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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJNX2740S
This 1995 XJS is an OBDII vehicle. It failed the smog test as a gross poluter. 15 mph had 2.2% co and 25 mph had 3.3% co. The engine is clean when reved up and not on a dyno. There are no trouble codes. Data shows a "0" reading for the air flow meter at all en...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L monitors VIN: WDBJF55F1T
cannot run nyvip inspection cat, o2 sensor, and o2 heater monitors will not run replaced front o2 sensor - switching was slow. performed drive cycle as per mercedes benz instructions. please help
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Ok folks, I've never had to post a request before, but now I'm stumped. Please help me if you can. This Benz came in with a steady misfire on cyl 5, and intermittant misfires on the opposing bank. We swapped the coil for cyl 5 with cyl 6 and the misfire follow...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, heavy smoking VIN: WVWGG83A1V
This vehicle came to us a week ago with a hard starting situation. 2 glow plugs were burnt out. We replaced all 4 because of the mileage of the vehicle. The EGR code keeps coming back even though the system seems to be operating properly. The real problem stil... Trouble codes: 00560 (vw code-egr control difference-intermittant-light on steady)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L OBDII protocol type VIN: 3VWVK81H1V
VW guys, Customer brings in this 97 Canadian spec Jetta 16v 2.0l and says that the VA emissions inspector failed the car because of a faulty DLC. When I connect my scan tool it reports that none of the five communication protocols that my scanner uses is avai...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
All these codes relate to throttle valve control module. I do not have the vag but did check fuses and ohm resistance and voltage to control module. Everything looks good and car drives fine at this time. I did clean throttle body. The EPC did come on and c... Trouble codes: P1559, P1542, P1171
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L electric steering VIN: 2789548975
this car knocks when turning sometimes - tie rod end are new - I fear its something in the electric steering mechanism - anybody dealt with this before?
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L ac compressor and engine fans VIN: WVWZZZIJ24
hi gents, i have a vw that is really troublesome. i changed the fan module and the presuure switch. i don't know what signal I need to the relay or which colour wire i should look for. I get code p1662 coolant fan 2 and p0532 ac refrigerant pressure switch low...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1FX8744H
Another Volvo 740 2.3 intermittant stalling situation for you guys to ponder over. This car will sometimes run very smoothly for several minutes, then hiccup and stall. Most often will restart immediately, but intermittantly will not start after stalling. Fuel...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Wipers VIN: WBACB4317N
Hi. I want to thank those who replied, especially Rick. I got two votes for the wiper switch and two for the wiper module. Rick [...] happened to be on the BMW tech info site and printed the diagram and faxed it to me. Unfortunately it was the same diagram as...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5336X
Hello BMW Techs This car had a front end collision and after checking the wiring very carefully, we found a bad connection at the connector going to the fuel tank solenoid valve located under the intake manifold, after repairing the connector, we were able to ... Trouble codes: 68 (activation solenoid valve tank ventilation PO443).
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1240X
Thanks all who took the time to respond. Well this vehicle proves that information is key. The P0440 was a purge valve fault, and once removed found it would not seal. The P1590 was a rough road signal fault, from what I understand is used also for misfire det... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap control system), P1590 (Manufacturer Specific Code).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L blower VIN: WDBEA51EXN
Thanks to all who sent info...Fasthair, your reply was just what I needed. Every reply was on the money & thanks a lot. When checking blower connector, no power was there. Found two fuse holders, but the 'strip' fuse holder evaded me until after I had viewed t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E8S
Many thanks to all who responded to my help request. I took the advise and ordered from Beckmann technologies my throttle acuator & sure enough it runs like a new mercedes. I could not have done it without IATN help. Stanley...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L camshafts? VIN: WDBFA63F3T
So how many ways can I say 'duh'? You know you've made a really stupid mistake when you recieve 10 responses and EVERY ONE says the same thing. The chain tensioner is too tight! Hence, I'm evermore convinced european cars are a different breed, and I'll surely...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L turn signals VIN: VW900W6752
it was a bad fuse! - Electricity will do wierd things - things we don't expect
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L booster VIN: 3VWSD69M81
booster hose going under the car to a valve was broken Thanks for the replies
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B72
I want to thank everyone who replied to this post. We had sent the car on its way until we recieved more information, however we have not been able to get the car back by the time of this posting. The information contained here looks to be very useful and i am...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B03
The general consensus was vacuum hoses,and blow off(diverter) valve. All of theses were checked and/or replaced. The culprit was the pcv valve. It would apparently hang open intermittently and cause the fuel trims too max out on the add side. A sure sign of th...
1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8854K
I got many responses as to the possible problem with this vehicle. Occasionally the fuel pressure would drop below specs and the engine would bog down. I replaced the main pump with a Pierburg unit. The previous pump was a CarQuest/walbro unit. The engine runs... Trouble codes: 221 (fuel trim-system too lean), 231 (lt ft-too lean or too rich), 232 (lt ft-too lean or too rich).
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA89S0L
replaced radio suppresion relay and all is well, did inspect old relay and found solder joint cracked and lifted, relay was on passnegr side of vehicle on strut tower, 3/4 of the replies i recieved said it would be onb drivers side and there is one on that sid...
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