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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L liftgate VIN: WA1BY74L47
rear liftgate was binding/not opening but latch/lock was releasing properly. upon inspection lh liftgate opener (j605/v375) securing screw was missing and opener was disengaged from hinge pivot. wiring was twisted up but doesn't appear damaged. motor was retim...
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L switch rolls VIN: WBSCD9328W
I have an ignition lock cylinder that will rotate backwards as long as I do not turn the key forward first. If I turn the key forward to the on or start position, it will lock when turned back. I found TSB 32 01 99 which referred to very similar symptoms. Whil...
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2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L steering angle sensor VIN: WBAEK73415
hey guys need a lil advice here I have this 645 2005 steering angle sensor only reads when the vehicle is off and when its turned on the reading goes to -8750 deg changed the sensor and had this guy tried to reprogram it but it wouldn program also there is a n...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Conductor Plate VIN: WDBRF52H06
Replaced conductor plate (ONLY). Preformed coding, programing with Autologic, all 7 steps. Vehicle will not shift into 3rd, sets a fault, P0894-gear implausible or trans slipping and goes into limp home mode. Trans does slip bad during 2-3 shift. Scan data sho...
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1986 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AC45DXG
While we do not specialize in Saab's, we thought this one would be pretty straightforward. Customer complains of rough running/poor idle on cold starts. Could not find much information on this vehicle. Checked for vacuum leaks, found very small leak at IAC. Te...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L air distribution drum VIN: YS3DD55H01
This rather nice old Saab has the dreaded manual climate control air distribution drum problem. I am familiar with this problem but don't know where to get the TSB about the "fix" involving lubing the drum. Can anyone out there help me??? TIA
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSE69MX4
Hi all,I have a 04 jetta(1.8 turbo)that's giving me fits.Car came in with rough and surging idle and codes for random misfire and #1 misfire.Replaced plugs(at least 3years old but didn't look too bad)and misfire codes haven't returned however still have rough ...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L oxygen sensors both upper/ pre cat VIN: WAULT68E33
Tried fuel pressure regulator. Tried unhooking rear 02 sensors in hopes to change the slow response on upper ones, all that did was add more codes to the issue. The customer has taken the car for a couple of weeks, when the vehicle comes back we will work on t...
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L window motor VIN: WBSBG9332X
Thank you all for your excellent input. Special thanks to Dick from New Hampshire for telling me 8 amp draw on the window motor,(I was at 6 amps).I called in a glass specialist who seemed to be happy with the way I had adjusted the window and the way it was cl...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L pressure solenoid VIN: WBAEN33482
Thank you to the 3 who took time to respond, we are running out of IATN time on this one so I am going to call it a fix.We have checked the wiring into the trans and are in the process of getting a pressure solenoid.The info available for BMW service is diffic...
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2007 BMW 550i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANB53567
Hello all. Yes sometimes the basics are forgotten...I'm used to the sensitive nature of bmw. They usually set misfire codes. However, I went into ista and checked the smooth running values. Cylinder 3 was higher than the rest. After swapping plugs and coi...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: SAJKD6040X
sorry for the delay and thanks for all the help. as advised i unplugged connectors before and after clock spring inspected terminals and connections all looked ok code still there. unplugged and ckecked resistance through clock spring found open wire. as this ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz TCV2 2.2L glow plugs
Thanks to Mukesh, Peter & Brad, the original relay (when pulled apart) had 4 internal fuses which were all blown, hence no output. The replacement relay is purely electronic so you will not hear it working. The plugs are glowing, thanks guys.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J72
Thanks to all who took time to read and respond. We installed a new factory set of ignition wires (actually they were all sold individually)...surprised after installation, it still had a rough idle. All it took form that point was a relearn of rotor sensor ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, No Communication VIN: 3VWRF29M9X
Yes I Have Fixed This Vehicle...With The Help From iATN. It Was The Injection Timing. It Looks Like Someone Had Been There Before Me Because I Could See The Marks Made By The Heads Of The 3 Bolts But Customer Says No. Anyways, I Adjusted It Some And It Was Way...
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Electronic VIN: WV2MH4704Y
Thanks to the three replies I received.Used OEM brand brake pads to get the light off,an ohmmeter should of picked this up..Confirmed fix
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