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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D51
we have this audi turbo for missfire codes, we have found a substantial amount of motor oil in the induction hoses at the air mass sensor, and at the exhaust port of the turbo. i know that the air mass sensor is proably bad, what i would like to confirm is any...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L 2.5
This engine starts to make a rattle in the front of engine at top, sounds like timing chain and is quiet when cold. I suspect vanos but I usually see code for them when bad and this car has no codes. I did replace the tensioner at the top.
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L timing VIN: WBABJ6312R
after replacement of the cylinder head the engine has a loud rattling noise at 1500 to 2500 rpm under load. at the time when noise comes in the engine appears to loose timing advance and shut off. if the electronic portion of the vanos is disconnected the nois...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Odometer VIN: SAJHY1747M
Hi Guys, Here is a good one. The odometer in this car will record 3 miles in 100 feet. after suffering a dead battery. Any Ideas? TIA John
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L all shifts VIN: SAJMW1349R
You can shift into gear without touching brake pedal with or without trans warning light present.Any techs out there who can shed some light on this challenge? Thank you in advance for helping out in our hour of need!
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Car returned yesterday with a 1500 RPM idle thinking the new valve had gone bad we replaced it ubder warranty. Still had same 1500RPM idle checked for codes none found but noticed that the little red light on the code check unit was blinking rapidly but faintl...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L headlights VIN: WDBEA32E9B
we have a benz here that the headliht is dim on the drivers side when low beams are on, and it switches to the passenger side being dim when the high beams are on, and vise versa. one side is always dim and the opposite side is bright. any help would be apprec...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E8R
Have a 94 104 engine that make noise on rev. up. rattle, tapping noise. If I unplug the Variable cam Adjuster the noise is not there. I have pull the valve cover chain tight, an inspected base cam time. At piston tdc the exhaust cam 4 mm hole lines up with th...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L alarm VIN: 4JGAB57E84
intermittently while driving after detailing interior and exterior (not the engine compartment), the alarm sounds spontaneously, happened immediately after detailing, for 5 minutes when driven the next day and while cruising during a 4 hour highway trip it cam...
1982 Other European Mondial 3.0L technician's brain VIN: ZFFAD08A9C
Does anyone know where we might find a wiring diagram for this one ? Thanks in advance - Frank Rupp British Car Service Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L folding top VIN: WP0CA2982V
I am looking for some help from Porshe techs that have worked with Boxster roofs. This car came in with the rear cover not coming fully flush to the body on the drivers side. There is a broken lever on the left hand roof transmission. part # 986 561 479 01. th...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L cooling system VIN: WPOCB2980Y
Hi, I have a boxster that stared to overheat. The customer wanted the cooling system filled up so he could come back later. This led me to a overflow tank full of oily coolant and a crankcase full of the same stuff. I removed the oil cooler and had it tested, ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H9T
This car came in with a no working Speedometer and MIL on, scanner showed DTC P0501, I replaced the VSS and it did not work, so I rechecked connectors and it started to work, thus I assumed I didn't plugged it correctly and released the car. It came back the n... Trouble codes: P0501 (No VSS Signal)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L alarm system VIN: 3VWSA81H6V
my kind beighbor gave me this car,she felt that as i had a long commute to work it would help on gas,as i drive a reg. truck! the car sat in my driveway for over a month,i would frequently start it qnd use it locally,last time battery went dead,without thinkin...
2006 Volkswagen Gti 2.0L interior VIN: WVWEV71K6W
Looking for the procedure to turn off the day-time running lights. Thanks Guys
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L no start VIN: YU1K59615S
we got a volvo that drove in then wouldnt start . after set for a period of 15 minutes it started but ran very rough and blew out alot of black smoke, also when does finally cranks the rpms will go high at times and stay there, also cant communicat with car do...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SL5723T
Hey Guys. I don't work on very many volvos so I figured I would check with the experts on IATN. I fixed this guys BMW so he asked me to check out his Volvo. He said he was told that the o2 sensor was gone and asked how much to repair and which one? I had troub... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Cuts out VIN: WBSDE910S0
The vehicle finally got to the point it no longer wants to run, check both airflow meter voltages left side was about 1.1 volts at idle, right side(passenger) was at 1.3 volts, but k&n air filters was install before, testing of these airflow meters was inconcl...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1287V
I replaced the PCV and the hose to it and found the vacuum hoses to the cruise where cracked up under the bottle jack. so far so good and I hope it dont come back. Trouble codes: 1176 (O2 fuel system monitoring).
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22E45
I need to buy a Mercedes Scanner. I can't do anything without one. Can't offer anygood advice except for the replies and explanations on how the fan works (by pressure see replies) thanks to those who replied. couldn't close due to computer crash.
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: WVWJD4316P
I must not have clicked the close button with my summary 6-10-06. Car must be fixed, as it has not returned. Thanks to all again. hsmith
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23BOY
Thanks to many responded there was a TSB for reflashing the computer that did not show up on my Alldata with the 2.8L DOHC. When I brought it to Volkswagon they called it a recall and reflashed the computer for free. No more cat codes and all monitors set. Tha... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431.
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8744H
Well guys, this one is done. John from Tenessee nailed it with his parting comment 'are you sure your junkyard injectors aren't stopped up?' The tech had been assuming they were ok because it had run fairly well before the no start. Turns out either they becam...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YVILW5520R
replaced air mass meter ,car ran fine for about 10 days ,then acted up again.customer returned car,tech replaced crank sensor ,runs fine now appears to be repaired,sorry for the slow return on the messages
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