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1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L Cuts out, Airflow Sensor Wirin VIN: WAUHE58A4L
I am having an issue with this Audi airflow sensor. Upon putting the valve cover and intake back on for our customer, the engine starts and runs ok but will cut out completely under load. Noticed with MAF electrical plug disconnected, the engine runs way bette...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Air Suspension VIN: WAULL44E95
The car initially came in with multiple suspension fault codes. One of the codes was related to power supply to the compressor. (I do not have the codes that was registered anymore). It also had codes: 01772 Signal from Level Control Pressure Sensor (G291) 00...
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L Wiper Motor Ciruit VIN: WBAGB4312J
Help BMW TECHS!! I'm going to say thanx ahead of time on this one!! This '88 BMW 735i came in for INOP wiper motor, and the problem that I am having is that I cant seem to find the correct wiring schematic on Mitchel. I cant seem to find the wiper motor on any...
1988 BMW M6 3.5L Internal Bad Bearing VIN: WBAEE1418J
BMW Techs: We have an 1988 M6 5 speed trans (Getrag)and it internally has a bad bearing making a hell of a noise. Even with the trans on the beach you can spin the main-shaft and get the noise to occur. Does anyone no of a place that reconditions these transmi...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Unknown VIN: 5UXFA53533
Vehicle has bad oil leak under engine drivers side - area around leak very restricted - could not find source without removing more components - replaced oil filter, (had a vw jetta one time where the oil filter caused oil leaks - not from the filter)still lea...
1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L turn signal, hazard indicators VIN: SAJAY1345F
Hey guys, Darn seems like i just asked for help on another Jag, V.P not too long ago, although it was a lot newer, what is it with these cats that keep running me up the wall. Got a '85 Jaguar Vanden Plas, this is one of our long time customers and we do all t...
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
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22E3T
Need some help with this one guys. Vehicle came in as a no start. Broke line loose at fuel rail and found no fuel pressure. Pulled feed line off at fuel pump and gas ran out for a second and then stopped. Simple, car out of gas. Put gas in it and found that fu...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L ride control VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Hello Mercedes Techs Customer concern is that the vehicle has a very hard ride, I understand that code C 1517-001 refers to air pump,relay or fuse, but what is the testing procedure for the other 2 codes please advise. Thanks in advance
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cooling Fan VIN: WDBJH65J21
Hi everyone. I have an E320 here with a DIY type customer. He didn't have air conditioning, so he had someone wire a switch inside the car to turn on the A/C compressor clutch directly.. he says that he cycles the compressor as to not cause any harm to the sys...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
Please help, i've run out of ideas. The cel comes on about once a week. The air pump comes on when the engine is cold and there is vacuum to the combi valve. When the engine is warm and the air pump is activated the STFT goes from -5% to +25%. The secondary ai... Trouble codes: P1424 (17832 secondary air system leak detected bank 1)

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2003 BMW M3 3.2L wont upshift intermit. VIN: 413JR22240
Installing a set of steering wheel microswitches fixed the problem. as stated most people do not use these, but this guy does and he drives the car hard (thank God someone does). so expect these to wear out every 35k with hard use, these have been replaced un...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANA73584
Thanks for the replies. Since there is nothing more I can do with the info and scan tool I have available the customer has decided to take the car and if problem returns go to the dealer. Trouble codes: A0C0.
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Ac VIN: SAJWA01T25
Defective DCCV. Thanks guys. You all are MASTERS!!!
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Fit & Finish VIN: 1110241200
We ended up scrapping up parts and making everything work. We got some good suggestion from fellow members but had no luck...some parts get very hard to find so we improvised and we are good to go now! Thank You IATN members.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heat VIN: WVWPD63B21
all the help was helpful -we did not feel it was the water pump as it did not overheat at highspeeds -or idle -we did reflush the heater but the biggest help was to fill it with paint thinner and let it sit 5 minutes [we gave this one 15 becaused we had flush...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L no coolant flow VIN: WVWWH63BX3
sorry for the long wait time guys, I was working with vw tech support and had over 40hrs in this bad boy. I replaced both head gaskets which fixed the now flow problem, afterward I had flow to heater core but only pee warm. R@R dash and replaced heater core an...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L srs
Thanks all, VAG was needed. Turned out to left crash sensor code due to disconnect with key on. Cleared code, SRS light out.Thanks again.
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