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Help Request Answers
2002 Alfa Romeo 156 TSPARK 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: ZAR9320002
Dear friends at iATN This is a strange car for us and we donīt have a lot of history out of them. It have what all bosch air flow meters have: underpower at low RPM evidence of lean mixture backfire, so I shoot a new air flow meter and of course problem stil...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUBA34B4X
battery was disconnected for other repairs, entered code with no luck. contacted the dealer, and they insist that is no other way to code it except with there tool. if anyone has any thoughts on this i would greatly appreciate it. thanks mike
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Air bag VIN: WBADD6327V
Good evening, We have a BMW that is in for the second time the the air bag light. We are using Carsoft to pull the codes, and the print out reads like this, 08 Rear Right sidebag/ E36 : Left sidebag 16 Battery Connection 2 / E36 : Belt contact driver Shopk...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L door locks VIN: WBABS534X1
The drivers door on the vehicle will not unlock with the key or with the power lock button. The passemger door lock does work and you can hear some clicking from inside of drivers door. I an not able to open the drivers door to check the lock. I tried somehow ...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, NO power VIN: 1231301203
Customer complaint on this vehicle was lack of power and rough idle (it ran about like an old 240D). Went thru all the basic maintenance (filters, valve adjust, pump timing adjust, clean & test injectors) and it helped a little, but not enough. Checked cam tim...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4 matic warning VIN: WDBED30E2L
how do you turn 4- matic on and off OR WHY DOES THE LITE STAY ON
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Ride control VIN: WDBGA51EXN
The veichle came in for a leaking power steering pump. Rebuild tandem pump, bleed system to oem specs. Customer drove veichle, since then system got rock hard. Bleed system 20 times and now suspension is soft, it will not stiffin. Has anyone had this problem o...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Engine compression VIN: WDBHA28E3R
Customer says for the last 12 months car at times is hard to start.She would have to crank and crank and finally it would start after several attempts.This time she shut it off and next day it wouldnt start.She towed to a shop and they sent it to us.Car cranks...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L kompressor VIN: WDBRN47JX2
we have this kompressor car with a bad kompressor(frt bearing noise)we are looking for a possible source for a reman. unit/if anyone has found a good source would like to know-thanks
1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDA81H5T
96 GTi, ABA engine. Customer barely got it to my door. Misc codes, nearly all went away after we fixed various wiring problems and cleaned the throttle body. The MAF is somewhat contaminated by the K&N filter oil. Remaining code is "17952 (P1544), angle sensor... Trouble codes: P1544 (Angle sensor 1 for throttle actuator G187 Signal too large.)
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L radio VIN: WVWEE83A3T
We got this VW in with the radio in SAFE mode. This happened after battery problems/replacement. Need to know how to disarm radio antitheft. Customer bought vehicle used and doesn't know codes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L alarm VIN: 3VWVB81H5V
we got this jetta on the hook, no start,& the alarm on kill!! it had an aftermarket alarm system installed that has had wires cut??!! i removed all that system. it has a factory system that won't allow it to start & also sounds the alarm. will someone help me ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWR881H0X
Vehicle came in with MIL light on. Used Snap On scanner in Generic OBD II mode. PO 501 VSS out of range only code.Road tested vehicle did not set code only one trip 1/2 mile in length. Not 100% sure but I thought the speedo was working. Cleared code, next day ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSB69M51
This VW has a misfire at low RPM(800-1500), and check engine light will usually caome on. Owner says happens most when damp or raining out, and goes away at higher RPM. The first day we had it nothing happened, so we had it overnight,the next morning I went to... Trouble codes: 16684, (P030, 16686
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.4L o/d VIN: YV1FX87496
Hello again! Have an old Volvo here with the complaint of fuel mileage dropping from 17 to 12 MPG. Test drove vehicle and only noticed 2 shifts from the transmission. Took out on freeway and still no overdrive or lock-up from convertor. @70 MPH I'm turning out...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS554KW
this car has been back 3 times with the same code fet611. i have performed the ground modification behind the right front headlamp and replaced the purge and cannister shut off valves with new dealer parts. we have smoke checked the tank with no visible leaks ... Trouble codes: FET61

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Gauges VIN: WAUED54B71
Hello all, The customer decided not to attempt to repair this problem at this time. Maybe we will see it back for this repair when he gets really sick of it. I received three replies to this question. Two people said they had problems with ignition switche...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAA07403F
Information is still very sparse but I did get this one fixed. I would have loved to have had some accurate specs on the airflow meter voltage but couldn't come up with these anywhere. I did replace the VAF because the customer had put it on and it seemed wors...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Passenger Side VIN: WBABE6320R
First off I am sorry for how long it has taken me to close this request,to all those who sent help I am sorry,I have missed some time at work due to personal issues. After checking everything that I could from the info sent to me here,the door jamb switch,the ...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Ready codes VIN: WBAGK2327T
Thanks to Gerhard (Gary) Ochs on his recommendation for running the car on ASM. I took it over to the state inspection and the car passed the test. I do believe they had to call the state with an explaination on this matter. Thanks to all who replied.
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L rf brake caliper locked up VIN: WBAAM5345Y
We were hesitant to replace the entire abs hydraulic unit with the control unit because we had an e38 that we could not code. We did replace the entire unit and we were able to code it. After replacement brake caliper was free. Thanks to all that replied.
1971 Fiat 124 Sport 1.6L oil choice VIN: 124BS10037
This Fiat is now in hibernation with 75W-90 synthetic gear oil in the trans. Thanks to all who advised. Interestingly, one suggestion was to contact a Fiat Guru in Ft. Worth, TX. Found out that was the shop that restored the vehicle and put the original oil in...
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJNW4748P
the problem was a misadjusted throttle switch. one of the voltage readings were out of spec. thanks for the help guys.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter VIN: WDBJF70H2X
The k 40 relay (starter relay) was at fault , a few guy hit it right on, thanks for everyones help.
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5642W
The customer had been offroading with the vehicle and the bottom of the intercooler was torn off in the process. Thanks for all the help group. Trouble codes: P0243.
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