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2003 Audi A4 1.8L no heat VIN: WAUJC68E53
This young lady brought this car into me for a no heat problem. The car has a new thermostat and water pump, timing belt but when i checked the flow to the heatercore there is very little the heater core isnt stopped up but there just isnt any flow i read and ...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Suspension VIN: WAUML44EX4
Thank you all ahead of time for your help. I need to replace the upper control arms on this A8. We do the A6 contol arms all the time but they have a cast knuckle. This A8 has an aluminum knuckle. Any tricks or magic or words of encouragement would be greatly ...
2011 BMW 328i 3.0L engine noise VIN: WBAPH5C50B
2011 bmw 328 i top front engine noise.Hello every one have this 11 328.with top front of valave cover noise sounds like loose timing chain hitting the plastic valave cover.vehicle drives fines no missfire.oil and filter been changed.servo motor works,replace w...
2012 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4L Starter VIN: 3C3CFFBR0C
i dont need any tech help on this one as i have figured out the no crank problem. i am posting this so it may help someone with the same problem in the future in the event someone actually sees one of these new fiats. The problem is that the wire harness for t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L draw VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Have been searching for the draw on this for a while. I've been through all the diagrams on alldata, but wondering if I'm missing a diagram. Vehicle has a 600ma draw. Pulled all fuses, still on. Traced it to circuit that goes to a small junction on passenger s...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L EPS module VIN: 4JGAB54E82
This vehicle came from a friend's shop. He replaced esp module and hydraulic unit for MIL's on. After replacement, same problem existed and brought the car to my shop. Retrieved DTCs: c1200 from esp and c1025 from bas. Tested brake lamp switch circuit between ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Misfire VIN: 4JGBB86E16
Hi Guys, This is one for the Benz Tech's as I'm banging my head. Vehicle came in with Balance shaft error codes. Checked timing was off on right bank. Fix balance shaft problem all with new parts the vehicle ran great no codes, smooth all is good. Two weeks la... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire Detected 6)
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WV2ZB0257M
hello everyone I am well versed in Volkswagen repair but this van is confusing me a little.Upon acceleration the tachometer just drops and the van hesitates very abruptly.It does not die but acts as if you are turning the key on and off when accelerating. Fuel...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
this vehicle came to us with a transmission problem. trans would flare shift 2-3 all the time. When i went to get the car the battery was stone dead. long story short the cooling fans are staying on and running the battery dead everytime you shut it off. once ...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCM21Y54
Car was brought in yesterday after it stalled twice over the weekend, restarted right away both times. I drove it around 5 miles never stalled. I checked for codes with a Vag-com, none found. Idle speed is normal, short term trim is less than 5% positive, no o...
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1KW9602W
Thanks in advance guys and gals. This car hesitates badly occasionally on acceleration. Usually from a stop at low speeds. Seems to do it for me between 5 and 10 minutes after a fairly cold start. It only occurs, or you only notice it, for a few seconds while ...
1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LW56D2X
Initially this Volvo came in with intermittent hesitation and stalling, ETS light solid on. The check engine bulb has been removed or is burnt out, no illumination with key on or any other time. Originally there were many different codes with the exception of ... Trouble codes: P1113 (Ambient air temp. HVAC), P0650 (Mil light output)

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1988 Audi 5000 S 2.3L Ignition Switch VIN: WAUFC0440J
Thank you all especially bradford for the picturesand andrew for the advice. You guys are great. We got an angle drill and hit the spot on the first try. When the bit hit, the cylinder popped right out. learned that you dont have to remove column which would h...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L blower motor VIN: WAUZZZ4E84
Well,guys,nothing much to say but that all of you nailed it - i replaced blower motor and all works fine.No stalling,works good in all 12 speed points.Amp draw reduced to 18-20 on maximum speed.There was no need for new controller.Old blower works fine on test...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Transmission VIN: WBSBL93482
Well, upon further inspection, Compression spring 23 31 1 228 397 was indeed broken (in two places). Replaced Compression spring w/ updated spring 23 31 7 511 337, replaced Locking pin w/ updated pin 23 31 7 511 337, and installed Thrust pin 23 31 1 282 444 w...
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