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1999 Audi A4 1.8L no reverse VIN: WAUC88D7VA
calling all audi techs weve got a crown jewel of an audi cust coplaint that it will not back up if fact it will not we unplugged the trans and it started backing up indicator in dash does not show what gear you are selecting im my self am leaning towards the m...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D1Y
I have read a bunch of post about broken vacuum hoses, bad valves, pumps, hoses. These all check good. Here's what happens. If you let the basic setting test run it will usally, 85% of the time fail, the reading will be about 1.5g/s. If you disconnect the vacu... Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L A/C Compressor VIN: TRUUT28N31
A/C compressor does not power up. Here's the story on this car. Customer previously replaced the compressor at another shop. Last week, the MIL came on and the engine started to surge erratically. He claims the a/c started to act up at this time. I diagnosed a...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAULT64B12
Code 01542- Sender Rate Rotation Faliure(Yaw sensor) The Yaw sensor was recently replaced for the same code just 6 months ago, code light condition never changed.ABS accuates intermitantly. Lights come on and off for esp. Cant find any info on testing circuts....
2005 Audi A4 1.8L timing belt VIN: WAULC68E85
Replace T-belt & water pump for water pump noise. Need to know if special tools are required?? mitchell shows locking plate T10008 for tensioner is this a necessity. Is there any other necessary special tools required?? thank you very much for your help.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top VIN: SAJGX2745V
I am lucky enough to have parents that own this 97 jag xk8, the hydraulic line to the convertible top latch has ruptured, the jag dealer wants $1500 to repair. I am going to do the repair at my shop and only have mitchel on demand, which doesn't have any info ...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air suspension VIN: SALPA1249X
Air suspension works good and we want to keep it that way. We need to put this thing on the lift (two post) to fix oil leaks and need to know how to disable the air suspension. The older ones with the switch under the seat were nice. Alldata says to use a Test...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Aux Fan inoperative, AC workks only at 2000RPM VIN: WDBCB25D0G
Hi, MB TECHS. I have been trying to figure out this strange intermittent problem A/C only operative above 2000 RPM and have not seen AUX Fan running. As far I under stand that AUX Fan should kick in at slow speed as as soon A/C clutch engages and should run ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz MB100D Van 2.0L upper control arm VIN: VSA6313341
Hi Members,I need some info. on repairing the frt upper control arm on a 1988 Mercedes MB100D Van. The two outer bushings have failed and need to be replaced. The torsion bar fastens to an extension on the frt frame and back to the control arm. My main concern...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L pully and flange VIN: WDBPJ74J04
can any one tell me how to pull off the flang assembly
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L limp mode VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
this vw came in with a blown motor.(hole in oil pan.). we replaced with used engine and used turbo. Came back with complaint of not as much power as before engine job. scanned with only available scanner.(snap-on mt2500 w/euro.). found code 17963. went through... Trouble codes: 17963 (max boost presure exceeded)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, no power VIN: 3VMP2PM21M
this vehicle was in last april for lack of power. we found the turbo rotary vane lever to be sticking. replaced turbo and actuator. vehicle ran awesome. well, its back with same issue: lacks power. unplugged MAF and we gained some power but still not what it s...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cooling VIN: 3VWCC21C91
vehicle over heats no sign of blown head gasket.does not seem to circulate properly coolant clean but still flushed radiator.radiator fans come on with a/c on but still over did not respond when a/c was off.does over heat also while driving and ram ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBP21J01
Hello all; My first help request is: This VW has been to at least 5 shops, including 2 dealers with no diagnosis. I must tell you I do not have the vehicle here at this time, but will soon. All 4 glow plugs are verified to work, no problem starting, code P0380... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug heater ckt. malf.)
