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1995 Audi 90 Quattro 2.8L moon roof VIN: WAUCA88C4S
This damn Audi has hurt my pride. The moonroof doesn't run, but I know the motor itself works (not sure about the attached module). I have looked at the wiring diagram, there is not much in the way of external hookups - motor ground, switch ground, constant po...
1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L starter VIN: WAUGA84A9S
intermittent grinding trying to shift into park or neutral from drive no noise in drive or reverse finally caught it 1 time shut the car off and cannot duplicate sounds like starter grinding maybe park neutral blocking b+ crank signal in drive and reverse? ign...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Air Bag VIN: WAUYP64B61
Is thair a good way to test for leaking air bags on this audi ?.i used a sonic leak tester to find the lf leaking.replace lf air bag test drove pumped up ok butt leaked out front of car came down .
2001 Audi TT 1.8L No Start VIN: TRUWT28N41
Vehicle was towed to us as a no start and had been sitting for two years because originally vehicle would stall intermittently and dealership could never get vehicle to act up and customer became uneasy about driving and just let it sit. Now it will not start ...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L left rear lights VIN: WAUDG74F25
At times, some or all of the lights in the left rear of the vehicle will not work, resulting in a warning chime and message. The problem is intermittent and hard to duplicate. I replaced the bulb holder with a new OEM one, wiggled checked the connector and che...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L A/C, blower motor, fuse VIN: WBAAA1300K
Hey all... I have a 1989 325i in the shop (not something we see often, and I'm not really friendly with euro stuff), customer complaining that fuse 20 (30A) blows when the A/C select button is pushed. I verified the fault, put my ckt breaker on it, and tried t...
1998 BMW 318is 1.9L power steering VIN: WBABG2322W
Hi Guys, This car came in with chunky black power steering fluid. We flushed with Red Line synthetic P/S fluid. (I have used with no trouble before.) Customer came back talking about noise.(no real surprise) I could hear the pump now, and the wheel chattered,...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Throttle VIN: WBACH9340Y
Aloha, friends, I have a car that's giving me fits. Application of ANY throttle causes car to nearly die, and immediately sets additional codes in the egs and abs/DSC. Primary codes (in DME) reset immediately without car even being started. These codes are (...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Smg VIN: WBSBR93493
This car has a no crank symptom when hot. The gearbox light stays on and dtc: DTC:"059 3B Clutch Actuation, Dynamic" is current. I can hear the pump running while the key is turned and actual values show around 60 bar of pressure. Once it cools down all is wel...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALMF114X5
this car has bmw 4.4 engine, intermittent knock noise on start up, temperature or how long car has not been started has no affect. I am thinking i will remove both vanos gizmos(i orded the socket) and check the check balls behind vanos. Any imput is greatly ap...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L rear bow VIN: WDBLK70G62
The soft top rear bow stops before it goes into the 90 degree position, motor runs as if loss of pressure. Checked roll bar S83/5 and 6 limit switches OK Checked soft top switches Y56 1,2,3 OK Roll bar lamp on and flashing when car in idles Roll bar will not...
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG 6.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK77G87
Cannot find any info or repair diagnosis on this fault. Found wiring diagram and verified good 5v reference and good ground. Third wire is signal and cannot scope at this time. Fuel pressure is 53-52 psi at idle. Cannot find spec in Alldata or Mitchell. Vehi... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance)
2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EB45E52
Need some assistance from all the sabb techs out there this care came in in limp mode, would not idle and had drivabilitty problems stalling exc. Pulled two codes a p1604 and a p1251. after looking into both decided to preform throtle body cleaning and reset l... Trouble codes: P1604
1998 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5647W
We replaced the commonly available small 2 size hose at the valve beside the right rear corner of the tank. Changed the cap. Car came back a few days later with a small leak code. Smoked it, and we can see smoke coming from what appears to be above the tank. C...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2554Y
Good evening fellow techs. Well did I get myself involved in a job way over my head. Vehicle comes on for misfire under load leading to a bad ignition wire. Upon inspection found spark plugs oil fouled and proceeded to remove cam cover without using the specia... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor)

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2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J93
Thx for everyone help. It turn out to be a bad lower [...] joint yet cause I don't have the tool for it and not enough info on MOD on how to disable ABC system and strut. My sister is ...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH33577
Hello and thanks. The Customer has had the throttle assembly replaced under warranty and is returning to the dealer. Trouble codes: P1125.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start VIN: YSE3F48E1X
Everyone right on the money, I got a little fooled by the low compression readings. Evidently these get a low compression when cranked with out starting, either from fuel wash or just the design of the rings. I squirted some oil in the cylinders and replac... Trouble codes: P1640 (No voltage at main relay pin 1).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B03
OK, I pulled the pan for farts and giggles and there wasn't any more debrie in the pickup than you'd expect to find in a car with 100k miles (160km). Since I was in there I replaced the oil pump 'cause there's no point in going that far without it. When I rem... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake cam advance set point not reached over retarded upper limit exeeded).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L evaporator VIN: 3VWSK69M44
Four out of the five responses indicated a defective expansion valve, which is where we feel like the problem was. We changed the valve with another one from the same manufacture. The sound and frequency are somewhat less now. So we returned the car to the cus...
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