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1998 Audi A4 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUCB28D9W
This car came in two week ago with a electrical power loss included all lights, wiper, turn signals, heater blower motor many other acc. we found a bad ignition switch, replaced switch and every thing came back, after two weeks of driveing customer had same pr...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUJC84A2W
Among a number of issues, this one comes to us today with a "no shift" concern. A shop out in the sticks told this customer that he NEEDS a transmission rebuild. They MAY be right but they don't even have a scan tool (of any kind) and they really didn't tell t...
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3L Engine VIN: 1090181200
Motor was pulled in order to replace the oil pan which had cracked when the owner hit a curb. Figured it was time to replace any and all seals while the pan needed to be replaced anyway. Found out that the bearings needed to be replaced and decided to freshen ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L all gauges VIN: WDBJF55F3T
The customer states that intermittantly the gauges would not work when car started, all the warning lamps in the cluster work normally though. While driving the car the gauges would all begin to function, he said it seemed like they would start working when ca...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 4LGAB54E8W
The customer came in with the vehicle and told me that another shop told him he needed a cat. After a quick test drive it clearly did not need a cat, but was not shifting out of first. Can only pull generic data with my scan tool and had a PO700 (engine power)...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L a/c VIN: WDBRF64J91
vehicle has no a/c...blows hot at all temperatures.Replaced control module,rechaged a/c to full charge.A/C commpressor runs and hoses go cold,but keeps full heat at all temperatures.diaognostic done at dealer (mercedes dealer)and concluded that condensor was l...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Alternator VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Ok guys, I am almost embarrassed for posting this as with all of the electrical knowledge and equipemtn that we have this one is defying physics. Vehicle came in with Battery discharged and alt light illuminated while running. Remove and replace and repalce ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L pressure plate VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
The customer came in with almost no clutch and after driving it and trying to shift it we came to the conclusion that the pressure plate was the problem. After taking it apart we found that the pressure plate was cracked into two pieces. Is this common for the...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS97C5X
Hi all volvo tech I have got a good one here, 1999 S80 display on dash saying Brake Failure Service urgent, brake fluid is good , no leaks in system, brake fluid sensor is ok, also the car is stuck in limp home mode, there are no faults in any of the modules A...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L climate control VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Car came in with absolutely nothing working on the electronic climate control. No indicator lights, no fan, no a/c, no heat. Checked the fuses, all show good with test light. I still need to pull the panel and check the plug for power at the module but suspect...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD5322V
Sorry for the delayed closing I thought my tech(Matt) had already closed it out.First I would like to thank the four people who took the time to reply. What we found was someone had broken the bracket on the intake which holds the cable in place for the pre th...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E230 2.3L Target Gear VIN: WDB2100371
Hi everybody, thank you for your help, i got a second hand good valve body and the transmission is shifting well. Best regards.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL light bulb VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Most replies agreed with the dealer. One suggestion was to disassemble the cluster and solder in another bulb. Another suggested Beckmann who can repair some Mercedes clusters, but has not done any 220 series, no software yet. The owner of the car has done not...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Acceleration VIN: WDB4632411
Hi everybody, thank you for all the helps, i got another new engine control module and everything is ok. Best regards. Trouble codes: 1542 (pedal value sensor).
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L covertable top VIN: WPOCB296XN
thanks for everyones input, it turned out the windows were touching because the weather striping at the top end, underneath needed replacement, it was worn and when the top was replaced it just made it worse. with the new ones there still some interference but...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Brake Booster VIN: YS3DF58K4Y
First I want to thank everyone who sent a reply and helped me fix this car! There were lots of good ideas, but in our case, it definitely turned out to be the aux vacuum pump. In retrospect, it only makes sense, as that is the only change in this Saab vs. the ...
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