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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBDAUG1C76
Hello guys- Here's whats happening. The car came in for low oil pressure light on and making alot of clattering noises. We tested oil psi and it was indeed low -like many you may know already this engine can be common for this problem. We removed the pan and t...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBACD4320T
Customer complaint: Car will not start after sitting for a period of time when it is cold out. The car has been doing this for 2 winters in a row. No problems during the summer or spring. As soon as winter arrives the car will crank normal but will not start...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L outside temp reading VIN: WBADD5327V
I have a 1997 528i bmw that came in with the outside temp reading in celsius on the instrument cluster and the the climate control also reads in celsius how do I put it back to read fahrenheit.I can not find this in alldata or the owners manual.
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAAN37461
The engine has a missfire in cylinder number 5. We switch ignition coils and the problem did not change. After the oil separator and hoses replacement, the problem didn't go away. Now the readings I get with the I scan under smooth cylinder running,cylinder nu... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire Cylinder Five)
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBAEV33482
howdy folks. i need to replace the crank case pressure valve and related hoses on this beemer. i have looked at it twenty different ways and am not sure of the easiest way to do it. No Data has no data on the procedure, only that it pays 3.8 hours. how convien...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63464
hello again techs of this worldi'm getting a recurring code on this bummer obd code p1434 . mitchelle refers to heating element , humidity counter. i dont have a lot of info on this and i certainly dont have DISplus or GT-1 Car is coming back today, i have alr... Trouble codes: P1434 (HUMIDITY COUNTER OVERFLOW bmw code 10189)
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L tcm/can VIN: SAJEA51D02
Have this 02 Jag. X-type with a ck engine light on for P1603, code explained E-prom faluire in TCM. Voltage tested TCM, good. Cked wirring harnes at trans ok no damge conectors ok. TCM plug had a little corosion, cleaned corosion opened tcm to find no damge in...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW12492
car was repaired last week by us by replacing the shuttle valve assembly with a new one, 2 days later the lights are back on. the lights come on imediately when starting, before the vehicle ever moves at all. we have re tested all 4 wheel speed sensors while d...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY12233
vehicle came in with 1/2 dozen codes most of which disappeared with new MAF , the 1148 code seems to be persistant now. have put in a new o2 with no improvement, also quickly checked circuits for shorts, none found...has anyone found ECM issues with these Free... Trouble codes: P1148
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L intermited high idle VIN: WDBEA26D4K
This car for no reason will start to idle at 2300 rpm's even when warm.When it does this if you unplug the I.A.C the idle returns to 645 rpm's or shut the car off wait then restart it it runs okay.So I guess somthing is telling the computer to decrease the dut...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L asr VIN: WDBEA66E3S
Well we have what should have been an easy harness replacement gone wrong! This vehicle came in with multiple codes in the EA, DM and HFM modules and ASR light on. Checked the harness and it was cracking including in the throttle actuator harness. We replaced ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Module VIN: WDBLK70G1Y
Hey Guys! I have this CLK 430 with ABS/ESP/BAS warning lamps on. I am not able to communicate with the control module via Snap On Modis. Checked power supply to ECM fuses 24 and 37 and they are both good, however, I do not see any voltage supply to fuse #37. I...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil flow to cooler VIN: WDBJF65J81
Hello to all, We've been racking our brains on this one. The boss's wife drives this 2001 E320. It's been towed in a couple of times now and we need some help on this one. It started out that the car was towed in for going into a false neutral and wouldn't mov...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 2.8L No Communication VIN: WVWFE83A2S
We had replaced the transmission due to the fact that the drums were welded together and it moved forward in park. This problem had occured before any repairs were done. It goes into failsafe when driving so i tried to scan it but keep coming up with no commun...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil lite VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
looking for a good vw tech.we have a 2000 jeta in the shop.car came from two other shops.problem after up to temp warning chime will come on then oil lite will comes on.the will not stay on steady it will come on and off.have ck oil presser ok.with sending uni...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil lite VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
looking for a good vw tech.we have a 2000 jeta in the shop.car came from two other shops.problem after up to temp warning chime will come on then oil lite will comes on.the will not stay on steady it will come on and off.have ck oil presser ok.with sending uni...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on, START THEN STALL VIN: 3VWCF21CXY
we have a 2000 vw beetle gls 1.9 diesel turbo in with no start. this vihicle will start for a few seconds and stall. has codes p1156 map sensor cicuit open or shorted to ground and p1161 map sensor circuit open or shorted to power. durring sensor data check i ... Trouble codes: P1151 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to ground), P1161 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to power)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRT71K56
This little VW is kickin our tail. Customer brought us this car with a lack of power, black smoke, stalling and a check engine light on. We have a fair amount of exsperiance with the older TDI engines but not a lot with the internal injector style (BRM engine ... Trouble codes: P0131, P0101, P0102, P0299
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L alarm system service required anunciator on VIN: YV1MS39096
Hi volvo volks, i've got a 2006 s40 in the shop that needed a battery. i tried to be careful, using a memory saver in the obd2 port and a jumper box at the battery terminals but i think power was disconnected for a moment, and when i hopped in the car to start...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Ignition key VIN: WAUED64B21
A big thank you to the group. I took off the shift plastic covers (very carefully) and snooped around in there for an adjustment for the release. Could not find anything without further dismantling and so tried putting the shift in park and seeing what would h...
