Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 20, 2009
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
1991 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGD0443M
this audi has no spark cranks great now i've replaced the coil assembly with the ignition booster didn't help. have 12v and ground to the ignition assembly or is there any other test to do. is there a way to test the hall effect in the distributor very limited...
View
2002 Audi A4 1.8L power steering VIN: WAULC68EX2
Thanks for reading and/or replying. The power steering whines when engine rpm's are around 2000 and the steering wheel is turned lft. or right. The screen is intact and snapped into reservoir. The fluid gets lots of very small bubbles. The noise can be felt in...
View
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX104XX
Jaguar was towed in crank no start. I replaced fuel fouled spark plugs. Cranked engine until car started. Car has erratic idle and when I put car into gear it dies. I have code P1254, throttle spring failure. This puts car into limp mode. I had this once in th...
View
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Charging System VIN: SAJEA51C94
CHARGING SYSTEM LIGHT IS ON BUT CHARGING SYSTEM VOLTAGE IS OK. The vehicle was scanned with Autologic and several charging system DTCs were observed: P1629 (gen field circuit), P1632 (Gen charge system failure) P2503 (Charging system voltage low). After cleari...
View
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1247Y
Need help with rover secondary air not operating and failed emissions . found ecm not grounding relay on start up . had mil code but lost info after battery disconnect. will update . air valve failed and damaged secondary pump. replaced still inop. Mitchell de...
View
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, no power VIN: WDB1070441
This vehicle seems to run ok cold, but when it gets two or three miles on it starts to loose power. It feels like its starving for fuel. It wont go over 10 miles per hour I do not have any technical information for vehicles older then 1983. I was wondering if ...
View
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L auto temp control VIN: WBDJF25FXW
Good morning, This car came in with a complaint of the temp switching fron hot (70 degree) setting in auto mode to eventually cold A/C air coming out the vents. I have scanned the A/C module and found a B1227 code as noted. The code has been cleared, A/C ser...
View
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF52H56
Vehicle and engine perform well no drivability problems. Code P2069 or P0071 keeps returning. Reading on sensor is 419 degrees, shorted or open. I seem to be unable to locate air temp sensor for testing purposes and need wiring color code. Have looked in front... Trouble codes: P2069 (Ambient temperature sensor open)
View
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AL76L1N
Help SAAB techs. I have this convertible turbo car and the check engine light is coming on. Mitchel and Alldata both say the DLC is in front of the shifter under the console. There is a connector there, but the wire colors don't match as well as an empty cavit...
View
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGT21J61
thanks for ur time guys... this is a repeat cust. for this concern.mil on p0171 code for bank 1 lean. cannot find vacuum lek. o2 sensors switch properly.light will shut off for few days then returns. inspected secondary air system.seems fine.sometimes will ru... Trouble codes: P0171
View
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M31
We have got this 2001 Jetta in and were wonderering if anyone can helps us out as to how the EGR system is suppose to operate. We have vacuum at the egr valve at idle and don't believe we should (causing an EGR excessive flow code). The solenoid appears to be ...
View
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L air bag VIN: 3VWCK31C15
some of may remember i have seen this car before. replacing the modual got comunication but still have a light. there are 3 codes that alldata doesn't even list that won't clear.the first one is stating it wont accept the coding. the second is passenger occupe...
View
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Electronic VIN: D012048765
hello all, i have a 2001 volvo s60.it came in with a transmission code 012b- tcm neutral control, no neutral control intermittent.so i put in a neutral safty switch in the 1st time this occurred, test drove and off it went, no problems.now its been a couple of...
View

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L fuel pump,fuel injectors and throttle body VIN: WAUBA34B7W
WELL THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT OUT THERE.THE FIX WAS THERE WAS WATER IN ONE OF THE PCM CONNECTORS.I CLEANED OUT THE ECM AND CONNECTOR. APPLIED DIELECTRIC GREASE TO BOTH CONNECTORS.RECHECKED AND FOUND NO PROBLEMS.I ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THAT IF THE SAME OR ANY OT...
6
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L cam alilgnment tool VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
THANKS GUYS, the cam tool for the v8 audi is 5mm wider than the v6 cam tool, read the responses there's plenty of good advice from both camps- those who say "buy the right tool" and those who say "modify". i think both are right. we modified the tool but i bou...
10
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry guys, my office computer crashed and i'm just closing now. I just took out the VANOS solenoids and blew them out and put them back and the code hasn't come back yet. Seems to be fussy. Thank you for your help. Trouble codes: P0017 (Referance between cam and crank).
6
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cooling fans VIN: WDBHA28E1V
This vehicle is fixed. It tuned out to be the climate control module had to be 'CODED'. I want to give a special thanks to Patrick from georgia for your prompt e-mails and reply,you nailed this diagnosis on the head. Thank you all for your replies.
7
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Vent and Temp VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
Well, i again scanned the HVAC system, alas, still no codes. Shop key leaves a bit to be desired on Mercedes, but with your assistance, i dove in and started testing sensors. what I ultimately found was a disconnected ambient temp sensor. oddest thing is its b...
5
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBUH65J04
Thank you to everyone who responded. I had the majority of you point out the possibility of trans fluid cross contamination with coolant via the radiator. RIGHT ON!!! After checking it out again it was noticeable. We replaced the radiator along with the recomm...
12
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L overflow hose VIN: WP0AA29952
Well I only received two replies, I thank both of you. The engine bay of the 996 is a crowded but tidy place, there are brackets and clips everywhere. The hoses and wires are organized in safe locations. It seems that the overflow hose is an exception to th...
2
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C11
CAR NOW FIXED, HAD TO RECODE INSTURMENT CLUSTER AND THEN DISCONNECTED BATTERY CABLES HOOKED CABLES TOGHTER FOR TWO MIN. AND THEN WAS ABLE TO CLEAR ALL CODES, DROVE CAR 150 MILES ALL MONITERS COMPLETE AND CAR WAS ABLE TO GO THRU EMISSIONS TEST AND PASS THANK YO... Trouble codes: P1650 (18058 data bus message from instrument cluster), P1570 (17978 engine control module disabled).
3
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L turn signal/hazard relay VIN: 3VWCK21C52
Thanks to all who replied. I was unable to complete the repair as the customer felt that the repair was too costly for the little noise. I suspect that the problem will worsen and eventually stick the lights on, or fail entirely. Since i had replaced the hazar...
11
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2557Y
I recieved no replies,however I was able to repair the issue.The ecm turned out to have a bent pin #5 .Should have looked at it a little bit closer.Working fine now no more check engine light. Trouble codes: P0243.
3
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next