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1997 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Reverse Lamps VIN: WAUJA84A7V
Vehicle originaly towed in,unable to shift from park and intermittent electrical issues after starting, when car was turned off and turned back on, electrical issues were resolved.replaced shift lock fuse and electrical part of ingnition cylinder. All was good...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E83
my customer came in with an engine light on, she had no complaint of drivability. I performed a scan tool test and found 17705 Throttle Valve, and 17544 Fuel Trim Bank 1. I reset the engine light and wanted to monitor what came back. Two days later engine ligh... Trouble codes: 17705 (Throttle Valve), 17544 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 16684 (Cylinder Missfire), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Missfire), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Missire), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Missfire)
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L performance VIN: WDB1234567
sorry but again i need real world techs for this im looking at an 04 x5 but would an x3 with a 3.0 be ok dont know if i would realy notice the differance other than the obvious displacment thank you troy
2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Radio VIN: SALNY22265
I have this Freelander in here with the customer complaining that the radio displays 1 hour when it is first turned on then the radio comes on. ALL FUNCTIONS OF THE RADIO WORK CORRECTLY, IT IS NOT IN ANY SORT OF A SECURITY MODE. The problem is, after the key i...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Blower Motor VIN: WDBHA24G7X
We havent had this problem before, Customer complains the interior blower motor will not come on after sitting parked in the hot sun for 6 or more hours. After driving a short distance the blower motor will come on, We have checked for DTC's(none). Checked pre...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G3X
Hello guys. I'm posting this on behalf of another tech in our shop. It appears the service advisor has a friend of hers' Mercedes that won't idle. As soon as the engine starts, it struggles and then dies, like a faulty IAC valve not doing its job. Just wonderi... Trouble codes: P0105 (p0410-), P0410 (p0100-), P0100
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L no start VIN: WDBNG75J21
hello and thanks for your time. we have a 01 s500 that will not crank all the time. when car came in it started for us we found transmission leaking at the electrical plug. cleaned plug replaced trans adapter, opened up trans control unit found it half full of...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Radio Volume VIN: WDBRF61J82
This C240 came in with seat module drain, cutomer returned 10 minutes later saying the Radio had no volume and the CD changer shows no disc. Radio shows station settings. Check front, D/S and rear fuse panels, also checked fuse in amp in right rear trunk, it h...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J63
Hello, I have a 2003 Merecedes 500S with a vibration of idle under or not under load. Can feel it when you rev the engine in the stall and feel on the road under load. Under coast conditions, vibration goes away. Replaced the balancer today, rubber coming loos...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWRB81H3W
vac locks did not work on drivers door,replaced latch assy. then veh came back at another time with locks not working on pass side of veh,found vav tee broken in pass piller. after that veh came back with problem of motor running for one min after veh is locke...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L drivers power window VIN: 3VWCD21Y84
repalced the drivers door power window motor/door module for the express down not working. now the window will not crack down when you open the door. the door latch was suspect, and we don't have a good scanner. boss said to repalce the latch. when you open th...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L EPC, MAF, Throttle B VIN: 3VWRF71K25
Errors started in July 2010. Replaced throttle body and cleared codes. DTC Codes returned one week later. Same codes as listed above. Cleaned MAF and cleared codes. Car drove fine for another week and codes returned. Replaced MAF sensor and DTC codes are sti... Trouble codes: P0221 (16605 Angle Sensor for Throttle g188 P0221 Impluasable Angle. Signal Intermittent), P0122 (16506 Throttle Position Sensor g69 Signal too low P0122 Lower limit reached intermittent)
2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIMW68225
Hello Friend's I have this 2005 Volvo V50-T-5 2.5 Turbo in the shop that sometime missand cut out i had to drive a long way to make it do it, on 1st and second gear it will cut out about 6000 Rpm but i think that it must have a RPM limiter, sometimes it feel... Trouble codes: P0193, P0090

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport 3.0L engine cooling fan VIN: ZAREA33E4M
Thanks everyone. We all seem to have about the same service literature in front of us as to where that fuse should be hiding. Well, I found it. It was in the bottom right position marked "SERVIZI/SERVICES" 7.5amp, identified on the legend as position "Z", #24 ...
1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZAREA33L8M
Thanks to all four fine techs that helped me with this animal. A million thanks to Mark from prestige Imports in Michigan for faxing me the wiring diagram for the ECM inputs/outputs and for telling me to check ground in thermostat housing area, which we did an... Trouble codes: 1265 (Output stage of ECU for Malfunction indicator light).
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Right Low Beam VIN: WBAEU334X3
Once again, I have to tip my hat to the iATN community. We swapped igniters and the right bulb worked. We then proceeded to replace the defective igniter. We had to disassemble the headlight to replace it. Thanks alot everyone!
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 2.8L horn VIN: 1080681200
Thank you guys for your time and information i was able to replace the bushings by taking the aluminum bearing plate. The horn is fixed and the customer is happy!
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Chain Tensioners VIN: WPOAAO912B
Thanks to all who replied.I feel like a bit of a dummy,but I was misinformed by a former employer about damaging these tensioners.Better safe than sorry.The tensioners just push back with light pressure. Also thanks to Keith from Mass.at ranrace for the tip ab...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3DD55H7Y
Thanks to Justin and Pete, They were correct in checking the intake manifold gasket. The gasket in the car was for a t-5 9-3. The intake gasket was blocking half the the fuel injection port. The T-5 gasket was so off compare to the T-7 gasket. I cant believe t...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L battery draw VIN: 3VWRC29MOX
Well the car is fixed, sorry for the delay...ended up finding water intrusion in the cooling fan control module. which was intermittently energizing the ac clutch(very intermittently!) finally got it to act up in shop! thanks for all the replies. This car had ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWEH63B51
Thanks Stanley, Peter, and Steve! I went to wiki.ross-tech.com and emailed them my problem. They called back very soon and were extremely helpful...Thanks DANA!!! Dana at wiki.ross-tech.com spent about 40 minutes on the phone trying to get this sorted out. The...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M33
thanks for the info on this one. i replaced the combi valve drained the pump. all is good Trouble codes: P0411.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBC67L74
you guys hit the nail on the head,I called volkswagon and they were great they sent us six coils and paid us half hour labour too replace the coils the car runs perfect and the custumer is happy. with out your help I would have had it towed too the dealer for ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Oil pan VIN: YV1MS39075
I could not get actual specs so went with the 17 nm (they are all 7mm bolts) and everything seems fine.
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