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L charging cable VIN: 3VWBB21C02
This car was brought to me because the fuse box on battery is getting hot and melting the plastic. Found the alternator charging cable is getting way to hot and charging 86 amps and 13.98 volts when engine is started and after 30 sec.-1 min. its charging aroun...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWVH69MX3
I have spark,compression is at 80 psi,getting ready to check fuel pressure,it had no gas in tank,light was on for low fuel,and now I'm still having no fire.Tring to add fuel to intake to see if injectors are no working. Has aftermarket theft system,but seams t... Trouble codes: P0322 (engine speed sensorno signal), P0328 (Knock sensor1 signal high), P0333 (Knock snsor 2 signal high)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRK69M45
I have an 05 Jetta that came in for an intermittant no start about 2 months ago and it had a dtc for the crankshaft postion sensor stored. I was unable to duplicate the problem but the customer insisted that we replace the crank sensor since that was the code ...
2004 Volvo C70 2.3L Immobilizer VIN: YV1NC62D44
Intermittent "starts and immediately stalls" intermittent "cranks won't start" History: the wires at the immobilizer unit and the antenna ring have been repaired as in SB 3-36-0015 (possibly done at dealer? -no proof who did it, but it has been done). the po...

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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Reinstall VIN: WBADN63445
Thanks alot guy..I gave up and took the engine out...tried turning it over...with alot of force the engine would turn over..did not want to take any risks just returned the engine.
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGL63472
thanks for the replys.very good info. but customer have some kind of aftermarket we told him take the nightmare to the dealer plus he didn't have to fix it either .i read his warranty contract i don't think warranty covers anything. we decided not ... Trouble codes: 27A0, 279D (control engine fan), 279B (thermostat jamming), 277F (crankshaft sensor), 27BB (camshaft control outlet vanos), 27B1.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Climate control VIN: WBAEV33433
Thanks for all the replies.Yang from China was dead on. All components were working, thus no codes. Found the water control valve's motor would intermittantly not work. Replaced water control valve...drove vehicle 100 miles for quality control...waited a week ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAGN61080
We replaced the fuel pump.So far the customer has not come yet.Thank you for your help. The level sensor what we use is 16 11 7 183 795.It substitute 16 11 6 759 833 So we didn't replace it this time.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Fan operation VIN: WDBBA45AXB
The vehicle is fixed!! Wow, what a convoluted system. Thank you for the help replies. It ended up being the vacuum switch (for refrigerant compressor, at "BI-LEVEL" only) This is switch # 20 in the diagram that ALLDATA faxed me. The switch had bad electrical...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L A/C comp VIN: WDBLJ65G81
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Alternator VIN: WBA2030401
Hello Grupe, Thanks goes out to Alex and Carlton who informed me of how the clutch "feels" and that is what I needed to know. When the new one arrived today I measured it with a inch pound torque wrench and it only required 3" pounds to free wheel. This is a v...
1973 Volkswagen super bettle 1600CC Lighting
Once again IATN people are great the information i got was realy helpfull now if i could just get time to get back to the vw.Hopefully next week.Thanks again
1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L front brakes VIN: WWWCA0539H
First I would like to thank everyone who responded to my help request. The cause of my brake problem was what most said the booster I changed the booster and master cyl. and everything was good. Thanks again
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Dash back lights VIN: WVWMD63BXX
Sorry for the late update & Thanks to all who replies to this help request even I didn't fix this vehicle, customer needs to use the car & took it back the next morning after I made the first post.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on
I tried a known good air mass sensor light came on, I replaced the front O2 sensor and the rear knock sensor, I then noticed that his car had a generic oil filter I asked the customer about this and they had the oil changed at a quick lube and no idea of what...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
The reasons I had all the codes was the fuse that controlled the air mass,O2 sensors, air pump and purge valve blew, There was a 10 amp fuse in the space I did a draw test on the fuse and found that it was drawing about 8-9 amps I switched to a 15 amp fuse, S... Trouble codes: 17880 (evap leak dection pump), 17833 (evap purge valve), 17525 (O2 sen b1 s2 and 17523 O2 b1s1), 17843 (sec air pump), 17829 (sec air solenoid valve), 16486 (air mass meter and in ABS we have [...]).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B14
Thanks for all the replies the fix was a new Throttle Body. Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0171.
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L code p0128 VIN: YV1VS29551
A big thank you to all who took the time to help me!!! as several of you suggested i rechecked connections at ect, all were tight and clean. also checked vehcle grounds, again all were clean and tight. Had customer take to dealer to check for reprogramming of ...
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