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2008 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L rear hatch VIN: WA1BY74L38
This Q7's rear hatch has a mind of it's own. The vehicle's battery was replaced in the last couple of weeks, and all comfort & locking functions were normal, so I don't think this is associated. The rear latch will release randomly, and the hatch opens automat...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L pass. side HID VIN: WBAEU33423
I switched the bulbs and still no light on passenger side only . I turned the lites on with the plugs off and watched the lightening jump to ground , then the both lites will work for a long time normally .The pass. side headlite seems to get brighter a little...
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L valve train VIN: SALSH23418
We have this noise that is hard to describe coming from the p/s cylinder head. It is from the center of the head loudest at the supercharger, but this could be misleading.Like I mentioned, this same head(pass side) was replaced 600 miles ago(with a used head) ...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Slips 1-2, 2-3 VIN: 1090161200
This is actually a grey market 300SEL. We removed and tore down transmission. Previous overhaul not done correctly. drum in backwards, valve bodies mis-assembled. Indication of clutch pack damage. We replaced missing and worn parts, re-assembled and test drove...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L srarter VIN: WDBHA28E9S
Mitchell shows a Starter lock out relay module behind left kick panel that is not there. Does any body know where it is ? Thanks, Ron
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...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, No throttle VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
So this car come in on the tow truck, dead, open the trunk to put the jumper box on it and find the battery already uncovered and jumper cables in the trunk. I already know this car had battery issues but the customer denied me when i told him to replace the b... Trouble codes: C1022
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F63
hi techs dual pump was replaced a couple of months ago. Every thing was going fine until owner sat idling for several minutes... est 10... and the front dropped one level and then again. At this time the abc light illuminated. At his residence I pulled codes ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L ac system leak VIN: WDBTJ75J85
This vehicle loses the AC charge after about 2 weeks, i added dye a few days ago and cannot find any leaks under the hood. I am leaning towards an evaporator or expansion valve, just can't get my head around this is a very low mileage car can the evap actually...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Air recirculation motor lever VIN: YS3ED48EX1
The lever on the recirculation motor is broken. Looking at this idiotic design, it is apparent that it is designed to fail. The motor continues to drive hard even after reaching what should be its stop. It will drive for 14 seconds in either direction regardle...
2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL 4.0L 3rd row power folding seats VIN: 2V8HW64XX9
The vehicle came in with the right rear seat recliner stuck in the fully reclined postion. Also, the left power folding seat would soemtimes not unlatch to stow. found a reflash for improper unlatch of either seat. Once that was performed the left seat operate...
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0L lock VIN: WVGBV95N69
all doors lock, drivers door wont unlock.scanner data shows its working. replaced latch, same problem.
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L speedometer VIN: YV1LW5543V
HELP!!! I have a 850 Volvo that I can not get the speedometer to work. I am sure the trouble is in the abs module even tho I have replaced it with a used unit. I can go into the abs with my scanner as long as the engine is off but if I start the engine I loose...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1SW53D81
Thanks in advance for all the help.Vehicle came in with laundry list.Struts,Oil Leaks,exhaust.Handled Struts and exhaust.Working on oil leak.Pulled front cover found oil all through TB system.Looks like cam seals.Removed belt on timing marks.Now I have two que...
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ91165
I have a question for all the techs out there can i remove and reseal valve cover on 2005 volvo xc90 2.9 l without use special tool that hold down valve cover need step by step info thankyou.

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3345Y
This vehicle is being wrapped up, but not in a good way. The customer showed up yesterday morning after I had posted this request and went nuts. He was screaming and yelling all kinds of unprintable words. He blamed me for everything short of the 9-11 terroris... Trouble codes: P0303.
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Valve Covers VIN: WBANB33554
Thanks Joshua [...] also for tring to give me usefull information. Remove upper cowl cover then center hvac vent cover. No jacking up or pring motor over.
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L differential VIN: WBXPA934X6
Unfortunately the customer has not returned to have us further diagnose the source of the noise, but several replies indicated the most likely cause would be the driveshaft center support bearing. There is also a bulletin regarding a tear in the floor where th...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L ignition VIN: SALJY1247W
My diagnosis of a bad ECU was correct to begin with, the no spark after he replacement was that the ECU had to be reconized by the antitheft module. I read all of the information that was available to me about the operation of the antitheft and from that data...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWED21C32
this one still has me in the air did everything over check spk injectior pulse even kept engine running with brake clean while watching noid and fuel pump power and ground finally SWITCHED FUEL LINES and it fired never pulled lower hose but somehow lines were ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCT71KX6
thanks for all the help, most replies were things i had already ruled out. after performing a compression test found one cylinder just out of spec from the others, 5 bar allowable difference. i removed the valve cover again and more closely inspected the cam s...
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