Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 23, 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
1993 Audi 100 S 2.8L Transmission VIN: WAUBJ84A1P
Customer had car towed in, car was high centered on center median during snow storm. Transmission pan crushed, valve body damaged, corner transmission where pan mounts broken, left transmission mount broken. We inherited a reman transmission from a 95 Audi Cab...
View
1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L No Start VIN: WBCK9335WL
This car was towed in, it was flooded just like a year ago. Then we did a tune up and the customer hasn't had a problem till now. I was able to start the car by holding the pedal down clearing the flood. Now it starts fine. Has anyone had a problem like this.
View
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L crank but no start VIN: WBADP6330X
Hi all, I need some help on this 99 BMW 518i station wagon, cat towed in with crank but no start. Vehicle die on the road before towed in, found coolant leak out from a broken electric thermal stat housing. Some how it just pop broken through the plastic hou... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189, P0125, P1622
View
1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Hard start VIN: ZFFA20A7J0
I have a hard starting problem, worse when hot. Will have to give some throttle to start when warmed up. Car was taken to another shop and the fuel head was worked on. Not sure exactly what they did but problem ocurred after work performed. Fuel pressure at 80...
View
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C82
I have a jag that has been here multiple times for the same codes, misfires, cylinder 1-3-5 (bank 1) appears to run normal to a certain degree over 2000 rpms, fuel trims in closed loop indicate that bank 1 is full lean, and bank 2 is full rich. We dropped the ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
View
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA66E4P
Hello all i have a 93 300ce giving me some trouble.The car has been sitting for 2 years.I get the car in and replace the headgasket due to a blown gasket it was pushing coolant out of the resevoir while cranking therefore killing the plugs with coolant.After n...
View
2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF74J6Y
I can't really feel it missing feels verl slight under medium throttle seems to run ok full throttle. Intermittantly under medium throttle it will just shut down the entire left bank of cylinders until you shut it off and restart. New plugs, one plug wire and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Ramdom misfire), P0305 (Misfire 5 cyl), P0306 (Misfire 6 cyl), P0307 (Misfire 7 cyl)
View
1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWCA0159J
Guys and Gals, I hope you can help us with this one. The car came to us after sitting for nearly a year. We found the fuel system deteriorating from having stale, varnished fuel in it. We pulled the intake transfer pump,repaired the fuel line etc. replaced the...
View

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUAC48H84
Thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions. Many responses suggested replacing the oil pump and checking for sludge in the oil pick up tube. The original help request stated that we had already replaced the oil pump and pick up tube and found very little ...
14
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L tensioner , timing chain VIN: WAUAH74F58
After talkin to customer and other techs best just to replace engine customer didnt want to risk tryin to remove debri
6
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAAM3343Y
Well it is fixed. Since I could not find any vacuum leaks was a bit stumped. While sitting in the shop I reved the piss out of the engine several times after clearing codes and it idled fine. Drove it until the MIL came on. Each time I did this I had a vanos c... Trouble codes: P1188 (fuel control bank 1), P1189 (fuel control bank 2), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1).
18
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM634YG
I did a fuel sample and found water in the tank, replace the plugs and the gas, and got the car started, thank you everybody Trouble codes: P0441, P1250.
14
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L convenience function inop VIN: WDBSK71F18
THank you all for your help. I replaced the battery in the trunk and all is well. I thought this in the begining ,but i added a jump box to it and started car i still had the message so thats what threw me off.I charged the battery and retested it failed so it...
6
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L awd VIN: 5SET13S652
WELL IT TURNS OUT THAT A LOCKED UP/FAILED ACTUATOR MOTOR WONT ALWAYS THROW A FAULT CODE--REPLACED ACTUATOR MOTOR ASSY. AND CAR IS BACK TO NORMAL...THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!!
4
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WVWDE21JXY
THANKS FOR AL [...] THE HELP, WE WERE ABLE TO USE THE LAUNCH HAND HELD AND GO TO BASIC SETTINGS 060 AND ABLE TO RELEARN VEHICLE IDLE. THERE AL [...] NO MORE IDLE ISSUES,THANKS ONCE AGAIN.
9
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L cooling VIN: WVWVD63B53
thank for all the great advice i replaced the coolant temperature sensor and the thermostate it went from running at 170 deg. to 205 deg.
15
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Alternator VIN: WVWLK73CX7
Well it's fixed. Thank you all for reminding me that I should cover the basics before assuming anything. The charging system is a complete circuit from & to the alternator including the ground. This VW does not ground the power-train directly to the battery b...
9
2007 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L Electronic VIN: YVIMC68227
Sent it to volvo and they put heated seat module under drivers seat .
3
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next