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1995 BMW M3 3.0L Low coolant light VIN: WBSBF9322S
Hello all, The "Check coolant level" light is coming on intermitantly AFTER the ignition key is turned off. It will flash between "Check coolant level" and "See owners manual" three times before turning off. It does not come on with the key on or when the eng...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L EWS Anti-theft VIN: 4USCC8323S
Hello all, I dont usually work on europeans so I need some serious help on this critter. Vehicle is a salvage auction car purchased by local used car lot. Vehicle arrived with no key, and aftermarket security system installed. BMW dealer cut new key to VIN...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L lifters VIN: WBAGJ8320W
lifters on passenger side head tick intermittently, hot or cold engine. our shop replaced all of the lifters on the passenger side bank. replacing lifters did nothing to alleviate the problem. engine oil has been changed and flushed twice with no help. any hel...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Dead Battery VIN: WBACD4322W
Hi Super Techs, Today's head scratcher is an intermittent dead battery after sitting for a few days. This car has been to the Beemer garage and the symptom continues. Another issue it had was a Brake light warning on the information panel. A new brake light sw...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Coolant level sensor VIN: WBAA123343
The customers "check coolant level" warning message comes on intermittently in the display. We have replaced the coolant level sensor and topped up the coolant, but the light still comes on even though the coolant isn't low. We're not sure if this is a softwar...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L reverse VIN: WBAGH83481
I have a 2001 740il that slips in reverse when cold. I do not have any codes in system. I have disassembled trans and do not find any serious damage. Is this a valve body problem? Thanks , Bob
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L brake pedal VIN: SALEV1249X
car came in for a brake check. it needed front and rear pads and rotors, as well as a battery. I replaced the brakes as needed as well as the battery. everything was fine, the vehicle was test drove and everything checked out ok. after the battery was replaced...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F1T
This Mercedes is driven occasionally, the last two times of use when started from cold the EPC & ESP warning lamps have stayed on and vehicle has gone into limp mode ie no power. customer was advised to shut vehicle down and resart upon which the light extingu...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1Y
Have an 00 ML 320 that will not start. Will crank but no start. Fuel presure 54 psi. If I pull spark plug wire with spark plug resting on vavle cover I have one or two spark cycles, then no spark. Fuel injectors have pulsewith. Scanner used Snap on Brick...No ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J2Y
Hey there, I have a merc that will only crank intermittently. About one out of 5 times the key is turned. When it does crank it stays engaged into the flywheel but there is no spark or fuel pressure and the tack does not move. Only one time it acutally started...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Mechanical VIN: WDBRF61JX5
The hub of the compressor was broken. I remove the pulley to check the coil and there is no coil. The pulley has some small pieces of rubber. My question is how this system works??, this is my fisrt time that I see something like this. Is possible to replace t...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Mechanical VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Hi guys, this car towed in with transmission stuck in reverse , the shifter goes in to Ist,2nd,3rd,4th,5th with engine off, start the car , it drives in reverse, But if I put the shifter in Ist or 2nd the car wont move , it seems like it locking. To pull the t...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF75K9Y
This car died on my wife like someone shut off the key while she was at a light. By the time I got there, car restarted and she had it off the road, but then it died again. Was a crank no start when I got there. Rapped the gas tank to check if fuel pump was po... Trouble codes: 1230 (throttle position sensor circuits no. 1 2 voltage sum out of range)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Hello group The vehicle has already had all the vacuum lines to this system replaced and none of them seems kinke or misinstalled. I used the MODIS to command the "all actuators" test KOEO. The combi valve vacuum control solenoid holds and releases vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Air pump low flow), P1570 (Engine ECU blocked), P1555 (Max boost pressure exceeded)
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Blown fuse #5 VIN: YV1LW5375W
Hello group. This customer called me a few weeks ago and told me that his check engine light and oil light were coming on at times. I looked at it and found the oil light was off and there was a code for air pump system. The car has a recent valve and pump. I ...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
greetings all, this customer has been fighting a mil since purchasing the vehicle 2 months ago. we installed a battery to extinguish the abs light for a low voltage code. another shop had a go at the mil, both o2's were replaced along with the spark plugs. fue... Trouble codes: P0172

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L lower control arm mount VIN: WBAAM5331X
Thanks for the numerous replies to my request. We actually cut through the bushings with a 'wizzer'. The repair was simple-as described. IATN is the greatest tool I've used in many years!
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E8P
It appears this problem is fixed. I say this because I'm not satisfied, but the customer is, though, due to his lack of use of the vehicle, it took some time for him to come to this conclusion. None of the help suggestions got this one. When the vehicle return... Trouble codes: DM, 3 (no lambda).
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L wiper system VIN: WDBGA33EXS
The wiper relay on top of the main fuse box was the fix to no int./low speed problem. The 'no park' problem is another matter. The wipers park straight up on the w/shld. Thanks to all that replied. Matt
1989 Porsche 944 2.7L No Start VIN: WP0AA0941K
We ended up removing DME control unit and did a pin test for air flow meter and coolant temperature sensor for DME. Had corrosion on wiring harness at dme from water leak coming from rusted out battery box. Cleaned wire connections at plug for DME and installe...
1994 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3CM68B6R
A secondhand Trionic ECU fixed this one. I received a lot of encouragement from the IATN brethren but no strongly-argued and plausible alternatives to the brain-box. Trying a different computer is easy if you have one on hand, but if you have to take the time ...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Surge VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Well, many of you said replace the Air flow meter. That didn't help, a couple of you said the intake manifold should be cleaned. The intake was really dirty but that to didn't fix it. One thing I forgot to mention was that the glow plug light never comes on. T... Trouble codes: 310 (catalyst temp. sensor 1-G20 open circuit/short).
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MPG Meter VIN: 9BWPG61J51
We finally sent it to the VW dealer for them to tell us it needed an instrument cluster. They ordered one and installed it and then called to let us know that fixed it so i think they were not quite sure about that either. Should have the vehicle back to the c...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Power window VIN: WVWTH63B22
The fix was to replace the central convenience module. The un-answered part of this is, What caused the module to fail? Perhaps a voltage spike when the battery was being disconnected or reconnected. Customer has agreed to pay for half of the module, I feel fo...
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