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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L brake pads VIN: WAUEH6BX1N
Gentlemen I have this Audi with a premature wearing out of the right front inside brake pad. At 132150 miles we installed new front brake pads. We found at that time the right front inside pad worn much harder than the rest. We found the caliper piston retrac...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Multifunction Clock VIN: WBAHJ6328S
Multi function clock/trip computer has no readout.Has power and ground on the circuits going into clock.Replaced w/salvage yard unit and still no lights or function.MOD has no diagnostic info. relating to the clock.Do not want to buy a unit from BMW w/o making...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAV33481
car came in for no start , has crank signal to EWS (immobilizer) ,no output to starter .scanning EWS unit , no codes present but key comes up as invalid / not detected , occasionally it is enabeled but the password is invalid . is there a spec on the antenna r...
2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Transfer case VIN: SALAG25405
Need Help! This LR3 came in with the complaint,"on hard acceleration steering wheel shakes back and forth". With that said, I am going to try and explain how it feels on a test drive. The problem seems to get worse the warmer it gets. On moderate to hard accel...
2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Comp/Fans VIN: SALMF15488
This vehicle was wrecked about a year ago. The compressor is inop. The A/C system was evacuated and then recharged with 1.76 lbs of R-134A freon. The amount recovered was about 3/4 lb of freon. The A/C Compressor has no power to it and there is also a code P04...
1952 MG TD 1.3L headlamps
Hi folks. I need a wiring diagram for this 52 MG TD for headlamps & wipers that do not work. Thank you
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Limp In Mode VIN: WHWRH33566
DSC/EGS CODE 5e15 trans only acts up going up hill...code only in ABS/DSC...
1988 Other European stationary 4.6L no start VIN: LD-70204U2
I have a Good Idea what I need to do to get engine started and running But I dont have a clue as to what a wiring schematic is for this engine it does have some relays that I am not familiar with. They do appear to be control devices of some sort which may aff...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Power windows (driver side) VIN: YS3FB49S93
Vehicle came in for driver side power window up/down intermittently inop. Disassembled driver side switch, found corrosion, and cleaned. Reinstalled switch worked fine. Decided was a good idea to replace switch anyways, got new switch from dealer installed and...
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting
Replaced a CIM on a newer style 9-3. Using a Tech2 with Candi box.Version 148(latest software) with security access from TIS.Removed old one in menu.Added new one in the menu.Got to a screen where it said, "CIM has key programmed, only program more keys if you...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRW31C16
Thanks in advance. This Beetle came in with PO300,302 & 304. We put 5 new coils and plugs. Same thing. Then we did injection service. Same thing. I smoked it hot and cold, no leaks. Swaped injectors,same. Did compression test , all 175. Ramped amp new coils an... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW65F9Y
Hi All, Having a bit of a time with this Volvo, mostly from lack of info for the car... The car throws this code every time once it's warm. If you clear the code, MIL will stay off until it warms up, or come back within 15 seconds if it's already warm. Every... Trouble codes: P1671 (CMP Actuator Performance Problem/Signal Out of Range)
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Leak VIN: YV1TS92D93
Initial complaint was of a strong fuel smell outside the car. Looked under the car on the lot shortly after the owner had left, found a 6 inch wide area on the right side of the fuel tank wet with fuel. Not quite dripping, but definitely fuel. Brought it in se... Trouble codes: P0456 (Small Evaporative Leak)

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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADE5329W
Well, I'm going to call this fixed. Thanks for all your help. The problem appears to be electrical. Ultimately I cleaned the wire harness / connection at the oil pressure switch. Since then the light has been out. The customer called and said all is well. THAN...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBAAM5336X
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDB1260442
Hey guys thanks for all the replies got allot of good info and good direction on this one.The reason no. 4 cal was dead was vacuum Leak-intake manifold was drawing air.Had to remove manifold, Replaced both intake gaskets.Vehicle is running great now Chee...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WDBDA29D2N
Was able to get a known good EHA valve. Immediately showing a positive response to valve.Adjusted C.O. and all is well.Thanks to all that responded,you guys are great.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
Thanks for the helpful info. sent from you all. As I mentioned this vehicle is owned by a new employee of mine. The shop got busy and we have not been able to dig in much further since I made this apoligies. My employee has since learned to avoid "ju... Trouble codes: P1584, P0460 (Tank fill level too low).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L windows VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
Hi guys. You guys are great. The fault was a defective ccm module under driver seat. Thanks to all of you. God bless Hnery
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