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1997 Audi A8 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 0WAUBG84DV
Performed compression and compression good. Vehicle has spark and fuel. Now vehicle will not stat at all. I have verified that everything is plugged in correctly. The vehicle has no codes. Has anyone experienced this before? Any thoughts are greatly appreciate...
2000 Audi s3 1.8L electric windows VIN: WAUZZZ8LZY
Hi need help with following the roll up function with windows and sunroof works intermittently. sometimes only windows close/open. othertimes only sunroof and passenger window. i have checked each component on its own for overload and seems ok. voltage to the ...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8345Y
hi all i have a problem with this 740 it got to me running very bad with no throttle respond this is a drive by wire system we check codes and found some knock sensor codes and throttle actuator codes on inspection we replace the cover behind the intake had th... Trouble codes: 134 (electronic throttle actuator min stop not leare), 130 (throttle actuator deviation)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L lock up clutch VIN: SALTY1248Y
Greetimgs to all, This disco has an intermittent service engine light for "lockup clutch monitoring" p code on Autologic scanner. Customer states light usually comes on when driving up steep hill.This does not happen all the time and light will go o...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electric Windows VIN: WDBJF55F0T
hello I have this mercedes e320 that came for brakes and then windows stop working after three days in the parking lot I woul very much appreciate any help you guys can give me as to what could be the cause os such problem I have checked fuses and door switche...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65FXW
Access fault codes p0400 code present. Replaced egr valve, checked all related vacuum hoses, replaced if ness, made sure egr port and pipe clean. light came back on within 24 hours. any help appreciated Trouble codes: P0400
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Compressor VIN: WMWRC33453
Hello everyone, I have this car and it's the first we have had at our shop. And of all things it needed an engine. My problem is that I have no service manual and can't get one from the dealer. I really need a system wiring diagram for the A/C. Or even better ...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L convertable top VIN: WP0CB2967M
This vehicles convertable top is inoperative. In looking at wiring for system we find 30 amp fuse in fuse box and it is good. I see on the diagram there is a inline fuse as well. I am unable to locate it. Diagram says it is near the fuse box and is 15amp. inli...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L heater fan VIN: YS3DD55B2T
hallo automotive brains. Is there anybody willing to shine some light on this problem: last week I tried to figure out why this car has a intermittent surging idle. Cleaned throttle body, exchanged idler air valve and evap valve with a known good one. Still in...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L ignition switch electrical VIN: WVWC83A0SE
i need help on this on how to pull out the cyl. lock housing ( key). i need to replace the elec switch as this is defective. i couldnt pull out the shaft collar from the main steering shaft. is there a tool or a puller to do this job? TIA in adv. for your help...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD31H1W
Hello techs, I have a 98 jetta that runs very bad. Found TSB (group 01 No. 99-18) pretaining to low battery voltage causing this problem. The TSB says to use a VAG scan tool to perform throttle body adaption. I am in the market for a euro scan tool, but have n... Trouble codes: P1580 (Throttle actuator B1 malfuncution), P0103 (mass air flow circuit high)
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cruise control VIN: WVWMA63B0W
This Passat has an inop cruise, ck vacuum lines and vent valves first, all this ck's good. Removed covers off of steering column to access switch, wanting to ck switch's voltages to the cruise module. All I have for info on this system is a wiring diagram, so ...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8855M
Hi , I have a Volvo 240 that has set a code 144. Load signal from MFI missing. Car was in 6 months ago And after testing MAF I replaced it. Also after searching this car I seen crank sensors were falling so it got one also. All OE parts. Ran great. Before it w... Trouble codes: 144 (load signal from MFI system absent wit out leave)
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L srs light VIN: YV1LW5541T
Feel somewhat foolish about this one--- Had to remove dash cover (including passenger's air bag )to change MIL light bulb. While I had it out I turned on ignition to check fo other bulb failures and, well, you guessed it--I turned on a SRS light. According to ...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs lite on VIN: DXY1086662
owner of described came in here with a hard to start first call is to replace the alternator first and get a healthy charging system...secondly: the srs light is on the scantool shows: SRS E003 fault code: configuration fault or inc...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fan blade VIN: WBAAA1310L
Replaced both trans mounts as they were oiled and soft. Replaced rear trans seal as it was leaking replaced Guibo and center support bearing as they were worn out. Replaced both front motor mounts as they were sagged. RElaced bump stop bushing as it was rubbed...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAAD21070
Thanks to Ned,Carl,Chris,Seth,Sean,Maurice and Dave for replying. I re-checked air intake hoses,timing belt and alignment,added more fuel in case there was second fuel pump,wires that run behind waterpump,air flow meter flap,plugged exhaust,and all the electri...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Gauge Panel Lights VIN: WBAGJ8329T
Thanks again for all the help. The problem turned out to be the plug on the Coolant Level Sensor. This is a wonderfully engineered car but this 'hit or miss' plug looks like it came off a Yugo. I crimped two small female connectors to fit on those very small p...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7322V
First off I would like to thank all the members who responded to my email. All the responses i received were accurate. I took the top of the intake off and the wire to the cam sensor was very accessible. The book time of .7 is a little [...] the guys who said ...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8334X
Thanks for all the help. The crank case breather system was to blame. Replaced rear manifold cover and cleared codes. Customer is happy. iatn. Good Thing, Thanks again Don Johnston Trouble codes: P1159, P1161.
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L pinion flange/seal VIN: SAJHV1644J
First, I want to say that without iATN we would not have been able to fix this car. Turns out that the 'snout' I described is properly called a 'spigot', and on later models it is incorporated into the pinion shaft so that the nut on the pinion holding the y...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L transfer case VIN: WDBED30E1M
This one is fixed and out of here.In order to bleed you absolutely have to bridge terminals 2 and 8 with the 4 matic control unit disconnected or you will not have any oil out the bleeder screw on the rear diff.Once I bridged these terminals ,hydrauic oil spra...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L No Reverse VIN: WDVGA32E6P
Hi Guys. I received three help requests. George from NY suggest replacing the valve body with a matching control unit which would have fixed the problem but would have been pricey. The problem was a stuck KS Valve in the throttle body. Thanks to you all. Larry...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H8S
I would like to thank everybody for the replies, especially Bill and Ron, who took a few hours of their time to help me with this. Most replies said the MAF, on thing that jumped out was the MAF load would always stay at 0. replaced the MAF and car runs great!... Trouble codes: 00553 (maf), 00515 (veh speed sensor).
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.9L abs VIN: WVWAA83A6S
The code FL-G47 was the key. 'FL' stands for 'front left' and that was the problem. Left front wheel speed sensor. Thanks to Randy at our local dealer for the information.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Lack of Power/Turbo VIN: WVWMA63B3W
Thanks to all who took time out of their schedules to respond. Thanks to Anthony, Wedge and Dollard who talked about the wastegate flap falling off. Since I knew all else was in proper working order I just decided to take the exhaust manifold off to see if i c...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs VIN: WVWWH23VOY
I recieved alot of replies saying that possible abs unit is bad I spoke to customer about the unit and the cost and she will try to get the dealer to replace because of low milage.I thank every one for their inputs and will post update as soon as possible.
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L turbo VIN: YV1FA8745L
I recieved 3 replys by the time I figured this one out.Turns out to be the timing belt tentioner pulley.How can a noise from the front of the engine come out the turbo? I have never heard a tentioner make a noise in all the years Ive worked on Volvo's,since 19...
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