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Open Help Requests for European
Help Request Answers
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 46YGU05349
battery went dead charged in car then started runs rough stalls. is there a idle relearn procedure.
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L loss of accessories VIN: WBAEK73434
While driving the navigational system began to flicker and eventually shut off. Customer shut vehicle down in order to get it working - car would not restart. After sitting for 5 minutes the car started up - everything was working. After driving for a while, t...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Surges VIN: SAJEAO01T5
Anyone have an idea we replaced Trans pan because of leaking the car then would shift rough and idle from 1500-1800 around 30mph. Pulled some pending codes 1260,P102,Po112,Po730. Cleared the codes and car ran fine for a short time. then started to shift uneven...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F61
I have a SLK 230 that is outputing code P2031. I cant find much info on it. Does anyone have a proper code description for it? The only info I can find is genaric about a rear O2 sensor. Any help would be appreciated... Trouble codes: P2031
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33492
this vehicle came to our shop displaying a noise similar to the caliper dragging inside the wheel when turning left or right. the noise was a LOUD metal on metal grinding noise. we removed the front wheels and inspected the brakes and found no wear marks or me...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L lack of power VIN: WV2EE0703S
hello guys we got the van/camper with the complaint of lack of power at a highway cruise going up a hill to the point where customer had to pull off the road the van just would not go up the hill but ran fine on flat ground we have limited info and really no s...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWCB21C61
Came in with multiple codes, changed coolant temp sensor and drove fine for few trips (small trips) then started running rough, idle hunting customer also said they noticed it seems to use more fuel. Drove a few times to get check engine light and now have the... Trouble codes: P0172 (System to rich bank 1), P0139 (o2 sensor circuit slow response b1 s1), P0101 (MASS or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/ Performance), P1296 (Engine Coolant Temp Sensor Open / Short To B)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L crank no start VIN: WVWPD63B52
currently lack proper electricial diagrams to properly check power and grounds to ecm. scan tool will not comm to ecm but finds all other modules. i have no fuel and injector pulse checked all relays and fuses I can find all are or appear good.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B94
After the related repairs at the VW dealer they wanted to install new turbo as a solution. First time we looked at vehicle we found a plugged air inlet prescreen, induction hose between MAF and turbo dislodged, and the waste-gate rod binding on the shield. ... Trouble codes: P0229 (Turbo under boost)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWDF71K45
hi evrybody this jetta 05 2.5l engine coge "bgp" came to our shope towing ,cranking no start . no code .i checked fuel pressure 0 psi dos not work at all ,no power come to fuel pump .i gave extrnal power car start and pressuer fine when i cut the power car no ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Audi A4 1.8L air in cooling sys. VIN: WAULC68E02
WOW!!! 31 replies- You Guys Are Awesome!!! It looks like we all have seen our share of broken/loose impellers on these engines. We really didn't suspect that because we felt it when we had the thermostat out, and it never overheated. We quoted the customer a ...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Battery VIN: 5UXFA53502
Thanks for all the replies. I guess this was a waste of a post. The customer "fix" was to order a new Lexus sport ute as a replacement. Apparently this car was in the dog house as it was and this was the last straw. The majority of those who replied said i...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L ignition cylinder VIN: WDBHA22E9R
Thanks for all who responded to this problem. I eventually got lock cylinder to turn by tapping on column lock assembly while trying to turn key, thought key was going to break but got lucky and turned it far enough to remove cylinder. The column lock assembly...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E1S
First of all, thank you all for the quick responses! I accessed and cleared the code (26). According to Alldata, the code was not applicable to US made Mercedes!? Test drove with no codes so vehicle is on its way to the wholesale god. I will remember the i...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine oil leaks VIN: YS3FB45S73
Hi everyone and thanks for the help, we cleaned this engine and rechecked after a long drive and found it was leaking from the trans, rear main, front seal, timing cover and steering pump, the 2 worst leaks were the front and rear seals which is all the custom...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Failsafe VIN: 3VWCP21C52
Once we changed TCM all was ok, did not have to reprogram worked good. Thanks for the help on this one
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Missfire VIN: WVWPH23B83
A big THANKS goes out to everybody at iatn. Bruce from maine and Richard from georgia you both were correct, I had a broken valve spring on the center intake valve!!! I think this customer is verry lucky because I dont know how this thing could still run and n... Trouble codes: 16684 (random/multiple misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire detected).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L dome lamp VIN: 3VW5P69M93
Hey a big Thank you to all the help I received on that door problem I was having on the Astrostart installation. Turned out like everyone said, bad door switch, but I ended up putting in Both! After taking them out and looking at the microswitch you can see ...
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