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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B6W
When system is engaged with modis, the left side is 70% and the right side is 45%, then the system shuts off, set code#po411. Since we have replace all valves, solenoids and vacuum hoses,bypas other system and swapped o2 sensor left to right, why the reading i... Trouble codes: P0411
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L ignition switch VIN: WAULT68E13
customer says that the ignition key will not turn at times and sometimes will spin all the way around without doing anything. for me everything seems normal. not sure if this would be a tumbler issue or i need to change the lock assy or switch? any help apprec...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L All gauges VIN: WBAAM3339X
New customer brought in wanted us to diaganose ABS/TCS light and then he also stated gauges all quit. The gauges were all stuck in odd places speedo rolled all the way over, fuel gauge was past full, tach at 2000 rpm, temp gauge stuck right in the middle. Scan...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Trans VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Hello to all you benz techs out there. I have this car thats really got me stumped,it randomly goes in limp mode and wont shift,when this happens the message center displays "airmatic suspension visit workshop". you can stop the car and cut it off and restart ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Shifting VIN: 3VWDD41C51
Hello IATN fellows: got this Beetle that is giving me new problems after replacement of parts (see repair history), now when cold and placed in Drive transmission bangs and car dies, have to wait until it warms up to be able to put it in Drive or Reverse, then...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWRH63B42
We are replacing the timing belt and water pump. Do you need to use the camshaft locating bar and crank shaft holding tool? We do not have these tools. Also Mitchell says to loosen the camshaft pulley bolts 5 turns and pull camshaft pulleys of taped shaft enou...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cruise/Speedo VIN: 3VWCD21C73
Owner claims that after driving extended distance-30mins at highway speed-the speedo will drop speed,at the same time if the cruise control is set it will begin to increase the speed of the vehicle in response to the speedo reading lower than the vehicles actu...
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T 2.5L rr wiper, defrost, center brake light VIN: YV1SW59V24
Lost wipers, then light and now rr defrost. We think it needs REM module. Please help.

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L torsen differential VIN: WAUED28D5W
Thanks for your replies! we removed the torsen diff and replaced all seals on the transmission and the leak is no more.Thanks again! Ralph [...]
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L 1-2 shift, neutral position VIN: WAURD68D61
Dan and Michale were right on the money, the transverse link was in the wrong hole. It is hard to see the proper mounting hole so if you are doing this job check the shifter location before you fully mount the transmission up. Thanks to all for your quick resp...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L transmission VIN: WBAHE2314R
thanks to all that replied, checked shifter cable at transmission, and at shifter, cable ok, checked trans range switch, switch ok, dropped the pan and found the mechanical valve in two pieces. the mechanical valve is made out of plastic in these transmissions...
2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93515
Some responses suggested a ground problem, however, the grounds don't seem to be individual for each sensor. The customer would not authorize any further testing so we didn't get to the bottom of it for certain but the numbers did go normal for a brief period...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L volatile memory VIN: WBANE73566
I installed a Bosch S6 series AGM battery in place of the wet cell Bosch S5 series battery. The car has been gone for a week, and the customer has not had any recurring problems. Also, on her last visit I read her energy diagnosis and was pleased to find tha...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Comp. Component moni VIN: SAJEA51D33
I hate closing this without a fix but I won't get this car back before the closing date for this request. Should I get a further opportunity to diagnose this problem I will update this help request. To clarify New Jersey emissions inspection reqirements, the ... Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 Cat Efficiency), P0442 (Small Evap Leak Detected).
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Unable to rev up VIN: WDBCA39D6J
Well, thanks all for info on the fuel system but we were totally off base on this. Turns out the ignition module we replaced failed again and caused the problem. Coil would be suspect, but it was replaced before we got to the car. It's been running for abou...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L glow plugs VIN: WDC1631132
i got the car back into w/shop,relaced all glow plugs,system works ok,hope there is no underlying problem with wireing,
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L no crank no start no interior gauges or lights VIN: WDDGF56X18
Sorry guys not too much information to give I believe that a problem was in the security system Was not able to confirm anything so I sent it to the mercedes dealer
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Revised Oil Trap kit VIN: YS3ED48EX1
Thanks to all who replied. I had the latest 55-56-1200 kit. It had the right pieces, but was not really complete. Seperately I bought the hose from the right side of the oil trap to the valve cover fitting and a new check valve in the circuit going to the t...
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