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1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBK54A5N
Audi,? not real familiar whith these, i am grateful for any help on this one! customer states drove car to store and when she came out no start. the vehicle has been to a few other shops which say replace ecm. we are on third different one, i can't see three b...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: WAULC68E34
Hi all, this thing is eating me up. it is a used lot car from auction so no history. it did drive from acution to lot and was intermitant no start but towed to me. Had 6 codes in ecm like battery dead. cleared all and only got no crank signal code and no comun... Trouble codes: P0322
1986 BMW 528e 2.7L Cuts out VIN: WBADK8300G
This 86 BMW 528e was towed in. Customer stated that vehicle died on freeway while trying to accelerate. Vehicle would idle but not accelerate. Verified the complaint, vehicle appears to lean out on acceleration. Checked for vacuum leaks, Checked Ignition syste...
2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Transmission VIN: WBSBL73481
Hello iATN members! This BMW has a somewhat loud noise after warmed up. The noise ONLY happens when sitting at a stop with the clutch released. It may possibly do it while driving (any time the clutch is released) but you can not hear the noise while driving. ...
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L starter VIN: WBAEU33475
Hi all! Trying to pick the brains of some Euro Technicians. My girlfriend owns this 325xi and she has had complaints of hitting the key and no click or crank for about a month now. She can return the key to the stop position and retry and it will roll over NOR...
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB77588
New customer brought this nice 335i in today with a reduced engine power lamp on in dash. hooked up the Autologic and got the posted faults. cleared them, and the 29F3 fault will not clear. checked alldata for locations of the pressure sensor and it has 2 of t... Trouble codes: 29F3, 29CF, 29CE, 29CC
1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Center Vents VIN: WDB1231231
Hello Fellow MBZ Techs, The heater works, but there is no hot air coming through the center vents. There is hot air coming through the end vents and defrost vents, just not through the center. My repair info is very limited for the HVAC system on this car. Any...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Blower VIN: WDBC82501M
Hello guys and thanks in advance.I have a 1987 Mercedes that was brought to me, I did an oil & filter change, fuel filter, and changed out nuetral safety switch. I also did a conversion on the A/C from R-12 to 134A. Every thing was good and cold then all the s...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Cuts out VIN: WDBUF76J23
Hello Fellow IATN'ers. Have one here giving me a bit of a fit and was hoping someone might help me verify I am on the right track. My E55 here was towed in due to lack of throttle response. The vehicle will start and idle all day, when the accelerator is press... Trouble codes: C151B
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Chain Tensioners VIN: WPOAAO912B
After installing chain tensioner update,i went to do tune up.when i removed valve covers,a cylinder nut and part of a cylinder stud fell on the floor.now i need to remove new chain tensioners to do the studs repair.my question is how can i reset these new chai...
1991 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L cooling system VIN: YS3CL48M9M
This vehicle runs hot but does not overheat. The gauge will go up to like 2/3 and will not have heat at idle. If you run the engine at 2500 rpms or so the temperature gauge will go down to under 1/2 and it will have heat. It doesn't lose any coolant. It doesn'...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L The Whole Car VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
Hi all i am in need of some help on this one. This car is driving me crazy. I replaced the battery cause it wouldn't hold a charge and it was 5 years old. I check the charging system and did a draw test and found everything to be great. Amp were under .012 mv ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWSK69M73
Car has been sitting since the stone age. Battery died long ago. Runs but the radio is t.cked. Can I beg a VW person to help me out with a code??? I'll help out all I can with other cars but this is a used car dealers car and the VW dealer won't help him out...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L foward shifts VIN: 3VWTH69M52
Hi guys, this jetta vr6 with the 09A trans has a delayed engagement on foward gears. after driving for a while it seems to go away but customer says that is very noticeable in the morning when he first drives the car. He brough it to the shop today and I scann...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1CM91H94
Hello there all you Volvo gurus. I have this vehicle which was "near a lightning strike". Not evidence that it was actually struck but, I have no communication with the engine or transmission. I use an I-scan II. It's usually pretty good with Volvos but, I'm a... Trouble codes: 6C48, 1A53, 1A03, 1A64, E000 (Communication with control module faulty signal faulty communication)
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Oil pan VIN: YV1MS39075
One of our driver's daughter cracked her oil pan. I can't find a torque spec or if there is a specific torque pattern to follow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi S8 4.2L Control Head VIN: WAUGU44D32
Sorry for the delay on this. The client sent this S8 to our local dealer for a second opinion. Unfortunately they got nowhere and tried to charge them several hours of diagnosing with zero results. Not even an explanation to why the problem exists. I now have ...
2005 Audi A4 2.0L Airbag light VIN: WAUAF68E45
well, customer declined the airbag module. i tested the continuity of the ground wire at the module and it was perfect, so while i had the module unplugged i turned on the ignition and gave the k145 lamp ground, it lights up. so the circuit is fine. guess the ...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93433
The Car left with a new MAS and latest software update, I never got it to clear enough readiness codes but the CEL never came back on. I told the customer to pick up the car and drive ans every so often take to an inspection center to see if it will pass emisi...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L steering wheel VIN: WBANB3354B
Thanks to all who replied. We cleared all codes again, recalibrated all related steeing sensor, reset the ASR system WITH the wheels slightly elevated. That seems to be the key issue, keep the wheels off the ground ! Steering wheel is centered, car is tracking...
2007 BMW 525xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANF735X7
replaced body gateway-car access system-pcm-tcm-and negative battery cable. now have comunication and am sending to dealer to reprogram. thanks all who replied
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Transmission VIN: 1VWEN01H6R
First of all I would like to thank everyone who took their time out to make help suggestions. The original tech did forget to swap over the shim between flywheel and crank. After installing shim the putting transmission back in, the problem was still their. Th...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
Thanks to all who replied. Most of you were leaning twards a bad maf. After installing 2 oe maf sensors myself I ruled that out. The code P1557 has not reset after several test drives.However misfire codes will set if vehicle is driven with the maf connected a... Trouble codes: P1557.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Booster VIN: WVWAD63B95
Thanks everyone who replied. A new booster fixed the problem. After removing the booster and getting a better look inside, there was evidence of water and rust build up. Thanks again !!!
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, long cranking VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
well., running out of time here..Thanks to everybody that took their time to reply.The car is coming back next week to get the fuel pump replaced. The majority of you is suggesting to replace the fuel pump since the check valve is suspected to be leaking fuel ... Trouble codes: P0013, P0014, P0118.
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