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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZARBA5411G
i need some help from an import specialist i normally dont work on imports just domestics. very good customer came in with his alfa and asked if we would put in a clutch he is a great customer so we said yes after i was done and on my test drive the car bucks ...
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L g182 sensor signal VIN: WAUDD68D3Y
This is a used trans that was installed. code was not there with old trans that had slipping issues. the car has never shifted out of first, limp mode right off. checked codes, and logged in with vag com no rpm signal. check harness which had corrosion on car ...
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L rear sun shade VIN: TRUTC28N72
Help Audi Techs! This TT came in with an inoperable convertable top rear "sunshade"- it wont extend up. All sources of information on this componant are poor at best. After testing the system we substituted a "known good" relay but it still wont function. We h...
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2003 Audi A4 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAUAT48H64
Car came in today with check engine lite , hook up scanner got code p0741 and it says torque converter clutch circuit performance or stuck off. I have cleared the code and it comes back on after a 10 min test ride . I have no info on this other what the code s...
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1987 BMW 535i 3.4L No Start VIN: BMW1987535
This beemer has no spark has power at the positive side of coil no trigger signal at negative side of coil.both crank senors scope out good checked continuity on ignition signal wire from ecm to coil ok.Tried another ecm and still wont start reliably sometimes...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L transmission shift VIN: WBSBF0328S
engine runs well. trans overhauled, pressure checks good. when placed in drive, harsh engagement and 3rd gear. no shift, 3rd immediate. we are using a launch for scanning. will not read data, shows no codes, yet check engine and trans light are lit. would appr...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGF6327S
have one for you bmw people,i have one that will not start only when the tempt is cold and its sits for awhile , other than that it runs like a top check engine lamp is not on!!!no codes! but early in the morning first thing will not start up if the temp is be...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3335X
Greetings. Car was towed in cranks but won't start. To make a long story short, customer tried a jump start and hooked up the cables wrong and fried the DME module. We obtained a used module, but found out it's a lot more than plug and play. We are getting a l...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83481
Need some BMW expert mechanical advice. This 4.4L has a knocking(more tapping) noise comming from the front of the engine and seems more pronounced on the pass bank. The noise is most noticable at idle and dissappears over 1800 rpm's. Engine has a slightly uns...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Communication VIN: WBAGL63462
Hello Group. I have worked on a few of these E65's but not to this degree so I am getting to the point that I could use some help.The customer stated that this BMW was driving down the freeway and all at once every warning light on the dash lit up.He made it h...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L brake lights VIN: SAJHX1248T
i got a jag dont know much about.has no brake lights,fuses look good, replaced switch at petal.i thank its the controller box in the trunk,i have never tested one of these ,so once again i am lost,i would like to know how to test the brake system.please help,g...
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1997 Jaguar vanden plas 4.0L head gasket VIN: SAJKX6248V
hey guys,i got a jaguar "vanden plas" in shop that was brought for massive motor oil leak and rough idle.leak detected@head gasket at front timing set area.so,head gasket service sold to customer.head removed and shiped to machine shop(was told warped, so rebu...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX124XW
Thank you for all your help in advance. I have verified that the fuel pump is bad and needs to be replaced. The problem is I have tried all my normal ways to drain the completely full fuel tank that is in the trunk, I do not allow spilled fuel inside customers...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L abs module VIN: 5HGJGB53D4
Checked all powers and fuses all is ok.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67E2S
Hello group, Customer complaint of soft top failing to operate. After failure she noticed oil leaking from the drivers sun visor and in both rear wheel wells. She has owned the car for about 3 years and says she has not operated the top but maybe 12 times. Whe...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: WDBJF25F1W
Hello Fellow Techs, I have this 98 E300 that was brought in due to low power on moderate to hard acceleration. I followed followed the diagnosis in Alldata for the fault code P1470 and the tech bulletins. My vacuum readings at the transducer are in spec. the ... Trouble codes: P1470 (Pressure control flap vacuum transducer)
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit (Truck) 1.6L signal/flasher VIN: 1V1KGD170R
Got this little VW pickup (I think a rabbit pu, no emblems on it anywhere) from another shop that couldn't fix it. It blows fuses when you try to use the flashers or signals. I have isolated the entire wiring system away from the fuse block, flasher switch, an...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Idle surge VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Hello, This VW is giving us fits (not a pretty sight). The car had a timing belt break a couple of years ago and the customer replaced the cylinder head. The car then developed a very rapid surge at idle between 750 and 900 RPM. They let the car sit for a cou... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2)
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L A/C clutch VIN: 3VWDD21C82
This one is a puzzle. The A/C compressor clutch will engage and A/C works good, but only when the ECT sensor activates the cooling fans. A/C clutch will not engage with a cold engine. Both fans are working. Wiring diagram shows only two wires going to the clu...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L mil VIN: 3VWCK21Y93
We have here a 2003 vw beetle convertable with above codes in enginge and transmission. Our information does not seem to cover this car at all. The snap on solus will not comunicate other than in expert mode. I found in trans ecu, read measuring block(08) 010,...
