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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L starter VIN: WAUBA24B4X
starter stayed engauged.melted some wiring and ignition switch.worked for two months.
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Oil VIN: WAUKF78E57
Hey folks, this vehicle at 55k miles has used 34 ounces of engine oil (5w40 synthetic) in 502 miles after fresh change. (audi tells us that a qt in 650 miles is acceptable) - we originally had misfire #4 - we found some evidence of oil burning from deposits on...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Traction con VIN: WBAHK2324R
hello, just did head gaskets, pcv system, valley pan and put her back together. Traction control throttle plate closed fully at idle and will not allow car to run, if i disconnect cable to throttle plate drives perfectly. Everything is connected properly. unde...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L drivers seat VIN: WBAGL6352D
hello fellow techs, im working on a e65 with a drivers seat occupancy sensor that throws faults, i replaced the seat sensor, 2k miles went by and light has been coming on within a week of attempting to repair. programming is up to date, put stabilant on the co...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBANBANB33
this is one that we dont see a lot of,got thrown under a bus so i got try to fix it.this is what i got going on,this car runs great at times and then it starts to surg up and down,i noticed that the oil top is leaking real bad and when i remove it with the eng... Trouble codes: P0305, P0307, P0308, P0306, P0300, P1434
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAUB17596
Hello all you BMW guys out there, This car is really nuts. The car came in with the mil light on and we got codes saying the system was running too rich (twice) but not all the time. In fact the owner says the car runs perfectly most of the time and the scann... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich), P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich)
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, no throttle VIN: WBAVB13526
Hello Group, Thank you in advance for taking your time to read this post. I was looking for other posts related to fault codes and found one similar but not the same pointing to a problem with the DME control unit and the Valvetronic actuator motor. The motor ... Trouble codes: 2AB4, 2A3F, 2F0D, 2A38
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2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJJA42B4Y
This car was towed to the shop as a no-start. There was no CEL but I scanned the ECU anyway with a Autologic scanner. No codes were stored. Due to the description of the failure, I disconnected a fuel line and had an assistant crank the motor. No fuel pressure...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L driveline VIN: SAJEA51CX2
We have this X-type in for a vibration. Related history above states what has been previously done to this vehicle. It is a well maintained car. The vibration is most noticeable at 62-65. It starts at that speed and continues to vibrate as you continue to acce...
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2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L power takeoff pulley VIN: SALFS24N78
Hello Group, This Land Rover has a power takeoff that is engine gear driven.Attached to the pto is a pulley that drives the alternator via a small rubber ring. My problem is that the bolt that holds the pulley to the pto keeps coming loose,after approximatel...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDBNG75J32
Ok this Mercedes is really giving me a headache. Initially it came in with a list of faults a mile long. the ECM has a fault for the trans. I replaced the Trans module and it now sets the P2502 fault. I have taken care of everything else in the car it's the on...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L transmision VIN: WDB2112201
I need help with offline SCN coding in transmision CU. I need whatever offline SCN coding from MB E CDI with 7 gear automatic trans. Thank in advance.
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L tpm VIN: YS3FH79Y14
There are no fault codes in the TPM module (using the TechII). Neither front wheel is being read; both rear wheels are being read. The tires were swapped front to rear. The problem stays with the front of the car. Note: there is only one signal detector in the...
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1981 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.0L oil leaks VIN: WV2ZAO254B
Hey just looking for a shop to send this vanagon to. I am not a vw guy. There appears tobe oil leaking out of the case stud nuts on the right side of the engine. We are in the gorge about 50 miles east of portland oregon. Who should we send this to???
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 337 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 9BWDE91J12
THIS CAR IS A NIGHTMARE!!! car has a intermittent rough idle. The ECU in the car reads a 54% load when this is going on (AC on or off) Ive read every post about this problem in the fix database and have tried every suggestion and ones that i believed to be cau... Trouble codes: P0130
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Light VIN: 3VWCP21C72
Battery light in dash flickers,battery and alternator are new.battery pulls 700 out of 700 amps,charging 13.85 volts at idle,14.18 volts at cruise,amps good,cables ok,connections all checked.suspect cluster or diesel module issue but never worked on one of the...
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2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WVWAK73C98
Replacing rear pads and rotors on this '08 Passat. Bought the Mac scan tool that is supposed to retract the pistons on the rear calipers. Never used the tool until today, followed directions to the tee. Heard the calipers retracting then pistons ins calipers p...
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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, shuts down at 190 F VIN: WAUB84D8VN
after a lot of researce to just find the crank sensor i then had to rewire the system to the controle box because the new sensor was an diffent style but it work and that headake is gone thank you for the help
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Park VIN: WBAGL63424
Edgar supplied some very useful ZF information. Reading his reply might be helpful if you are working on a similar problem. William and Erik advised to replace the mechatronic. Frank said to give the rebuilder a second chance and if it can't be fixed replace i...
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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B41
Thanks to all who replied. This was a big help. Now i know what to check when customer comes back in . Still waiting for customer to return to replace oxygen sensor, after testing. Trouble codes: P1647 (Manufacture specific code), P1111 (System checks complete since last memory clear).
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2005 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L PATS led VIN: SAJACO3SX5
Many thanks for the replies. Could not get hold of substitute instrument pack and finally got hold of new instrument pack,have fitted it and vehicle now starts and runs.PATS issues resolved.
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1070441200
Finally, this engine is running!! To let you in on what I have been going through, while waiting for the MAP sensor to come in, I tried running this thing on propane with the MAP disconnected. Started fussing with the ignition system, and I thought the ignit...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J63
To all people of iatn, a big thank you for all of your help. I got the car back today and we changed the trans mount. Everyone had told me to check the mounts, you all were right on the money. Rear trans mount collapsed. Replaced, test drove the car, perfect. ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L windows, locks, mirrors VIN: YS3FB49S43
Well thanks to everyone who replied to this post. It has been a stressful 3 days with this one. After oulling half the interior apart I noticed the outside temp rear 158 degress all the time. Pulled up schematic for ambient temp sensor and found that it shares...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L most interior electric VIN: YS3FD49Y53
Thank you for your replies! I was able to get this vehicle to communicate long enough to check bus configuration and see that many modules where blinking MISSING but the BCM was a steady missing. jumpered the I-Bus at pin 40 & 41 of BCM and went back into conf...
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1992 Volkswagen Passat Syncro 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWKE0314N
I wanted to wait and make sure the oil cooler fixed it as many people recommended. The fix was easy, but flushing the contaminated coolant out of the system took about 4 flushes. Another win for IATN!
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1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8841J
The factory cats did not work, a unit from Diversified enviromental catalysts gave better readings. Also I installed the vac. delay kit designed for a 1984 Volvo, to reduce timing advance. Now readings hover around 350 ppm on NOX. I would like lower, but this ...
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