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2002 Audi TT 1.8L guages VIN: TRUTC28N02
Hello Audi techs everywhere.I have this TT that needs an instrument cluster.My question is simple,can I recode the new one with my vag-com or do i have to send it to a dealer due to the immobilizer function.I have procedures in alldata but I am not sure.Thanks...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L O Ring VIN: WBARK832OT
Greetings, I have this 328 that I removed the cylinder head form it almost two months ago. The customer just now brought us a head to put on (old one was cracked). So I'm going back togather with it. Everything is going smooth, except I have a very small oring...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L power steering VIN: WDBEA12345
Hello my fellow IATNr's: I have this 4.4 BMW, customer said car made a noise, then some time after that the power steering pump broke from the retainingarms, i installed new pump and belts, when i start vehicle, no noise, for about 1 minute, then sounds as if ...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Battery VIN: WBAGN63483
We are wanting to get an idea of what people are using as far as batteries for these 745's. We have run across several issues, our local dealer is saying that Interstate batteries don't have enough cold cranking amps and this would cause issues with systems (c...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge
Hello bmw techs I have a 325i with a manual trans. When engine is pulled in 3rd, 4th, or 5th around 1800-2000 rpm there is a noticeable surge or buck doesn't feel like ignition problem . Plugs look good , no codes , cant locate any vacuum leaks. The mixture ad...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L radio VIN: SAJGX224XW
hay jag wizards have this jag came in needing timing chains and tensioners etc and spark custemer complains of ticking noise on fm channels only when car is running!! we confermed it we changed the new ngk spark plug to denso still there unpluged 1 c...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Draw on electrical system VIN: SAJDA01PX1
Recently had a 2001 Jaguar S-type brought into our shop. custmer stated battery died and AAA had jumped vehicle and performed draw test, they had informed the customer they had a draw on the system. we performed a draw test on electrical system. found a 1.35 a...
2002 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Roof VIN: ZAMBB18A12
Is there anyone out there that has had trouble with the retractable roof / or has any info on this / we have tried the web site to no avail. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks dave
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA23E2V
This car came into the shop with a key that wouldnt turn. I found that the key was worn and the cylinder felt like it had play in it as well. If I mess with it long enough it will catch inside and the key will turn and start the car. So we sold them a new swit...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF81J14
hey iatn, the veh came to the shop with cust complaint ESP light on, AND the car would intermittently want to stall or auctually stall when comming to a full stop. i test drove to verify the complaint, i found the customer's complaint to be accurate. \ i had a... Trouble codes: C1014 (Y10 SPS Solenoid Valve Electrical Fault)
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roll Bar Light Abs Light Radio VIN: WDBSK75F15
Hi All This came in with the system battey dead. Battery is a new World Pac oe replacement from Nov of last yr but the car sits for up to six weeks at a time. I charged it with the ground cable off but it never came back so I replaced it with the same oe styl...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4JGBB75E66
Hey guys,need some help with this. ML500 on idle vehicle seems to have a slight miss, the vehicle shakes (kind of) but no codes no misfire detected. In drive with foot on brake the shake/misfire is a little worse, still no misfire detected.Slightly raise the i...
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CK58B9N
vehicle came in not running, i tried starting the vehicle and found i had to jump to start. the battery needed replacement so i did. i also noticed the power cable off the battery was badly corroded so i replaced the whole cable. vehicle started and ran great,...
1966 Volkswagen DUNE BUGGY 1.9L Shift Linkage
Customer brought in this dune buggy conversion for repair. It's locked up in 1ST gear. Shifting to 2 it's still in first, shift to 3 or 4 and engine stalls. Linkage looks OK and I'm sure its inside fork or something. Problem 1 is I haven't touched one of these...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L shifter VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
This vehicle has a problem that the computer thinks the car is in Drive and it will not start. Both scan tool and dash indicator show the car is in drive no matter what shifter position your in. I first got a code 00293 Multi-function TR switch. I replaced t...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVWTH63B14
Hello everyone and thanks in advance. This vehicle came in with the AC inop. We checked all fuses, fuse #5 was blown. Installed a fuse,system running fine, 10 minutes later it blew. Installed a 10 amp circuit breaker and amp meter on min max. After an hour of ...
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM77L15
hello vw and other tech... Please help... This car caming w/ po492 air injection malfuntioning bank 2, i did check air pump all vaccum line to check valve all appear o.k,.. In the morning i have air pump working, air control selenoid working to open a check va... Trouble codes: P0492
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWRT71KX6
Looking for TDI Gurus out there. BRM Turbo codes present w/generic scanner. Generic data appears "normal" except for 'absolute throttle position' @ 93-98% idling(normal?). symptoms include heavy black smoke under at the point of turbo kicking in/ or ...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Rear Shocks VIN: YV1LZ56K8Y
Hi there I was wondering if anyone had done a conversion changing rear shocks on a V70 2000 AWD from the self adjusting Nivomat to a standard type shock. I see on the net there various conversions have been done on earlier 700s & 900s but no mention of V70 AWD...
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L compressor clutch VIN: YV15W61T64
hello iatn nation.i have this 2004 v70 that works fantastic.air is cold,pressures are perfect and output volume is great.customer complaint is in stop and go traffic the air gets warm than is a manual transmission and with every release of clutch peda...

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2004 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E54
Customer took car to their transmission shop, because neutral safety switch is inside transmission. Trouble codes: P0706 (Range sensor fault Park neutral safety switch).
2002 BMW M3 3.2L starter
thank you for all of the helpful replies.The starter does come out from up top on this M3.removing the intake is a piece of cake really.You have to release the clamps on the intake hoses,[I used body clip release pliers],remove all hoses and nuts from lower...
2004 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Extended Crank VIN: SAJDA42C24
Vehicle fixed.After testing fuel pressure and found only 30psi,I believed I was on the correct track.I did power up the fuel pump directly.From the fuel pump controler I powered the red w/power & red/yellow w/ground and only had 30psi,needs 55-60psi.Vehicle ra...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA34EXR
well after some testing and reviewing all the replies i got. i tested my coils by crossing them and found the miss to chase. using a test light i found no pulse on my right side coil coming from the ignition module. so i sucked it up and replaced the module ... Trouble codes: 008 (Camshaft sensor open/short).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Instrument cluster lights VIN: WVWAC63B61
Thanks For All The Replies, We traced the problem to the left brake light bulb. Found a single filiment bulb in the brake/tail light socket which was completeing the circuit to the head lights. We finally notice that when turning on the headlights, the brake ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C21
thank all fo you guys the car ending up being a timing belt from the dealer . the after market belt had one teeth more than the dealer belt . so again thank you guys
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Solenoid Valve 10 (N283) VIN: 3VWSE69M82
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Leak at water housing VIN: WVWEK73C76
The small hoses that attach to the plastic water housing are vacuum hoses that go through the housing and over to the brake booster. Strange way to route the vacuum supply. Removal of these hose involves lubing the heck out of the rubber insert and twisting a...
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