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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...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L drivers side seatbelt tensioner/igniter VIN: WAUMF78P66
after replacing seat belt tensioner assembly cleared code - same code comes back, disonnected batry and jumpered positive and neg. cables together for ten minutes thinking control module was locked up.after that tried to clear code - code comes right back. che...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK70G21
Hi Everyone, I've got a strange intermitant misfire. Vehicle was brought in for a Service B. During the pre-repair test drive there was no SES light on and no misfire present. Tech didn't drive vehicle far. Perfromed Service B. The post-repair test drive reve... Trouble codes: P2050 (TWC damaging misfire detect. count.), P2052 (Cylinder 5 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2055 (Cylinder 6 misfire TWC damaging), P2058 (Cylinder 8 misfire TWC damaging)
1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L lacks power VIN: 9309800352
This Porsche turbo has excessive boost lag. No boost until 4,000 RPM and then only gets .6 bar. I pulled the wastegate; it's not sticking. I tested the wastegate with a regulated air supply. It opens at 1 bar. The vehicle runs very well except for the delayed ...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L key fob VIN: Y53EF48241
I replaced the twice module for the trunk latch not working it works now i have a tech 2 i downloaded it the key starts the car so the security part of the key is fine but i cant get the key fob to work it came with a new fob the little battery has 3 volts whe...
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAK01H4V
good morning everyone, we have this vw in our shop(it,s my workers car) & we are in serious need of help.this one has what seems to be a missfire problem just while idling but is also noticable at around 60 km/h @ 2100 rpms-4th gear.we have tried everything we... Trouble codes: 515 (camshaft position sensor)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWTE69M62
Car feel very jerky specially in third gear also slips shifting from second to third, transmission was taken off and it was rebuilt complete, we also replace all solenoids, after put toghether felt good for a while then same codes came back on po717, and also ...
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...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSE69M33
To all available Volkswagen Techs at iATN, We just finished installing a 60,000 mile salvage engine in this 2003 Jetta 1.8t and started it in the shop. It runs fine and quietly, does not seem to be running hot at all,( temperature is 175 to 180F on the scanner...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L vss sensor VIN: YV1LW55A1X
Car came in with harsh shift problem. Used VIDA to check codes. had tcm 001f for vss, tcm 0045 oil temp sensor, and tcm 0044 oil temp sensor. Reset codes and drove car. Tcm 001f came back on soon after leaving shop. Tried to short battery cables for 20 minutes...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1SW58D12
Trans shift lock working slow. Sometimes it works normally, but usually not. Can take up to a minute to release the shift soleniod. Has set a code of TCM-0092,PNP signal too low. Can not find any wiring problems. Checked the relay and it seems to be working no...

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1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: ZARBA5411G
the clamp was loose on the air intake since i never touched it i never looked at it thanks
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L loor latch VIN: WBABF4316P
Hi, Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and or respond to my help request. I got four replies. Ian from Great Britain said that he had done several of these and never had a problem. He said if changes were made to the part, there should be a bulletin...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37451
Thank you IATN members for all your help. Most of the replies I got were right on the money. Mass air flow sensor checked OK. Removing the oil cap , as one reply suggested, motor oil looked like mud. At this point we decided to exchange pvc valve under intake ... Trouble codes: 227 ([...] exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 1), 228 ([...] exhaust rich or lean beyond limits bank 2).
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L system VIN: SAJHY1745L
Thanks to all who replied. We ended up buying the expansion valve from Jaguar but did not have to buy the evaporator core. I got ahold of a different parts guy at the same dealership and he never said anything about it being a part of the core. It did cost 200...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1842W
Thank you for the help, after clearing the code and driving the car multiple times with no issues and no codes I talked to the customer and asked him if he was getting any messages in the display like performance restricted or transmission program or if he was... Trouble codes: P1601.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX124XW
Thank you again for your replies. We did go ahead and just pull tank out without draining it, but because it was full, we did build a simple wood floor (3 - 2x4s and a piece of plywood) in trunk to simply slide the tank on to and then replace fuel pump. Than...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA37D8F
thanks to all that responded! yes it was the ignition control module. iatn is the best!!!
1976 Other European Silver Shado 6.8L Fuel Guage
Thank you everyone for your promt reply. As many have commented, the fuel guage is a dual guage that with the help of a small pushbutton, checks oil level as well.As I stated, both functions were inop. We did come up with 2 wiring diagrams, very crude handwrit...
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L Misfire VIN: WPOEB0913F
thank you for all the replies, I replaced the alternator again due to loose negative field wire at the regulator, and fabricated and installed a new ground cable for the alternator to the case. NO difference. Then I decided to try a new approach find out what...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29883
The customer didnt want to do anything excpet turn the light out!!! we did and he is taking it back to his lease company and dropping the keys off with them,good luck!!! cheers,John Trouble codes: P1325 (camshaft bank 1), P1341 (camshaft bank2).
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.6L signal/flasher VIN: 1V1KGD170R
Thanks to all: I have discovered a group of dedicated VW techs who really care! Upon suggestions, I went back to the fuse block to look for corrosion and buss problems. I found one lug in too deep, and it could have been problematic. I also took apart the 4-w...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWFP21J63
Thank you very much. Eugene hit it on the head it Was the coolant temp sensor. This was my 3rd cts and It was from volkswagen. On my other cts from Volkswagen it only every got to 82 deg celcius. I put on another cts and instantly it went up to 92 deg cel. I a... Trouble codes: P0128 (temp below control limit), 16512 (volkswagon code).
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L right front wheel VIN: WVGCM67L84
Thank You to all who guided me in the right direction on this VW it was the stepper motor located on the transfer case. We removed the motor & set it off to the side, roadtested again and the syptom was gone. Replaced the motor & all is great. Thanks again to ...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWCM31Y14
Many thanks to all that responed. I changed the temp sensor and thermostat as a precaution and all is well. No check engine light. Thanks again. Eric
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L noise at 2800 rpm VIN: YV1MS39035
Thanks for helping, guys. We could not isolate the noise. Tried the motor mount test and the oil dipstick procedure. Suggested customer take to volvo specialist. We were able to say definitively it was not the transmission.
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