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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUBG84D3V
Engine noise on cold starts for about 2-4 minutes. Whines like a power steering pump. Noise still present with drive belt off. As soon as the engine has warmed up the noise goes away. Curious if there is anything specific to look at on the timing chains or ten...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBACD4320T
Customer complaint: Car will not start after sitting for a period of time when it is cold out. The car has been doing this for 2 winters in a row. No problems during the summer or spring. As soon as winter arrives the car will crank normal but will not start...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L high beams VIN: WBANA73504
First pulled codes-all modules had low voltage codes,tpm warning on,triangle on and srs on-cleared codes and drove-only had few codes now-one in user interface(aerial power supply)one in integrated auto heater(9c54 auc sensor)one in basic body(a43e diag lead r...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs/ dsc VIN: SAJEA51C32
Hey guys. I am having trouble with the 2002 Jaguar xtype. I'm hoping someone can help me out. THe vehicle came in with abs dsc light on. Speedometer is inoperative. No check engine light is on. Scanned vehicle with Snap On Modis for power train codes. No codes...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Electronic VIN: W0BBA45A6E
Climate control is erratic-sometimes there is heat-other times not.The center vent control behind the radio is broken-you can see it with the radio and control panel out so the thing only blows out the defrost and vents-which is ok with the owner-my main probl...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz c200 2.0L noisy valve train VIN: WDB2020202
when engine idling has distinct rattle in valve train -timing chain area are these vehcle known for problems in this area our next step is to remove tvalvecover and visually check any help or guidance appreciated
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M01
This is one of those that has been at multiple garages, lucky me. Intermitently the throttle will drop out but if customer parks vehicle it will come back leaving codes stored above. Also vehicle came in with a horible misfire at idle. I checked vacuum and the... Trouble codes: 17950 (Angle Sensor G187), 17579 (Angle Sensor G188), P0300
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L dome lamp VIN: 3VW5P69M93
trying to find the reason first why the ft passenger door when open will not turn the dome light on. switch is turned to operate and all other doors turn on the light and light stays on for 30 seconds after closing each door. my real problem is just installed ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Batterry VIN: WVGEM77L74
Battery intermittently goes dead overnight,tested in shop and got a 0.04 amp draw drove home and next morning all was well released vehicle back to customer and 2 days later battery found dead again.Is there any common faults on these that would help lead me t...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Battery VIN: WVGEM77L74
Lets start over on this pig.I have 1.33 amp static draw on this car.It will drain battery overnight.I have tested all circuits ay the fuse boxes by doing a voltage drop yest at each and every fuse.No evcessive drop found I then pulled every fuse in this vehicl...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L stereo VIN: WAUKC68D71
Thanks for the input. This vehicle is not yet fixed but definatly needs a new radio. Don't know why it happened when it did but it is what it is. I wanted to make sure there was not a programming error before replacing radio. Thanks again for all your help.
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L intermittant power VIN: WBABS53042
Replaced & recoded EWS module. Starts & drives normally since 12/17.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L pick up tube VIN: WVWPD63B11
My customer finally gave me the ok to pull the pan and clean the pick up tube. It was badly plugged with both carbon and pieces of silicone that had fallen into the pan. I actually had to use a torch to burn out some of the carbon as the carb cleaner left a lo...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L LH power windows VIN: 3VWCD21403
After all data tsb's I found one that matched the problem we we're having exactly !.It stated that when replacing the window regulator you MUST replace it with the same part # as the oem unit,because if you use the new updated unit can not be retimed properly,...
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L wipers VIN: YV1SW53D11
Replaced both both relays. I had replaced one of them. The other wiper relay was activating; I opened it found burnt contacts. My wife is happy now. Thanks for the input from guys who replied.
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L head lights, ect VIN: YV1CZ91424
Hi you all and thanks for the input. It's the ICM display unit thats the problem, we had someone that works on circuit boards re solder it and it worked for a while. We have a used one coming and they are giving us a 100 day warranty, so hope we get a good one...
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