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2002 Audi A4 1.8L exhaust type noise VIN: WAULC68E42
I have an exhaust type noise coming from the air filter housing after starting the engine.It lasts for about 15 seconds. It's coming from the secondary air pump,noise goes away when pump shuts off, has no codes present. Is this noise normal?
2006 Audi A6 3.2L Heat VIN: WAUDH74FX6
Hi and thank you in advance. I have this audi that customer complains of afther dryving for 20 minutes or so. with the heat on the midle vents will start to blow cooler air than the vents on the sides. after checking it ot found that the air comming out from t...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83441
Car has a knocking noise coming from drivers side cylinder head valve cover area. Only happens for a few seconds on cold start.There are no fault codes. Have noticed this same noise in various 8 cylinder cars that have come through the shop. Had one that we di...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 Luxury 3.0L Cel VIN: WDBRF54J26
Code 0521-p2004 tumble flap intake manifold code. No service information shown in identafix or all data. Anyone have access to any information on this code? testing info would be great!
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WV2ZA0250B
I replaced the engine 3 months ago because two valve seats fell out. Installed a rebuilt engine, temp sensor II, plugs, new distributor with pertronix, VAF meter "customer had messed with internals". Engine leaked oil from all case half bolts front seal and fl...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ59265
I have a problem with this car setting mass air codes. The three coes it sets is ECM120D and ECM121B [...]. I have replaced the CAT.,the mass air,rebuilt the waste gate on the turbo.,replaced the breather box and all related hoses,smoke-tested the intake ...

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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGN63482
Well, the car is working fine now, but I had to add more fluid than normally possible with the normal filling procedure. Depending how much is drained, you should have to add about 5 to 7 quarts of fluid after a filter or valve body change. The normal procedu...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L emergency brake VIN: WBANA53574
First, thanks to all that took the time to respond to my request.The handle assy. is a self adjusting mechanism. All you have to do is when the handle is at rest look for the forward spring assy. and in the center will be a small piece of steel.Push it aside w...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBANE73526
Knowing the higher than normal failure rate, I changed the waterpump & thermostat before a total failure occured. With the new parts the car ran mostly @ 206. It fluxed occasionally above and below a few degrees as the PCM was working the pump & therm. Thanks ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L starter VIN: SALME11413
after getting a good wiring diagram i found the tcm was faulty. i also replaced the trans. range switch. car starts now with no other concerns. in addition the #5 fuse was caused by wire shorting on exhaust manifold, repaired and all is good. thanks for all th...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWBH63B01
MAF sensor was reading high(almost double), but that shouldn't cause problems on only right turns, found bad wiring to front wheel speed sensor (PS), repaired that and found that bad wiring had damaged ABS module. Also found where customer had reinstalled air... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431, P1176, P1633.
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L heating VIN: YV1KW9609V
Customer declined to disassemble dash.Clearly logic and your replies indicate that is where problem lies.
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