the fix was indeed the right side inner cv joint had gone bad. even though the boot was not torn open, there was no grease inside the joint, and it was filled with metal shavings. i initially repacked it and the noise and vibrati...
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