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2003 Aston Martin Vanquish 6.0L a/c VIN: SCFAC23363
This vehicle came in with poor cooling, while test driving after about 10 minutes the vents went warm with the control set for maximum cooling. The outside temperature was about 75 degrees f. I need to scan the system and there is a OBDII type connector on the...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L tank vents VIN: WAUDF78E06
as stated below, customers complaint is at refilling fuel pump shuts off early on fill ups. I checked purge sol, seems to work fine and I cannot see a reason this would cause a problem with early shut off of fuel pump. I checked the gravity valve at tank by bl...
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: 5UXFA13505
Hello everyone I have one here that is giving me some trouble. The car runs great no driveability issues, no check engine light, no trouble starting everyday until you go and fill up gas tank. When customer goes to fill the tank she says the car 9 times out of...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L Air Bag VIN: WDBKK65163
Need help from the Mercedes guys. I have a code 4 stored in the restraint system. Shop Key describes code 4 as a seatbelt retractor code. I replaced it and still have the code. I followed what little information is in Shop Key and not much help. If you unplug ...
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2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 4.6L interior power VIN: WDDNG9EB0C
Hello all Happy New Year, I have a S550 That I bought for myself. It had light flooding in the interior on the right side floor. SO far I have replaced the battery, Battery module on passenger side floor, Fuse box on driver side above the front SAM. I replaced...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWBK21C63
The cooling fans run all the time even after you shut the key off, till the battery is dead. we can get it to shut off by unplugging the coolant fan control module (a new one didn't solve the problem) we also tried unplugging the high pressure a/c switch and t...
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L No Start VIN: WVWAF63D14
Vehicle came in tow with no start condition. Put the key in the ignition and the dash shows "steering defective workshop" and the radio starts to work. Scanner communicates only with radio, nothing else. All fuses ok, checked for water at the driver's side und...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Turn Signals And Windows VIN: 3VWCM31Y45
We have looked at this car on and off over the last couple of days. Customer states the turn signals and windows become inop after a long drive. We have tried to duplicate and can not. The only bug we noticed was the flash to pass and the bright lights switch ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 3rd & 6th gear VIN: 3VWST71K06
She said the Jetta neutrals in 3rd gear and 6th gear once in a while. She pulls over, and turns off the car and restarts it. It seems to be good after that. But it might happen 4 times in a row. Our local trans shop does not overhaul this transmission. We coul...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L headlights VIN: WVWAK73C87
Hello i have this passat here the customer complain of the head light not being bright. i checked it out and it looks like the drl are on and very dim. not enough for night time driving. Turing the switch on does not change anything other than the tail light c...
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2005 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L warning lamp VIN: WBABT52050
Hi Team Sorry this has been so late to close. We had to have the air bag system reset at BMW. Thanks for help
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L light on VIN: SALAE24486
Hi guys sorry for the late closing on this post. We were hoping the customer would authorize the extra work but there was no room left in the budget (christmas). With your help we are confident that the suspension compressor and drier need to be replaced as we...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBRF61J12
Sorry everyone for the late reply, better late than never! But Layne was right on the money about fuel pumps going out. What didn't make sense that it started up and checking the fuel pressure never came to mind. So we ended up testing fp and there it was 10ps... Trouble codes: P2050, P2051, P20D4.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86E56
Thanks to everyone that replied, this vehicle is now fixed & out the door. Decided to bite the bullet & replace the intake manifold, when we removed the old intake & swapped the throttle body we were able to look inside & discovered that the bushings for the l... Trouble codes: P2006.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWRC33473
Thanks for the input. I want to put a remanufactured unit in. With a 60-80k life expectancy. I don't need the headache of it coming back in a few thousnad miles.
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWRC33424
Customer ended up taking car to Mini and they flashed the TCM and replaced a speed sensor.
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2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD79Y35
Thank you for all the input we took Pete and Anders advice and did a cold leak down test and it had intake valve leaks as they had indicated. We recommended that the customer take back to the dealer who installed a used engine to check on warranty . Thanks Aga...
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2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L cranks , no start VIN: YS3FB59Y48
The cold start long cranking problem was leaking intake valves that were too soft to handle the job. They were actually flattened into the seat and the guides were worn too. It seems to be a common problem now that these GM 2.0's are reaching 70K plus. What a ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix, but I wanted to be sure. The problem ended up being corroded wiring at the TCM under the carpet on the passenger side of the vehicle. Once I cleaned the wiring the vehicle started up and has been running since. Thanks f... Trouble codes: P0601, 16985.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Pressure control valves 1 2 3 4 intermittent VIN: WVWME63B64
Don't have an answer on this one yet. I do have some good information. The transmission control module is located under the carpet on the passenger side in front of the seat. the pollen filter housing leaks and runs water under the carpet flooding the tcm whi...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L Current Draw VIN: 3VWRM71K18
Thank for all the great replies, I really appreciate all the help. This one is fixed! First, the reason the interior lamps were lit after I replaced the passenger front door module was I had the battery connected and the door open when I disconnected the doo...
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2005 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L starter VIN: YV1MJ68235
Man I love iATN!! We did the battery cable thing and then checked the plugins to the CEM and there it was. One of them was loose. Plugged it in and everything started working! I was about to give up but you guys saved the day. Thanks!
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