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1988 BMW 528e 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADK8308J
This car originally came to the shop with a rod knock. Customer decided to sell instead of repair. Purchased the car for a good friend. We pulled the motor and completely rebuilt it. Valve guides, valves, rings, bearings, etc. 10K miles ago. The problem is tha...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 107-044-12
Hi All, I'm kind of in over my head and hope one of you Benz techs can bail me out. This car has sat for a little over a year. We have drained the fuel and put in new, did a complete tune up, replaced most vacuum hoses and checked all the normal stuff. The pr...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L central locking VIN: WDBGA43E1P
Vehicle came into shop with no reverse. R&R tranny and rebuilt. When customer came to pick up vehicle they said that door automatic locks was not working. Technition said that the locks did work when he started on vehicle untill he disconnected battery. We hav...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Engine ECU & battery VIN: WDB2020202
Customer had battery replaced couple of months ago.(Not by us).But had dead flat battery again.I checked system and found a current draw of 0.2 amp caused by Engine ECU(VDO/Bosch system)This unit has 2 plugs ,when I disconnect the one facing the (inner) guard ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Headlights VIN: WAUCB88D7V
Hello again!! We got 4 responses on this Audi and the general concensus was that we would have multiple failures if it were the X circuit at the ignition switch. The head light switch itself was the culprit in this case. Thanks to Nick,John,Josh and Chuck for ...
2001 Audi S8 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGU54D11
Unfortunately, even though I have the latest Snap-On software for VW/Audi for my scanner, I ran out of options with this vehicle. After reading several iATN replies and reviewing everything that I have access to, I sent the vehicle back to the dealer to have t... Trouble codes: 18058 (CAN-Bus powertrain missing message instrument panel current), 17978 (ECU blocked history code), 17070 (Main relay J271 short to ground intermittent error history).
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAHK2310R
I spent two weeks trying to fix this miserable car. After finally identifying the coolant temperature sensor I found that it was ok. I was suspicious of the MAF but that turned out to be ok. I spent a lot of time thinking about it and last night realized that ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L convertor VIN: WBADE6328V
The TCM has been sent out for testing and this post is being closed due to necessary iATN time constraints, our customer is being very patient about this very intermittent problem, when we find out the result of the TCM tests I will reopen the 'problem' immedi...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Dash Instrument Lights VIN: SAJHY1745L
I apologize for taking so long to close. The Jag. owner was in the hospital in S. Dakota with meningitis. It was slow to communicate with him and the Jag. needed a lot more work, like a valve grind. But the dash lights are working now. The dash light dimmer co...
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3CL55L6K
This car was fixed by replacing the turbo bypass valve. It seems the valve diaphragm breaks and causes the stalling on deceleration. There were six immediate responses offering help. Five of the six were 100%. One was off the mark.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no wipers starter engages when flash to pass is pu VIN: 3VWRA21H7R
Hi Guys, Thanks to David, Albin and Neal for your replys. It was just a bad ignition switch right out of the box. You can't always rely on new parts. I will give a hint to other techs, you can make a puller out of an old ps-alt puller by grinding it out and us...
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