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|2007 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.2L cam sensor VIN: WAUSH78EX7
It comes back a week later with the mother of all rod knocks. THEN the customer tells us that he drove up a huge embankment after the accident. (Once again thanks alot!) So no oil pressure resulted in cam skipping and rod bearing going out. We get a new (used)...
|2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33573
Hello, thanks for your attention: I currently have two codes that I can not figure out. The vehicle came in with a number of codes. I clear codes and focus on the codes that set after letting the client drive the car for two days. DTCs found: 16 O2 sensor 1 be... Trouble codes: 16 (O2 sensor 1 before CAT aging TV), 22 (O2 sensor 2 before CAT aging TV), P1168 (Undocumented code), P1170 (Undocumented code)
|1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBCA35D0H
Car will stall after about 15 minutes, it will usually restart and run for a short time after initial stall. Not very familiar with Mercedes, lacking proper adapters for fuel pressure test. Ignition system does not appear to lose spark. Just looking for some t...
|2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWGT31K46
Customer reports that he filled the car up with GAS, but did not start the car - took it to another mechanic who flushed all the lines, replaced filter and filled with diesel. This car came to me after this with a misfire when hot, under load and an intermitta...
|2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L no throttle response VIN: YV1RS58D92
Originally, it had fault P2126 too (accelerator position sensor, analog signal faulty). Has a Bosch throttle module that doesn't need software if replaced. Throttle position, KOEO, shows correct values but with engine running in Drive won't go above 2% with h... Trouble codes: P2122 (accelerator pedal position signal too low), P2121 (accelerator pedal position faulty digital signal)
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|2003 Audi A4 1.8L Temperature gauge VIN: WAULC68EX3
Thank you very much IATN! Got lots of great answers, and it seems the water pump went out. Told the customer he needs a water pump and thermostat, but he declined repairs at this time. Thanks again for the insight and have a great weekend!
|2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBUF70J23
The general consensus is the compressor is a common failure item with these vehicles, with the emphasis on replacing the compressor rather than trying to repair it. Several also noted that on the models equipped with a one-way alternator pulley (yes, alternato...