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2003 Audi A4 1.8L cooling VIN: WAULC68E03
hi guys got this audi in overheated while driving pressure test cooling system found elbow on back of cyl head leaking replaced with new oem and thermostat housing reached in felt w/p had plastic impeller but did not feel any broken fins bleed system with airl...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Plastic Housing at rear of engine VIN: WBACC0329W
BMW techs, we have two questions (we are NOT BMW specialists) FIRST - There is a plastic coolant housing and at least one hose at the REAR of the engine, that are split and leaking. I have the wiring harness moved out of the way at least enough to see the hous...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L motor VIN: WDBGA70E65
after installing the motor it was hard to start but once it did it would smoke. Was hoping that it would clear up but it didn't. Even the gas pedal would not respond. Since the only way to get the codes from the car is to push a button under the hood for two t...
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L Starting of Vehicle VIN: WP1AC29P68
-Vehicle will not crank over -truck recognizies the key and will unlock and lock doors -insert key in, dash lights up but will not crank. -battery is good, starter is good. -on previous repair, we disconnected battery, discharged it. uploaded the latest a...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Timing VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
Ok all Saabies out there please I need your help and thanks in advance. The owner of this saab tried to do the timing belt him self, so he towed it to me with the t belt off, so I've noticed that the right side cam sprokets where cyl. 2,4,6,are have 2 timing m...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M7Y
vehicle came in last week with a bad misfire, pulled codes p1255,p0300, p0301, and p0304.test ect wiring harness by unplugging sensor and got a reading of -46.5 celceuis (51 f)and with pin #3,#4 jumped got 141 celceuis(286f). tested sensor itself and was bad.r... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P1255
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Cooling Systems
This Beetle came in for a requested coolant sensor replacement-per autozone? Anyway customer brought in sensor and we replaced-problem seen when went to top off coolant-reservoir has alot of oil in it-Hoses not showing oil in them.Figured oil cooler has gone b...

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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L fuse 103 VIN: WBAGH8340Y
I am closing this post for now I unplugged the amp and plugged it back in and the drain went away still waiting on customer to return i will open up a post again if and when this reacurrs
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L head bolt threads VIN: WDBRF40J03
i see the general consensus is a timesert repair. due to time constraints we ended using what we had in the shop and used helicoils instead. In the future we intend use timeserts for this type of repair.
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Door Locks VIN: YV1RS61R11
Thank you all for your time spent. When this vehicle came in it had codes stored with VIDA For siren, ddm & cem. Windows sunroof,dome lights,door locks were all intermittent.After replacing computors mentioned & downloading with vida everything in system worke...
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