× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for August 13, 2008
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L mileage VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Hi Fellows ! We just bought the VAG-software from ross-tech. Now we've an Audi 00 to replace the instr. cluster. By put in the original mileage in the new one we're not sure which one to use Miles & Kilometers ? We used to have AST retriever & known for sure t...
1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L abs module VIN: WBAEF8322V
hello all, this car came in with the abs and dsc lights on. ther was a code 6 r.f. speed sensor. had to get a abs module from germany. i sent it to the dealer to recode the module. they called and told me they were having a problem and had to keep it over nigh...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L abs module VIN: WBADN6340X
this is my first try ladies and gentlemen, any help would be appreciated. this car came in with codes 97 ( 151 ), 69 ( 105 ) and 74 ( 116 ). the abs,dsc and yellow brake lights were on. the dash displayed trans. failsafe prom ( which had been on prior to the b...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WBADM6347Y
I have read about all of the final stage problems on these cars. I have power in the large Yellow/Green wire and a small amount of voltage in the small wire. Does anybody know if the connector can be jumpered to actually test the blower motor? I've tried it ju...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L temp guage VIN: WBABM3349Y
This vehicle came in with a customer concern of overheating. Coolant was full with no apparent leaks. Ran engine in shop until the guage was almost to the red and noticed the cooling fan didn't come on. Hooked up scan tool and commanded fan on. Fan worked prop...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJHX1747T
This car came in with a pretty unmistakable timing chain rattle at top of engine. I pulled valve cover and found that I could turn exhaust cam about one tooth creating a fair amount of slack between sprockets. This I assumed was the source of the noise: loose ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Power window and sunroof VIN: SAJEA01U53
This car was just purchased from the auction by a local dealer and the windows and sunroof are inoperative. After some searching the wiring diagram, I suggested him trying the global open and close switch. After holding the switch down for a few seconds, the s...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A\C Compressor VIN: WDBGA51E4S
A\C works fine at a idle , As soon as engine RPM goes above 1000 compressor kicks off. Speed sensor on A\C compressor new with unit.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2T
car came in stumbling found po170 replaced air mass meter.took care of po170 but now setting 035 o2 sensor mixture to lean.have not found any vac. leaks. fuel psi checked ok Trouble codes: 009 (hot film mass air flow sensor), 035 (o2 sensor regulation mixture too lean)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Just looking for a little feedback on this unit. Very intermittent codes and occasional idle quality problem is stated by owner. Can act up daily to monthly never of course when I'm driving it. Comes in with P0507 and P1580 pending. PIDS look normal nothing ov... Trouble codes: P0507 (isc rpm higher than expected), P1580 (isc actuator)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82F0X
Hello, I have been looking at this 99 E320 4 matic Wagon with the check engine light and the low fuel light on. The vehicle has a code P0455 EVAP large leak. The customer states that the check engine light comes on and then the low fuel light flashes randomly... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP control large leak)
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G73
This clk 430 came in with top inop. Found that once key was cycled top would operate about half way and then quit. Pulled codes in top module using mercedes SDS(star diagnostic system) scan tool and found B1650. This code is divided into about 12 subcatagories...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Charging VIN: WDBRF40J53
MB came in with a check engine light on, pulled codes for misfire #2&#3 and a P2061 alt serial interface electrical fault, using [...] tool. Checked alt output at 20A under load. Tune up with plugs filters and 2 coils plus a Motorvac efi service. I then cha...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L evaporator VIN: WMWRC33454
1st time post. Does anyone know of any "shortcut" procedures for evap replacement besides complete dash removal and what am I likely to break if not careful?? Alldata and mitchell are helpful but not reliable for hidden screws etc. The car will be back in 1 we...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L no start VIN: WPOCA2996X
I got car and found just one module the confort module has been very corroded from water .the car wont crank 'locks dont work 'windows dont work .my question is can i get a module from the dealer with the car specific info loaded .as i read alldata .it seem...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L refigerant leak VIN: YS3DD58N5X
The freon in this car leaks out after 1-2 weeks. Have recharged several times and added dye. I can't find a leak with a light or a leak detector. There's no sign of dye at the evap drain but I can't get a good look at the core with out removing, which would re...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49Z73
I am having a code P0134 O2 sensor circuit no activity detected bank 1 continue to come back despite having replaced the O2 sensor 4 times in less than a years time. I checked the wiring from the sensor connector to the computer, no problem found. I do not kno... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor circuit - no activity detected bank 1)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L ready ness will not VIN: 3VWTD81H5T
Hello im stumped hear car will not run readyness test so I can not get a sticker. no codes in car . I have driven the car for over 150 miles and it will still not set. I have shorted the two battery cables together and it still wont set . Any one with ideas. t...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWCA21C8Y
I have a 2000 VW Beetle with a 2.0 engine that will not stay running. It attempts to start then stalls out. I understand that the ecm may need be reset according to a TSB I found, however I am unable to find the procedure. I am limited in equipment, using an O... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle/Pedal Sensor A circuit), P1543 (M C Vehicle specs Idle control), P1580 (M C Vehicle Idle control inputs), 17951 (TP Sensor voltage too high), 17987 (Throttle vavlve CTRL mod adapt not set)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L oil light on VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
we have this 2000 jetta 2.0l non turbo (100,000 miles)with an oil light and buzzer problem. customer says it has been doing this off and on for a few months now.we have seen the turbo models do this, so we pulled the oil pan and inspected the oil pump and pick...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B71
hi fellas , this car came in for a ck eng. light. found codes (p1479= bk booster malfunction int.). brakes feel fine , no compliant from customer except light on. also (p1128 =bk1 long term fuel trim ,system too lean, ) i smoked the ex system no leaks .i smoke... Trouble codes: P1479 (bk. booster vac. sys. mech. malfunction), P1128
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWRP69M42
i need help, haven't worked on a vw diesel since the days of rabbits when i worked for the vw dealer. car was dropped of over the weekend. would not taken it in normally. p0101 maf code, smokes (black) no power 2500 rpm max, can't find solid info in mitchel,wh...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cruise control VIN: VWWSR61J44
Hello Friend's I have this 2004 Jetta Wagon TDI 1.9 liter BEW Engine that came to my shop, the car was hit by lighting in Florida and lots repair was done by a Dealer there, the customer had to get the car and come to my town here as soon as she pickup the ca...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WVWAE63B35
Help me Oprah, Help me Tom Cruise.On a serious note this diesel car came in with a noise in the front of engine and upon removal of top timing cover we found leaking water pump that appears to also be making our noise.My next question is how you get to the tim...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L air bag VIN: YV1KW9604T
Hello volvo techs, I have this volvo with and intermittent issue. In a week maybe this happen 3 times. have not been able to see the problem occur. The probelm is the air bag light comes on, the horn won'nt work, wipers inop and the radio also is inop. i have ...
