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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L top wont open VIN: WDBTK75G04
thanks in advance for your time. the customer came in, stated that the roll bars popped up for no reason, he reset them and the top worked ok for a few days then would not close, rear bow on top of canopy.we opened boot and closed the top, ran codes test and c...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Leak VIN: WP0CA29992
Hey guys, this 2002 Carrera 2 wheel drive came in with a complaint about a leak. (excuse my lack of porsche knowledge) there appears to be a take-off off the non engine side of the transmission with a small driveshaft coming out of it to the differential. It a...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Steering Lock VIN: YS3FB49S24
Looking to get some help on this Saab that was towed in due to a "steering lock malfunction" problem. Customer states that they drove car to do an errand and when they got back in to start it threw up this message and couldn't turn the key or unlock the steeri...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 9BWGR61J66
This Golf came from a customer who racked up a lot of miles on it. Came in running very bad. Needed the usual camshaft and followers. Customer did not want to put any more money into this high mile vehicle so I took a chance on it. Put in the cam and followers...

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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Brake pedal VIN: 5UXFA13506
This one is fixed. This vehicle did not have a soft pedal when it came in. Jeff hit it right on the head. I hooked the flush machine up, turned it on with all 4 lines coming out of the ABS pump open with low pressure. Fluid was flowing then 2 lines popped air ...
2007 BMW Z4 Coupe 3.0si 3.0L Lighting VIN: 4USDU53437
Thanks for your inputs-all helpfull, I could not get LCM (light contrl module) but got other systems, I recommended dealer diagnosis as I feel the module is at fault and if I did change part it would req programming at the dealer-thanks for your inputs-appear...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVA33577
This was a back to basics fix. I finally subscribed to alldata and found in the wiring diagram that all of the items that I had codes for were on the same fuse. I had initially checked all the fuses and they were ok. The thing I did not check for was a missing... Trouble codes: 2A19, 2A94, 2D16, 2D0F, 2EA1, 2D5A.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Unknown VIN: SALTY16413
thaks guys for the help battery voltage was low when vehicle was brought in now that voltage is good we cannot duplicate symptoms advised customer to drive vehicle more frequent
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L compressor clutch VIN: 4JGAB72E5X
the wiring diagrams from alldata are very poor. from the info we could find the all activity module had failed. we sent vehicle to a specialty shop and our diag was correct. they replaced the module. many thanks to all who replied.
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L compressor VIN: WDBUF87X59
Thank you all who replied to my post.As I thought from the beginning with equal pressures and no codes in any control unit,the compressor was faulty.The front center bolt on the compressor turn freely.Power to compressor.Sent vehicle down to Mercedes to take o...
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WVWCA0156H
Another used fuel distibutor and CO adjust. Moto-vac cleaning on injectors and fuel distributor, kept vehicle for a few days driving around to make sure nothing changed. thanks for everyones input
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L bucks and jerks VIN: 3VWSP69M33
After all the testing it looks like the injection pump is bad. The customer is selling the car he is not going to fix it he will sell it as is.
2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L steering VIN: WVWLK63B44
Hello, I would like to close this tech help. Thanks to all of the replies, I replaced the power steering resovoir and it fixed the problem. The old resovoir you could see the fluid coming in and going out to the pump, like it was a 3/8 line pushing fluid in an...
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