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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Engine Speed Sensor VIN: WBABJ632XR
Hello everyone, This BMW came in with a broken drive shaft which we replaced. Upon test drive found the transmission is in Limp Mode. Pulled code 11 "Speed Signal N-Mot." I have checked live data in DME and have an engine speed signal, but do NOT have one in ...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, no driveability prob VIN: WBAAV53431
This problem has occurred at long random intervals for 2 or 3 years. Judging from freeze-frame data, it seems to happen at cruise, 65-70 mph, 1/4 to 1/3 throttle, 2200 to 2500 rpm. No driveability symptoms whatsoever. Most recent freeze frame data: rpm=2359,... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too lean for too long bank 2)
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cam solenoid VIN: SAJEA01T03
Good Day Group, I have this 3.0 that every time the key is turned to ignition on, the cam solenoids click on & off 5 times. I have switched relays to no avail. The car runs just fine. Has anyyone experienced this before? TIA John
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L no up shift VIN: WDBJF70JX1
car came with random misfire(replace wires, plugs, and MAF) misfire problem solved., Also has transmission code (p2065 N15/3 etc control module) memory is fault. firstable trans oil was dirty so we changed with new filter(no metal chip in pan) changed AT plug ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Right front Headlamp VIN: WDB5K74F73
Right front headlamp will work intermittently after replacing the factory bulb with oem part Not familair with this type of lighting system, Car is mint and there are no loose or quetionable connections that we could see when replacing the bulb element, speaki...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBSK75F73
We are installing a battery tender for storage, but this car has 2 batteries, the one under the hood is for starting but what is the one in the trunk for?, it is not connected to the front battery, so I don't want to connect it with a battery tender, but he wa...
1974 Porsche 914 1.8L starter VIN: 4742920747
i received a reman starter for this porsche because we couldn't find original after two years of sitting. a tag in the box said to replace a bushing in the bell housing or it will result in a no start condition, but i don't see what they're talking about, i ca...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDA81H2V
Hi could really use some help from you VW guys. This car came in as a no start the customer had replaced the crank position sensor and done everything he could think of to try to get it running. The car has no injector pulse and no spark. I can get a good wave...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs and brake lights on VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
Good evening everyone Heres one for you volkswagen techs,hopefully you can help me out.Customer brought vehicle in complaing of front brake pads worn light on,abs light on,red brake light on,and stop light on.I drove vehicle and there was no lights on,so I che...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L transmission VIN: WAUED54BXY
After pulling the trans for the second time the bell housing was completely dry, except for a bit of fluid spilling from the T/C when removing it. There was no signs of moisture from the pump seals the T/C was dry and no signs of the fluid being thrown about....
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L codes VIN: WBAGH8344Y
thanks everyone for their help.on fixing the vehicle,I had to take the timing chain off and align the mark perfectly.it was of two teeth.thanks again. Trouble codes: P0011, P0021.
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83481
Well it looks like this engine is toast. I pulled the pan and noted metal all over. In further niose diagnosis, the niose appears to be comming from the #2 piston area. The noise is very audible when you listen at the valley under the intake. Engine is clean i...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs, self leveling VIN: WBAFB33581
To all of you up there, we take for granted sometimes that the tool that we use to check the car with are infallible, well my problem was the scanner Launch to be more exact, during 2 weeks it was working on an off and one day just stopped, did not boot any mo...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on
The monitor sensor is on the bottom Radiator hose which i orded in the States and has not arrived yet , Thanks for the help lads got two reply s looks like there is not many people that know much about the Freelander couldn't even get a positive answer from t... Trouble codes: P1118 (thermostate monitor sensor).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Well once again IATN proves the best group of tech's anywhere. Thanks to everyone who responded especially Larry who nailed it on the head. I was an imbedded code. This cars computer was daydreaming going from rich to lean and simply not paying attention to ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBRF64J41
The Mass Air flow Sensor fixes car.Thanks for all the help. Jim
2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Air Suspension VIN: WDB2110651
Hi Everyone, thank you for all your helps, the problem was an open wire on the airmatic pressure sensor B7 which didn't give any code in the module, after checking on scanner the actual pressure in the system i found out that the pressure remains the same 20.1...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/etc/bas VIN: 4JGAB54E12
Thank you all for sharing your experiences. A few replies mentioned problems with the ABS/ESP module and/or connector due to moisture intrusion from a leaking windshield washer reservoir. We're strongly suspecting this, but unfortunately the customer declined ...
1979 Other European Silver Shado 6.75L Power Windows
Well, apparently these wiring diagrams are very hard to find. My good friend Sean Connelly in the UK works near Crewe, the Rolls-Royce home, and has found them after much searching, but fortunately I was able to figure this one out. There was a broken wire in...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DM38B5R
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE83A9S
First off I want to thank everyone for taking time out of there day to help with my problem. I am glad to say that this car is fixed. Everyone who replied had great ideas. After rechecking my work a number of times and checking all that was suggested by iAtn m...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: NOT SURE
Found igntion coil cutting out, found a crack in the coil. I was getting spark with the cracked coil but it would cut out. Replace igntion coil and vehicle run perfect. thank you all for your help...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs VIN: BXXE497674
,i got fooled on this one ,they needed 2 tires on the front of the car,they had all ready spent alot of money.so what they did after the re pairs they got 2 used tires 195/60/15 on the front guess whats on the back, 195/65/15 tire diffrence you could see.2 ne...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: WVWPD63B42
Thanks for all your help, motor was recomended and customer has dicovered that he has a 8yr unlimited miles warrenty on motor. So its going to the dealer. I asked him to keep me posted on results. Thanks for your time.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L xenon leveling headlamps/ESP VIN: WVGCM67L94
Thank you for the help and the patience with me on this help request and fix. The VW is fixed with out any further problems...that I know of. As Rimvydas from Lithuania sugested I performed a test on the BUS lines with a lab-scope, everything appeared to be ...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L batt light VIN: YV1AS8803P
Thanks to all who helped, especially David [...] - Customer supplied both alternators so I put the 3rd one on ( BOSCH ) and it fixed the whole prob! I should have did this to start with but times are so tough here good customers are starting to try short cut...
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