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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Driveline Vibration VIN: WAUBA24B5X
We recently purchased an Audi A6 Quattro for a loaner car for our shop. After performing the above mentioned repairs the car has a high frequency vibration most noticeable from 30-40 mph and then again at 55-65 mph. The vibration is felt most in the back seat ...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L oil temp gauge VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
where is the oil temp sensor locate
2006 Audi A3 2.0L Hvac Blower VIN: WAUMF78P36
Hvac blower not working at any speeds. Hvac code 01273 fresh air blower -v12 short circut. Before i start to confirm it needs a blower motor i would like more imfo. On diagnostics and replacement of motor thank you.
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start, No spark VIN: WBABH8320V
Good morning everyone, I have a 97 BMW 318i that a customer brought to me along with another 318i just like it. He wanted us to remove the good engine from one car and transfer it to the other car. After the engine swap the car suprised me and started immediat...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Battery drai VIN: SAJGX2048X
Help Jaguar Techs!! This XK8 has a 150 ma draw on fuse 5 for the Body processor module. This module controls the security system, interior lighting, ect. Has anyone seen this before and what may be the root cause- we have done all that we can think of to pin i...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11616
The truck came with codes for Thermostat (Hard code), O2 sensors (2 front and 1 rear). I send the customer to Range rover for warranty over craked catalitics. They replace both the same day. Then I replace the thermostat, The truck came back with codes for bot... Trouble codes: P2A00, P2A03
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Alarm VIN: WDBFA63E6R
Vehicle had a short and burned some wiring to brake light switch ,rear brake light,and grounds,was blowing fuse #5 to under hood fuse box. I repaired those circuits.fuse isnt blowing now,but fuse 1,2,3 have no power.could some one please fax or email wiring di...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Alignment Specs VIN: WDBUF65J83
We had the vehicle from a body shop due to rt side impact. Replaced bent rt rear spindles, wheels and subframe. Now pulls and "tracks". The question: the caster is 5.5 degress both sides, camber is at rt 1.0 and lft 1.2 both positive. The measured SAI is lft 5...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Input shaft seal VIN: WMWRC33474
Aloha, friends. Three weeks ago, this CVT Mini came in for a bad trans leak. Input shaft seal was found to be leaking. Seal was replaced, car had no leaks when it left the shop. Three weeks later, it has returned, same issue. Has anyone else had a recurring...

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L abs VIN: WBABM5343Y
Well most of you said it was the different tire diameters. I mentioned it to the customer. We measured the tire depth. The new tires are 8mm the other 2 are about half (4mm). He said he has always changed tires two at a time without a problem. He is going to ...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Rear brakes VIN: WBAGG83401
Thanks for all the help guys. I drove the vehicle many times, but could not duplicate the problem. We decided to first try and flush the entire brake system again. It was then that I found the rear brakes had almost no pressure. I then checked pressure at the ...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA73534
We installed a cold weather kit (crankcase ventilation) and all went well this turned out to be about a $600 repair and is very common a manometer is a tool to help in the diagnostics on this repair and can be checked on all cars with this system would be a go...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 4-2 shift VIN: WDB1240302
Thank you for great reply's. Fix was in the second part of the valve body, a little bit of dirt build up in the filters. Works great now. When the car first came to us the trans had next to no oil in it.Replaced the little black vacuum pod on the side of the t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Ridecontrol VIN: WDBPJ75J6Y
I apologize to everyone because the customer picked up the vehicle shortly after I put in this help request and has not returned, or called to inform us if the vehicle was fixed at the dealer. Thanks again to everyone who replied, your time and input are great...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63BXX
We have had many great tips with this car, but due to time issues I will close it without a total fix. The TCM was full of water from a leaking window and we replaced that. We reset the Throttle control and the car will accelerate great, but now we have an iss...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Erratic Shift VIN: 3VWCP21C52
Thanks to Charlie we did find the MAF sensor acting up after warmed up, changed and test drove and is now working ok
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