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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L sun roof VIN: WAUDH68D71
Heres the problem, put heater core in car, after start up, air bag light and abs light on, plug in with vag ,no communication with steering angle sensor,replace sensor,program angle sensor,abs light off, air bag light still on,plug in,no abs module present,che...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Windows/Locks/Convertible Top VIN: WBABK8322V
A new customer had a starting problem. A friend replaced the battery but hooked it up backwards in the process. They saw some smoke from the right rear wheel well area when this happened. We can find no sign of anything burnt in that area. The vehicle started ...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN634X2
Hello out there-need some help on this one-the electric parking brake does not work-it does not hold the car when in gear-we did pull one code of a 5f00-brake switch error-not even sure where to go with this one-does anyone have knowlage on these set ups-what ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAUCJ3528
Car came to us because it was running rough. Scan with GT1 found codes for both vanoes solenoids and valvetronic actuator plus miss fires. Installed both solenoids and valvetronic actuator, cleared codes, and relearned valvetronic actuator settings.Car started...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJEA01U03
Keep in mind this is a new used car for a customer that bought the vehicle in this condition, so I have no history of when/what symptoms started. Vehicle was brought in with restricted performance light on, rough idle condition, and a rubbed through radiator h... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0175 (Bank 2 rich), P0300 (Random / and cyl2 cyl4 cyl6 cyl8), P0102 (Mass air flow), P0112 (Coolant temp low), P0420 (Catalyst efficiency)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Heating VIN: WDBCA44D9F
Hey all, thanks in advance for your help. The customer states that her heat will gradually stop being hot after 20-30 minutes of driving around 60-70 mph. I haven't been able to duplicate as of yet (long test drive!) but coolant level is fine and she says she ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, hard-start VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Typically diagnosing and repairing a Mercedes is not a problem, until I opened the hood on this one. To my surprise, I have an "odd-ball" MBZ E320 that doesn't have the typical Diagnostic connectors. Apparently, for a very short time in California, 1995 MBZ's ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Heat And A/C VIN: 4JGAB54EGY
Having problems with the A/C system in this ML320. Customer complaint is the vent temp will change from warm to cool without changing the dash controls. They will be driving down the freeway with the heat on and the temp will go cool for awhile than back to ho...
2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3ED49G57
good evening gentlemen, This vehicle got towed in, a no start. spoke to customer to get background. Has always been an extended cranking time starting vehicle. At this point will not start cold. Starts fine warm or hot. I have had fuel rail out, examined injec...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD81H7S
Hello all, I have a golf here giving me some problems. performed a bunch of suspension work and tune-up with plugs only. ran fine for about 20 miles. on second test drive, check engine light came on and codes 00513 (engine speed sensor) and 00515 (camshaft p... Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor), 00515 (camshaft position sensor)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA21C8Y
Hi all! This golf runs well with good power.I replaced the MAF sensor 2 weeks ago for p0172 code.Under WOT load pid read 80%. After replacing MAF WOT load pid improved to 93% at WOT. Fuel trims are near zero at any throttle but steady -2% at idle.Freeze frame ... Trouble codes: P0172
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B32
Another shop sent this to me. They flushed the oil system with BG cleaner and MOA to try to stop the cam adjuster noise. This one is odd. Niether camshaft adjuster plastic shoe is damaged. Camshaft bores look great and hot oil pressure is in spec. It has the l...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3VWSR69M15
Put this timing belt on with new pulleys and w/p 3 months ago. Car was towed in with all the teeth striped from belt and pulley bearing locked up. I am currently tearing it down and assuming it bent valves. Am I correct to assume that especially because I can'...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWJ71K56
Car came in with no power, had code P0299, found TSB to check Recirculation valve on Turbo, Removed the valve it had the updated valve already & bench tested ok, but when the valve was removed there was a large amount of oil that poured out of the Turbo. I bel... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost Pressure control range not reached)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L clutch safety VIN: WBABK7323T
I very much appreciate all your help. You guys arerted great! The customer still swears the the vehicle NEVER started without the clutch depressed. He insists that the vehicle would not start untill the clutch pedal was fully depressed. Of all my research,...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L dsc module VIN: 5UXFA13545
fix was to reinstall old module and restart coding process, gt1 then brought up everything . i must have had vw on brain that day.also with new module had code for lr speed sensor found wiring broke about 2" above connector on body. now all is good in bmw lan...
1996 Ferrari F355 GTS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZFFXR42A2T
Sorry so long to close this post. Wow, what a pain to get parts for. Thanks to Jeff, Doug, Al, Bob, Kurt and Dave. This did have several issues starting with [...] compression on 3 cylinders. After chasing the adapter for my compression gauge, I did a leakdown a...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJGX2049X
Dear IATN members,thanks for all your answers,we ended up pulling the oil pan and found a lot of broken plastic pieces from the chain tensioners.Cleaned the screen and now the oil pressure is 20psi hot idle and 60psi at 2000 rpm. However there is still a upper...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L hvac control module VIN: SALPV1243X
Hi Techs, sorry for my delay, but get parts for this vehicle was hard. Finally I found taht de A/C control module was bad and a servo motor too. On the A/C control module one of the transistors was blown and ther isn't a replace for that part so I have to boug...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF25H0X
thank you all for your help, at this point we were not able to fix this car and the customer needed to pick it up. we are monitoring the coolant and oil consumption to see if the car can be burning this fluids causing the problem.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVMPD63B53
Hello techs, I'm not sure if it is fixed,more likely not.I recommend cts and t-stat so I can feel the impeller.The customer just want the cts,we didn't hear from her again.I removed the small hose on the jug and raise the rpm coolant came out weak and stop an... Trouble codes: P0171, P2181 (Cooling system performance).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Water Pump VIN: 3VWSF71K36
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1CZ91165
Count this one fixed.Customer just stopped in to tell me that vehicle runs the way he is acustom to.I should have smoke tested first,before posting and I am sorry for that.I will smoke test any future problems having to do with air flow in the future.As i stat... Trouble codes: ECM12, ECM12.
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ852X5
To make a short story long, the car was towed to the Dealer two weeks ago. They called the owner and told him the engine was full of sludge and he needed a new one for $16,000. I call them and asked where they found the sludge and was told through the oil fill... Trouble codes: 00160, 0300 (Ramdom Cylinder missfire), 0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire), 0303 (Cylinder 3 missfire), 0305 (Cylinder 5 missfire), 0307 (Cylinder 7 missfire).
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Safety VIN: YV1MS38295
Thanks bruce for the helpful info. Volvo loves to make everything so complicated. Why dont they call the connectors by color instead of calling G3 connector the Floor 2 connector on the CEM??? Anyway the fix was the signal wire was no good from CEM to Wi...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L control arms VIN: YVICZ59265
Thanks everyone for the info. As almost everyone mentioned the aftermarket arms and bushings are way too soft. put volvo bushings in the original arms and it stops normal again. What a pain! I will remember to only use Volvo parts If I have to do this again. T...
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