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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Windows And Steering Wheel Electronics VIN: WAULC68E32
This car came in with some weird issues. None of the windows move, nothing on the steering column works (including the horn), no wipers, high beams, or cruise control, and the radio dose not turn off with keys out of ignition. Tried getting into steering elect...
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Accessories VIN: WAULT68EX2
Hello, we have a 2002 Audi A4 Quattro with auto trans. All of a sudden, the following items stopped working: 1. Power windows. 2. Power mirrors. 3. Sunroof. 4. Cruise control. 5. Horn. 6. Directionals. 7. Wipers. All fuses are good, including main fuse at batt...
2010 Audi A5 Quattro 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCFAFR2A
Customer states that car starting running bad with lack of power about 1 week ago. Suddenly she tries to start the engine one day and it cranks but will not start. We pulled all the codes and checked for spark. Spark is good. Computer has 11 codes stored. Cust... Trouble codes: P68A0, P164D, P164B, P00A0, P0110, P0016 (Correlation b1 sensor a)
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA535X4
Customer came in with check engine light and stated that the vehicle ran rough. Was unable to duplicate running rough condition. Had code 28B6 Inlet camshaft mechanical fault. Customer returned 1 week later, installed rebuilt VANOS unit to address DME code. Cu... Trouble codes: 28B6, 27A0, 2F9A, 28C4, 28C3
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L driver's door window VIN: WBAWC33557
hello,I need a little help deciphering a window problem in this E90. The driver's door window does not work.I scanned body module and it had 2 codes,9CDA terminal 30A faulty,and 9CC7 hall sensor faulty.I first removed driver's door panel,removed plug on motor...
2002 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Gauges VIN: 1B8HS78Z62
This Durango was towed-in with an intermittent no-start. Dash lights normal, but no gauges. After a few seconds "No Bus" in the odometer window. Checked fuses and relays-OK. Grounds (that I could see) --OK. Checked for obvious wiring issues, or animal damage--...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HA18D83
have this truck that blows out oil burning smoke after it idles for awhile,and then no smoke until it idles for awhile.no smoke driving or on start up even after sitting over night.any ideas on this? i was thinking valve seals but it dose not smoke at all on s...
2007 Dodge Caliber R/T 2.4L No start VIN: 1B3HB78K07
Hey guys, first time user here, I have an 07 Dodge caliber 2.4 towed in with a no start. New customer, never was serviced here. I checked for spark (has spark), has fuel at the rail. But NO injector pulse. I scanned the system and it came up with 4 codes that ...
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L power sliding doors VIN: 2D4RN5D16A
I have this grand caravan that the power sliding doors will not always work, the drivers side will not communicate with the scanner, I followed pinpoint test for no communication,(U1143)it has power and ground to module and I tested the can(bus)wires,they test...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53235
The check trans light comes on when the cooling fans are on high speed.The trans fluid temp sensor drops down to zero volts when the fan goes to high.The fans also change speeds back and forth when ect sensor is hooked up.When I unhook ect sensor the fans go t... Trouble codes: P0712 (p0462-), P0462 (p0481-), P0481 (p0191-), P0191
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L engine VIN: 1FTSW20R28
noise sounds like loose rocker arm drivrs side
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31R28
Ok guys bare with me not the best diesel tech here (apparently). So this 08 f350 6.4l diesel came to me about 4 years ago. It has been serviced by our shop and nobody else. Oil and filter changes have been done regularly. Oil at 5k and filters at 10k truck has... Trouble codes: P008E, P215A, P0193 (Fuel rail press cir a high input), P1336 (Ckp -cmp input sig to pcm concerns), P0219 (Engine over speed concerns), U0151 (lost comm with restraint control module)
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23172
gentlemen, this is a shout out to all my diesel techs out there, im not one for asking for help , i almost always have to help and re sources to fix all my vehicles but my diesel experience is limited, the truck came in with a u 1000 , p0380, hard start condit... Trouble codes: U1800, P0380
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23285
Hello iATN Techs, This diesel truck runs normal and is not setting any codes. After a heat soak it will crank and not start. If I cycle the fuel primer on the filter housing the truck will then start. If the vehicle sits over night after a no start, it will st...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Spark VIN: 1HGCB7658P
I need help with this one. The vehicle is my boss's car, he parked it at airport parking lot, when he came back three days later the car did not start. I went tow the car to shop, start testing, found no injector pulse, no spark. I replaced pgm relay with a us...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L instrument cluster VIN: 1J4GW58NXY
Hello, Vehicle came back 2 weeks latter with P 1685 and guages inop again. Also had numerous text codes in SKIM module. After clearing code in SKIM module, noticed vehicle would start, run 5 seconds and die. If cluster unplugged, vehicle would keep running. So...
