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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L No lights on instrument cluster VIN: WAVZZZ4F26
Hi everybody, i need your help on this Audi A6, if i on the ignition the windows will work, lights, A/C will show off but it doesn't come on, no lights on instrument cluster only the parking brake light shows and the starter kicks but the car doesn't start, th...
1991 BMW 735i 3.5L oil filter housing VIN: WBAGB4315M
hello, this is my service manager car. there is a noise inside the oil filter housing that sound like rattling pcv when revving the engine. i can feel the vibration on the housing. i'm thinking it might be antidrain valve,is this thing simple to fix? thanks, r...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Radio VIN: WBABS53412
I have a radio that has no sound. Everything on the radio works but no sound, popping or anything. CD operation good as well and no sound as well. Body Shop just repaired drivers door from an accident. Any idea's? related to accident. Condition occured just af...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No lights, no start, transmitter won't lock/unloc VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
Drove into shop, shut off vehicle. Later, went to start vehicle and I have no crank, no lights, key fob will not lock/unlock doors or pop trunk. Radio will turn on. Red LED light on dash flashes when trying to start. No owner's manual available to see if anti-...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: SALJY1283T
We are trying to replace the transfer case with a used unit. I have recieved 2 so far and they both have electrical connections on the top that our old one did not. One is for a nuetral indicator light and the other is for a Interlock solenoid. I'm getting con...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA57E4S
the vehicle starts and runs great. the only concern is the check engine light is on with these 2 codes. the ckp 24 comes back instantly after clearing, don't even need to start engine. the code 051 fi current valves, comes back after 10 minutes of running. bot... Trouble codes: 24 (crankshaft position sensor signal fault from fuel ignition system), 051 (fuel injection current valves --LH2)
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBJF55F1V
Car was brought in dead battery. Charged and tested battery. Tested alternator. All good. Found draw off battery. Pulled #17 fuse and dropped to and acceptable draw. I have some experience with Mercedes, but need some help on this one. Alldata doesn't seem to ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L SRS light VIN: 4JGAB72E6Y
Hello everyone, This ML 430 came in with an SRS module that was inop. The car was sent to the dealer and a new module was installed. The dealer mentioned that they found a code after the install. The code was B1873 Right rear airbag squib resistance too low. I...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L ignition system VIN: 3VWBA81E9V
Hi all, we have a real problem with this one. a junior tech replace a valve cover gasket. then pressure washed the engine. the customer got to the other side of the city and the vehicle died. we looked at it the next day it started right up and drove it, it mi...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCB21CX2
hi all this beetle is getting my goose, vehicle has been in several times for the same codes 2196 cooling system problem, p0116 range performace codes, started engine from cold start both the coolant temp and air temp read -1c (yes its cold in michigan again) ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift
When cold will not shift out of 1st. Rev up and let off it makes a 1 to 4 shift then shifts into 5th. Warm it shifts OK. WE rebuilt trans and changed a shift solenoid that controls 1-2 shift. Also found burnt clutch pack and some sticky valves in valve body. F...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Happy holidays to all! This volkswagon is generating a code for cooling system performance. According to the dealer, and Mitchell, this code does not appy to this engine combination. Dealer has no clue what to do, and neither do I. My next step was to have a r... Trouble codes: P2181 (18613 cooling system performance)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Ignition Switch VIN: WVGZC67L24
This Touareg drove into the shop to scan the ECU for a Check Engine Light. But now it won't start, turn on the gauges, release the steering lock, or release the shift interlock (although the radio plays). The Message Center displays, "Steering Defective Worksh...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L rt rear floor VIN: YV1LS55AXX
Posting for a buddy--this car will have water in the right rear floor after a hard rain, and the water gets high enough that it will flow into the right front floor under braking. My buddy has pulled down the headliner and checked that the sunroof drains are s...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1LS61JOY
Hello Volvo Techs.. We have a 2000 Volvo S-70 that runs a little funny. It has a Denso system. The car hesitates or jerks under light and steady accelaration ONLY. It doesnt matter what speed your going. Light throttle doing 20mph or 70mph. When You drive the...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L vacuum pump VIN: YV1CM91HX3
The electric vacuum pump for the brake system turns on about every 30 seconds and runs for 5 or 10 seconds. This continues for about 15 minutes after vehicle is shut off. It is not causing any issues except for the customer wondering what and why. We work on v...

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1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Headlamp VIN: WDBAB23AOB
First of all thankyou everone. I appreciate all of you taking your time to help.I checked the charging system, the alternator never never went above 13.70 volts during a road test. Voltage at the headlights was never above 11.85 volts roadtested at the headlig...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, lost power VIN: WDBGA33E6S
i give my thanks to all members of the iATN, i recieved 14 help replies for the problem presented in this thread. all of them told me that the wiring harness and the throttle body is the problem, but i found no detoriation of the wires and the wiring harness, ... Trouble codes: 19 (diagnostic module --6 fuel injector malfunction), P0013 (base module undocumented code).
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no mil VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Thanks guys! The instrument cluster had been coded for no Check engine light by someone prior to our customer purchasing the vehicle. Coded correctly, all ok. regards Todd
1974 Other European silvershadow 6.8L Mechanical
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L abs VIN: YS3EB49E93
Ok guys, thanx for all the help and input. The info obtained from you helped keep me fresh and my mind is always open to ideas. Four heads are better than one! Customer is satisfied at the time because the car came in with a hard pedal, and the new pump and c...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WV2YB0250H
Thanks to all for your input, as one of them members stated. we had put in a aftermarket o2 sensor and it turned out that it was creating a voltage drop on the ecm. so we replaced with a bosch sensor and took care of the problem. thanks
1993 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFR21H8P
Thanks to all who responded. We are "cautiously optimistic" That this car is fixed. The replies suggested either a wiring problem or the power supply relay for the ecu.. We checked all our connections and tried moving the wiring harness around while the engin...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Fuel fill VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Well, this one turned out to be my fault. After being convinced the vent valve wasn't opening properly, I removed the splash shield and attempted to blow through the vent lines to the tank. The lines sit in holders, so I didn't think they could be pinched, but...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L headlight VIN: WVGCM67L24
I found two problems the first was the right headlight module was bad. It's in the headlight assembly and needs to be coded code number is 0000003 if it has air suspension or 0000002 with out. then it needed basic setting done block number 001. the other probl...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD31Y94
Thanks [...] be the thermostat AGAIN. One Vemo and two OE t-stats later we finally got it working as designed. Don't think just because it's an OE part that it can't be defective. Trouble codes: P2181 (Cooling System Performance -18613).
1986 Volvo 244 GL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1AX885XG
Finally i got this one back on the road. Thanks to all who replied and the info was so helpful. The problem was the the distributor rotor. I read one guy on the archive saying he fix a misfire and rough idle with just the dist. rotor after replacing several...
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