Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 20, 2011
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(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
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4USCH7334W
hello all, got this bmw here that wont accel under any circumstance, no codes pop up right away. Bosses daughters car so its not going away lol. the engine is running rich, o2 sensors are switching when propane is added and when vac leak is produced switching ...
View
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA24C7Y
This low mileage beauty arrived at the shop one evening running fine. When we were ready to bring it in the next morning for service, the starter would not work. I have tried three keys. Starter will work fine if the relay is jumped. Scanned for codes with the...
View
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Remote VIN: WDBJF55FXV
Remote will not work with the car on any level. Batteries and signal from remote are good. tried # different procedures to reset the remote. Absolutely no feedback from the vehicle.
View
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBFA76FXW
Greetings everyone! I know we need to start w/ accumulators (cannon balls as we call them).My question is why did all 4 @ the same time fail(front and rear stiffness the same). Car did sit for 2 months and I had to add 2L OF MBZ HYD.SUS.fluid when it came in.....
View
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P23
I pulled code and ran a smoke test but couldn't find a leak. A friend told me about the valve on the back side of the intake manifold. But the customers brother told me to put it on here and ask so i did. Trouble codes: P0441, P2187 (Lean mixture bank 1), P2189 (Lean mixture bank 2)
View
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L blower motor VIN: YS3FB49S73
hey guys, i'm struggling with this. i've had several problems with the blower circuit on this vehicle. i've replaced 2 resistors in the last 2 years because of not working on slower speeds. all would be ok then more trouble. no blower. customer called me and s...
View
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWMA63B3X
car came in on flatbed. no start. we just did tune up 4 month ago. also we had replace a coil. check for spark & fuel. have both within specs. check compression found all cylinders low sitting between 31 to 46 psi. pulled timing cover and check timing belt. al...
View
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L air trapped VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
i changed the coolant passage housing off head, aswell changed the radiator. i cannot get the coolant system to bleed out air. have tryed running with cap off resovoir wont bleed that way yhave pulled lines off heater core and sprayed hose through (sufficient ...
View
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YR52212160
Vehicle is running rough at idle and surging. The idle will jump at times from 550-3000rpm randomly. I replaced the ETM throttle body and reflashed the engine ecu and ETM software. This vehicle is setting no codes, which seems odd as the misfire counter will c...
View

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 BMW M3 3.2L Release Bearing VIN: WBSBK9333W
Thanks Guys to all who replyied customer declided R&R gear box and picked up vehicle.I think it had to be the pivot pin or worn clutch or both.
15
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Suspension VIN: 5UXFB53504
Thank you everyone for your advise. It seems you can lift these cars with no adverse problem if your not getting into the hyd. system. Then you would have to depressurize and recharge. We serviced the brakes, put it back on the ground, and the system worked ...
13
2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 6.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG79JX6
After reading the post I decided to replace spark plug insulator,although I did not get any misfire under load and visual inspection of the boot(although looked ok) I guess problem fix haven't heard from customer yet.. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0307, P0308, P0309.
10
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33453
THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR HELP, ISSUE TURNED OUT TO BE DME/ECU PROBLEM NOT GROUNDING COIL B, MINI IS TO REPLACE AGAIN AS IT WAS REPLACED DEC OF 2009 , CUSTOMER LEFT HAPPY BUT NOT TAKING 60 MILES TO DEALER UNTIL END OF JANUARY, THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE Trouble codes: P2303 (Ignition coil b primary control circuit low), P0300 (Random misfire).
8
1995 Saab 9000 CDE 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: YS3CF48W6S
Thanks to everyone who responded to my help request. I have waited a while to close this for a couple of reasons, one, to see if what I did to help with the apparent "loose belt" problem would really work, and two , to talk to a manufacturers representative wh...
11
2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EH49G17
thank you for the replies.the car has been here for a week it starts every time.check car fax and saab warranty records for any history. this car had the crank sensor replaced at 5 miles. I started to consider the ecu called the dealer and found the car in und...
8
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFB81H9W
Installed a new coil and fired right up, still can not get the test procedure that mitchell says to test signal from ECM to work, it states to put noid light on ground and ECM signal wire but can not get this test to show a signal, thanks for all the help guys
7
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21COY
Ok Im closing this one as fixed.After verifing all other possibilities as not causing any problems I ordered a new cat.(yes aftermarket).Due to car driven 500 plus miles w/ no cel on prior to engine letting go figuring cat contaminated .just pulled cat out and... Trouble codes: P0442 (Main catalyst bnk.1 efficincy below threshold), P0411 (Secondary air injection sys. Insuficient flow).
9
2009 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Tire Pressure M VIN: 3VWRW31C29
We are using Ross-Tech for our diagnostic software, and the Tech help from this manufacturer helped fix this one. We spent a lot of time understand and reviewing the data from this module and we both agreed that if you could read pressure from the wheel sensor...
3
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L cooling fan motor VIN: YV1LW5720T
Bit the bullet and bought dealer supplied fan, Valeo this time, niether of the previous ones were. If low speed fails again, I am going to substitute resistor. Thank you, everyone for your help and input.
6
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Parking Brake Reminder Light VIN: YV1LZ56D2Y
We believe there is a diode that is bad in the instrument panel causing a feedback. This may have been an accident by an eager power probe user? Young gun with a new toy trying to diagnose a windshield washer problem. Not sure how to tell for sure just a theor...
3
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
I am sorry and feel bad for taking everyones time on this car. Just goes to show what happens when you get lazy and assume... I assumed the fuel pressure regulator was ok because we were not loosing rest pressure. But after being chastized for not checking t...
8
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next