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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDA24B8X
I have this A6 in my shop, came in with concern of hard shift from park to any gear. Tried checking modules for codes and was not able to communicate with any module. Found Trans control module had went went swimming and was severly corroded. Replaced module w...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD54B32
car came in with light and code. diagnostic tree points to temp sensor. replaced sensor as with many other v/w and audi`s that i have cured with this in the past. code came back. checked data readings and circuits for temp, look ok. the car does seem slow to w... Trouble codes: P1296
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L air bag mil VIN: WAUPL68E54
Hello gentlemen. This 04 S4 Audi came to us from another shop. They installed an Alpine Nav unit(IVA W505). After the install the Air Bag MIL would come on 10 minutes after every start up of vehicle and would stay on until ignition was turned off again. The ot...
1988 BMW 528e 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBADK8305J
Well I have this old bimmer that is driving me crazy. I starts a little hard but once running it idles ok except for an occasional misfire. I can't catch which cylinder it is. when you snap the throttle open it stumbles bad. when driving the car any load cause...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGJ832XT
does anyone know if this vehicle is supposed to go into open loop on decel, happens every time. sets cat codes in about 30 miles. I'm not very familiar with bmw Trouble codes: 420 (bank 1), 430 (bank 2)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs, self leveling VIN: WBAFB33581
On this car I replaced the ABS control unit about 6 month ago. Also the rear suspension sensors were replaced. One day the Self Lev suspension Inactive sign came on. I scanned the system and did not let me go in. The only module that I was able to get in was t...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53402
Hey All, We have this Beemer that was recently involved in the flooding we had here in the midwest. Engine runs fine, with no known syptoms. Idle seems OK, But code 204(P0505) keeps re-appearing. Watching IAC integrator always seems to be in negative numbers(-... Trouble codes: 204 (p0505 Idle speed fluctuation)
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1743T
Vehicle was brought in for MIL in August. Found DTCs stored for knock sensor circuit fault, EGR insufficient flow and catalyst efficiency below threshold. Removed EGR valve and adapter plate. Cleaned EGR passages. Researched knock sensor code, found indication... Trouble codes: P0300, P1313 (Bank 1 cylinder misfire), P1314 (Bank 2 cylinder misfire)
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Immobilizer VIN: SALTL16453
Current problem is crank, no start and flashers start flashing as soon as key is turned on. Car came in with an air injection code. During the repair of a broken air injection hose, the key may have been left on and the battery drained. The tech tried to start...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D6P
Hey gays and gals, here we go again with a problem car Don't know too much about these MZ cis systems, Pls help Car was towin few days ago with complaint of no start from another shop Customer states that car stall out while driving on freeway and will start u... Trouble codes: 9 (electrohydraulic actuator)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L fuel gauge VIN: WDBRF61J73
cust states intermitten gauge goes up appox, 1/4 above were it was 10 min ago and sometimes goes down to empty or to full unable to dupliate problum . shows in wiring has 2 sender but cant find any info on testing or theroy for 2 senders any help would be grea...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOCA2987W
This car came in with no reverse, but has forward gears. I removed center console and inspected the cable and shifter and couldn't see anything unusual( nothing broken or out of adjustment), disconected the cable at the trans. and it moves ok with the shifter....
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
hay a/c techs. car came in not cooling. comp. running but gage readings where 100# both sides so i sold NEW comp. drier,exp. valve and flushed. worked good,40 degrees. came back week later comp. locking up and sliping belt..replaced comp.drier&valve and flushe...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
This vehicle was towed in from another shop after becoming a no start. The vehicle would crank but not start. The MIL would not illuminate during Key On. Tried scanning, but no communication as I suspected with no MIL lit when key turned on. Checked fuses and ... Trouble codes: 17978 (P1570 Engin ECU Blocked), 01177 (Immobilizer Code Engine ECU not allowed)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L blowing fuse VIN: BVWCD21C83
the car came in with a melted fuse block taht had been replaced and we are unable to get vw to fix hte problme i bypassed the fuse block and installed a 140 amp braker the facroy fuse was 11o amp and the alternator is a 120 amp unit it still blows the braker b...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW61J3Y
HI we have this 2000 v70 (1st generation) It was struck by lightning and blew ecm, tcm, cluster, imobilizer, and posible the abs module. We have determined all these and have all modules out of a parts car (same year) and of course it will not run. My question...
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L pings on accel VIN: YV1SW64A04
Ok techs I have a volvo non turbo,{partial zero emissions vehicle), with intake and exhaust continious variable cam timming solinoids, with a ping on acceleration from 2000-3500 rpm. Knock sensor retarding timming, and fuel trim is enriching mixture, cam timmi...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1R561T04
Hello all, I am haveing trouble getting good info on this one. The vehicle has an intermintant problem with no start. When cranked it acts like no fuel(the morning with gauges on it it started fine). The traction control disabled lights and abs lights come up ... Trouble codes: E003, 200A, ABS10, CEM00

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L xenon headlights VIN: WAULT68E42
We didn't get a lot of input on this one. The customer didn't want to go any farther. I feel strongly that the controller is the problem. If they decide to have us continue I will post the fix. Thanks for the help. Randy
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2WT34HJ465
Advised customer about reputation of aftermarket cats and BMW's and sent him to BMW to verify 420 and follow their recommendation on oem cat replacement. 500 miles and no light yet. Thanks for all the input to everyone who responded. Trouble codes: P0420 (Bank 1 cat oxygen storage inefficient).
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L door locks VIN: 4USCH7325V
I first wish to thank the 3 members who took the time to respond.The customer returned today and i installed a new hood switch and now the alarm works properly.coded the 2 remotes and now works perfectly.The only way to properly diagnose this system is to get ...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33434
Hey guys, thanks for all the help...shortly after post I was able to get her to act up the crankcase vent was bad causing extreme crankcase vacuum...which I have seen alot of these due to cold climate just not intermittant. So I replace seperator with hoses an... Trouble codes: 228 (fuel trim bank 2 range exceeded), 242 (missfire cyl 5), 241 (missfire cyl 4).
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVD33516
Well this bmw is fixed, it required a trip to the dealer to get the column programmed with the cass module. Thanks for the replies, we were hoping to be able to repair this car for the customer as it was a 350 mile tow that the customer had to pay for. for tho...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L radio VIN: WDANH83506
I very complex vehicle- the process is to "bypass" suspected units, and retest system. As it turned out we had 3 bad control units- the NAV unit, AMP and CD player were all bad. You need to leave each unit bypassed and sort of work your way backwards reconnect...
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L camber VIN: 9110110692
Thank you for all you guys that took the time to answer my post. The best way to do this is to remove the engine and trans, remove the A arms and cut the tube just to clear the trans. Then find a 1/8 tube cut is in half and weld it from the front, and from beh...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L alt. VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
Thank to all 9 replies on this vw.I done as most suggested & took motor mnt.loose,jacked up motor & took alt.out the top.thank God we have a network like IATN to look to when we find ourself scratching our head & pulling our hair out.Thanks to all, Jim
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C73
Well after disconnection battery and reseting computer sent the customer on his way. Couldnt get the mil to come on after reseting and test driving. Customer hasnt returned with mil light on so we will wait and see what happens. Thanks for everyones help. Trouble codes: P2181 (Cooling system performance).
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