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2005 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L esp VIN: WAUKF68E55
This came in from a body shop with the traction control light on since a small front end collision. The accident wasn't bad enough to blow the airbags, just cosmetic and a/c condensor damage.i pulled codes 00493-esp sensor unit no signal/communication and 0182...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN63565
Vehicle came in crank no start. No fuel pressure, and found fuel pump fuse #73 blown. Replaced fuse, and keeps on blowing. Unplugged fuel pump, and fuse #73 not blowing anymore. We have recommended a pump, and replaced #73 fuse. Fuse #73 not blowing anymore, b...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L dynamic stability VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Customer brought in for dynamic stability message on dash. Code stored is a C1287 "active booster release switch" circuit fault. There looks to be 2 switches for the booster. 1 At the pedal side & 1 in the booster. These switches appear to available with the ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALNY22233
Vehicle came with misfire on cold. Checked and it does misfire on cold and still runs poorly when heats up. It runs rich. Replaced oxygen sensor. No change. If I clear the codes and test drive it, p1472 comes back. Any help. Trouble codes: P0172, P1472
2004 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Starting VIN: ZAMBC38AX4
Hi guys this is a friend car I replaced a right side window regulator I drove the car to work and part it I came out the vehicle won't crank and I observe a warning indicator on dash flashing I tow the vehicle to my shop I jump the starter the vehicle start bu...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 4.5L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441200
auto came in running bad. change points plugs cap and rotot. als wires. still runs bad. seems like its ignition,but would not bet on it. car is like new. I read where theres point for the injectors. I thought it said was in dist. so I figured they were under p...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D4L
this car sat for 4 years, was towed to my shop with instructions to get running again. originally found blown 10 a fuse in ovp relay, and 1 dead fuel pump. drained old varnished gas, installed 1 new pump and fresh fuel filter. car came to life. idled about 10 ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Stall VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
We have a S430 that instantly trips a P0100(mass air code).We of course replaced with Bosch unit.Code comes back instantly after clearing and starting vehicle.Customer stated that another shop replaced mass air 2 years ago twice with in days.From what I could ... Trouble codes: P0100
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J71
Vehicle came in with the front end dropping over night. Attempted to locate leak and could not locate external leak. Replaced front struts with no change. Removed fill line from compressor and there is airflow and front end drops with in 5 min. The question is...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No interior dash lights or counsle lights VIN: WDBLJ70G82
I have a customer who recently purchased a 2002 Clk 430 on ebay when customer received car the vehicles radio said code and the interior dash lights do no work IE the instrument cluster Speedo, gas, rpms etc, the heater controls do not light up, the center cou...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Tpms VIN: WMWRC33473
This vehicle is new to my shop came in because tpms light was on. I did the relearn and would not take has code 5e5c initialize runflat in abs modual also code seems to be linked to dds button fault.this code will not reset and cannot do relearn still... I don...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L front windows VIN: WVWFE83A3S
This VW front door electric windows do not operate from the driver door switch. The right front window does operate up and down from the right door switch. The windows can be raised and lowered with the driver's outside door lock mechanism as normal except tha...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFA81H1W
After last coil replacement, misfires went away... for a while. Started returning, mostly at idle. Ultimately the car died. Towed in. Spark plugs burned up to over .050" gap. Cap shows signs of burning, black residue on inside and inbetween orange and black pi...

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1985 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Front calipers VIN: WBAEC7401F
Thanks for all the help and suggestions, IATN members are the best. This one appears to be fixed. A new master cylinder seems to have cured the dragging front brakes. Just took it for a 6 mile or so road test, came back and checked the front wheels and they ...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L master cylinder VIN: YS3FD45Y36
Customer refused additional diagnosis. This car definitely is different than all other sport sedans that I have experienced. Are the brakes less than they should be? To me it is very unnerving to drive this car. In other sport sedans, I do feel the brake pedal...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R22
Thanks guys for very helpful answers. We checked for unmetered air as Peter suggested,but can find any other leak,for 13 inches of water is a bit low ,but I think it should not caused the too high rpm at idle. It make sense to me that most of you mention about... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle control system higher than expected), P2177 (System too lean off idle Bank1).
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L L.R Window VIN: YV1CT85567
Thanks to Bruce we traced the problem to REM unit [570] but the customer has decided aganist having it replaced this time. I have personally thanked Bruce for taking the time to help us. IATN have a great team Techs who rise to the challenge to help other m...
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