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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABB1316M
air bag light flashes. hooked up tester (bosch kts 300). no communication with air bag control unit? checked all connectors-ok. check power supply-ok.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Windows,horn ,steering VIN: WBADD6327W
Hi guys and gals could appreciate a hand on this one,Occasionally when you honk the horn on this thing the steering colum will extend and retract,also the steering can do the same when it wants while driving down the road,also the seats move on thier own ,also...
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L BMW radio codes needed VIN: WBACG8326W
2 of our BEEMER used vehicles need radios recoded; our local dealers have become a bit snooty about doing telephone help... iATN to the rescue? Vehicle 1: VIN: [...], RADIO MODEL: C33 DIN US, P/N: 65. 12-8 380 233, S/N: AL 6BDU W 03 17703 Vehicle...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L ews VIN: 27WBW34891
fuse for ews keyless entery blowes when performing initialization, door locks & alarm works ok with key
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: VBAGG83441
Hi BMW Techs the reading for bank 2 are additive mixture adaption(idle) bank 2 = - 6.89ms , multiplicative mixture adaption(part load) bank 2 =5.67%. The readings for the coolant sensor, shows that the thermostat should be replaced, when checking the camshaft ... Trouble codes: 114 (signal camshaft position sensor), 028 (additive mixture adaption bank 1 control limit reached), 029 (additive mixture adaption bank 2 control limit reached), 140 (activation map cooling), 021 (oxygen sensor ageing before cat. converter bank 2), 059 (transmission stall speed)
1970 Jaguar XK-E 4.2L Washers VIN: 0001R12420
This may seem like a simple question, but our book does not tell us where the fuse block is for this car, and we have looked everywhere! Can anyone tell us where is the fuse block on this classic jag? Thanks in advance.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Electronic VIN: SALTY1245Y
Greetings to all, This Discovery was driven in by owner whose complaint was the trans was in limp home mode,that is it would not electronically shift.One could manually go through the gears but it seems that the trans does not enter high gear. Scanned for er...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Engine VIN: 1070441204
This vehicle belongs to a lont-time good customer - has about 30 vehicles that I maintain. In this case, I suggested that he take it to the local 'Bosch-meister' but he insisted that he'd be more comfortable with me working on it. The problem is, I don't have ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBDA29D4N
Dear MB- gurus: I need a wire diagram and a component location sheet: This car VIN # [...] --build 01/1992 has a different a/c system installed as all the older ones. ( I have another customers 190 here, which is a 1991 09/90, which has the "old" ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
Noise from Transmission area (loud snapping / clunking) in the area under the car between the front seat area. It sounds like it is making the drive shaft ring. Makes multiple clunking noises on hard acceleration. We are unable to pinpoint the source because t...
1988 Other European 328 GTS 3.2L Misfire VIN: ZFFXA2OA7J
Car basicly runs terrible, spark comes and goes ,wierd pattern on scope (sometimes extra spikes) Occasionly it will smoothe out and run good for about 10 to 30 seconds. When problem occurs you can have a timing light hooked up and the timing retards about 30 d...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Speedo/Tach VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
We do not normally work on Volkswagons so, this is new territory for us. We have this Jetta that has an inoperative speedo cluster. On initial start up the tach , speedo, and gauges all work. About ten seconds later, everything drops to zero. No speedo, tach, ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, idle speed low
Car came in 4days ago with mil on. Had two codes in memory [...]. Freeze frame on scanner showed code set at idle,mph was zero. All reading are from snapon generic obd2 scan. Readings are 739 rpms longterm fuel trim 0 short term fuel trim +2. Load 8%. T... Trouble codes: P0506, P1582
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B12
Passat comes in with sporadic lean codes for both banks. Both dealer & I suggest Air Mass Meter is the issue so it gets replaced. Still sends the codes. Ross-tech & my version of the VAG1551 don't give freeze frame info but my half assed little hand held does... Trouble codes: 17544 (sporadic lean running both banks), 17546

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Reverse VIN: WBAGH83461
I have not fxed this vehicle, client is trying to get B.M.W. Canada to come to the plate, thanks for the help, it appears there is a bullitin on similar issues, or possibly the valve body. will update as/when I have any more information.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L springs VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
