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2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B63
Looking for some repair info on what needs to be removed in order to replace the catalytic converters. All data has no repair info. Labor shows 5hrs. Do I have to remove the subframe? Any help would be greatly appreciated before I quote the job. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0421, P0431
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L starter VIN: WBAGK232XW
we have this bmw with a noise after starting.sounds like the starter is hanging up a little bit,you will hear a ping noise as the starter is disengaging from flywheel.happens 3 times out of ten tries.replaced the starter ,still happens.wondering if anyone has ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
This came to my shop with no cranking. After one night with the key on the ignition it started in the morning But I replaced the EWS. After that twice I had the car with no start problem but this times had crank but not firing.After realign EWS with VEDIS star...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L No Start VIN: WBSDE93431
I've been working on this flooded M5 when it is slow in the shop. So far I have replaced the following computers: airbag, abs, monitor, amp, radio, navigation. The engine works good but under hard accel it says there is a miss but we never feel one. We decided...
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAEK73485
BMW came in with complaint of convertible top not working. We ran the top up and down several times and is working good now.Wanted to check hydraulic fluid ,but can't find reservoir.BMW dealer says its in trunk-no.Is it part of P/S fluid system?I'm not hearing...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L tire monitor VIN: WBAVB73567
Thanx in addvance, hope some of you euro techs can help. Just wondering if there is a way to turn off or reset the low tire warning light on this thing without the use of scan tool. Also any info on reseting the service indicator would be helpfull. I am workin...
1984 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L smog failure VIN: SAJAY1343E
I have a 1984 Jag XJ6 that failed smog for high NOX. The car does not go into closed loop. O2 sensor gives a constant 1 volt reading, dropping down to near 0 when giving it a vacumm leak. Have checked timing, basic CO setting at air flow meter, temp sensor ohm...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1260352
car has fast idle,1400rpm,hot-cold,cannot fault idle control system,with no power to system idle increases to 1800rpm,i have ignition timing of 35 deg at idle,specs are 5deg,pull vac line from ezl unit timing drops to 5deg,idle drops under 1000rpm,cannot find ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
Ok i know these cars have had issues with the mass air flow sensor. I used a can of carb clean and watched the short term fuel trim while i sprayed the intake area. Trim when neg when aimed a boot clamp. Thighten clamp rechecked trim while spraying no change n... Trouble codes: 173 (lean bank 1), 170 (lean bank 2)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J93
the car origianl came in with same code as now replaced part throttle breather hose and check valve that was broken cleared codes everything seemed fine 2 weeks later back with same code have smoked intake and air tight no leaks found mass airflow and other pi... Trouble codes: P201C, P0170
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 3.0L Indicator won't reset VIN: WDDGF54X98
Alldata procedure for resetting the light isn't working. It says to highlight "trip" on the dash, then push "accept phone call" button and then while holding, press "ok" Nothing happens at this phase. I see in the knowledge base that other Alldata procedures a...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L glow plug circuit VIN: 3VWCP2C0IM
the MIL light comes on after vehicle is started. The code pulled indicated that circuit A glow plug heater was at fault. tests indicate that circuit is functioning properly but light continues to come on after code is cleared. Any help on this would be greatly...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSD69M51
Very rough idle, off idle engine runs smoother . EPC lamp and traction control illuminated, MAF is reading 12g/s at idle with no vacuum leaks. Engine is not producing any vacuum at idle or cruise. Leak down and compression test ok. Any help would be greatly a...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L batery & alternator workshop light VIN: WVWWH63B52
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L coding module VIN: WV2KB47053
Hello fellow techs, I have this problem with a Eurovan, Installed new steering wheel angle sensor, after this you need to recode the ABS module and then zero the angle sensor. I have the Launch X431 scan tool which has been great so far. So heres the problem I...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D41
i am waiting for an upgrade for my x-431 scanner, all my value blocks will not show live data so i cant watch the misfire moniters while trying to appreciate the customers concern. i have noticed on a test drive what feels like a intermittant misfire around 60...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V24
This vehicle is back with a recurring ECM-130A AIR LEAKAGE INTAKE ECM-262A LONG TERM FUEL TRIM, BANK 1 ECM-261A LONG TERM FUEL TRIM, BANK 1 Codes. Please see history for all we have tried. Unfortunately it only seems to occur infrequently. Each time the car... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM26, ECM26

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N21
well it seems my testing methods of the pressure side of the turbo was half right. of course i will have boost in the crankcase when i pressurize everthing past the MAF. anyway, turned out a stuck closed t-stat and an bad o2 were the culprits. replaced them, e... Trouble codes: P1555 (Value above max charge pressure), P1113.
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L over heating VIN: WBAHD6327S
yes we did fix this vehicle with a new water pump , thanks for all the great input on this beamer and help us solve this problem -joe
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6333X
Thanks for all replies. LTFT running high, replaced intake, throttle body, & crank case plate and gaskets. Fuel trims still high but not as bad. Recommend mass air flow, customer pending. Light still comes on but not as often. Thanks IATN members. Trouble codes: 26 (Multiple fuel trim 1 limit reached), 27 (Multiple fuel trim 2 limit reached).
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
As others have said there is a pump in the right front fender area. However the extended warranty wouldn't cover it and the customer didn't want to spend the money and it sounded like the pump was running and functioning fine at this time and the code didn't c...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L air mass meter VIN: WBADT434G0
Cleaned the idle air motor twice. Car seems to run fine. Thanks guys for all your help.
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY1247S
Well I guess All-Data got sold the wrong info on this Disco because it does not have a crank sensor.( still a mystery as to why we were sold one)What we did instead thanks to my fellow IATN techs was to do the coil update, that is to do away with the spade con...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1244X
Thanks for the help guys. I sent it 70 miles to the dealer. For a deal of 208.00 they sync the computer and runs. I pitty rover owners. Thanks again
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 42JN465130
Thank you for all the replies. engine speed sensor replacement and that little adjustment solve this one. car runs good for 2 days so far. hopefully, don't see this car soon.
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L temp gauge VIN: YS3FB45S65
well i decided it was the temp gauge. you have to buy the cluster i orderd it and saab told me they had a bunch on back order and the vender went belly up so they had no idea if or when they might get it
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M21
Good Morning, First, I want to thank all who responded. Don , who turned me on to the Ross-Tech. Wiki, that helped alot. I chked all hoses,clamps etc. for the pressure loss between thrt. valve and turbo. all good. code 17705. Chked. fuel pres., fuel pres. re... Trouble codes: 17545 (B1 system too rich), 17705 (pressure loss between turbo charger and throttle valve).
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEL19X44
Thanks to all of you that replied to my help request. This vehicle was not easy to repair without the specific "Volvo" diagnostic equiptment as some of you mentioned. It ended up that I replace the new fuel pump with another new on. This changed the symptoms a... Trouble codes: P0087 (p0089-), P0089 (p2177-), P2177.
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