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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L EPC Light ON VIN: WAUED54B1Y
Shortly after we replaced the instrument custer on this A6, the EPC light came on. The codes were P1690 and P1676, both indicating a bulb malfunction (MIL & EPC). The instrument cluster is brand new from the dealer and we coded according to Alldata specificati... Trouble codes: P1690 (MIL electrical Malfunction), P1676 (EPC Warning Lamp)
1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Unknown VIN: WBAHD2313K
used car lot brought this car in it will go from 1st to 2nd than feel as if the brake is depressed than will speed up than slow down as if brakeing again cannot power out of this.i think the clutches have burned together just asking for advice befor tear down....
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBADM6349Y
Thanks too all how help. I have and BMW that the battery will go dead intermitenly custemer will drive the car every day, after 7+ days the car won't start he go into work or park the car for four+ hours. I have tested the charging system 14.1V 120+amp, Batte...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L 1-2,2-3,3-4 shift VIN: WBAAN92010
Customer complaint of sudden change in shift quality. Went from nice smooth shifts to abrupt clunky shifts and has stayed that way. I have had smilar problems on BMW that were caused by a bad air flow meter. In the past this given me a code to go on. In this c...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Glass VIN: SAJEA01U74
i am having a problem locating the proper procedure for resetting the automatic window functions. the windows will not go up or down automatically. the procedure should be straight forward but i can not find them. any help would be greatly appreciated. this ap...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBAD28D8H
Hello Mercedes Tech's, this car idles at 3000 rpm, Tried a new idle valve no good, disconnect and is OK.. The spec's i have for checking the TP sensor are no good. It measures 3.7V at idle and goes to 0 as soon as throttle applied. It also has a hard time star...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA66E5M
Customer states intermitten check engine light on check with impulse contuer, code 7 and code 17 i believe code 17 is 02 sensor shorted to battery plus, but code 7 , i can not found any information on mitchell on demand for 1991 model 560sl, but for 1993 it's ... Trouble codes: 7 (02 sensor circuit short to B), 17
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H5T
This one came in with a complaint of low idle when cold and MIL on. had a code for MAF (p0102 16486) and for throttle actuator (P1580 17988). Had to open throttle to get it to idle when cold. After cleaning throttle and replacing badly worn plugs it idles bett... Trouble codes: P1580
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
hey vw guys i got this vw towed in on a hook it died while turning into the driveway.. It cranks kinda fast but i dont have a compression tester for a dsl motor. The glow plug light is on for about a second then off. the timing belt is good and seems to line u... Trouble codes: P0380
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M64
We have rechecked timing belt marks, using lock tool in back of camshaft and mark on flyweel lines up perfectly with pointer in bellhousing. We had also put our own set of marks separately prior to belt removal and those line up also. No diagnostic or repair i... Trouble codes: P0011
1990 Volvo 240 DL 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX8843L
Vehicle runs very rough and rich on start up bucking shaking etc...Sometimes won't start,have to put foot into it to get going.Oxygen sensor while cranking .553 volts. Have dried plugs out several times to get going. I am no VOLVO tech but from what I am seein... Trouble codes: 113 (fuel injectors), 221 (lamda operation), 231 (lamda operation)

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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L climate control VIN: WBAGD8326P
This is one of those someone was in it before and didnt say anything they had put a junk yard water pump in it and then put the hoses back on the watervalves wrong so it would not put heat into the car i dont know why when i unplugged the controler it got heat...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAGH8346Y
thank you to all who replied, we double checked for vacuum leaks and used the formula that Mauro supplied for a specification and found the sensor never achieving proper gps reading at max flow. replaced sensor and engine ran like a top. 107 gps was maximum ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2).
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L heat VIN: WBAGG834XY
Thank u all for help, As I stated no codes. I took off the combi vavle and it was so filled with crap and no flow. Replaced the unit about 400.00 and charged about 4 hrs labor for repair and all is well. Thank you so much . I also checked the reostat in the mi...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Broken Rail VIN: WBADN53472
After all our responses from the IATN we recommended to the customer that he replace the sunroof cassette. The customer ended up taking the vehicle to another shop and getting a second opinion on replacing the sunroof cassette. After he got his second opinion ...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L heater VIN: SALPV124XX
thanks for all the help on this one. this one was a two-fold problem. checked and bled all the air out of the coolant system and that seemed to help somewhat - the heat started working better, but not the way that it should. we then replaced the blend door ser...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: SALTL16443
well gang the fix was the ip used cluster arrived today installed all works fine except for the milage the oranginal only hade 60,000 miles on it this one has 118942 i i was hoping that the bcu would over write the used ip but i was wronge any ways for the peo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L drl VIN: WDBLJ70G6Y
Thanks for all the replies during this repair I earned alot of respect for all those Benz techs because of the confusing wiring diagrams you all have to deal with.Any way the fix ended up being the grd wire in the rf fender which was causing a back feed.Repair...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L no up shift VIN: WDBJF70JX1
Hi iatn member. finally fix the problem. problem was sticking valve body. I sent to my friend's transmission shop he fix the valve body for $150 clear the code and car runs perfactly fine. thank you.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VW5R69M25
We found lift pump (Supply Pump) in fuel tank weak causing concern. It was not supplying enough volume to run vehicle. We replaced pump and corrected problem. Thanks for everyone's help with this issue.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1LW550XS
This vehicle is fixed. There was a post that if there was oxidation between the engine and transmission there would be no shielding from the starter and noise (frequency) would interupt the crank sensor signal. This sounds very strange,but the motor and transm...
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