I noticed the suspension control module located in the trunk was wet. It appears the trunk has a leak. I called a dealer who was very helpful and he said that this is not uncommon. The trunk seal leaks water and this damages the control module. The module must...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Door Locks VIN: SALPV1447W
There was not much information for the fix on this problem. Larry from Four Oaks Garage has had the same situation, and not had a problem with repeated warranty returns from the dealer, which means Land Rover must be aware of a high failure rate on these parts...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Over temp light on dash VIN: SALTY124XY
It appears as the sensor is closing to soon causing the light to prematurly come on. The customer is to bring the vehicle back in aprox. 3 weeks to get the sensor replaced. After the sensor is replaced I will post the results.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1074412004
Thanks for all the responses. I adjusted the c/o to 2.5% at 2000 rpm and thermal wraped the metal fuel lines under the air cleaner (vapor lock) and all is well. Thanks Mike P
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L tachometer VIN: WDBAB33A4C
Well, this vehicle turned out to be a royal pain. It seems that the tach system on these vehicles was a major issue, we got some great information from many sources on how to test each part of the system, We were able to verify that we were getting a signal fr...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L flexplate/flywhhel VIN: WDBCA35E5M
As often is the case with MOD limited info on foreign vehicles. rather than chase our tails We turned to IATN.Thanks to all that replied this vehicle is headed down the road running great.The flywheel was out phase due to an error in teardown/reassembly.(The t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L safety items VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
could not believe that all of these symtoms were related to the key!! its been several days and not even a glitch. i wish i had more info available on new euros. once again guys thanks for the quick replies. i'm always busy but always looking to help others at...
1973 MG midget 1275CC Mechanical
After many phone conversations with the customer explaining replacing just the rear sealing area most not likely to fix this problem. any bearing wear or end play could affect the results of the leak. so the motor is being rebuilt so all area will have proper ...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Mechanical VIN: ZFFXA20A0G
Hi there, thanks for the accurate responces, the oil pan bolts torque to 8 ftlb, the drain to 25ftlb. the temp sender and the dipstick tube need to be removed, once the pan lowers you can reach in to disconnect the small pipe. thanks once again. Brian [...].
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB2985Y
Sorry for the late post, but still waiting for customer to bring the car back. Had recieved responses pointing out failing MAF sensors. Will post an update as soon as I get a chance. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor signal slow bank 1 sensor 1).
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWRA21G0M
Received 5 replies, The whinning noise was indeed the timing belt a little to tight. loosening it cured this problem. The idle speed was set above 900 rpm and lowering it below 900 seems to have cured the idle problem. I also retarded the timing 2% I learned a...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Hello everyone, I received some good replies on this car. David [...] told me that both codes are related and to replace the overrun valve. I called the local dealer and they did not know what a overrun valve was. David then e-mailed me the part #06A-145-710-... Trouble codes: P1557 (Boost pressure regulation limit exceeded).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: VWSP69M92M
ok first of all thank you for the 14 replys did not get this puppy running it is going to the dealer 100 miles away.for the record the fuses are good the relay under the dash is powering up.there is not any bubbles in the clear fuel line.the single wire on the...
1988 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YVV1AX8842
Thanks to everyone who took a stab at this one. After three weeks of looking at the vehicle when time permitted and swapping out ecm and maf and coil and anything else we could think of, I was finally able to see fuel at the pressure regulator. I swear I pumpe...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L speedometer and odometer VIN: YV1AS8808N
I give up on this vehicle... I have replaced every single part in the cluster confermed powers and grounds to speedometer head, replaced speed sensor and used up all avalible resorces inluding my own money trying to get this thing to work. the problem is the...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1SZ58D41
Thanks for the replies. 3 were for the normal idle surge which this car did not have. The dealer had just replaced the sugusted throtle body and many other parts including the turbo control valve. As nobody has seen this problem and I lack a dealer level scann...
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