Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for February 17, 2006
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Radio VIN: WBAGF6325S
Vehicle came in with intermittent operation of radio. Had no communication with radio with Autologic. Otherwise unable to duplicate problem as radio worked normal for me. Apparently display on MID would go away along with sound. Also sound would go away but MI...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Engine VIN: WBSBG932QT
Hello all, This 96 M3 has 2 problems. The first is pinging on hard acceleration from 1800rpm to 2500rpm. The engine has oem software, and has had 2 decarb sessions. The first time the customer complained was it when only had [...]. He is using 94 octane...
1979 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L engine VIN: 124CS20154
help!!! desperately in need of flat rate labor time to replace a short block in this vehicle. anyone??
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L trunk VIN: WDBGA43E8S
Here is a real weird one this car if it sits for 4 to 6 hours the back trunk will not suck down. The vacuum pump is new ( dealer replaced ) they have looked at it twice and though they had it fixed. It looks like a simple circut mainly just a vacuum pump and a...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L turn signals
Hello, I have an unusual problem. In the left turn position the left signals do not blink, however the right signals blink.If I turn on the hazards both left and right side signals blink normally. I have replaced the turn signal combination switch and the same...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB2964M
the other night after work the customers batt was dead, he called triple A, and they sent a battery truck??? anyway the guy told my cust that the batt needed replaced and being it was night and no shops were open they replaced it. I got a call next AM that car...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: YS3DN58V1R
This Saab has an intermittent crank no start. When it does not start it has no spark, noid, or fuel pressure. I did try grounding a test light on the middle (yellow wire) of the crank sensor plug but made no spark. The repair info. from Alldata is sketchy at b...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L message center VIN: YS3ED45E4Y
SAAB techs I need your help with this 2000 9-5. We know Saabs pretty well and enjoy working on them for the most part but I have one with the display intermittently saying "service security system". Our local dealer either doesn't know or won't tell (imagine t...
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWCAO153H
This car is driving me crazy! I am new to the business so I am sure I must be missing something obvious, but here goes. This car came in with a crank no start problem but when it got here it was a crank start. The second problem that the customer complains abo...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L front pump bushing VIN: WVWPD63B41
Students did not properly check fit of converter in back of crankshaft during motor install. Converter hub is too loose and converter started to wobble, front pump bushing is worn. I had the school machine shop make a bushing to repair the clearance problem. T...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
This vehicle has us mystified. Driving down the road, the vehicle will randomly cut out as if you lifted your foot off the accel pedal. Then, as the vehicle coasts, the throttle will kick back in as if nothing was wrong. We have VIDA and cannot come up with an...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A7N
Thanks to all for the time spent to reply to my car trouble. especially to Matt, he gave me the idea of tapping at the cam sensor and sure enough lights came on, so replaced the cam sensor. I also found out that the fuel pump was bad too. I replaced it, now th...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L ABS unit, Master cylinder,New rear caliper VIN: WAUZL64B8Y
Got this one fixed! Removed the reman master cyl put on by customer. Side by side with a fresh reman, I could easily tell what was wrong with the cust installed reman. Using my fingers over holes, it wouldn't draw anything from the resivior ports as the new re...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L abs VIN: SAJHX4XTC7
Don't know for certain what the ABS module detected. I suspect one of the front sensors has a problem and it will happen again. It would seem that in the process of replacing pads and rotors and one caliper as well as flushing the system, we developed some for...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L engine dies VIN: 1130441201
Many excellent responses. Thanks to all. The function all leads to emission/decel of the injection pump. Problem most likely the solenoid on the back of the injection pump shorted out. Most replys were to disconnect the system. We found the throttle switch at ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Hard Start When Warm VIN: WDBEA32E8R
The general consensus was that a defective fuel pressure regulator was at fault. I had checked the line previously, but did not note fuel in the vacuum line. However, since the regular was pointed to as a culprit on so many replies, we replaced it with a new...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1240281
Hi everybody, after all the replies that i got everybody pointed on air leakage and that's what i think too because of high idle almost 1200 rpm, but i checked all the vaccum hoses, even replaced the intake manifold complete with injectors and the car still th... Trouble codes: 022 (ca/ea signals emergency running).
1997 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L shifting VIN: YS3CF68M6V
Thanks to those who replied: Yuval [...] who sent me clear concise instructions. Governor seals had failed it is a straightforward repair I have copied them here: the governor is ) accessible thru...
1992 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWGB0317N
thanks to the five reply`s - have not been able to get the car back for further testing - customer has been driving with temp sensor disconnected & plugs it in for cold starting only . if & when i get this passat solved i will update this posting thanks glenn.
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next