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2004 Audi RS6 4.2L shock abservers VIN: WUAPV64B44
Hello This car was with some shock absorvers noise. There are two leaking ones. I decided to change the shock absorvers. Problem is this car is equiped with "Dynamic Ride Control". Dampers are diagonally linked by hidraulic hoses (2 x 2). Here is system d...
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1984 BMW 633CSi 3.2L No Start VIN: 06E6996298
I have this BMW that will crank but not start. Orginally tested for spark & injector pulse and had neither. Power is present at fuel injectors & coil when cranking. No trigger from DME to the injectors or the ignition coil. Scoped both reference sensors at DME...
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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD8329P
I have this fine BMW here and it runs real bad. Actually it will go down the road ok if you just ease it. It does run rough,not missing on any one cyl., just a general lean feeling. When I first scanned it I got codes 12,13,201,202 and 65. The O2's were not mo... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 sensor 1), 13 (O2 sensor 2), 201 (O2 sensor control 1), 202 (O2 sensor control 2), 65 (AC compressor)
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP633XX
i replaced the pcv valve and hoses. the codes po 227 & 228 returned. the vacuum hose off the pcv valve goes to a metal line and to the back of the valve cover and then down to a solenoid on the drivers side, under the floor board. i don't see where any vacuum ... Trouble codes: 227 (sensor control), 228 (sensor control), 203 (not sure/maybe injector on 3)
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGL63422
Help!!! Car was towed in after somebody did a clean detail. Cranking with no start, transmissio failsafe mode, check engine in display. No spark and no injector pulse. I check the crank signal on the labscope at the crank sensor and at the DME, all was good. N... Trouble codes: P1720 (Timeout DME CAN connection)
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFB53564
After extensive testing we have somewhat come to a fork- in-the-road.Here's our challenge.The customer stated that after going through a big puddle this all started.The vehicle will hesitate stumble just like an ignition misfire "Thump Thump" on acceleration.N...
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJGX2247W
I hope one of you Jaguar techs has seen this before... This car came to us with a noise resonating from the mid-section to the rear of the car when cruising between 30-55 mph.(mostly at 40 mph exactly) At first it seemed to do it only when the torque converter...
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L seal VIN: SAJD4AC11N
this jag is one of our good customers, the rear diff is leaking right side snub shaft axle seal.I was able to get the axle out and remove the snap ring to get the snub shaft out. My first ? is if I spun the aluminum out side collar did a mess any thing up, is ...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: SAJEA01T33
Thank you to evryone reading this post.I have this s-type that flares on the 1-2 shift.If you acclerate very lightly you can go through all the gears.If you accelrate normally it will go into limp mode and lock into gear. After a few shifts i get a dtc p0781.I...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDCBCA35E9
Have been on this one on and off for about a month or so. After a hot soak of more than 5 minutes but not more than 10 minutes it will start up normal and run but on the first or sometimes the second time you accelerate it will cut out like it has a bad accele...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L a26/4 ,5 VIN: WDBJF72F6V
the red and green light for the ir flash a lot both after use of key to lock or unlock, only codes left are in ata b1231 b1220 motion sensor left right not detected in star finder they are not there for a 210 body of that year what could be the problem and whe...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transmission and transfer case VIN: 4JIWB45EW0
CAR CAME IN CLIENT COMPLANED THAT THE TANSMISSION WOUND NOT GO INTO GEAR AT TIMES. CHECKED CODES WITH SDS AND FOR TRANSMISSION GOT LITTLE f AND CODE 045 CAN INTERMITTIN TO TRANSFER CASE. TRANSFER CASE CODE P1835 SAYS BASICLY THAT IT WENT INTO LIMP MODE. CHECK ...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Airbag light on VIN: WMWRE33403
Car came in with air bag light on, pull the following codes: 240-Internal control unit fault; 19-Belt tensioner, rear middle; 16-Battery, positive terminal isolation 2; 17-Belt tensioner, rear left; 129-Sensor for side airbag, left; 132-Sensor for side airbag;...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B2V
This car came to me as a no atart late in the day. It had no spark. Next morning it started but soon after that it would not restart. It has fuel pressure and has NO spark or injector pulse. There is power to the coil and injectors so I am going to check crank...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BIX
no communication fuses ok tried to unplug abs,ecm,air bag,door modules,radio,still no comm.
