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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Variable exhaust cam VIN: WAUDF68E25
Vehicle came in w/noisey top end engine noise and a cam code. Customer overheated the engine and then the noise appeared. Found car to have a coolant leak on rear of cylinder head at the plastic hose connector (o-ring hard & leaking where it goes into head) an...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Gear Ratio 1-4 VIN: WBACD4329T
Hello everyone, Customer has had vehicle worked on the transmission, they perfomred the transmission oil service. Customer states that vehicle feels the same, with harsh acceleration. DTC's on vehicle (as brought in are the following):3 Transmission Codes...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Acceleration VIN: WBAGH83411
This vehicle has a severe vibration on take off and continuing thru accel. If hard enough sounds like something is hitting the under side of vehicle. Trans codes w/ Auto Enginuity are 22 & 70. Can't seem to find the definitions for these. Have BMW service info...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L power steering VIN: 4USBT33463
We have a Z4 with no "Power steering", icon on dash present. It was working when we bought it and put it on our lot. New one about $2600. I did my research and checked my signals, but it's dead. Has anyone have resource to a used one or has anyone found a fix?...
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2005 BMW M3 3.2L rear main seal VIN: WBSBR93435
Dear Fellow techs, I need a bit of schooling from you, got this m3 that is leaking alot, I lift it up and seems to be coming from the rear main seal since it is motor oil, this is an smg car. A friend of mine just told me to also look at a valve on the side of...
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2007 BMW 525i 3.0L exhaust
Hello to all this bmw is making noise like ting ting ting ( like metal bracket hit another metal subj ) only when driving veh and pass speed bump or rough road . any one seen this please help !! have tsb but only said happen at idle
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L trunk VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
veh was in shop for a door module issue. Tech removed the security and Locking module from inside the trunk and then the trunk was closed.the key will not open the trunk nor will the trunk release. How can I get the thing open. Thank you in advance.
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L pre charge pump check valve VIN: SALMF11414
vehicle has pedal going to floor slowly like bad master cylinder. replaced master cylinder and no change. clamped off suction hose to precharge pump and pedal is more firm but suction hose swells up like a balloon between pump and clamp. removed precharge pump...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No idle at all VIN: WDBEA30D7K
Hey all i'm geting a e300 in next week with no idle at all hot or cold.i'm not familiar with the cis-e system. I like to get some info, before i start next week.i checked iatn but coul'nd find much info. Thanks for any info. Rene
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF76J93
Test drove car was fine, parked car went to test ride again trans banging into gear, air ride on floor, all kinds of can communication codes, trans fluid leaking into passenger floor.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Missfire Code VIN: WDBRN40J13
Vehicle came in about 6 weeks ago for a very slight missfire ,, scanned ecm and only codes where for cat efficency and one miss fire on cyl 2 , no other drivability issues here is what the car is doing ,, on a cold start up if you monitor the engine smoothne...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L module VIN: WDBSK75F26
please help!!! this car is driving me to drink. and i dont drink... after changing ac control module cleared all codes and tested. found module would turn on then shut right off. pulled codes from system. found pass side sam with code b1026 ac control not tran...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L starter VIN: YS3FB49S15
I charged battery but symptoms remained. I am unable to communicate with CIM using my Tech ll, Saab software and Candi. No codes stored in any system. Red light on dash gives 4 double flashes when key is inserted, as it should. ClearCom Technologies has checke...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Engine VIN: 3VWSF29M7X
Hoping someone can help me out. We are doing a valve job on a1999 1.9 TDI. We ordered gaskets from the dealer to ensure we got the right one. We have a two hole gasket. The problem is the alignment dowel(there is only one)will not fit through the hole in the n...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWSP69M33
Car runs great except after idling for 5-10 min.after that complete loss of power no throttle response lots of smoke.put car in park or neutral can rev it up put in drive and you can push faster than car will move.let it sit for 1hr or more runs great until u ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rear sealing flange VIN: VWTD1J2006
Replacing a leaking rear seling flange[aka rear main seal on a 2006 jetta tdi pump duece,apparently the only way to perform this operation is with a speacial tool #T10134,does anyone along the front range of Colorado have one of these I can rent to perform thi...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWST71K86
Hey Guys, This 2006 BRM Jetta has no power from a stop most of the time. If you floor it while acting up, the valves rattle and a ton of black smoke out the exhaust. Seems like a fairly common problem with these BRMs. I do all my scanning with a Snap-On MODIS....
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29551
don't see many volvo in my area. when @ operating temperature and during hot soak. complete lost of injector pulse. all data looks good. cts tps. spark and fuel pressure present. if it sits and cools it will start. injector resistance is 12.5 ohms. it misfires...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Long crank VIN: WDBA45AXE4
Customer needed car and took with long (4 to 5 second) crank time when hot. Car had no fuel pressure drop causing this problem. Fuel pump did not run when key was cycled to run position. I did not get time to confirm if it should on this car.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Alignment VIN: WDBFA67FXW
I went back over everything that we already did and even replaced some parts again just to be sure we did not receive a bad new part. I also replaced engine mounts. But the only thing that has helped was changing the cast camber specs and even then I still h...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Turn Signal VIN: WDBLJ65G02
Took the steering wheel off and found a wire to be pinched between the clock spring and the steering shaft which was shorting out. Repairing that fixed an SRS light that was also on. Replaced the switch and it corrected the problem listed in this post. Than...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Hesitation, no boost VIN: YS3DD5589Y
Customer has taken the car and will call me. Justin told me about checking the VSV valve for the "over run valve" (aka "the blow-off valve") by connecting the "boost pressure relief" valve directly to the manifold vac tree. No change, but a great tip. A...
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