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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L cluster buzzing when pushing brakes VIN: WAUML64B22
I was hoping someone has been through this before? I have test all wiring for shorts and etc, Is it something that goes bad in the cluster? if anyone has some thoughts as to where I can start thank you for your time
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2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Seal VIN: SAJDA15B51
Vehicle came in with trans leaking at right frint corner of trans, this is a mercedez trans, typical harness connector seal , have replaced dozens of them on mercedez . To get the part from jag dealer they have to special order it, and costs $100+ , so we get ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L door locks VIN: SALME11423
trying to find the info to relean power locks will not work from key fob or from dash switch car does lock will key manulay and sets alarm key fob to open trunk works on remote
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L compressor/heat VIN: 1070441204
customer complains that the a\c compressor stopped working at the same time the heat stopped getting hot...the blower works in all settings, fuses are good and its full of coolant. it is also full of freon. the secondary coolant pump is working. there is a con...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Shifts VIN: WDBHA22E0S
This Benz has a very odd shift pattern to it starts in second like I know alot of them do then it kicks down to 1st then right away 3rd then 4th so close behind it you dont even really feel it. Does matter how heavy you are into the throttle shifts like this e...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF65J81
This vehicle runs perfectly other than a slight but noticable delay when accelerating from a stop. There is no engine hesitation or trans slip or delay in engagement. It is simply the time it takes between pressing the pedal and the response of the vehicle. I ...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Oil Pan VIN: 3VWRA81H9R
I am trying to change the oil pan gasket and clean out the oil pan but cannot get the oil pan off. All 20 of the bolts are out and it moves around but appears hung on something like the oil pump pickup tube against a baffle. I am afraid to pull too hard on it,...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Oil Pan VIN: 3VWRA81H9R
I was given a gasket without the baffle plate and was wondering if I could bypass putting the baffle plate back in or should go buy a new gasket baffle plate combo?
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1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L cruise control
Hello everybody. I'm stumped. I've got a 1999 VW Golf TDI with a dead cruise control but that's not what has me stumped. I can't find the cruise control module (computer?). Other information says it should be under the drivers side dash forward of and above th...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L engine VIN: WVWZK63B82
This car has a misfire cylinder 3 & 6 mostly. We had cylinder 7 once show up but after clearing the dtc's and rechecking only 3 and 6 showed misfirig.The condition is noticeable at low rpms after [...] you no longer feel a misfire. The customer stated after...
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANE53507
fixed. we didn't get too many replies as to alternate testing but our diagnosis was correct. Cas module was at fault. Installed new module and shipped to BMW for reprogramming. $390.00 plus a tow. Time to look into the J2534.
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Door Locks, Wipers VIN: SALME11433
WELL AFTER A CANCELLED CHECK, AND THREATS OF A LAW SUIT, WE GOT THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE TO PAY CASH FOR THE FUEL PUMP AND LABOR, AND WE TOOK THE CAR TO THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP, AND SAID IF THEY COULD PROVE THAT WE DID SOMETHING WRONG TO CAUSE THIS, THAT WE WOULD...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Radiator VIN: WDBBA45C1F
Thanks to everyone who responded. I had pushed the car outside to work on other vehicles until today. Richard's suggestion to use a block of wood and a floor jack worked perfectly. No damage to the radiator. I have never seen a radiator stuck that badly in 30 ...
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1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L cylinder head VIN: WP0AA0919D
to all that replied the customer wants to fix car but does not have the cash to do so at this time he will let us know when he can thanks again to all that replied russell
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1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L door locks VIN: YS3DF58N7W
thanks to all that replied the lock module was the problem we powered the locks and got them unlocked and disarmed the lock module customer declined replacing module all is well with manual locks thanks again this site rocks russell
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M81
Turns out that the suction jet pump was plugged and not supplying vacuum to the pcv. Installed new suction jet and reset the idle with scan tool. Car has been gone for 2 weeks now. thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P1297, P1557.
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