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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Frt Brakes VIN: WAUED64B01
This car came to me from another shop that could not fix frt brake squeal.They had installed new pads and rotors.I road tested car and verafited.This not your normal brake squeal.It starts immediately with brakes applied until complete stopped.I check rotor th...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBAHC1310
Removed transmission to correct poping out of 1st gear. Removed all housing bolts , yolk , shifter dentent springs & balls , all bolts securing internal shift linkage but tailshaft housing will only separate from main body about 1/4 inch.Alldata has no info on...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Electrical System VIN: WBADT43441
Customer found vehicle would not start after letting it sit overnight. He jumped vehicle and it started. Vehicle was towed into us to have a new battery installed. The battery that was in the car was the original BMW battery. We replaced it with a battery from...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L no crank VIN: SAJHX1243V
No start, no turn signals, dome light inop, headlights only work on low beam, no high beam or flash, interior door lock button inop (doors do lock and unlock from the door), no wiper or washer. "er" is desplayed in the hearter control for a few seconds when sw...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA14C11
hello everybody i have a 2001 jag w/ a zf5hp24 transmission which i rebuilt about 2 weeks ago at that time it had a broken planet did full rebuild and worked fine after that the customer picked it up and about 2 weeks later they came back with the complaint th...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Electronic VIN: WDBCA25D9L
This car has given me a lot of trouble with the MAS unit. It should receive a signal from the pushbutton unit to turn on the A/C compressor. I have replaced this MAS unit with 3 units to get one to work when it came in with the compressor not coming on. It was...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, TAC,OIL PRES, INOP VIN: WDB1400511
tach, oil press, and fuel consump. gauges inop. car stays in limp in mode. codes are hard and do not erase. removed inst cluster in case it is shorted car remained in limp in. we have rpm signal in lh module and dm mod. at this point don't know where to go. ap... Trouble codes: D1, 17 (crank position sensor open short circuit), EA, 160 (engine speed rpm signal tna), TRAC (160 can bus to ea control mod n4/1 interrupted)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Steering VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Vehicle has some odd steering symptoms. At idle in shop when you steer from side to side it will chatter a little and had a droaning sound mainly in the left direction. We flushed the p/s and put the correct synthetic 11s fluid and the droan in shop seemed to ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
wman came in with po420 testd o2 cat and fuel trim. could not get readings with mentor in generic or obd. replaced o2. both that is the readings were front .85 rear .32. they were 0 before. took it for a ride found exhaust was loud at acceleration found cat ha... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M21
vw people, please help. i got this jetta come in with 3dtcs, replace throttle module, use ross tech [...] adapt throttle -ok. road test ok. 2 weeks later,come back, replace engine control module, fuel pump relay & power control relay,road test for 2 days, no dtc.... Trouble codes: P1542, P0221, P1545

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: E92A110837
I just want to thank all you tech out there for taking the time to help me. This car had the old style coolant sensor. The coolant temp sensor was the problem. Not much room to get at but do able. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: 16502 (Coolant temp Signal High), P0118 (Intermittent).
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Front left VIN: WAULC68E83
Thanks for the 2 replies, I was unable to repair this car and the customer took the car to the dealer. The problem was, as described on the RO, wiring problem between the door harness and the body harness.
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1070441202
Test back pressure was on 1-2 psi, found wiring diagram for injectors, the trigger points in the bottom of the distributor fire the injectors in pairs, found 2 pairs of injectors not firing at all times, replaced trigger points vehicle runs good. Thanks to all...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45A6E
Thanks to all who responsed to my problem. We had two problems with this car. We found that fuel pressure tests are very important, first we were not contacting to the correct lines when we first did our tests which lead us to the wrong conclusions. Second whe...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E8N
The vehicle left the shop because we could not solve the problem. It went to a Mercedes only shop and they replaced the fuel distributor after testing everything we already had done. The problem has been solved for a week.
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