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2002 Audi A6 3.0L acceleration VIN: WAUJT64B72
We replaced CVT transmission with factory reman unit from Audi dealership due to violent shudder/engagement. External filter assembly was replaced and lines flushed. After installation and adaptations performed, original concern no longer present but new condi...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Dome Lamps VIN: SALHC1341S
Is there anything besides the mutli funtion unit that could cause the dome lamps to stay on if the ignition switch is on? All the door switches, hatch switch & manual lamp switch work. If the ignition switch is in the off position all dome lamps work correctly...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D2P
Here is a 1993 Mercedes 190E. I don't work on too many of these. The vehicle has good spark. There is no fuel pressure. I tested the voltage at the fuel pumps and there is battery voltage for 2 seconds when key is turned on and when cranking. This is on both f...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBKK47F4Y
Hello Mercedes guys. Have this SLK230 that will die out approximately once every week. Customer states it will usually start right back up. We went with the K40 relay and ignition switch for starters. Same problem. Are the crank sensors common on these? We hav...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Interior VIN: WDBRF61J61
Hello fellow techs, This C240 was purchased by my employer. He did some cosmetic repairs throughout and replaced the srs module due to srs light being on, among other various repairs. The battery was going dead and I was asked to repair. I discovered a 1 amp...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWCC21V71
Hello. This Cabrio is eating my lunch. The cruise control does not function, it doesn't try to function. As far as I can tell, this is basically a "diesel" cruise system on a petrol car. It has it's own vacuum pump, and an interesting cable system. The thrott...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Passanger Air Bag VIN: 9BWPH61J92
Air Bag lamp is on. Code 00589 was retrieved. We checked the entire circuit from air bag igniter to module and found no 0.3 Ohms (my leads). Tested through air bag with low impedance fluke meter 2.5ohms. Replaced bag with one from a Jetta that we were assured ...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBR31C94
Hello VW Diesel guys.This vehicle is a 1.9 pumpe duse diesel and got towed in.According to customer engine was running fine all of a sudden while driving 70mph engine lost power but remained running at idle speed.There was no trottle response.Customer shut off...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Drain VIN: 3VWSG71KX7
Vw tech, please help. Car came in with a battery drain problem. Found battery drain jump up [...] 1.7 amp every 20 second and back [...] 0.14amp. Pull radio out, same issue. You can hear the comfort module is clicking when 1.7amp draw happen last for 3 seconds and b...
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K48
This car won't set readiness, and these two faults come back almost within minutes of driving, and right away if I try manual readiness setting with VCDS. Sensor is new, connector shell is new, new gold-plated terminals spliced in with proper heat shrink conne... Trouble codes: P0140 (000320 Lambda sensor B1 S2 no activity), P1114 (004372 Lambda sensor B1 S2 internal resistance too high)

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1991 BMW M5 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBSHD9311M
Well As much as I hate to admitt it this is where going back to basics really pays off. I again called the customer and asked for the third time if he could please tell me everything that he had done to the car prior to bringing it to me. This time he had ment...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Brake warning light VIN: WBADD62090
Hi all, well I've admitted defeat with this one. I replaced the thermal oil level sensor as it was logging a fault code but although it fixed the fault code, the light remained illuminated. The light would turn off if the light control module was disconnected ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L no start VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
only have one key local jag dealer will not let me order another key with out prouf of ownership can not find custumer to get title so am going to file for abandon vehicle title and see if it will run when that happens i will let everone know what worked ...
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Touch screen VIN: SAJWA74C44
This car was sent to the dealer to get the navigation software reloaded. We have not heard back from the customer to see if it's fixed.
2000 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 5.4L Cluster VIN: SCALA61E1Y
Thank you so much Don and Colin! Gos Bless ya'll! From Don [...] best place for info' for Rolls is : Albers of Zionsville. ...360 South 1st Street Zionsville, IN 46077 [...] Very helpful people in the parts department and will send you schematics if ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M41
This vehicle is fixed. I hooked the smoke machine up to the rear evap line and pinched off the filter at the carbon canister. I found smoke coming from one of the lines on top the tank. We took down the rear axle and then removed the gas tank and found a mice ... Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak detected).
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