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1975 BMW 3.0Si 3.0L low pedal
hi guys,sorry about the vin,it has b.a.r replacement V.I.N.#4300366.also this car is a 3.0 CS.iatn does not list this model. This fine automobile came in on a hook,calipers in the trunk.fronts had been rebuilt by someone,i located kits and rebuilt rears.system...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No power to the propeller shaft VIN: WBA6H8331X
The customer towed the car in - it would not go in forward or reverse. We brought the car in and turned the wheels on the hoist, the result being that the car took off and ran in all gears as if nothing was wrong--seemed to work fine and sound quiet. After a f...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Engine VIN: S8JKX6241W
The customers concern was a Whirling noise coming from the front of the engine cold. when it warms up the noise quiets down but is still there. Our first thought was of course to check the oil and it was good. i noticed a vibration on the dip stick that tickle...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: D7YGL04723
This car will shift fine at times.every once in a while will see slip forth gear.gearbox fault will go to limp mode.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air vent temperature VIN: JN8AR05Y5X
Hello Iatn Members, I hope someone can help me with this problem. I have a atc dual A/C system that when I selected for hot air, the passenger side doesn't get as hot as driver side. Scanner display all infor. are normal. Is there a right side temp. actuator?...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Drive cycle VIN: WDBGA51E6T
Thank you in advance. I have this MBZ that failed state emission test due to drive cycle not completed. The primary 3 are completed. The previous repairs was for a no start condition. Scanning through factory data link; No faults. Scanning through OBD 2 data l...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L low power VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Hi mercedes guys, we have this MB 230 compressor with the code for air flap malfuction.I checked the operation and it works ok.After reading some of the fixed cases I pulled the Maf sensor out and found a lot of oil in the intake.As others suggested I cleaned ... Trouble codes: P0243 (Air flap actuator malfunction)
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 5.5L rotors VIN: WDBTK72F87
hi there!my first Q... customer complains -wo-wo loud noise beetwin 25-40 km/h then its gone. tires pirelli 225 45 r17 94H . kleen rust under rotors -noise still the same.pads are 3 weeks old
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Fuel Pump VIN: 3ZWSA8183T
This is a relatives car and at this time I have no wiring diagram, but am working on getting one. The car is intermittent no-start, during the no-start the car has spark but no fuel pressure. I have pulled the cover off the fuel pump relay and when I physicall...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Hi all! Customer blew coolant hose and over heated engine to the point of needing replacment. Installed used engine. After initial road test, all checks were made and all monitors ran and passed. NO CODES. But, when hot, and either a/c , headlights, rear-defro...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Ignition VIN: WBADD6322W
Turns out the starter was the cause of the no-start. Still have an electrical draw somewhere in the system but that's another story.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L cooling leak VIN: WBAGN63433
First i like to thank every iatn member for helping me.the car is fixed finnaly we ended we buy a update expencion pipe so far almost 2 weeks and theres no cooling leak.
1982 Volkswagen Jetta 1.7L No Start
At long last we got this thing running. We voltage drop tested all of the power and ground circuits to the entire ignition system and found several different bad connections. Repairing these gave us full voltage and clean grounds and spark. Still wouldn't even...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Starter VIN: WVWEE83A2V
I want to thank all the techs that replied to the post. No one had the answer that repaired the vehicle, and it seems that my original post was slightly confusing. First, there are two different Trans range switches available for this vehicle, one that is dig...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L door locks VIN: WVWYH63B82
We had to do 2 things. First replace an already replaced battery in the remote. Next perform a complete memory dump by disconnecting the positive and negative battery cables and connecting them for a few minutes. Reconnected battery cables to battery abd all i...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L No Start VIN: 9BWDH61J93
Ok, I didnt fix the vehicle, the dealership did. I was right in that it was the PCM. Dont know what happened but they put a new one in and reprogramed it and now it is fixed. Wish I had more info but maybe next time.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B83
Roger [...] helped me fix this car. Found bled valve in vacuum hose on drivers side under manifold defective, pinched the line off and idle smoothed out. Replace valve and ran great. THANKS for all of your help. Customer and I was well pleased with everyones ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0171.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Transmission VIN: WVWSP61J83
Hello, and thank you to all that replied. We have advised the customer that the vehicle is going to need a remanufactured transmission. The customer has decided to drive the vehicle until the transmission gets worse before have the repair done. Will have to...
1995 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JGFTYHDGYV
ok i want to thank everyone for their responses i started by checking the basics and i found that one of the spark plugs was broken inernally and the other 3 were fuel fould replaced them and the car ran great thanks once again
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L oil useage
thank you to those who replied. iatn is a great resource. i am going to change from synthetic as a first step along with a leakdown for a baseline measurement. i will heave her drive the car for a month and then check back in. this won't really be fixed right ...
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