Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for July 20, 2005
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
2001 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L Air bags VIN: ZAR9370000
This Alfa is one of several that I do that has an air bag fault light activated. I have access to the Alfa diagnostic tool to read the fault codes and clear them. However I would be greatfull of the likely problem area. From my experience on other cars it is...
View
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGK2327T
When car came in it was in fail safe mode. Smoke engine and found PCV blocks and intakes leaking. Had 37 missfire codes P0300-P0312 both DME's had the same codes. Replaced intake gaskets and PCV blocks with gommets. Cleared the codes and drove. MIL came on and... Trouble codes: P1270 (Engine torque bank comparison)
View
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L engine temperature VIN: SAJHX12740
installed '91 engine in '94 car, runs great but overheats at idle, fan does not operate. Put a jumper in thermostatic switch connector and idled engine, engine still overheats and will not stabilize. Tried a new t-stat, no help. Removed guts from old t-stat so...
View
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL/8 2778CC No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 113.044-12
Hello fellow tech's, I am at a loss as to how to proceed. Car starts well cold but runs so lean that it will not run in gear. Once car has warmed several minutes it idles ok but seems high(1200rpm). Will restart ok unless it hot soaks for 20 minutes then it wi...
View
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L coolant temp VIN: WDBHA28E8S
found customer had put stop leak in cooling system that blew the head gasket we removed the stop leak was clogging the line to the radiator from the resevoir.since, we have flushed the block,heater core and replaced the radiator and resevoir bottle and flushed...
View
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L ride control VIN: WDBFA76F7V
car is very bouncey, no ride control-car has proper type and amount of fluid, no noises or warning lights, suspenssion does pump up on start up, but very soft ride-are there any special bleeding/trouble shooting procedures-our info is limited on this car, woul...
View
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Tail light/rear VIN: WDBRF61J21
Hello Mercedes Techs: I have this C240 with a warning in dash for rear tail light. I have replaced the bulb but the warning is still on. Is the lighting electronic on this system? I noticed when lights are on and I pull the knob two steps, the lower rear tail ...
View
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Stall VIN: WPOABO916H
hello fellow technicians; i have a real treat for you all. i have a 1987 porsche 911 that we have worked extensively to get put back into service. the only thing we have left is to get the idle to cooperate when we are checking the oil. as you may know, a per...
View
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3ED48E21
HI ALL, I have this Saab that will not start, accellerate, or idle very well. The exhaust is extremely rich (overfueling) under all conditions. I disconnected the maf sensor and the car runs great. I have very limited scan data, but it does show that at idle ... Trouble codes: P1300 (manufacturer controlled ignition misfire)
View
1981 Triumph TR7 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SATPZ418XB
Hello again, My mechanics have basically given up on this car. Car came to our shop running badly. Basic tests showed a problem with fuel pressure varying and very low. Pump replaced with new one. We also found problems with the pump relay circuit and fixed t...
View
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B3X
have this 5/99 pasat v6, custmer replaced battery due to draining and now car wont run, towed into shop. Found MIl lamp on code 1545 can not find any info on this code, I am usung a generic obd II scanner. I have read the fix archives and found read about 1545...
View
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWBC21C3Y
HELLO ALL IATN TECHS! I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE A/C SYSTEM ON THIS BEETLE. WHEN IT FIRST CAME IN IT DID NOT HAVE A CHARGE IN THE SYSTEM. SO I WAS GOING TO ADD TRACER DYE AND RESET CHARGE TO FIND A LEAK. BUT WHEN I WAS RECHARGING THE SYSTEM IT WAS NOT ACC...
View
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1JS8314R
CUSTOMER COMPLAINS 5MPG LOW FUEL MILAGE, RPM IDLE AND DRIVING VARIES ABOUT 300RPM, HESITATES, LOW POWER. RAN FUEL PRESSURE AND MOTORVAC VOLUMN TEST (GOOD), COMPRESSION (GOOD), SMOKE TESTED INDUCTION SYSTEM NO LEAKS AND EGR CLOSED AND NO LEAK, NO CODES IN EFI ...
