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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Compressor VIN: WAUFA84AXT
I recently had a customer bring in this car because the air conditioning was not working. When going to test the sytem and add a small charge I found the high side port off the compressor to look the the style for R12. The low side port is normal R134 port. I ...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D7W
To all the Audi technician, this car came to my shop and the check engine light was on. The speedometer didn't work and the ABS light with the oil light flashed at the same time. The brake light is on and i replaced the spark plug, spark plug wire, ignition co... Trouble codes: P0302, P1141, P1129, P1127, P0306
2002 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUML44D02
after replacing fuel pump, started vehicle and had 48 psi fuel press. for about 30 seconds, then it went slowly down to 20psi. fuel filter has been replaced and was very dirty. removed pump to make sure all was lined up properly, seemed to be. still cannot get...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering mounted controls VIN: WAULD64B02
Thanks in advance to the Audi Techs. Well this is a classic case of Not following directions. Installed a new turn signal switch in this car. During the installation (done by my BMW tech. cause the Audi tech was off that day) the tech decided to find the cente...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAULC68E33
coolant would pour out back of head as reservoir was filled. replaced elbow and filled system, holds pressure but overheats, could have been pre existing condition, vehicle was bought with leak present.cooling fans operate but coolant doesn't seem to circulate...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L vent operation VIN: WBAFA535X1
The customer complained about the a/c performance. He stated that the left side vents were blowing cold air and the right side vents were blowing warm air with some steam or humidity visable. A/c system pressure is good. We blocked off the heater dual valve bu...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L srs
Car has an 03 Code (Passenger-side belt tensioner triggering circuit). There is a TSB that calls for the replacement of the wiring harness in the passenger seat to correct this. Alldata makes it look very complacited. Has someone out there replaced one of thes...
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Instrument cluster, lighting, air-conditioning VIN: WBABD33414
Hello there, We took a car in where the customer stated, the instrument cluster started flashing and stopped completely working soon after. No background lighting, no gauges, no indicator lights are working. A/C also failed at the same moment. Fault codes w...
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Warm restart VIN: 1071231234
Hi Guys: This car runs great, had hesitation when taking off, and also hard to restart after car was driven for a 20 minutes or more, after seating 15 minutes, if it cools off starts right away. The first problem was solved by rebuilding the distributor, the s...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA76G6W
Greetings IATN members! We are a SDS and StarTekInfo equipped shop. We have searched DTB's, bulletins, and the IATN database for help with this unusal issue. This CL600 V12 M120 ME equipped vehicle sets a P0173 fault code after every two key cycle test drive (... Trouble codes: P0173 (b left ctp idle self-adaption at limit fuel trim malfunction)
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel guage inop VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
We have a 99 ML320 that has (according to customer) a long history of erratic fuel guage operation - sometimes shows empty when there is plenty of fuel in tank. It has recently begun to show empty more often than not. I've read bulletins that seem to indicate ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Headlights VIN: YS3DF75KX2
Hello! Specifically the Saab techs... Thanks in advance. I have the vehicle of the mother of one of my oil changers in here. She has had multiple issues with bulbs burning out over the last couple months. I was leaning towards cheap bulbs and prior posts on I...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B11
Initially when i got this car it ran bad, misfire, chug, etc. It set code p0340 first. So i checked cam sensors and crank, fuel pressure. Then i bought the tool and checked the timing belt alignment. Then i took it to Volkswagen and they told me the cam adjust... Trouble codes: P1340
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 9BWBS61J11
Freezes up on test drive. See repair history for summary
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M45
timing belt,water pump,idler and tensioner were replaced at my shop,all timing marks double checked and cam timing verified with valve cover off,after repair code po341 still stores in ecm-after first start up which is normal vehicle runs well and has no power... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp sensor circuit range/performance)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R01
Checked contacts on ECM and knock sensors. Reflashed original ECM with upgraded software, code returned after 10 minute test drive. Replaced with new ECM from Volvo, re-flashed software (with VIDA) Code returned after 24 hours VIDA says to replace ECM... Agai... Trouble codes: ECM71
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SZ58DX2
Hello,I have a well maintaned 2002 volvo S-70 xc wagon with some issues that I would like to get a heads up on.It came in on the hook as a no start with the following codes,ECM 918A,intermittent fault in ecm and ECM 6805 turbocharger control valve fault. Firs...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L data VIN: WBAAM3344Y
thanks to all. the final fix was a bad a/c drier. it never had any indications of a problem on the gauges but it worked.all is cold
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Safety VIN: WBANA73564
Have not gotten vehicle back in to fix this and will likely have to send it to the dealership. The code 93FC is a code that refers to low voltage at the SIM module. That part makes a lot of sense, however, the fact that we could erase the code and it would n...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L battery drain VIN: SAJKX6247V
Thanks for all the guys that reply. The white and brown wire, comes from the ignition switch to the antenna relay, when the key is in the ignition ground is present and closes the relay, turning antenna and radio on. When key is out ground is removed and anten...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
The fault was with two of the ignition coils. Although the check engine light did not indicate misfires, we could see two cylinders playing up while viewing Mode 6 data. We replaced those two coils and the vehicle has been gone for a week now without inciden...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power Seat VIN: SAJDA14C31
Thanks for your help. We have not been able to get the car back in for the repairs, however, all indications are that the one or two of the rheostats have a glitch in them causing it to loose the memory of the end postitions and start hunting. Hopefully we c...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Coolant temperature VIN: WDBCA24D9L
Thank you all guys for your time and suggestions. Since the radiator is also one year 'new', a Behr unit, I followed the advice regarding possible loose ground in the instrument cluster which I re+re and checked, loosened and re-tightened the fasteners at the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S320 CDI 3.2L Battery flat VIN: 2200262A16
Thanks to those who sent replies. One suggested check vent fans and cooling fans for continueous operation - these were not the fault. Another suggested the battery may have been incorrect - the battery fitted was the correct spec for the car. I fitted a amp...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Wipers, Turn Signals, Door Locks VIN: WMWRC33403
Thanks to everyone who replied. The BCM or General Control Module was the problem. Replaced, reprog. and all is fixed. Thanks again IATN.
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3AL35T1P
Yeah I know I'm late closing this, but I have finally fixed it today. The IDENTIFix people found some achives referring to trouble with the CD/Equalizer unit causing this problem. I found the wiring to be Ok. Replaced the CD/Equalizer unit w/used and now all ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L no spark VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L piston VIN: 3VWDC21CX1
thanks to everybody who replied .it was split about 50/50 to just put it back together vs replace engine/pistons. customer was given options they replied no more money so we had them sign release and reassembled. lucky for everybody it seems to be fine.
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L converter VIN: YV1RS61R81
Thanks for the help. The problem was not in the transmission or converter as I suspected. I pulled the oil cap off while the car was making the noise and it sucked in a big gulp of air and the noise went away. I replaced the oil trap on the side of the engine ...
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