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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L T-chain tensioner VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Hi VW/Audi Guys. I got a 2000 Audi A6 4.2L that has repeat oil leaks from the passenger side t-chain tensioner gasket. We have replaced it twice with factory parts, Check it after the leaks. Then about a month later this thing is back with an oil ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USD1325TL
This car has been in the shop several times with different problems and service codes. It came in months ago with one dead O2 sensor and the customer elected to replace all four sensors. The car returned three weeks later with a code for the mass air flow mete... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0154 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 2 Sensor 1)
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L cluster VIN: WBAAM534XY
Well bimmer guys I've got what I think is a bad module taking down the bus on this one. Just not sure which one. I have Scanned codes using my Vedis at the connector under the hood and, pulled codes out of 4 modules. Mitchell is giving me conflicting informati...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Radiator VIN: WBAEV33492
This is a first time customer and I'm just wondering if there is any common problems with oil contamination in the radiator. Thanks
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L wipers VIN: WBAEP33493
Looking for a little help on this BMW. It came in on the hook with a dead battery. Customer said car had sat for just over a year and when they parked it, the wipers would not shut off. I put a new battery in it, and sure enough, when the ignition is on, the w...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJGX2746V
The car came in again a day ago and the codes listed in this post were set. There was not previously a code for a fuel injection fault, and the code for the crankshaft pos. sensor was not stored as an engine fault, but as a climate control system fault, but I ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P1313 (Misfire rate catalyst damage-cyl A1), P1316 (Misfire excess emission), P0201 (Fuel Inj circuit malfunction cyl A1), P0335 (Crak pos sensor circuit malfunction)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L A/C Blower fan VIN: SALME11473
Hello group, We have a 2003 Range Rover HSE in the shop with the BMW 4.4l engine. The a/c blower fan doesn't run at all. The a/c control display will also sometimes go completely dark but is usually on. The blower doesn't work in either display(on or off) con...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L injection pump timing VIN: 1241931F01
Hello Mercedes Techs This is my own vehicle, the fuel injection pump was leaking oil from the front o ring,I had one of my techs removed the fuel injection pump, replace all the outside seals and o rings, thereafter install the pump back in the engine, after t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Top VIN: WDBFA63E2S
Hello MBZ Techs: We have a situation when the hard top is on only...the console activation switch stays lite red like a micro switch isn't activating all the way with the hard top on. With the soft top up everything is fine only with the hard top on! We know i...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drivetrain VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Hello Group, Vehicle came in for a complaint of "pop,pop,pop,pop," under half throttle or more,from a stop,on take offs. Unable to duplicate on hoist,requires wheel loads and movement of vehicle.I can feel it during road test in drivetrain like a spline slip...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L front end clunk VIN: YS3ED58E31
this car has an audible clunk from the (rf?) suspension when moving slowly and turning the steering wheel like when pulling into or out of a parking stall. happens both in forward and reverse, is just one pop, not a series of pops. happens nearly all the time ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L fuel pump VIN: YS3FD46Y63
any saab mechanics? this 9-3 saab has no voltage to fuel pump. I installed a used fuel pump unit requested and supplied by the customer and his real problem is the pump is getting no voltage. Im an asian /domestic shop so this is a learning one. I tested all t...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Valves VIN: 3VWCD21C93
After reinstalling head, started engine and let run for about 10 mins then it developed a valve train noise. Rechecked cam timing. Good. Removed cams and found 3 exhaust valve stems broken about 1/16" from keeper grooves. 2 valves from one cylinder and one fro...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS92D12
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 2002 Volvo S80 with an inoperable A/C. I fault traced the system and found the A/C Control UNit is defective. I would like to know if a used unit can be installed in this vehicle; if it can, must it be re-coded to the vehicle, or...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L turbo VIN: WAUED54B8Y
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB332XS
Thanks to all who responded. First to answer your questions: 1) Using Baum CS2000 for scanning through the round engine compartment connector. 2) First thing tried was the battery reset. 3) Control units disconnected during diagnosis in order to isolate the...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire VIN: SALNY22233
I'd like to start off ,by saying thanks to those who took the time to help us with the freelander. we finally got it going right. the mass air flow was the big problem with the lack of power at cold. once again thank you all and iatn staff as well. Trouble codes: P1472, P0306.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L No Start VIN: WDECA32AXE
finally fixed some suggested i find someone more qualified. that is what i was doing by asking here. such as richard and david [...] hit it right on the head with the piston in the bottom of injection unit being stuck soaked over night with pb blaster and...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L intermittent discharge VIN: WDBED90E5M
Good afternoon, the MB is repaired, and thanks to those who offered their expertise. The main problem turned out to be the alternator, and secondary was a pin condition on the red and pink wire 15 at the ignition switch. I have all my dash lights, I have a s...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Roll Bar VIN: WDBFA66E5N
After all the help from the IATN memebers and checking the system we found the right switch under the lower control arm was defective , we installed a new switch , reset the system and all seems to be working well
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43G6V
finally got this one to start. thanks for all the help i recieved. key fixed this one just took us a while to get one over. something so simple had me going in circles and if it wasnt for iatn i would of burned this car by now thanks again.
1994 Other European 348 3.5L control panel VIN: ZFFKA36B00
Chuck (from Florida) gave the hint about this web site: Thanks Chuck [...] is a lot of usefull infomation about 348 repair. My problem was a typical 348 defect: there is a A/C 30A fuse that overheats and melts causin...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Line Pressures VIN: YS3EF48Z41
Thanks to all that replied especially Travis in portland. Who was kind enough to let us use his manuals, and provided us with another transmission. To use for parts. I removed transmission and tore down. Found no problems with seals pistons or clutches. Did fi...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L abs module VIN: 3VWSC29M1X
thanx for all the replies, the problem was definetely the abs module. the shop that broujght it to me will complete the repairs, as usual iatn rocks!!!
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