View
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L turbocharger VIN: YV1LZ5647W
Hello People, We have this V70 AWD XC in here and have diagnosed a severe oil leak from the turbo oil return line where it enters the block trough an o-ring. My question is, how to attack this one. It looks to me the best way to gain access would be to remov...
View
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVITS90D1X
Diagnosed and found bank 1 sensor 1 oxygen sensor failure. Replace sensor and light returned 75 miles later. Recheck this time 02 checks good found vacuum leak at air intake hose. Repaired cleared code and came back again 75 miles later. Customer reports havin... Trouble codes: P1132 (manufacturer controlled air fuel metering)
View

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Brake Light Warning VIN: WBAAB5400G
Well, I disconnected the third brake light and cleaned the plug with contact cleaner and it worked for a day and then it started blinking 'CHECK' again so I'll replace the unit and I'm sure that's the problem. Thanks to all, I start my day reading (or comisera...
7
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBACA5320R
i already closed this and fowarded info.i am truly sorry that it did not go through.thanks to all for your help.i found a vacuum leak under the intake.this corrected the problem.thanks again.
5
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ632XS
Thanks to all who replied The vehicle ended up having a faulty dme I had to take car to BMW dealership to retrieve codes when scanned a code 22 appeared for failed camshaft position sensor When looking at data cranking RPM was 4400 Replaced dme and all is good
6
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L navigation/radio VIN: WBAGH8341Y
thanks to all that replied,and a special thanks to seth from michigan,who took time to call us and give us a list of items on that circuit.turns out it was the rear cig. lighter was shorted out causing the fuse to blow-replaced lighter all is well
4
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hydraulic Convertible top VIN: WBABS53411
The top is finally working to BMW's intent! Got only one help reply on this one. The response was rather generic for this application. I finally got Alldata to fax me the complete convetible top section out of the BMW manual. It still didn't reference a bleedi...
2
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 113.044-12
sorry for the dealy, it jus t took a while to pull the trigger on replacing the fuel pump. the fuel pump did fix the car though. i changed the gas tank strainer again in fear that there was still garbage in the tank, but there was not, the strainer was clean. ...
21
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Idle low VIN: WDB1290672
Thanks to the guys who replied,judging by the small number of replies this must have been an unusual problem! The new airflow meter (& reset adaptation cured the poor idle/missfire/stalling. We checked the engine mounts (previously OK`d by another workshop) & ...
3
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L vents VIN: WDBJF55F9T
well, customer took vehicle and didnt return, will add more info if he ever comes back.
7
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WRF345HYWT
Thanks to Robert and David on this one. The right cat was the fault. Removed it from the vehicle and big chunks fell out of the one end. Installed the new cat, customer says the thing never had power like this before. Once again fellows, thanks for the tip.
11
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L CD player VIN: WDBNG70J81
The customer decided because of the extent of the damage to take the vehicle to the dealer. Found that the hoses for drainage of the evaporator were leaking and had filled the entire floorboards with water. Damaging the floorboards, wiring and SAM module.
4
1984 Other European 308 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFUA13A8E
The Ferrari now runs like new. I was able to source a BMW ABS relay for the overvoltage relay 34-52-1-154-894, I repaired the Rear crank sensor for now, (waiting for new part), installed new O2 sensor, set up CO open loop to .06 pluged in the O2 and things are...
5
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4W
This car is fixed. The customer has a P-chip in the ECM and it was causing the high readings. We installed a stock 'N' box and the readings came back down to normal for cat efficiency (.05) We also 'tested' 3 different cat converters and found that in fact the...
13
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L temp gauge VIN: 3VWSD29M11
Hello, fellow techs. This one will be fixed. Thanx again for the outstanding tips that I received from all of you. They all said the water pump impeller and that was correct. For all future readers, I recommend removing the tensioner and alternator first becau...
19
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next