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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Camshaft VIN: WAUDC68D21
Performed major service 5k miles ago. Customer is a salesman and puts on five to six thousand miles a month. For his own info he had us perform a compresion check. We found cyl 1 low. He decided to have us do the valve job while he was on vacation. We found ba...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBABJ5326R
This car has a dramatic surge at idle. It goes from 500 to 1800rpm. It easily stalls when it gets low but off idle it runs great. The customer bought the car in March and the idle slowly deteriorated from there. It had the new vanos before he bought it. The en... Trouble codes: 101 (Air mass)
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L mono valves, floor vents VIN: WBAGF6322S
Thanks in advance for any help with this problem. This 740i has heat coming from the floor and defrost vents with temp setting at any low setting with or without the compressor activated. Center vent varies and is consistant with temp setting. The only setting...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stability control VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello Jaguar Techs: I have this XK8 with engine and ABS MIL on. DTC's P1229 and P1242. Have no interpretation of these DTC's. The car starts anb cuts off; does not idle. On the dash display it reads, "stability control fail and engine fault". I have no softwar...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L hanger VIN: WDBBA48D4G
this customer replaces exhaust hangers , ya know the ones that look like o-rings, and sometimes the last for a year and sometimes they last for a week. now these hangers are aftermarket hangers. they may be walker or merit i dont know. the customer has owned t...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L sunroof VIN: WDBEA26D7H
Greetings! After replacing the complete sunroof assembly, except for the cable and motor, everything's fine except the motor/roof timing. It doesn't stop in the prescribed positions. I'm relatively experienced with the 2 cable systems used in Porsche and VAG c...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBEA26DOL
Hi all have a tuff one here. I have no power to a/c comp. Have checked inputs to mas unit and out puts have no voltage on pin22 which feeds a/c comp. also have no voltage to pin5 out of mas it feeds rpm sensor on comp. If I supply power to pin 5 a/c works norm...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 5.0L esp VIN: WDB2193751
Hi everybody, this is a new CLS 500 2005 model, the owner entered one hole, the right front tyre got busted and the ESP defective showed together with the headlights cornering, now if i start the car the esp message will not show but if i steer to any side imm...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Pedal Low VIN: YS3ED58E0Y
Car came in about a month ago with hard pedal complaint. Diagnosed as faulty booster and plastic line with check valve. Replaced both pieces. Car left with good pedal. Now customer is back complaining of what essentially feels like a low pedal. When depressing...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z51
After perfoming service, drove car, was ok. Went to pull car back out and when put in drive to take off light came on(1313). Replaced ignition cassette bank 1, ran for about 5 min. went to take off, light came on(p0340), checked timing marks again. All in time... Trouble codes: P0340, P1313
1990 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 2.0L hard start VIN: WVWTJ21G8L
This car runs beautiful all the time except for the first 30 seconds to 1 minute after startup only when the engine is completely cold and the ambient temperature is approximately 75 degrees F. or higher. It cranks for a long time before starting and sometimes...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWA81H6TM
Start will not engage when turn the key to the start position; Need help on the clutch switch first, all data shows one but I can't seem to find it on this car? This car has cruise and there is a 2 wire switch with a vacuum hose attatched to the clutch pedal b...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L high idle VIN: 3VWFA81H5W
This vehicle came in with check engine lite on. Misfire due to faulty ignition wires. Also in for racing idle when engaging into reverse or drive and upon decelleration. Replaced cap,rotor,wires and sparkplugs. Runs great now and misfire is gone. Tried again t... Trouble codes: P0300 (general misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl. 2)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSK69M81
Hi All, Have this Jetta that came in with a trans code (00268) and shifting problem. Code indicated Solenoid valve #6. Since you can't get the valves seperate we replaced the valve body and circuitt strip, serviced the trans and reset basic trans settings. No...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs-traction control VIN: YV1LS5675W

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L tach, oil light, abs and brake light indicators VIN: WAUFP28D3W
customer decided to trade in vehicle. thanks for all responses.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil Light VIN: WAUDC28D6Y
Hi there, We recieved several replies about this problem. These engines seem to have a lot of problems with sludge, and combined with a very small pickup tube opening, means low oil volume under certain conditions. We took the pan off and found a little bit ...
1984 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV1341E
checked all items that everyone had posted as problem areas nothing was out of the ordinary, suspect computer as culpritbut was unable to prove as customer declined repairsand towed vehicle out
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Cuts out VIN: SAJJNACC8C
The fix is still a work in progress. The grounds have been checked and passed their tests. The ECU was sent out to, and returned from, the rebuilder. The car then ran, but way too rich. The only way, so far, to get it to run anywhere near the correct fuel mixt...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBCA35E9K
thanks all i tried a o/p relay and it did not help,i did end up cleaning the throtle plates and intake runners and ajuusted co a little on the lean side and was better,i dont feel its fixed but is a lot better had to let car go customer needed .thanks again to...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBFA66EOL
We ended up replacing a/c compressor with new in theory the compressor shaft is worn causing issue when hot. The speed sensor did not help. Thanks for all who replied. Stewart [...]
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G4X
replace mass air flow sensor and gave it a good long test drive engine light stayed off, took a reading of the air flow before it was at 3 g/s at idle and after replacement it was at 5 g/s. By the emails i got this figure is on the low side, this is why i gave... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
1991 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3CL48M3M
Sorry for the late post.The owner just picked the car up this last Monday. This ones fixed.One reply from [...] put it like this,short and sweet,the injectors are plugged. They were. I ran my fuel injector cleaner through them and almost half way through t...
1981 Triumph TR7 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SATPZ418XB
Sorry for the late close on this post. After we exhausted our options, including checking and rechecking help offered through iATN vehicle was taken to another shop. To our surprise, one of our techs saw the car on the road two days later, running normally. Cu...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire
We ran out of time and and needed to continue the next day.The customer was from out of town and wanted to take his van to the hotel. He did not return the next morning as we agreed. Instead he took his van to another shop. He call me from that shop,I knew the...
1987 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start, melted ignition coil VIN: YR1GX8758W
Vehicle is fixed. Thanks for all the replies. Most replies were to check the wiring harness besauce they like to short out. If I unplugged the module on the left inner fender well , the short went away. I also tried unplugging the ignition computor under the d...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LZ56D7Y
We have not fixed this vehicle. One reply that I received spoke about a cooling fan recall for this vehicle. When the fans are inoperative, it shuts down the ac system in fail safe. This sounded exactly like what was happening to our vehicle. The recall was to...
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