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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Windshield VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
After servicing this S-Type Jaguar we noticed a crack in the windshield coming from under the chrome trim about 4 inches up from the drivers side A-Post, towards the center of the windshield right in front of drivers view. There is no impact mark anywhere alon...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Low Power VIN: SALNM22233
PLEASE HELP!! This thing has some serious problems as do all of these freelanders from my research. Ok here we go, this truck has been here for a long time and we have all but replaced the vehicle for the customer! it first came in because the customer thought... Trouble codes: P0301
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Vacuum pump VIN: WDBAB33C8F
I'm a little stymied here. Great car in great shape. All vacuum circuits work great. Engine runs perfect and smooth. Power great. But still pumps oil into vacuum circuits. Or seems to? On 3rd brand new OEM vacuum pump assembly. Under the dash and carpets getti...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG84J84
vehicle came in with a check engine light,,code po104 checked harness changed airflow meter smoked intake scoped circuit checked wiring and scoped circuit several times .. changed air meter several times and smoke tested for leaks ,, also checked harness ba... Trouble codes: P0104, P0103
2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start
Hello fellow techs, I am not a VW guy and this job has turned into a trajedy. Came in from another shop that did not want to work on it. They diagnosed timing belt failure and bent valves. Verified diagnose and sold customer on an engine swap. Bought engine fr... Trouble codes: 16395 (CMP over advancing), 16725 (CMP performance)
2008 Volkswagen Beetle SE 2.5L battery VIN: 3VWRG31Y98
Vehicle came in with a dead battery, battery is new so we charged it and tested alternator. Customer told us that the Battery light never came on, warning her of low voltage. We replaced the alternator and still no charging or battery light on dash. We found t...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Radio and Switch lighting VIN: WAUED24BXY
Thanks to Chris who pinpointed the problem. "The lighting comes from the instrument cluster micro prossesor. Unplug the cluster to make sure not shorted to power somewhere else." The short to ground off of the back of the radio must've taken out the module. Th...
2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L No Start VIN: WAUVT68E32
its a fix,thanks for all the info flexplate can go 2 diff ways when the motor is at tdc if your looking in the back of engine tdc open gap in flex plate should be at 6:00 clock position not the 4:00 position.hope it helps someone in the same boat-mike Trouble codes: 1670E, 16750 (16775-), 16775 (16725-), 16725 (16730- camshaft postion impausble signal), 16730 (camshaft postion impausble signal).
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WBXPC93477
This was quite the headache. Several techs drove it and looked at it. I had suggested tires on my initial inspection, and the owner of the shop said he had a dream that he put tires on it and the problem went away. Not kidding, that's what he said. He has ... Trouble codes: 2A82.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L ride VIN: SAJDA01P01
the CATS light is fixed but the car still has a rattle in the front end ,, car has new ball joints upper and lower , and new stabilizer links as well as new outer tigh rod ends has a rattle in the front any ides appreciated thank you Ron
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Oil Seprator VIN: WDBRF40J84
When we realized that the part we were looking for was the actual valve cover our problem was solved. We were tring to find on the vehicle where the part went that mercedes sent us. The Mercedes dealer screwed us over. Thanks to all that replied. JOE
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cvt
This car is finally fixed! The problem was that I was not driving the car aggresively enough when trying to adapt the transmission. After reseting the adaptations, I drove the car and at first it seems the car won't go over 30mph, eventually the rev limiter ki...
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGAV75N09
The C.E.L. did come back on, and the code returned, but the customer declined any further testing or repairs. The car had other issues she felt was a higher priority at this time. Thanks for the help all!! Trouble codes: P0030 (Heater circuit malfunction).
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