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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...
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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
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Surge VIN: WAUKF78E06
the car came to me with a complaint of misfire. the car hade misfire code for #2 cyl. replaced aftermarket plugs with oe and replaced all four coils. that took care of the miss. tires were cupping badly and right rear wheel bearing was noisy so they were repla...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L vanos VIN: WBAHD6322S
Car came in with long crank before starting. Found that is was losing residual oil pressure in vanos. Cams out of time and car won't start until oil pressure builds back up. Takes about 15 seconds of cranking. My question is is there a check valve in the block...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L customer complaint VIN: WBADP6333X
Car has a high pitched whistle noise from under the hood,the noise can not be pinned down,the coolant fan was bad and replaced,checked all hoses on turbo and tightened clamps,checked belts and pullys,connot find noise.
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L A/C,Radio,sunroof VIN: WBABM3344Y
Thanks for taking the time to ponder this one. Car was driven into shop. Customer complained that A/C, radio, and sunroof all quit working at same time. We were unable to communicate with the DME but were able to extract trouble codes for K-BUS, Outside temper...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1246T
Hey team. Once again I need your help. No codes stored. This vehicle dies at idle at least 30% of the time when coming to a stop or just when idling. It is worst when engine warmed up & A/C on. Checked Recalls via VIN at dealer. They are up to date. You can st...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA01D91
i replaced vaporator core--dash was taken out --did not have problem with core replacement. put dash and rest back together. now cranks but no start no response at gas guage--no data from ecm scan check the power windows are inop and no sunroof operation the h...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L poor acceleration VIN: 4JGAB72E0Y
Engine starts and idles well cold operation, but on acceleration boggs and feels restricted. Haven't seen over 4 psi backpressure. Problem goes away when at operating temperature. Happens somewhat after sitting a couple hours. Terrible after sitting overnight.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L shifting , delayed engagement VIN: WDBNG74J94
vehicle came to us with complaint of erratic shifting and at tomes delayed engagement. verified complaint.no codes in engine or trans controllers.trans fluid very worn and showing pieces of brass,leading to trans replacement.no change in symptom after r&r. aga...
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2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L Reminder light VIN: WMEEJ31X59
I am looking for some help on how to reset the service reminder light on this vehicle. I have searched the internet and found some info, but none of their methods work. Can anyone help me?
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WPOCA299XT
To all Porsche tech!!! Help!!! Costumer state some time after drive the car and rich normal temp and park the car for 30 minutes more or less to go to the store the car has hard time to start and when the engine start idle fine but some times rpm star to go up...
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YS3CD68U9T
Hello folks: This car came to me with dtc p1171 and p0171. fuel correction max to 100%. I found that the pcv hoses had broken at both ends. replaced the two sections of hose and cleared the codes. no dtc's returned. Before the repairs ltft was at 46.5%. After ...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Power windows VIN: WVWDE83A7S
I consider myself a pretty decent electrical tech but this one has me stumped so I figured I'd ask for help. All power windows are inop via the interior switches. Customer stated they all quit at the same time. Both fuses have been checked and are ok. Drivers ...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L monitors not ready VIN: WVWGC83A0T
hi, VW or Euro techs, I need help with this Passat, it failed California smog check because all OBDII monitors are not ready, tailpipe emission passed. Genisys scanner shows no code at this time, and computer is in OPEN LOOP all time even with engine temp reac...
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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)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L temp gauge, fuel gauge, abs light VIN: 3VWSC29M21
ALright so the jetta came in for check engine light po442. solved that. and then it left and customer said that the temp gauge pinned to overheat and the red coolant light came on. also the fuel gauge dropped off and was reading empty. when we got it back star...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L floor shifter VIN: 3VWCD21Y74
i have a beetl that the prindel on the dash will not match the shifter on the floor .i think it is the floor shifter can not get used one .the shifter will go over ot the manuel side but is hard to move .to test drive the trans is working ok .
