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2003 BMW M3 3.2L wont upshift intermit. VIN: 413JR22240
Hello, the problem is the car will not upshift sometimes when using the steering wheel shifter. Must use the center console lever to get to the next gear. very intermit. Autologic shows no codes and shows the paddle sending signal to the egs, but of course the...
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B91
We have had this code ongoing for sometime, we replaced purge valve, fuel cap, came back with same code. We found canister hoses cracked so we replaced canister valve and hose to valve along with cleaning surface of fuel cap and replacing cap again. We also ch... Trouble codes: P0455
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C23
This vehicle was brought in with the complaint of check engine lamp on, and occasional rough idle for a few seconds after a 15-30 minute hot soak. On initial road test, we did not notice any problems, the engine ran great. During scan testing, we retrieved the... Trouble codes: P0300, P1316, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0307
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4V
I took on this vehicle to help a family member out. I replaced the headgasket for oil/coolant intermix. There was a slight idle surge before the the headgasket was replaced. Oil/coolant mix is no longer present. Block test also passes at this time. At idle the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WBDUF65J74
hi techs i have a prolem after i replaced front wheel bearings.ABS,ESP message light comes on code C1419.in alldata shows the picture for actural wheel but this vehicle does not have one what am i gonna do next to make those light go off?
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J64
Replaced #2 Fuel send did not fix pulled both sensor and found one side of the saddle tank was empty so what balances the fuel level in the tank? Trouble codes: P203A
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B4V
Greetings to all installed a used engine in this saab.the customer picked up car three days later he says he has hard time starting car when cold.we looked things over read several repairs in archieves about changing thermostat for staying open and changing th...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWPD63B61
When driving the vehicle aprox 10 to 15 minutes the oil pressure warning light comes on and says to turn off engine. The vehicle still has oil pressure and still can be driven. How ever if you shut the vehicle off and restart it, the light goes back off. This ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Okay guys this one came in with a complaint of abs light coming on and missfire. Scanned for codes got above codes plus codes for missfire. Replaced maf w/factory part cleared codes test drove car gave it to customer. She came back 20 minutes later saying it w... Trouble codes: P0102, P1624, 01166 (vag code from tcm), 01314 (vag code from abs module)
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 9BWFR61J84
Car runs fine and turbo works great first two minutes car runs. After two minutes of warm up, The car surges bucks and misfire under load in third, forth and fifth gear. No Codes present. It also cause a slight limp. But not full limp. What ever it may be is c...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGZ77L26D
idle is a slight bit shakey, no definitive miss on any specific cylinder. i see alot of posts with similiar problems on the touaregs but havent seen one definate underlying cause. i dont see too many touaregs come through the shop so i am not that familiar wit... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0305, P0306
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWKJ171K7
We have very little repair information on this vehicle, but this is a very good customer and we dont want to send him down the road. The vehicle is loosing power when driving, it seems to be going into some sort of limping mode. The codes that were scaned are ... Trouble codes: P1603, P1545, P1568, P1093, P1579, P0121
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Secondary air pump VIN: YV1LS5646W
Hi every body upthere, i need some information on this vehicle. -we have a volvo that the customer replaced air pump and relay for secondary air system, but the air pump never comes on, there is no any trouble code set. -checked all the signals to the pump rel...

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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L gauges VIN: WBABF4324R
instrument cluster was the problem new cluster fixed car the windows and door locks were fixed by a wiring repair in the drivers door thanks for all the help
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAGH83491
hello and thanks for the help this one is home now and we replaced the control unit again and the problem is gone. rebuilt bmw control unit not good. the total parts list for this car was fuse,control unit and thermostat. the idle valve was not needed and was ... Trouble codes: 134 (learn lower throttle stop), 130 (function throttle).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L HVAC module VIN: WBAAV33401
Thanks to all that replied. It is very difficult to explain something to a customer when you have little experience with a certain make of vehicle and All Data has almost no information. I am very happy with the information I received. The customer has been go...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Safety VIN: WBAGL63403
Strange coinsidence; the horn and other buttons on the steer wheel were inop. Ends up being the SZL module. The SIM module disconnects the air bag with a fault in the SZL module. Thanks for the replies. The customer still believes it was no coinsidence.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L various electrical VIN: WBAET374X3
well, the customer decided against the next items, which were inst. cluster, probably wiring harness, the problem is people have aftermarket accessories installed into modern cars that are not supposed to have them. customer was ok with what we did to help but...
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L fuel tank VIN: SAJDA41C43
The customer brought the car back and we had filled it up without issue so either intermittent or fixed at this point i haven't heard for customer so we will hope it is fixed. Thanks, STewart (the roll over valve would be suspect)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML270CDI 2.7L Engine No Start VIN: WDC1631132
First of all, thanks to all those who sent replies. I have not yet repaired this vehicle but will close the request now as We are closing for 3 weeks holiday. The overwhelming replies were to check injector leak back - and going by the milage injectors will d...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L alternator VIN: 2030401A57
Thanks for the replies, there were some good suggestions. In the end a reflash of the PCM (N3/10) fixed this car. Here’s what we did. We ran the SDS programmed alternator test on an identical good car and watched the BSS circuit ("Bit Synchrone Schnittstell...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Catylist temperature VIN: WDBUF65J85
OK, thank you for the responses to my request, the car is fixed. This turned out to be a bit of a nightmare and one or more of the following was the solution. A. I found 1 spark plug wire shorting to heat shield. B. The oxygen sensor connectors had some oil re... Trouble codes: P0151 (G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit In the Signal Line), P0131 (G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit in the Signal Line).
1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AL35L2C
Thank you all for repling to my problem Saab. I primarily work on Asain and American cars so old Saabs are a challenge to me. I received all excellent responses. Most wanted me to double check the fuel pressure regulator. Justin [...] had a great test i... Trouble codes: 12231 (No rpm signal at computer), 12213 (Full throttle contact shorted), 12222 (AIC idle valve fault), 12223 (Air Fuel Ration too lean), 12112 (O2 sensor problem).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cylinder Head VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
Thanks to all its fixed. Great replies read them for more detail info. After sending the help request for information on what to look for when rebuiding the engine, Robert from Oregon and Roger from Ohio had me convinced to take a second look at it. I called ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Odometer VIN: 3VWCP21C82
Thanks for all the great help once again iatn comes through. Was able to go in with the Launch and change the market coding back to display miles. thanks again to all that replied.
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Excessive EGR VIN: 3VWRP69M73
Thanks to all that replied . I reset the adaption for EGR with the logon code and adaption numbers supplied. Customer was happy. We will see if this makes a difference
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B04
Thank you once again IATN network and all members. I went thru and checked all that were stating from timing to manifold vacuum. Found out that there was a small piece of manifold gaskets material that was lodged between the intake and the head causing a sligh... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Fuse #40 VIN: 3VWRL71K59
Sorry it took so long but was waiting to make sure everything was ok. So I had to replace the burned fuse box and replaced the blower motor as that was the culprit. Thank you all that responded.
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ564XW
Some of the replies said probably a wiring problem because it sets the light right away. Turns out the car was in a front end crash at one point before he bought it so when he returns I'll replace the wire from the computer to the purge valve and I'm sure that... Trouble codes: P0445.
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