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Help Request Answers
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Fuel filter VIN: WAUDC68D51
Hey fellow techs, This might seem like a pretty novice question but I have not found a good answer yet. I have this Audi for scheduled maint. and I was wondering if there is a good way to service these fuel filters. The fuel filter has 2 banjo bolt fittings wi...
2003 Audi TT 1.8L no 4-5 or 6th gear VIN: TRUTC28N23
we have little or no information on this veh.the veh. came in with the complaint of not shifting correctly.scanned for codes,originally had 17118,test drove the veh w/scanner hooked up,once the veh hit 4th gear,it felt like someone shifted the car into nuetral...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L door locks VIN: WBACA6329S
This BMW was brought in due to door locks not working. What happens is you cannot turn the key in either of the front doors. The key goes in fine but will not turn. If you play around with it, it will finally turn. When sitting in vehicle if you lift and lower...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6345X
hello all. this BMW was towed to shop after sitting appox. 2 months. cust said he pulled it out of garage went 2 blocks, check engine light came on and car stalled and would not restart. cranking speed seems fast so pulled plugs and found them soaking with fue... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L none VIN: WBAAM3334X
Hi Fellows , I've that car come back for intermittent check engine light comes on with no drive ability issue. First i did replace ISC valve because of sometimes stall & cut off .One months later it's getting worse with check engine light come back on & engine...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WBAFA71062
Dear friends at iA.T.N., This is my nightmare of the year and of course belongs to a very good friend. This 3.0 L Diesel turbo with common rail looses the power of the turbo after driving it up hill for about 20 min and during full load and, a whistling soun... Trouble codes: 1470 (charge-air pressure control)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
Thanks in advance for taking the time to help. car came in with ck engine light on retrieved codes had 11 codes in memory,3 o2 sensor p0135 p0134 p0141, 1 mass air flow p0135 ,2 miss fire p0300 p0301 ,p1255 1 coolant sensor short to ground, 2 air inj. short to... Trouble codes: P1451, P1425, P1421, P1472, P0102
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Cruise control VIN: YV1JS8319S
Volvo 940 non turbo with code in cruise control for speed of 35km/h not reached. Measured signal to module from speedometer head, had a pronounced square wave pattern [about 1.2 volt]. Replaced cruise control module and still have the same problem. Compared si...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS92D13
The customer states while driving the speedometer & tachometer both go to zero while still running and moving and CEL comes on steady. After the vehicle is eventually shut off it will not restart for sometimes hours. When it finally starts it acts as though it... Trouble codes: U0073 (Control Module Communications Buss Off), P0128 (Coolant Thermostat)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Heated seats VIN: WBAAM333XX
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. It is possible and fairly simple to disassemble the seats to access the heating grids. The BMW dealer sells the required parts for $500.00. A used seat would have cost $200.00. After a bit more research I found Heated ...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vents VIN: SAJDA01N92
Thanks for the help After checking archives and bulletins found some things about vents in trunk area and the air intake sealing out engine fumes I reseal the heater box as much as I could but it still brought in fumes Fix was to remove intake and replace PCV ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E9T
So far so good. After rotating the coils from cylinder to cylinder I couldn't get the miss to return. Customer opted for new coils and wires to be on the safe side. Other idea was a bad engine harness but the coil and wire replacement is far cheaper at this ti... Trouble codes: 107 (ignition power supply implausible), 110 (ecu power supply implausible), P0300 (general misfire), P0305 (misfire cylinder 5), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1).
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J42
Took car to MBZ only specialist (iatn member Brian Wampler at Star Automotive) and scanned on 'Star'(SDS) scan tool. Check engine light was off for entire drive to MBZ shop which included some hard acceleration (trying to get engine to throw a code). Found an ...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Misfire VIN: WPOAAO944F
A Great big thank you to Philip for the info on sensors from BMW. Replaced both ref and speed sensors and car runs great. Thank you to all who replied sometimes I wonder what we would do with some of these cars without IATN. Again thank you to all who replied.
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Immobiliser VIN: WV1ZZZ70ZT
Couldn't find any wiring problems but believe there is something there corupting the Immobiliser memory. Had to play it safe and had the immobiliser function removed from the ECU because the car is traveling around Oz and not many VW people in the outback. So ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Heater core VIN: WVWMD23B9Y
Thank you, thank you, thank you... Turns out the heater core did in fact have an air pocket. This engine combo is hard to bleed air from. One of the heater hoses has a small hole in the end that must be uncovered to get most of the air out during filling. Af...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shutters at stops VIN: WVWPD63BO1
shutter almost dieing at stops was from the transmission being low on fluid, we missed the correct temperature to set the level and left it low on fluid causing the shuttering at stops and harder shifts on highway, thanks to David from Washington nailed this o...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1994A678ZY
Thanks for all the help. Fuel pressure checked ok,we checked codes and found a code for knock sensor.The connector was broken we repaired. Vehicle seems to run ok don't know how this sensor could cause this problem but it's hard to argue with success
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L wont run monitors VIN: YV1LW5584W
well, this is finally over, first, thanks to gerald from california who faxed me the drive cycle procedure that i couldnt find in my mitchell, then i think carlo from california hit the nail on the head, we were driving it, then shutting it off to check the re...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L odometer light VIN: YV1RS58D42
Changing the bulbs was cake I changed them all as many suggested. New advise would be not to unplug the cluster if possible because when you do you will most likly set a air bag code and will have to pay the dealer to reset the light . I kinda like servicing t...
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