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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Left front wheel area VIN: WAUAF78EX6
Ok, this is actually my wifes car. Has been to the dealer with a left front wheel noise. Audi had it for 3 days and has no idea where the noise is coming from. Its a metal on metal clunk when braking and/or on take off. I've replace front pads and rotors on th...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L rear brakes locked VIN: WBAD06323V
This vehicle was brought in with the rear disc brakes locked.I opened the rear disc bleeder and both rear wheels unlocked instantly.I pushed on the brake pedal and they locked up again but only for about a minute and have worked properly ever since.This has ha...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WBADM6339X
Hi, this 528 originally came in suffering from an acute case Christmas tree dash syndrome. Replaced aforementioned parts I've also replaced the ASC module Pt # 1 265 900 001 or 34 52 6 756 343 for typical can bus faults; 112 and code 55 ASC intake valve. It al...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out VIN: WBADM6348Y
Customer complains of the engine dying when cold - has relatively consistent drop-outs and there is a light sucking sound when the drop-out occurs. I suspect the sound is nothing more than the throttle blade in the absence of the sounds of combustion. However,... Trouble codes: 68/P0, 222/P, 146 (Trans code - CAN torque interface), 148 (Trans code - CAN engine temperature)
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63462
Vehicle came to me after being at dealer.Went in to dealer with no service light on.They replaced valve cover gasket(second time in 6 months)for leakage.They also replaced some Vanos lines that were supposedly leaking.Customer brought back vehicle to them afte... Trouble codes: 104 (Camshaft B Over Advanced or System Performance)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 5UXFA53582
car towed in, brake pedal goes to floor when depressed. drove it into the shop using the hand brake. inspected brake system. found front brakes worn out. recommended new master cylinder. replaced front brakes, discs and pads. replaced master cylinder.(34 31 6 ...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAGL634X2
OK thanks in advance, sorry I donít have any more information yet. This BMW came in and I have these codes, and need some help in the right direction for diagnostic. 2731 camshaft control Inlet. 274E misfire detection, check sum failure 2742 misfire detectio... Trouble codes: 2731 (camshaft Control Inlet), 274E, 2744 (misfire detection cy1), 2744 (misfire detection cy1), 2747 (misfire detection cy3), 2749 (misfire detection cy2)
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Excessive knocking VIN: SAJWA73B74
Vehicle has a very loud knocking noise only under acceleration (heavy acceleration). It sounds like detonation (the "marbles in cylinder" sound), but it is very pronounced. So much so we initially thought it was a mechanical problem. We put "ears" on the bell... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1Y12293293
rear suspension seems low I have replaced accumulators my question is I also have an ABS and ASD light on with a steering angle sensor code could this prevent suspension operation, also I have removed steering wheel and found what looks like normal clock sprin...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56FX6
Have this car from another shop. Customer hit pothole, car started running bad. he took to shop, had a hole in block. After installation of used motor, had check engine and SRS lights on. can not communicate with any module. checked fuses, disconnected battery...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L keyoff draw VIN: WMWRC334X4
Help!!! This Mini is giving us a Maxi headache!!! Car came in with battery run down. Charged battery and it failed test with less than 400cca. Checked draw with new battery installed and it was 1.3 amps. Latched driver's door and hood latch with key out- draw ...
2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FB49S25
This car has 2 draws on the battery. Sometimes I had a 250ma draw sometimes a 140ma draw and sometimes a 550 ma draw. If the draw is 250ma or less I can remove fuse 9 of the interior fuse panel (left of dash) and make the draw acceptable (5ma). It is the B+ fo...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L security, inside lighting VIN: WVWAA63BXW
help i'm banging my head and i need to stop before permanent damage is done. this "thing" came in with the complaint of the interior lights coming on when they felt like it. After 3 days of checking and replacing the listed parts we are basically back to where...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L warning lights VIN: 3VWSA29M6Y
The customers husband jump started or charged the battery (shes not sure which) and ever since then all the warning lights remain on after starting the car for about ten minutes then they all go out and work normally. The gauges and odometer are not affected a...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L shift VIN: 3VWTG29M61
We are not a Transmission shop. This car was towed in for a no start dead battery, possible alternator. We charged the battery so the engine would turn over. Replaced many fuses and the 150amp alternator fuse. (Customer states triple A man tried for a long ti...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSP61J73
Engine turn over but will not start. Engine runs on silicone. We have recheck timing mark on flywheel, cam position and injection pump base alignment mark. All appear to be correct. We have fuel to the pump and fuel in the cylinders. When we crack a line fuel ...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Unable to refuel VIN: 3VWCK31C05
Not much experience on VW so bear with me. Customer complaint of not being able to put fuel into tank the last few days.. Tank is not full at this time. My info system doesn't have a very good description of the evap system but I think it is much like domestic...
2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K86
If I didn' have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all... This car came from a body shop with the airbag light on. Front crash repairs done. So I was asked to clear the codes. OkÖ This is where all Hell breaks loss. PULL codes. Two crash sensor codes. Low v... Trouble codes: 00257 (massair flow sensor G70 P0101), 04759 (pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve p1297), 00665 (Boost pressure regulation control range not reach p0299), 04688 (fuel level too low P1250)
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L alarm VIN: YV1SZ58D31
alarm comes on by itself from time to time when the car is parked. The siren does not sound just the lights flash for about 4 minutes then it goes off. It then says in the display that the alarm was triggered. When you look to see what triggered it with the sc...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L abs VIN: YV1SZ558DX
ABS inoporative. Throws code after driving. Wheels lock but L front seems the worst. Scraping noise in same area when driving off cold or braking at times. Do you think a brake hose is causing it? Wheels are not tight when car is on the lift FYI Customer think...

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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53401
Thank you for all the replies, customer decide not [...] do any further repair because he just lost his job. Will post for update if he come back in the funture. Thank you again Trouble codes: P0344, P0505 (idle control system malfunction), P0128 (coolant thermostant).
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L wipers,door locks , trunk release, key fob, VIN: WBADT63472
as I suspected it did go into transport mode. Took it to BMW and they reset it and all is well. They claim it doesn't happen often but it does happen. Thanks for the input guys
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no communication VIN: WDBFE67E2S
I must say THANK YOU over and over again. The wiring on this vehicle is apperantly very biodegradable. It degrades before it is time. Replacing the main injector harness was not the whole problem. I found (thanks to all you good people on IATN) that ther...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil flow to cooler VIN: WDBJF65J81
Hello, Thanks to all who replied. We believed that our problem was the front pump since we'd already replaced the filter and adapter plate.Along with the wicked noises we had heard prevoiusly, we decided to just bite the bullet and replace the transmission.(10...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cluster VIN: WDBRN47J52
Cluster was the fault. Thanks guys you all are great.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P74
Thanks for everybody's replies. This vehicle is fixed. I found a fuel hose routing diagram and found that I had switched two of the hoses running inside the fuel tank. I figured it was something simple but I was too frustrated with it to see the simple solu... Trouble codes: P0130, P0150.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plugs VIN: 3VWSP69M03
sorry for the lack of info , after further investigation and info recieved from iatn members on the glow plugs and how they worked i went ahead and checked my timing, low and behold 1 tooth out on my injection pump due to timing belt tensioner failure. Thanks...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWSP69M13
Sorry for the delay, we had a hard time getting ahold of the customer again, and he says he is having no problem starting it cold anymore. The last thing we did was the injector tips as per my update. That must have been the issue, has been fine ever since. A ...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L engine VIN: YV1RS53D21
hey everybody thanks all you i fix the oil pressure problom, the probleme was the tube o-rings on the oil pan. thank you.
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