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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L oil temp gauge VIN: WAULT64B42
oil temperature gauge not working. checked for power and ground at sensor in bottom of pan, ok so replaced sensor, no change.did dash analog actuator test with vag com gauges all sweep.tested output of sensor it was 2.05 volts,scoped it it looks like it is swi...
2005 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L radio reception VIN: WAUAC48H95
This radio has no reception 99% of the time. We removed the radio and panel on trunk lid to check cable attatchements. Ohmed out the cable from radio to the amp on left side. The cable from the radio is good. The cable to the antenna on the right side of the l...
1983 BMW 528e 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBADK830XD
I need to know about the trigger in the flywheel for the reference sensor. The car was originaly auto customer installed manual trans, car has not ran well since. The flywheel has two round balls for reference fairly close to each other, causing two pulses per...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93433
This car came in with some lean bank 1&2 codes and then some rich bank 1&2 code. It has an K&N filer and intake. I cleaned the air filter and did not re-oil. Installed new MAS insert. But now am getting these AE fuel diagnoiss bank 1 & 2 codes. I updated to la...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L waterpump VIN: WBAVB175X6
customer brought vehicle in with complaint of overheating at interstate speeds, found no obvious issues with leaks, fan operation etc., said he had no issues around town. after checking for bulletins concerning overheats found the one concerning waterpump fail...
2007 BMW 525xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANF735X7
car came to us as a no start no communication. car was at bmw and was guessed that the car was hit by lighting and the car was written off.we cannot comunicate with any module of the car. we replaced with known good parts- the rear fuse box- fuel pump module- ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA51E8S
car was towed in to correct 3 minute run time. prior to changing engine wiring harness, engine performed perfectly except #8 did not run at all. fuel pressure stays good, spark is good. coils continue to fire plugs as engine shudders an shuts off. raising rpm ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDB2102652
I have an E320 that has an intermittent starting problem. Once in every 20 or so starts the engine will fire and only run for a second or two and then cut out. To date it always will start and run fine on the second attempt. It logs code P1570-Start enable of ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L blend doors VIN: WDBGA43G6W
Hi I have a 98 S420 customer complainded of a/c switching from the center duct work to defrost after a few minutes of operation. I received the car a few weeks later with a bad blower motor and have since replaced. While replaceing i have confirmed his complai...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L engine VIN: WMWRE332TD
we test drove with no problems for aprox 5 mile with no problems. let sit in lot running and with in aprox 5 min it redlined and boiled coolant out. have not yet checked temp diff side to side of radiator ordouble checked flow. fans were on when overheated, bu...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Steering column lock VIN: YS3FB45S03
Hi everyone. Hopefully a saab specialist out there can help me with this one - it's been killing me. I replaced the clutch assembly in this vehicle, had the subframe out, rack and pinion was supported the entire time by the tie rod ends and the steering shaft...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C1X
Hello and thanks for reading my help request .This is my own car that I bought to play with . Orignal problem was bad trans. Remove and reinstall no problem . Test drive Vehicle after trans repair , mil light on . 2 codes 17748 (P1340)cam / crank ... Trouble codes: P1340, P0321
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
This vehicle will not accelerate at all when warm and will stall at stops. Code p1557 sets as soon as it is driven. It will run ok if the mass air flow sensor is disconnected (in limp mode). No vacuum leaks can be found with smoke. Trouble codes: P1557
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, stalls first start VIN: 3VWCM31Y75
to any who can give me can idea iatn new member and have real problem child here, this vw bug has no take off power almost feels like a tranny delay. replaced maf sensor and cut exhaust out no change. tested throttle assembly have power and ground responding a... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L horn VIN: 3VWSF71K06
Horn will not sound and vehicle cannot pass inspection. Any help will be appreciated. We are pulling out our hair with this one.
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L trans VIN: YV1KW9502N
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD VOLVO GUYS... Vehicle came in with (arrow up light) and "E" and "W" flashing. Road tested and speedometer is very irratic, then goes to zero. Trans is acting very bad, not shifting properly. Removed speed sensor and it ohmed NO CONTINUIT...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Timing VIN: YV1JS8315R
Customer removed his engine to reseal and after he reinstalled it the engine will not rev up. I have traced his problem down to his timing being retarded.. Timing light shows it retarted by 46 deg.. After extensive checking i beleive his ring gear is not istal...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: ERT549085T
Hey guys, I was just reading some past fixes in the archives. May have gotten some ideas from that. Anyway, ignore the vin. I was home before I realized I forgot it. Also, IATN suggests this is a 2.9 L but I believe it to be a 3.0. Any way, installed new compr...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1RH59H64
Have a 2004 volvo S60 2.5L turbo that has a misfire on cylinder #2, current ramped coils and swapped coils, no change. compression test #1=113psi, #2=108.5,#3=118.5,#4=115.5 & #5=97.5. Leak down test on #2 cylinder had 20% leakage, squirted oil into cylinder d... Trouble codes: 3503 (cylinder 2 misfire), 3553 (canister purge valve)

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1996 BMW 318is 1.9L No Start VIN: WBABE7328T
This one is fixed and out of here!!!.It was a nightmare!!I got checking for power and grounds and i found that I was only getting around 9.6 volts at the EWS module so I started looking for a voltage drop somewhere,I had 9.6 volts even at the fuse!! I got a ho...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABJ8336X
Hi BMW techs, I found the fuse for the canister shut valve. It is located under the steering column behind a removeable padded brace. it can only be seen after this brace is removed. It is just a single fuse holder mounted on a relay block bracket. The power ... Trouble codes: P0442.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L CAN faults and rear brake lights VIN: SALME23414
the shop that sent this car to us had replaced the connector for the abs module. what was overlooked was two yelow brown wires and you guessed it one was can and they were swapped.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBCA35E0K
Customer is using car to transport visiting relatives. will bring it back if problem returns. I cleaned all wiring connectors and terminals. some showed some corrosion. Thanks for the suggestions, i wiil try all of them if the car returns. checking the dwell...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: ED30E7N881
thanks to all who replied.i tested and inspected wheel speed sensors,tires,hubs and bearings,tone rings at axle,fault codes.all ok.customer has declined any further diag time for this issue.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Dash VIN: WDBNG70J32
After going through system, Jimmy pointed me in the correct direction. The fan module was bad on the front fan system. Sorced a good used one from LKQ, it's a wholesalers car and they don't want to spend ANY money, and that fixed it. Thanks for all the feed...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Left rear tire pressure data not reading VIN: WVGBC77L04
Thanks to all that replied and all the great info that is around on iATN. So in the end, we tried new pressure sensors and initialized them to the vehicle without change to the system. We also tried the suggestion of letting out air to trigger sensors to go in...
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