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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L multi-function steering wheel VIN: WAULD64B14
Proformed operation test with scanner and could operate radio through scanner but when checking data blocks in steering wheel it says - NOT OPER - Tried to clear codes and they came right back, disconnected battery and tried a rebot of the system by touching p...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBAAM5331X
Customer said vehicle had been sitting for a while. Decided to bring the vehicle in for repairs. Cluster shows that the gear is in "S1" When i change the gears, it still shows "S1" on all the gears levels (P,R,N..) I tried unhooking the Cable from the transmis...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 5UXFA53593
Good day to all. This is my first post on the iANT NETWORK. I would like to thank all in advance for assisting W/ this A/C issue that I have incountered. This BMW X5 came in w/ a "no A/C" issue. After performing basic system pressure checks (static pressure 85...
2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L Hood VIN: WBAGN83463
Hello Fellow Techs, I need some help from the BMW experts. This car was brought to me from another shop. The spent 6 hours trying to get the hood open. They'd broken out the left grill in order to gain access to the left hood latch with no luck. The hood cabl...
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FAAS00B4C
Hey Guy's I know this maybe a dumb question but I cant seem to get the front crank pulley bolt loose, just wondering if I'm going the correct direction. We tried both directions but to no avail, just want to know which way for sure be for we break out the 6 ft...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALJY1242W
Hello Land Rover techs, I have a 98 Disco with an engine knock. Noise sounds like rod knock so was able to isloating #6 cylinder, noise went away. removed pan found no problem with bearing and all looks good. I am aware of rocker noise so I removed VC to verif...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L srs VIN: WDBGA33E7S
Hello techs, i have a 320s with codes 17=front rightseat occupied child recogination. 25=f.right bucklesw problem.po041=undocumentd code. retrieved w a snap on modis.i have limited repair info, but have got to the seat buckle sw and it ohms in spec,400 ohms un...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L engine VIN: WPOCA2996Y
Car came in w/noise from right bank. We diagnosed as bad variocam actuator on that bank. Replaced assy and resealed both valve covers. Engine was much quieter, but had tick/clack from right bank. Tore it back down and inspected lifters and valve springs. All l...
1988 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CT58L8J
Hello all; I have an '88 Saab 9000 turbo with a lack of power concern. It will idle, but putting my foot down on the throttle makes the engine want to stall. I tried getting flash codes from terminal 3 of the three pin connector located near the hood hinge on ...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Engine VIN: WVWBD63B65
Car came back in with cel on P3081, SO WE REPLACE THE COOLANT SENSOR WITH AN UPDATED ONE. A week later customer says low coolant light begins to flash and engine over heats. The main problem now is pressure buils up , pushes the coolant out of the jug and th...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5572W
Hi, This car came in with a poor start condition,the gas would have to be held open to start, once started it would idle fine. The MIL light was on with code EFI-121. I tested the MAF and found no problem, I also tried with a new one and still had the same p... Trouble codes: EF112
2002 Volvo C70 2.4L radio VIN: YV1NC56D72
Hi volvo techs I have my moms 2002 vovlo c70 conv. it has the sc-901 radio with the center speaker. The center speaker is the only one working. I know the radio powers the cneter speaker. The amp however is the thing in question. I cannot find in alldata where...

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1997 BMW M3 3.2L Cylinder Head VIN: WBSCD0326V
Well I got the okay to replace the head. It will be the AMC head from World Pac. Thank you all for your help. The engine is clean and no signs of water in oil. The customer has been warned about the possible damage that may have occured from the overheats. He ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L engine VIN: WDBFA76E9S
The compression had been checked several times on this engine. We decided to remove the right side cylinder head. The cylinders are wasted. Deep scratches on the cylinder walls & pistons. This car needs an engine. It is amazing to see the amount of wear & the...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Compressor VIN: 4JGAB75E72
First of all, I would like to thank you for all the Techs. support, I finally got it fixed, the A/C control(Climate- control) was causing the problem, I replaced the local salvage (used) every thing went back to normal. Thanks again.
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L Trailer Brake VIN: 4JGCB56E48
Thanks everyone for the information. We completed the installation without activating the trailer brakes as there is no 12v stop lamp signal available. Customer will take the car to an MB dealer where they will attempt to activate towing in the R-Sam unit. ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Fan / Fan circuit VIN: WMWRE33452
Thanks for the two techs that replied. While this is not yet repaired pending the customere OK ..It would appear that the best solution would be to ... 1)Replace the coolant / condenser fan assembly as they are prone to an early death 2)install the wiring u...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.1L temp and fuel VIN: WV2YB0253G
Have determined that the cluster is the problem. Did locate one but when installed it was worse than the original in that nothing functioned. Found bad circuit board connector. Am awaiting reimbursement on that one. Have been searching to no avail for another ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L rediness VIN: 3VWPD69M61
Okay, this one is repaired. My question was not that I couldn't set monitors in the shop with my scan tool, but I couldn't set all the monitors while driving(real world conditions, using appropriate drive cycle). This was a intermitent problem with the custo... Trouble codes: P1114.
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