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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L hood cable VIN: WBABG2325T
Need to replace hood release cable. Alldata only says it takes 4.3 hours but gives no info. Their library was unable to come up with a procedure. I'm looking for some tips about what needs to come apart for access. And, since the firewall grommet (a fairly rob...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L rear coolant fitting VIN: WBACG7326T
This 318TI is in with a broken coolant connector in the rear of the engine (next to the firewall). It has one 3/4 inch hose that goes to the heater control valve. There may also be one smaller hose attached there also. Customer noticed coolant leakage and sh...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8323W
Check engine light comes on / off intermittently - it has a code #222 or #P0125 - we have replaced the oxygen sensors and the air temp sensor and light still comes on intermittently - any help appreciated thanks Brad
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L burned VIN: WBAGH834XY
car came in after a fire under the [...].wiring & vacuum hoses burned around &under throttle actuater. looks like source of fire was from what looks like a coolant temp sensor. alldata calls it a characteristic map.i am not familiar with bmw.does anyone know wh...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADR6340Y
The customer stays that the check engine light is being on for long time, but this time the car came out with the code P1622 which I don't even have any information about it, even for the other two All Data don't give me enough info. for the testing and I woul... Trouble codes: P1175 (p1174-), P1174 (p1622-), P1622
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L shifter sticks shifting into 5th VIN: WBAAV53411
Hello BMW techs the concern with this bmw is that when shifting from neutral to the right the shifter sticks there and is not smooth shift as ther vechile warms up the problem gets better the the vechile does shift in to all the gears fine i have remove the he...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hello Jag tech's:-) I'll start by letting you know that this has been a on going problem and has been posted a few times. I think I am being misled on my diagnosis. Here goes, the car came in with a misfire code on #5 cly. tried plugs and a coil and all seemed...
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L fuel pump VIN: SALDV2284R
hello, I have a problem with this defender 90. The fuel pump doesnt get voltage, I can put 12v to fuse # 20 on the inside fuel panel and the vehicle runs. here is my problem, none of my wiring diagrams show a fuse #20 7.5 amp. so i cant trace it back to anywhe...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Long Cranking VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Hi Techs, here we have a 93 MB 190E 2.3L with a long cranking problem, happens every morning first start and 10 mins after start and off. No matter hot or cold, only happens the first start after sitting awhile. We did check fuel pressure and ect sensor, both ... Trouble codes: 3 (ECT circuit), 4 (MAF signal)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J41
thia vehicle came in for an emmisions check and vehicle failed for "MIL" lamp on. our data on these are very limited. no other information we can obtain other than P0170, P0173, pertaining to fuel trim. can anyone point to pattern failures or steer into a go... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWRA81H5R
this cars drives good and runs good but it will stall at A stop and not every time when comeing to a stop or slowing down. It will also hints for a ideal this will not do it all the time HELP This started after a long trip and coming off the highway
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
I have a intermittent stumble/misfire at idle.The problem does not appear to be ignition as the plugs and wires look ok and it does not misfire under load.Fuel pressure is stable and injector resistance ok.I suspect a problem with an injector but problem is ve...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWBK21C53
check engine light was on, a code p2181 was presant indicating a faulty coolant temp sensor.all fuses checked and ok, coolant level normal.the car starts fine runs fine and does not show any signs of a problem.i ohmed the sensor and it was bad, replaced the se...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L washer pump and wipers and washers VIN: WBABB230XL
Thanks for the input Gerry. You hit the nail almost on the head. When I removed the wiper module to check the solder joints there was a fuse under the module with one blade between 2 terminals.I'm pretty sure this was the problem. Thanks Kevin
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGJ8329T
scoped ibus line was showing communication but still had no volume had another car replaced all componets still no volume told cust to bring to dealer not enough info on 740 bmw in alldata
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD6332W
thanks for the info - we did not want to do anything stupid - sure enough we removed the tab and it was very accessible from there - thanks for the help brad
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4USCN33442
We were all right, the brake light switch was the fix. Thanks for all the input!
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Compressor VIN: WBAFA53531
I had not noticed that the aux. fan was inoperative. Tested fan curcuit and fan had shorted. AC compressor would not run with fan inoperative, removed and replaced aux. fan and AC worked properly. Thanks for all the replies!
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAWB73597
Thanks for all the ideas-special thanks to Erik whom supplied the correct diagnostic code description which is extreme knock events detected 7 times in 100 combustion cylces- this confirms we are dealing with knock events- not misfiring.we can now focus on fue...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power Seat VIN: SAJKX6244W
Thanks to all of you that replied. I just started to use the information from iATN to solve the problem, and the guy who owns the car comes in, and says he is selling the car. He didn't want me to spend 15 minutes to resolve the problem.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
This car is not fixed, think we are going in the wrong direction. We ran fuel pressure through a fuel flush system that takes the fuel system out of the loop, it still won't rev up and miies at idle. I will repost this car with all that I found next Thanks you...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPC1443X
Well we used our scanner (launch) and got a trouble code(?) that we could not ID so we contacted the tool maker and Land Rover. Land Rover said the numbers meant nothing to them and the scanner manufacturer had to cantact China to ID the numbers and it appeare...
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L electric window operation VIN: SCAZNO2A2K
To everyone who responded ,thank you. I fixed the window lift problem with a combination of your suggestions and a modification I found on the Australian Rolls Royce Owners Club forum , which involved the fitting of double acting relays in all doors, without r...
1981 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start VIN: WPOJA0929B
Well, all I can say is don't assume anything. thanks for your input. This is what I found. The cam gear timing marks do line up with the keyway, yes I guess you could get them on backwards however, the recess on the gear would allow the cam gear to hit the hea...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Brake Lights VIN: YS3EF48Z91
Well this fix still has me scratching my head.Before posting I had checked all bulbs and 3rd brake light cluster,all seemed fine. Nothing odd with the bulbs they were all nickel based and matched,filaments all looked good. So out of a whim I replaced all bulbs...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGG83AXV
I had remembered something about the brake light switch.Only VW would somehow have these two systems affect each other.Thanks everybody!New switch is in,glow plug light out!
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Stall, VIN: 3VWSD29MIY
thanks to thoes who replied,please keep in mind this v.w. never missed abeat while at my shop, but i changed the crank sensor like most of you suggested and sent my customer down the road, its been about a week now and i havn't been called out to go tow it in ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B81
Internal damage was caused by #4 main bearing cap bolt head flying around inside crank case. It looks like the bolt head seperated from the threads (cracked?). This damaged #4 oil jet and the metal sensor wheel for the reference sensor, and the end of the sens... Trouble codes: 16706 (engine speed sensor signal inop).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK29M31
Sorry for the delay in closing this help request I wanted to let the customer use the vehicle through a couple od drive cycles to be sure it was all set. Called her today and all is well. We found the b+ feed terminal at the sensor to fit slightly loose may ha... Trouble codes: P0102.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWPD63B82
good morning,thanks for the info the problem was the ac clutch relay at least so far anyway.the old relay finally stopped working complety so by installing a new on it took right off.the relay number on top of the relay was #384.also we had a jetta same year w...
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