Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for December 14, 2009
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
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L timing chain VIN: WBADN5341X
I have a high mileage 540i with noise from vanos and timing chain. The oil filter is full of metal particles so customer wants to install a used engine. The local engines are both 1999 740i. My question is will I be running into problems using a 740 in a 5 ser...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L alarm sounds VIN: WBAGH83431
hi guys! need a help on 2001 bmw 740il. this car have a problem with anti-thift system. after car being locked with the key or remote control ,30 seconds later alarm start sounds & all lights are start flashing. we pool the code from bcm for the this problem 9...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L wipers VIN: 5UXFA53503
hello all , got this bmw here. complaint is, intermittent wipers inop,also automatic headlamps come on for a few seconds then will turn off, few seconds later come back on, and stay on until ignition is cycled. this car has the rain sensor on the windshield wh...
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L heater VIN: SAJWA73BX4
I have a climate control problem. I have no heat from left side, right side operating properly. I have scanned with Autologic but no codes. I believe it is the motor or blend door for heater. It is difficult to test. Before I pull dash apart to gain access I t...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Evaporator VIN: BA4SCFA034
I need some advice from an old mercedes tech on the evaporator removal from this really nice old car.Its in very good condition and I want to give it the love it deserves.I checked out the mercedes service site but nothing older than 94 I believe it was.I trie...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJH65F9W
Customer concern is that the srs wng.lamp is on. Both Programma & MODIS could not find &, or not communicate with the srs module. Useing Programma to scan all systems, found the same to be true of the ESM (elec. select)module. The only fault code found is in t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L see description VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Hello technicians and thanks for your time. I have a 2000 S 500 Mercedes which has multiple problems. It was purchased by my customer at an auction as is. The car runs great and has plenty of get up and go. It arrived on a flat bed with a dead battery. I jumpe... Trouble codes: C1504 (system faults), B1341 (Siren and battery communication error), B1416 (component or signal line A31m1 coolant circulation pump), B1637 (illumination front dash board defect), C1026 (steering angle sensor n initialization)
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery VIN: WDBRF40J04
Car will not crank after sitting for as little as 2 days.Key off draw varies from .080 to .168 mA..I have always used .050 as a standard but is mecedes any different?The meter looks as if its just the alarm light working.Guys with mercedes experience,any known...
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YS3AT76LXK
ok guys thanks for the suggestions but nothing so far has done it. tried mass air sen,t.p.s.,apc comp,fuel pump, catalytic convert. is ok. also tried dist., turbo vacuum sol.,.eng temp sensor.and still no codes!!! engine starts and runs great at idle but when ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L cabin VIN: WVWPD63B6X
Hello all VW techs and related techs. This vehicle has a weather problem. When it rains, water leaks into driver's and left passenger's side carpeting. No leaks were detected on door's weather strips. Water seems to be coming from under carpet flooring. Left r...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 9BWBK61J53
Morning all, need help with this VW. Car towed in with dead battery. Customer told driver she filled tank & car started & died. Started but she could not accelerate. Had dead battery when towed in. Charged battery & car cranked but would not start. A shot of 2... Trouble codes: P0321 (16705-), 16705 (testing and results)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L tail gate release VIN: WVWYH63B83
Damn Germans are stil mad about wwii. Have this passat that had water under the drivers seat, dealer replaced body control module last week for weird things happening with power acc. Now everything works except the tail gate electric opening. Not sure if it wo...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M05
Just looking for some info from VW familiar techs.This jetta is setting p3081 obd code which is also vw code 19537.Alldata info is pretty skimpy on this except to say coolant temp low.Scan readings look ok.Is this the code that sets when thermostat isn't getti... Trouble codes: P3081
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1KS9608T
This is a well-maintained vehicle. The Winter/Economy driving switch is flashing. Vehicle shifts properly, trans fluid level is right on, fluid is clean. I have driven the vehicle on both highway and city do not detect any drivabiity issues. There are no codes...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILW61J1Y
Evening All, Have a volvo that I'm pulling my hair out on. I have the old Vadis for this car. I have code 4020ecm (p0453 OBDII). For Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Signal too Low. The tank system has no leaks.(smoked it).When I self test the car with Vadis it fai... Trouble codes: P0453

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC68D91
After all of the responses recieved and after the oil we collected from the engine had settled revealing small metal flakes, we have decided to put an engine and turbo in the car. I wish to thank all of for your time and responses. May God Bless eah of you and...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAG8324WD
So this 740 is gone! The fix was : a BAD OXYGEN SENSOR!!! Did change it, and test drive for 100 km, and all is ok. They where only one year old! So i did a big mistake in the begening of diag, i didn't chek live data from all ox sensor, BEFORE , replacing pc...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA29G4X
All 11 Replys Led To Clogged Cat Converters.After Replaceing the Bad Pre cat On Bank 2 ,Replaceing the Mass air sensor,Replaceing The bank 2 02 Sensor.Replaceing The Plugs & Wires. I had a bad feeling About The Exact Wires I Installed .A New set Of Bosch Wire... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306.
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next