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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAULC68E23
Car came in with a p0301 miss, checked the car, tried a coil, plug, no help. Swapped injectors, no change.checked compression, 140 psi, I tried a few tests, like running the car with a noid light, spark plug in the coil and a compression gauge. it seems like t...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6329V
Replaced said components and still getting codes for the Pre-Cat Oxygen Sensors. In my haste I cleared the codes before saving any Freeze-Frame Data. Cleared Adaptations (which was not performed before when the Oxygen Sensors were replaced, but I'm almost sure... Trouble codes: 230 (E6 Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Before Catalytic Converter Control Frequency), 229 (E5 Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Before Catalytic Converter Control Frequency)
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Blower Motor Volume VIN: WBAGG83471
we received a show room 740 that has been garage kept. the volume of air coming from the vents is like that of a medium blow compared to other vehicles. it doesn't slowly creep up to a wide open blow like other models and can't remember if these did that or no...
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1988 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Fuel small VIN: SAJNA5840K
The customer brought the car in because he is frequently smelling fuel in the cabin and, when you open the trunk lid, in the trunk. I have verified the smell, and have taken the trunk apart far enough to tighten all fuel line clamps. There is no obvious leakag...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L cly 5 VIN: SALTY19474
vehicle came back customer said he was still lossing coolant, but at a verry slow rate (used a gallon and a half on a 1600 mile trip). said he had an intermittent miss on cyl.5 (customer failed to tell us on his first trip in that he had an intermittent miss o...
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2002 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Immobilizer VIN: ZAMBC38A82
Hey there. My boss insists on working on this car despite our inability to access maserati data. I have a code p1570 which i pulled with my 75 dollar obd ii code checker because my high dollar scan tool couldn't do the job... Anyway. Got to looking on google a...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: BA48D4HA06
HELP!!! Thanks for taling time to check this one out. Car came in with complaint of hesitation and very poor idle quality. Our first finding was the wire to the positive lead at battery that feeds the overload protection relay was disconnected. we also replace...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L a/c compressor VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Hey i have already found the fix for this car, but i am looking for the procedure on replacing the evap temp sensor. i cannot find any times or if i have to remove evaporater completly. locator says it is located above gas pedal. if anybody can give me some di...
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1980 Other European CMC 174CID AC Compressor VIN: SCEDT26TBD
Hi, looking for some information on the low side cut-out switch and wiring on this thing. Vehicle was cycling rapidly (on for 5 sec., off for 10-15 sec.) when it came in, we added proper amt. of R12, 2.75 lbs. Still cycles the same frequency, doesn't cool. The...
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2007 Other European truck 781CID noise VIN: 0460876115
had droped valve in number 3 cyl replaced head rod and piston now have noise in other cylinders have checked push rods and valve setings any one seen this in this low millage motor cause? also replaced #1#3 injector thanks rob
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WP0AA0941E
First let me thank all the great people at iatn, and all the followers, all of you are great. This car came in about 3 1/2 months ago. It started out with poor accelleration response and running rich it would almost burn your eyes out in the shop.so we replace...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Tcc VIN: YS3ED58EX1
This SAAB is my personal vehicle, in a pinch. When hot no power taking off, SES light on. Codes p0741, P0743. I replaced the TCC solenoid. After completion of repair, its stalls immediatly in drive. With the wheels off the ground transmission sounds terrible, ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Ignition Switch VIN: 3VWPB61H2X
I am in the middle of replacing the ignition switch and my instructions tell me to drill a 1/8" hole into the key assembly to be able to depress the locking spring clip. It reads in part; A. Draw a line 10 mm from the end of the aluminum housing going down t...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Stall VIN: 3VWTG69M21
Thank you all in advance for any suggestions you may have. I see few German cars--mostly American and Asian pickups, SUVs, and some cars. The customer says that the Jetta has stalled several times for her when driven around town or idling. Then it will not res...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B22
I have VAG code 16396 (P0012) and MIL Light on with no drivability issuses. Found discription for the code to mean the camshaft retard is not working. I checked oil pressure, camshaft bearings for wear and found nothing. Went in data block 91 it shows the comp... Trouble codes: P0012 (Bank 1 Camshaft Advance Adjustment Spec. not Reached), 16396 (VAG Code)
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, Stall, Pinging and setting VIN: WVWRH63B84
We have replaced the replacement engines wiring harness with the old one, we have swapped both cam sensors, we have looked at everything we know to do. I have racked my brain on this car for over a month and the customer is about to loose it with us. Am i miss... Trouble codes: P0346, 00341 (cam sensor signal plausibilty bank 1)
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A0X
have two 1999 volvo s70 that i'm trying to reprogram and read live data from the engine computer(ecm).I have the cardaq-plus J-2534 from drew technology. I have installed vida all in one 2011b edition on my computer and was able to read codes.What i need to kn...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWV135X7
thanks to everybody that responded. this car almost tricked me. after I switched both cam sensors and the code still stayed with the exhaust side I automatically thought timing was off. I opened the oil cap and watched to see if the cams were turning and I tho... Trouble codes: 2AA1.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Steering Lock, Ign. switch VIN: WDBHA29G5X
Got it, 2 of you were correct. Lack of experience on my part. My diagnoses was correct in that it needed a new EIS. What I did not know is that the orange key is to "initialize" the new EIS. Inserted orange key, waited for LED to go out, installed old key and ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L sunroof VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Thanx to both who answered ! both close, but you need to remove the PDC from the kick panel in order to see, touch and fix it. We had to go there anyway due to electrical problems that go with water entry, like that green stuff (corrosion) Thanx to all...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ1
Hi, all and thanks for your help. This car has been fixed, after testing everything it turned out to be a ecu fault caused by a blown coil. The ecu was sent out to bba reman and they repaired it. New coil fitted everything ran nice. Thanks again. MAt
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Rotors VIN: WVWSP61J72
I haven't fixed the car as of yet. It takes too long for the problem to reoccur anyway, Mr. IATN would close this post long before I knew for sure anyway. I was able to obtain the car for a night. I took the car home and was unable to get the brakes to drag or...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C26
SORRY TOOK SO LONG.CUSTOMER HAS NOT BEEN BACK.DROVE VEHICLE TWICE WITH NO PROBLEMS OR CODES SET.ENGINE SPEED SENSOR MUST HAVE BEEN SHORTING OUT INTERMITTANTLY.THANK YOU TO ALL THA [...] RESPONDED.ONE MORE FARFANUKEN ON THE ROAD! Trouble codes: 256 (M.a.f. Supply voltage), 801 (Engine speed implausable), 1092 (Evap. Purge system), 51 (Turbo control valve circuit), 579 (Turbo solenoid valve a circuit), 48 (02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 open circuit).
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