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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for October 27, 2006
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L ambient air temp VIN: TRUUT28N01
This vehicle came in with sysmptom of no ambient air temp display on cluster. I took a good visual inspection and found temp sensor in lower cowel damaged. Ohm it out and was open. Replaced sensor and still have no display. When run through select, all the dis...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L instrument cluster VIN: WBACB4320S
Hello you all, I have posted this car once and did a update but did not know was only able to update one time. I closed with a summary, no fix. What we found once we talked to the customer he did not tell us that he had lost his fuel and temp gauge and found f...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L tpms system VIN: WBAWB73517
The whheels came with no tpms sensors. Customer declined installation of same. Anyone got a clue on hoe to get the tpms system warning lite off?
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23EOV
Hello, i have a mercedes here and im looking for some specifications for it. I have a P0170 and unfortunatly we can only comunicate with Merecedes through generic OBDII, I was wondering if anyone knew what the MAF should read in G/S at idle and off idle. I als... Trouble codes: P0170
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82H3X
Vehicle starts & dies when cold. If it doesn't die right away, it will die when put into gear. Restarts & often stays running. Came in with MIL & above codes. After reviewing data & researching iATN, replaced MAF and reset adaptions. Symptoms the same w/misfir... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim limit bank 1), P0173 (Fuel trim limit bank 2), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0300 (Random misfire)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Collision Repair VIN: WDC1631542
Hi gents, New bukles have been fitted to the car and i get code b1318 i beleave the module needs to be changed do i need to recode the modul to complete the job. I beleave only mercedes can code the modul. If any one has done the job before any info would be a...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 4 gear VIN: 3VWRAB1H6T
diassembled transmission inspected b2 and k3 clutches. B2 ok k5 burnt. Replaced clutches and pistons all sealing rings and front pump because thrust washer was broken, front drum damaged pump. Cleaned valve body and solenoids. Problem remains the same. Good ap...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H0T
I must be missing something. I initially checked this car for spark and fuel. I found I had fuel pressure, power to the injectors and a pulse from the injectors. I found no spark to the plugs or out of the coil. Inspecting the coil visually I found several cra...
2003 Volkswagen Toureg 3.8L a/c VIN: VWGB67L84D
I re-introducing this request. I have a Toureg that won't blow the air through the vents. If you take it off auto, you can hear the blower motor. I added freon as some of the IATN techs advised. This is an intermittent problem. Once the unit cools, the AC is f...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Engine
Most replies were info that i have already tried. Called Snap on to asked about reset light. The tech informed me they will enter the info for the engineer to review. Had the customer come back in and tried everything a second time.Still could not get the LED ...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Rough on cold start VIN: WBADT33441
Thanks to all! This vehicle has been an up hill battle from the start. I cleaned the injectors and ran a decarbonizer thruogh intake system. The I took the vehicle to our gas station and filled up with the good stuff. The vehicle started well the next morning ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242V
Check engine [...] on with fuel trims running very negative. I replace both upstream O2 sensors, cleared the code and drove the car. The [...] has stayed off and he has passed a smog test.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D7H
I want to thank everyone that responded!!! Your efforts and those of all iATN members keep this the most effective resource available. Richard and Greg pointed me to the problem . . . poor connection at the Voltage Overload Protection Relay. After removing the...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWEE83AXS
after using a calculator to figure out ari flow I and found that the maf sensor was way off at wot. replaced maf sensor & car drove perfect with an injector pulse of 12.5 ms @ wot. thanks fo all the help on this one. mt. hope service center
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP51J13
thak you all i installed a new MAF (OEM) no more codes car put over 110 mil. no problem thak you
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L turn signals VIN: 3VWBB81E3W
Thanks to all 16 of you that replied. I traced the problem to the headlight wiring harness by the T19 connector. The cooling fan had cut into the harness, harness was out of position. The wires for the right turn signal and left park light were touching. Some ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L exhaust valve VIN: 2VWSA29M7X
The vehicle is fixed. Most replies sayed to replace the lifters when the valves get bent from hitting the pistons. I called the customer about changing the lifters and he agreed. I did another compression test and leak down before I took any thing apart and th...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L hard start cold VIN: 9BWGF21J9Y
This car is fixed,after a ton of researching,looking up data,checking iatn,I decided to pull ecu to check for power and grounds,When it hit me.on a sticker on the ecu it said GERMAN WHOLESALE PREFORMANCE CONTROLLER. Its looks like they dissemble your ecu,insta...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M01
This was a strange one,after reviewing our work and the replies we recieved, I tried a new air mass meter and the power came up to normal!? I guess the combination of soot in the intake and a bad air mass meter had us going in circles. Thanks to Rick from Wisc...
2003 Volkswagen Toureg 3.8L Lighting VIN: VWGB67L84D
I would like to thank all who replied. I'm sorry for the delay. I was trying to fix the second part of the repair. After locating the clip on the inside of the light, the sucker popped right out. So that other techs won't be confused about the clip location, i...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1KS9600T
Thanks to all who replied. The problem with this car ended up being a bad auxiliary air pump control valve. Air pump operation during the OBDII monitor drive cycle is a test for the air pump system, and uses the O2 sensor to test whether or not air is getting ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L no symptoms VIN: YV1LW61J1Y
A new battery was the fix on this car. I went back out to bring it in for more testing, and noticed it cranked a little slowly--load tested battery and it failed. Shorted the battery cables together to erase all the broken pieces of memory, replaced battery ... Trouble codes: N/A (testing and results).
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