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2000 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUE24B4YN
Hello IATN Techs! This is interesting.. This A6 came into my shop, recently, for a problem with the r/s window. I diagnosed it as a bad reg/motor assembly and replaced/repaired it. That's fine. However, the owner came back, claiming, that when he picked it up...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAURD68D41
This new customer is burning transmissions. Car has a stage 2 HP and Torque update(more power). Would anybody know if there is a source for high performance parts and torque converter for this transmission? It is 5HP19 (FAQ). Any information will be greatly ap...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE6314P
Hi to all, We've just finished puting a head and gasket on this car (took forever to bleed:))). Car starts and runs fine, only problem is when idling check engine light flashes - code 201. As soon as you step on the gas it goes away. When cruising light stays ... Trouble codes: 201 (O2 sensor control)
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L tire VIN: WBANA73514
Got the car in today day with a flat tire, screw was in it, but since it has goodyear runflats, it is not flat but the warning light on cluster and description of it on i-drive info display is here. Pulled the screw out and no leaks. Is it filled with gel or d...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Hello everyone, Vehicle was towed in with no start condition. Battery was charged on arrival. Vehicle had no codes, no tach bounce while cranking,36 psi fuel pressure,and signal with a noid light to the coils,low compresssion,and 90% leak down in all cylinder...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L Cyls 1&3 VIN: WDB2100612
Car in location [...] away. Changed plugs leads and been on two types of dianosis system. Fault indicted Clys 1&3 not firing. All other cyls mis if disconnected engine will smooth out if revved above 1500 rpm 2000 rpm. Running out of ideas. Someone suggeste...
1987 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WP0AA2950H
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this turbo in and we replaced the gasket behind the oil filter housing. the oil cooler is on the fenderwell. after reassembly and reinstalling the oil pressure relief valve, when we start the engine t...
1988 Saab 900 SPG 2.0L trans cooler thermostat VIN: YS3AT76L1J
This one leaks from the transmission oil cooler thermostat, in a big way. According to Saab the thermostat is no longer available. There is a fitting with 2 hose connections that is screwed in to the bottom of t-stat body. It has been moved and the seal is br...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YVILS572XT
The Volvo is here for a fail test. When the vehicle came to us the customer had a list of codes that were pulled. P0133 front HO2S slow response, rear HO2S compensation. P0172 long term fuel trim part load / idling. Anyways, these codes are not stored at this ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A6 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
Happy New Year to all. I will call this problem solved. Thanks to John from New York, and John from Oregon for letting me know about updated programming from the dealer. A note though, the dealer has two updates for this venicle. One addressing cold drivabilit...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBAGH8346
thanks to all who took the time to respond,we did change both cam sensors and both vanos actuators,this did not help,we checked the harness between the dme and the cam sensors and the actuators-no problem found there,we were confident the problem was inside th... Trouble codes: 33 (functioncamshaft control inlet bank 1).
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L srs VIN: 6HYE37736U
thanks the HWL is the air bag warning light ( must have be missed by the translator since it is still in german ) a trip under the gear shift boot found the connector unpluged code cleared and on the way home.
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L pass front door lock VIN: SALPV1246S
I would like to thank all who replied to me on this Range Rovor door, most of you where right just hit the lock motor hard with a long chisle and hammer and break the lock motor off,after doing this the door opened right up. I just didnt want to do this and th...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
thank you everyone, the mass air flow solved our problem. Trouble codes: 170 (bank 1 fuel trim), 173 (bank 2 fuel trim).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L alarm VIN: WDBRF61W11
Most of the replies pointed to bad alarm siren. Rear sam module or trunk lid contact switch could be the culpright too. As I had no way of proving problem was the siren, client sent car to dealer. Thanks
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWVA81H4V
Thanks to all of you that replied. The original fix was the computer like i did the first time. When it came back no start again after lots of testing found two other things. When it came back it had spark and eventually lost it again. So replaced coil pack th...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cluster VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
first i have to thanks everybody that help especially those that said to tray a new battery, that did the trick,i install a new interstate battery ,i wait 2 days and the car started fine .this was mi first post and was very helpfull thanks to those who reply t...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGA21JXY
today we got the new mass air flow meter in fom vw.after installing it and clearing the codes the car runs perfect.14 out of 19 replies said to check or just replacr this part.i dont work on alot of european cars and i did check the mass air flow meter before ... Trouble codes: P0121, P0300, P0302, P0303, P00, 304 (cyl 4 misfire).
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VW2525Y
Hey Gang...Thanx for the good response and bail out. Many of you were right on RE: the ECM ground and the ETC sensor. The ECM computer ground to the chassis right near the ECM under the dash was initally loose causing the lack of ECM cooperation and finally ji... Trouble codes: DSA23, DSA22, DSA23, DSA12.
2001 Volvo S60 2.3L Bearing Growl
Now I why I depend on you guys so much. I would especially like to thank George from Mass. for the simple things you don't always think of. Spinning the A/C compressor w/an abrasive pad on a die grinder nailed the compressor pulley bearing. Thanks to all who r...
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