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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Tensioner? VIN: WAUPL68E64
I have a rattle noise on Cold start up for a couple of seconds then goes away and sounds fine after that. It sounds like a loose timing chain or tensioner with slack in it. The Audi dealer told them that it was nothing to worry about and would not need anythin...
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2003 BMW 320i 2.2L Starting
Hi First off its isn't a 320 - but there is no option for 316 compact E46 (1.6cc 16v 4cyl engine) The car will not start, the code for cam sensor exhaust comes back every time. We have - Swapped inlet & exhaust cam sensors ( As they are the same). Scoped both ...
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1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: SAJNV5840G
hay all you jag masters have this jag given me greff it starts idles real rough try to give it gas fall on its face as it gets warm it dosnt even wanna idle vary little throttle responce with out it dieing it was in about 6 mounth ago running rough found spark...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Ignition VIN: SALTL15482
Hell Land Rover techs, We replace a motor with a used one and all was good for a day or two. Now it starts and dies. It's losing spark, and we have a code ( P1673) ECU not matched with body control module. We are 7 hours from the nearest dealer to get this pro...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Long crank VIN: WDBA45AXE4
Car will usualy start good first try in AM, after that it has long crank time. As far as I can tell fuel and ignition systems are set correctly. They are set different then I am use to. Mixture is set by unplugging O2 and taking a voltage reading at #3 of test...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA66EXL
Having a starter issue. No crank intermittently. Was able to tap on start at one point when there was no crank and this did not help. Left the car sit over night and with doing nothing car cranked and started fine next day. This has happened numerous times. A ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Alignment VIN: WDBFA67FXW
Wow this vehicle has been quite the problem child. We have replaced almost every suspension and steering component on this vehicle and some of them twice. The problem we are having is that after all of it the car still pulls hard right. I have aligned this car...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWMF73517
car came in with #2 misfire. did compression test. no compression . after compression test i was going to return car to customer,car was sitting in bay running, heard a electrical snap and the car died. no spark,no fuel, no injector drive. new crank sensor.... Trouble codes: 2BD0
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2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L blend door VIN: WMEEK31X99
Hi Smartcar techs, We have an 09 fortwo that has an intermittent issue with operating the blend door completely to the cold air position. We removed the actuator motor and operated the blend door it works freely and seals off nicely in the cold position. a/c ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor and fans VIN: 3VWCC21C5X
sometimes the compressor stops working/ no power, fans shut down also
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M04
Please need some help with this 04 vw jetta 4 cyl.check engine light is on,vehicle starts and drive transmission not shifting good,main problem is there is no comunication with scanner tried 2 scanner.Volts at dlc are as follow: pin 4,5 ground,pin7 11v key on,...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1SZ59H84
Customer complaint of intermittant stall and restart. Came into the shop with the above codes (really concerned about the ECM control module fault) Cleared codes and performed throttle body adaptation and took for a test drive. Drove great, parked in shop, got... Trouble codes: 260A, 261A, 400C, 130A, 6814 (Turbocharger control signal too high), 981A
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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L Both Right side windows VIN: WBAHD531XP
Thanks to those who replied. Sometimes what the customer tells us actually throws us off. The customer stated that the windows failed at different times so I thought I would fix one and then the other. I tried for a day to repair the front regulator then I fin...
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33442
Thanks to all for some helpfull ideas. I finnaly got some time to get back to this vehicle. I pulled the spark plugs and ran a compression test and all cylinders were at 90 psi. So I installed new plugs (old ones were wet and oiled the cylinders. I managed the... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L A/C System VIN: WBABS53493
I received many helpfull responses. Unfortunatly I only saw the car once and the customer has not been back since. It is supposed to come back in about 2 weeks so I will be able put some of the info I received to good use & ofcorse update this post with the fi...
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2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L Studders VIN: WBAVC93528
The 1st thing I did was change the trans fluid and refill , bmw atf to the correct level. After a few miles things smoothed out very nicely. Looks like this is fixed, eventhough the fluid "looked" ok I have driven the car issue free for 2 days. Thanks guys as...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJHX1748S
Thanks to all for the good info. With the crank at TDC, align the mark on the shutter wheel in the dist with the circle in the window of the cover. Quite simple when you know what to do..Thanks again to all who responded.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L engine running VIN: WDBNG75J62
Car is fixed and runs without fault after replacement of the engine control unit. With the new unit installed I have the correct voltage reading from the Air meter with the key on and car off where as with the original unit the voltage was well below the spec...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDCYR49E32
after we installed the new differential motor the trans was not shifting . i had a friend with a mercedes benz scanner who reset it and all is well and running
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L compressor wont shut off VIN: WVWEE83A7T
GOT IT!!! finally sorry its taken a while to close this(just got the car back) At some point early this summer this car had a fan come apart (so i was told ) and it cut all the wires to the fan,temp switch in the end of the radiator and the thermo switch,a tot...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Compressor VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
I really wish people would read help requests before giving replies, not just mine but everyone elses. I think people put out help just to get more free time on IATN. Almost all the replies I got I covered in my request for help. Maybe there should be an IATN ...
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L electric VIN: 3VWDC21V12
thanks everyone and thanks IATN we fixed this car turn out to be bad ground on relay customer was happy when she pick up the car ...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Variable cam shaft timing VIN: WV3AB47032
Hello All Thank you all for the reply, on this vehicle the customer and i decided to replace all the timing chain componments, Chain, all sprocket, all the chain guide and tensioner, also the cam adjuster solenoid which i did not know but should have come wit...
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