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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Input shaft VIN: WAUPL68E35
I have a HEP manual transmission from a 2005 Audi S4 that I need to look at 3rd gear in. This input shaft has a 12 point nut on it that someone has used a chisel on to remove and install. I need to confirm that this is a right hand thread before I attempt to r...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Headlights VIN: WBAAM3348Y
We are working on a 2000 BMW 323i. After turning the headlights on they begin to flicker on and off.Both headlight control moduals and both headlight bulbs apear to be working correctly.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L temperature VIN: WBAFA53541
hi guys, ben here from hong kong auto service. i have this bmw x5 in the shop, and the gauge says it's overheating at idle with the heater off in the car. if i turn the heater on as it begins to overheat it goes to normal. we tried a new thermastat,fan clutch,...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANA53544
Vehicle has erratic idle when the vehicle starts up( idle jumps up and down). Also after driving for a little bit when coming to a stop vehicle will die but will start up again, but will have the erratic idle at start up. No codes found. any ideas Thanks Ar...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L cooling fan VIN: WBANB33594
Hello guys. Car came in with an over heating complaint. We found that the cooling fan is inop. Checked for power and there is batt. voltage and ground to the module which is part of the cooling fan. There is a third wire going to the module (yellow/red)that ha...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L brake lights VIN: SAJHV1640J
disconected brake light switch ,brake lights stay on ,disconect lighting modules one at a time and center light stays on ,reconnected them and disconected fuse 7 @right front fuse block and left rear brake light stays on ,w/key on and/or vehicle running brake ...
1995 Lotus Esprit S4s 2.2L No Start VIN: SCCFD30C4S
Hi, Lotus wizard anyone? We had this car here, came on the flatbed w/ no start condition.Car has sat in a garage for 5 years but seems to be very clean and ready. Car has power but no signal to fire fuel injectors. If I spray starting fluid into the intake ple...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E8T
I have this mercedes that i have just finished a head gasket replacement on. It went fairly well except it now has a noise from the timing chain. It is a loud metallic noise almost like a power steering pump that is empty. I have removed the timing chain tensi...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no power VIN: WDBJ82F3WX
this benz has a bad bog only cold replaced mass air flow 2 times with factory bosch one cleaned injector rail and injecters replaced fuel filter sometimes its so bad it will set a po300 also replaced both converters one was broken up inside the fuel pressure i... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Electronic VIN: WDBRF61J43
ESP light on has codes C1037 and C1351 does anyone know what these codes are. Alldata does not list C codes for this car. Thanks Richard JB Import Auto.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L convertible VIN: WDBLK65GX3
Convertible top is not working on this clk320. I have checked all fuses and made sure the switch in the lugage compartment is working properly. I have pulled codes from the RVC module. Codes are B1000 RVC control unit is faulty, B1010 operating voltage is not ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0AA2994X
car was brought in by customer with request to replace spark plugs and tube seals that were leaking oil. he said car was not running right. we replaced all spark plugs, spark plug tube seals and coil over plug boots. car is running but very low on power at idl...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L windshield wipers VIN: 3VWSG71K75
Intermittantly the w\s wipers will make a short stroke downward at engine startup. They don't actually wipe the windshield, they move the other direction (downward) about an inch then come back up. The customers concern was a noise at startup and this is wha...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J15
Help VW Techs! This VW sets faults 17058(p0674) and 17057(p0673) glow plug circuit fault # 3 and 4 cylinder) after 2 drive cycles.We are the second shop on this on ( the dealer did the glow plug and ecm software update and when the check engine light came back...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD SE 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LZ56D9Y
vehicle will not start while cranking have good fuel pressure 50 psi will start up and run if started with carb cleaner no pulse width to injectors while cranking,the problem is intermittent...once vehicle started and shut it off,it will start back up,,,but if...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start, Hard start VIN: YV1TS90D4Y
This car has a very long crank before it will start. Sometimes it will take two or three tries before it will come alive.Thank you for all of the testing help on this one before I came to this point. I rerouted the positive cable to the starter.I thought that ... Trouble codes: P0335
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Yaw Sensor VIN: YV1CZ91H04
Hello, This Volvo came in with a message in the display that said anti-skid service required. Our OTC Genisys will access the ABS system, so I checked for codes hoping the ABS and traction control had some correlation. A code 0090 Side accelerometer was in th...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Compression VIN: WAUEH5484Y
I got it running and back in her garage today. It was exactly as most everyone said. The cylinders were washed for sure. I squirted oil in the cyl yesterday, without much immediate effect, then this morning just for peace of mind, I checked compression on a fe...
2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F97
I received some help with good suggestions for possible causes. This vehicle was towed to the dealer as the owner has purchased 6 Audi's over the years for a good faith warranty repair. My thoughts on this (unconfirmed) are that the timing chain is stretched o... Trouble codes: 00135 (fuel rail pressure too low), P0087, 00838 (cam sensor bank 2 range performance intake), P0346.
2000 BMW 728iL 2.8L Surge VIN: WBAGH410X0
We replaced an know good transmission and solved the problem.Maybe it was a lock up issue but we didn't try with a torque convertor for saving time. Thanks
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transfercase VIN: 5UXFB53514
Drive shaft inspection showed no problems-most likely internal differential.Customer decided not to do any repairs at this point. Thanks! to all that replied
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L windows VIN: WDBLK65G12
battery failed during the time we had vehicle,replaced battery,top started working but would act up and stay half way,removed and replaced convertable top module and everything is back to normal.thanks to all that responded and leading me to the right directio...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB75E52
2002 Mercedes-Benz c200 kompres 2.0L power steering pump VIN: WDC2030422
Thank you to Edgar and Sleiman for your suggestions (checking the speed control solonoid on the rack and belt tension). After rechecking of all suggested options, i've decided to replaced the pump and the steering is now back to normal(nice and light lock to ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L mil lamp VIN: 3VWSA69M84
thanks for the tech was able to tell us what the code we had was..ignition circuit lock-out..we cleaned all related wire connections and grounds and cleared has not returned...thanks for the help.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L no compression VIN: M32M172110
Thanks for all the help. We pulled the head and found that the valves hit the pistons. After valve job and timing chains all is well. Dan
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L check engine light VIN: 3VWRK69M12
thanks for the replies but customer declined further repairs considering it also needs o2 sensors,coolant temp sender, yes some of you were right the light probably burnt out from being on for too long. hope i didnt waste too much of your time but i and im sur...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L valve interferance VIN: 3VWBP21C42
Good day to all of our IATN.You guy are great,yes it was interference engine.I also notice the cam follower were damaged,this engine was no good due to the customer drove the car with broken oil pan.Customer wait for the insurrance OK to replace new block.Any...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS56D2Y
every person said that it was a abs module so i got a module and installed it and drove the car around for the next week and it never messed up again. Thank you for all of the help
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