Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for May 25, 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
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Radiator VIN: WAUCB28D6W
Hi, And 1 and1/2 days later the radiator is leaking from two points towards the center of the radiator core, no outside damage. We are going to check for voltage in the coolant as soon as the new radiator is fited, suggestions? thanks, Bill
1993 BMW M5 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSHD9311P
We have a 1993 BMW M5 with a check engine light on. Tryed to scan with our Carsoft system and it would not scan. Scand with a Snap-on 2500 and the code at came up was 100 ECU output stages, shopkey has nothing on this, and Snap-on does not have any troubleshoo... Trouble codes: 100 (Ecu output stages)
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEF6329S
hi all any help would be great.replaced crankcase breather,throtle plate gasket,intake gaskets and spark plugs with all factory parts .car came in with codes 203 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 2,201 oxygen sensor control limit reached bank 1 and 12 o... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen sensor control bank 1), 203 (oxygen sensor control bank 2), 12 (oxygen sensor bank 2), 13 (oxygen sensor bank 1)
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Engine VIN: WVSB69321V
Hey All, Not sure where to go from here. This M3 has a noise under the valve cover that actually sounds like the cam chain is hitting the valve cover--although it is not, it just sounds like it.It is noticeable at idle and very noticeable at 1100-1200 RPM. The...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L top VIN: WBABK7324T
this car came in with motors disengaged and top in closed position. i manually put the top down, engaged the motors, and initialized the system. after cycling the top several times and making some adjustments, it works perfectly when opening. when closing the ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Have replaced this sensor twice, front-drivers side. Still setting code. Inputs/outputs Ok. Has good ground and power to sensor. Anyone run into this before? Thanks! Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sens B1 Sen1)
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stability VIN: SAJHX1243W
We performed a timing chain replacement and valves were bent on right head. Before repairs were performed, the ABS light was on and the message center inicated a traction control and stability control failure. The preliminary tests point toward a bad ABS contr...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51D42
Hi, This Jag has a shimmy in it. Under heavier acceleration between about 30-55 mph the vehicle shakes. It just seems to shudder. At cruise it is fine. Low speed it is fine. We have balanced and rotated the wheels. We replaced the drive shaft with new center ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L long crank VIN: SALNY222X3
Hi folks, I have this freelander with a 2.5l that on rare occasion has a long cranking time (approx 5 seconds) but other than that it seems to run well. I have little to no info available on this truck from MOD and IATN archives so I am looking for direction i... Trouble codes: P1471, P1472
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
This car came to us bout a year ago running poorly. We did a tune up to it and didnt run much better. We adjusted the MAP sensor and it ran OK. Customer didnt wanna spend alot of money at that time said ill drive it for a while. bout 10 months or so later We t...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L shock mount VIN: WDBBA45A3E
i need help in locating a source for rust repair panels for this 1984 380sl convertible. the right front upper shock mount support is rusted away completely. can any one tell me where i can find a repair piece for this car. chris [...]
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Electronic VIN: WDB1400571
I have a 600sel (euro.) and at times the a/c fan will run on low untill the battery is dead. We have had the push button assy. rebuilt by beckman twice but it does the same thing. The car may go several day with no trouble. The car may have been seating for 10...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J71
Car came into shop with rough idle and loss of power. misfire code on cyl #3. Replaced #3 coil pack and spark plugs.. this did not fix. Went to check injector with noid light and found no pulse. Jumped injector to a good one and had pulse. Does this mesfi syst... Trouble codes: P2053
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start
Hi, all porsche techs, this has been an on going problem for about two years. This car is stored all winter in a garage. the problem is no spark, rolls fine. History every year after storage it will not start or starts and then wont start.did complete tune up ...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Turbo or Engine VIN: YS3DF55MTV
The customer has since returned. It has been about 2 weeks since his last visit. He now is complaining of a random engine light and intermitant smoking. Upon pulling codes we have a lazy O2 sensor. There are not any vacuum leaks. We have performed a smoke test...
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out
hellow fellow techs we dont work on vw vanagons but this onebelongs to a relly good customer. he called me to ask if i wanted to replace the the engine after doing my research i decided to give it a shot. it was towed in and we removed the engine sent it out t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSA29M6Y
Hello all, Vehicle came in with complaint of power lose/ stalling. Checked fuel pressure found 21 psi. Spec 35-45. Replaced fuel pump restored pressure to 43 psi. Checked pressure regulator operation, working fine. Replaced fuel filter along with job as any ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stalls and no start VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
Hello Gentelman, This has got us stumpted! #29 fuse, power supply for ECM and ignition coils, will blow at any time. Last 2 visits... replaced battery, fuse popped (iATN posting lead to this repair. Checked wiring behind interior fuse box for known chaffing co...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1LW5717S
hi iatn members,. thank you in advance for any help. we have a 1995 volvo 850 turbo automatic that is giveing us some grief. originaly came in with oil in the cooling system. after flushing the system and driving to make sure oil was not caused by customer add...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L mil VIN: YV1RS58D67
hello i have a volvo 2001 s60 with code P1610 (Throttle unit internal fault) faulty signal i do not have many of this cars can some one help me. thank you

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA230XK
thanks to all that replied to my request-we rechecked all of our tests we did based on imput from iatn- all ok- unfortunately the owner of the vehicle would not let us continue- we needed to disassemble timing componants to check for cam gear, ect issues- he h...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2341R
thanks for all your help. i received 4 replies and all 4 were very helpful.jim [...] explained that the computer is looking at the 02 signal and that the 02 system must be working first and that they work opposite of a standard bosch system because its a zirc... Trouble codes: 67 (secondary air injection system).
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E0R
after checking 3 times for a vac leak. i decieded to ck once more. i dont know how i missed it but i did. vac hose to purge valve had a pinhole in it. fixed it and car runs great. thanks for sending me back to the vac leak.
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L power soft top VIN: WDBFA63F3V
Thanks for the reply's, After complete removal of door harness I located 2 broken wires. Repaired and reset system, the top,windows, and door locks all work properly. Again thanks James
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L steering control VIN: WDBJ1F83J1
The customer did not want to proceed with solving problem at this time. I appreciate the responses. Three technicians said the rack and pinion can be a problem on these cars. They also suggested the ball joints could bind. It was simple to disconnect the tie r...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L shift sol. VIN: 3VWRB21H9R
It turns out you don't need the volkswagen scanner to clear the codes. I found a procedure were you can ground pin 15 for 5 seconds then release 3 more seconds then release, and it clears the codes. Initialy it stayed in limp mode, but after a few miles it wen...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Water pump VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
It has been a month and no word from cust. so I'm calling it a fix. This vehicle was in because a plastic plug in a coolant pipe had worn through. I was in the fix data base while on the phone with the cust. and told him about the water pumps, and possible hea...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
Special thanks to Rob [...] ... not the first time he's helped!! Turned out to be a low cooling temperature code --- found thermostat stuck open. Again thanks to all, Trouble codes: 19537 (Unknown VW specific), P3081.
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9602T
after running all the basic test we oppted to remove the cyl head for inspection,you will not belive what we found!! once we got the head off of the block we discovered there were two,YES TWO head gaskets installed,not a head gasket shim and gasket but two gas... Trouble codes: 448 (air pump), 442 (air pump system), 121 (maf sensor), 451 (missfire cyl 1), 453 (missfire at least 1 cyl), 545 (missfire at least 1 cyl twc damage).
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next