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Help Request Answers
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Cuts out, Rev Limiter? VIN: WAUKE5443L
Customer claims this problem started after a heater hose blew. Another shop fixed the hose and replaced both cap's and rotors. Car will start and idle fine, when you try and accel signal to the injectors is lost. We have scoped the TDC, RPM and CAM sensors, no...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Haldexclutch VIN: WAUXD68D81
Audi techs. Please tell me what a haldex clutch is where it is and what fluid does it take. I can find no information on haldex anywhere??? I'm sorry this is not a technical post Ive just exausted my sources.This customer brought this very nice S4 to me for no...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L no start VIN: WBAAK7403E
I know absolutely nothing about BMW please help. This 318i has an intermitent no start and die. when it dies or does not start the fuel pressure, injectors and spark plugs all appear to be working correctly. Some times the engine will run great for quite some ...
1993 BMW 730i 2998CC battery etc VIN: WBAGD22030
I see on some BMW cd's I bought on E-bay that these BM's can drain the battery completly due to a fault in the DME unit being held open,I noticed that they only reffered to the 5 series with the M60 engine and not the 730i V8. Does anyone know the cure,what I ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor, recirculation VIN: WBAHD5328S
Looking for help from the BMW people. After changing what i must say was the easyist BMW evaporator I have done in a while, when completed, now i have no compressor operation. Also the recirculate button is inop also. The light on the switch does not come on f...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Long crank time VIN: WBAGH8337X
BMW Specialists HELP... Vehicle has intermittent long crank, no start. When it finally starts, it runs poorly for a moment, and the auto crank mode of the start circuit continues to crank the starter longer than needed. When problem occurs I found no fuel pres...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Outside Temp VIN: WBABS53442
This lady run over something in the road and tore off the left triangular plastic piece in front of the wheel that houses the outside temp probe. I have tried to locate the remaining wire harness or connector with no luck. The temp indicator reads +122. There ...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63482
Hello Group,This is the first E66 that i've worked on.I thought this would be simple enough,front and rear brake pads.But I can't get the red brake light and the brake lining light to reset.All other models i just left the key to the on position for 1 minute a...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L power tilt wheel VIN: SAJX17461C
Car came in with power tilt wheel not going up. It will work in all the other directions. Tested old position switch and found all positions had correct ohms except the up position (according to ALLDATA). Up position calls for 220 ohms, both old and new had 27...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEA30D4K
Benz Techs please help! This 300e was towed in as a no start as I have just been informed this car has not been running for a few years.I love getting all the info before I have two hours invested:( I was able to get the vehicle running and drive it but I dont...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J42
Car came in cust stating that it was missing and MIL on, Codes were the usuall missfire all cyl's. but no others. When warm car seems to run fine, but when cold the supercharger becomes the SAS airpump and you feel a missfire. Airmass is suspect but why would ... Trouble codes: P0301
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge VIN: YS3DD55B5R
Hi all. This is a first owner car, that ran faltlessly since it was registered. On Friday the owner called for help as the car surges and the road assistance doesn't want to touch Saabs. It was towed in, with the engine surging randomaly. It happens while driv...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Safety VIN: WVWMA63B3B
hi have this v.w in with srs lite on scaned with v.w ast scaner pulled code 00588 n95 drivers side igniter resistance to large found tsb on clockspring and cable so i replaced i still get same code instintly now i think it is the airbag it self any body ever r...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5347W
Hello Group, Calling all volvo tech's!! Thanks in advance for lending a hand to this one. Car came in with a large leak code. Was retrieved using global function on the Mastertech. No bi-directional help on this one with this scan tool so I did all testing ... Trouble codes: P0455
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1Z56DXX2
This car has defective fuel pump, has been tested and verified. Because it is a Cross Country, the time and procedure to remove the fuel pump is considerable. Volvo VADIS describes the procedure as entailing the removal of the fuel tank only after removal of ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Audi A6 2.8L cigarette lighter VIN: WAVGA84A2V
Thanks to those who replied. Found a lone un-labeled fuse in the back of the engine compartment relay box on the drivers side. Replaced fuse and problem solved.
2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs light VIN: TRUUC28N1Y
I would like to thank Kurt,Dana [...]..All of you gave very valuable info on sensor location, scan data values and possible repair ideas.. Unfortunately the customer has declined repair(replacement of sensor)..Also, it took the ...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L compressor VIN: WBAEF6327R
found drier switch was shorted.repair wiring and switch,a/c working fine..
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L idle system VIN: WDBDA24C1F
Thanks to everyone that replied. The diagrams of the timing marks helped immensely. I was able to determine that the vehicle was correctly timed. The problem seemed to be in the fuel control equipment. The owner had a used fuel distributor that seemed to help ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Heater
The control was the problem. I have it working. I removed the controls, then I removed the cover from the bottom to gain access to the circuit board. I checked every solder joint until I found the bad one. It was the 'tape' that runs from the small board w...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJTF55F9
okay, this one was verz horrible,i finally had another 96 roll into the shop and discovered this year and model has the antitheft system,The factorz rear view mirror was replaced with the wrong type possibly from an earlier year vehicle.I used my baum cs2000 a... Trouble codes: 65 (crank position sensor/magnet or teeth missing).
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Shifting VIN: WDBJF65J71
The fix was indeed to replace the Electronic Shift Module (ESM), which is included in the entire shifter asm. Judging by the responses, a spilled beverage is a common occurance on these cars, but our dealer did not stock the ESM. While I'll probably never be...
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L radio VIN: WPOJB0924D
this vechicle did not have booster.the fader next to drivers seat was the culprit.bypassed and everything sounds good. thanks to all who responded.
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L cold start
customer has not called since last update and i think the problem was with the bosch platinum plugs if it matters i did install regular bosch plugs. thanks for all the help.i would also like to thank whoever is in charge of iatn.net for starting this cite its ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L temp. VIN: 3VWSE69M93
Every one pretty much hit the nail on the head.the vehicle was still under warranty and sure enough the water pump impeller was slipping.the customer was able to get it fixed under warranty and the running hot problem is gone.Thanks for everyones help it saved...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1AA8842L
Thanks so much for all the info. After checking and rechecking I decided it had to be a problem with the ECU. I found a used one and drove the car to pick it up. After leaving the salvage yard the car started acting up so I stopped and pluged in the used ECU. ...
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