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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MMI display VIN: WAUDL94F15
This one is a it tricky and customer is beginning to become upset. We have this A6 here, when customer first came MMI display/function was inop all the time. Would not show/hear radio, no navigation function, no CAR info function, everything was inop. On furt...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WBADT63422
Hello BMW techs: Have this 530i with an oil leak, valve cover and on the left side oil tube. I know the is an update for the crank breather sytem.Now the customer complained about stalling while driving but have not been able to duplicate, has all codes listed... Trouble codes: 0X87, 0X33, 0XF3, 0XF2, 0XA1
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2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L headlights VIN: WBABW53405
This vehicle was brought to me with no right headlamp and a left headlamp blinking like a strobe light. It started after the car was wrecked and the left headlamp assy was replace. Right lamp was fine but left one was inop. After two BMW dealers couldnt fix it...
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2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Quarter Glass VIN: SAJDA42C32
Hi Guys One of my tech who no longer works here replaced the hydraulic latch for the convertible top and the hoses. The customer called back a couple weeks later and said the quarter glass would not go up all the way. Of course they said it NEVER worked right...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Turn Signal VIN: WDBLJ65G02
This car came into the shop with a customer complaint of the left turn signal blinking constantly. Upon a check we found the left turn signal to blink constantly anytime the key is in the "on" position, or the vehicle is started. If you move the selector to t...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ESP Light On VIN: WDBUF65J25
Has hard fault in ESP that won't clear, C0C31 Check Component B24/15 Rotational Speed and Lateral Acceleration sensor. Tried clearing fault, comes right back, removed Pass. seat to check sensor, no damage found, checked connector-ok, checked wiring between sen...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L 6-5shift & Reverse engaugement VIN: WMWRE33506
Hi, I have this 06 MINI Cooper S that has a transmission shifting issue. This issue only happens when the transmission is hot, when cold it shifts fine. The issue is when hot and shifting into reverse, the engagement is hard/double thumps. Also the downshift i...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H1T
VW Techs! We need some help here. This is one of our techs cars. He keeps getting this p0510 code. He cleaned the throttle body thouroghly and brought it to the dealer for a synch. They told him to replace the throttlebody and then bring it back for a synch. H... Trouble codes: P0510
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSB69M42
The vehicle at times will start and run fine for about 2 minutes then cut off and wont restart. We loose the ignition system when this happens. The vehicle still has injector fire when it wont restart. No coil fire when it cuts off and wont restart. Trouble codes: P1570 (Engine start block by immobilizer - intermittent), P0321 (Engine speed sensor g28 - implausible signal), P0686 (Ecm power relay control circuit j271 - short to ground)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B13
Hello all, This volkswagen sets misfire codes at 5000rpm and above on bank one. No misfires are felt. Scoped cam and crank sensors when acting up and they match known good pattern. Manually applied power and ground to VVT actuators both working and within spec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L cv joint VIN: YV1RS64A64
Customer complaint of high speed vibration/shudder. Confirm shudder @ 55-60 mph. Rapid de-cell the vibration disappears, immediate accel the vibration returns. This vehicle is FWD only and one drive axle has been replaced. Also noticed a weak engine mount. A s...
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2003 BMW 320i 2.2L Starting
Hi Thanks for the replies. It was a broken timing chain guide causing the chain to jump. Putting the cam timing out.
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Downshift Into First At Stops VIN: WBANF73596
SORRY SO LATE WITH AN UPDATE ON THIS VEHICLE. THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT RESPONDED , WE SENT THE CAR OUT TO A EUROPEAN REPAIR SHOP AND THEY TRIED REPROGRAMMING THE COMPUTER A COUPLE OF TIMES. THAT HELPED SOME BUT IT STILL HAS A PROBLEM WITH LUNGING INTO GEAR AT S...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCA21CXY
I rechecked all the hoses recommended and didn't find any blockage. I then ordered an Airlift by Uview and vacuumed out the system that way. Apparently, there was an airpocket SOMEWHERE in the system b/c it is now running fine without any overheating problem...
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