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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L differential VIN: WBXPA934X6
This customer's vehicle drives and runs very well normally. Upon shifting from drive to reverse, a loud "clang" can be heard coming from approximately the left rear wheel area. It is difficult to pinpoint, and the noise does not repeat going from reverse to Dr...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starter VIN: WBAVB13566
Hello and thanks for any info, I'm about to remove the starter in this e90. Alldata , Mitchell or internet has any removel instruction just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on do this job. It looks to me that the Intake manifold must come off? Just ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Shifting VIN: WDBKK47F8X
I would like to thank everyone for their time and input. We have used IATN for over 2 years now and find it a very valuable tool for info. So Iam wondering if anyone has ever installed a used etc module(electronic trans control). Same old story cust has little...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G1Y
Checked posting history on this issue. We dropped the cats and road tested. No change. Replaced original fuel filter. No change. Checked the wiring harness for any cracks and the usual degradation of the vinyl covering. Has anyone had a wiring or injector prob... Trouble codes: P0300 (Missfiring TWC damaging), P0306 (Cylinder 6 missfiring), P0302 (Cylinder 2 missfiring.)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J5Y
noise under the vehicle when started after more than 10 minutes.Code 1526-016 .replaced dampner
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Shifting VIN: WDBRN40J73
After spending the day pulling my hair out on this vehicle,I guess I need some help.This car won't shift out of park.If I shut the vehicle off and then turn the ignition to the "on" position it will allow it to shift out of park.But I cannot shift out of park ...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33483
Car arrived with MIL on, four faults: P2096 (fuel trim rich on decel) P0036 (Rr O2 sensor heater ckt; sensor repl 5/11 w/Bosch) P0130 (Fr O2 sensor malfunction) P0138 (Rr O2 sensor, high voltage) Found rear sensor unplugged. I cleaned plug terminals well and ... Trouble codes: P2096 (Alldata says fuel trim rich on deceleration)
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: YS3FB49S54
Parking brake will not release when you squeeze the trigger on the handle, as if the release cable is now too short to give a sufficient pull on the release pawl. In speaking to my local Saab dealer about this problem, they sent me a "kit" containing the 2 hal...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 9BWFP61J43
Hi! This TDI is killing me. When the car first came in, the customer complained about a poor gas mileage (24mpg), it used to be 35-40, before he had the timing belt replaced. On my first test ride I also realized a significant lack of power and black smoke on ...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAE63B65
Vehicle came in for very long crank time, and when car was here sometimes it would not even start, sometimes had to push pedal to floor to get to start. Noticed EGR and Throttle body area was very carboned up, and EGR was so carboned that it was replaced and i...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRL71K69
Hi. This Jetta was towed in with a no crank condition. When I turn the key on, none of the dash lights come on except for the "drl" lamp. No MIL, ABS, ect. radio comes on, blower, power windows & door locks okay. Battery is fully charged. All fuses okay except...
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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUBG34D8X
i degreased the engine again and added a dye kit to the oil. it ended up being the head gasket on the passenger front corner, right behind the inner timing cover. installed new head gasket and new head bolts, resurfaced cylinder head. vehicle is fixed. thank y...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: TRUUC28N0Y
THANKS ALL. WE REPLACED BOTH COOLANT SENSORS, KEPT VEHICLE AT SHOP A COUPLE DAYS TO TEST COLD ENGINE STARTING. AFTER REPLACING BOTH COOLANT TEMP AND FAN SWITCH SENSORS THE VEHICLE STARTS UP WITH NO PROBLEMS. CUSTOMER HAS BEEN DRIVING CAR FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS WIT... Trouble codes: P0117 (Engine coolant temp sensor g62 too low intermittently).
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBXPA93425
Thanks for all the replies a reflash was performed and vehicle runs well. Sorry I dont have much helpful information we were never able to detect any faults with the scan tool but all is well now.
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2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPC93458
Still could not find much info for this system and any test I could perform with a scan tool. Did order a new leak detection pump and check the resistance between all terminals of pump and then compared to old pump. Old pump had excessivly high resistance comp... Trouble codes: P2402, 12145 (E-Box fan actuation above threshold).
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cigarette Lighter VIN: WDBBA45C1F
Thank you to the gentlemen who replied to my query. After showing your replies to my customer, He decided to have me install a universal lighter socket into the center console for his GPS unit. He's happy, so I'm happy.
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2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil level display VIN: WP0CA298X1
I was unable to find a smoking gun on this one. Most signs were pointing to a cluster. One reply stated that they had seen this very scenario and the cluster fixed it so it was nice to have that knowledge. In the end the customer did not want to spend the mone...
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2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7L windows, convertible top, spoiler VIN: WP0CA29815
So I went after the controller under the drivers seat but found no fuse. However, since I was there I opened up the unit and found a goodly amount of "haze" on the circuit board. Kind of like fungus. Cleaned it up, put everything back together and...nothing. N...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3ED58E4Y
well sorry to all who were looking for a fix because i do not have one.i did try a fuel pump only because my boss was sure that was the problem from talking to other shops.it did nothing as well as the new relay,ignition switch,coil and crank sensor.this car h...
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