Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 25, 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
1997 Audi A4 2.8L trans VIN: WAUEA88DXV
Customer says he just bought this car for $1200 with this trans problem. The shift indicator lights are all on at the same time(PRND432)The car is stuck in high gear, the trans is making a whining sound when cold. After clearing the codes the 00260-solenoid 2 ...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJNX2741T
hi jag techs, this jaguar came in our shop about a month ago with codes for a bad air mass meter and the vehicle was running full rich. We replaced the plugs and air mass with a re-manned unit from world-pac of which i am none too impressed with the quality of... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P1313 (Cat damaging misfire bank 1 cylinders 1-3), P1314 (Cat damaging misfire bank 2 cylinders 4-6)
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L engine VIN: SAJHD6048X
I don't think it matters much but this car is an XJ8L. On cold start, the car runs incredibly rich - if it starts at all or doesn't foul out. Once it warms up, it's ok and once it starts for the day, it starts up and runs fine for the rest of the day. I checke...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA29D9K
hey guys thanks in advance , this is my daughters car and runs great most of the time , but about once a month it acts up , weather does not seem to be a factor . when it does act up the car has no throttle responce at all . it will start and idle ok but that...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA6F8XF
need some help i have a custumer that has been complaining of a no crank no start problem for about a month now. 3 weeks ago go towed in it start right up but the fuel pressure was low and the amp draw was at around 25-30amp. we thought we had it and then a we...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB54EXY
We have this car in our shop and need help. Car came in, customer complaint not shifting properly at times Scanned trans and found code P0700-code 146 & 147. From previous experience we replaced the conductor plate & changed oil & trans filter. We replaced the...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L No shift VIN: WDBRF64JX1
I initially troubleshooted and diagnosed this MB (for another local shop)as having a failed automatic transmission. It shuddered badly and the fluid was burned. My recommendation was to replace the unit with a factory reman or one from a reputable supplier. Na...
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P75
Good evening Porsche techs,I have this 05 cayenne s which is driving me crazy.It is a US vehicle brought to canada.It was towed in from the dealer with a blown engine,found a good used engine,installed it and started it,runs great.Go for a road test,I got abou...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Slightly lower power VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
The car has slightly lower power than normal and has an intermittent slightly rough idle. We have recently replaced the t/belt using the pump and cam locking tools.The marks have been verified by 3 different techs and are OK.The mitchell repair manual indicate...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRR61J24
I'm posting this for another shop. None of us can find any information on this code VAG 19558, P3102. There is one mention of it in the archives, but no information. Nothing in Alldata. Any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: 19558 (no signal), P3102 (no signal)
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L 3-4 shift VIN: YV1JW8830R
Ive got a 1994 Volvo 940 here. It is not shifting up into OD. Trans shifts beautiful otherwise. The switch is working and sending power down to the solenoid, but everytime you shift into drive from park or neutral it turns OD off and turns the upshift light ba...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Charging VIN: YV1SZ59H73
this car came into our shop with a severely noisey alternator bearing,replaced with new aftermarket unit. charging system tested fine after,however within 2 hours the car died on customer .when we got it back to our shop,we found it was not charging at ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1996 Audi A4 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WAUEA88D8T
O.K. Everyone, thank you for your input.. it turned out that the t.stat was indeed broken, and hanging open. I mentioned doing it for free, due to the fact that if it didnt fix it, well then what? can't hardly charge for 3.5 hrs of work that turned out to be w...
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, fail safe VIN: WBAGC8317M
I haven't yet wrapped this up but to be honest its not a priority at the moment. I did get some useful help from the folks here but buying a GT1 is not currently in the cards for us. Curious though that other people have been coming up with the same code numbe... Trouble codes: 153 (EML system defect), 195 (FGR cruise switch).
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L starter VIN: WBABN53471
Sorry that I took so long closing this request. I did try another key and it worked. Originally the customer told me that he tried the seconed key and the car did not start. Then after a couple of days he told me he never tried the second key. He brought it th...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN53481
Well guys I guess this one might never be known. I recieved three replies telling me to check for leaks. This however is not a leakage code, it is a purge vapor check malfunction. I have swapped every evap part from my personal car to this one (except tank)... Trouble codes: P0440.
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACN33441
missing 15 power at DME discovered by pin testing DME.fuse 26 was failed.Thanks for the replies. Bruce
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Ign Lock & Key VIN: WDBCB25D7H
I want to thank all of you that read my post, and special thanks to those that replied. Everyone said to insert key, then turn to position one. Insert paperclip, and turn cylinder cover counter-clockwise. Some suggested something stouter than a paperclip. ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L dash lights VIN: WDBFA61E6N
Thanks for all the help. I sent out the cluster to Mr. Whizard for repair and now all is well. Apparently this is a very common problem. Thanks again to those who replied. IATN is still our best tool. Robert
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L poor throttle respon VIN: WDBFA67EXP
Thanks for all the input. Based on the data pertaining to the throttle pedal potentiometer I noticed that the throttle linkages at the engine were binding and it would not return to the full idle position. I first noticed that if I raised the throttle from u...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L radio VIN: 4JGAB54E21
I did contact my local dealer but since I did not own the car they did not wan't to give me the code.But thanks to this great network I e-mailed the complete vin. to Alex and he e-mailed the code back to me entered code radio works great. Thanks.
1987 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID Mechanical VIN: SCAZN02A0H
Thank you all for your time. System had been retro fitted to 134a. I started with 2 lbs. Although is weight is well below to 80% of 3.75 lbs the gauge readings were good and the temp output was good (customer commented "ice cold"). Thanks again for your respon...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next