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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L rear brakes VIN: WAUZL54B91
Replaced brake pads on this Audi at beginning of november, customer has put approx 4,000 miles on vehicle and noticed grinding noise from rear of vehicle, upon inspection found the rear left pads worn down metal on metal while the right rear pads are still aro...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L hazard switch
Hi fellow techs, this audi has a strange clicking noise that comes from the hazard switch when not in use and is mounted in the center dash. The click sounds are not in rythem. If the switch is removed from the dash and held in hand still connected to the wire...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Hello, We've got a little Jag who is not putting out much heat. The temp gauge holds steady in the middle, but the heater output is lukewarm. After reviewing some posts, we decided to go after the electric heater control valve. Needless to say, after the valve...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Thrust Bearing VIN: WMWRE33453
I started off needing to replace the flywheel due do chatter when engaging the clutch. Decided to replace head gasket when I saw a small oil leak at back side of head. Checked cylinders for wear and found an odd wear spot 160 degrees from the normal thrust wea...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, MIL will not light VIN: 3VWRA81H6S
I was ask to post this to verify findings. This car came in with a no start condition. It needed a fuel pump (car was sitting up for several years). The tech before me replaced the pump and car ran, but only for a few minutes. Then died, and never restarted. S...
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2003 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Code P0733 VIN: YV1TS91Z63
We don't work on nearly as many Volvos as most of you, so hopefully someone has seen this problem or can point us in the right direction. One of our customers has a 2003 S80 with a transmission code P0733 gear 3 incorrect ratio. Code is intermittent, maybe onc...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L camshaft timing VIN: WAUBA24B7X
the car finally went off to dealer. it turns out my first attempt was off two links. my second and third attempt were one link off. i don't agree with how the process of lining up the cams is worded. on my first tear down i scratched the chain before taking th...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L module VIN: SAJEA51D13
well the replacment fans are wired different and do not rely on the sensor wire ,, and yes they still retain the 80 amp curcuit ,,, fans work good and at variable speeds ,, car runs well and is fixed many thanks to all who responded ...
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L engine temp gauge VIN: WPOAA0943F
As suggested we checked and cleaned the grounds on the engine block. Also, there were not any other lights or indications on the panel to suggest a bad foil or diode. We also replaced the sensor on the engine and at this point I believe the gauge is now worki...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heater VIN: WVWVD63B03
We are really not sure what fixed the car but it is fixed at least for now.. We replaced the water pump, timing belt & thermostat again - no change at all. We next flushed out every coolant port, passage, hose, turbo, oil filter housing etc - no change at all....
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