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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
1998 Audi A4 1.8L dash lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D7W
When starting the vehicle, the center display on the dash indicates a brake lamp bulb is burned out. Apon further inspection, we were unable to find any bulbs burnt out at all. I inspected power and ground supplies to each socket, and even replaced every bulb,...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L overheating VIN: WAUBA34B7X
We don't get much Euro's in the shop but when I do, IATN saves the day. This A6 came in with temp guage reading higher than normal, about 3/4 gauge. SOLUS confirmed that coolant was reaching 244 F, ouch!!! I noticed the electric fan wasn't on so I turned the A...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L exhaust manifold VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Hello group, This 740il has a blown out exhaust manifold gasket on the right side/rear cylinder. Alldata shows lifting up the motor and removing the transmission to do the left side,is this necessary to get the rh manifolds off? Was hoping to find someone who ...
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...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L abs light VIN: WBAAM534XY
customer complained of abs mil on intermittently. also a slight audible clunk during light braking. brake fluid level was good and visual inspection shows 25% friction left in front and no obviously broken parts. abs scan with snap-on modis brought up code 73 ...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Headlight VIN: WBANA73584
Hello BMW Techs, The customer bought the vehicle at a auction and the origanal left front headlight was gutted from behind they took out the guts? So the customer bought another headlight complete from a wrecked car and brought us the used headlight assembly a...
1985 Fiat paninfarina 2.0L timing belt VIN: ZFRAS00B0F
ALOHA FIAT TECHS, I have this fiat spyder and need a timing belt schematic. If you can send it to my email. Thanks in advance, Warren [...]
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L hydraulics VIN: SALTY1246Y
Vehicle came in with low/sinking brake pedal so after checking the rest of the system the master cylinder was replaced,now the sinking pedal has gone but it still has low pedal,if you pump it 1 time it comes back up,the vehicle does have traction control with ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW16423
Very simple system, however having trouble locating technical data. I applied power to the AIR motor and it functions correctly, however I'm not able to get the PCM to activate it under its' normal operating conditions. The data I need is the location of the r... Trouble codes: P1412 (Secondary AIR injection fault implausible), P1415 (Secondary AIR injection fault)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L planetary VIN: WDBGA51EOV
Hi Group, I am in the process of repairing this transmission and have heard and read about planetary failure caused by a needle bearing that comes apart and takes out the planetaries. I think there is an update to solve this problem but I have been unable to...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J01
Hello all have this Mercedes with miss fire inter. Cust said she was driving in the mountains when the miss started. When I first drove it it ran fine maybe underpowered a little. If I got on it hard it would miss fire and start to shut down injectors. I would... Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (303 -), 303 (306 -), 306
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L abs light VIN: 3VWSC29M5X
Hi Guys customer came in with abs light on. scanned system found no codes available. road tested vehicle abs not operating. customer says light goes off for a day or two then comes back on Its been on since its been here 4 days. any help you could give me woul...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Battery has a drain VIN: 3VWCD21C31
The car came in with a recurring dead battery and so I went into the controls for that door with our scantool and it shows that the door is always open. Could have the door position switch have failed? When this door gives problems the draw stays at about 160 ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C13
I have no glow plug power with key on. When I do get car started glopw plug power is on and stays on. I can trip glow plugs with scan tool. If I unplug coolent temp sensor glow plugs come on 10 sec. I have replaced temp. sensor & glow plug module (relay)
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: WVWZK63B43
same as above message
1986 Volvo 244 GL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8859G
Crank but no start intermittently. I have grounded the green and black wire on the fuel pump relay and jumped power form fues #6 to fuse #4 this will sometimes start. recently it will not start until even if I jumped those wires. Where does the #4 fuse get its...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L Steering VIN: YV1LW5243W
This request is for a problem we are having with this car as well as probably 30% of the 70 series we see. There is a squeaking noise in the column where the steering shaft goes through the large rubber grommet at the firewall. It looks like the nylon bushing ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHB62080
Hi guys. Have fixed this vehical. Had lots of repleys and most siad voltage drop/bad earth.. I wnt through the whoel system Checking voltage and earths.I by passed the main relay and the fuel pump relay. My voltage at the battery was 12 volts and the car had p...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EF48EXX
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. The fix was a bent reluctor wheel on the crankshaft. This was sending an improper signal to the ECM through the crank sensor. After John [...] responded to my help request we checked the sensor on the lab scop...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
no aftermarket accessory on the vehicle at all. Was a low battery situation when we connected the scanner. At that point backfeed must have happened or simular situation and fried the ECU. We replaced the ecu and reprogrammed, and everything is working properl...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
First thanks James, Hal , Mike and Norm for the replys . As i stated on the first message I thouth both o2s had been replaced ,turns out the rear was replaced but not the front , waiting for parts . The front o2 was touching the exhaust manifold (only when dri... Trouble codes: P1451, P1425, P1421, P1472, P0102.
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L all gear VIN: WVWUH23B1Y
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. The fix for this car was to replace the SOLENOID VALVE N91.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWRC29M7Y
thanks to all who replied the car is GONE, replaced compressor AGAIN and it cools fine. never got a comp. that didnt pump, got a lot that were noisy so I was scratching my head on this one. all who replied said compressor was bad so thanks again for all the he...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5345W
The customer elected to bail out on this one. I still believe there is something broken in the valve train. It had the frequency of a lifter noise but the tone of a knock. Several suggested replacing the o-rings in the oil pan as they fail often causing low oi...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start
Thanks guys! I figured out what I was missing. I didn't realize there was a transistor in the relay and that it used power from pin 15 on the relay. I hadn't found power at any other pin except 15 and noticing that pin 31 is grounded I assumed that the compute...
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