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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Engine VIN: WAULC68E64
HELP!! This car has a vibration in reverse & drive at idle, its smooth in neutral & park (can feel in body,seat and steering wheel). Replaced engine & trans mounts with audi parts. Adusted front snub mount up, down & center (even took it off completly) with no...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8334X
Customer brouth the car in & thought its overheating because the temp gauge goes all to the way to red, after inspection we found no overheat issue, but the issue is when you start car & let it idle more than 1 minute, temp gauge goes all the way to hot & the ...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB53515
Hi BMW Techs, We have a situation with the brake pedal after replacing the brake vacuum pump because oil leaked from the pump up into the booster. We replaced the vacuum pump, the line to the booster, master cylinder and the booster. The brakes were bleed ac...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E9N
LAte to the party on this, I am posting for one of my techs, so will relate the story the best I can, vehicle came in 2 months ago with slight miss and battery going dead,tech found spark plugs wells filled with oil and he replaced v/c gaskets, plugs, wires, d...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (Car) 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA61E2P
This car came in with a hesitation when accelerating from a stop. During test drive the problem never happened. When it cool down, the car hesitates when taking off from a stop, once its driven 4 to 5 blocks the problem is gone. Its is consistent when cooled d...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Blower and vent controller VIN: WDBHA28E3S
The customer called and said the center vent was shutting of and it would only come out of the side vents on the dash. By the time she got to the shop the blower was non-op completely. We replaced the blower regulator and the blower came back but the center ve...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Heat VIN: 4JGAB72E61
The blend door actuator moves to the heat position and will not move back. The flaps are free and not broken. We have tried a new actuator, the relay box for the ac controls, the control head and lastly the All Activity Module. We had no communication with the...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33475
Hello all I have got this Mini here that keeps setting this p1239 code. I do not have any repair info for this code in Mitchell. Code returns as soon as it is cleared. Data values are 991 hPa KOEO for both the air pressure and air pressure before compressor on... Trouble codes: P1239 (pressure sensor intake manifold before compresor input too low with engine off)
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L n02 VIN: 3VWSA81H4V
Vehicle was towed in as a no start. We found battery was dead and replaced. Charging system is in spec. On the dash messsage center is N02 and we cannot communicate with the instrument cluster. We are able to comm. with all other modules. I need to know what t...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63B72
PLEASE HELP...THIS CAR IS DRIVING ME NUTS. The customer towed the car in with the complaint that it would turn over and not start. The ABS light is on when i get in the car and the key is on. I tried to communicate with the vehicle but couldnt so i went throug...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L EGR Vac Regulator VIN: 3VWSP69M32
I'm not real hip on VW diesels But it surges and smokes at idle I have narrowed it down to the egr system the vac regulator solenoid stays on even after throttle is returned to idle power will stay there for several minutes then turns off With a test light Ful...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L fuel pump noise VIN: WAUVC68E73
As most suggested, I started with the fuel filter (oem), the car has been gone a few days now, I just called him and he says no more noise! Woohoo! Thanks guys Rob
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L AC compressor VIN: SAJNL4849K
Thanks everyone for the help. I finally figured this one out. While snooping around the climate ECU, i found the drain was plugged for the evap. The heater box was filled with condensation (water) about 3" up from the bottom of the evap. I believe the evap tem...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L TPMS, Auto Wipers, Maint. System, Heated Seats VIN: WDDDJ72X68
I was on board with going to the dealer anyway and that is what me and my customer decided was best. I will post what was done once I hear from my customer. Thanks
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2012 Other European California 4.3L lift points VIN: ZFF65LHA0C
Several suggested using a drive-on lift, which would be the best solution, but we don't have one. Finally figured out the lift points. The front is 17" back from front wheel well. It is a round plate welded to the body with an oval shaped rubber plug in the ce...
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Windshield Wipers VIN: WVWTK93C77
Well, first off, the hood was closed & I still had no wiper operation. I did a simple continuity check of the hood switch and found out that it had no continuity. Thankfully the local VW dealership had one in stock, I installed it & everything is back to norma...
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