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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D51
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. iatn is the best thing happening right now. I got this audi running with a knock after warm up and over heating bad. It is an original owner well maint. etc. It originally had code p0012 when it came in. Make a long... Trouble codes: P0012
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Battery Draw VIN: WBACA6318P
Ok. This is the one out of a couple of cars giving me a headache. Car came in for battery going dead overnight. Testing Charging system and battery. Both good. I have a 1.79 amp draw. I let it sit for about an hour and a half and still there. I started with fu...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Electronic VIN: WBABS53431
Dear fellow techs, The vehicle came in with a transmission shifting problem, pull codes 49,56 And 58, When you clear the codes the transmission shifts normal for a minute till the 3rd-4th shift then the transmission jerks and sets code 56 and goes into limp mo...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Remote Keyless Entry VIN: SALTL16413
This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine. Vehicle won't lock/unlock with the remote keyless entry. Power door locks will operate from the switch inside the vehicle. Had my friend take it to the local Land Rover dealership for further diagnosis. They tried a kn...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBCA25DOJ
hello guys have this beast in with a surging idle unless you unplug what I think is idle control valve. this veh just had engine replaced at some other shop workmanship appears very good veh runs smooth and powerful once allowed to warm up only have mitchell o...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L climate control system VIN: 4JGAB54EYA
This one is puzzeling to me. I now have the system where it will cool but it won't maintain a set temp. It switchs rapidly back and forth between cooling and heating without changing the temp. controls. Acts like a mode door switching back and forth. I have ch...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3FB49S93
Radio has power going in and the back lighting for the buttons works but the lcd does not light up. I have disconnected the unit to try and get it to start back up but it is like it is locked. the security light does not come on though. Also onstar does not wo...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L key programming VIN: 3VWRC29M7X
VW-Gurus , Customer leave the car for oil change & ask if we can order an extra key with remote. As I remember last year ,we did one Jetta by need the second key in the igntion lock to reprogram the new key. Now we call VW dealer & they say it need to be hooke...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV234RTJAA
This car came in running rough and a code PO014. It idles very rough and will sometimes stall, has no power on a steady acceleration, and will sometimes run ok at highway speeds. I have checked the following, mas air-about 5-6 gm/s at idle and will flow over 1... Trouble codes: P0014
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2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Instrument cluster and transmission VIN: YV1LS56DXY
intermitently, while the car is on drive and sometimes when it is started, the odometer goes blank (lines --- only) and the speedometer stop working. The transmission shifts ok; but while you are still driving, everything comes back and goes off. As soon as yo...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L generator VIN: SAJMX1344R
well, the 'mystery wire' is still a mystery, and my MOD schematic turns out to give better info than the disconnected format of the OE (the OE schematics reference other pages which I didn't get. But in any case this one left the building "fixed".. The car pre...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L air bag VIN: WDBFA61E4M
Hey all and God bless all of IATN -- Mike of Michigan was right on the money!!! I found an analog style meter at radio shack for 20 bucks. I then grounded pin 6 of the diag connector and waited 3 secs then unground with meter still connected to pin 6 and lo...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA51E0T
A big thank you to all that responded. They helped give me the confidence that I was on the right track. FYI, in Illinois they will not exempt a vehicle for monitors not being set. However the Illinois air team faxed me a drive cycle procedure that came direct...
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1988 Porsche 924 S 2.5L oil warning sys VIN: WP0AA0923J
Thanks to all who replied- the sending unit was faulty.We replaced it and let the customer drive it- so far so good! Greg and crew
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3EF48E5X
One saab story comes to an end. We got 10 replies and 8 hit right on the head, cam timing. we removed valve cover, and plugs. we found intake cam was advaced one tooth. we were able to jump cam with out removing front cover. engine runs good at idle and at spe... Trouble codes: P0300 (random engine misfire), P1251 (throttle out of range).
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L rear align VIN: YS3DF58K12
I believe I can align the rear of a Saab now. All replies were on the money especially the techs that stated the Saab was not the fovorite car to 4-wheel align with the thrust factors and the void of adjustments. We aligned the rear suspension on a pro-rated...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWCK21Y93
Thanks to all who responded. I removed the regulator assembly and discovered the cable had broken again. Although there was no apparent binding in the mechanism, logic would dictate that if we replaced the cable again it would more than likely break..We replac...
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