× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for February 16, 2010
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
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L pvc VIN: WAUED54B8Y
engine smokes when ambient temperatures below 20 degrees fahrenheit found jet valve frozen replaced valve and tubing last season and problem has recurred vehicle is driven less than 2 miles a day and moisture is present in the tubes. i know the 2.7 turbo has a...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78616
car came complaining of lack of power, drove car and at certain points car will have no power,rpms rev up but no power. scanned computer got code 08851 fuel pressure regulator valve mechanical fault p2293 lower limit reached. I can not find any information on ... Trouble codes: 08851 (fuel pressure regulator valve mechanical fault), P2293
2006 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.2L Heater VIN: WAUKG74F56
Customer called from the dealer. He has been there twice for the same problem and they can not seem to find it. After going down the freeway for about 30 mins or so,the dash vent to the left of the driver will get VERY hot, and all the others in the car will g...
1984 BMW 533i 3.2L cruise control module VIN: WBADB7403E
vehicle has no brake lights or speedo, and cruise control is inop. everything goes through cruise control module. I cannot find a usefull diagram with needed info or a pin out for module connector... i only have "alldata" available to me.
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBACD4329W
Hello Everyone, I got this bmw here, we replaced the engine on. 2 weeks ago while idling outside the top rad hose blew off and broke the neck. The car was running and shut off on it's own. I thought the neck was already broken and since most of the cooling sy...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAAM3334X
Customer complains lack of power and shaking. This vehicle came in sat over night and started it the next morning and all seemed to be fine. After test driving the engine has an obvious miss on the # 2 cyl. Because I have had problems with these ignition coils...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L oil leak VIN: WBANB33534
we have this 545i with a major oil leak from the left side of the engine behind the a/c compressor and alternator. we were wondering if this engine has oil seal behind the alternator bracket or if there is a more popular place that these leak from. its real to...
1986 Ferrari Testarossa 4.9L Mechanical VIN: ZFFSA17A86
I haven't worked on one of these for a while and need to give customer a estamate for belts and valve adjustment for this car and his 81 308. I need some help with the time est. Thanks for the help.
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Left front park light VIN: SAJHX1743S
According to the wiring diagram i have the head light switch sends signal to the bcm which sends the signal to the light module.Then the light module sends a ground signal to the light its self.If i run a ground to the light it will work.Have done a continuity...
2004 Jaguar XKR 4.2L Monitors won't reset VIN: SAJDA42B84
Here is my question: More monitors than were involved in my servicing are incomplete. My smog guy says that there is a computer issue, and the car will have to visit the dealer to have the ECU reprogrammed. I would like to hear from one or more techs out there... Trouble codes: P1582 (Flight recorder data stored.), P1000 (Systems check not ready since last memory clear.)
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: WDBLJ65GXF
Customer states car will not shift out of 2nd gear until the car warms up and the light on the shifter illuminates. He also states the BAS/ASR light comes on. I drove the car to verify that the car will not shift. Found the p1584 code: stop lamp switch. The ot...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Hi Friends. I am not a Mercedes expert, but this was a referral and since we have a slow spell, I took on the job. I have not installed any parts on this vehicle and do not intend to until it is diagnosed. The short story is that the customer decided to re... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater of Component G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT), P0136 (G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0155 (Heating of Component G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT Heating Capacity Is Too Low P0155), P0156 (G3/5 Left O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0141 (Heating of Component G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heating Capacity is Too Low. P0141), P0720 (R R Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Implausible Also P0700)
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L info VIN: WDBRF40J94
Hi everyone... This is for the mercedes guys I have a c230 that has a bad supercharger. I found a reman online for half of the dealer. Problem is the supercharger company wants to know if it is -With Single Throttle Body- or -With Electronic Enlarged Throttle ...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L SRS(airbag) VIN: WPOCA299XT
Porsche guys I have a 1996 Porsche 911(993) with an Airbag(SRS) lamp on after a horn repair(airbag frame bad). Vehicle was moved while D/S Airbag module was off. I was not concerned because we have Durametric software capable of clearing the code. WELL GUESS W...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63BXW
Hello all, I just asked for help on this car and got one part fixed but its still out to lunch. I just cant get this car sorted out after weeks. This is the whole story. Car came in with broken camshaft tensioner on bank 1 (right side). Customer said he had a ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plugs VIN: 3VWSP69M03
volkswagon guys please help. this vehicle had the oil changed at the tech school and afterwards it would turn over but it wouldnt start. after being here for a day and us doing some preliminary checks it started to kick and started. little while later it again...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M54
Hello We have a vw jetta in our shop. Car came in with a broken front flex pipe witch is part of the cat. We changed the cat out with an aftermaket cat. The car came back in a few days later with the engine light on. The customer said the light goes on and of... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L abs module VIN: WVWCE63B95
