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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Drive engagement VIN: WAULT68E12
We have limited history on this vehicle. It is an arbitration vehicle from the local auction. The transmission has harsh engagement when placing shifter into drive after vehicle has been driven for about one hour. There are no other complaints and the transmis...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Shimmy 60mph VIN: WA1YD64B43
Car has a shimmy at 55-65 mph-tires are nearly new pirelli allroad,and balanced to 0,rotation made no change,shimmy seen when let go of wheel-oscillates back and forth-check suspension-no play and car drives well at lower or higher speeds,basic problem but won...
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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, driveline vibration VIN: WBAGJ0345Y
Can a poorly idling engine cause this problem? When driven at certain speed under light load, the vehicle shudders mildly for a brief time. The problem is very intermittent. The noise/vibration feels/sounds like a cross between a Mercedes with coolant in the A...
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2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L alarm VIN: WBACK73469
This car came in with complaint of keyless entry inop and express window inop going up. I found that the doors do,in fact,lock and unlock with the remote. The alarm will not set, the panic button will not operate the alarm, and the window will not roll up when...
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAV1342F
I have a no start on this old jaguar. When I spray carb clean into the intake the car will fire up and run until the carb cleaner is gone. I do have fuel pressure, but a weak injector pulse. I load tested the power side of the injectors after the power resisto...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBLK65G91
Benz Tech please help.I can feel the driver seat shaking in park. Idle better when in gear but still feel a little vibration. Found worn plugs and driver motor mount leaking.Replace plugs and all mounts.Idle alot better but car still shake at idle.Car drive fi...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33453
Car would hardly start when it arrived, after playing with throttle and idle for a while i managed to get it in shop, plugs were wet, replaced plugs after airing out cyls of excess fuel, start car and same issue coil firing seems erratic, replace coil and wire... Trouble codes: P2303 (Ignition coil b primary control circuit low), P0300 (Random misfire)
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1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3CK68B2P
i have a 1993 saab 9000 cs with an intermittant stall we have replaced the di cassette cranksensor and lh computer it has fuel . it looses pulse to the di cassette but has pulse coming to computer from cranksensor. it may run for hrs or not start at all.itjust... Trouble codes: 38382 (evap purge valve)
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2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EH49G17
Help Saab techs. This car has a intermittent basicly cold no start. Sometimes car does not start after sitting for 45 minutes, and sometimes the car does not start after sitting overnight. This car eventualy does start, sometimes after repeted attempts and som...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Cooling fans VIN: WVGCM67L94
The vehicle came in overheating and the fans were not running when overheating or when you turn the a/c on or put the a/c into auto. Niether the large fan or smaller fan run. When the fans are jumper wired they will both run and relays seem to be working, but ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electrical VIN: 3VWTD71K15
So this car drives into a repair shop...all joking aside, this truly is a funny one. I have this Mark 5 Jetta TDI with some strange electical problems. First a little history---this is a new customer to us but here's what we have done. The car came in with a c...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on
ended up replacing the one 02 that was still original. cleared codes and everything came back to life. not sure what the lesson is here. I wish I had more to tell but there is more to this story than I am aware of. Customer is happy and it passed emissions. I ...
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2005 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Radio VIN: WBAPA72090
The repair was I bought a new radio from BMW. One of the processors chips in the radio was damaged and it wouldn't communicate with the Bus line of the vehicle. I just fitted the new radio entered in the country where the vehicle was going to be used and the r...
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2004 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Drivers window VIN: SAJDA42C34
Thanks for the help guys. The fix was the micro switch in the latch which also operates the dome light. Cheers John
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Straman Convertible VIN: WDB1260441
Not much help on this one. Turns out the top latch pump/acutator had failed. I found one which was similiar in size (68 Ford Mustang) and I replaced it all is well now thanks
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FH41U86
Car is fixed Justin from florida and Justin from North Carolina hit it on the head .Wrong sensors installed by body shop this is a late model 9-3 and there parts guy gave them the early sensors and said they were superceded to the early.I suspected that when t...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L inst cluster VIN: 3VWVA81H4W
Hey guys, Thanks for the input on this one. I sent the cluster out to be repaired and founds out that the processor is fried. We are installing a used cluster for the customer. Thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P1300 (Misfire low fuel level).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L crankshaft timing gear bolt VIN: WVWPD63B5X
Sorry for the late closing of this post. The update pretty much sez it all.This job was as much about fixing the oil leaks ( V/C/Gaskets and the gaskets under the cam chain adjuster) as it was about changing the belt so it seemed to make sense to change the cr...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWPD63B61
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. WE FOUND THE PROBLEM IN THE PICK UP TUBE, BUT WE ALSO FOUND WHERE SOME OF THE BEARINGS WERE ALREADY DAMAGED. CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO SINK ANY MORE MONEY IN THE VEHICLE. HE SOLD TO A VW SALVAGE YARD.
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M85
HI GUYS,I FOUND THE PROBLEM"" REPLACED CAMSHAFT PULLEY HAS ADJUSTIBLE PULLEY RESET TIMING AND ROADTESTED NO CODES REOCCURRED AND PEFORMANCE ALSO CHANGED WASNT BAD BUT CHANGE NOTICEABLE. THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT PROVIDED Trouble codes: P0068.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRG71K76
Good morning guys. First, I would like to thank all of you guys that have posted a reply. I was not able to repair the vehicle as the customer decided to trade it in, however, I do have some information. The code was a 00022 or P0016, crankshaft to camshaft re... Trouble codes: 00022 (Actuator warm flap center console in the back on the right of).
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWKJ171K7
Using scan tool, performed throttle body relearn. Test drove vehicle for at least 5 complete cycles. no hesitation or problems. Thanks much for the help guys. Trouble codes: P1603, P1545, P1568, P1093, P1579, P0121.
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