Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 27, 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
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Trans program light comes on VIN: WBAGD4322P
Intermitantly these codes will get logged, if you clear them they don't come right back. Double checked connector at side of trans, it has dielectric grease. Checked sensors with lab scope to be sure, tests OK. No codes in Motronic control unit. Any help would...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4VSCJ3329V
customer complained of jerky power, engine then dies,and then difficult to start. we did experience the engine dieIng when we closed the hood. we hookeD our SNAPON motis and had a no comunication error. then after 5 minutes it restarted up ok.are there any com...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L timing chain VIN: WBAC0324VE
noise coming from front of engine sounds like timing chain tensioner.checked oil pressure and it,s rail looks ok.changed oil and installed new tensioner.ran engine @2000 rpm for 30 seconds to bleed tensioner.still noisey.any ideas would be apprecated.
1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJCL1247F
attension jaguar techs!! recived this vehicle from another shop here in town. they replaced head gaskets & cyl head. after the head was installed this vehicle would barley run. they had to plug off fuel return line in order for it to run, & when it did it ran ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hell0 fellow techs: By now you know this is a cameback. I thought i fixed this one, but it is back and with intermittent condition. Cuts out and stalls. Codes P1229 and P1242. Mechanical guard and TPS fault. When it happens engine will stall and is hard to sta... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1242-), P1242
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L won't accelerate VIN: WDBFA61E6N
Car came in with periodic no acceleration(limp mode). Cycle the key on and off and it will accelerate. Used AST retriever,Launch and Bosch on-off tester to try to retrieve codes but there were none. We found info that there were problems with accelerator contr...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L steering column VIN: WDBEA30DXN
The steering column on this vehicle is locked in place, becuse of a stuck ignition switch. We cut the lock cylinder housing to remove the switch+ housing as the key cannot be turned to the release position. This allowed the electrical switch to be removed. How...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBDEA26E4N
hello techs,we recently purchased this car from the original owner and i have been driving this car personally for the past 2k miles.the car had been performing fine except for a few occassions of extended cold crank.the car started fine after setting for appr...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Car arrived with "stop-don't drive" and the car was looking quite the pimp ride. The tires are scrubbing on the inner fender wells at the front and as low in the rear. The Asenmacher retriever gives an active code of C1517 "Airmatic level control". The 40 Amp ...
1975 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L tune up VIN: GHN5UF3814
Does anyone have the procedure to adjust the points on this old car? I have zero info on it. Thanks
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire, poor power VIN: 3VWBC21CXX
. This vehicle has very little power on acceleeration. On hard accel, car will start misfiring at 4000 and will not acclerate past this point. Codes p0303 and p0304 will always come back. On light to moderate accel, no misfires, just lack of power. MAF has bee... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0411
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
Hey dealer techs, I'm wondering if someone could give me a description of the difference between a P1557; charge pressure "positive" deviation fault and a P1556; charge pressure "negative" deviation fault. What is it that causes a difference in the way these t...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9617S
Volvo guru's all help is appreciated: Hard starting: at present I have to crank a minimum of 3 times at 20 to 30 second intervals to start. Customer installed 2 crank sensors, cam sensor, ignition switch, & 2 used PCM's. After started it runs with no complicat... Trouble codes: 131 (crank signal), 314 (cam signal)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Starting VIN: YV1VS29531
Hello all, Had this Volvo towed in this morning as a no start.The customer stated that the Ignition switch will not turn to the III position,and that does seem to be the case. I removed the electrical portion of the ignition switch and as long as the key is i...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Headlights VIN: WAURD68D11
Thank you everyone for your help. Earl [...] you were right about the level sensors, it was the rear sensor I had to replace along with the left rear wheel bearing. Thank You Mike
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAAV53401
well, i decided to scan for codes with our modis. there was a code relating to the ews. i cleared this code and it immediately reset. the car would randomly start, so when we got it started, we called the cust and he made an appointment at the dealer. the deal...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAET37424
Well, I sent this one back to the dealer. In order to succesfully diagnose this one I would need a GT-1 scan tool. I guess if I start seeing more of these I'll be forced to buy one.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L oil leaks VIN: SALTY1246Y
Well folks,thanks for all of your replys after considerable time spent lots of ultraviolet dye ect it appears the intake and heads both leak as some of you suggested.Thats where we went shes dry now.Thanks again folks and cheerio...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32EXR
Thanks form the replies that I did get, but the customer decided she did not want us to go further. She was hard to deal with. First she could not get past the fact we fixed her husbands '98 Nissan PU and the same light was on in his. It had been to other shop... Trouble codes: DM20 (speed signal).
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L generator VIN: WDB170447V
Problem was a 'bad fixed' alternator. After sending alternator to re-check it is charging ok. Now I know that 'black box' is a crash battery cut-off relay. Thanks for the imputs
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H0W
Hi All, As I stated when I first posted, this car was already fixed so this is just a summary of what I learned and may even offer more questions than answers. First of all as I believe that Byron said in an archive post, the trick to fixing these is forci... Trouble codes: P0442 (fuel evap small leak).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPA8147X
Finally its fixed!! The purge valve was stuck open and the rear o2 sensor was dead. The purge valve took care of the evap code but after the rear o2 was replaced we got a code for cat. efficancy. The cat. failed all of our testing and once replaced everything ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0440, P0442.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Reverse Gear VIN: 3VWSA29M8X
Thank-you to everyone that replied,after talking with Dan(one of the replies),we determined that the reverse clutch was not applying, causing no reverse. The customer decided to have the dealer replace and or overhaul the transmission. Thanks again for the hel...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C82
A day after writing this request the car came back to the shop again with a no start condtion. We went ahead and replace the glow plug bridge and that fixed that. The problem with the glow plug light blinking was sure enough, two burnt out brake light bulbs,we...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next