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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L goes into limp mode VIN: WBAHD6310M
I do some heavy diagnostic work for this trans shop from timt to time. This particular hydramatic trans is going into the limp-in mode (it seems to do it after trans shifts all the way thru the gears and goes into lock-up). I checked for codes and come up with...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGL63472
hi bmw guyz i got this bmw i'm using modis and i have these codes listed below.couldn't find any info on thses codes. only 1 i found which is service bulletin for code 279b. replacing thermostat temp sensor and engine harness.couldn't even find any description... Trouble codes: 27A0, 279D (control engine fan), 279B (thermostat jamming), 277F (crankshaft sensor), 27BB (camshaft control outlet vanos), 27B1
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Compressor VIN: SAJNW4846L
Hello, fellow techs, We found this XJ-S empty of refrigerant. Repaired leak at hose connection, evacuated and recharged. Compressor will not run. Ground is present at clutch, compressor runs when we jump out relay. Only 1.6v on the green and brown wire to ene...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJHX1242V
Customer says he smells something burning. Inspected car and found that it has a small oil leak coming from breather at top of trans.on rear housing. We checked fluid level and it is o.k. We cleaned off and dropped fluid level a little but after a long road te...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L A/c VIN: SAJEA03V83
Happy 4th of July, A/C won't maintain selected temperature.Owner also complains of substandard cooling,even on low. Refrigerating system works correctly.We evacuated and recharged just to be certain.Pressures are correct. Scanned a/c with Autologic and had ...
2003 Jaguar XKR 4.2L long crank when cold VIN: SAJDA42BX3
we hooked up fuel pressure guage has 55-65 psi no return system when u turn key off pressue drops to zero mitchell has no info on fuel system how long should it hold pressure? where r the common leaks Trouble codes: P1111
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Pads VIN: 4JGAB75EX5
This might be a dumb post/I might kill a parts counterman... You know how it goes when the Mercedes dealership is 480 miles away and you make sure to tell the parts guy to 'send anything I may possibly need for this job!'? I started on rear brakes on this, I'v...
1992 Saab 900 2.1L drivers side upper control arm VIN: YS3AK75E1P
Changing drivers side front suspension. Upper control arm on drivers side requires engine and trans R&R. Anyone know of any shortcut? We don't see any but thought someone on iATN might. Thank you in advance.
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Starting VIN: YS3EF58101
Our shop is in Arizona, and it is hot here. This car will drain the battery, usually to the point that it won't crank, but sometimes just to where it gets a slow crank, but only when it is hot outside. Jump starting has always worked to get it going. This only...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L ac compressor and expansion valve VIN: WV2EE0709S
customer brought in for ac inop found dye leaking from expansion valve and ac line. Replaced expansion valve and line. Charged system with 950 grams and r134 unit is front ac only. Low side preasure 120+ overpreasure high side 126psi vent temp 70 ac compressor...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, poor acceleration VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Ok VW guys this Jetta will not accelerate over 3000 RPM worse when cold, better when warm, bucks and jerks. Checked the fuel pressure it is good, tune appears to be ok. reset the throttle body no real change, it will idle just fine. Mass air flow reading are 3...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine running hot VIN: WVWMD63B8X
this car slowly over heats takes maybe 20 minutes.coolant is full both electric fan and clutch fan seam to work fine.my question is do these v-6 cars break water pump impellers like the 4cyl. cars do. that is what this acts like. any advice on this would be ap...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radio VIN: VWZ9Z7V104
Help, I need to get the radio code for this vw Dealer will not help unless drop off at their shop, Given the long weekend, customer needs car. I was wondering if anybody have access to radio code. This is on the radio sticker. [...] UPPER STICKER PU-...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L code p0128 VIN: YV1VS29551
Good morning all, I have a S40 that keeps setting code p0128. engine does come up to temp normally, does not seem to take any extra time to do so. I did replace t-stat and sensor with volvo parts, no help. the only thing i did notice is the cooling fan comes o...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L thermostat VIN: YV1VS27574
well hello and thanks to all that take time to answer are isuses iatn is the best well the customer came in about two mouth ago and had code p0128 checked every thing out and found that the car was not right at temp so we recommended to replace coolant sensor ...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L vacuum VIN: YV1MS38256
Squeeling noise when hot. Have changed a cracked breather hose. Squeeling noise persists, just behind oil cap. If oil cap taken off, it releases pressure and noise will stop. No visable cracks in upper manifold. Has anyone seen these manifolds fail?

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Electronic VIN: WAUCB28D8X
thanks for all u that replied. i erased transmission codes and all was well. trans. shifted like a champ. LONG LIVE IATN
1963 Austin Mini 850CC Cuts out, Misfire VIN: MAW4L42175
Thanks to Mark from Wisconsin, Paul from Mass, and especially Dave from Great Britain for taking the time to help me. All I was really looking for were tune up specs, which I got from all three replies. But the problem on this car persisted, and in the end ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L valve body VIN: WBADE6322V
Thanks to all who have responded. This car was purchased by my business partner and he decided to purchase a used trans w/ torque converter rather than repair this one. There is a core on the old unit so I will not have the oportunity to tear it down. Most of ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Interior VIN: WBAAL31060
Thanks to all member who help thi this, actually i known how to reset with manual procedures, but i was interesting to known how to do this with the dis bmw program, Mr [...] told me where is the correct function to make the procedure from this tool, thank you ...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ034XY
Thanks again for your replies. The previously replaced cam sensor was compromised. The sensor would at random, cease delivering an electronic pulse. The pulse would cease for less than a minute and then return. The voltage at the sensor did remain consta... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L memory VIN: SALPM16432
Well, I missed the deadline to close this post. The only real useful suggestion was to check for corrosion inside becm. The customer said he would bring the car back but that has not happened yet. I'm confident the switch is operating properly. I still intend ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L pcv VIN: WDBEA32E7R
We determined that it was a head gasket and timing chain cover. We replaced both which in turn fixed the oil leakage.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Vent Temperature VIN: WDBJF55FXT
Sorry about the late reply, thanks for all the feedback and specially thanks to Steve and Frank! The Drier was the main problem. After replacing it all vent came out the same temp and High side pressure came back down to stable 200 psi. once again thanks for a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2309G2X
sorry about the late reply. 1st of all, i would like to reply to the feedback, while we were doing the check, we did apply vacuum to the EGR valve as the car sitting at idle. It stall right down almost instantly after. We also used the Star scan tool to do the... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR performance).
2005 Other European quattroporte 4.2L rotor VIN: ZAMCE39A45
We went ahead and had the rotors machined and all turned out well. the actual spec is .866 we were well above that. Thanks for everyone who replied.
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L turn sig inop VIN: WP0AB0942H
Thanx for the seven replies guys, You all were correct the freakin turn signal switch. Took me a week to recieve the part , Once again the TECHS of IATN save me from a melt down ...THANK YOU
1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L drums VIN: 1112867971
Brakes freed up -- here's how: RF: After reviewing the 13 suggestions I received I approached the car with a much-improved outlook. Since I was able to angle the top of the drum away from the backing plate -- I soaked the adjusting stars with PB blaster for ...
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