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1989 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGB4310K
Hi ladies and gentlemen. Here I am begging for your help. This is an old BMW that came in for no starting. After looking for the problem, I found it shooting gasoline from the tail pipe; the source was the pressure regulator through the v. hose to the i. manif... Trouble codes: 12 (pedal position sensor), 22 (unknown)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1098765432
Hello BMW tech. This car came in with check eng. ABS and brake light on. Trans messege on dash. Temp gauge reads full hot and rpm gauge reads 0 at idle. I think its in limp mode. DTC 220,221 and 140 with Vedis scanner. No info on Alldata and MOD. Problem is in... Trouble codes: 221 (CAN timeout ASC/DSC), 220 (CAN timeout EGS/AGS), 140 (Map cooling)
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGH83451
It appears to me that a section of the engine wiring harness has been replaced and spliced in( from the DME to each side of the motor, the wiring boxes above each valve cover). Or did it come from the factory like that. Thanks for your responses. I'll save th... Trouble codes: 130 (drive by wire TP monitor), 134 (drive by wire controller adapter), 148 (EWS signal interface)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs/ traction control VIN: 5UXFB33522
vehical came in with auto trans shift related issues with gauge malfunction as well. found the abs control unit to be faulty speed sensor signal out was eratic. control unit was replace and vehical was coded. and one code remain that i just cant get around the...
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L No Start VIN: SALHC134XR
This truck came in on the hook with a no start condition. Breifly looked at it on a Fri. nite prior to going home and indeed it would not start. Came to work Mon.morning to start work on it and she fired up and drove into the bay. Not satisfied with that I sta...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
I have this 99 ML430 in for inspection, Mil light on with dtc's P0170/p0173, fuel trims good right now at idle, frreze frame data was at 73 mph, 2500 rpm's, 186deg, looking at possible MAF sensor, any other known dconcerns on these, the customer isn't complain... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBUH82J35
Hi need some advice on this one. The car came in with a complaint of the automatic light feature not functioning properly. I have found that during the day in auto no lights come on when there should be the running lights in the center. At night they work like...
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Heater temp VIN: 3VWFA81H6T
Hello, I am not familiar with using this process so excuse me if I make an error. I have a 1996 golf that the customer is complaining of poor heater temp. On our initial inspection the temp going into and out of the heater core indicated that the heater core m...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 5th gear VIN: WVWPD63BX1
This car came in with complaint that it didn't always go. I test drove, it operated fine except in high gear. I added two liters of VW fluid. It still slips going into high gear, and occasionally makes a whine when lugged in 5th gear. I am not a trans expert, ...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L power windows VIN: WVWAE63B15
Removed drivers door panel in order to replace cable from interior handle to latch, windows all worked fine before, plugged in window switch to lower window regulator bolts into access hole position so that I can remove the assembly carrier and none of the win...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFT71K46
I have an odd issue with this TDI deisel...Keeps flagging the P0726 and P0322 codes... The Glow plug light flashes, low oil warning lamp blinks, long crank time...Replaced RPM Speed sensor due to Open resistance... Now same issue now speed sensor installed...T... Trouble codes: P0726 (Engine RPM input Circuit), P0322 (Engine Speed Sensor)
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Headlamps VIN: YV1TS94D81
Good Morning IATN members This Volvo's headlamps pulse with car @ idle with no electical load.Customer has had 2 reman alternators replaced on vehicle still same concern The charging system pulses from 12.89 volts to 14.30 volts. Add load to electrical system ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAV33491
I want to thank all who responded, as we mentioned we had numerous isues, the EWS madule was not replaced but the plugs and fuel pump were if you remember at some point we had no fuel preasure and then when we got the car to run it started to loose fuel preasu... Trouble codes: 209 (ews).
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBABN33461
thanks for your time replaced the thermostate housing and it fixed it the radiator condenser was clean
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJHX6243V
I am closing this post because I cannot figure out how to update it any longer. Everything is now working on the car except the door locks. The car now cranks with the key, has fuel psi and spark, but injector pulse is firing too fast. I will repost this car f...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Headlamp VIN: SAJEA51D52
Hey everyone, I am going to close this post, because I won't be able to finally fix this for a couple of months. I am going with the advice and find an osram bulb or a Jaguar bulb to try and fix this problem. I have been real careful to not touch the bulb when...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ride control VIN: SALPV1444X
Thank you all you guys for your help now I have the complete idea, thanks Alan for your help I call british atlantic already and thats right they have the complete kit with the instructions for this job, thank you guys I am going to charge my customer six hour...
2004 Rover Range 268.4CID MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF11474
I changed both upstream o2 sensor and repaired a vac.leak in upper intake. Car runs fine no code. Thank for the help once again. Trouble codes: 1173 (unknow).
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD58NOX
sorry for the delay, the issue was the pcm. put a used one in and had it flashed all good. thanks for the help. Leo
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Lack Of Power VIN: 3VWSP69M12
Thankyou to all who replied! Don, your replies are very insightful. The car is fixed. This morning I was testing EGR flow, and I actually had the car do the intermittint, "runs really rough" experience. The MAF suddenly went to 550mg/H at idle; and when I ...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L No Start VIN: WVGHH77L44
Looks like everybody is scared of the diesel v10 tdi!!, well, this time I don't have anybody to thank.., since I recieved NO replys...,that's ok.. but anyway, got the vehicle running again and here's a summary of what I did: removed filter housing for inspecti...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Electronic VIN: WVWEK73CX6
Thank you for all replies, I find the problem, the 40AMP FUSE on slote #41 left end of dash has no power, and when I use power probe blower fan works perfect in all speed. need to know the source power to 40amp fuse is it a relay or ignition swich? all data s...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5540W
Ok...Thanks to all that responded to my request.You guys hit it on the head.I found the A/C pressure switch near the radiator full of water and corroded connections.I had to clean it several times since as soon as I wiggled it it went into a perm fault and wou... Trouble codes: 444 (accelerator sensor fault).
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