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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, intermittent opperat VIN: WAUEH24B8Y
Audi Techs I could really use some help on this one. This car came in two months ago with codes 16885 and 16891.the speedo speed sensor was replaced at that time and according to the customer the speedo has worked fine since.Im getting ready to pull the cluste... Trouble codes: 16885 (p0501 vss range performance), 16891 (p0507 idle control system RPM higher than expected)
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Ball Joints VIN: WBADN53471
Just a quick question to all who have been working on these BMWs longer than I have and perhaps with a little more ingenuity. We have always had a hard time removing the ball joints on the track arms from the steering knuckle, especially aluminum ones. We've b...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Compressor Clutch Not Engaging VIN: WDBEB33D0H
Hello fellow IATN Techs. I have here a 1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo Diesel that came in for a A/C Compressor clutch not engaging. When I jump the compressor, it turns on and works well (pressures are within normal range). I noticed that the TACHOMETER was not wor...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBGA33EXV
HEY i have a Mercedes that will not come out of low gear or no up shift it has a code 730 and i havent found what code means and i need to know whats ivolved in starting to fix this , it belongs to a good customer but i dont know where to start, any help will ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF64J44
Alright guys this is my first help request so here it goes. I have a C320 that has set a rich code for Fuel Trim below enleanment P2085(basically it's a P0170 code) At idle speed fuel trims are great at 0.242=ok Closer to 0 the better. (All data is off of Merc... Trouble codes: P2085 (Fuel trim below enleanment)
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L SRS warning VIN: WDBTK56J26
Customer brought in his CLK350 with the SRS display on the dash. Through Autologic, I pulled B1223 (9223)"resistance value in the ignition circuit containing component r12/9 is too high". I know that component r12/9 is the driver's side airbag..in the seat. I ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Convertible Top VIN: WP0CA2989X
I have this Porsche Boxster, 1999 that the Convertible top works when it wants to. When it first came in the top had a mind of its own and would only work when it wanted to. I did the usual, checked the fuses, which were good, checked the micro switches, which...
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB79N05
Hello everyone, Got this Saab giving me a headache. Got a number of codes, the ones I am most interested in are the P2128, P2138, P2159. The problem I have is it runs terrible and when you push on the brake and put the car in Park the engine revs to 6000+ RPMs... Trouble codes: P2138 (Pedal Position Fault), P2128 (Pedal Position Fault), P2159, P0455 (Evap Valve Leak), P0441 (Canister Purge Valve Leak)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 9BWGP61J01
The car came to us with a request to replace the turbo because a no power complaint. Another symtom I notice is when its started cold it smokes and misfires for about 30 seconds. If you hold about 2000rpm it will smoke also, looks like fuel smoke. Anyhow I ins... Trouble codes: P1556
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Hey there folks; I have this TDI that has been killin me this last month. The car originally came in with a low power concern, no power brakes and the oil pressure light on when warm. We found the oil pump chain broken and no vacuum from the pump to the waste ... Trouble codes: 1556 (Low Boost Pressure)
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Compressor VIN: 3VWRG31C26
Customer complaint ac stopped blowing cold, tested compressor was not compressing, replaced compressor, expansion valve, and drier. Still nothing, test a/c compressor dist valve, has voltage, no ground. Check grounds, through vehicle no issues. Replaced high p...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C16
This vehicle starts right up. It idles ok for a few secs and then starts to misfire and run poor. It immediately set code p1297 for the turbo pressure.It runs almost like a bad maf however the maf readings look good. The next codes that set are the misfire cod... Trouble codes: P1297, P1093, P3005

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L camshaft position sensor VIN: WBACC0321W
the help was great. i'm waiting on the sensor slow days and time flies, the problem is not yet fixed, i got told to replace all the CAMSHAFT P.S AND the crankshaft P.S. im pretty sure it will need alignment .i check if it had any slack on the timing chain and...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L dash lighting/ power cut out/ stalling VIN: WBADM6348Y
Thanks, everyone for the help. Problem is solved. Customer had aftermarket stereo/ alarm equipment tied into the positive battery terminal creating a tight but faulty connection to the positive battery terminal. Repair connection and all is well. Thanks
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Air Temp VIN: SAJEA01T74
tested poer to heater control valve. replaced heater control valve. tested duty cycle on both sides of heater control valve. replace control head. thanks to all that helped.
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Top Motor VIN: WDBLK65G4X
thanks for all the replies. the customer found a used part in europe and is shipping to me. since power packer does not offer these parts what i wanted to know was if anyone has replaced the motor with another motor from a different unit (used of course). keep...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
sorry for the wait this car has been a nightmare. We replaced the esp controler with a used unit. this took car of all the drivability problems but i had 2 new codes in the module c1305 c1314 both relating to the abs one a power supply. Sent the abs module out...
1985 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCA0168F
Thanks to all who have responded. It was the relay that was the problem. Replaced with a new one and everything works perfectly. -Ori
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSK69M41
Well I dont know what was wrong with this vehicle but i would like to thank everyone for there help. What I did. I replaced the water pump and ofcourse replaced the timing belt. ran good. but the fans did work correctly coming on and off when they are no suppo...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L horn VIN: 3VWSF71K06
Thanks to everyone who tried to help. Replaced the clockspring and now have a horn!!!
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