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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L suspension VIN: WAUED64B41
this vehicle came in with a clacking sound over rough road surface almost like brake pads are rattling over small bumps and rough road surface. the sound is generalized to the left side. the customer claims it to be in the front however i seemed to follow it t...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUDC68D21
This car came in clattering badly Put manual gauge on it and it had 80 pounds cold but within 3 minutes it was pegged out on zero. Drained oil and removed oil level sensor and stuck our handy little snap-on camera or scope in there and it is spotless but the o...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L slips VIN: SAJKN6048X
I maybe posting this to soon, but have done very little diagnosis on this vehicle. Wanted to get everyone's opinion first. The car came in and was test drove. There are no codes present. The amber light on the dash comes on stating "Gearbox Fault" and when thi...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L pressure regulator VIN: WDBEA30D5M
this car came into the shop with a vacumn line broken and i can find no where to hook it up. the vacumn line is to the fuel pressure regulator. i believe it should be hooked to manifold vacumn. the diagrams i have been able to access do not show the port where...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 2.3L defrost VIN: WDBRH64J52
This C320 A/C system will cool great while drivind,thenthe fan changes speeds (down) and back up and vents change to defrostWith hot air.Was doing this befor conrol unit was replaced.It had all the failure codes the A/C system can show.Cleared the codes drove ...
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29902
After 30K service MIL light comes on for a minute or 2 then goes out. Misfire # 4 is noticeable when MIL light is on. The rest of the time it runs perfect. I switched the coil#4 with # 6 cylinder and the misfire code did not change. Not the coil. Changed the o... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 cylinder)
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, no crank VIN: YS3DF78K4Y
Vehicle came from another shop. Customer states vehicle will not crank sometimes..may be a day, week or month in between. Another shop replaced the starter, and the ignition switch. I retreived a trouble code of p1460 alarm immobilizer active. No code found in... Trouble codes: P1460
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L at idle VIN: YS3FH76Y94
Im hearing a light tapping or knocking noise from the transmission with the clutch up. We have just replaced the clutch and slave about 2 weeks ago. When you rest your foot on the peddle (clutch) you can feel it kicking back at you. The slave cylinder bearing ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
This car will not start unless you unplug the coolent temp sensor and then the glow plugs stay on for about 20 sec. and starts right up. if you dont unplug the temp sensor the glow plugs will not turn on at all, I do know that they wont turn on unless the temp... Trouble codes: 01266 (glow plug relay open or short to ground)
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C7X
car fails to restart easily after fueling car up and note this "only no/hard starts when at gas station buying fuel, has not happened at any other time??? press accel to floor and car starts as if flooded,and picks up slowly, had a cam sensor code, replaced ca...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L drive shaft VIN: WVWTH63B61
this car is a all wheal drive when you are at a stop and hammer gas all the way within the first 30 feet you get a noise like something hitting the under side of the car like bad mount only happens when hard starts from stop. put up on the lift nothing loose f...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L theft VIN: 3VWDC21C61
help!! all I did is disconect the cluster. after that the car wont start!! I was told theres a way of reseting the cluster by leaving the key on but not sure if im doing it right. if someone has a detailed instructions that would be great!!! setting code 1128 ...
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1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5648W
Sets off MIL with 422 code (baro sensor signal) soon after resetting. Checked wiring & plug connections, look fine, replaced baro sensor w/new Bosch unit, same still occurs. No obvious vacuum or pressure leaks in intake system. Any clues? This guy is an old f... Trouble codes: 422 (baro sensor signal)
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS58D71
Hello,This car belongs to a good customer of ours who was out of town and the car died without warning and would not start back.He had the car towed the the nearest dealership for repair.They diagnosed it as a bad #2 injector and a bad PCM.Well the customer ca...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61N31
hey volvo guys, customer came in with cel, i normally dont do much with volvos but its a friends car so i checked it for her, i have snap on modis so the only way i can read volvo codes is through generic obd function which gives me p1011 manufactures specific... Trouble codes: P1011
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L compressor VIN: YV1RS61R82
Hello Volvo Techs! The a/c compressor kicks off to early to cool off the air inside of car especially on hotter days. (approx every 2-3 seconds) The problem is that the voltage to the compressor is getting cut off. I replaced the pressure sensor located on th...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L 2-3-4 Shift VIN: YV1TS92D63
Volvo, and GM Techs: This is a 4T65EV (4T65E for you GM fans) transmission. Customers complaint is that the vehicle would intermittently drop out of gear, and 'free-rev' occasionally. As stated in previous repairs, the trans was COMPLETELY rebuilt. The shop do...
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1995 BMW 850CSi 5.6L Mechanical VIN: WDBA125638
We replaced the transmission bearings and that fixed the problem. Thanks to all of you that spend your time to help me out.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L trunk release, power VIN: WDBJF20F6T
DAVID AND MIKE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD, CUSTOMER NEVER KNEW SWITCH WAS IN CAR AND HE BOUGHT IT NEW, BUT HE ADMITTED SERVERAL SPILLS, COFFEE, TEA ETC IN THE CONSOLE OVER THE YEARS, REPLACED THE SWITCH AND SO FAR NO MORE PROBLEMS, THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L will not shift past second gear VIN: WDBJF55F9V
Gentlemen thank you all for your advice and suggestions this unit is toast i opened up the pan and found hard steel pieces that have been ground up along with usual normal debree that would be present.. spoke to client regarding the need for a another unit aft...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBLJ70G42
I was talking to the customer about the car to try and find out where and when the car was last fueled up and in the discussion he mentioned he was driving on the highway and the "Check oil level" light came on. The car still ran fine. He stopped and checked/a...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: NO VI
after explaining the situation to the costumer and i told him that it is possible that we need to change to oil pump , he told me he want to sell the car. he took it to other workshop that put oil sender of 0.2-0.6 bar and of course the light will not get on w...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L all shifting in drive and autostick VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Well after a long troublesome road I was able to get out of 1gear but with a catch,replacing the pcv hose assembly and breather tube(rotten), major tune work, drained and refill trans, replaced the shifter assembly with the magnet plate, still nothing. I unplu...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWJK73C37
Replies pointed toward steering column & alarm system. In any case it has to be coded with 5052. Tow truck showed up before I tried battery cable discharge. Thanks for the responses.
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