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L cylinder head end caps VIN: KNDUP13195
The vehicle keeps leaking oil out of cylinder head end caps. builds up pressure and lows out the left intake cap
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALTY154X2
I have a 02 Landrover, with a 4.0. Came in with misfire on #1&6 cylinders, removed spark plugs on 1&6 did compression test on both cylinders. Both were good at about 140 and 160. Checked coil, found it no firing on cylinder #1. Also had foul plug. removed and ... Trouble codes: P1000
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3526M
this vehicle came in as no start. we have fuel pressure and spark but no injector pulse. we have 12v on main relay side of injector. resistance has been checked on most every thing. grounds have been checked at computer. power at computer. no codes. any help w...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3539X
We had a 1999 Miata 1.8L brought to us that would idle low and stall. There were codes for both O2 sensor heaters (p1136, p1142) as well as a code for the IAC (p1504). We decided to replace the O2 sensors first and then tackle the idle problem so the O2 sensor... Trouble codes: P1504
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Surge, VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Vehicle belongs to an older woman who keeps car well maintained. Vehicle will intermittently exhibit loss of power while cruising or under acceleration. Feels like vehicle is starving of fuel. I replaced fuel filter could not blow through it at all. Thought I ...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Transmission, tachometer.
Hi all, We have this Mini cooper in the shop and the transmission intermittently goes in to limp mode and will not shift, ( EP ) shows on the display and service engine soon light comes on. I have not experienced the fault as the customer said once they shut t...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L lighting VIN: WMWMF33517
This Mini's lights will flicker when turned on. I got to the BCM/lighting module by the drivers side foot well and saw that water had corroded the terminals & there was water under the carpet. I am assuming that that module is bad. If I get a new module, will ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Antitheft VIN: 1N4DL01A1Y
Hellow fellow technicians I got a 2000 Nissan Altima 2.4 VIN [...] automatic transmission that the customer request all his key switchs to be replace,doors,truck and ignition.They were bougth at the dealer.Once installed we proceed to reprogram the...
2005 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L Starter VIN: 5N1AA08B85
Posting to save someone some time. #1 starter relay is 1st relay toward right side of vehicle(left side when looking from under hood, standing in front of truck, vertical panel, rear) There is a white wire with a red stripe that has a conn. inbetween the front...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1G2NE52T1T
speedo inop after going 3 miles per hour checked green with white tracer wire going from cluster to ecm replaced ecm and replaced cluster. I also checked all grounds and replaced vss. The vehicle speed reads ok in ecm but in cluster data it drops out also. The...
2008 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L washer pump VIN: 2CKDL33F18
Greetings and thanks to all in advance. Have no washer oper. front or rear . Fuse is good, scan tool shows washer commands present when requested. Question, where are the washer relays. Alldata says they are in the power dist. center. Washers will run when pow...
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TDBT48A53
Hey all, this one is stumping me a bit so far. Im thinking it needs an ecm so far and i am working on proving that now, any insight would be great. This toyota was towed in for a crank no start. The weird part is it will crank whenever the key is turned on, bu...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cam Timing VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Car arrived on towtruck, as a no start(cranks fast parked and wouldn't start) I check oil, coolant, scan data, cam code, pull cover, and find good belt tension(20-30 degrees off). Rocked cam back and forth, feels ok, reset belt, fires up but missing, and noise...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M31
This car has been serviced by us for quite a while and there are no performance issues.The complaint is the mil fault p0380 we have replaced the glow plug harness the glow plug relay and checked the glow plugs,the engine temp sensor checks ok.The glow plugs al...
