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1996 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Ignition key cylinder VIN: WAUGC84A0T
Ignition key does not return from start unless you assist it. At times the key won't turn at all until you fiddle with it. If this was an GM I would be sure it was a bad key cylinder. This cylinder is dash mounted so I don't know if there might be a cable r...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Odometer VIN: WAUBA34B1X
This morning we replaced the ABS control module for no communication. After the replacement the customer (car lot) takes the car to the auction. He call back 3 hours later and says the radio says SAFE on it and now the odometer reads 397673 (or somthing like t...
2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L shifter VIN: WAUAC48H76
I have an Audi here that I need some help with. It won't start, as in no crank after it gets hot. There are no codes in the trans module. When it won't start, the shift indicator won't light up on park or nuetral. The scannner shows all the other gears, but in...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33575
car came in for stall/no start/no crank intermittently. no dme codes when it runs. trans codes are 5140 and 5149, havent been able to find any literature/flow charts on those codes. after a long idle warm up or after a short 10 min drive it will cut out for a ... Trouble codes: 5140 (engine controll message missing), 5149 (power module message missing)
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAVB13596
Hello, all. This vehicle will intermittently stall at idle or cut out while driving. It acts like you just turned off the key. There is no warning. If it happens while driving, the tach will drop, then come back. The whole event is less than a second and down ... Trouble codes: 2E8B
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKN6740T
car came to us not able to keep running when hot. car will run very good cold but when car warms up(may take up to 1/2 hour)the car will start by turning on the airbag light, then the cluster will bulb check all lights,the the car will stall, you can hear rela...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Blend Door VIN: WDBJF72F7V
this car is hot all times on the driver side. checked the vacuum actuator for vacuum, and manually tested it with vacuum pump and it all works as supposed to. I hope im checking the right one, it is the red hose/black strip on the driver side near column and t...
1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L no fuel control VIN: WVWCA0153G
I know I have no control of fuel system, it will start,just no idle and no cold start injector.The ecm has no power. Replaced ignition switch, and started and idled fine, then bad right away. I find no power at ecm, no power at cold start injector. I have fuel...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWCC83A1S
this passat came in as a nostart went out to the parking lot and found no spark pushed it in tried to check codes no communication with any modules. checked power to dlc no power replaced fuse power ok still no communication. went to ecm found powers good one ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWSR69M34
brake pedal fades away when you pumpit up it slowly fades to the floor, we have changed the master cylinder, booster and bled all brakes but it still fades away. might it be the a problem with the vaccume pump for the booster or a faulty new master?
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 6.0L temperatur gauge VIN: WVWAH63D74
VW Techs, Check this one out see if you can shed some light. Customer purchased vehicle from auction brought to us was running horrible. Retrieved 11DTC's with our VCDS software and same with our iScan II. Most faults were misfire faults (P0300,301,302,303,304...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5711S
ok volvo techs, when i start the car the blower motor will run sometimes it will work fine for months but and other times it will shut off after a few minutes if i shut the car off and restart it will work again but shut off after a few more minutes if you kee...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L monitors VIN: YV1VS27583
Readiness monitors, cannot get component monitor to go ready, their are no codes in system, but noticed the positive battery cable getting extremely hot.I always thought continuous monitors were start and run. Volo stratey allows all monitors to go not ready w...

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3338X
Well i'm finally back.And the car is fixed! The A/C compressor went out friday night.Which sucks but, after replacing it and driving thre is no more misfire.Im thinking the car was mistaking the noise the compressor was making for a spark knock or ping.Resulti... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p188 -), P0188, P1189 (testing and results).
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGL634X3
This car came in as a basket case. Thank you for all the help and the phone call from one fellow iatn memeber. We had a mess on our hands. The car turned out great and runs like a dream. We took apart the front of the engine and replaced the chain rails, cam a...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Mirror Glass Tilt VIN: WBAVC53597
Helpful replies we did receive and we will get the vehicle back in the shop and take that mirror assembly completely a part to investigate further. There is always an answer...we just need to find it with any problem.
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L door locks VIN: SAJKD6047X
thanks to Robert, like a dummy I kept thinking passanger door, right side. The problem was the left rear door, repaired and the car is gone with a happy owner. This is what's great about IATN, it is like a second set of eye's thanks agin
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJDA42B81
The customer is bringing the jag to the dealer to get flashed for security after that happens I will update with more info
2006 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Ac,seats,lights VIN: SAJWA73C26
thank you for the replies guys this beast actually had a voltage drop in four fuses at the rear fuse box this fuse box has a circuit board in it i ordered a rear fuse box and bamm the car is fixed and down the road
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1070441201
Thanks for all the info, I learned alot about these old djet systems, This one turned out to be simple i originaly diagnosed it as needing an ecu so we had replaced it with a remain and had the same problem. Having wrote off the ecu as good i pulled my hair ou...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Cuts out VIN: 107.044-12
First , Thank you to all of you , The fuel pressure is good, when the engine runs it runs on all cylinders, I removed the dist and then the triggering cassette, cleaned all 4 point sets with contact cleaner, they did not look oily/dirty , reinstalled both, eng...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L pedal travel VIN: WDBGA3266W
Sorry to say but we did not resolve this one. Before replacing the booster we tried turning the rear rotors and replacing pads just in case. No help there so we bit the bullet and replaced the booster with new MB part. Still have excess pedal travel. On this c...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWBA21CXX
Thanks to everyone who responded. I learned a lot on this vehicle, although I would much rather have not gone through the hassle. Here's what I learned. This system does not put out a square wave from pin 3 of the A/C pressure switch to the Fan Control Mod...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, Stall, Pinging and setting VIN: WVWRH63B84
I know that on the second replacement engine it has a faulty cam adjuster or something else in the cam chain set on the passenger side bank which is cylinders 1,2,3 but the insurance company had chosen to not put any more money into this car. It was brought in... Trouble codes: P0346, 00341 (cam sensor signal plausibilty bank 1).
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Odemeter VIN: YV1LW5721T
Thank you for all the guidance here with this Volvo, I took everyones advise replaced the 40 dollar rice size gear in the odometer, FIXED that, owners son told him ABS module was to expensive, so there using there GPS for speedometer, BUT the good thing was th...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L cannot scan VIN: YV1CZ91H74
First I want to thank Bruce & Peter for their help with this car. The problem with this car is that the cem would no longer communicate with the diagnostic plug. There is an internal relay in the 2004 CEM that was the problem. The fix is to replace & reprog...
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