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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E13
Hi Guy's, this one is kicking my butt. Car came in with SES light on code P0302. Replaced coil and plug both from Audi, even though recall had been done. Have tried swapping plugs and coils. Road test with no misfires shown on scan tool. Customer will take car... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 cylinder)
1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L Trunk Lock VIN: SAJMX6347T
Repaired license plate lights wiring in trunk, Shut trunk and now truck latch is dead & we cannot get into trunk. We tried removing rear seat to find the gas tank in the way. Please help? Any ideas?
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L chassis VIN: WDBCA35E9M
This is a W126.035 with an M116.965 and a 722.3 transmission. Problem is a significant vibration at 45mph (about 1500 RPM in 4th gear); it has an up and down quality to it, is felt best in driver's seat, but is in the floor board at any seating position in the...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 2-3 Shift VIN: WDBTJ65J84
Feel a vibration in frame when goes in lock up and concern is 2-3 shift. 1-2 shift seem fine. 3-4 seems a little bit late release. 5th gear seems fine. Reverse is fine. No codes. Came in with a quick 3 to 4 shift. Any ideas besides "good luck" Will a relearn ...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L keys VIN: WP0CA2987V
this is the bosses car.he purchased it in the united states but we are located in canada. the keys were stolen, we cant get in and obviously cant get it started.(because we cant get in). 1st we need to find out how to get a key and secondly does it/can it come...
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L No Start VIN: Y53EH45G44
I really don't know why we are working on these but here it goes, Customer states car ran untill he replaced the battery, now it has no spark and no injector pulse. No codes present I do have comunication with the PCM and I did scope the CKP. It looks normal ...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWBB81E4S
Hi and thanks to allin advance. this is a longshot but I`ll give it a try. this is a 95 VW cabrio 2.0L that my friend bough with a bad motor. he had some mechanic replase the engine with a used one but afther he picked the car up started to run weird. when is ... Trouble codes: 0206 (throttle valve potentiometer)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWSB69M32
Here is yet another Volkswagen electrical problem. The battery randomly goes dead every so often for the last 6-8 months. We got this car last fall after somebody broke the timing belt, and the battery fuse panel melted. We rebuilt the motor, installed a batte...

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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB535X4
first of all I want to thank each of you guiding me thru this issue, I had forgot to mention that I had replaced battery(oem) about 2 years ago; so based on the code I replaced alternator (again oem) and cleared the codes. Test drove the vehicle yesterday and... Trouble codes: 28D7, 29A8, 2721 (oxygen sensor aging after cat bank 1), 5014 (ecu battery voltage), 5DC2.
2004 BMW 760Li 6.0L engine VIN: WBAGN83514
Thanks for all the advice guys, this is the third time that I have asked for help through IATN, made a estimate on the repairs relying on the information gathered from IATN experienced techs and the customer refused the work! It turns out this car had a salva...
1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Spark VIN: SAJCW4824L
As mentioned in the update, there were what turned out to be a total of 26 wires damaged going all the way to the ignition ECU in the sidewall of the passenger side of the cabin. The cause was determined to be the failure of the left side air injection hose ju...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L cooling system VIN: WDBFA66E1N
Thanks everyone! Back center of the intake. Getting back there with a mirror and flashlight revealed a leak dripping right into the top of the bell housing with no drips down the sides of the heads or trans. Thanks for the replies!
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L 5th Gear VIN: WDBGA32E5R
We finally put in another transmission they got from somewhere and all is fine. Ran out of time kinda thing. Thanks for the posts we followed up on but couldn't get 5th right.
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Key FOB Memory VIN: WP0CA29933
The customer needed the car back but I did find that the fault was coming from the external electronics a easy way to test it was to lock the door with the key then turn the key to the lock postion two more times the seat and mirrior would stay in place
1982 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3AE43S8C
Thanks to all for responding. As noted by most of you, it does not matter which lines go to which ports on the fuel distributor. We dug a little deeper and found rust contamination in the fuel lines(distributor head), a sticky air flow meter, and a faulty warm...
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Soft top VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Hello... I was very disappointed with the lack of responses on this help request,these soft tops are really frustrating and my lack of experience with them doesn't help or my posting I'm sure,but the two i received were very good. I replaced the micro sw...
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