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1995 Audi 90 2.8L power windows & sunroof VIN: WAUBA88C8S
I am trying to diagnose this vehicle that has inoperative power windows and sunroof. I have looked at Alldata's wiring diagrams and have consulted with my hotline. The wiring diagrams look completely undiscernable... I do not know where to start. If you have e...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Brake Pedal VIN: WAUDC68DX1
We did a brake system flush and a right axle. After that the customer said the brake pedal felt hard. Technician test drove vehicle and confirmed hard pedal in the morning or when the vehicle has been sitting for awhile. Other technicians stated that in revers...
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L temp VIN: WBSCD9326W
engine runs near or at red area on gauge in city driving, and has lit up the hot light, electric fan never was on but comes on with a/c, can find no testing or good info on alldata if this fan is just for a/c? on highway temp gauge sits in middle and car blows...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L oil level reading VIN: WBAVB335X6
The engine oil needed to be changed and so the service was done. Even with 7quarts of oil the gauge still read at the minimum line. Also the word "service" is displayed together with the oil level, indicating that there is a fault in the oil level sensing syst...
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1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Spark VIN: SAJCW4824L
I have searched the knowledge base, which has a lot of previous posts from me including one for this very problem. In that instance, replacing both the CPS and the ESS (it was the ESS which fixed the problem) was the key. This time, all tests I can do are clea...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B03
Thanks in advance for your help! Car came in with excessive chain noise at back of cylinder head and p0011 intake cam retard setpoint not reached (over advanced) lower limit exceeded. OK, we're a VW shop, seen lots of this. Replaced the chain and electro/hydra... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake cam advance set point not reached over retarded upper limit exeeded)
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Condenser fan VIN: WVWWH63BX4
Track diagrams are killing me! Everything seems to run through the fan controller, I'm starting to get confused about how this thing is supposed to work. Any help will be appreciated.
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2008 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBA71F68
Initialy this vehicle would set an evap dtc every 1500-4000 mile, now it has become more frequent. In the past we were never able to confirm failure. the last time it was in for service performed the onboard EVAP self test, and confirmed failure, vehicle set P... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap small leak), P1643 (01110- VW- evap very small leak), 01110 (VW- evap very small leak)
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WAULC68E95
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOOK YOUR TIME TO HELP ME SPECIALLY GREG HEIMAN WHO NAILED IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD. WHEN YOU ARE CONFUSED LIKE I WAS YOU FORGET THE FUNDAMENTALS IT WAS THE CAT THAT WAS CLODED I DIN'T BELIEVE IT BECAUSE THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING BEFORE I THI...
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Airbag VIN: WBANB3357B
Thank you for all the replies. Replace left front door module and programming reslove the problem. Have a good weekend.
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2 2 4.0L keyless entry/locks VIN: SAJNX2740T
None of the replies related to what I think the solution is. They mostly referred to either lubrication or sensors relating to door closure. In that way, there was a near miss. The miss factor was that no one mentioned the possibility that the door switch, whi...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01N32
thanx for all the replies, this lady had no more money to throw at the problem and sold the car to the dealer. one way to solve the problem!!! Trouble codes: P0302.
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L hvac control head VIN: WDBSK71F97
Thanks to all who responded. Robert was right on the money, I had previously cleared the codes using my gynisis scanner, obviously it did not work. Sent vehicle to benz dealer and they reset control head and all is well. I still don't understand why replacing...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Fans, Comptressor VIN: WMWRE33463
Thanks to those who replied. The fix for this vehicle was the cooling fan assembly. Ironically it was the very last part I thought of checking because we had replaced that unit 3 months ago. The assembly in question was purchased from Worldpac part# 17 10 1 47...
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2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Pcv VIN: WP1AC29P76
Received 3 replies to this post. One said oil separator is the problem, the second said turbo seal, and the third said an intake leak(?). It seems that the oil separator is a part of the left valve cover assy. and is not available separately. The customer d...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Launch Scan Data VIN: WVWPD63B32
Sometimes it is hard for me to comprehend the selfishness of some of the car manufactors. We need to keep there vehicle running but they give us no help in repairing them. Then to make a scan tool the you need a manule or book to interprit the data the scan to...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L no reverse VIN: VWVRR61J55
The problem child is fixed with the input and help from some really sharp IATN members,by unplugging the 20 pin plug on the side of the trans.it goes into default mode and allows the trans.to shift into reverse.At the suggestion of Jared in Oregon we removed t...
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1981 Volvo 245 DL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1AX4556B
lots of great information but the cam timing pin being sheered would have caused the cam timing to be off and it was right on the money. heres what the deal was the distributer timing was 15 degs retarded spec is 8 adv reset timming now it runs like a cham...
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