2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L pcv valve VIN: YVIMS682X4
excessive vac in engine hissing noise like it is going to suck the seals inside out,remove oil cap and it has engine vac in crankcase. Not very knowledgeable with the pcv or breather on these cars. Found two tsbs for turbo check valve and pcv electric valve an...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1MS68265
Hello there I would appreciate some information on these two codes ID 2900 and ID290D. This volvo was drove through a washed out section of road and received a large dose of water through the engine and electrical system causing it it quit. That was 2000 km ag... Trouble codes: 1D, 2900 (no description), 1D, 290D (no description)
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Draining and adding fluid VIN: YV4CZ98277
Since 2001, Volvo has been using a special trans fluid and making it more difficult to change the fluid, but this new model takes the cake. I can find no dipstick to add the fluid, and the drain plug is a new design with a torx head bolt in the center of a lar...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Electric Windows,Sunroof,Suspension VIN: WAUYP64B01
Well Thanks All But It Turned Out To Be The Convience Module
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L noise VIN: WBAFA53551
Thanks to all for the ideas- the suction jet pump was the source of the noise. Greg and crew
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L srs
Thanks to all who responded. Especially to Sarah [...] who sent me the factory instructions. I called the customer to get the car back in and he said the light had not come back on. He said when it did, he would get it back to me to get it done. All the res...
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Instrument cluster, lighting, air-conditioning VIN: WBABD33414
Thanks for everyones input so far. We had to take it to the Dealer for further evaluation and recoding. The dealer had to give up after 2hrs. It seems there is a more serious CAN-bus failure then initially expected. Thanks
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJN1282T
So they car isn't fix as of yet but we did figure it out and most of you were right. We actually already have the left bank head off. We were able to makeshift some plates to cover the coolant passages on the block and right bank cylinder head and pressure t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Misfire Cyl. 5), P1316 (Excessive Emissions Misfire Fault).
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 0441202449
thanks for all the great replies. this morning i checked valve clearance and all the valves were tight. a few of the exhaust vales wont come into spec. so it looks like time for a valve job or maybe a engine due to the mileage.once again thank you for your tim...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L No Power VIN: WDBCB25D0G
I tried the Diesel Purge and it helped for a week to reduce the black smoke when you start but did not help when you drive it. I may try another bottle of diesel purge. Also, I tried to give direct vaccum at turbo boost intake actuator it did not make any dif...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel Leak VIN: WDBJF25F1W
Thanks for the help. It was just the O-ring between the shut off valve and the injection pump. Easy fix.
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA76G6W
Thanks for the replies! We removed the intake manifold and things looked normal... Then we went to remove the intermediate flanges and found the mounting bolts to be loose on both sides. We were able to remove both flanges by hand. We replaced both flange-to-h... Trouble codes: P0173 (b left ctp idle self-adaption at limit fuel trim malfunction).
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Power Windows, Seats, Locks, Mirrors, Etc. VIN: WDBNG75J24
I replaced the right and left door control modules and all is well. The list price for both modules together was $950.00 and they were not returnable. Your help, gave me the confidence replacing them would fix the car and I would not have to eat the cost of th...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant VIN: WDBRF40J15
thank you for the replies,we were going to replace the oil cooler on the oil filter housing,we have parts in stock,but customer has not returned yet.when he does comes back i will update this post.thanks again..
1998 Peugeot 406 3.0L Cruise control VIN: VF38BXFZP8
Hello Guys, Not much help on this which is not suprising given its an odd ball system on an odd ball car! This system uses a vacuum pump rather than just using engine inlet vacuum. One reply gave me the benefit of his expertise in fixing more "usual" arrange...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L electic window VIN: YS3FD49Y33
The Saab is gone. I want to thank the members that answered my call for help. All replies were great,all with good info. I really like the one that used beer.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21CXX
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCR31CX4
THANKS EVERYONE for taking the time to post. First things first you guys are right this car would not have stayed running after starting on carb. cleaner with code 1570 the problem turnout to be the fuel he was running. As near as I can tell they must be runn... Trouble codes: 1570 (engine start block by imobilizer).
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWAE63B95
Thanks go out to the fine VW techs that answered my request. David from CA, Dan from Miss. and Fred from Texas were all on track when they said to concentrate on the AC control Relay. This relay is located under the driver side dash and requires pulling a pan...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A1X
thanks for the help replace the abs module and road tested so far so good p1054 was for the speed sensor to the abs had this once before but forgot about it but the car was a awd not fwd so the traction control was on that one!! Trouble codes: P1054.
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next