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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B5X
So we have this Audi here that seems to run alright but continually sets a P1392. We are doing a bunch of other work to it, and know that cam sensors do fail on these, so we just put one in it, and code immediately returns. We scoped it, compared to bank one, ... Trouble codes: P1392 (CMP Bank2)
2007 Audi A4 3.2L pedal VIN: WAUDH48H27
This Audi got new front rotors and OEM brake pads. Customer now complains pedal sinks while waiting at stop light.We brought it back in and bled brakes.No difference.Brake performance is great otherwise.The problem is not really noticeable on a test drive,unle...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L half shaft VIN: 424DP71966
he brought me the car right rear was leaning in alot more than right.installed factory hub and bearing(did straighten up camber) did alignment all was in spec. complaint is a harmonic vibration comes in at 60 plus he says it does get better after 80 or so.i r...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Electronic VIN: 5UXFA13595
i have 2005 BMW X5 3.OL (E53) came in with no A/C ,compressor not on check all fuse all good use autologic scaner scan it have code (125) 7D electric fan , activation on DME after clear this code a/c compressor will turn on about [...] then it turn off .. c...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
hello, this jag came in with a complant that the check engine light is on. found p0306 misfire code stored. checked spark plug and compression, good. when looking up fuel psi spec. 2 diff engine managment systems listed an ptec and a denso, and the fuel psi sp... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire detected)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L tonneau cover VIN: WDBLK5GX2T
first there is a code stored. b1650. when you put the top up everything works perfectly, tonneau cover closes everything latches. when you put the top down, the top runs through its routine folds up drops into the bucket and its here that the problem begins. t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG75J82
Vehicle will not spin over. If I jumper terminals 30 & 86 of the start relay it will spin and if I simutaniously turn key to start it starts. Has no relevent codes. Relay gets no ground signal, every thing else is there. Shift module drive authorization shows ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L No gear engagement VIN: WDBJF82J62
Hi all, I have this vehicle here for the third time. Original complaint was after driving for 20 minutes vehicle stopped moving, in drive vehicle would not move. customer turned car off waited 5 minutes re-started all was ok. he brought it to us we could not v...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBRN47JX2
This car has an intermittent no crank. All systems appear to function at the correct time i.e. IP, radio, wipers, HVAC etc. The problem can happen using any order of starting such as key in-on-crank-press clutch, key in-press clutch-key on-pause-key crank, key...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L window VIN: WDBPJ73J52
We have a cl that came from another shop for a rather strange issue. when opening the drivers door, the window will travel all the way to the bottom of travel (instead of the 1/4 inch ) and stay energized until the car goes to sleep or you unplug the door cont...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Safety VIN: WP1AB29PX4
Hey, i have a 2004 cayenne s with a rear brake and reverse lights issue. The truck came in with no brake lights. Tested opperation and verified customer concerns. Checked bulbs in rear and all were ok. Tested system for faults with Auto Logic and found codes f...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Safety VIN: WP1AB29PX4
Hey, i have a 2004 cayenne s with a rear brake and reverse lights issue. The truck came in with no brake lights. Tested opperation and verified customer concerns. Checked bulbs in rear and all were ok. Tested system for faults with Auto Logic and found codes f...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cuts out, fuel cut VIN: 3VWCD31Y04
Car will go into fuel cut when speed reaches approx 40mph. There are no codes. If the left rear wheel sensor is pulled out and zip tied to the suspension the vehicle runs correctly. Sensor tests good, when swapped with opposite side problem does not follow sen...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L Steering VIN: YV1AW8806P
Hello I need to replace this steering rack due to wear issue I have ordered 3 racks from 3 different suppliers and the dealer was less than helpful the casting # is [...] or 3516941 the problem is the lines wont install on the rack that I have and the ...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L stay 2 gear VIN: YV1NC56D6X
arrow light transmission stay on and engine light stay on no code in transmission ,code 530D in engine

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L turbo or cooling hose VIN: WA1YD64B22
The cooling line for the left turbo was leaking. It was the line that runs from the back of the engine to the turbo. I used a die grinder with a 1/4 inch bit to cut through the crimp where the rubber line was connected to the metal line and replaced the hose w...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUAC48H54
This car is fixed it was a coil that was blowing a fuse under the dash I put in a new fuse and it would start and then die and blow the fuse but not before I smelled one of the coils burning and melting. So I put 4coils on it and it started and ran great Th...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Stall, 400 rpm VIN: WBADT63431
the problem was in the ECM DME pin test proved the continuity for the Iac circuit was good, iac tested in a known good model with the same dme, scoped signal from dme for Iac control and the circuit was flatlining. thanks guys New DME and a remarry and car i... Trouble codes: 53 (IAC signal coil activation high).
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L valve covers VIN: WABGL63492
well,a couple mixed can not do the valve covers without removing the solenoids and i did not have the scanner capability to reset them to the service this car was sent on its way.thanks to all who replied i appreciate the support,kevin
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L low power VIN: WDBRF61J31
Thanks to IATN'S helpful members this one is fixed! I'm embarrassed to admit that I failed to reset the adaptation after replacing the amm. I've done bunches of these in the past with no problem,but skipping that critical step wasted a lot of my time and se... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Power assist VIN: WDBRF81J75
After putting this vehicle on the back burner for a coupla weeks, we returned to it, only to find that we now had a consistent 18"Hg at the booster in Park. Previously, we had had 12-15" in Park and 4-9" in gear, until the engine warmed up. Despite proper vacu...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWMM33528
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Eric [...] from Imports Plus, Irmo SC nailed it. Apparently the brake light was on via maintenance reminder menu, not the worn brake pad sensor (s). One rear wheel sensor appeared worn enough to activate the li...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Ignition Crank VIN: WPOCA2981Y
7 days of start testing performed with same key that no-start condition occured with-complaint not duplicated. No water damage evidence found, vehicle is automatic and neutral safety circuit works every time. With IATN hits regarding ignition switch, electri...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L unknown VIN: YS3ED45E1X
Have to close with just a summary. I again tried the reset procedure for the AC/Heater. Which is holding the Auto and Off buttons in until the display resets and gives a read-out of Codes. There are no Codes on the Right side of the Display. I checked the Reci...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21CX1
OK. Here's the deal. The car is fixed, I had plugged in the two known good ECM's with the rear o2 wires shorted and burnt them both out, it was the ECM. We quoted the customer on a new cat after driving and setting readiness, and we did the coil. The two g... Trouble codes: P0226, P2133 (Throttle position sensor bank 2 Signal too high), P2128 (Accelerator position sensor 2 G185 Signal too high).
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Air Bag System VIN: 3VWRL81KX9
Sorry this has taken a while for me to close. I had to wait for parts from Germany for this one. None of the replies helped me as they were just suggesting problems with the seat belt latch and seat detection module etc. I had already determined that the s...
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