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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1243V
This car will sometimes start well when cold, after warm up it will die out when coming to a stop, sometimes immediately, other times I can watch the tach. & see it get lower till it dies. I can give it slight throttle & it will keep running. I replaced the c...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WDBHA28EXR
Blower motor is inoperative. Ignition switch, electrical, was replaced and customer states that since then the blower has not worked. Plenty of archived help requests for this manufacturer about blower motor/regulator issues but not much for this C280 system. ...
1993 Mini Mini Cooper 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: XC2S1N1063
Hello All! I have an old-style mini-cooper here which we have been scratching our heads over for several weeks. The car starts great and idles very smoothly. It will rev freely for the first 15 to 45 seconds from dead cold, and then will develop a surge above ...
1982 Porsche 924 Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: WP0AA0933C
The vehicle came in for a no start condition. We let it sit over night and tried to start it and it fired and ran. We drove it for a awhile and ran ok. It had bad wires and plugs. While it was idling in the shop it just died so we found that it lost spark. So ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YSBEF48E1X
This vehicle came in at the end of March for an intermitant no start. (see previous repair history) This was differnent than the last time it arrived in November. Last time was a hot soak, whereas this time it occurs after the car is sitting in the sun with th... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer Acitve)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Hi there, We have a 2000 VW Passat with an intermittent CEL coming on. We have the code 17536 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation too lean) We checked fuel pressure (OK) we checked for vacuum leaks, we checked the exhaust and secondary air systems, and everything appe... Trouble codes: 17536 (Bank 1 Mixture Adaptation Mult. System Too Lean)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWSG29M11
Car came in with check engine light on,ran good, scanned for codes and found codes to secondary air. I removed engine cover and plug connectors looking for a air leak. While the plus wires were disconnected I cranked the engine by mistake, later i reconnecte...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L wont shut off VIN: 1231501200
thanks to everyone i finally found a pin hole leak in the trunk what a night mare.. thanks again to everyone on there help on this one ill owe ya one ;)
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L abs VIN: WDBHA24G1X
after a couple of hours of tailchasing for lack of information on this vehicle the tech working on it noticed a noise from a/c furthur inspection showed a worn compressor pulley bearing that allowed pully to chafe through compressor wires and caused short.repl...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA2467Y
Thanks for all the replies. We ended up doing exactly what was stated...sending it to the dealership to be reprogrammed. Thanks again, Ron [...]
2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Air Bag VIN: WDBJF83J01
Thanks to all the techs that took the time to reply. All confirmed my suspicions that the seat sensor pad was the problem and obviously a common problem.its a two and a half hour job but not hard at all. The light is out and the owner is happy they did not hav...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Turbo or Engine VIN: YS3DF55MTV
Thanks to you that replied. It was the turbocharger. I pulled down the front pipe and found a lot of oil in the pipe and around the turbine...mostly coked up. I removed the turbo to find no oil in the manifold. I cleaned the oil feed line and sent the turbo ou...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L forward gears VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
Thanks to all I came along way with the car but it is sadly still sitting here. i changed circuit strip again based on jose from mexico respose and got rid off all codes except one P1192 Torque converter bridge clutch fault which narrows it down to wiring, tor...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, 15 mph max VIN: 3VWDD21C84
First of all I've got to tell you iATN members to write your help requests, fixes or summarys on WORD or some other program and then copy and paste it to iATN because I had my first summary ready to go and I was reading it looking for spelling errors and other... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap large leak), P1171 (Angle sensor 2 throttle motor G188 not a plausible signal intermittent), P1557 (Angle sensor throttle motor G187 not a plausible signal), P1557 (Angle sensor throttle motor G187 not a plausible signal).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L Dome light VIN: 3VWED21C02
This one is good to go. The passenger side door panel has a little red light that was grounding to a bolt head on the door. What i missed was this light was always on but rather dim. (hidden from view by passenger seat) Removed panel, insulated the back of the...
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