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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKE5441L
Hello Audi Tech's, this car has the check engine light on and we can not access the ECU with or without scanner. I have the jumper lead to induce blink codes but the only thing I notice is that the lite gets a little brighter but won't blink. We unhook the con...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L codes VIN: WAUBA34B0W
hello everyone, im trying to figure this audi out for my friends dads boss, it wont pass emissions in the condition it is in. he brought it complaining of codes and i have no related repair history. threw the scanner on it. it has 12 codes. 1435, 1421, 1425, 1... Trouble codes: 999 (12 codes see description)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L p/windows and open door indicator VIN: WAUEH54B51
When all doors are closed,dash indicates 3 doors are open and p/windows will not work. Alarm started going off yesterday for no apparent reason. I was hopeing someone out there may have ran into this before and can lead me in a direction where to start to look...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation VIN: TRUUT28N91
hello everyone have a tt here that came to me in boxes from another shop had a broken t-belt. put on a new cly head. install nice and smooth. test drove after repair has lots of boost but seams like ecu goes into limp in mode if you slam the throttle in 3rd ge... Trouble codes: P1556 (mfg code17964 boost psi regulation control limit not reached)
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Camshaft VIN: WAULT68E72
Vehicle came in with lifter noise on R bank,pulled valve cover found worn cam lobe and lifter top missing.used magnet and pulled wiped out pieces of lifter top out.My question is how bad a job is this?I have the special tools for holding the cams and crank ava...
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L p/s fluid message VIN: WBAGB3312J
Hi all tech's, I have an unusual problem with a 1988 BMW 735i (E32) The power steering fluid message comes up in the instrument cluster every time the engine is started & stopped. The power steering fluid is full & the reservoir don't even have a fluid level...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L trans in limp mode VIN: SAJEA51C14
I got a 2004 x-type 3.0l with 50000 mi. and its gone nuts! The power train light come on at first then the car shifts down to a lower gear, the dash gauges stop working all except the gas gauge. I pulled the trouble codes out and it gives me a P1642,P1796. Has...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L compressor VIN: WBDEA30D2K
Looking for some info that may help with this 300E that is in the shop. The A/C Compressor will not engage over temps above 105 degrees. Below that, the A/C will engage, but will disengage once engine temp rises. After it has set and cooled for a while, the co...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Coolant temperature VIN: WDBCA24D9L
Hello guys, this 300SE drives and runs well, starts well also and while driving coolant temperature is normal @ 80-90 deg Celsius. A/C operational and condenser fans running properly too. However, after driving and coolant @ normal operating temperature, when ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA43G1X
Complaint of "engine is rough at idle". The idle is rough but once you accelerate off idle it's fine. Using DAS I checked for fault codes, none stored. Looked at self adaptation numbers and although I don't have them, they were even bank to bank. Then I looked...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0EB0910H
Well I'm out of ideas and hope someone here can point me into the right direction. car drove in with complaint of a no start cranks okay. after checking things out car would finaly not start. check for inj. pulse and had that fuel was good. had no spark. made ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L no spark VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
the vehicle came in as a no start. customer states that the vehicle had a really bad hesitation like it wasn't getting any fuel and the check engine light started flashing. the vehicle stalled and restarted and she was able to drive it home. cel light stayed s...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L piston VIN: 3VWDC21CX1
car broke t belt pulled head to replace head .pistons have been hit by exhaust valves and exhaust valves hit top of cylinder walls above where rings ride . we have done these before but never with this hard of valve hit to piston my question is has anyone else...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Lighting VIN: 3VWCD21Y03
The brake lights on this car are giving me trouble, with the headlights on the center brake light stays on all the time and there are no tail lights except for the corner marker lights. When you apply the brake with the headlights on nothing changes still just...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWPD63B33
the prob now is car is real sluggish on take off and if you brake torque it the oil light on the dash will start flashing and you get a message saying to stop car and check oil it does this intermitintly to the car owner alot here lately the only way i can dup...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L converter VIN: YV1RS61R81
this volvo is new to our shop and we dont get a whole lot of them. i just wanted any advice from the volvo guys out there. i have a pretty loud whining noise coming from inside the bellhousing. i didn't know if there was anything shy of a complete rebuild that...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D71
Unfortunatly was unable to test further and find the cause of this problem. Vehicle was purchased as is by an audi tech. We were leaning towards a valve hanging up based on loss of compression on only one cylinder and great performance over 3000 RPM. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0012 (Cam Over Retarded), P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault).
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, HARD TO START VIN: WBABN53463
Thanks for all of the replies! Indeed it was a fuel system problem, #6 injector was leaking down. We replaced this injector and seals on the others, the spark plugs, now all is fine. Fuel pressure guage did indicate a bleed down, and we got another car in t... Trouble codes: P0080 (exhaust valve control solenoid circuit high), P1880 (P1135 - O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1), P1135 (O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1).
2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L trans ass'y. VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
First, I wish to thank everyone for their suggestions & help. Yes, your suggestions helped out the situation. Armed with the good info from IATN members, I was able to research/search the 'net' for a suitable and affordable trans oil. I did indeed find that ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Thanks for all the help . As most people said the plug wires are a common problem and fixed the truck . Trouble codes: P0300, P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire).
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil pump VIN: WP0CA2980Y
Replaced the tranny yesterday and all is fine. Removed the pump before returning the core and found the pump has been chewed up pretty good and metal in the tranny is mainly steel, not much clutch material. Over 10K for tranny replacement when he paid 15K for ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Smoke the intake. Found found a small hole in the charge pipe going between the engine and intercooler. Replaced that pipe and problem fixed! Thanks for all the replies.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWSB81H4V
Hey guys thanks for all the replies. We had tried all of the recomendations before I posted this, that is, all but 1. I ordered a new cluch arm Monday and received it on Wed. As soon as we compared it to the old one we could see it had rotated.Installed the ar...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H1T
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
Thanks for the help, I received 18 replies. Several were for dash/ blend door issues, many said the fans should run on low speed anytime the a/c was on. I replaced the compressor and dryer and now have cold air. The fans still cycle on at 250 psi and off at 20...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L A/C Compressor VIN: 3VWSB69M11
I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone for all the information & help on this Jetta. Well guys I replaced the Fan Control Module with a "New" VW Module and guess what, now the A/C Compressor & Fans work perfectly. I was running in circles with this one. A...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29521
Hello, Thanks for all the replies! You guys nailed it! I apologize for having this open for so long. I did some more digging and you guys were right! Abs module was bad. Volvo sends these out programmed so no stress there. Delivery took forever as ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or Volume Airflow Circuit Range/Performance), P0107 (Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input), P0507 (Idle Air Control System RPM Higher Than Expected), P0722 (Output Speed Sensot Circuit No Sig), P0700 (Transmission Control System MIL regquest).
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