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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Steering pump VIN: WAUML44E54
This A8 has a stiff steering condition at idle and slow speeds. The condition improves with engine speed. We replaced the fluid that was dark but felt and smelled fine and showed no metallic content. We suspect the pump, however we service a few of these new b...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Noisey VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Hello everyone, I have the Bimmer that the fuel pump makes noise all the time. Sometimes louder then others but always there. I replace the pump, same noise maybe louder. Any thoughts? The pressures are correct according to Alldata.
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L power steering VIN: SALTY19414
This vehicle came in with a feed hose leaking(from resevoir to pump) and a whine type noise. We replaced the one feed line and bled system as per ALLDATA.Before I closed it up I ran a hose from bleed on top steering gearbox back to resevoir and had someone go ...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L starter VIN: YV2LW5573W
4 months ago I posted about this car. Customer heard a strange sound. Turned off car and when he went to restart,the starter was dead. At that time I ended up replacing the starter and after exhaustive searching, could not find the cause of the problem which I...

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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Tilt Steering VIN: WBAGM63473
Sent to dealer, I think it is the switch assembly. Just not 100% sure. Thanks for the input.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L A/C Blower fan VIN: SALME11473
A/c final stage resistor under glove box area repaired this problem. I think there is also a problem with the ignition switch electric element but at this time the a/c is working and customer has truck.
2001 Skoda Octavia 1800CC 4 wheel drive VIN: TMBKL21U42
Still waiting for the vehicle to return. I suspect that as the vehicle was driving perfectly normally when it left the workshop with no MIL illuminated that the owner is happy to keep driving. No doubt he will return should a further problem arise. Thanks for ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
Looks like it's time to shell out $8000 for a VAS5052.My 1552 is becoming obsolete.Thanks alot VW!I had to take it to the dealer of course...rob
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