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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUKC68DO1
I have a 2001 audi a4 wagon with 1.8 turbo.The car originally came in with no compression.Found that the rear timing chain tensioner had collapsed causing timing to jump and result in bent valves.After repairing car and returning to customer next day oil light...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6325R
Hey guys, I have a 95 BMW 325i here giving me headaches. It was towed into our shop cranking and not starting. Preliminary checks found no spark, no fuel pressure and no injector pulse. I checked into IATN and found several hits on DME modules getting wet and ...
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1972 Fiat 500 .5L rear wheel bearing preload? VIN: XXX6071910
Any Fiat 500 experts out there in IATN Land? I am in the process of replacing the wheel bearings in all 4 corners of this car. My question is regarding the rear wheel bearings. There is an inner and outer bearing with a crush sleeve between them. The bearin...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Spark VIN: SAJNV4842K
The car came in via tow truck after stalling in an intersection and not starting afterward. The owner reported that smoke seemed to be coming from under the car when he opened the hood. After trying once more to start the engine, I checked or spark from both c...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA73B34
Hu Group, Vehicle came in with check engine light on and message for cruise control inop.Scanned ecu and came up with the 2 codes listed.Scanned speed control control unit and found the following codes:B1342-control module internal failure,C1292-Speed control... Trouble codes: P1696 (adaptive speed control link), P1797 (TCM to ECM CAN NETWORK malfunction)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDNG71X57
The customer complains of a wining noise coming from the front of the motor. It is not extremely loud, but customer says that it was not there before and he is concerned if it can cause engine damage. Have anyone seen anything common on this cars?
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L maintenance VIN: WMWRH33546
Does anyone know if the maintenance/oil life can be re-set without factory tool & how?? Thanks in advance.
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWAA81E7V
Trying to find out if this 2.0l nonturbo engine will bend valves when the timing belt breaks while interstate driving.confirmed the waterpump is locked up and belt is shreaded. Hoping to find out if waterpump and belt replacement will be successful before inst...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M7Y
One of you VW guys show me the error of my ways. 2000 Jetta sets P0171. Smoke checked it thoroughly a week ago, nothing found. Fuel pressure was good, MAF Grams per second didn't come up to where it should be (measured about 2.5 at idle, 6 at 2500 in the shop,... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Battery VIN: WVWPD63B01
Complaint is intermittantly dead battery. Battery & alternator are new & test perfect. Low amp clamp on batt. cable revealed anywhere between 15 & 120 ma drain at various times, with no obvious pattern or change due to vehicle & accessorys operation. Most freq...
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGV71K67
Good morning All. I need to know if I need to reprogram the new intake manifold runner control motor that I am about to install on this 2007 VW GTI. I can't seem to find much info from AllData. Thanks, Steve [...]
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Sunroof VIN: YV1SZ59H73
1. Tested circuits to UEM- good power & ground circuits- signal from switch into UEM changes with switch position- therefore- we attempted to reset system by lock/unlock with key drivers door 2 xs & keyless remotes- no response- found that new UEM needs progra...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Starter unction VIN: SAJHX1246W
Cedric from Louisiana nailed it when he said to be sure the 2 wires from the exciter ring around the key switch were plugged in. It took me some while to find where the plug plugged in. I think what happened is that I pulled the combo t/s & wiper switch and mi...
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2003 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24CX3
I have had the vehicle back in this week for the sole purpose of a follow up visit. There are no codes flagged, all monitors have been satisfied. LTFTs are no worse than -10% and and in most load sites are much better than that. The customer was wil... Trouble codes: P0172 (A bank 1 combustion too rich.), P0175 (B Bank 2 combustion too rich.), P0455 (EVAP leak detected large).
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRH64J12
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP. MANY TECHS RESPONDED WITH POSSIBLE CAT RELATED FAULTS. WE BROUGHT VEHICLE IN TO PERFORM BACK PRESSURE TEST AND INSPECT FOR POSSIBLE FRONT CATS PLUGGED. UPON BRINGING VEHICLE IN, ALL STARTED TO RUN WELL. NO MISFIRE CODES WERE DETE... Trouble codes: P2045, P2047, P2049.
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L rebuilt pump VIN: 4S3BD4355W
Well the parts gremlin struck again! And every Tech knows what I'm talking about! Got the rebuilt pump installed and setting the timing was easy with Snapon it's right in the test groups. The car was was running great, went on a test drive about 1/2 mile later...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Rear view mirror VIN: WVWTH63B21
Would like to thank all who responded about the mirror being bad, the customer was truly appreciative about the info, and also the suggestion about possibly putting in a standard mirror in place of the auto tinting one that's in there now. Thanks again, you gu...
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2004 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38284
I replaced the fuel rail pressure sensor, and codes have not returned, calling this one fixed, thanks to all who responded as the fuel rail presssure sensor seems to be a common cause of these codes. Trouble codes: P0191, P0192, P0194.
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