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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E72
Got a beast here that wont communicate. Weve used several different scanners and with the exception of a generic OBD2 scan with our Verus we cant get any communication with any modules in the vehilce. The customers complaint is a hard start and rough idle with... Trouble codes: P0108, P0104, P0102, P0101, P0110
2003 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUXU64B13
we have this car that vibrates at 60mph getting worse the faster you go. vibration seems as though its coming from the rear. we swapped tires and found no difference in severity of vibration. we ran the vehicle on the hoist and tooks the tires off to eliminate...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Air bag VIN: ABMCA98010
Hi everyone Hope someone can give me some info on this car. It a E36 318i "South African import. Air bag light on steering wheel, its go a 3 spoke steering wheel and the air bag light is on the vertical spoke down the bottom. It dose a self test and the lig...
2006 BMW M5 5.0L clutch valve VIN: WBSNB93516
New customer had car towed from dealer to us, dealer wanted to replace everything in the SMG hydraulics and flywheel/clutch setup. The yellow cog comes on dash while driving, and as you continue driving, it becomes the red cog with half engine(limp home). Veri...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L lighting & chargeing VIN: WDBNG75J36
We have a tough one for us, this came in with a charging problem warning on dash,we tested the alt. had no out put. Replaced the alt, the charging light went out but we lost the air ride and also the drivers side low beam. We scanned the system and it stated r...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Ignition system VIN: WV2EH8703V
Vehicle came in running rough. Pulled codes found cyclinder 2 & 5 were missing. Pulled wire off coil and there was no spark. Found that those cylinders are companion cylinders. Removed coil to test on bench. Resistance of plug 2 & 5 were out of spec. Tested ne...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Wipers VIN: 3VWSP69M23
Wipers will not operate on intermittent and low speed setting at times. It will work when lever in pushed down and held, where it runs at low speed, works and parks ok. High speed works fine. Also when in the intermittent mode and not working, the time adjustm...
2007 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L Booster VIN: WVGZE77L27
Need help VW experts out there. This Touareg has an intermittent lack of brake boost that happens only early in the morning when the customer is backing out of her steep driveway (I was never able to duplicate complaint). she complains of having to use too muc...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L enigne temp VIN: WAUVC68E44
First off thanks for all the replies. I was waiting for the customer to drive the vehicle for a few days to be sure the problem was gone. I ended up replacing the cooling fan control module and both cooling fans. I beleive either the fans took out the control ...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83441
well, the bossman has decided against digging any futher into this noise for now. thanks for the replies. the general consensis was replace the t-chains and guides as well as rebuild/replace the cam adjustment unit. with the amount of oil(or lack of) in said a...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L brake lites VIN: WBABN334X2
Thank You all you great Tech's of IATN, All your information guided me to the "Final Answer". It seems that the L.S.C.C.U. is feed by the L terminal(violet wire) of the ignition switch and when this power feed drops below 5 volts all hell is created. It actual...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33597
The problem with this car was the control unit, watching the injection signal on # 3 while at idle the signal would be a between 36 and 48 ms, when the signal got to 3ms the car would idle rough misfire. This was measured right out of the computer, replaced t...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69MX3
thank you all for repliying, i did find the connector, it was on the left side under the panal. and pink in color.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L code poo16 timing VIN: WVWEU93C96
I removed valve cover and inspected, cam position was was not lined up with crank at TDC. I replaced the timing chain, guides, sprockets, tensioner and oil pump bolt. In process of doing so found that the intake cam sprocket (VVT) was seized. This is why the c...
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