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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Rear seatbelt retractor VIN: WBABW53484
I'm having trouble accessing the seatbelt retractor bolt. It'under a plastic cover. I can't see how the collars around the headrest shafts can be removed to allow the cover to be removed to access the retractor bolt. I'm sure it's simple & I will feel stupid w...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY124XX
This vehicle overheats after about 30 minutes of driving. all above items replaced, thermostat twice. Performed block test just i case the heads or gaskets could be bad again. Has anyone had problems with these rovers like this joe
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L prechambers,glowplugs VIN: CB25D26A25
Engine was running fine until one day it made noise. we pulled the head to find four prechambers melted and broken as well as four glow plugs broken. We also have slight valve damage. The prechambers had proper protusion from the head at .030". The prechambers...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E2L
This car spent time at two other shops before coming here. When we got it, the idle was rough and the instrument cluster wasn't working. The owner had jumped the car from a charger which damaged the instruments and who knows what else. He told us it ran fine b...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L asr light on intermittently VIN: WDBGA43E3P
Hello All, I have the above mentioned MB in my bay for an intermittent ASR light on with a lack of acceleration while the problem is occuring. This vehicle has been in several times for this same problem and repaired by other technicians. The previous techs r...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L windshield wiper
Hello all. Looking for a little insight and advice from you Saab guys. Just got back from vacation to have this dumped into my lap. Wipers stopping in mid sweep while in intermitent mode, mostly in the field of vision. Also not parking properly. Fellow tech ha...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48Z5X
Hello everyone. I have this 9-5 with V-6. The timing belt tensioner had broken and caused the timing belt to skip. It was making a big raucous. My mitchell does not list this as an interference engine. So we decided to install the timing belt and take a chance...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no starter VIN: 3VWWA81H4T
hay v.w techs have this v.w in no start dosnt turn over with key dash show car is in drive all times scan tran ecu pulled code 00293 trans pos switch checked connectors all is good ohmed wires from trans to tcm all good so replaced switch no difference same th...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
car when gets hot shuts off losing spark already replaced coil pack. also replaced plugs & wires because wires were bad fireing out against block... codes was p0304,p0301,p1300,p0442,p1128,p0172,p0322 engine speed sensor no signal.. thanks to all technicians o...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Suspension VIN: WVWTH23B1Y
This vehicle have a very uncomfortable feel over 50 mph on the freeway upon a dip or bounce over irregular roads. Feels like a snake. The front end feels sloppy and almost like a wiggle. This was not notice until customer return for complaint to body shop. Upo...

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1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L Power steering VIN: WBAGC8317N
We used of course all OEM equipment and all other components were original as well. After the car sat overnight it did not displayed the same symptomes, maybe accumulated air is now escaped towards the highest point (reservoir?) Thansk for any advise Andreas
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L asr VIN: WBABK8331X
Dear BMW Friends, we dropped the car to our local BMW dealer and they were able to program/code the ABS/ASR control unit without any problems. So I know now the with the Passthru tool is NOT able to program ABS/ASR control units on...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, ASR LIGHT ON VIN: WDBFA76E5R
we just installed the freshly rebuilt throttle body assym. and all is well.no codes,no malfunctions.thank you to all who responded.your suggestions were all helpfull in diagnosing this problem. Trouble codes: 06 (isc ea), 38 (isc ea).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
I am posting this as a fix but the car will need to go to dealer to reset immobiliser. The dealer is the only one that can reset. Thanks for all the help!!!
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L bosch 5.3 abs/edl VIN: WV2NB47071
In this field we newer stop learning. And fortunately we have IATN to share our knowledge, strugles etc.,so others may benefit from it. I know it has helped me several times. Now heres the Fix to the Eurovan: First off I can assume that most of us have Alldata...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5640V
Well, we tried. Checked once again for vacuum leaks CAREFULLY. None found BUT we did discover that a previous shop (not i-ATN I'm sure) had closed off a line to the PCV with a bolt!!!(hidden). At any rate we had the values reset, and customer took the car. The... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1).
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