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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride Height VIN: WAUYP64BX1
Hello, I have no real experience with the air ride on these but a great customerof mine. Car will sit overnight and front end will drop I can start the car shake it and front goes up.This is at setting one. Car will sit over night on level three and stay up...
2008 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZZZ4E18
Car presented with mil on code p2011 intake manifold runner bank 2, do I take this to mean the motor on the intake right hand side is faulty. Cheers Ron [...] Trouble codes: P2011
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADM6331X
This vehicle gets a bad brake pulsation after about 2 months maybe 3000 miles after changing the rotors,came in the shop last year complaining about the pulsation and the steering wheel shake whan braking at higher speeds,we replaced one wheel hub,lower contro...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Vanos VIN: WBADT43441
Vehicle had engine rebuilt recently. Codes popped up for the vanos. Inlet camshaft end position not reached, and exhaust camshaft end position not reached. I ordered the rebuild kit from Beisan systems, installed it, and no change. I pulled the valve cover to ...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Cmashaft Timing VIN: WBAEU33423
We had ths car into the shop and was leaking antifreeze into engine. We replace head gasket and head sent to machine shop and check valves done and new seals, we reinstalled we did have the right tools for setting up the vanos system. The car would start and r...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L fuse 11 VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
This car came in and i replaced a leaking hose. They brought it back with the fuse 11 underhood 15amp blown. It has been blowing they told me. I replaced the a/c relay and fuse, but when the car runs for more than twenty minutes it will blow again. With car ho...
2006 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Ac,seats,lights VIN: SAJWA73C26
Hello fellow techs, i got a weird one here car comes in with multiple problems so here you go the problem is when you start the car and put it in reverse the ac blower cuts out and the drivers seat no longer has any functions at all and the right rear brake li...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WDBFA61E8M
This car has a few issues but I just cant find any info on the fan circuit. Both aux fans seem to turn on whenever they want to. You can have the key on and the engine cool and they will sometimes turn on. The car doesnt overheat and runs good. Customer is jus...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Suspension VIN: WDBGA57E4V
Hi, Car came in with ESP light on (Electronic Stability Program) not able to access that system on are scan tool had friend scan code C1400 (ESP charging pump) pulled left lower panel behind wheel 2 wire pump thats getting 5.5 volts ohmed motor about 1500...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L a/c VIN: 4JGAB57E83
A/C blows hot air *scanned for codes=found high pressure/sensor deffective. *Replaced sensor=No change *Re-scanned for codes (none found) *manually applied power to ac compressor=still not cooling *commanded ac from scan tool= system shows its on, but still no...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Electronic
hi all. This 03 has the cvt auto trans, which is going out. its making a very loud whine/growl, in step with the rpm, with the car in gear. Since even a used trans is 3500$, Id like to attempt a repair on this one. My local Transmission shop told me that even ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVW3546HT8
see related history about this car.. let me know if there is something i am missing on this car.. no power, wont go over 35 mph pings, has white smoke. will shut off under hard load..any ideas?
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Power trunk lock VIN: 3VW7676776
Car came in orginally because the rear latch was siezed and wasn't opening at all. removed rear interior panel and freed the latch enough to open. Upon furthr inspection saw that the power lock soleniod and harness were correded, ( seen this all the time) Repl...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B03
Need advise from VW experts:got a passat 1.8T with a AWM blown engine, and was considering using a 1.8T APH long block from a beetle parts car.Is that possible? Looks like I'll be swapping from the long block also valve covers (they have different tipe coils) ...
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...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L cannot scan VIN: YV1CZ91H74
Thank you for your help. This car came in with a fuel leak from the fuel level sensor. We removed the center seats and replaced the sensor. There was an srs connector at the middle seat that we left unplugged while we cycled the key to check the level sensor o...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Master cylinder VIN: YV1CN59255
Car came in has brakes squeaking, turn rotors, replace front & rear pads. Road test brakes not stopping very well, has low pedal and have to push more to stop car. I think while Tech pressed caliper piston in may be some trash push back in to master cylinder ?...

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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L power steering column VIN: 5UXFA53593
Well like i thought and all my replies said it was the driver seat control/memory module.I guess these commonly go bad.I learn something knew everyday and im sure you guy do too even if you dont what too.
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Shift lock will not release VIN: WBANB53535
Thanks for the help ,This BMW is back on the road.The shift solenoid in the valve body was open causing a hard fualt witch would not allow the shift lock to release.I had a Jag s-Type with the same ZF 6hp-26 that Had a bad TCM but had good solenoids that I wa...
2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L cly 5 VIN: SALTY19474
I want to thank all those that responded. The sleve is the cause of our leak and we have informed our customer. Now he is undecided as to what he wants to do. He said he has spent to much to get out of it and its cost to repair now along with all that is unrel...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D0G
Thanks for the help. Some people just said to fix the idle. No thanks to them. The high idle over 1500 RPM was the idle speed control module failed. Repaleced it and now the HIGH idle is fixed. Still can not get the idle below 900 and NO vaccum leaks.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBGA51E9S
Thank you to all. After posting this I decided to pull the distributer caps and there it was. The right side cap looked like a war zone. The left looked new. I replaced the suspect cap and rotor and the car runs great. Sometimes with these complicated old benz...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EB49E73
Thanks for the help guys. Just as all of you suggested, I removed the oil pan, removed the oil pickup tube and found a mountain of deposits. I removed one main and one rod and both looked to have typical wear so the customer declined replacing bearings. I re...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWRT81KX6
Well I guess there's always the first one, the one that got away. I've been a member of IATN for about 5 years and in that time I've never came across a car that I couldn't fix. Thanks in large to you Techs at IATN. This one is the first. I Learned that my Mo...
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1FX8843K
This is a bit silly on my part, but I was spending all this time and though on what was wrong with the thing, not even thinking to confirm that the pre pump is actually working. I put a brand new pump and sending unit in there, and it turns out the pump we go...
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