Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for September 18, 2012
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
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L cooling system VIN: WA1YD64B22
Hi Audi techs. I have a 02 allroad that gets hot on the highway with the A/C on.Without the load from the A/C the temp.stays normal during idle cruise and acceleration.The viscous mechanical fan does not seem to turn fast when the engine is 99C hot but that d...
View
2005 Audi A4 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUAC48H95
The vehicle came in with misfire on the #1 and #2 cylinders. We replaced the all the spark plugs and coils. After repair the vehicle will start up but die after 3 seconds. Rescanned the vehicle after spark plugs and coils and no codes have come back. We have r...
View
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L windows/wipers VIN: WBABR3348Y
hello everyone- one of my tech's unhooked the battery for replacement-you guessed it!-no backup battery power. now here is what we have-or do not have.it is a convertible so the windows should drop when door handle is pulled. nope. no interior lights,no one to...
View
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Nav/audio/ on board computer VIN: 5UXFB33513
Nav/audio/on board computer, inop/intermittent and will not stay asleep, Nav display will wake up displaying (BMW). No communication with all components. Problem is erratic sometimes components will work while others don't.
View
2004 BMW M3 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93424
car came in running rough. read diagnostics. FUEL INJECTOR CYLINDER 6 code present. swapped cylinder 1 and 6 injectors. car ran well for 2 weeks!! car returned runs rough. same code present. swapped cylinder 1 and 6 spark plugs and coils. same code. found wire...
View
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L transfer case VIN: WBAVC93557
hey fellow iatners, i think i know whats going on with this but id like to have some other inputs. this 07 bmw is throwing a 5f3a code scanner decribes it as distribution gearbox ecu vg clutch defective (clutch is open) rear drive warning light on. this code o...
View
2008 BMW 650i 4.8L passenger window VIN: WBAEA53578
We have a BMW 650I with a warning "power window anti trap function" and the passenger window will not raise up in one motion, only in increments. I know this function is to keep from getting a finger/head/ect... trapped. I have checked here and on the forums f...
View
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L starter VIN: 4JGAB72E8Y
customer states that from time to time vehicle wont start, but if he lets sit for a few minutes it will. we replaced the reference sensor 4/3/12 also had misfires customer did plugs and wires. got vehicle started dash, coolant fan are going crazy.Has lots of c...
View
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge VIN: 3VWSP69M32
The main issue I am having is Once you crank it up the EGR vac solenoid goes to 85% for several minutes then drops to 4% With it at 4% you put it in any gear but park and reverse it goes from 4% to 85 % runs bad and smokes at the 85% If I remove the vac hose a...
View
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSE69M12
Timing belt stripped and bent all the valves on this Jetta. Got a new head and installed it. Now when it is started cold, it idles very poor for about 30 seconds and will barely move, then it evens out and runs great. Checked belt and chain timing, both good. ...
View
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
Volvo tech, please help. Car came in with p0121 throttle sensor implausible signal. We replace the throttle body and we got the vadis scanner, but my volvo guy is on vacation now, and wont be back in 2 weeks. Can anyone kindly guide me step by step how [...] do i...
View

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E55
Finally car is fixed.Thank you to all who replied. What I have found is this,device called by Mitchell secondary air injection valve,the one that was blowing smoke and sucking air while car was running is actually PCV valve.I never got straight answer from any... Trouble codes: P1136, P0171, P1138, P0174.
13
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Acceleration VIN: WBAGH83411
Yes the vehicle is fixed. Was waiting to see if the repair would hold up , then time just gets away. The vibration was gone after disassembling and greasing the rear CV Joint. The knocking was gone with the new engine mounts. Customer has put over 2000 miles...
19
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E9N
The customer has elected to tow this vehicle home without fixing it, most everyone mentioned the engine wiring loom and indeed there were several bare wires, we recommended replacing this loom and strongly feel the loom was one of the major problems, hopefully...
8
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L EGR Vac Regulator VIN: 3VWSP69M32
Ok The intake was plug'd up bad so was the EGR/Flapper valve plus the EGR portion would not open after cleaning the intake and replacing the EGR valve I fired it up and I still had the same issue So I unhooked the EGR vac line and went for a drive while...
5
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHD71K88
First,I would like to thank everyone who helped.Well come to find out,I ordered a new pcv valve assembly from the dealer and the new one worked like it should.I just couldn't believe I got a bad part from the dealer but I guess it happens.When oil cap was remo... Trouble codes: P2279, P2015.
6
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L transmission VIN: YV1CZ91H74
I want to thank everyone that replied, It was all very helpful. The trans has to be replaced,That will be done at a later date. Hopefully by someone else. I was thinking that it was something small and could be repaired but this is an ongoing problem with no r...
9
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next