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRG71K55
First time customer. Engine Code: P1340; Camshaft Position Sensor (G40) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28); Incorrect Correlation. I understand what sets this code, I do not understand why. We have replaced the Camshaft Position Sensor, Mass Air Sensor, Spark Plugs a... Trouble codes: P1340 (Cam Sensor / Crank Sensor Incor. Correlation), P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L cooling fans VIN: YV1VS2557Y
this volvo came in with blown head gasket.we installed a used engine because he scored the cylinder walls with original.we started running engine and noticed anti freeze being pushed out of over flow tank after 30 minutes of running time.we noticed temp gauge ...
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS56DY2
vehilce has a high pitched whine when shutting down. its in the a/c system. wondering if this car has an orfice tube and the location of it. thanks in advance
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WAUCB28D4W
Thanks for all the replies. Ended up finding the passage in the wastegate solenoid (about 1/8" in diameter) was plugged with carbon, so pressure from the turbo was never reaching the wastegate. I had previously checked the electrical operation of the solenoid ... Trouble codes: P1555 (17963 - excessive boost pressure).
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L driver side air bag VIN: 5UXFA53582
had a 2002 X5. removed the side airbag and window regulator to fix the window sash's and door handle. got it all back together. had a air bag lamp on. with the snap on solus scanned for codes. this has been a week long circus so i am doing this from memory. i ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E3N
Thanks for all the replies.As suspected the throttle body assembly was bad.The harness on it was in terrible shape just as the engine harness.Thanks again to all the IATN members for there help. Trouble codes: 10 (22 -), 22.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Moniters VIN: WDBHA28E1T
A thank you to [...], randy.beall, mg31, rbeckman, scottwilliamporter, mika@mpauto, rellingauto, jwg001 for your prompt replys. It turns out that this is a known issue with this year and model, and in fact this same vehicle has been certified at State Ref...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shifting and speedometer VIN: WDBJF55F4V
Case plug oring was leaking alowing fluid to travel through harness and into TCM.Replaced case plug and TCM,it is doing great now.Thanks guys
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L front rotors VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
What an incredible knowledge base IATN is! The knowledge base Archives is one of the tools in my arsenal whenever a problem seems out of the ordinary. I very rarely ask for help and was pleasantly suprised from all the help replies I received. Most of the r...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L starter VIN: YS3FH46Y84
The problem is the "trionic" module not grounding the starter relay when the key was turned to the start position. All starter Circuit wiring, fuses, relay, clutch switch, starter and battery OK. We could not access the modules. The car could be started eithe...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L aut transmission VIN: WV2EE0702S
GO WESTY,AND ALL THE SUGGESTED WRECKING YARDS WERE NOT ABLE TO HELP US FIND THE RIGHT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. HOWEVER, WE HAVE THE AUT TRANS SEND TO GERMAN TRANSAXLE(1-[...]) AND ACCORDING TO THEM THE CAN REBUILD THE TRANSMISSION. LET'S KEEP OUR FINGERS...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L all VIN: WV2EE0702S
GO WESTY WAS NOT ABLE TO HELP US WITH THE 95 AUT TRANS THIS TRANSMISSION IS THE 01P WHICH IS INTRODUCED IN JAN 1995. HOWEVER THANKS TO DON FROM OKLAHOMA HE SUGGESTED GERMAN TRANSAXLE (1-[...]),THEY SAY THEY ARE ABLE TO REBUILD THE AUT. TRANS.WE HOPE FOR...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1SZ58D61
We installed another dealer transmission. That took care of it.
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L thermostat VIN: YV1VS27574
WELL CUSTOMER IS GONE OUT OF TOWN FOR A MOUTH WILL TRY TO POST FIX THEN THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR TIME TO REPLIE TO THIS POSTING GREAT INFO WILL CHECK THAT UP DATE WAS DONE IATN ROCKS BEST FOR THE MONEY.EARL
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L vacuum VIN: YV1MS38256
Oil Trap was indeed leaking, customer picked up car to take to the dealer. Dealer is fixing the problem at no charge to the customer.
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