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2007 Audi Q7 3.6L Leak Into Car VIN: WA1EY74L47
Hello Audi Techs, We have a situation with water leaking into the car on the passengers side of the car and getting the floor wet. It has also leaked on the wife's feet when driving. This car has no sunroof or moon roof. We understand these cars have problems ...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Acceleration VIN: WBAGK2324T
Hi all, This vehicle was towed in with a complaint of no accel and "failsafe mode" on the instrument cluster. There are no OBDII codes. I get no response when I press the gas pedal, the car just sits there and idles. I had one Euro tech tell me pedal position ...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L evaporator drain VIN: WBAWL73577
Car came in with a/c draining into car. Found BMW SBI # 64 05 09 stating that a updated plastic retaining ring needed to be replaced on the bottom of the evaporator case. The bulletin wasn't real clear on how to do this.The ring looks like it goes thru the flo...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJKX6247T
Hello, This Jaguar was towed in because it will not run off idle. Car usually idles normal, but right when you give it a little gas it farts pops and usually stalls. Car seems to be running rich spark plugs are black and smells very rich. Checked fuel pressure...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Comp. Component moni VIN: SAJEA51D33
Hello all. This Jag arrived having failed New Jersey emissions inspection. Scanning showed a P0430 which was consistent with the inspection failure record. No other codes were present when car arrived. Bank 2 catalyst was replaced along with both upstream and ... Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 Cat Efficiency), P0442 (Small Evap Leak Detected)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L electrical draw VIN: WDBED90D8N
Hello. I got this 300TE in and customer has been complaining about the battery going dead. I looked at this 6 months ago and could not find anything and recommended he take it to someone else, but it has returned and he asked me to have another look. For the l...
1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN0342T
Hi, Its the end of the day and I,am playing catch up, Have a Rolls 1988, Silver Spur, need to find fuel pump relay, not under hood, no power to pump, fuse good. thanks for any info Dave.
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FF49Y43
hi guys i have this saab this car battery is going dead the draw is 3.34 amps then it will go to [...] when i look in the car cd lights up and the dool lock switch lightup any help . i un plug the ign switch and the bcm draw the same

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Time and Date display VIN: WAULH24B6Y
Looks like I need an instrument cluster. It will shipped off soon and rebuilt. Thank you all for your replies and for helping me confirm my suspicions. I also just noticed that the oil temperature gauge wasn't working as well, which again points at a bad in...
2003 Audi TT 1.8L convertible top VIN: TRUTC28N73
Once we knew what to look for, it was one of those "I can't believe we didn't see this" fixes. We were so focused on that button switch on the outer right latch that we completely overlooked the lever style switch located to the inside of the left latch. Doesn...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01DXY
Hi there and thanks for the help on this one. This one ended up being broken wiring up under the fender in the harness. It appeared that maybe a collision was the culprit. Thanks, Ron Trouble codes: P1380 (Bank 1 Variable valve timing malfunction).
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDB2084702
the problem endedup being the hydraulic pump relay,it was a good learning experience diagnoseing this one,thanks to all who answered.
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDCYR49E63
Time is running out on this one, so I'm closing this. Haven't been able to coordinate with the owner of this vehicle to get it back in. I did remove the LR wheel and fender liner when I did the smoke test, and did not see anything. From the help t... Trouble codes: P0455 (Major leak in purge system MFR code P2013).
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Shifter VIN: WMWRC33475
The fix here sure enough turned out to be lubing the "Switch" as the Mini Dealer calls it. As noted in my update lubing didn't seem to help much after the 1st & 2nd removal & reinstall but by the time I put the Battery, Air Cleaner etc. back together the lube ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K52
Part of this problem has been resolved, long starting or cranking times. Was waiting for response from customer but finally called her & verified it has not given any more problems. After cleaning throttle body, checking spark plugs, replacing crankshaft posit... Trouble codes: P1663 (Charge Air Control Valve circuit short to B).
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