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1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Transmission forward gears VIN: WBAGD832RD
Car came in for delayed engagement of 1st gear...I found during the test drive that it would hesistate going into first gear and then suddenly lurch forward. I also noted that in neutral the car would pull itself backwards with light application of throttle. O...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBACB3323S
I have this 2.5 LT that bent all the exhaust valves but can't see why is there anything on the vanois unit that can cause this. I have checked it with air and it works like it should by alldata. Chain looks good. What am I missing? Thanks Mickey
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, hi idle VIN: SAJKX6429W
Hi, This jag has a really high idle. The data shows o2 sensor #2 always lean. A smoke check doesn't show any manifold leaks. Neither does propane. Sometimes while moving wires or hoses ( I'm not sure which ) at the throttle area it will come back down to a nor... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle control sys RPM too hi), P1229 (throttle control ckt malfunction)
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L electric window VIN: WDBFA66E6L
The right window will go down electrically but will not come back up , removed and tried new switch checked fuses in trunk still same problem. The windows are supposed to go down when the top activation button is pushed, both windows go down only left window c...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBCA35E9M
Hello. This MB likes to warm-up and die. The fuel pumps are losing power. I have been to our fix base: -i suspect that the EZL(spark module) is the problem -have cleaned connections etc... -the TD signal to the fuel pump relay, idle stabilizer and the tach in ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Surge VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this is my wifes benz.to make a long story short, had car detailed over the weekend.engine was degreased and now car will surge violently at idle and going down the road.it is undrivable!!!have tried drying out everything i can find and even tried swapping maf...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L intermittent misfire VIN: WDBHA28W4R
Client complains about intermittent severe "misfire". Engine will stall sometimes. Testing car is possible to feel the intermittent misfire (one minute intervals, more or less). Not so huge but noticeable. Each time it happens ECM will set MB code 107 (ignit... Trouble codes: 107 (ignition output shorted to ground)
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Roll Bar VIN: 2084652T00
Customer recently Brought car from Merc dealer, Driving home- Roll bar shot up for no reason. Reset it and drove another 30 km and it shot up again while driving. This keeps happening from time to time. It happens with the roof up or down. Spoken to previous o...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C200 KOMPRES 2.0L poor performance VIN: 2030452R00
Fellow Techs, This one is driving us crazy.This car is going into limp mode once every 2-3 weeks.we have replace the lambda sensor.It keeps returning with a code P2036 secondary air injection:air flow too low.As soon as we clear the code the vehicle's power i... Trouble codes: P2036 (secondary air injection.air flow is too lowp0410)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Ventilation
Being a little cheeky on this one as am not too familiar with the system & we are a small shop...so hoping to draw on one of the many techs experience out there in cyber workshop...here goes... Vehicle booked in to shop tomorrow..so hoping to get the jump on i...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.1L Fuel Gauge and temp gauge VIN: WV2YB0252G
No fuel or temp gauge on vehicle. We are not geting power to any of the coolant sensors. I am looking for the coolant low level sensor, but, Alldata does not show a location for it. We have tested all circuits as far as we can without knowing the location. We ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L temperature VIN: 5KLI14HYT5
overheating problem we replaced radiator and thermostat flushed intire system and also heatercore by it self.noheat seems to be not circulating through the system. I feel that maybe the propellor came off the waterpump but that is ran off the timingbelt.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L possible brake VIN: WVGBC77LX4
This Touareg is exhibiting a medium-loud rythmic and vehicle speed related squeal/squeak from the right front wheel area, especially during deceleration and light braking, but not during heavy braking. Replaced brake pads with a new version that supposedly squ...
1980 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L Timing belt/oil pump
Hi all, We are an asian/domestic repair shop who have been servicing this old Volvo for an elderly couple as a favor, since we do repair their Ford van. All we have ever done is change oil and filter etc. Wix 51307 and 10/40 oil. Three weeks ago the temp drop...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS551XP
Good morning to all Thanks for reading this post. this 93 volvo failed ca emission test all around (hc,co,nox) tune up appeared to have taken care of hc,co problem. egr vac. hoses were not routed correctly, repaired those. egr will not function. vac. lines cle...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ecm, abs VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
Alright here we go my first request. This is a 2000 S80, with no communication to the ECM or the ABS, but can talk to the TCM. Now I have gone through and tested every thing I can think of. Tested Hi Speed network at CEM terminals B17 and B18, had 62.9 ohms s...

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hard Start VIN: WAUCB28D2W
Not many replies on this one; thanks to all those who replied. Time will run out before the car returns, am posting summary of replies. Several of you pointed out that a defective fuel pump relay can cause both the occasional hard starting and the multiple sho... Trouble codes: P0116 (Coolant Sensor), P1425 (Evap. Purge Valve Short to Ground), P1547 (Boost Presure Reg. Valve Short to Ground), P1472 (Evap Leak Pump Short to Ground), P0102 (MAF Too Low), P0134 (O2 Sensor B1S1 No Activity).
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS System VIN: WBABJ6324R
Thanks for your help, I tech said to send it to the dealer, Another replied to clean the grounds and the 3rd told me the buckles were very common. The arbitration department wanted to see if there was anything obvious. I never was able to identify the [...] '46...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs light VIN: WBABK8321T
I have replaced the ABS unit and all is fine. Thanks to all that replied.
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L acc panel VIN: WBAGJ8328V
I would like to thank those that responded and hope that everyone would encourage other European specialist to join and or participate within Iatn. The fix was to remove the control head and disasemble same in order to access fan impeller. We cleaned and lubri...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1346G
It's fixed. The problem was a poor ground at the intake manifold where a collection of wires were connected to a bolt that had rusted\corroded. After cleaning the connections the O2 sensor voltage would bounce around the way it was supposed to and everything w...
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Hesitation, NO START HOT VIN: WPOJBO924D
have not repaired this vechicle yet.some of the responses indicated wiring problems that i have not checked yet.everything else that was sent i have already checked. thank you very much to all who responded and will keep you updated on this. jim [...]
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DD58N5X
The problem is fixed, thanks to IATN and, in particular, Anders [...], who suggested that the stalling might caused by a sticking EVAP purge valve, presumably sticking wide open when activated, instead of pulsing with the PW...
1973 Volkswagen beetle 1600CC Cuts out VIN: 1142646095
Thanks again for all the help. We found the nut missing that holds the intake manifold to the engine and the manifold was cracked. I gues from years of vibration.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L battery draw VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
Well its fixed! Thanks to all that replied. Especially A. [...] his recomendations were right on. I waited to post this fix until I was 100% sure this was repaired. Here is what was suggested by A. [...] 'John, the problem is likely from the comfort controll...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L code in ECU VIN: WVWNA63B2X
Rob [...] has hit the nail on the head: the wire was broken under the conncetor boot. The valve is located in the intake boot. Thanks for all the helpful info, you guys are awesome! Trouble codes: P1548 (Boost pressure control valve - VAG [...]).
1974 Volvo 144 2.0L turn signals VIN: 1456343215
Thanks to all that replied; especially to volvojim who called directly and to Andrew from California who faxed a better wiring diagram that showed the cluster wiring. I was never able to find a wiring diagram for the flasher unit, and as the time limit is near...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8947M
Thanks for the numerous replies. Most said the radio supression relay was the culprit and they were correct. It is mounted on the right strut tower next to the fan relay which is identical and can be swapped to test the suspected part. We ran up against this o... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda system), 221 (lambda system), 214 (impulse sender).
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