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2002 Audi A4 1.8L misfire VIN: WAUJC68E42
so this car came in OBVIUOSLY abused, with a coolant leak and a misfire. had a code for #3 cyl mifire among others. valve cover was leaking int #3 hole and it had never had plugs done. had a coolant leak @ water pump. so my tech did plugs, coils, timing belt, ...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P1128 VIN: WAUDC68D11
This car came from a shop in Reno NV. with a few codes, cylinder misfire,B1S2 heater malfunction, cylinder 3 misfire, B1 system to lean, MAF resistance to high. I cleared the codes after saving the initial scan data put the vehicle on the dyno, code came back ... Trouble codes: P1128 (B1 to lean), 17536 (B1 system to lean)
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUF78E26A
Ok VW Audi gurus, I need your help this one has me by the ... Car came in with the P0171 and P0507 and accompanying MIL, but running fine. I scanned and retrieved the codes, monitored and verified the very lean condition by fuel trims. I sprayed for leaks, che... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507
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1988 BMW M5 3.5L No Start VIN: WBSDC9307J
need some help with this 88 M5 vehicle has no spark,injector pulse is good/fuel and fuel pressure is good/positive side of coil I have power,install new coil just to test,no difference,replaced both cranck sensors on bell housing,need help with where to ck for...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH83491
abs light on while driving about couple miles and stay, i using launh scaner scan code002 / 72 pressure sensor,zero deviation.i looked up alldata could not find code002 / 72 in alldata,i need bmw techs out there know about this code and let me know,thank you s...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAGL63482
Hey Guys, I have a 4.4 BMW here that has a massive engine oil consumption problem. When the oil fill cap is removed there appears to be an excessive amount of vacuum in the crankcase as if the PCV system is defective and pulling vacuum on the crankcase. If ve...
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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L drivers door lock VIN: WBAEP33433
drivers door lock not working properly. all other locks work. customer complained at previous visit that it was working intermittently. it was working for us so we sent him away. customer returned and now drivers door lock does not work. read diagnostics with ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L upshift VIN: WDBGA33EXS
Car came in with early stacked 1-2/2-3/3-4 shifts, no passing gear and no 5th gear. Also clunks on down shifts, I do not normally work on 722.5 units but this is from a friends shop so i offerd to help. At first the 4/5 switch was not sending signal, so we cha...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L starter VIN: WDBGA33EXS
start engages several times during cranking (see pico waves) 12 volt is dropping during cranking. need advice on what to check next. i have waves for the wiring coming out of ignition switch and at starter. also have amp draw wave during cranking. i believe it...
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1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7L master cylinder
i am installing a rebuilt master cylinder on this car. i am not sure if the flared reservoir lines are pushed into the master cylinder with the rubber boots placed on the lines or in the master cylinder. thanks for your help.
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1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7L master cylinder
i am installing a rebuilt master cylinder on this car. i am not sure if the flared reservoir lines are pushed into the master cylinder with the rubber boots placed on the lines or in the master cylinder. thanks for your help.
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1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7L master cylinder
i am installing a rebuilt master cylinder on this car. i am not sure if the flared reservoir lines are pushed into the master cylinder with the rubber boots placed on the lines or in the master cylinder. thanks for your help.
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L cam shaft VIN: WP0AA0940G
I am asking for help again on this car from the great people on iatn. this car has been a nightmare to me. i just got all the leaks stopped, customer picked up drove for a week and returned with another leak on the front side of cam. Trying to remove cam sproc...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Clutch VIN: WP0AA2991T
Car came in with slipping clutch. Above 50% throttle, the clutch slips badly. Upon removal of transmission, found that the clutch disc was worn down to the rivets and dual mass flywheel has significant rotational free-play. I decided to re-assemble the car wit...
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1992 Saab 900 2.1L Surge, Cuts out VIN: YS3AK35EXN
This car came in with a slight miss only when cruising at about 2500 to 3000 R.P.M. I checked cap and roter and plugs and wires. I also replaced the fuel filter, there are no codes any help would be greatly apprieciated. There are no vacuum leaks and timing is...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L turbo? VIN: YS3ED48EOY
Hello iatn members.I have a 2000 9 5 saab that is smoking out the tailpipe.I replaced the engine yesterday and today its smoking like crazy after you let it idle for a minute or so and take off it will cloud up the whole road.I had to reuse the old turbo from ...