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1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L Service light VIN: YV1LS5726V
Ok i need some help from some volvo experts. I have this car that came to me with the speedo, tach, fuel gauge and temp gauge inop. Replaced the circuit board in the cluster and fixed the problem. Now the service indicator light is blinking no stop. Sent it to...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L radio VIN: YVIRS53D51
Customer complains of poor AM radio reception after going over bumps. Verified complaint and after vehicle goes over a large bump, AM radio will barely pick up, but FM has perfect quality and range. I have no access to radio information with my current resou...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L ccm VIN: YV1SZ58D11
This wagon has a shorted climate control module. My question is: can software be loaded into a used ccm? I have a used one available but the dealer says it can't be used/reloaded. I have heard that used parts can be reloaded but I don't want to push my dealer ...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUDC68D51
Well the MAF did get rid of the code but the surge was still there. I decided to try a Wastegate By-Pass Regulator Valve and that was the cure, no more surging under load. The turbo sounded too loud like it was spooling up too soon and too much pressure. I'...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L smokes VIN: WBAGL63482
we were not successful with this one. The customer did not understand what we were trying to do & took the car. We did take care of the skip that was in the car by replacing the ignition coils. There was a similar post that was closed & said that after the P...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33543
Well, after throwing multiple parts at this X5 (against my wishes and judgement), it is determined that the passages in the head are plugged. It is unfortunate that the owner spent nearly as much on parts (that I knew would not fix it) as he would have spent o... Trouble codes: P0491.
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SAJWA01T15
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES I DID RECEIVE, I SUSPECT THAT THE TPS WHICH IS PART OF THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY IS THE PROBLEM, HOWEVER BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE ANY CONCRETE VALUES FOR VOLTAGES COMING OFF THE TPS AND TO THE ECU, I LET THE CUSTOMER TAKE TO DEALER. Trouble codes: P2135 (tp sensor range/performance).
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBCA24E1L
AFTER MORE TESTING I FIND THAT I DO IN FACT HAVE FUEL AT MY INJECTORS ALTHOUGH IT IS SYSTEM PRESSURE AND VERY RICH. CHANGED THE OIL WHICH WAS FULL OF FUEL AND THE SPARK PLUGS THAT WERE FUEL SATURATED. JUST CRACKING THE LINE I FIND WILL NOT SHOW ME THE PRESSURE...
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.6L drive belt VIN: WP0AA299XW
Fellow iATN members & to the people that helped us find a possible answer to the belt belt problem. The car has not been out long enough to positively say it has been fixed, but the factory modification to turbo pulleys seemes to be a good possiblity. We h...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF8H8VM
Hello: I belive Larry from Ohio was closest on this issue. I keep getting a 00777 code (now that the VW has returned) with customer stated a "blip" in the engine and a flashing glow plug light along with the power loss. Almost certain it is a failing or faile... Trouble codes: 65535 (Internal control module memory error), 00777 (Accelerator position sensor Implausable signal).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWND63B93
To all; I have repaired this car, but not an easy one. Thanks to all that replied, unfortunately I may be a pioneer on this one. What ended up being the cause of the whole problem was that the pcv valve located in a vacuum tee under the intake had come apart i...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L immobilizer? VIN: 3VWCD21C43
Thanks to all who replied. David from Calif. nailed it. I disconnected batt and touched terminals together and then reconnected batt. engine started and ran fine. We don't do a lot VW's so it's great to have this resource. Thanks also to Lou, Dennis,Steve, Ted...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L body VIN: WVWPD63B83
first of all than you all for the replieds and for the delayed on this vehicle but we just fixed it, it all ended up being the torque conveter twice i guess it has to be really balance when they rebuilt it, evethough the vibration was only in drive or reverse ...
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