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1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Unknown VIN: WBSCK9339W
This car has a noise which sounds like a bad ball bearing or sometimes like a scraping of a rotating part against sheet metal. Before I raplaced the clutch the noise seemed worst with cold engine and was quieter as it warmed up.After replacing the clutch the n...
2001 BMW 750iL 5.4L Edc VIN: WBAGJ03441
Hi ! I apologize in advance for the vague nature of this post. I have no information, not even trouble code definitions. The ride of the rear suspension is rough, like its in sport mode ( not like bad hydraulic accumulators ) and these are the EDC codes i came...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEN33482
About a week ago customer had key system changed by the dealer as there were no more extra keys for the car. This would include locks, keys and immobilizer.
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L auxillary water pump VIN: 4JGAB7583A
Hi all I could use some mercedes benz help! I have a customer who states that the auxillary water pump for the hvac runs all the time that the vehicle is on. I am having a hard time gathering info on this system ie when is it commanded on and off. Could someon...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGABB22E2
Vehicle came in with Check Engine light on and code 2355-002 stored. No other symptoms - vehicle ran fine. Before repairs we did automated egr test as guided by DAS system. Results indicate Lambda value and Air mass value slightly above max value at 95% EGR on... Trouble codes: 23550
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Vibration VIN: 3VWDC21V6Y
This car came in for 100k service. I replaced tbelt,spark plugs,oil and filter and new front tires.Cust picked up vehicle and stated it was "jerking" on acceleration. What this thing does it feels like it surges on accel then when you get going,25-45 mph only ...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V8Y
Thanks in advance to everyone that helps me out on this. Veh. Came in with 14 codes originally codes in vw format 13846 maf circuit low input 16725 cam sensor range performance 16795 secondary air injections incorrect flow 16839 evap system large leak 17633-17... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft posi sensor range performance)
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWFB21J52
This car needs to pass emisions tests, had bad misfire condition. Did a tune up and convertor after replacing the MAF sensor the code I had was p0102 Mass air vloume circuit, that code went away. but the p0113 code pops up, cannot seem to get rid of it. Not to... Trouble codes: P0113
2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Noise VIN: 9BWGL61J15
Hey guys. I need some help with this one. This car came in w/ a loud grinding/ rattling type of noise for 2 seconds right after start up. It will do it every time, and louder when cold. I got my stethoscope on every part of the engine, and the noise seems to b...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Ignition Key VIN: YV1CY59H14
Hello electric brain... This Car came in with a bad shift knob. It wouldn't shift into reverse or park. Replaced the shift knob and now the key will not come out of the ignition when the vehicle is in park. The customer told me the key wasn't an issue before t...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L turn signal,door open inicator VIN: WBAAR3349Y
I disconnected the cluster & waited 10 min before reconnecting, checked the connectors for looseness & corrosion, working fine now.
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240T
The great thing about using iATN is that when you've gotten lost in a problem (like this one) people will give you common-sense answers and help you not be lost anymore. With this issue I had two good suggestions that I should have (but didn't) think about: ...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L EHPS fan VIN: WMWRC33484
Unfortunately customer has not yet returned with vehicle to continue diagnosis, one may note that it does not make car undrivable although we suspect fan will fail eventually. We do appreciate your replies since they gave us some overall info to start with.
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L won't rev over 3000 VIN: 3VWCK3K31C
The cam sensor from VW took care of the problem. One of the bad sensors was a napa and the other was a bosch from robbins. We seem to get a lot of defective aftermarket parts these days.
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Heater Hose VIN: YV1LS5672W
Well, we fixed it in that we installed another Volvo heater hose. Per suggestions, we checked for bad motor mounts - OK; checked for heater core blockage - OK; replaced cooling system pressure cap. Did not want to "cut" the crimp to replace it with a hose clam...
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