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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Out side temp VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
Any help on this one woul be greatly appreciated. Outside temp on instrument cluster reads about 40deg cooler than actual and will drop to negative numbers intermittently. I have replaced the outside temp. sensor and air inlet temp. sensor with no change. I ha...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L quality of drive VIN: WBAHE6321S
Transmission briefly hiccups, as though it's thinking of downshifting, maybe every 10 seconds at highway speed. Engine load can be steady speed, slight decel or slight accel. TCM had fault 12 (mode selector switch) but trans exhibits same behavior without the ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Cylinder Head VIN: WBAAM3332X
Hello all, We work on many BMWs, but I have never encountered this problem. The vehicle has an exhaust leak from the back of the cylinder head. Close inspection reveals a hole in the back of the cylinder head that looks like it may have had a soft plug in it ...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L unknown VIN: WBADT61081
I not very experienced with auto transmissions...Please help. This is a very clean and low mileage 530i. Transmission (A5S 325Z) was removed in order to change engine rear oil seal. After re-installing trans it is going to limp home mode because there is a l...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3411EX2014
Hello bmw guru. this M54 is giving me some trouble. when it's on load, on hiway let.s say, in 4th speed at around 6000rpm, sudenly the engine come in safemode, with a code 129 for cat protection. the 2 other code (174 and 175) will also code. i have also a cod... Trouble codes: 129 (cat protection), 174 (fuel system diagnosis bank 1), 175 (fuel system diagnosis bank 2)
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SALJY1248V
Help, Land Rover techs. This one has been an on going problem for a while. It started out than while cruising, it would develop a heavy surge at about 50 mph while you lightly tipped in the throttle. While looking at scan data you would see the MPH pid flucua...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Soft Top VIN: WDBFA66E2M
Need to know which pin in the diagnostic connector to attach my pulse counter to in order to read the code(s) stored for the operation of the top. Thanks, Matt---
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L bas VIN: WDBRF64J81
Hello Group, This is an information request... I have an 2001 c320, the stop light switch for this car is not under the dash. It is located in the brake booster. Does anyone know if you can buy this switch seperate, and if so what is the part number. The deale...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L climate control VIN: 4JGAB75E93
a/c suddenly stops & has code B1105 according to customer we could not duplicate problem ran car for a while & switched to heat & after 10 minutes still no heat
1984 Other European 400I 4.8L fuel pump VIN: ZFFEB07B00
We are looking for a wiring diagram for this vehical for the fuel pumps. When cranking the fuel pumps will not run at times, but after cranking four to five times they will and vehical starts and runs, and some times it will start on the first try. Hope someon...
1990 Other European S Spur II 6.75L Low Fuel Lamp VIN: SCAZN02D0L
Hey Guys, We have a problem with the LOW Fuel Warning Lamp on this car. It stays on regardless of fuel level. Fuel Gauge works normaly, Warning lamp circuit reads the same signal as gauge. There are only 2 wires at level sender. Someone told me this needs to b...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L under hood VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
Hello out there and thanks in advance. This one came leaking coolant out the timing cover. Replaced T-belt, water pump and hoses. Performed double check after some miles and found no leaks. We were not happy with the after market lower radiator hose so I repla...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge VIN: 3VWST71K76
Need help with recall / TSB number and time to replace EGR valve and cooler assembly. All{no}data e-mailed us information that shows a different style EGR and cooler assembly, also shows 1.8 hours to replace assembly [not correct]. Thanks, Andreas
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5671W
The vehicle when driven less than 10 miles will have the misfire codes pending. On the next drive cycle, trouble codes will be present. WE have done a major tune up with Bosch parts, including plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Also the fuel injectors have been serv... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303, P0305
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L no communication VIN: YV1LW5576W
have 98 v70, will not communicate with any scan tool, have checked fuse , does not have power at red wire , already checked to make sure terminals in tact. have tried three different scan tools. has anyone run into obd2 connector wihtout power?
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L shift solonoid b VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
this volvo gives us a shift solonoid b code when the up arrow and the check engine light come on it then goes into the limp mode and its not a lot of fun to drive. we flushed the trans fluid and used some volvo synthetic trans fluid to try to clean up the soli...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Electric Window VIN: WBAGD8302P
I feel very strong about the problem being in the drivers door because even the manual override would not work to unlock it. The customer picked up the car and was very upset that it was not finished in less than 24hrs and even more upset that I charged 2hrs f...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L Cylinder heads VIN: WBSDE93491
I want to thank all the IATN members who responded with special thanks to Sevan. The info Sevan passed on to our shop was great. Thanks Again, Paul
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53511
Thanks for the replies. It was the DME. We messed around with the DSC module alot. We found that with the Baum tool in data screen two of the DSC the CAN would become unstable and set DSC and brake lights on the dash and the tool would drop communication wi... Trouble codes: P0604 (DME 100- self check RAM ROM invalid sum), 145 (EGS- CAN moment reduction), DSC, 118 (status DME internal error).
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L running VIN: WDBHA24G0Y
first i would like to thank you guys for the help. after putting on the crank sensor the vehicle got worse. after getting your help request i tried the fuel relay. this vehcle has the black relay. had new one in stock replaced. and never failed. put old crank ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J71
CUSTOMER NEEDED VEHICLE BACK.AND DID NOT WANT TO CHECK OUT ANY MORE. Trouble codes: P0141 (bank 1 sensor 2 heater ckt).
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L Glass VIN: WP0AB29903
I was able to get the front lid open when I noticed I could see the handle for the safety catch visible in the panel gap. It had been bent forward, so I pushed it back with a plastic wedge. I drivers window problem was the door latch. The microswitch in the ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Speed sensor VIN: YS3DF75K72
Thank you all who replied. There was an intermittent open in the sensor wire junction below the rear seat. Replaced wiring for that sensor and all is well.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, glow plug light on VIN: 3VWRF29M3X
thanks to everyone who replied to our problem car we repaired the brake light glow plug light problem first the problem was the brake light switch second we looked at the egr valve and intake manifold carbon was built up pretty heavy still did not make much d... Trouble codes: P0101, P0380.
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