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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
2002 Audi A6 3.0L 1st gear VIN: WAUJT64B02
The customer complains of a "shudder" or "jerk" when accelerating from a stop. He states that it only happens in first gear, and is not there during the rest of the gear shifts. If the trans is put into 1st gear only with the autostick, it does not happen. Onl...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L fuel smell VIN: WBAGF8323U
customer's original complaint was excessive raw fuel smell after startup - we searched underhood and under car and saw no obvious leaks - yes we checked at the filter hoses - then we found a small leak coming through the electrical plug of the right fuel level...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL on VIN: WBABM5348Y
This E46 has a MIL on that will not reset. DME has no faults. Cannot retrive any codes from EGS. Get error message. I can go into EGS control unit w/ GT1 and Autologic and read live data, activations, etc., just about everything I need from EGS except retrive ...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABD53484
Hi: this bmw has a minor vibration, more noticable at 42 MPH and at 82 MPH. It is my car and although under warranty I would like to help steer the dealer in the right direction. The vibration has a surge feel to it. It vibrates for 3-4 seconds goes away for 3...
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L limp mode VIN: WBAEV53454
I have no history for this car, bought it at auction with trany light on (instrument cluster light). Vehicle has harsh upshifts, seems to be in limp in mode. Code scan give codes 145 can torque response, 146 can torque reduction, Not sure where to go with thes...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L delayed starting VIN: SAJHX174TC
help jag techs. this xj6 has a normal crank but delayed start. we have a quick injector signal followed by none than when the signal returnes the car starts, same for the signal to the coils. we have tested the synchronization of the cam and crank sensors-subs...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Valve train noise VIN: SALPV1449T
This rover has intermitent valve train noise coming from passenger side valve cover like under lashed rocker arms. The noise comes and goes and is louder at times then others and it will do it hot or cold. we have had rocker cover off while running and everyth...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SE 4.5L one way clutch VIN: 1160321204
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. We have this very clean 1976 Mercedes 450 SE in that lost reverse suddenly. We opened the trans and found a damaged one way roller clutch. The problem is that we are having no luck finding a replacement spr...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC 2.8L Glass VIN: WDB1070221
I am having problems finding the correct windshield for this vehicle. Mercedes says it is a grey area car any help would be great
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA24A4E
Customer states that engine died. Fuel pump runs and cold start injector works. This is not a fuel system problem. It has no fire to spark plugs or from coil. The neg side of coil will not trigger the coil to fire. I checked the pickup coil and it is just unde...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Transmission VIN: WDBDA28D0P
We have this 190e that has no forward gears, reverse is good. We've torn down the transmission and see nothing wrong. Has anyone encountered this before. Any help is greatly appreciated.
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L delayed shifts VIN: WDBFA67E9R
hello guys I have this sl500 in the shop that's driving us nuts. About a month ago we rebuilt the transmission and the vehicle left our shop shifting great. Customer came back apprx 2 weeks afterwards with a complaint of delayed shifting. We test drove the car...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Battery VIN: WDBHA29G9Y
Have this Mercedes here with a .110 milliamp draw! started pulling fuses and found a fuse in the engine compartment #9 that drops the draw to .037 milliamps! acording to diagram from mitchell this fuse controls the roof control module, dome lights front and re...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L monitors VIN: 4JGAB75E82
Customer has been driving for 2 weeks, catalyst monitor & O2 monitors will not set to ready. I ran Mercedes drive cycle test 4 times with same results( try that on I80, in the middle of the day, with truck weight-in lane within 5 miles) Engine temp was barely ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP69M51
Hello diesel techs,i have posted on this vehicle before.It was a veggie conversion that i did about 2 years ago.In the last post it was smoking and loosing power and had multiple codes.In the end i cleaned the intake,changed the pump, injectors(reman injector,... Trouble codes: P1248
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Distributor VIN: YV1AX8853H
I've got an interesting one here. Customer stated that they hit a very large bump in road and then vehicle started running very poorly. Engine starts but seems to only run on a couple cylinders at a time. The cylinders seem to cut in and out checked spark at a...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Audi S4 2.2L headlamp wiring VIN: WAUHP54A8N
Gentleman, I want to say this job was beyond the scope of normal in that I got involved only after two other people had attempted to install this HID Euro OEM system. I was sent a schematic from a German technician, Not a member of Iatn unfortunately but he ...
1991 BMW 320i 2000CC Radiator + Fan VIN: OFA9595800
After much checking it all pointed to the one thing and that was the waterpump pulley. Even after taking it out on numerous occasions and visually inspecting it I could not see any fault with it but decided to replace it with a new one. Even though I have neve...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Trans Program VIN: WBAGD8327R
I was really hoping to close this one with a fix, but thanks to the local dealer, that isn't possible at this time. Got several good ideas from responses, especially Micheal from California. Found a BMW factory bulletin that adresses this issue and reinforces ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22273
Well since the box was open and it looked used so the dealer sent another. It was clocked in a position where it slid right in place. The advice was good. Both valves worked very easily with no binding so I feel tis will fix the problem. The dealer mentioned a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L Cyls 1&3 VIN: WDB2100612
Thanks to all that replied. The car is fixed the problem was related to the ECM ECU the pulse to 1&3 cyls was not going to the coils. After repair to ECM the oil warning fault has gone as well. Before we connected the ECM with the autodata wiring diagram we do...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWNN01H0R
I thank you guys for your replies. I got a hold of a used throttle body last night cleaned it up this morning and bolted it on. The car now runs great. It bugs me that I wasn't able to determine what exact component failed on the TB but am happy to have it fix... Trouble codes: 00282 (Throttle valve position).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No 2nd gear VIN: 3VWTD81H5V
Thanks to all who replied. Several of you hit it spot on. The second gear clutches were toast. Trans overhaul was the ticket. Thanks Brad
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L fluid refill VIN: 3VWCM31Y15
once thank you to all who responded, we filled it until fluid trickled out from over flow tube, started engine, put temp probe into fill tube, allowed fluid to get to 100 deg f, removed screw, topped off fluid again until trickled out, put back in screw, which...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Trip Cumputer VIN: YV1LS5517P
Thanks to all who responded to my request.Unfortunately the car was a real 'puff' ,and the customer decided to pass on repairing the display (the cluster had been tampered with previously as had everything else on that car). Something to file away: The complai...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5574W
Thanks for all the help. Most of the replies were the diverter valve on top of engine sticks open letting condensation into the hose from air pump eventually filling with water.So if you change the air pump,change the valve too. My customer does not want to pa... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection system fault).
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D71
Thank you for all your replies! This one really tested me.First when I initially tested and replaced the knock sensors I retested after my repair.those of you that are familliar with vida know that if you go into information and drop down to diagnostic trouble... Trouble codes: ECM34, ECM34, ECM48, ECM20.
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L shift from park to drive VIN: YV1SZ58D62
at this time we are pursuing a fix of the trans replacement or vale body though the warrenty company. we do appreciate all the inputs for this concern. will let you folks know what direction we go, again we do appreciate the help.
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L abs VIN: YV1CZ91H54
thanks for the reply guys,as it turns out you have to remove all of the rear seats,pull up carpet ect and there are numerous electrical connectors,had to remove cover plate where they pass through floorboard and fish new sensor wire through,once all that was d...
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