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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Blower Motor VIN: WAUML64B43
Looking for a little direction on this one before I dig in. I have checked the codes and have a 01273 and 01592. Not really worried about the sensor now. The customer just wants the fan to blow. Is there a common problem for the 01273 code. I have power to the...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E63
Vehicle came in with complaint of MIL flashing and misfires felt. Did a little research and found numerous problems with the coils, they appeared original and so I replaced them with IDI coils. Plugs were NGK and looked good. Repaired some dubious looking vacu... Trouble codes: P0300, P3016
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L runs rough at idle VIN: WBACG8324V
Hi Everyone. Thanks in advance for any information offered. Working on a '97 BMW 318Ti. Runs rough at idle. Codes all relate to lean. Currently smoke testing vac leaks. Found leaks on hoses to injectors. Temporarily plugged them off to check for other leaks a...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8326V
older bmw dont have much info on it 121 code is in eng the 153 code is in trans. any old bmw guy that might steer me in the right direction thanks for your time Trouble codes: 121 (load detection), 153 (can end load signal)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Airbag VIN: WBAAM3338X
1999 323i E46. Came in for airbag light on.found faults listed. both fault frequencies are set at 49. tried to clear but unsuccessful.tried to recode but get same faults. order new module from dealer. coded. now has faults for all the airbags in car including ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L seat VIN: WBAGH8345Y
Hello everyone, not much of a BMW guy. the customers battery went dead. now the AC does not work, the power seat, power steering column, or the power window are intermitten. the windshield wipers do work, but do not shut off without cycling the key off, then t...
2008 BMW M3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: WBSVA93508
Pulled the code with launch tool but no detail information from mitchell how to properly check throttle body or air mass sensor. We checked for vacuum leak and checked the live data, seems all normal. I need help on how to check throttle body, is it possible t... Trouble codes: 2B15, 2B57, 2B5D
2011 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L Air Suspension
I have this land rover for maryland state inspection. I have been dealing with toyotas for almost 4 years now and the information we have is limited to toyotas only. Could some tell me how can i turn of the air suspension on this car or i can just raise the ca...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F71
This vehicle arrived at our shop with the complaint of inop speedo and multiple warning lights. The ABS, ESP, Brake, Brake Pad Warning, and Check Engine light are all on. The speedometer is inop, and the vehicle fails to shift out of 1st gear. I have read many... Trouble codes: P200F, P202B, P2027 (CAN Message missing from N47-5)
2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 5.5L convertible top VIN: WDDKK7CFXB
hello iatn members,anyone out there familiar with mercedes benz convertible top. the car came in with the rear trunk and bumper dameged due to an accident. we have repaired body damege but srs system malfunction indicator light is on. pull the code and found i...
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L Airbag VIN: WMWMF33529
Thanks to all who offer help. We have a Cooper with the airbag warning lamp on as soon as the key is inserted. Sets code 93D7. Checked right seat occupancy sensor per advise from another facility. Checked and installed in another Cooper with no issues. Checked...
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Convertible top light VIN: WMWMR33509
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 09 Mini cooper convertible in that is having a convertible top issue. When you put the top all the way down, the light on the overhead console continues to flash and if you drive it lets out the w...
1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN42A1B
hello everyone, i have this rolls royce here, and am by no means a rolls royce tech. car came in for a no start. pulled spark plug and checked for spark. no spark.hooked up scope to coil wire for giggles and saw it had like one kv. checked for pulse at the co...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWBH63B01
This particular vehicle chuggs/surges/bucks when turning right while accelerating. Never straight or left. We do not currently possess a VW factory scan tool. The exhaust repair will most likely solve the P0421,P0431, and P1176 codes (unless cat is damaged), o... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431, P1176, P1633
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L ecu VIN: YV1LW5642W
Hi Guys this car came in barely running. Would die as soon as put into gear. I hooked up the launch and everything looked normal until it died and the launch lost communication as soon as it died. It does this every time. It also did this with the torque OBD2...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L fuel door lock VIN: YV1RS64A94
Hello all you Volvo techs, I just wanted to thank you n advance, we have a 2004 s60, as you know on these cars when the doors are locked the fuel lid also locks and when the doors are unlocked the fuel door unlocks as well. On this particular vehicle it is non...

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2007 Audi A6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAH74F27
Just wanted to say a special thank you to micheal, he was spot one. I found a broken vacuum line running down the front of the engine. Light went of right away and I have put about 30 miles on the car with no codes. Thxs IATN you guys did it again Trouble codes: P2070 (Intake manifold tuning imt valve stuck open).
1996 Jaguar XJS 2 2 4.0L ABS Light VIN: SAJNX2741T
Well as many of you have said. The answer was in the codes. After driving 2 hrs to get to the dealer it was a c1095 pump motor failure. I put 12V to the motor and it hesitated for a second. Then ran OK. Went out for a drive and problem solved. I suspect the hi...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L check engine light VIN: WP0CB29873
Well, I cleaned the terminals and cleared trans faults, reset all monitors and gave the car back to the customer. The secretary did the call back Friday. I think the car is ok.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
Hello to all the Grey-hairs who responded There were 2 basic problems: 1) both low speed fans were inoperative due to open resistors 2) Main (left) fan was drawing 35 amps when operating When you let the engine run to the point where the first fan speed ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cam adjuster VIN: WVWAC63BX1
From all the tests I ran, I never would have expected it, but the power supply relay near the ECM was the problem. The T30 solder joint in the relay that comes from the main power supply (501) was burned. Once the relay energizes, power is then delivered to 3 ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug VIN: 3VWRP69M23
I have replaced all glow plugs with factory parts.It got cold enough to activate glow plugs for more than a split second and it starts without starting fluid,which I am aware is not good on the engine or glow plugs.Customer has been using it,not me.I am takin...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWRH63B94
Well, we didn't see any connections that weren't secure, so we pulled the dash and Lo and Behold, Robert had hit the nail on the head. The orange connector had come apart and was tucked back under the junction block out of sight. It was the third connector fro... Trouble codes: P1850 (Powertrain data bus missing message from ECU).
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