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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L brake pad warning VIN: WBAGG83421
Hi fellow iATNers, Ive got a Bmw E38 2001 740i here that is giving me greef with the brake pad warning system. Brake pads are good of course.I've inspected the wires in the fr.left wheel well(usual issue)they are OK. I replaced both sensors and cancelled the l...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L high idle VIN: WBADT63431
thank in advance for any help i have a 01 bmw 530i that keeps throwing a p0505 or bmw code 204 for idle plausibility. read couple other posts about smoking the intake on this car. smoked it found a small leak at what i beileve is the intake manifold runner con... Trouble codes: P0505, 204 (idle speed plausibilityleakage)
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L inst. cluster VIN: WBABN53463
This BMW is killing me the turn signal indicators, high beam indicator are inop. and the seat belt light wont turn off. All lighting work on the exterior. Customer says that misc. lights are coming on I havent seen this happen. I scanned inst. cluster and had ...
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1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L Low blower speed VIN: SAJMN1344R
Hello to all the Jaguar techs out there! This vehicle has had both driver's and passenger's blower motors replaced. When the controls are on manual, the medium and high speeds work. When switched to the low speed, the fan speed remains on a medium pace and nev...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 4wd VIN: SALNY22243
Hello Everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I have a 03 Freelander that customer has brought to us after it was at the Land Rover dealer and the body shop before that. His complant was noise banging and knocking comming from the back of vehic...
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1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Starting VIN: HJUITRFDWE
89 cabrio starts 2-5 seconds then stalls -starts and and runs for 2-5 seconds off the coldstart valve and then stalls -fuel pressure after the fuelfilter and at the distributor is 70psi -injector fuel lines at the distributor show 0psi during cranking -i t...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B42
When does this computer-controlled system activate? We can't confirm operation because the secondary air pump relay is not being grounded by the computer. Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Oil pressure?? VIN: 3VWSE69M53
HHEEELLLLLPPPPPP!!! Any help, advise, insight and absolute fixes are greatly appreciated. This wonderful car came to me as a check no start. Found exhaust cam siezed in the head at the first and second journal. All other journals looked OK. Found a used head a...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L wipers inop VIN: WVWAK73C06
i scanned with vag-com cleared codes did functional test cant make motor work sees switch working also washers don't work from switch but can make them squirt with scanner, tried another motor same results, disconnected battery no change help
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L battery dead VIN: 1841112614
the car came in yesterday with a dead battery in the morning. checked for draw and found none. car spent the night here and started this morning just fine. check for draw and found none. it must be an interment draw. any ideas? Thanks Dan
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E52
Well its gone. After we realized that the light was for low oil level and not pressure we replaced the level sensor. The only problem was that we couldnt get it to reset, so we disconnected the battery as several of you suggested and the light reset. All is go...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P1128 VIN: WAUDC68D11
Well it has been going on two weeks now and the driver has put over 300 miles on the car and no mil yet the maf was the last componet I replaced just before checking the vacuum and evap system so I am not sure what went on here the old maf readings looked ok t... Trouble codes: P1128 (B1 to lean), 17536 (B1 system to lean).
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E74
I have to thank all of you who have assisted in this problem, every reply indicated something was wrong with the vacuum system. Also, the fault code indicated something was wrong with the crank case ventilation, and we only had one more valve to replace on the... Trouble codes: 17519 (Oxygen Sensor System too lean lower limit exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire detected lower limit exceeded), 16685 (Cyliner 1 Misfired Detected Lower limit exceeded), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected Lower limit exceeded).
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1997 BMW M3 3.2L compressor VIN: WBSCD0327V
Haven't got the vehicle back yet. Will get it for a week and then try to figure this out. Will definitely post what the fix is when it happens. Customer thankfully is willing to fix this instead of trading the car or ignoring it.
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WBACD4327V
Thanks to the three replies we received on this one. I guess the fact that we did put a used trans in this one and the symptoms we were having led to a possible trans issue. We found in our searches that there were allot of driveshaft issues so we dropped the ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Sunroof VIN: WBAGH83461
Much thanks to all who responded, especially Tim @ FC auto in Shreveport. As he, and several others, told me the drains were clogged by ureathane from a previous windshield install. We did not have to remove the windshield, just the trim. Dug the stuff out of ...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L Control Unit VIN: WBSBR93422
Sorry for the delay. I fixed this by programming the SMG software with the current updated version using my new Autologic. So easy to do. Seems to shift better. The customer still wants me to replace the control unit just because mileage and the fact that it h...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA34E7N
Thanks to all who took time to reply.Edgar,Terry,Alain,Robi,Patrick,Dave,and David all nailed it. The flywheel was on wrong! Live and learn, a continuing mantle in this business made much easier thanks to the techs of iatn. Thanks again guys. Allen ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L anti theft VIN: WDBJF65J61
Sorry folks, I forgot to close this. This car is down the road,... once the customer gave me the correct code! Thanks for your offers of help! My job would much harder without iATN. The "jumper" I was referring to is our portable jump start box that we h...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E12
Hello all well thanks to all that responded especially to robi from Florida and Thanh from California. I had a suspision that the cat might be clogged and they were right. The night I got the suspision, I had put the car up on the lift to close for the night a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0305.
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1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7L master cylinder
thanks to all who responded. ypou were all right on and the repair went well
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fans and compresser VIN: 3VWSC29M61
I WANT TO THAQNK EVERYONE WHO ANSWERED ME.I CONTACTED IDENTIX AND HE HIT IT ON THE MONEY EVEN THOUGH I HAD VOLTAGE AT WHERE I WAS SUPPOSE TO IT WAS DROPPING OUT UNDER LOAD.I FOUND A SMALL BURN MARK ON FUSE 8 IN THE UNDERHHOD FUSE BOX THAT IS THE FIRST GREEN PU...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Radio VIN: 3WSR69M84M
Hello all, and sorry for the long delay. I am closing this because I am at my time limit, and the customer has not come back in, nor returned phone calls. If he does come back in, I think that thanks to all of you, I shall be armed with enough infomation to ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L windshield wipers VIN: 3VWSG71K75
Thanks for the replies. As I suspected, this is a normal function. I just didn't know why. Apparently the wipers are parked in an "alternate position" from time to time to help keep the blade straight and not becoming permenantly bent over.
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2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Steering wheel controls VIN: YV4CZ98297
Thankyou to the 3 Gentlemen that posted replies, Peter suggested calibrating the BCM, I tried this to no avail. Glenn suggested a faulty clock spring, this was already replaced (part of steering angle sensor), did recheck, ok. Mike suggested wrong software dow...
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