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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L No Start VIN: WAUKE5446L
OK, here we go! Have A v8 Quattro that was towed in, no spark or injection pulse, and no tach reading while cranking. Have fixed a number of these with these symptoms with failed crankshaft position sensors, and or engine speed sensors, so I pulled them out, (...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBA34BXX
Car was towed back to shop with same no was flooded. Got it to start right away holding gas pedal to floor. I had already checked fuel pressure regulator before, and still was ok. This time there were no trouble codes just no start. I left the vehicle...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUDT74F45
I have this Audi in. It has a engine noise and codes for both camshaft sensors and random missfire codes. The noise sounds like it is coming from the back of the engine. I am thinking it might be a stretched chain. We took a valve cover off hoping to be able t... Trouble codes: P0346, P0391, P0300
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WBAHN83536
Hello fellow IATN Techs. I have here a 2006 BMW 750Li, with a V8 that came in for a tranmission going into failsafe operation. Scanned the EGS and found the following fault codes. --- ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT (EGS) Contains 3 faults 4F81 Ratio monit...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Warning Bell VIN: SAJDA03N12
Hi guys - thanks in advance for reading this and for any help you might be able to give. Really appreciated. Warning bell continues to ding intermittently even when all doors are closed and car has been driven for quite some time. No indication of doors being...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Misfire VIN: 5451845118
Thanks in advance guys, this is not really a problem as of yet lol... This Jag came into the shop 2 weeks ago for what customer states not powering his car right but did not want inspection. i put a new battery in but noticed the power cable was after market, ... Trouble codes: P0303, P1316
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Shift sensor VIN: SAJEA51C84
I'm about ready to skin a cat!! Vehicle first came in for transmission being stuck in limp mode and the check engine light on. Scanned the vehicle and found code P0778. 2-4 brake pressure control solenoid. Tested the system per the info given and ended up repl...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Turn Signals VIN: WDBJF82F7W
Hi there, and thanks for the help on this one. I have this high mileaged E320 here that intermittently will keep the turn signals on, either right or left and you cannot shut them off no matter what. I have not gotten it to act up since its been in. I suspect...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no crank and won't shift out of park VIN: WDBJH82J91
This mercedes was moved from street into driveway, ran for approx 2 minutes, and then would not start and would not crank. Road service could not jump start (battery was ok). Car was towed to shop. Key on, all instrument lights come on and all accessories wor...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WDBRF92H67
Vehicle is from a body shop that repaired damage to the front bumper/radiator/A/C condenser and radiator supports. Cooling fan would not turn on when engine came up to temp. or if A/C was turned on. Found code 0695 --- M4/7(engine and AC electric suction fan w...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YS3EF48Z0Y
car runs good when cold after hot will stall at idle. have noticed a hesitation when driveing after hot all so. once stalled car will not start till cold have checked over and found when trying to start the is no Injector pulse has good spark. if add a little ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
I have an 01 Beetle that overheats.It has had multiple waterpumps and thermostats installed by different VW dealerships.I checked the cooling system for combustion gasses today and it passed.I did notice that the cooling fan runs with the A/C engaged but the f...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L #3 cyl.. VIN: WVWVD63B54
Good Morning, I have a stumper here. Customer complaint 2 weeks ago of a missing during cold startup for a minute then it goes away. I pressure checked cooling system, put a video scope in #3 cyl. and could see coolant leaking through the head gasket. So I rep...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L immobilizer VIN: WVWAK73C56
vehicle will start and stall intermittantly. codes p0513,01299 and 16897 present. have cleared codes and ran both a vehicle cold reboot and an one hour relearn for fobs. neither corrected problem. currently vehicle is failing more often taking more crank attem...
2005 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Angle Gear VIN: YV1RH52785
I have a 05 S60R making a beaing type noise from front most noticeable 25-45 mph on light accell or coasting in netural. noise does not change when swearving side to side and bearings have been checked with chassis ear. tires are in very good condition and mat...

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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA24C7Y
Thank you for the replies! After further reading, we did some simple tests and found that the key was not being recognized. We replaced the transponder (collar around ignition switch) and crossed our fingers. So far, all is well. The transponder is inexpen...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Engine oil pressure VIN: SALTY16403
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to reply. I was trying to see whether I was missing something other than the obvious (clearance issues with crank and cam bearings), since I didn't know these blocks very well... until now. The fix is replacin...
2007 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L parking brake VIN: SALLAAA447
One more learned lesson: system has to be calibrated. Sent car to dealer in order to calibrate. Now electric parking brake is working well. Thanks for the answers
1981 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start, no fuses will light VIN: WP0AA092XR
found a bad switch to the ing thanks everyone after replacing found i have power to the fuse box then found bad wires to the fuel pump relay fixed them now it runs like a champ
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Crankshaft VIN: YS3ED48E9X
Thanks to all that responded. I have taken into consideration all advise given here and passed this info on to the owner. Although the thought of rebuilding this engine intrigues me,it seems the best course of action is to find a good used engine and avoid fur...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cooling system VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Thanks to everyone who replied. We had a couple of problems. First one of the glow plugs in the cooling was not working. Also the impeller on the water pump was cracked. We replace timing belt and all pulleys along with the water pump. Replaced the glow plug a...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWJK73C27
clear code. code po513 kept coming back for immoblizer system. sent vehicle to dealer. they replaced immoblizer and relean system thanks for all your help and replies.
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