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Window,Locks,Mirrors VIN: WAULT68E72
OK I'm Stupid.Vehicle fixed.As many stated CHECK FOR BROKEN WIRES IN DOOR JAM.3 Broken many ready to go.Audi Quoted her 2000$ to find & Repair the problem.I'm not going to charge her quite that much but I can still make some good money.I should have checked th...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E93
Thanks for all the input. I ordered parts and rented the tool from Blaufergnugen Inc. thanks to the info from IATN members. Thanks again for your help. Might have to get a few pointers if I get in a bind during the repair. Thanks again.
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBADE6326V
thanks to everyone for the input, customer took the vehicle for now, almost everyone said timing cover (upper). patrick from Wash. mentioned valley gskt , definetly a possibility, if customer decides to take care of it i will still have to open it up to confi...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Most replies suggested flushing the heater core, and bleeding the system at the bleeder near the expansion tank. However, when I contacted the customer to set an appointment, he stated the heat was now sufficient. So, unless he complains again we'll call this ...
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2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L leakage
I am happy to report that based upon information received from subscribers here the tank will not need to be replaced, nor will major surgery need be done. Apparently a repair part is available to repair the broken fuel line fitting at the bottom of the tank,...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N52
In sum, every one of the requests we received were invaluable, but none solved the problem. The customer decided to have us stop looking for the cure and picked up the vehicle and traded it in on another vehicle. Unfortunately that meant we were unable to co... Trouble codes: P0151 (Oxygen Sensor poor performance), P0153 (Oxygen Sensor poor performance).
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E1P
thx to everyone who sent replies,we found 2 vaccum leaks at valve cover to intake grommets.this vehicle did not have an engine light.never fully got to the bottom of that.(grey market?)vehicle ran much better.sometimes we need to keep it simple.thx james
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L front door courtesy lights VIN: WDBEA32E1R
We opened up the driver's door to find a retrofit harness (likely from broken wires in door hinge area) that had been installed. There were two red/white wires in the door, one leading to the courtesy light and the other to the door lock actuator. These two ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L poor acceleration VIN: WDBRF61J42
thanks to all who replied to my cries for help. Im sorry to say that the the car was not fixed. it seams the customer has been driving the car with this problem for some time. I suspect that the throttle acuator is to blame,like most of you posted but the cust...
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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0953G
Thanks to all who responded .Car is now running, the fuel pressure would spike at times so we changed the regulator and installed new plugs .Still not sure why we were loosing injector pulse while cranking after 5 to 10 seconds , spark seemed ok .I think we th...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L camtiming VIN: WPOAB2968L
THANKS FOR ALL THE TIPS GUYS, WE ORDERED THE TIMING TOOLS AND PARTS AND WE ARE GOING TO REMOVE ENGINE/TRANSMISSION AND REPLACE ROCKERS, SEALS AND VALVES.
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1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Rough Idle VIN: YS3EF48Z3X
Well this vehicle is fixed, thanks to all of you. We received several responses suggesting checking cam timing. They were right on. We pulled the timing covers and found 3 of the 4 cams set wrong. We then asked the customer AGAIN if anyone else had been in... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire code).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B13
well the customer brought this one to a european shop. after I spend a day speaking to everyone I new and going in all different directions I guess the throttle position sensor was at fault. Trouble codes: P0103 (maf sensor high volatage).
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2010 Volkswagen touareg 3.0L brake control feed VIN: WVGFK6A97A
From the response to our post we are running from this vehical. It seems this touarag will require extensive reprograming(possibly several modules) and possibly a tsb or recall performed as well. The customer is taking the vehical to a different dealer and if ...
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1997 Volvo S90 2.9L emissions monitors VIN: YV1KS9604V
This is a kind of fixed but not fixed fix. Come to find out these monitors are very hard to get to run. But as pointed out in one reply this particular vehicle is exempt from that portion of the test. So all we had to do all along is just run the inspection.
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