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2002 Audi A4 1.8L stuck in 4th gear VIN: WAULC68E92
We have a A4 that appears to be in limp mode. Hard engagement into R and D. Scanner shows 4th gear selected in D. Tiptronic inop and prndl completely fully lit up. The p1815 code is pressure control valve 1 short to plus, or mechanical malfunction. First check...
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2008 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L engine VIN: WAUDH74F38
we received this car on Monday with a running rough /noise. found all bank 1 cylinders were misfiring,there is a terrible rattling type noise from the plastic intake plenum.the noise could not be heard anywhere else on the engine.the noise would demish when re...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADM634XY
BMW hard start...thanks in advance to all the IATN techs that take their time to help others.. I'm looking for a direction to start here on a 2000 bmw 528i. engine will crank over good with no start.. after a little fight it will start hitting on a couple cyli... Trouble codes: 238 (also 242 243 239 codes for misfire cyl1 5 6 2)
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Door locks VIN: 5UXFA53583
this x5 was driven to work and at the end of the day her battery was dead and doors would not open. towed to shop and tried holding up on door handle while turning key - nothing. we managed to get the hood up to charge the battery. this is when we discovered t...
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1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L seat memory VIN: SAJPN1846X
hello IATN family, we have a 1999 jaguar XJR s/c and we are performing repairs to the body and mechanical. does anyone have any great sources for parts (worldpac has some) also looking for any input or assistance in the electrical , mainly the seat memory d...
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2012 Porsche Panamera 4 3.6L left low beam VIN: WP0AA2A76C
I have a durametric scanner, and before flooding my inbox with 'durametric is a piece of junk',please do not waste your time and mine if this is the only response you have. The headlight module(970 918 143 02)has been replaced. When I check module info with my...
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2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Misfire VIN: YS3FB46Y28
Car came into shop with misfire when cold. AS soon as it would warm up it would run fine. Removed head and sent to machine shop for repair. Found valve guides bad and had complete rebuild performed. Installed head. Now car starts fine, idles fine cold and runs... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWWB81HXV
hello everyone this vehicle has a very intermitten stall from a stop like a traffic light then when taking off it will stall, then may be an extended or labored restart. i have driven this vehicle for a week to and from work without any problems. cust has driv... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0303
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWSD69M11
Hello Fellow Techs. We have a VW Jetta in our shop that's giving us a bit of trouble. Car failed CA emission test and MIL on. Vehicle is very rich. Fuel trim is -25 at idle however long trim seems to stay near 0. Ive checked the intake system for leaks with a ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim bank 1)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3VWRK69M23
Customer states: RED oil light came on and immediately pulled over and shut down vehicle. Added 3 quarts oil and started vehicle. Drove about 5-7 miles and again Red Oil light comes on. Customer opened hood and found copious amount of oil all over right side e...
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUDD68D9Y
Alright I need to close this post due to running out of time. We still have the vehicle here, and I still believe the problem to be the computer. Why? Because one day for unexplained reasons it started and worked, with perfect communication. While it was funct...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Windshield washer pump VIN: WAUVT68EX3
Thanks for all the input. This job served as a good lesson for me. It was fuse # 37. I did check fuses initially with a volt meter by touching outside of fuse blades on both sides and having voltage present. Not until I removed the fuse did I find that it was ...
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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Hard Start VIN: 5UXFE83578
We finally got this vehicle back. The fuel pressure was still dropping off so we disassembled the left side of the tank. Inside we found a fuel pressure regulator and lines that returned fuel to the other side of the tank as well as the line forward to the e...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Suspension VIN: WDBUF56J56
Thank you all for the info. I raised the car up on the lift and used a rubber mallet hammer to tap on the lower control strut that runs toward the front of the subframe. I could tap on the passenger side control arm strut and the sound was very solid like a ...
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L camshaft seal VIN: JF4GG61625
I very much appreciate the input I received from all replies. As per my update, removing the front cam gears and seals and cleaning out the oil return holes in the cams fixed this problem. I cleaned out rear cam holes also, then installed rear cam plugs with n...
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