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF4GG61685
Good morning, today i have a saab that since we performed the headgaskets repair has had excessive oil consumption concerns. up to 3 quarts in between 3k lof services using basic conventional oil and no additives. i seem to be experiencing excessive crankcase ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H9V
Have no spark. Testing show 12 volts and ground at coil. but the signal from ecu is no good when plugged into coil, unplug nice square wave. plug in garbage comes out. I have tried a different coil to eliminate coil. I suppect the ecu is bad can't drive coil. ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L rf window VIN: WVWMD63B7X
HI. Customer came in with passenger side window not working. I connected my snap on scan tool and tried to connect to the confort control module and there was no communication. I started by checking wiring at door and confort control because had seen many wiri...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timming mark on flywheel VIN: 3VWRP69M01
vw techs i hope you can help. can't find the crank timing notch on the flywheel.head was off for leaking head gasket and carbon build up , have tools to set cam and pump but cant locate mark on flywheel
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2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L CD player VIN: WVWKG61J04
When trying to play a CD (has factory Monsoon CD player,tape and radio) ERROR 1 is displayed and ejects the CD. Looked every where trying to find how to preform the CD player self test. I'm not sure if there is a self test for the CD player but can't find anyt...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L windshield wipers VIN: 3VWCM31Y14
Very intermittently, the wipers on this beetle will stop, then restart from a few seconds to a minute or so later. Moving the wiper switch has no effect on them until they restart. Power on the green or grn/ yellow wires at the motor goes away when it stops. G...
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1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L power loss VIN: YV1AX884XG
Customer says has intermittent power loss. She was driving on the freeway at 60mph,suddenly speed dropped to about 30mph. Engine does not respond when pedal pushed. Pulls over on freeway,turns car off. Tries to turn car on and has hard time. Takes a few minute...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L engine VIN: YV1KW9618S
car towed in. timing belt tensioner broke. no compression. machine shop well known to us repaired head. replaced bent valves and 13 guides. installed head. car starts fine and runs correctly. however on road test noted smoke puffs on take off after sitting at ...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LZ56D1X
Bumping the gas tank allows fuel pump to run; engine starts; Has no access panel to replace fuel pump; has anyone ever tried to make an access through the floor?; This is not a show car and I'm sure we can reinstall our "access panel", but I don't know where t...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Shifting and Gear Selection VIN: YV1SZ58D22
First OFF I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE IN ADVANCE.We replaced transmission fluid at 166,000 on A volvo v70xc. Fluid on the vehicle was never changed prior. Before you yell at me I know I should have just left it alone. Since then we have codes po748 po798 po...
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUBG34D0W
Well, after much grief, I called Module Master and spoke at length with a tech. The ultimate conclusion was that I should check the part number on the replacement unit they sent me. Turned out that they had not sent me the same number as the one that was in ...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No CAN communication VIN: WBADD6325W
Thanks for everyone's help. I felt problem in transmission computer. Once I tried the used one after reprogrammed, but did not work. So I gonna try to buy commputer at the dealer and reprogramming. I hope it works. I rearlly appreciate every body's big help. ...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Stall VIN: 1130441201
Well this one is fixed and I learned quite a bit going thru this with the very helpful tutoring of Steve in Florida. In the end the problem was the battery sliding in it's tray an inch side-to-side and when driving and turning the battery slid and the negativ...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L timing cover
Thankyou all for your quick replies. This engoine had an internal coolant leak, didn't show up on a dye test but getting into cyl. Cust. has a few bucks so we pulled the motor to check the heads and see if we needed to do more, I believe it may have been ju...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L a26/4 ,5 VIN: WDBJF72F6V
there was two keys with the car one them was doing this the other is ok custumer will change key
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L timing components VIN: YS3FB49S93
Thanx guys! It was the counter balance tensioner that also runs the water pump. You're supposed to use the waterpump locking tool so wp gear doesnt move. If not, . . . gear turns causing tensioner to open one or two more clicks. In turn you get an overadjusted...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L limp in VIN: WVWPD63B93
Well its fixed and i'm a little embarassed. Every now and then one might jump the gun and put in a help request without first checking the basics. It was low on fluid due to a small leak. Topped off the fluid and cleared the codes and all is well.
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1992 Volvo 240 2.3L windshield wipers VIN: YV1AS8815N
Had some helpful replies indicating that the intermittent relay is located forward of the hood pull cable area in the LF corner of the firewall. Pull back the carpet and remove the silver galvanized plate to access it. The relay can fill up with water and the ...
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