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L radio VIN: 9BWGP21J61
I have a customer who left his headlights on and ran the battery dead.After roadside boosted him his radio is locked out in safe mode and he doesnt have the code for it.I contacted 2 dealers (including his selling dealer) and both were very unwilling to help a...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L Unknown VIN: 3VWRM71K19
Dera VW techs: This vehicle is brand spankin' new, but has been christened by the wonderful kiss of another vehicle! Speaking totally facetiously of course! Here is the main issue. The body shop has repaired the vehicle and wants the ESC light out, and the Pas...
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Long cranking time VIN: YV1CZ91115
since T6 trans replacement has 4 - 5 seconds of cranking before it starts and then displays "reduced engine performance" with master triangle warning on for 10 seconds. We are not a Volvo dealer, just service owners Toyota, but local Volvo dealer is unpopular ...
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2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Steering wheel controls VIN: YV4CZ98297
The vehicle came to me for software downloads on CEM,SRS,SAS, performed the downloads everything works fine except steering wheel controls for audio and cruise control. The codes listed are stored in the ECM I removed SWM/SAS to inspect for any pinched wires, ...
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE1324S
Thanks everybody for the good input. The customer admitted a week and half later after the car was dropped off, that last winter during a big snow storm he may have high center the vehicle in a parking lot. He also admitted that the fuel gauge stopped working ...
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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L transmission VIN: WBACG7334W
the vehicle was actually fixed when the dual mass flywheel was replaced, customer was very very happy, i guess i was just stressing over nothing. thank you all for your help.
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2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L hvac VIN: SAJEA01TX4
thanks for the replies, stan from florida, why are you up at 4:52 in the morning? good thing you were, it is located under the car behind the left front wheel.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L srs VIN: WDBGA33E7S
Found that code p0041 was snapon scan tool reading false code, vehicle needed belt and seat sensor, customer opted not to this at this time. thanks for everone's help Joe
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBKK65F83
Thanks to all who replied. The correct answer was the K40 relay was bad. Loosing k15 power to the ecm. That explained the no crank, no codes mystery. Mark from Texas and Rodrique from Quebec hit the nail on the head. I do appreciate all the responses and good ...
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2005 Other European Copper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRF32040
Hi. I'm calling this one Fixed. The ignition switch was the problem. We wanted to change the starter back to the original one. But the customer said he wanted the new starter. I really like this customer. Just to answer some of the questions that people ...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49Z13
It appears after a couple of weeks of not hearing from client we have the engine check light fixed, soldering the O2 sensor ground circuit where the joint from control unit goes. Thanks for the help, Stewart [...]
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L radio VIN: YS3FH49Y34
Vehicle is repaired. Please note that this failure occurred after the owner used this vehicle to jump start another one. This vehicle was not jump started. Bob from North Carolina suggested disconnecting the battery for a short period may repair the condition,...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M32
This jetta has been fixed thanks to the kind help of many iatn members,the problem was the timing belt being stretched, it had jumped one tooth according to the mechanic.The following is the e-mail I received from Kelly [...] an iATN member who convinced me... Trouble codes: P0340 (a circuit incorrect allocation).
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L timing belt VIN: YV1YS2558Y
MANY THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.. A SPECIAL "YOU THE MAN" GOES TO ADAM G. HE EMAILED ME A DIAGRAM PICTURE OF THE END OF THE CAMS WITH OUT THE TOOL INSTALLED. THE INTAKE CAM SITS WITH THE LARGER 1/2 TO THE BOTTOM AND THE EXHAUST CAM HAS THE LARGER HALF TO THE T...
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