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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33461
I do not have a beamer scanner, read the knowledge base for the code it came in with and gave it a try, on the freeway, even after replacing the thermo code comes back after a few miles. sublet to reflash no change. radiator new, cap new, thermo assembly new.]... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant thermo below reg temp)
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53433
Car came in with hesitation and surge on acceleration. Had P0171 and P0174 stored and very high fuel trim values. After clearing adaptations, it runs good. Intake boots are good. Replaced oil separator and related hoses, Variable intake flap, fuel filter and M... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 Lean), P0174 (B2 Lean)
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPC93458
I have this BMW and can not find any good information on mitchell on how to test the system or the components. I did see on the wiring diagram that the leak pump and E-Box fan are in the same system but cant even find any info on where these are located. Sorry... Trouble codes: P2402, 12145 (E-Box fan actuation above threshold)
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L no start VIN: SALAD25496
The car will start and run for about 3 seconds then shuts off. when the key is in the II position the hazzard lights are flashing all the time except when its in the off position,from what I have read the car is in crash mode. Also read it might be the.fuel cu...
2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME15478
hi iatn members i have land rover that has po171 p0174 replaced mass air flow sensor(oe) smoked test,propane test , disabled egr and plugged the ports and smoked test , clean throtle body and still got these codes coming back fuel presure in specs (70psi) fuel... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Fuel guage VIN: 4JGAB57E34
Vehicle came in with erratic fuel guage operation. When inop, guage would stay at empty with no low fuel level lamp illumination. Customer stated that guage would always start working when refueling vehicle. I noticed that sometimes I could make the guage clim...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Coolant VIN: WDBRH61J54
This car came in for just regular service and maintenance. Upon inspection we had found aluminum flakes in the coolant reservoir. We are in the process of replacing the water pump but once removed we found no scoring or any sort. Has anyone seen aluminum flake...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on
This car has 10.34 volts @ the #2 pin were it should have 5v reference? I've checked for shorted wires none found .removed pin 44 @ pcm green/white and i've got 10+ volts @ pcm. tried another pcm same thing!Has any of you vw techs seen this before? Trouble codes: P0341
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L alternator VIN: WVWMA63B4X
Vehicle came in not charging, another tech diagnosed bad alternator based on testing with VAT 40, Tech put on 2 Bosch Alternators neither would charge. Vehicle was passed to me. I went thru pinpoint testing the charge circuits, even providing a case griound to...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L drivetrain VIN: YV1FA8846M
Hi, this volvo has me scratching my head. Came in for a noise when first driven a high piched howling . so I replaced the center support bearing on the drive shaft. noise is fixed.I made sure to index the shaft to keep it in phase and marked the flanges so its...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1LS5521R
car towed in no start. had no spark so put new coil/ignition module assy. car starts now and will run fine if held over 2000rpm. if let to idle it will hunt and eventually die out. i noticed that the check engine light will flicker then it will stumble during ...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS55A9X
Hey guys.this s70 non turbo non trac 2wd that is kicking my butt. I had wheel left front wheel speed sensor code and a throttle unit failure code, they come back together.no symptoms present other than re-occuring mil ets and abs lights on.replaced sensor, cod...

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2006 Audi A6 3.2L stereo VIN: WAUKH74F86
I am sorry that I don't have a fix on this car. The suggestions for water damage were very good but we did not find any evidence of that. I was not sure how to make a fibre optic loop and should learn more about that. Ultimately we sent the car to the dealer ...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63413
i have fixed this vehicle but admit that it does not make sense. I talked with the customer about the fact that we could not program a new VVT module and he wanted me to go ahead and get one. I installed the new module, cleared the codes and the car ran perfec... Trouble codes: 2852 (variable valve gear reference sensor bank 1), 2862 (variable valve gear voltage supply bank 1), 2863 (variable valve gear voltage supply bank 2), 2865 (variable valve gear in limp home).
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPC93457
found rodent damage at leak detection pump,repaired evap fault replaced t-stat(heart surgery),repaired coolant fault waiting to see if ews code returns Trouble codes: 2EF5, 2A13, 2F4A.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Ball joint VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
Thanks to everyone for their input. We opted to replace the steering knuckle with ball joint just to be on the safe side.
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Ecm VIN: SAJEA03V23
Sorry for the delay in posting, the car left the shop 2 weeks ago and I wanted to give it a little time just in case there were any issues. Well, I am assuming no news is good news! I got 3 replies from IATN members: The first one instructed me to use "...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L MIL Lamp on
We have finished working on this car, We took the throttle body and egr off and fixed the booster pipe to the throttle body by tapping a thread and install a brass fitting, we sealed up the leaking egr body, our fuel trims are still high at 20% but the check e... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean).
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L steering VIN: WDBRF61J72
thanks for replies,switched tires with another car problem solved.had balanced and inspected but still could not see any defect. remounted, wobble returned. replaced tires. good to go
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
Well I am embarrassed to be posting this but for the sake of being honest here it is. First I want to thank everyone who replied with excelent suggestions. As I mentioned in my post the cam sensor was bad, so I replaced both sensor and cam gear. Car ran with n...
2010 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L Alternator bracket VIN: 3VWHL7AJ5A
Just got done dealing with the adjuster. Pissed off the body shop but think he will understand where I came from. Adjuster came in said bracket pays 1.2 hours and car is already somewhat apart so all he could pay was .75 hours. I proceded to show him the repla...
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