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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA24B9X
Hi there, I have fuel trim codes on this V6. Usually when this happens I use VCDS & go to measuring block 32 where I can see if there's a short term fuel trim correction (usually a manifold vacuum leak of some sort) or long term fuel trim issue(usually a clog... Trouble codes: 17544 (b1 correction from lean), 17546 (b2 correction from lean)
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L hill descent VIN: WBAEU33443
Hello,I have this 2003 325xi with a possible overactive hill descent feature.The customer has stated that the car will overcompensate on the level road and slow down to 45 on the freeway when coasting. I have never had to repair this system and am not even su...
2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFG43538
Hello I am posting this to help out another shop. This BMW will crank longer than normal, then when starts idles rough like a missfire and then the MIL will come on and set code P3090 in the PCM. It also has reduced power. I am only able to scan it in generic... Trouble codes: P3090 (Lower Rail Pressure threshold value undershot)
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L srs
Hi there i am having trouble connecting a scantool to an old disco1 and was hoping that somebody can point me in the right direction. i have a DEC tool with the landrover software. i am trying to communicate with the SRS system and have identified that it is ...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L overheat and lean VIN: 1592038556
This is for the old VW people out there. Have 79 convertible, we redid the top end of the engine last year and gutted the thermostat and the flaps. We put an exhaust system that eliminates the heat exchangers. Initially we delivered it with no problems. This ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M61
This is one for the vw guys! I know enough about vw's to get my self in trouble. The display on the ipc shows prndl but is shaded in black and does not diplay current gear. IPC segment test shows normal. dtc P0705 (oo293) trans range sensor or what vw calls... Trouble codes: P0705
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS550XP
well guys, we have very limited experience with volvos but you know how you have to take work while you can get it. anyways, with this 850 we have a 411 code. also, this car will every now and then stall right out. when it does stall out the gauges will fluc... Trouble codes: 411 (throttle position signal insufficient)
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ac control VIN: JA3AJ86342
in need some help with this one. car came in for tune up and a nosie. did tune up and check for noise and found that the pcv oil trap was bad. easy (right) battery when was disconed and intake was removed to replaced oil trap.did not check if ac work after i r...

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1989 BMW 735i 3.5L dead battery VIN: WBAGB4318K
Thanks for the help everyone. And the correction on "Bimmer". Sorry I took so long to reply. I didn't "quite" fix it. It is an intermittent. The door tumblers are strictly switches, not mechanical(with the exception of the trunk). I went around and cycled each...
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L goes into limp mode VIN: WBAHD6310M
Most of the replys that I have received believe that there is an internal mechanical problem. Possible internal leaks in the case. Also one statement said that there may be a tsb that requires a replacement of the tcm chip. bad speed sensor bad range switc...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAA233413
I scrutinized everything all that my replies suggested and found nothing I could definitely condemn. Customer has decided to not persue it any further, and will put tape over his eng lite, against our wishes. Trouble codes: 296B (02s after cat switched P0041), 2761 (Secondary air P1412), 28F3 (bank1 status adjustment control P2098), 28C6 (Lambda sensor after cat bank2 system check), 28F2 (bank 1 status adjustment control), 28C5 (lambda sensor after cat bank 1 system check).
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG7515Y
Well everyone thanks for your input. I was able to fix this vehicle and I didn't need a Star Tester or any special equipment other than my Snap On Solus Scanner equipped with the European Software. I didn't have to ship it to the dealer either (I wonder why ... Trouble codes: 036 (ECM CAN Communication or ECT Implausible), 039 (CAN Communication Disturbed Engine Management), 132 (ECM CAN Communication or ECT Implausible), 135 (CAN Communication Disturbed Engine Management).
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Left low beam VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
Well,as I had said in my summery, this vehicle had several ballasts installed, all used, but none the less they would fix the problem temporarily. I removed the headlamp assembly for inspection of the internal wiring, and again found no problem. i insisted tha...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Brakes/lock-up VIN: WP0CA2980V
All replies were a great learning curve. Thanks to everyone one who took the time to reply to this post. As of now car is not fixed, and discussed with my client, will take the car to porsche dealer. Thanks for making IATN awesome.
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2980X
I Could not fix this vehicle at this time, customer is flat bedding the vehicle to the dealer 150 miles away. Very good ideas. Either the Computer or alternator is at fault and I am leaning toward Computer. I tried to swap the dme with one from a sister car... Trouble codes: P1600, P1123, P1125.
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWDC21V9Y
Replaced the control unit, it does have to be programed to the car. never did find the fuses for the abs unit.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L traction light VIN: 3VWPF71K75
Unfortunately, we discovered we have no way with our shop equipment to test or condemn the G419, however, the customer did have it replaced at the dealer, and problem is resolved. Even if we could test it, we would not be able to initialize it anyway. Thankyou...
1996 Volvo 850 R 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5824T
We found a leaking head gasket that was causing this problem. Thanks to all who replied to help us through this tough diagnosis!
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