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1989 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUBB0442K
We got this vehicle in with a start stall condition. Vehicle will start up and immediately stall afterward, good spark, tested fuel pressure and found the pressure to almost max the gauge at 140 psi. Considering fuel pressure should be at around 90 psi operati...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B12
resets p0341 an 346 almost immediately after start up, performed cps checks per code direction.verified voltage, ground,sensor signals at ecm with labscope,performed output test to cam adjuster solenoids with scanner while verifying audible clicking with labsc... Trouble codes: P0341, P0346
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L On-Board Monitor VIN: WBADN63422
Hello BMW folks, please can i ask for your attention for a minute? I'm working on a 2002 E39, and i think i have got closer to the fault, but i'd like to run it by you first... So, this car has an I-bus and i think the BMBT is causing the power drain. i have t...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Steering VIN: WBAGL63453
Hello BMW techs or all techs out there.I got 745I, customer brought in steering hard and havy to turn all time.I look at the pump is leaking and the sway bar leaking also but to test pressure pump require the tool i don't have it.I top up fluid to resorvoice b...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L turbo VIN: WDB9046122
this is a mercedes benz sprinter 413cdi,i have turbo problem,low charge pressure fault code p1470-016,have replaced,transducer vacuum valve,charge pressure sensor,have no leaks in charge air system,have vacuum to valves,charge air control on turbo working,with...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Variable Top VIN: WDBWK56F85
Hey all, We have a 2005 Mercedes Benz SLK350 With variable Roof issues. The car was taken to Mercedes where the owner was told that they needed to investigate a wet rear carpet behind drivers seat/seat floor. The convertible Top (hardtop) does not function a...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73557
Vehicle originally came in with a multitude of codes: 2d52(superknocking) 2dcb (fuel cutoff due to superknocking) 2fdc (interface ews dme) 2b64 (unmeterd air)2b51 (air mass signal) 2b5f (air mass sensor correction signal). Valve cover/pcv was updated to newer ... Trouble codes: P1497
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L a/c and fans VIN: 3VWSD69M41
Group, Have a common problem but can't get it fixed!! The fuse box originally melted at the 150 amp fuse from the alternator. Fans and A/C were not working car was overheating. Replace fuse box and rewired a new wire to th e alternator with heavy wire and copp...
2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWLK73C57
Car has returned with the same codes, P0264 / 000612 (#2 injector short to ground intermittent)P0300,302 and 303. Finally had it happen with the VDS on the car and saw both cylinders 2 and 3 miss-fire. However just puts out the code for the #2 injector. Any he...

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L cooling system VIN: WA1YD64B22
THIS AUDI IS FINALLY COOLING.Thanks to all who replied with their thoughtful and intelligent replies.IATN is a powerful tool.In my original post I said I checked for contamination, but I saw some and ignored it.A good two way flush and the system bled easier a...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7328V
Hi all Techs. Thank you all.I removed the top plenum as Scott and Nicolas said. Also They said to use OE part and while in there replace all the hoses as they get britlle,yeah I did managed to break the air pump tube in 3 pieces. Thanks Again Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L coolant VIN: WMWRE33454
Hello iatn group members,this gremlin is finally fixed!!! We followed all the advises,checked harmonic balancer for slippeage,none.Removed supercharger again nothing wrong. Then bled system with airlift and bleeding procedure as one of you decribed still coola...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WMWMF33567
Thanks to Eric! The coolant temp sensor was the problem. I checked the values with the Autologic after the vehicle was cold and before I started the engine. It was reading about 76 deg C. So I ordered a coolant temp sensor and before installing it I checked...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Headlights VIN: 3VWSE69M13
The prerdominant reply indicated that the sockets were known for failures such as this, where the plastic plug body is damaged by heat due to being the headlights being wired to stay on whenever the key is on. New plugs from the local Napa outlet on both sides...
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