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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULD54B32
Vehicle has been to 3 shops for repair. Last shop was Audi dealer, who informed customer to replace pedal position sensor. He pulled car and replaced it himself. Of course codes returned. Scanned car and found 1.06 volts on both downstream O2 sensors, with no ... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 Bank 12 Voltage High Voltage), P0158 (O2 Bank 12 Voltage High Voltage), P2128 (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 High Voltage)
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L lights VIN: WBAFA53521
replaced engine and trans (with new trans computer). everything is hooked up ok. had completely dead battery. with jumper on battery, put key in pos. 2 and all lights flicker, and can hear (relay?) inside click loudly. try to start it and all i get is starter ...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L batt dies VIN: WBADT43402
Hi all I hope some one can help me with this I got this car from a body shop they replaced the hood ,roof,and trunk lid due to hail damage . Now the battery goes dead new battery and blower resister still have a 266 mv draw.cleared codes in all the modules i c...
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L oil leak VIN: WBAEH73475
Vehicle presented for oil leak repair. BMW replaced valve cover [...] weeks ago. ON cold start up has noticable oil drip on both sides on engine at the lower motor mount pedastal bolts. After about 10 minutes leak goes away. Do these bolts go into oil passa...
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53526
thanks in advance for looking,i have this beemer that is kicking my butt,it keeps setting mixture codes.i have replaced mass airflow sensor with a bmw part. smoked engine several times and no leak found.this car has been everywhere, dealer (i dont have record ... Trouble codes: 2D06, 2A2F (mixture control 2), 2A2E (mixture control)
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Collision Repair VIN: WBAVB13516
Help please BMW collision Techs!! This BMW was sublet to us after body shop replaced steering wheel air bag, driver seat belt pre tensioner and battery saftey terminal.The fault for the battery safety terminal will not reset and the new part appears to be ok a...
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L drivers window drivers seat and mirrors VIN: SAJKX1744S
found many articles on mirrors and drivers seat inop but they say nothing about the drivers window. could it still be the drivers seat control module?
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALHC1349D
Vehicle came in for a crank no start, poor running when it did start. Inspected the vehicle and found it had the Bosch fine wire plugs and they were carbon fouled. Replaced the plugs and the vehicle would now start and run but was loading up. Verified timing a...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Ignition SW VIN: WDBCA39D7H
Hi all, I'm back on this project replacing the ignition switch(electric). What's the best way to get at it? Pull the dash up and the cluster out like All-Data says, or can you get at it from underneath? There's a big sewer pipe air distribution duct that doesn...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA43E4R
I need help on 94 Mercedes S420 I need to know how to time the timing chain Not much help from Alldata, not clear pictures. Thanks Marco
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L convertible top VIN: WDBSK75F93
Good morning Mercedes benz techs everywhere.This big SL came in with a lf window that would not go down and a left rear window that would not go up ,convertible top that will not work,In the dash it shows an open trunk,also the ESP is deactivated.I scanned for...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33413
I've got a head-scratcher here. This Mini starts and runs fine cold, has never died while driving. After being driven for 10-20 miles it intermittently won't start. As you crank it, it starts briefly and dies. If you keep cranking, it just doesn't start. Every...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCF21C3Y
Tech replaced T-belt and Water pump using Mitchell procedure but did not loosen the injector pump pulley or install pin in injector pump (marked all 3 pulleys before removing belt). Put back together and will just crank. Recheck timing marks 3 or 4 times and t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWSD29M7
Have 2000 Jetta with 1.8 turbo. Came in with check engine light found P0411 code for sec air flow. Checked vac. hoses and found hose broke at deverter valve. Replaced hose and tested valve was ok. Ran pump motor and operates normal. Tested bypass valve and hol... Trouble codes: P0411
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Monitor "not ready" VIN: WVGBC77L34
Vehicle was brought into shop last week of October for service, engine light on, tires, brakes, new york state obd2 inspection. Camshaft sensor b was why the code was set and repaired. Cleared the codes and gave vehicle back to customer and told to drive as mu...
2001 Volvo C70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1NC5D41J
Transmission speed sensor code TCM-0023 and ECM-530d code stored in TCM module,check engine lamp and trans go's into limp home,very intermitten issue. Clean and tighten related pins,pull both speed sensors and inspected. Replaced ABS controller. Install lastes...

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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Lighting VIN: SAJWA71C71
Thanks for all the input we got on this one. We pulled all wireing diagrams and check all grounds and powers again. Found three fuses that were not powering up traced back to fuse box in trunk. The fuses are powered by a relay that is not replaceable (located ...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L base brakes/rotors VIN: WMWRF33465
Thanks for all the replies. All were worth considering and I appreciate the time everyone put in. Bottom line was that there were three problems overlapping and ALL were attributed to customer being "cheap" and not giving very good information as to what was...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ignition key VIN: YS3FB49S93
I found out that both the ignition switch module and cim column itegration module are troublesome on this first year sport sedan and probably both parts will require replacement in the future,but for now car runs so customer doesnt want to spend $. thanks to ...
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FB49Y18
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WV2NH2709X
Thanks to everyone that responded, all replies were very helpful. The problem did turn out to be a bad PCV Valve. It took a while to actually obtain this part, but I installed it yesterday, cleared the codes and drove it. After a few miles the EGR Readiness... Trouble codes: P0400.
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B82
Hello Everyone A search on the internet shows that this engine was a VW mistake. I found some info that reccomended unhooking the electric solenoids that operate the four camshafts and apply full 12volts to them, you can hear a distinct click, I then draine... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft / Engine speed sensor Incorrect correlation), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire).
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Slow fuel fill
Replaced Evap canister- was saturated with fuel. Thanks for the replies and the knowledge here on iATN!
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