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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAA88G7V
Hello, This car is the reason im the only tech now.We had a con artist tech got caught selling a bunch of work this car didnt need. the whole front engine bay was almost completely removed in the past 2 weeks.we have found the engine speed sensor wires broken ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L all shifts VIN: WDBCB25D1H
hi, this car came to me last week. customer had not owned car very long. said he had had a rattle in suspension. the car was sitting on my lot on monday, customer came in and said he needed a transmission. i sent a tech to car and he confirmed he could not get...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter VIN: WDBJF70H2X
i need help from the benz guys. we have this 99 e430 that was towedin with a no start, no crank. the customer just bought this car 2 month ago.we went out to the car and it started up. after my tech checked it, he claimed the starter was noisey and maybe creat...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L upshift VIN: 4JGAB54E52
I've retrieved fail code P0702 by generic OBD II scantool and immediatley after erase it, code comes back. I've checked technical info and it shows that problem is a TCM damaged, also that there is a communication problem with TCM so communication is via Can-b...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L tire pressure monitor VIN: WDBNG70J84
we replaced 2 tires on this car and we are getting the dashboard tire pressure monitor lighting up. we have rotated tires back and tried different tire pressures as per mercedes manual. no luck we took car to benz dealer they also tried to reset thru steering ...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L evap VIN: WP0CA29951
This Porsche Carrera came in with a complaint of the Check engine light on for two months and a light honking noise when turning right. Pulled the computer fault codes and found one stored code in ECU. #P0446 Evap Emission control system Vent control system ma... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap emission control system vent control circuit malfunction)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B31
We have pressure tested system for leaks and none were found. The code is not related to evap leakage. The code is for evap control. No other codes are present and we are unable to set code again during drive cycle. Alldata gave no additional info or bulletins... Trouble codes: 0441 (evap regulator control valve problem)
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8835R
As you can see from the description of the repair history we have been fighting with an inttermittent 143 knock sensor code for some time. The sensor has been replaced twice and the connections at the a pilliar hard wired. The only thing we have not done is th... Trouble codes: 143 (Knock sensor Signal)
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Monitors Failing VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Replaced thermostat and temp. sensor and reset computer. The vehicle has been driven over 120 miles since the reset and the monitors have not all passed. About 100 of the 120 miles were highway miles. No further pending codes. Is there a paticular drive patter... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT Sensor Malfunction)
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L driver's seat VIN: YV1NC56D3X
need some help volvo techs out there. this c70 convertible has an inop drivers power seat. none of the adjustments work. the passenger side works fine. the only code retrived with the volvo scanner was: psl-412 backrest,motor 2 overheating. I tested it with t...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1988 BMW M6 3.5L evap pres regulator VIN: WBAEE1415J
I got 6 replies. Raul, Randy and Fred reminded me that there is a screen in the suction port of the compressor(it's been a while since I worked on one of these). I removed compressor and unbolted the suction port and sure enough the screen was plugged. I clean...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L wipers VIN: WDBRF61J32
Hi: I wish I could post a fix on this one but the customer is taking it to the dealer. The replacement windshield is not a Plinkerton with a star. Several posts stated that unless it is an OEM windshield it will not work. Also it was stated that you must perfo...
2000 Peugeot 406 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWRFR1001
No useful help was received with this request, and the customer can not afford to have the car stripped out to trace the fault.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29991
Thanks to all who responded. We replaced the oxygen sensor (bank 2, sensor 2) which was setting the fault code. We were then able to complete successful drive cycles and have the car pass state inspection. Should any additional information become available per... Trouble codes: P1118 (dtc 4 oxygen sensor heater 2 after twc).
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWBB81E9S
Thanks to everyone and especially Byron from Ontario. What I found was the signal coming from the ECU with the IC unit unplugged was 5.1 volts, checked another car and it was the same. Plugged in the IC unit on both cars. The problem car was 3.6 volts and the ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
Thanks for the helpful responses. I put a used computer in the car with no change. It has been suggested that used computers have a strong chance of being FUBAR as well so I was not surprised at the results. I have decided not to continue swapping used units a... Trouble codes: 501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Range/Performance).
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, BLACK SMOKE VIN: YV1NK53D2X
Thanks for the help. The TSB for oxygen sensor seems to have been the fix for this car. I have put another 600 miles on it since the updated sensors were installed, no problems yet, returning to owner tommorow. Thanks again for the quick responses, they were v...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D9X
Thanks to the wonderful response from Iatn members, and especially Anders, the car is fixed. I was indeed saddened to find out what a nighmare Volvo has created with it's software system. The part was about $500, and the programming after installing the part w... Trouble codes: P0121, P1608 (Manufacturer Controlled Computer Circuit).
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