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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Bearing VIN: D45HS782Z4
Hey All, I have this Audi here today and a bearing is on its way for the fan clutch. This bearing is pressed into the front bracket secured with a large C clip. As you can clearly see there is very little room to service this component and I was wondering if...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L rack VIN: WAUED28D3X
Hello everyone, I have bad rack and pinion i think. The steering locks up at times and then it will break loose and steer again, everything looks good, on suspention parts. I dont have info on this rack escept my time book says about 5 hrs labor, also would li...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E84
Customer came in and said car is randomly not starting and getting worse. I found P3054 (19510 Audi code #) in the ECU Fault Codes. I tested the battery, it checks good, I replace the 2 starter relays, problem still present. Not sure if it is the starter itsel... Trouble codes: P3054 (Starter Mechanical or Electrical Malfunction), 19510 (Starter Mechanical or Electrical Malfunction Audi)
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L keeps running VIN: SAJHX1249T
replaced alternator and then the car was moved, restarted engine and moved vehicle and when igntion turned off key removed and engine stayed started,not run on but literally going... checked connections and all are ok.. checked our work and denso altenator, ch...
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No accel VIN: SAJWA74C44
Customer brought in complaining that at times car acts like the throttle is disconnected. Had code P0121 Check Voltage at sensors. Checked good. Replaced Throttle Body with New OEM unit. Now after the fact we are being told that the new unit has to be reprogra... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPSPedal position sensor A CKT range)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L ABS light on VIN: WDBCA39D7H
Hi everyone, I did some reading of older posts relating to this which helped a little, but... The antilock light comes on after driving a few miles, not at initial startup. I checked the resistance of the front speed sensors and got 1.290 k ohms for the right ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33G6V
car is at friend's shop has no start condition, has injector pulse & no spark tried new crank sensor has 3.5v signal, tried new cam sensor, sliced open engine harness & checked for brittle wires, compression good, transmission control unit was replaced ( had t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51G6V
Sensor adatations for the left downstream O2 was 1250ms and the CEL was on, readings for the left downstream was 70mV hot (at idle) and the right (300ms) was 750mV (~750mV is normal). This indicated that the left downstream was lazy or the left bank was very l... Trouble codes: P0153 (Left O2 upstream correction parameter exceeded), P0160 (Left O2 downstream ageing)
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L eng/trans VIN: WP0CB29934
Good Day Folks, I have this 04 996t.( We need to do a clutch/flywheel job. I know we can do this with the engine in place. Could I trouble you experienced Porsche techs with a procedure on this job. I know the engine must come down a few inches ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L coolant leak? VIN: YS3FH79Y64
thanks in advance for lookin i have this saab 9-3 that has an elusive coolant comes in every two weeks with coolant light indications of any leaks,ckecked oil,trans fluid fine.pressure test every time and still cannot find any leaks,pulled plugs ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C6Y
This beetle has an intermittant long crank no start condition. I replaced battery because of slow crank and it testing bad. Even with the slow crank it has always started in three revolutions for me ,but monday after sitting inside all weekend annother tech we...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L battery VIN: WVWYH63B42
vw techs help please! after pulling all fuses, disconnected alternator, fan module, comfort module, drain still pulls .800ma -also comes & goes at will, any help greatly appreciated
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B23
Customer complains of missing sensation when vehicle has come to a stop. This mostly after car is driven and stopped for approx. 20 minutes and then driven again.Also states check engine light will flash.In addition to codes stated I also have codes P0300-p030... Trouble codes: P1111 (system lean bank 1), P1136 (mixture adaptation system lean), P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0300
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L dash lights, blower VIN: YV1LS5378W
Replaced # 35 10 amp fuse. Fine for 30-35 minutes. Blows fuse again. No dash lights or heater blower motor. I am guessing blower motor. Not a great electrical wizard. Anyone willing to point me to a starting point.
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Right Rear VIN: YV1CZ59H54
Hello, There is a thump noise coming from the right rear wheel area when driving slowly on rough roads. We found and replaced the right rear stabilizer link (both were replaced), but the problem is still there. We also checked for problems from the right rear...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil Temp Sending unit VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
Thanks for the replys. The customer has decided to wait untill the next oil change to replace the oil level sensor in hopes this will correct the problem.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGH8347Y
Thanks to all who replies , you're all right with the ignition switch.We did immediately voltage drop test from pin 2 (violett wire) at ignition switch and found exactly 5.4 volt. Replace ign. switch and have right away 12.5v from there to all the way back to ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45A38
Thanks for all your help most everyone was close to correct but Terry [...] hit the nail right on the head, problem that I had finding the relay was that it was missing, it is located on the gold bracket next to the fuel pump relay in the passengers foot wel...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Electronic VIN: WDBNG7CJ56
Thank you for all the replies. A friend of mine got a auto logic scanner and he diagnosic the trans module got a problem. We replace module and he did the scn coding. car run like a champ again. Thanks
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Defrost VIN: YV1VW29591
Thanks for the replies. I ended up resealing vents where they connect to the heater box, adjusted the rod connecting from the motor to door linkage, and last lubed all linkage. Biggest help was adjusting the rod. Thanks
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