Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 29, 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
2001 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WUAXD68D81
I'm hoping some Audi Masters out there can give me some insight as to description and opperation of the exaust gas temp sensors. I dont know how they work and alldata has no D&O for these sensors. I also found little in archives. I may be wrong but I have a hu... Trouble codes: P1454 (exaust gas temp sensor), P1114 (bank1 sensor 2 resistance too high)
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP54B81
Hey evreybody, This car seems to have no driveability problems just MIL lamp on. I ran through all the VAG block tests via ALLDATA and the block values and self tests all passed. If anybody needs I can get the block values I have obtained. I check the catalyti... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm up catalyst B1 threshold below efficiency), P0431 (Warm up catalyst B2 threshold below efficiency)
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD6320R
this is my personal vehicle it exhibits this problem only in cooler temps. starts fine and idles well for about 3 or 4 minutes then after coming to a stop it surges and the check eng. light comes on storing this blasted code 13 which could lead down many paths... Trouble codes: 13 (o2)
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L hood VIN: WBAGJ832VD
have a 740 here that the hood release cable is non op - i removed the handle and pulled manually on the cable as much/far as possible but still hood will not pop - since it is looking like time to drill and blast i was wondering if anyone has been thru this be...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Surge VIN: WBAGJ8327W
this car once warmed up does a rhythmic surge every 3-4 seconds. It doesn't seem to act up unless it has shifted into high gear and locked up at steady cruise or maintaining speed on a slight grade. At 30-40mph the problem is more noticable, but is still there...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Will not idle VIN: WBABK8337X
Hello BMW Techs, We have a 328i Convertible in the shop with a no idle problem. It will not idle in any gear including park & neutral. You need to apply some throttle to start the engine. The vehicle runs fine off idle. When you take your foot off the throttl... Trouble codes: 65 (Cam Sensor signal A circuit Bank 1 or single sensor), 08 (Mass or volume air flow circuit range/performance)
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L clutch VIN: 2155456K41
A good customer of mine is wanting me to put a clutch in his car for him. The discription in Mitchell requires lots of special tool. Has anyone done one without the tools? Should I send this one away? Thanks.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air bag VIN: SAJFAO1NX1
This is probably a stupid question but I need to repair a broken wire under the drivers seat for the air bag system.How do I disarm the system?If I disconnect the battery,will I have a problem with the theft system ,radio,or the ECM relearn? If I use a "memory...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22273
Hello eveyone. This Freelander came in on a hook. Cranks ok, no spark and no injector pulse. OBDII generic showed no codes. Checked cam and crank sensors on lab scope and both look pretty normal. Found some info in Alldata on the theft deterent system that bas... Trouble codes: P1403
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDB1260661
this car cranks 3-5 seconds then starts sharply after that. it runs OK on the post start enrichment then starts to peter out. it will not accept any throttle after that without a backfire or stall. with O2 sensor connected it leans out till it dies. the resi... Trouble codes: 9 (MAS no description in Alldata), 17 (EZK - crankshaft sensor engine off)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F0V
customer came in with check engine light on (p0153 bank 2 sensor 1 slow to change) checked fuel pressure good- checked for vacuum leaks - none present- engine runs good- no misfire- check for b+ at o2 heaters and control all good- went ahead and replaced bank ... Trouble codes: P0153 (g3/3 left o2 sensor before twc aging correction varible exceeded period too long current and stored)
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDB2084652
Hi Gents, The car doesn't start when hot. It just cranks over and over. I checked the car with the scan tool and the code i got was both left and right oxy fuel which i beleave is the airmass meter but not the actual fault. I think the fault is the crank senso...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L 5th VIN: 3VWTD81H2V
Customer stated that it started to pop out of gear once in a while and now will not shift into gear at all. Any common problems to look for? Thanks in advance. Ed
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1FA8749J
help!car came in last month cust complaint running lousy , no power. boy did it ever!found maf sensor covered with oil and intake hose soft from oil.replaced both with aftermarket reman(i know, i know)and road tested ok so mwe shipped it .car shows up today , ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9608T
For Volvo Techs ---This is a well-maintained vehicle. Intermittenly (once a month or 1,000 miles), the MIL will come on. Code P0103 translates to MAF Signal too high. I have checked the voltage and it is within specs 0.2V and 2.2V at idle. I have checked groun... Trouble codes: P0103 (MAF Sensor)
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
I pulled and replaced the spark plugs and there was alot of deposits on plug number four the plugs have about 15 thousand miles on them the rest of the plugs looked O K I always use OEM on these cars 'cause the price is rite and they work well For a non turbo ... Trouble codes: P1152 (Intermitent O2 1 Bank 2)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L engine VIN: WAUEJ88C9R
Hi again. No matter how much you say you can never include enough information in a help request. The replies all focused on pressure control valves. The V6 VAG motor has gone through many revisions. Some have oil pressure relief valves in the upper oil pan. Th...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Thanks to everybody who replied but the customer decided not to go any further with the diagnosis at this time. Trouble codes: P1129, P1127, P1141, P0411 (Sec. air injection system), P1139.
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUBG34D1X
Sorry for the delay in closing this, I know a lot of you guys that replied are just DYING to find out what was wrong. We had the wrecking yard send us the TCM out of the car that the transmission came out of just to assure ourselves that this wasn't an issue, ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD62030
hi gents, Thankyou again for all the replies, i didn't want to post anything untill i was sure the vehicle was not going to comeback. The fault was the ignition switch and i beleave the contacts were burnt. The ews on occasions was getting voltage drop which w... Trouble codes: A203, A2033.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBJF55F9T
I am closing this post as not fixed due to the fact that it is still doing mostly the same thing that it was before. I recieved a few replies about checking the MAF which we had already done. A few replies pertained to engine speed/rev limits. It seems that th...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next