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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WA1YD64B04
Mileage 173,782 Audi Dealer - Requested the owner remove it from their shop - not wanting to make repairs. Towed 80 miles to me - because I was willing and had the heart to take the job on - Ran into more than a simple bargain. Thanks to the membership who ...
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L driver door window VIN: WAUPL68E64
Drivers door window was making a ratcheting sound as it was raised and would stop mid travel and reverse to the bottom of travel. Replaced window regulator and cleaned window channels to be sure there was no obstructions. Installed window glass in channel and ...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L brakes? VIN: SALNM22262
what the vehicle does now is: when backing up, makes weird buzzing/growl noise. if accelerated,and let off pedal, will do it.. found if place foot lightly on brake, can feel pedal juddering, as if ABS is kicking in- even though am not pushing on pedal. if remo...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB2020206
This is a C200 fitted with [...] engine. Engine control is PMS Motronic .The car came in with low idling (550-600rpm with air-con on and in "D"). Due to the low idling engine sometimes wanted to stall and was shaky. Otherwise it was running perfectly.... Trouble codes: 021 (Idle speed control in limp home-mode)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Dlc VIN: WDBJF65J61
Customer bought car from out of state dealer. Obviously in an accident of some sort. My mission was to make it road worthy. Only warning light SRS. Could not get any more sophisticated snap-on scan equipment (used successfully on other MBs) to connect prope...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSP69M91
Removed and cleaned carbon from intake and valves. Runs good after starting has been achieved.2001 jetta tdi long crank cycle glow plug light comes on for 1 sec. And turns off. Engine cranks tell oil light comes on before engine ever tries to run. Have disconn... Trouble codes: P1248 (Manufactors air fuel controlled spec.)
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L fuses VIN: 3VWCB21C91
The car came in from another shop,cranks no start,I tried to pull codes say check power and grounds. the next thing I checked for is power at the fuses on the left side of the dashand noticed that #28,#32,#34,#43 fuses have no power with key on. Going by the d...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L ABS and Traction light VIN: WV2KB470X2
Customer complaint of ABS and traction light come on and off for 2 weeks, as well as a hissing noise from under dash area that goes away when brakes are applied, which was diagnosed as a bad booster. Pulled codes on vehicle and had a code in brake electronics ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Vehicle has no accel VIN: WBAGJ8326V
well we feel like idiots. our mechanic who installed the rear main installed the flywheel just right that the guide pin pushed injust right that it was completely flush with the crank hole and the edge of the crank face. so there was no way of knowing where t... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Ft Bearing VIN: WBABM334XY
Thank you all for the replies, pretty much all of you were correct as this was a hub assy. Very straight forward, remove wheel, caliper, rotor, spindle nut and remove hub assy, use slide hammer if stuck. Alldata has something to be desired when it comes to the...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGN63423
I ended up bringing the car to a shop that had an autologic scan tool and we updated all modules, cleared 48 trouble codes (haha) and registered the new battery. all this still leftme with the charging problem. i ended up tossing an alternator in it and all ...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L all shifts VIN: WBAWL73517
Everyone who replied was in agreement that if fluid is clean and the level is correct, the electrical sleeve is dry, software updates are in place, and adaptations have been reset, then the transmission and torque converter need to be replaced. Jay from Ca...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Headlights VIN: SAJHX1746S
The consensus is that this is not a programmable feature on this year and model. Since DRL is a function of the Body Processor Module, it was recommended that I find one from a Canadian car and substitute it. Instead, I realized that all I needed to do was ins...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L alternator VIN: SAJEA51C33
It was the alternator. I used factory Jag alternator. $712.00 Aftermarkets were 3-4 hundred cheaper but read on the archieves the regulators just won't work and too much labor to change it. Read in archieves about regulator wires under air box, pulled air filt...
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1964 Mercedes-Benz 190DC 2.0L No power from idle VIN: 1101101213
THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK TIME TO REPLY ESPECIALLY STEVE FROM GAINESVILLE AND JOE FROM CALIF I REPLACED THE GOVERNOR DIAPHRAGM ADDED SOME DIESEL TREAT AND VIOLA 50 HP TOTAL THE INITIAL TAKEOFF STILL IS TERRIBLE BUT OBVIOUSLY DUE TO VACUUM GOVERNOR THANKS ...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L temp sender VIN: 9BWGP61J11
Well it sounds like there is going to be a bad connection at the dash panel, or a bad guage in the panel. The customer has not come back to let me fix it. The other sugestions said maby coolant has shorted the wires in the harness. That also sounds like a goo...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWDT71K66
After the update, on some of your suggestions I removed the forward exhaust pipe with the cat converter in it. Still no start unless I removed the EGR tube. I removed the EGR valve, and the pintle was stuck open about halfway, and had a large amount of carbon ...
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