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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B6X
i have a audi a6 qautro 2.8 here with a p0411 secondary air injection code. customer states this has been a problem for about 6 months. he will clear it, and in a couple days its back. we have been working on and off with it for a couple weeks. started with th... Trouble codes: P0411
2005 Audi TT 1.8L Exhaust VIN: TRUSC28N34
Hello everybody, hope someone has some advice for this. A new customer since August 2008, driving an 05 TT 1.8t FWD, came in to replace all tires. Since my hoist does not have ajustable lifting pads, to raise the vehicle I've used two 1 inch wooden blocks to ...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L dynamic drive malfunction VIN: WBAGL63433
hi everyone this car came in with dynamic drive malfunction, check for code with my modis scanner and under engine i got code 10221= undocumented code , 2778 vehical speed. under transmision i got code 5141= can time-out dsc. under abs i got no comunication wi...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L turn signals VIN: WBAEV33494
RR turn signal is inop, front flashing rapidly. Found flashing power on both turn signal and tail light wires (gry/blu and blu/brn) coming from module. Want to check at module (light switching center control unit) but can't locate module using Mitchell. Anyone...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L no crank VIN: SAJKX674XT
Two weeks after the dealer disconnected the security the vehicle quit while driving down the road. The vehicle would not crank over so it was towed to our shop. If we disconnected the body control module for an hour or so the vehicle will restart, but eventual...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBEA34E1N
This car has a fuel pump relay that cycles almost like the fuel injectors ie: faster with engine rpm . i havent found any leads as to what to check for this symptom i have a suspicion that the enging control is the problem but havent ever experianced this cond...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBGA43E0P
thanx in advance for any replies. here goes, 1-2 shift slams even with out throttle pressure.problem has started 1.5 yrs ago.i'm not a tranny guy.think its electronic/vacuum or adjustment for 1-2 shift. mitchel does not explain full operation of this transmiss...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Hello fellow Mercedes techs. I have this ML320 that is causing me to loose my mind. This vehicle has had a severe brake pulsation for a while. The customer finally decided she's tired of it and we measured run out on the rears at .003in. Not much. The parking ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L speed sensor VIN: 4JGAB75E33
this is the car of a guy that works with me. came in for a code no signal for the rf wheel speed sensor. i verified the reading on the scan tool and there is .44 vdc from all sensors with the vehicle not moving when you move the vehicle all sensors read accecp...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBUF65J43
Six months ago did front pads and rotors w/ Mercedes parts and all is well, untill now. Warning lamp comes on for brake fault and has two codes C2254 ( ABS control fault ) and C215C (stop lamp switch). On test drive noticed abs running at random intervals, and...
2003 Mercedes-Benz sprinter2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WDSWD64133
hi Srinter techs out there, need some help on this one before I get sprayed with that fuel under 23000 psi!! anyway, jokes aside, the problem this sprinter has is that is having a no start condition (long cranking)after long (over 20 miles)drives. air can be s...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L compressor VIN: WMWRE33404
replaced ac condenser due to damaged original condenser.had hole in it. when tried to recharge freon leaked out . replaced with new condenser- put system under vacumm for 30 minutes & system hold & passsed leak checks.recharged with freon 2.0 lbs - so far so g...
2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Safety VIN: WP1AC29P86
I am having difficulty resetting the tire pressure monitor system on this Cayenne. History: replaced front tires. install new tires on rear axle. (rotated tires) set tire pressures 39 front, 49 rear. I know how to reset the pressures using the stalk on the ste...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWED21C62
This car has a miss fire only when cold. Will start up and idle well however right after you rev it you can watch the miss fires on all cylinders in the data blocks. It has no overheating concerns although I may need to test drive it in different conditions. ... Trouble codes: P1296, P0300, P0304
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L traction control VIN: 3VWSE69M63
This car had a 00588 code coming back for airbag igniter , so we replaced the airbag squibb and that solved the problem (airbag code never came back), but now we have a traction control light on due to a steering angle sensor code ( been trying to calibrate s...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L timing belt VIN: YV1TS9491Y
Gudday guys, I am the high school auto teacher and have inherited this 2000 volvo. I am thinking of replacing the timing belt. I have never been into a vehicle with variable valve timing before and need some advice. I have the Alldata instructions which emphas...

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1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L timing chain VIN: SAJAV1344H
I must say that IATN is a great resource and would like to personally thank everyone who replied. I am planning to remove the cylinder head and fix this Jag the right way. Unfortunately, my wife was in a major car accident (she is ok) so my resources right now...
1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: SALHV1241K
I just wanted to thank everyone for their prompt response and help. After further examination, we found that the distributor shaft had fallen apart. Apparently, the rotors fit so tight on the distributor shaft that if you lift the rotor and and the rotor shaf...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Vent Temp VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Thanks to all that took the time to help. Most replies pointed to a possible refrigerant undercharge. I replaced the drier just in case it was contaminated during the repair and recharged the system, still the same issue. While watching the actual values, the ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L eis VIN: WDBRF64J72
Thanks to all who replied. The problem turned out to be the key. The test all showed the key to be aligned with the eis. We checked all the sams modules and fuses, relays and related wiring. We ran a full systems test and decided to purchase a new key. Key...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: H1SM068676
Hi every one, Thanks for your helpful tips alot. here is what I found after working as you guyez sugested:- Timing retard mark at camshaft wheel and on fly wheel was not alinged so redo the belt. o2 sensor disconected does not made a diference. ... Trouble codes: 00537 (lamda control limits exceeded).
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
thank you for all of you guys relies to me very fast,i did check all wires from pcm to injection pump and check timing was okay but one thing i can't borrow oem scanner no one around me had that scanner so would say that injection pump, i called customer and a...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compression VIN: 3VWRA69M75
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on
thanks 4 all your replies, map sensor was the culprit,, was able to use lab scope hz reading koeo was way off causing problem. Trouble codes: P0237, P0236.
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