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2001 Audi A4 1.8L not charging VIN: WAUDC68D31
i have no output from the alternator. i can pull up a diagram from all-data, but it does not give me a test for the alternator. i have battery voltage on the b+ cable at the alternator. i have 1 volt at the field wire of the alternator. what i dont have is how...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WA1YD64B32
Help! This one will blow you're mind. I recently posted about the Audi within the last month, some of you might remember. 3 months ago this car came to us with a blown motor, it was pretty nasty. We had been having some heavy rainfall that week the car was tow...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBABF4319P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this high mileaged 325is that is failing on the HC and the NOx at 15 mph. The customer had very high NOx(1700), had a new aftermarket convertor installed and it dropped the number in half, but the NOx ...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: WBAHE2320R
Sorry if this is a bit long. I have limited experiance on BMW's. We do not have a scan tool for Europian vehicles. We have checked coils for proper resistance and on a coil tester for proper kv. Injectors ohmed O.K. and a little tester checks the operational "... Trouble codes: 1213 (O2 sensor control 2)
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH337XD
car came in with a/c not cooling, we foung that the head perssure was too high, and aux fan inop, good power and ground, car has a code 141 cooling fan circuit, alldata and shop key have no info on this code. we just wanted to know if anybody out there had any...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Key Remote VIN: WBADT63443
This vehicle was in last week when we where very busy and I was asked to program a key remote that the customer had. so I went through the procedure as usual and now niether remote works. I dont know if in my hurrying to get back to work I missed a step or som...
2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Engine VIN: SAJDA24C92
this 2002 Vanden Plas has a loud exhaust popping noise coming through a front intake runner. Engine barely runs and left bank #2 runner gets extremely hot in only a minute of idling. Several misfire codes on all eight cylinders present. Without getting into he...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L air conditioning VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
hello all, i have this 1998 mb 320 it blows warm air from center vent as well as sides, the motor which is controls the blend door makes tapping noise when turn the knob on cold position the pipe goes to evap it cold to touch please help
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L 3rd gear VIN: WDB1400632
Hi, This CL had its Trans built by a good specialist trans shop. They rebuilt it a second time too. It is going into a hydraulic limp when it goes into 3rd. It resets every time the ign is cycled and drops back into limp again every time it goes into 3rd. If...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L steering sensor
customer came in with a squeak from steering colum found the clockspring noisy. replace clock spring witch required to disonnect the battery try to initiate steering position sensor will not initiate and warninglights are on(esp/bas,abs,suspention). cleared dt...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBJF65J71
High guys, for AC tech or Mercedes specialist this car not blowing cold was about 1/2 Lb low r134 ac clutch working all the time, cooling fan varies speeds not too high but seems normal, high ac pressure goes to 250 fan comes on little faster drops pressure to...
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L camber VIN: 9110110692
Hi Porsche Racing Guys, This is 78 body 911, the customer got the car rigged up, has a 930 1987 turbo engine with rear turbo suspension, G50 trans and coil over shocks set up. I work on Porsches but this is a nightmare, The guy that installed the G50 cut the ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: 3VWED21C01
Hello Group, Thank you in advance for your attention, I know time is money! This Beetle arrived with a red flashing temp indicator on the IPC. Customer showed up for this complaint and stated that it just started. It was flashing both cold and hot. Noted the...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M11
I have this vw with lean code p0171 . everything seems to look good . o2 sensor was replaced first and we drove 50 miles and returned to the customer it was good for a day then the light came back on. I checked the archieves and found that it was pretty common... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
2006 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L engine vacuum VIN: 4V1MW68296
This volvo makes a loud whistling noise as soon as it starts and continues as long as the engine is idling. If the gas pedal is pressed, it goes away. If the oil cap or dipstick is removed it goes away. I do not see a PCV valve in the system. Please help, Kenn...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L control module VIN: TRUUT28NX1
I would like to thank the 3 members who replied to me. The fix was the Haldex control module. It was really hard to tell if this Audi was repaired in the rear end. Things just did not look right, but if it was damaged it was repaired very well (visually). I di...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWC28N02
well guys this one off to the dealer to find the prolbem, as you know the check engine light is on & seting a code for the cam sensor singal to high p0343 or 16727; We have rechecked the timeing three time's & replaced the tensioner for the chains & still the ... Trouble codes: P0341.
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68EX4
Life is good. Thanks for the replies. The first responder Dave suggested the bleeder valve which was the correct answer. That was the piece I was suspicious of. After removing the appendage from the patient I could see down inside of it is a spring loaded fibe... Trouble codes: P1111 (17519 System too lean lower limit exceeded).
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 4USCH7323W
Thank you very much all of you my fellow techs. The problem was that it was sucking air from the upper and lower intake manifold joint. upper manifold did not seated right...I smoked it and smok came out of there . Reinstalled the upper intake car is back to n...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L starter VIN: 5UXFA53532
Once again the IATN network has helped me and I can't thank you guys enough, with this horrible world of corperate doggs we need each other. The wire harness was shorted at the front driveshaft and blew the #5 fuse.
2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Stereo/Amplifier VIN: SAJDA24C91
We had to purchase a jaguar wiring diagram cd. Inspected amp for water intrusion/damage- okay. No draw from cd changer, nav module, or amp. We traced the draw to the stereo head. Replaced stereo with rebuilt unit. Good to go. thank you.
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L engine VIN: SALNM22282
just to let you know, guys out there,getting parts for this vehicle is not easy watch out. I traed to get cranck and piston road bearings, and cant do it yet. maybe the reason is cant get information about color code for 010" overzize bearings(main and rods.
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L vibration VIN: YS3DD78N2X
Well I road tested the car on monday morning and every bump would cause a vibration so I rechecked everything the other tech did Every thing was fine I do have a hunter 9700 tires were fine .got in the car to drive and the steering wheel moved the lever was un...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Differential VIN: YS3DF58K92
Hallo great people who keep America roling. Thanks for your take on my car problem.Most anwsers were pointing to the inner drivers or the intermidia shaft on the right side of the transmission.Unfortunatly wen i showed the customer the play i had notised (the ...
1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX8842H
Thanks for all your input all the items that were suggested to look at, fuel issues, MAF, ignition control, and wiring harness problems. But I had to let this one get the best of me in not having the known good computers to test the ones on the vehicle. I have...
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