2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L engine VIN: WVWJK73C09
car came in blown timing chain 3 qts low oil,swap out with low miles used engine runs great plenty power,icon on dash oil can dripping with 3 chimes(low oil pressure} swap out with used and new oil pressure switches same thing psi at idle 36 psi mitchell spec ...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L shifting VIN: YV1RS61N71
please help!!! I know some one out there in this great iatn world that knows how to repair or give me a direction to go. started out with sol2 code and speed sensor code. sol.2 ohmed out bad so we replaced all shift solinoids and speed sensors and still goes s...
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L park assist VIN: YV4BZ98218
customer wants park assist disabled because of where he parks finds it very annoying can this system be shut off or coded out? thanks [...] Dick

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Booster Vac VIN: WAUBA24B3X
ell, this one is out the door for now thanks to Don from Oklahoma who sent me information on how to wire up a Vacuum Pressure Switch made by Stewart Warner. After a month with this Stewart Warner Hobbs Vacuum switch, the customer is relatively happy despite...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Xenon Headlights VIN: WAUVT68E13
We replaced both headlights with new bulbs. That seemed to fix the problem. Many thanks to everyone that offered their help.
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L starting VIN: WBXPC93458
thanks for everybodys input. We finally got the story straight from the customer. He was replacing the spark plugs and for some reason decided to start the engine leaving three coils out of the holes but connected, creating electrical from hell hence static. D...
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Surge VIN: WBXPC93428
Cleared codes and problem vanished, at least for now. Also replaced brake sensor for wear. Light didn't clear at first but did after a few starts. Trouble codes: 2A87, 2A15.
2009 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L Accessories VIN: 2B3KA43DX9
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on
I replaced the EGR with a new OEM one and reset the computer the customer was in today they had just come back from a road trip no light . Thank everyone for you help Trouble codes: P0404.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Gauges VIN: 1FTWW33F1Y
Yes this Ford is done and gone. I had many replies stating that water leaks from windshield on to central junction box, and gem module. It bothered me that everything would work when I pushed door lock button, to the lock position. As long as I held it down ev...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P46
thanks for the great replies. after trying a know good ficm and pcm we went though and check injection current and voltage all were ok. out of pure frustration I order a rebuilt injector and plugged it into the harness and it functioned fine. We replaced all t...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24LX6
First I would like to thank all of those who tried to help. I'm sure the information will be useful in the future. I spoke to the owner shortly after I made my request for help and before I had gotten the generous help from others on IATN. I knew I was missing... Trouble codes: P0113 (IAT Circuit High), P0114 (IAT Circuit Intermittent), P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure Circuit High), P2195 (Lack of HO2S B1S1 Switch Indicates Lean).
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L tpms VIN: SALSF25469
after reading LR web site info and posts itold custimer we would have to start with 4 oem sensors and go from their he went in to shock and declined. Wonder if 4 new sensors would have worked if i get a change to try them i will post results.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8AR05Y5X
Well, I've tried a Nissan distributor, new crank sensor. Same thing. I've noticed it doesn't do it when it's cold, but will start missing within a half mile drive after a cold start. I depinned the #4 injector control wire at the engine harness and hooked up a... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT36P10V6W
2012 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Warped heads, No compression VIN: 5TFUU4EN0C
Finally Had a chance to get the truck back in the shop. Thanks for all the quick replies, I decided to do what Mark said just slide the tranny back, our hoist is an in ground H-pattern so lifting the cab off is not an option for us. I just pulled tranny back...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L left reversing light VIN: YV1CZ59265
found corroded/shorted connector close to L taillight but inside vehicle. Not clearly shown on diagram. Not unusual for Volvo on wiring or how-to info.
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