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1995 Audi S6 2.2L brake pedal VIN: WAULA84A5S
help audi techs!! this s6 came in with a low/ spongy brake pedal. we found the power steering pump leaking,and the brake hose outer rubber completely rotting away to all 4 calipers. we replaced the pump and hoses and bled the system- no change. we found while ...
1991 BMW 320i 2000CC Radiator + Fan VIN: OFA9595800
The clutch kit was replaced in November 2006 and then in December the vehicle was brought in with a damaged radiator due to contact with the fan. The vehicle has an slight abnormal vibraton that you can feel on the body at certain rpm and that vibration seems ...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Fuel/engine management VIN: WBABF3325R
Working on a 1994 BMW 325I. It came in on a wrecker covered in ice as a crank, no start. It was flooded with fuel, has spark and plugs extremely worn. I have performed the tests as shown. Compression came up after oiling the cylinders. I also discovered the TP...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCC8327S
Hi Techs. This 1995 BMW 318i came in with very poor hot running, blowing black smoke, etc. A scan showed a code 201 (O2 control) and a dead original O2 sensor. The sensor was replaced with a new Bosch sensor, new NGK plugs and a cracked intake boot was replace... Trouble codes: 201 (O2 control)
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAA5333XF
hi bmw techs i got this 328i with a bad misfire from intake side that suonds like the engine is going to brake something i change coil from another good engine made no difference ,air flowmeter also replaced still the same. plugs dont look like injector leakin... Trouble codes: 154 (202 -), 202 (p0150- o2 sensor), P0150 (o2 sensor), P0170
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8344Y
help all bmw techs !! this vehicle will not accelerate on a very intermittent basis-customer states it happens at slow speeds. we have never duplicated condition.found following fault codes:103-internal control module cpu (dme is new), 131- throttle valve posi...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS, TC, Hill Descent VIN: SALTW15481
It is one more Discovery II with same problem. In other DiscoveryII we started from replacing wheel hub with new sensor. Then put new upgraded speed sensor with long wire to the computer. Still same code read with Autologic: "Left front wheel sensor signal int...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E9T
This vehicle came in originally with a blown head gasket. We relaced gasket and all necessary parts. Replaced intake manifold gaskets. Also replaced the EGR valve on back of head. The vehicle was delivered after repairs and test drive. The vehicle returned aft...
1998 Volkswagen Passat 1.9L passenger airbag igniter VIN: VWVWZZZ3BZ
Has anyone ever fitted a passenger airbag igniter to a 97-2000 passat. I have removed front seat, glovebox centre console and raised most of passenger carpet, removed trim from B post. Autodata shows it underfront seat carpet near to sill panel and VW parts de...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ58D21
Hi volvo techs I have a 01 volvo v70 that belongs to a good customer. the intriment panel display reads bulb failure position light. checked all lights on vehicle no problem found couldnt find any info in all data or in the fix data base. owners manuel says to...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L abs VIN: YV1CZ91H54
thanks in advance for your help! to all the volvo guys out there this thing came in with the rr wheelbearing out so bad that when pulled into the shop the steel balls from the bearing were rolling across the shop floor.i have replaced wheelbearing,rotor,calipe...

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: WBADM6341X
Tanks!For help car fix.Replace intake cam sensor.I check the sensors use grafikmiter. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor A signal camshaft sensor inlet.).
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L code 55 and limp VIN: WBAAM3339X
After continued grief with Phoenix Transmissions I was not willing to r&r the trans again and have it be done another month when the likelihoods of it being a clutch pack or hard part requiring full disassembly were not really good. A bit of deduction helped u...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Thanks for all the good replies. It was the compressor making the hammering noise. Most replies focused on the compressor or the belt tensioner. Belt tensioner is common to create noise as well.
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L rear brakes VIN: SALJY124XT
thanks to all that applied had 2 problems: abs unit full of debri and valving stuck also had frozen comb. valve cleaned abs unit for lack of avail. and replaced valve now have good flow to all wheels thanks again
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Battery VIN: WDBEA30E0M
Thanks to all for the good suggestions, turns out the radio was the culprit. After unplugging the radio my draw dropped to 5 mA, which is about the error factor of my meter, so basically I now have no draw on the battery at rest. Customer has declined to repai...
1989 Other European Turbo R 6.3L electric windows VIN: SCBZR03B7K
Glad to report a fix on this one.Thanks to Royaleuromotors for a great explanation on how the window switches work.Each switch has 2 microswitches which send 12v to the motor.When the switch is pressed,one microswitch continues to send 12v while the other goes...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L clutch pedal return VIN: WP0AB29951
The problem was an incorrect clutch master cylinder. We ordering one from the dealer and everything works fine. The parts looked identical on the outside but must have something different internally. Thanks for your time , Scott
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Air bag VIN: 3VWCK21Y23
Thanks for all the replies, while talking to the dealer for parts we found out that it is still under warranty, customer is going to take it to them for the repair.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L engine
Thank you for all the replies some said fix,some said replace with used motor.after seeing the head parts we thought we would replace with used . Expensive and hard to find. we went to customers house to look at rest of motor the pan and other parts were very ...
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