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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs/esp module VIN: WAUYP64B61
Good evening techs, hope all is well. I have this 2001 Audi Allroad that has come to me from a body shop. The problem is that it has been flooded due to the heavy rains we've been having and the battery/ firewall compartment drains were plugged with leaves. Th...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L oil in coolant VIN: WBAAM3346Y
this car was recently purchased by one of our technicians and over time (2weeks or so)the contamination builds in the cooling system. our experience with BMW is limited and our question is are there any other possibilities other than a head gasket and if there...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle reponse VIN: WBAB533492
Thanks in advance Gentlemen for your time. This Vehicle is a second time in. Owner states "Normal" cold start-up & backed out of gargage under idle conditions and realized zero acceleration/pedal response and had it towed. Of course when car arrives symptoms a... Trouble codes: 135 (Engine throttle sensor starting test), 115 (Reference voltage 1 Pedal travel sensor/throttle sensor 1)
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L ft license plate VIN: 4USBT33493
has anyone installed a ft license plate bracket on a 2003 z4. I have a mounting kit, but I am not sure where they are mounting. If you have any pics that would be great.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heater core VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
I am not an import Tech but this Jag belongs to a good customer and I have repaired it sucessfully in the past. So I decided to accept the job. The Jag has a large coolant leak and a no heat complaint. I assumed fixing the leak and getting the proper coolant l...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation, NO power VIN: 1231301203
Customer complaint on this vehicle was lack of power and rough idle (it ran about like an old 240D). Went thru all the basic maintenance (filters, valve adjust, pump timing adjust, clean & test injectors) and it helped a little, but not enough. Checked cam tim...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L Blower VIN: 1161361200
Hi group, We have this nice 6.9 Benz here and has heater problem. Needs heater servo & amplifier, but i noticed that the amplifier gets very hot, almost start to smoke,the board turned brown in color. Now before i put the new amplifier, i would like to know if...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L lifter VIN: WDBBA45A2C
hello all, thanks in advance for any and all help you may extend my way. we have a veh with a loud tick in motor, when removing the passenger valve cover we found one lifter assy loose in head. upon removing cam assy to access lifter we found threads galled an...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L hard start VIN: WDBEA30D1G
mercedes guys, i need help. i have a 86 300e that requires you to step on the trottle about 1/4 of the way to start. you need to do this no matter if it hot or cold. otherwise its runs well. the customer has complained that it idles low sometimes and feels lik...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L all shifts VIN: WDBCB25D1H
hi, this car came to me last week. customer had not owned car very long. said he had had a rattle in suspension. the car was sitting on my lot on monday, customer came in and said he needed a transmission. i sent a tech to car and he confirmed he could not get...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L A/C vents VIN: WDBJF55F1T
The a/c vents blow cold on pass.side and luke warm air out of the drivers vents.Put new a/c control unit in no help it seams that all blend door act.are working properly what could be the problem
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Power Seats VIN: WDBRF64JO1
Greetings fellow techs, I've got a 2001 Mercedes giving me some trouble. The power seats, headrests and steering column adjustment are not operating from both the driver and passanger sides. The vehicle came in for some minor service work and the A/C not opera...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs control module VIN: WVWND23BXY
We have replaced the abs control assy and need to reprogram the replacement unit. Does anyone know what number to put in for a AHA ENGINE ABS/ASR CONTROL UNIT We know it is 5 numbers long and the Bently books give the code numbers for the A4 cars golf, je...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L front side marker lights VIN: WVWYH63B31
Help VW techs, how do you remove the front amber side marker assemblies in the bumper to access the bulbs. NODATA doesn't list anything. I'm sure it's simple, I just don't want to scratch or break anything. We graciously await your assistance.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWCP21C63
Hi guys, interesting problem, on cold start up this tdi surges at idle and hesitates for the first 100 meters and then is fine, no other symptoms, let it sit all day and will not re occur, until the next morning. Checked MAF under load and the scan values are ...
1987 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L Turbo VIN: YV1GX8754H
Does anyone know how to clean the Garett Turbo oil return tube on this older Volvo without removing the exhaust manifold? The intermittant nature of the smoke points to blockage in the oil draining back into the sump, building backup at the turbo seals and bei...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L front oil leak VIN: WAUDH68D4Y
Others suggested checking the crankshaft end play, the T/C seals, and the fluid level. The car has returned and we're taking it apart this week. Still don't know the extent of the problem, and it appears to be an uncommon one. The extended warranty, as is comm...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L coolant resevoir VIN: SAJHX1049X
so far i have not heard from the customer about the problem returning. Remember that after all the repairs that we had made..the only time i could re-create the problem was superheating it in the shop bay with a fan in front of the car running at 2000rpm for 1...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCB20A5C
Found no measurable pressure to the injectors. Replaced the injection pump with a used pump, now it runs! Thanks for everyone's help, I checked each suggested item. Dale
1995 Mercedes-Benz G-320 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDB4632301
I think we have done all we can do to diagnose this car. I had one reply, he said that might have a asr problem or a vacumn leak but all that was checked prior to my post and it was not much of help. The only thing we can try is to change the computer, At 1900...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBB81E5S
hello group we,, the ordered a module and coil assy cam as one unit, put on and vehicle fired right up, the constant clicking from the fuel pump relay is gone also, dont now if it was feeding back somehow or not, anhyway vehicle is fixed want to thank you all ...
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