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1988 BMW 535is 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADC8407J
car tow in with a dead fuel pump, no fuel pressure at all. replace pre fuel pump and main fuel pump, pressure within spec. engine start, but cut off at idle, engine misfire and backfire at high rpm. replace idle control valve, two crank sensors at flywheel, ca...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAFB3353Y
This truck has a sinking brake pedal that we cannot seem to cure. It feels exactly like a bad master cylinder. Intermittent sinking pedal, worst if using pedal gently. sometimes every time brakes are used and other times not at all. The car was sent to us by a...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L active steering VIN: WAUBMW1234
i replaced all water hoses, water pump,thermostat assembley, and belts and tensioners. customer states steering is now stiff when not moving or trying to park. i cannot find anything loose in the areas i worked in. i do not find any information in mitchel on t...
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2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Crank VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
no signal to starter relay my question can it be a bad alarm module or Pcm? has anyone run acroos this problem tnx. I have to codes but I can only see gloval OBD II codes. Help!!
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Cooling system VIN: SAJWA71CX4
This Jag has a tendency to build up pressure in the cooling system faster than I think it should. It likes to blow out water from the overflow under the radiator cap, especially after cutting it off. It then loses enough water to turn on the low water alert, a...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Change over valve VIN: WDBHM36E7T
Hi iATN folks. I have this Mercedes that's been making me loose my hairs. Car came in with driveability problem. Scan it and code was cam sensor malfunction. Car been to other shops and they kept replacing the cam sensor with no suck luck. I found the harness ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Blower motor VIN: WDBHA29G8X
I may have a faulty blower resistor. In the beginning this blower motor regardless if you are using heat or A/C the blower motor was intermittent. The problem was traced to the blower resistor, this is a 3 prong connector, we have variable voltage from the A/C...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L abs VIN: WDBNG75J2Y
Vehicle cam into shop with a noisy wheel bearing on right front. ABS light was on prior to repairs. Replaced wheel bearings, seal and tone ring. After service ABS would false activation and would loose some p/s assist after a few stops. Scanned and found codes...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Currant Draw VIN: WDBNG70J21
Current draw of 270 mA at rear fuse box - fuse #61 Rear SAM dry, disconnected the CD no change. But then I reconnected the CD and draw is gone. Any Ideas? I played the CD and Radio still no draw, is there any intermittent draws from the Stereo System\CD\Amp...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L timming VIN: WDBWK56F36
car came in with 1208 and 1200 codes constant adjustment of can right bank. yes it was a wore out ballance shaft gear replaced everything put back in car and it showed left cam corolation out of sinc on both cams so i pulled it back out and to my suprise it wa...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic 3.0L Accessories VIN: WDDGF81X48
This is my own vehicle. I am getting very weak signal on AM radio. Wondering if any ME/BE techs are aware of any issues with radio reception. FM and Sattelite are perfect. I appreciate any help.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWHC63B61
Hi folks, this one's a real head-scratcher. Almost a year ago, this customer broke the timing belt and the inevitable bent valves occurred. We replaced the head and valves, head gasket, timing belt, and he was a happy camper. Towards the end of February, he br...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B32
Hello to all and hope you can help with this problem. Vehicle is back with the same two codes;p1479 and p0411.We've done everything listed in the repair history for this car can't seem to find what is wrong with it. Smoke test didn't show any vacuum leaks and ... Trouble codes: P1479, P0411
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWPD63B63
Hello fellow IATNers. Have a real weirdo Passat on our hands here. Vehicle presented with complaint of ABS engaging at low speed. Scanned the ABS module & there were no DTCs. Upon test drive, confirmed symptom, ABS brakes engage while coming to a stop. Stoppe...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D01
check engine light int comes on. no codes in history or current. has body code uem-e001. communication error for upper control unit. check data from upper control-mirror. all data checks ok. my question is will upper control module trigger cel. do i need to se...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Battery VIN: TRUWT28N04
well i could not get the car to draw more than 16ma so i will have to wait till the battery dies and he brings it back in
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Srs Light On VIN: 4USCH7320T
Ok as most of you agreed, the failure required replacement of the SRS module. There was no welding or beating with a BFH. We like to think of ourselves as not one of those shops. We confirmed the SRS module failure code with an Auto logic. The module could ...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Air Temp VIN: SAJWAO1UX5
THANKS TO ALL IT NEEDED THE HVAC MODULE. IT HAD NO SIGNAL TO THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE ONE SIDE WAS ALWAYS HOT
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2004 Maserati GranTourismo 4.2L Low Beam Headlights VIN: ZAMBC38A84
Well, this vehicle has not come back into the dealership as of yet so I am unable to post a fix at this time. That being said, Stewart [...] of Schiff European Automotive Literature Inc. who has the service man...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Well we finally borrowed special tool from another shop to remove pin.Tool eneded up snapping off flush inside pin.Drilled and tried an easy out. Then my easy out broke flush with the pin. At this point needed to get head off and get on with our lives so decid...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L srs and trans shift and radio VIN: WDBUF26J05
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THAT HELPED THE FIX WAS A BLOWN FUSE IN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT WHO WOULD THINK, ALL WAS WELL EXCEPT THE RADIO AND THAT WAS DUE TO FIBER OPTIC CABLES REVERSED DURING CHECKING OF THE MODULES THE RADIO WOULD COME ON THEN GO BLANK REVERSED TH...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBRF52H16
Alright guys. This vehicle is not fixed, but found the problem which was caused by burnt exhaust valves on cylinders 1, 2, and 3. The leak down test confirmed it. Told the customer the whole story, but she declined the repair and is going to trade the car in f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
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1987 Saab 900 S 2.0L Cluster Lights VIN: YS3AT36L5H
The fix was quite simple. I just bent the tabs on the light socket to ensure a better connection. All the replies suggested the sockets and/or printed circuit. I beleive the customer will need a new printed circuit eventually but for now he was very pleased...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V8Y
hey guys thanks for all your fast replies on this veh. the end all fix is the ignition coil and ignitor itself car has been running great since and thanks for all your help guys Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft posi sensor range performance).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: 3VWSA69M84
Hey Guys, the customer has not brought the car back yet. I told him that we need to trace back to the instrument cluster because the voltage to the sender is too low. Thanks to all of you for the information. I will keep you posted as to what happens.
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