Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 22, 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
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Readiness VIN: WAUDA34B7X
We are trying to generate readiness on this car, for the state [...]. O2 sensor aging both banks good, three way catalyst good both banks, the hangup is when we get to group 70, it will not run the test when in basic settings, just stays at test off all ze...
1980 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
This car has good power under acceleration but hesitates intermitantly when driven very slow or at idle and sometimes cuts out when idling hot or cold. Injector voltage stays at 14.7 volts & pulse witdh 1.9ms. Tach does not drop off before stall & neither does...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Memory Seats VIN: SAJHX1744T
Can one program the memory seats to set the driver's seat to a particular position whenever the car is unlocked with the remote? Thanks, Clint [...]
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L power windows and suroof VIN: WDBJF72F8V
very nice one owner car came in to used car dealership windows and sunroof inop alldata is no help i hope one of you can tested all fuses but don't know where to go from here...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rotor VIN: WDBNG75J22
Hello everyone, I could use some help on this one. The customer had this problem ever since purchasing the car and the dealer he bought it from(slightly used) told him it was normal. It will squeal while backing up with moderate braking force after the brakes ...
1986 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Low power VIN: YSYS3AB35J
When the engine is run at 2000 RPM with the 4-gas reading the tailpipe, the lever adjustment can be set so the emissions seem to be correct, but then at idle, the readings from the tailpipe are 10-20 times what they should be. When the idle is near correct at ...
1982 Volvo 244 GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: YV1AX4949C
vehicle arrived in shop for low idle condition... inspected and found bellows between cis and intake had small cracks... replaced bellows... repaired other suspect vacuum lines... idle control motor had open circuit... replaced idle motor... also found several...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L 4-5 shift VIN: WAUBG34D5X
Thanks to those who responded,this puppy was sent to another dealer to verify(350 km away) what we thought all along that the convertor was shot.They scanned it and said right away that the convertor was slipping according to the scanner readings.To bad all de...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L driver's door locks VIN: WAUJC58E33
Ok thanks to Steve from Alberta for a very fast response, i hope help you Steve in the future, problem was a bad ground conection located at right side under dash. After have fixed it, system works fine again. As for the fail codes still i don't know what they...
1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L engine Temp VIN: WBAGC8310J
We measured the thermostat from the car and a new one side by side found identical opening and closing rated when put in heated coolant. did a warranty replacement of the coolant pump and now the engine is no longing running 56C, no runs 79C. Most replies were...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBDAM6334X
Hi Techs Everyone who answered my request nailed it on the head. I replaced the pvc system and problem solved. Thank you again for the quick response. Your fellow tech Thomas
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L air ride VIN: SALTW15431
thank you to all who replied...there was no leaks in lines or turned out to be a programming was stuck in transport mode...the dealer reprogrammed the computer and all is good...special thanks to david of north carolina for spending his ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1070441202
i wish to thank everyone who responded to my problem.i want to especially thank patrick from european auto repair in leesburg virginia for all of his help and advice. the fix was a combination of the points for the fuel injection and readjusting the mass air...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Oil Cooler VIN: WDBGA32E7N
The Oil cooler and the gasket, do not match the engine bock. Was the reply form Franz at DelmerChrysler, stated that in fact they do not match but will work ok together. all of the bolt holes will line up and the gasket will seal. I will install the oil cool...
1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN02D1M
I guess it is time to close this post. Car is no better now than when I started in spite of some helpful advice. I was able to get some wiring information plus component location, etc. I replaced both crank sensors (reference at front pulley and speed/rpm at f...
1988 Saab 9000 S 2.0L ABS pump VIN: YS3CS55D8J
At this time, the customer is deciding if he wants to go ahead and try and fix his car. Given the age of the vehicle, he wants to go with used parts if possible. Parts are available at a price of 350.00 for a complete unit. If the customer agrees, that is prob...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L master cyl VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
I have resolved this concern. I was looking at the difficult while missing the obvious. It was bad rotors that were the cause. Thanks for all your replies and ideas. They were a great help.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWRH63B83
Thanks for the replies my good friends. We didn't know that it was normal for that message to come up in a no start condition. We had already poured through all of the connectors and harnesses looking for something loose and decided to go back to basics. Vehic...
1997 Volvo S70 2.5L Evaporator VIN: YVILS5206W
Hi everyone, Well the customer hasn't reappeared since I gave them the quote but I received nine responses who all agreed that the only way to carry out this repair was a full dash and heater box removal. The details are below. 1. Disconnect battery negative c...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next