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1994 BMW 740i 4.0L chargelight VIN: WBAGF21090
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you this Swiss-spec, gray market BMW 730i .I apologize for the incorrect model in the heading, but the system here at iATN does not list the correct model, as it was not available in the USA. The customer complaint is that a...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Collision Repair VIN: WBAGN63433
Inspected battery safety terminal, buckles and air bags (non deployed) scanned SGM-ZGM no codes SIM had codes 93DF/93D0/93CD with other unreadable codes. All codes cleared but0,16,94,87 code. Called launch and they said it was a "factory" code and had no refer...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L left headlight low/high beam VIN: 5UXFA13565
Left side xenon low/high beam bulb will not ignite with switch but can activate with autologic. This is the second x5 from same year and options in a month with the same problem. first one did all that is previously mentioned with no fix and no option but subl...
2009 Smart Fortwo Brabus 1.0L clutch acuator VIN: WMEEJ31X99
I am suffering from lack of information in the USA about Smart cars in general. This jewel came in with no start, no starter. We worked out that the CLUTCH ACTUATOR MOTOR shaft had sheared. We installed a new clutch actuator assembly, and test drove the car se...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K05
This car came into the shop with a cam sensor code and a high draw fan code. Scoped the Cam sensor with Snap-on Verdict and got an irregular wave. Replaced the Cam sensor, cust declined fan. Test drove car drove fine. Came back about a week later running rough... Trouble codes: P2279 (Induction air leak), P0300, 30030
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) S 2.5L Oil pressure VIN: WVWBB71K98
After customer tells me the cars started having problems after the gas station oil change I tell her we need to start by changing the oil with the correct VW approved oil/filter and see what problems return if any. Engine had slight lifter noise, red oil press...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L oil VIN: YV1LW5810S
There is oil coming from upper side of rear of engine near to camshaft pulley corner. Please see pictures links. /edit?usp=sharing /edit?u...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L ABS warning lights VIN: YV1LW5542T
I got a hard code 312 for Rt/front wheel speed sensor fault (after Dr Import ABS controller installed). I replaced sensor and the fault resets. Rears (on one pigtail) and L/Fr sensors have previously been replaced w/Ate sensors. Power leads (red & black) to co...
2004 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L brake pedal VIN: YV1TS92DX4
Help Volvo techs! This car was purchased by an unsuspecting woman at a used car lot and is in bad shape. as you start to slow to a stop the brake pedal drops about half way to the floor. In the absence of any other ABS complaint or symptom we installed a new m...

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2002 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUML44D92
I removed the fuel pump and removed all of the suctions jets from the tanks. I could not see anything visually wrong with them. We decided to replace the tank with a new tank from Audi. This fixed the problem and the car is running good now.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L injector pump VIN: WDB1241301
I had gotten several replies, Most said to try to reseal the pump in the car, because most of the leaks are at the injector pumps upper body, We did the reseal and all is good. Thanks iatn
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F7V
This car had a faulty engine ECU after we eliminated everything else. These computers are locked to the vin of the car so can be bought very cheaply used. $40 for the computer and $250 for Beckmann Technologies in North Carolina to unlock it for us. Car sta...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Srs VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
Well after spending several hours of my time (and the time of members of IATN)the customer decided to take the car to a Mercedes dealer since his insurance co is willing the provide him with a loaner car.Thanks to all who helped!
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Mechanical VIN: YV4BZ98288
Hello and thanks for the help. I chose the route of removing heat shields to gain access to the drain tube. once i got 2 layers of heat shields out of the way, i found and cleared the drain. Thank you all for your help as always iatn rocks! John
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