Hi, I have a 2005 VW Passat TDI that was brought to me by a customer. His complaint is that at 59.5 MPH the stability light flashes and the car decelarates. He says that sometimes it feels like a slight drag on the engine but other times it is very pronounced ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWDT71KX6
Hi all I'm working on an 06 tdi jetta that die coming to a stop will crank but not start as well have no idiot lights in instrument cluster working and can't communicate with the cluster. Ican communicate with ecm and other modules ,fuses are all good on all 3...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L shocks VIN: YV1VS27533
This vehicle belongs to a very loyal customer. She brought her car in 6 months ago with a front end noise. We saw that the strut mounts in the front were broken. We replaced the mounts with OE parts from volvo. 2 months later she came back with the same proble...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H63
During the software download the ECM would not go into programming mode. I removed the fuse and followed the programming module which sets it into programming mode. After the 4th time the car went into programming mode and Vida said programming completed succe... Trouble codes: ECM95, ECM95
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L yaw sensor VIN: YV1CM91H84
Anti-skid service required warning on message display. Retrieved six faults, all associated with yaw sensor: ABS-0121, 0082, 0092, 0093, 0123 (yaw sensor) & 0114 (comm with AYC). Found water under right/front seat under amp and the yaw sensor box very corroded...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cooling? VIN: WAUED24B1Y
WOW-thanks very much to all the audi tech's that helped out with this!!! Because everyone pointed to the same thing I felt very confident in doing this job. As everyone suggested it was the aux water pump under the intake manifold. I dont think it could be don...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBAZC9323V
1st let me thank all that reply 2nd thanks to the otc scanner (what a piece of junk all i had for bmw) what it said was air intake temp was not i found 4 listing for this reading and found the correct one by unpluging sensor and watching which one change it wa...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339C
after removing valve cover and insp found craked pikup wheel couse vibration and sent incorect massage to the pcm. thank from every body. Trouble codes: P1397, P0306.
2005 BMW 320d 2.0L drivers window VIN: WBAVC32050
thanks to all replies.The fix was broken wire's on harness from a piller to window motor.I would have checked wiring first but the body shop said that they swoped loom off another vehicle and that it made no change,fault still there.Sorry if i wasted any bodys...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6243W
Thanks all, especially Dana and Steven. The ultimate answer for me is that I had better do a better job of reading the bulletins prior to reflashing. A closer read showed that my VIN was in a series of VIN #'s that Jag. excluded from that reflash. Steven se...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery /alternator telltale VIN: WDBRF40J25
First thanks for all the replies, however we are not sure how this help request got posted on our account, as this vehicle is not in our shop! Even though there is no fix, I do hope that the replies might help someone later. Since the vehicle is not in our po...
1978 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start
initially pushed up on air flow plate with key on and heard injectors sing, as described, then found thermo time switch connector had vibrated off causing no start, cold start injector wasn't working. Porsche came to life. ...thermo switch is located undernea...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L abs VIN: WPOAA29971
Than you very much for the replies! I don't have a doubt that I could have done the calibration without upgrading my software with the great replies that I received,but for $805 I did upgrade to the pro version and in about 15 minutes after I received my Duram...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L shift timing VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
Roger was on the target. There was another speed sensor hiding under the motor mount on the top of the transmission 4 inches away from the one I replaced. The wires to the sensor were soaking in a puddle of oil and all the insulation was dissolved. The new s...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M42
after telling the customer about the recall on the coils he decided to take it to the dealer and at least get that done while there they took a look at his smoke issue and found that several of the vaccum hoses had gotten soft and were intermittently collapsin... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), 16686 (cylinder 2 misfire detected), 16687 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), 16706 (ignition / distributor engine speed inoperative circuit no signal), 17511 (bank 1 sensor 1 heating circuit insufficient performance).
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L dome light VIN: 9BWEL21J44
thanks for all the help was able remove door latch assemble and the micro swith was the culprit and as for the no start still unable to duplicate it actually has happened to the customer again so they will keep an eye on it
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A7X
This one is closed, thanks to all that replied. The fix was the Electronic Throttle Module ( ETM, thottle body ) all along. We were refunded our money from the reman company, credited the customer, and he took vehicle to volvo where they replaced and reprogr... Trouble codes: 1026 (Throttle unit - internal fault), 1031 (Accelerator pedal position sensor - faulty signal).
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T74
Thanks for all who responded. Ended up being the fuel pump control module, which was down on the tank. Replaced and runs great. Can tell you how much I appreciate all the help.
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next