Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for September 4, 2008
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(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
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L stumbles on accel VIN: WBACA531XP
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this high mileaged BMW in for stumbling and dogging out severely while the engine is warming up. I start the engine and go driving, while i accelerate, it really wants to fall on its face until it warm...
View
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2WT34HJ465
Verifired code and replaced precat O2 as it seemed a bit lazy. Hooked scope up to both O2s and test drove at highway speeds. First thing I noticed is post cat O2 takes quite a bit of driving to light off ( about 10 minutes). Pre and post voltages are swinging ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Bank 1 cat oxygen storage inefficient)
View
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L wire fire at lamp module VIN: WBADM6341Y
I do a lot of work for used car lots and got this BMW as a sublet to another garage who then sublet it out to me. There was a electrical fire centered around the lamp control module located in the passenger side kick panel. Being cheap like most used car lots ...
View
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33543
So we have this X5 from a lot down the street, sets code p0491 every third or fourth cold start. I deal with secondary air problems on VW/Audi vehicles on a regular basis, and have only once come up with no problem but still setting the code. This X5 is the fi... Trouble codes: P0491
View
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA23G1W
This benz shows up with the gasket blown out in the middle of the a/c compressor. I figure it failed due to some excessive pressure, so I replace the compressor and dryer, evac & charge it, and it doesn't cool very well, and there is the radiator fan, NOT runn...
View
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E8X
hey guys im gettin closer to figuring this one out. want to see what yall think. runs fine in cold mornings, then after driving randomly dies then wont start for 10 minutes. then will start again and drive for a bit then shut down again. when it doesent start...
View
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Differential VIN: YS3DF58K92
Hallo automotive brain.dealing with this car that has vibration in the front end. wheels and tires are trough (exchanged it with a nown good set) The left inner driver has a lot of play where it go's in to the transmission.Now here is my question. Did a previu...
View
1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Pedal VIN: 1562143022
Thanks just for reading our request. This Beetle has been sitting for two or three years and we have done a lot of work on it to get it running and now we can't get it to stop. Replaced the hoses,wheel Cylinders And shoes and found the pedal was low and sponge...
View
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWXA81H2V
hope somone can help me this vehicle will stall intermitantly mostly hot when the cooling fan turns on but once in a while before closed loop.somtimes you have to put your foot on the gas to get it started. i checked for fuel presure drop at the injectorsand f...
View
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cooling system VIN: 3VWDC21C21
Vehicle came in with overheat lamp on. Let sit overnight, filled cooling system, and pressure tested. No leaks noted. Vehicle rapidly heats up (250+) No heat inside vehicle. Upper Rad hose Hot, lower hose cold. Changed T-stat. T-stat is located in block, at lo...
View
1996 Volvo 850 R 2.3L Shifter VIN: YV1LS5824T
Vehicle will not shift out of park after starting even though foot is on brake. If we use the shift override button, random electrical systems will not work: stop lights, turn signals, radio, instrument cluster. It is only one system that is affected at a time...
View
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Alternator VIN: YV1VS295X1
Customer complained about overheating in traffic with the A/C on. Test drove for an hour, found the blower motor started to slow down when the car was stuck in traffic. Then the temperature started to rise. When we started to move out of traffic the car bega...
View
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Left front VIN: YV1CZ91HX3
Posting for a friend-XC90 hears water sloshing in the left front on acceleration, braking,or cornering. There's no water leaking inside the car. He pulled the door panel and the kick panel and there's no sign of water there. He drilled small holes in the panel...
View

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shifter assembly VIN: SAJDAO1N42
Repaired as per bulletin and all seems well. Told customer to apply park brake before putting into park. Thanks for all the replies.
8
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L light on,runs fine VIN: SAJEA7IC04
The fix turned out to be a broken wire on the sensor allthough that was one of the first things I checked when I gave a tug on the harness. I should have pulled on each individual wire. What made me recheck was thanks to Stanley [...] who gave the fault cod...
5
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slow refueling VIN: SALTY1249X
Hello Group, Customer informed me that it was the gas station and not his vehicle since he took his wife's car there to refuel and had the same problem. Coincidentally,I had the same problem with a series 1 Disco last month. Did learn alot about this sy...
6
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Power Windo VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I was referred by a couple of you to Beckmann Technologies for reconditioned/revised soft top modules. I contacted them with my part number and they did no in fact deal with my particular one. I advised th...
4
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE33445
the pistons that went in were flat top instead of concave causing a little more compression that when added to the supercharger and the fact this owner liked the gas pedal to the metal explains the rings not holding. owner is going back to original pistons. th...
6
1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWRL21H7P
found out what I needed to do. thanks for the replies. I needed to get updated coolant flange that has places for two sensors and relocate the sensor that was on the radiator hose.
3
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61JX2
As stated in manr responses i replaced the water pump and thermostat and all is well. Mike P
5
1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1GA8748J
DIAGNOSED NOT FIXED. NEEDS ENGINE. FINALLY MANAGED TO GET THIS ENGINE TO START AFTER EXTENDED CRANKING. ONE THING I NOTICED WAS THE CRANKING SPEED WAS AROUND 200 RPM(LOW) IN MY OPINION.NOW FOR THE CAUSE OF THE LOW CRANKING SPEED. ONCE ENGINE STARTED I KEPT ENG...
10
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L abs module VIN: YV1NC53D01
First, thanks to all that responded. The ABS/STC repaired the abs traclamps and the wheel speed sensor readings were wrong due to the incompatiblity of my aftermarket software provided by OTC/Genisys scan tool. The vehicle was going into "limp in" mode due to ...
4
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next