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2002 Audi A6 3.0L ABS Module/Angle Sensor G202 VIN: WAULT64B32
When the vehicle came in we found a fault code P1425-Angle Sensor G202. We checked the wires from the ABS module to the sensor (which is located under the rear seat) and got a reading of 2ohms in each wire. The problem we are having is we cant find enough info...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L head light blinking VIN: WBAAM3332X
hi tech.i have this 1999 bmw 323i.4 door low beam zenon lights blinkig koeo or koer.charging system check out axcessive ac voltage.volts ages at low beam zenon as folow.grren/blue battary voltage.brown good ground 20mv.yelow/green ref. yellow/blue battar...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cylinder head VIN: WBAEV33482
Customer stated that his son was just shifting into 4th gear and it just quit. We checked for broken or jumped timing chain and all is in time. We ran a compression test and found 50lb on one cylinder and the rest had none. I MEAN NONE. The cams turn and every...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1248S
I am trying to read codes on the vehicle -- I have a check engine lamp on and can locate the fuel injection fault display unit under the passenger seat but see no LED or disply as Alldata claims -- Am I working on a Euro model or something or is Alldata incorr...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDB1260371
I don't know exactly where to start with this description but the car has a intermittent stall and no start which I can not duplicate although the car did die twice in the shop and started right back up.The car also idles very slow and rich.I may have more tha...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L No turbo boost VIN: WDBEB28D9N
This engine has no power. We determined there is no turbo boost. Further investigation found the waste gate stays open all the time. The wastegate is held closed via a vacuum motor, whereby vacuum is routed through an electronic switchover valve to the waste g...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4matic operation, hydraulic pressure switch VIN: WDBED90E9P
Thanks in advance! vehicle has 4matic light flashing when started in park and sometimes while driving. have reviewed fix database and inspected transfer case fluids & levels, all ok. hyd pressure at test port on hyd unit is above 250 psi. can activate solenoid...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF20F9V
This car has had an intermittent surge or buck between 25-45 mph since we first saw the car a year ago. Along w/the surge it will set a P1404 EGR malfunction code. The code does not always set, but the surge goes away when it does set. We recently removed the... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR malfunction)
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L clutch VIN: WMWRE33423
hey guys,never touched one of these before,alldata gives you 11 hours and a list of special tools as long as my arm.question is ,do i need these special tools? am i getting in over my head?don't want to find out after its too late.thanks for any and all input....
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L starting VIN: WPOAA2993V
Hello all, need a little help with this 911. intermittantly will not crank over. have both keys with car. found the immobilzer light on dash not working. replaced bult. still not working. read diagnostics with Porsche PST-II scan tool. no codes found. checked ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing chain tensioner VIN: WVWAC23B21
Hi techs this Passat came in with a complaint of engine rattle (knock)top back of engine only at start up and also at idle when fully warmed up, i searched archieves and realize the sludge problem, checked oil pressure fully warm 2000 rpm spec 3-4.5 bars i hav...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L timing belt VIN: 9BWGD21J01
This golf came in with the water pump seized and the timing belt failed. All 8 exhaust valves and the 4 center intake valves bent. Sent head off for repair. replaced timing belt, water pump, tensioner, idler, etc. Also replaced the 4 lifters for the damaged in...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L vents VIN: WBACD4320T
This car belonged to a wholsaler that did not want to spend any more money. I opened the dash vet door manually and the car is gone. Thanks everyone
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L climate controlm VIN: WBAGK2328W
after much testing we have found that in the "auto" mode this is a normal condition...thanks to all for their input!!!
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGL63462
Thanks for the replies, most said that this motor was under warranty. (engine has a 8-year 100,000 mile factory warranty) We advised used car lot to take it to dealer... They will let us know what happens and I will update this later. Thanks, Dave
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L 1st gears VIN: SALNE222X2
the problem ended up being the soon as i replaced it, it worked great. Thanks alot for your help
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L door ajar light? VIN: WDB7GH567D
customer decided not to go further with repair, I was able to verify that all the door switches worked by turning on the overhead lamp,
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L service light VIN: WDD2452332
Well IATN does it again. Firstly many thanks to Peter [...] who gave me the exact procedure. Mercedes have taken the reset sequence out of their manuals as it is very technical.The reset is done in the following steps: 1) Ignition on 2) press t...
2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58K31
I waited a few days to post this because i wanted to make sure the car was fixed. what we ended up doing was to increase the tension on the return spring on the throttle body. we increased it about a quarter turn. after a long discussion with saab team leader ... Trouble codes: P1260.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD23BXY
Thanks for all the replies - we had cleaned the mas sensor and reset the computer - we have been waiting for the customer to come back but he has not returned - we were thinking we would reflash the computer at that point - since the customer has ,not returned... Trouble codes: P0421, P1649.
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