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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L coil?? VIN: ZARBA5416E
this car will not start unless you have a battery charger hooked up to spark from the coil. once its starts its ok till the next day. we have ohmed the coil and it checks ok. we installed new combo relay and still no improvment.we ohmed out both inductiv...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Drive and reverse VIN: WBACB4329R
This car won't move under it's own power either forward or reverse. Auto or manual mode makes no difference. On occasion it will move 20 or 30 feet in reverse if it's stone cold. Vetronix KTS 650 will not communicate with trans controler. Car will not move wit...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L interior VIN: WBSR93471E
Hey all you beemer guy's here's one for you . I have a customer with a BMW 2001 M3 convertible, we installed a supercharger,oversized brake rotor's,caliper's, etc,etc.He now want's a 4 point roll bar for this convertible which seem to be non existant !! After ...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAEW53413
I know it's a dumb question, but is there a short cut to changing the starter on one of these bad boys?
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Lighting VIN: SAJWA71C71
This car came in with lighting problems.led style. Right turn signal on will make left brake light and third brake light flash with brake applied.All bulb style lights in the tail light units have a small glow like you would see with a bad ground. Have check a...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Shift selector VIN: SALPV1649V
Vehicle came into shop with transmission fault light flashing on dash and audible alarm sounding. Vehicle tries to shift into low range upon any movement from park. Customer informed us that he had dropped a coin into shifter mechanism and fault happened short...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L base module VIN: WDRGA51E9R
code 10 base module voltage supply output fuse f2& code 16 a/c clutch short circuit... all outputs check good and the a/c works come back after several drive cycles. we understand the base module can have solder issues inside, but we cannot see ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F5V
i checked wiring to air injectiion pump it is fine the pump works ok all hoses good Trouble codes: P0410
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L key off drain on battery VIN: WDBJF72F4V
hello all, This clean 1997 26k mile car has me stumped, battery dies after 4 days without use. I have a 30 miliamp drain that appears to be connected to fuse number #4 (instrument cluster, Climate control) on main fuse box and fuse number #5,8,13,15 at fuse bo...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA2991X
Hello Porsche Techs! Customer brought this vehicle after storing it for about 6 months. We changed oil and started it up with no problem. Everything was fine until engine warmed-up - there is a ticking noise like bad lifter coming from right head area. Freque...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V12
I have a problem with this car that engine is not running after replacing airbag control module. I do not have communication to any of ECUs. I have tried disconnect modules one at a time while I tried to communicate modules but no success. I tried it with radi...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWPE69M13
car overheats only when driving uphill, but cools right back down on flat surface, the fans are working, the cooant is in good condition and level is full. where do i start rebleed system, thermostat, coolant temp sensor? thanks
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEU73C96
This is my wifes car, we just purchased it.She has had a problem yesterday with a start and stall (several times in a row) after a hot soak. Message center displays-"Steering column lock defective". Car does eventualy restart. I could not duplicate problem las...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3VWDT81K76
Was asked to do a timing belt on this. Have never even seen a TDI. Have read repair info. Do I really need the 3 special tools? Is the injection pump timing pin something I could make easily? Is it straight or stepped? Does the cam holding bar go on the rear o...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Mechanical VIN: 4V1KS9500N
Help Guys, I have a Volvo tale of misery to share and hope one of you guys can help me. A couple of weeks ago this vehicle was towed in as a DOA-crank, no start. The engine free-wheeled too easily so the timing belt failre diagnosis wes pretty easy. A quick b...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Interior light VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
This car came in and interior ligths stay on and also has a message that say's right rear door open. I installed new door latch assembly on the right rear but still have same problem. The left front door need's a new lock/latch assembly but has been like this ...
2002 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L viscous coupler VIN: YV1SZ58D32
hello techs, Vehicle came in with load clanking skipping noise traced to diff. area. pin point to viscous coupling. Installed new coupling, originl noise gone. Now we are dealing with low pitch noise at low speeds(20-30mph) going straight. noise disappears on ...

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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 265D5HJ100
We ended up replacing the sparkplugs just to elimanate the possiblity of that being the problem, reset random misfire code & sent customer on his way. We have not heard back from the customer so we hope all is well. Trouble codes: 62 (misfire several cylinders), 50 (misfire 1), 75 (misfire total w/ cylinder cut out), 63 (misfire 1 w/ cut out).
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Radio Multifunction display VIN: 5UXFA53582
1997 Ferrari F355 GTS 3.5L Air Bag VIN: ZFFXR42AZV
Thanks you to all, it was as I feared I needed a factory scanner to turn off the air bag light.
1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Mechanical VIN: WDBAB23A1C
This vehicle has driven for several weeks without a single complaint. The fix for this was the vehicle history. Incorrect Master Cylinder installed orignally. The repair went from 1st mechanic telling customer to purchase a master cylinder for replacement, t...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66ESM
Fellow techs, thanks so much for your input regarding this ASR problem. The first thing I did was replace the throttle position sensor at back of engine due to deteriorated wiring. I felt it was a shot in the dark but looked suspicious enough to warrant repla...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L steering rack VIN: WDBRF64J91
Thanks for the support!!! Replaced the rack and all is great. Thanks for the quick responses. It allowed us to keep the ball rolling on this job and get it out quickly. Thanks Again
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L panoramic roof VIN: WDBRN47J32
Thanks to Craig and Charles for their input, all help is appreciated! A new OCP (N 70) repaired this car. Final diagnosis was made by substitution with a known good part; there simply was no other way to narrow it down. Fortunately, I got it on the first try. ...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Serp Belt VIN: YS3DD78B9S
I got several quick responses giving 6PK 2013 as the equivalent to SAAB's no-AC belt, 43 95 406. True enough, but where do you get one in the United States ?? Try Googling 6PK 2013 and look at the hits you get !! But I'm grateful for the info all the same - ...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF5829Y
Crank sensor was repalced and fixed the problem...thanks guys! We now have injector pulse and spark, vehicle runs great.
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL on VIN: 3VWDC21V91
Thanks for the replies I cleared the codes from the vehicle and it has been gone for 12 days with no other issues. I can not really tell what if anything I did fixed the problem. Trouble codes: 16839 (Large fuel system ventalation leak).
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: XV1TS90D4X
RATS RATS RATS !!! You guys are awesome!!! The coolest thing about IATN, is the help that comes by making us see past the trees in the middle of the forrest. After many posted with some great help, we started looking for a wiring issue, we found it. We st... Trouble codes: P0155, P0134, P0300, P0306.
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