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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Fuel Rail VIN: WAUDH74F47
Hey Everyone, we have this 2007 A6 with a 3.2 FSI engine, when the car is at idle it has a very noticeable knocking noise under the intake manifold. When we use a stethoscope the knocking noise is clearly coming from the fuel rail that goes under the intake ma...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADP6341Y
I think I have a failing ABS module here, but would like confirmation as this does not seem to be the common mode of failure. I'm getting two codes in the ABS system: 51 DSC Pressure sensor, line and an intermittent brake light switch implausability code. ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L mirror VIN: WDBNG73J21
This vehicle came in with cluster dead short, Could not communicate with cluster, Rear Sam, Left Sam, or the Right Sam units, once the cluster was unhooked the short was gone and had communication with all modules, sent cluster out for repair, installed and cl...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Ignition Switch VIN: WVWEE83A7V
Ignition switch failure. Initial replacement switch lasted for a few months. Second replacement switch lasted sbout 3 weeks. Aftermarket swiches were used both times. Have not found any shorted wires. There is an aftermarket alarm system tied into the harness,...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L enguagement VIN: 3VWBK21C51
god morning to all and a special good morning to all the vw techs. thank you for any assistance with this vw. this beetle came in with a complaint of slipping when accelurating from a stop. i noticed on the test drive that every time a came to a stop it would ...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Cyl #6 VIN: YV1KS9600W
See Above history. Since I got this car back together it now has a dead miss on cyl 6. No compression. During leak down test found 100% into exhaust. Is it possible that the # 6 lifters are pumped completly up? All other cylinders are not affected. Am I possib...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Starting VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
thank you everyone for the good advice, after doing voltage drop test come to find out it was a bad battery ground cable couldnt see it, it was bad internally...thanks again
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L timing belt tension VIN: WAUEH54B0Y
Thanks to all for the replies. A special thanks to Don from OK. I even got a call from Don explaining what to do. The timing belt tensioner/dampner was bleeding down, not keeping enough pressure on the belt allowing the timing belt to come loose and set codes ...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAUPL68E54
Thanks for all the replies on this one. This may or may not be fixed at this point. We ended up selling and injector and intake cleaning service on this one. I was leaning toward sticking valves but could not always verify concern. After doing the service ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0301, P0305, P0307.
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Level control VIN: 5UXFB33513
After running system diagnostics, and clearing all fault codes the vehicle suspension system now functions correctly. We made no physical repair other than a new battery. We are still concerned about the intermittent pump high temp warning, but have not actual...
2008 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Drive-axles VIN: SAJWA71B78
thanks for the input, Client is trying to get Jaguar to replace shafts at present as the complaint was reported well within the warranty period, thanks again.
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD25485
first let me say that i am sorry for no repair info on this vehical. customer did not want to spend any time or money on a car that did not belong to him any more. i guess he lost it to his wife in the divorce and said let her fix the dang thing. so thanks to... Trouble codes: P2610, C1A13, C1A20.
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Door Lock,Power Seat,Power Mirror,Turn Signal VIN: 4JGAB57E34
This car is fixed.I replaced the aam all activity module.it did not have any code and communication was fine.thanks to everyone that replay .
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L tail lights VIN: WDDGF54X18
Much thanks to Byron, the system is operating as it should, the owner of the car had no idea the vehicle had a rear fog light, neither did I, I am a GM guy. Thanks again Byron !
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRL71K29
Monitor the sensor voltage with a meter. The sensor has good 5 volt reference and ground. KOEO:.51V, Idle: .51V and @ 2,000 RPM: .75V. Clear the code and test drive, during the test drive the voltage dropped to .19V and never changed again. It reset the co... Trouble codes: P047C, 01148 (VW exhaust pressure sensor 2 short to ground).
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