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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34B6X
Got another one here, engine runs fine but this EVAP code reoccurs continually. If I run the Leak detection pump self test in block 071 in basic settings it will not pass the test. I can get it to pass if I clamp the hose between the charcoal cannister & the f... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP slow leak)
1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Ignition Switch VIN: WBAFH8409G
I need to replace the electrial part of the ignition switch. I have removed the shear bolt that retains a large "pin" that holds the switch lock assembly in place but there appears to be something else holding it. I have the key and it functions correctly. I'v...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 2-3 shift, VIN: SALNM22202
Hello everyone, We have a 2002 Freelander in the shop that is having some serios trans. issues. It came in a few months ago with a no shift complaint. We verified the complaint, the vehicle would not shift out of 1st gear. I scanned for codes and found shift ...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L A/C Blower VIN: 1231301203
This car does not have high blower speed (except on defrost)and intermittently does not have any blower at all(no power to motor). Due to the age of this car, Alldata and MOD do not cover it. I found a 1977 300D wiring diagram that says that the Climate contro...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Surge VIN: WDB1290672
Hi gents, This customer brought the car in and said the trans slips in the mornings. I can not fault the transmission but i beleave the throttle has somehting to do with it. Has anyone changed the throttle before and do i need to program it and would that caus... Trouble codes: 048 (rating value potiometer potentiometer check m16/1r1), 224 (idle switch contact s29/3)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L srs VIN: WDBRF45W32
This 203 went to shop two months ago because SRS warning on. There was passenger seat recognition sensor related codes (B1070 and B106F). At that time I cleared codes but it repeated again. Now that car came to change sensor I have new problems: 1- The SRS w...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L EML on VIN: WMWRC33413
We have a 2003 Mini Cooper, nonturbo, CVT transmission with transmission fault P1731 - clutch solenoid open circuit. We checked the resistance of the circuit at the connector x8505 and it is definitely open. This means there is a problem with the solenoid or t...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Headlamps VIN: YS3FB49SX3
This Saab blows the low beam light bulbs individually within a couple days of each other every 2-3 months. This has happend 3 times now. Suspected a possible over charging condition, checked Alt. and battery. Found weak battery on last inspection, no charging ...
1992 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Surge VIN: WVWGC4313N
hello this thing has a surge at idle, found when unplugging vacuum line to egr valve surge goes away, has 8 inches of vacuum being supplied at idle, it has a 2 port vacuum switch at water outlet housing on rear of cylinder head, and a vacumm unit behind batter...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Power Windows VIN: 3VWDC21V14
This VW Came In Today With Power Windows Inoperative.No Up Or Down.Has Power To Drivers Switch And Coming Out Of Switch.Alldata Wiring Diagrams Are Kinda Confusing And Dont Really Show Where Power Is Going To Or From Both Door Window Control Modules.Any Help W...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWSK69M22
hey all, we have a 2002 vw jetta in with the compressor inop. we can apply battery voltage to compressor and it comes on and air blows cold. we have replaced fan control module. still have same symptom. tried idle test )2500 rpm and still no compressor operati...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5712S
This car was brought to me not running. I have tried every thing I know to get it running. What it boils down to is the lack of spark. I hooked up a spark tester to visually see the spark. It has a very weak spark and all the sudden it has a real good snapping... Trouble codes: P0117, P0336
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: GYV15W58D7
We checked the timing marks acording to alldata and the marks line up. The code sets after about 65 miles. The marks only verify the relationship of the cam sprockets (variable) to the crank sprocket (set on a splined key) Any other clues about how this code c... Trouble codes: P0014 (cam timing over advanced)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADR6340Y
replacing the thermostat I fixed the code P1622, then I replaced the intake gaskets they were leaking but that didn't solve the problem, then I decided to replaced a suspected bad maf sensor and the las two codes the problem went away. Thanks all for your help... Trouble codes: P1175 (p1174-), P1174 (p1622-), P1622.
2001 BMW 320i 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAL72070
Thanks to all who address the question.The problem was the convertor that broke apart and clogged up the exhaust down stream.Car running fine. Thanks again. Jim.
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L all VIN: WBAVE33472
although this was not really a help request , i would like to thank everyone who responded with all yuor valuable information !i belive i e-mailed everyone personally who responded thanks guys , much appeciated lewis
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEW53423
We took it on a drive to get it warm first so the problem would happen.We then put the car on the rack and had it running wile up.Checked under car to see if anything was going on. Found that right side axle was going crazy.Inner joint was bad and shaft was co...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW15411
After getting furhter information, I found left bank o2 sensor not reacting to oxygen content, it was stuck in the middle. So I replaced o2 sensor and all is working fine. Thanks for all the help. Manny thanks for extra help, I just ask my self how in the hell... Trouble codes: P1413 (secondary air pump output drive fault minimum signal).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDFJF55F2V
Thank you for all your help! Found problem to be fuel contamination. Drained fuel tank and we're all good. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean condition).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window, locks, mirrors VIN: WDBJF65F0W
connector is near driver's door hinge/ kick panel area. passed info along to tech. some mentioned possible door module failure. thank you
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L long crank VIN: WVWCA0152H
replaced thermal time switch for cold start injector( stayed on even when hot) replaced dist cap and rotor-burn't, and reset ign. timing(too far advanced)
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.4L timing marks VIN: WV1EG0708T
Thanks for all the fast responses, I did found all the marks that you advised, the motor looks good but I send the van to Volks dealer to get the injector pump properly timed, so far everything is in top shape and again thanks for your help IATN members. Sorry...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B9W
Hi Guys Im sorry to say this one is not fixed as of yet and went to the dealer. We spent over 20 hours trying to diag.the exact cause and I feel that it was a combination of 2 problems: (1) alarm system malfunction-the left front door harness was a suspect-the... Trouble codes: P1237 (cylnder 1 fuel injector open circuit), P1238 (cylnder 2), P1239 (cylnder 3), P1240 (cylnder 4), P1245 (cannister prge/reg. valve short to grnd.), P1547 (turbo wastgate solenoid low impt/ gnd).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
BINGO !!! Turbo By-pass valve. Thanks to all who replied (13 total). Special thanks to Augie, Chris, Byron & Mike who all were on target. IATN is a Great tool. Thanks Again to all Trouble codes: P00, 411 (low secondary air flow).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHC63B11
after smoke testing the intake again and found no leak replaced maf sensor cleared codes and retest good.thanks again iatn.a new maf was the fix. Trouble codes: P0171.
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