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1992 BMW 535i 3.5L Misfire VIN: WBAHD1311N
Customer complaint is that the engine misses or bogs on accelleration. It has done this since he bought the car a year and a half ago. During this time, other shops have replaced the cap, rotor, plugs, and oxygen sensor. After my road test I opened the hood to...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L oil pressure VIN: SALHC1349P
replaced front cover gasket due to a leak and now we have no oil pressure. i did not remove oil pump. i did have to realign oil pump drive shaft to meet distributor due to the fact that the distributor would not seat other wise. besides the no oil pressure the...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WDBBA45A5D
I believe this to be a pretty obvious problem as all fuses are good and I have no power to the pump. I picked up a relay for it and pulled the glove box out and the lower panel and am trying to find the relay. The picture in Alldata is not too helpful and I ca...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No can bus comm. VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
Car came in with ck engine light I test drove the car and the transmission was not upshifting, can go all the way to redline with no upshift. No error in the egs control unit. Long list of errors in the Instrument cluster diagnos.b1040 b1041 b1042 b1470. And i... Trouble codes: B1040, B1041, B1042, B1470, P0170, P0173
1999 Renault LAGUNA 1.8L Mechanical VIN: VF1K564052
Hello IATN members all over the world! We have a problem with a 1999 Renault Laguna [...] , and the case is almost a little spooky. The customer told me that the car suddenly died, and he suppose it was the timingbelt all the time it has`nt been changed at...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Valve Lifters VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
Hello all - this car arrived with a flickering oil light and noisy valve lifters. Test confirmed low oil pressure. We got oil pressure back to normal by taking the pan down and cleaning the pickup screen, which was clogged with the "sludge" for which these mot...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L computer VIN: YS3DT78K12
We have a Saab 9-3 here with a P0101(mass or volume air flow circuit range performance). What is the best way to test this code on this car? Or has anyone had this same problem? Thanks, Dan
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS light VIN: WVWEE83A1T
Found impulse rotor was hitting hub. checked data stream looks ok. you can clear code and all is well for a short time. Then you start car and abs light pops on and RR speed sensor code is there. I have checked resistance, clearance and abs hcu ground circuits...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1KS9604V
The car has the MIL light on (P0740, TCC SOLENOID CIRCUIT OPEN) as soon as the ignition is turned on. Additionally there is a yellow arrow light on the dash flashing and the W S E lights at the shift lever are flashing. If the code is cleared, it will reset as...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L camshaft VIN: YV1LS5679W
Hi all I did a stupid thing I was told to pull head off this s70 And was told we would putting an engine in it.{broke timing belt} now we had the head done and when I took it appart I paid no att.to the cam marks and which pully came off of which cam I think I...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
First of all thank you to everyone that responded to this post. We tried replacing the fuel pressure regulator, but no effect. It turns out that the two sensors used for measuring crank position and reference on the bellhousing were covered in metal particles ...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Trans program light comes on VIN: WBAGD4322P
Thank you for all the replies! Fluid was full. Most replies said replace transmission and after lots of testing we got it to slip once, but since it is so intermitant we went with overfilling the trans as suggested and wait till it is slipping consistantly for...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L belt tensioner VIN: WBABN53432
Almost all agreed the tensioners and rollers on these cars are of questionable quality at best. One reply recommended checking for noise with the belts removed to make sure there was no timing chain or VANOS noise, which we had already done. It would appear ma...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
removed intake manifold to replace gaskets, found pcv valve elbow leaking. replaced gaskets and elbow, cleared codes and tested with 5 gas. all reading fanstastic case closed with a very happy customer. thanks to all who offered their knowlage and wisdom. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174.
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Misfire VIN: WDBAB93AXC
Thanks to all who offered me suggestions and help on this one. One suggestion someone gave was to unplug the egr valve. After doing so the stumble in the low rpm range nearly disappeared along with most of the light smoke. I rechecked pump timing and sure enou...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4N
The information I received from most of the members was advising me to look closly at the throttle accuator, & the wire harness leading to it. I could not confirm a fault in the harness. However after many road tests, & messing with both the accuator & harness...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L pump VIN: WP0CB29822
Problem was a melted lower oil reservoir. Bill from California gave me the hint. Overheating caused by low oil level will melt reservoir tube connected to pump. Thanks 'Leaving and learning'
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ecu id 961806336 VIN: YS3FB49S53
I had to take this car to the dealer. I did not have TIS to code the SIM unit which took care of the turn signals. This is what all replies stated. I have found TIS on SPX's website for $1500 but this is for a 1 year subscription I will pass for now not doing ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L fuell injection VIN: WVZZZ3BZ2E
Well,as most of you gentlemans sugested,only logical thing that can couse oil/fuell mixing is high pressure fuell pump.Replaced pump assembly and test drove the car for few days.There was no problem - oil level is ok.There is no fault codes,but one thing is st...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M41
This one is in the bag. Special thanks to Howard [...]!!! You guys were right on target.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L air bags VIN: WVWCE63B05
Thanks a pile folks for your help on this one. I did purchase the vag-com and reprogrammed it all and it WORKS. Would really like to tip my hat to David and Alex to send me to the seat connector,ya that was also an issue.Thanks also to Fred,John,Mikail,Kevin,V...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Starting VIN: YV1VS29531
Hello all, Much thanks to the 4 respondents.The consensus of all 4 was to replace the key & tumbler assy. due to wear.I ordered one from the local dealer.I installed it,but no Joy! Most said that eventualy,that the key would spin around.It still would not go...
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