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2007 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBF78E87
Hello Fellow Techs, This Audi A4 has code P0299 on for low turbo boost.Customer does not feel a lack of power. I have checked the boost recirculation valve on the turbo,it is the updated valve, and the diaphragm in it is in tact. I smoked the intake system (b... Trouble codes: P0299
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L ESP/BAS light, steering angle sensor VIN: WDBKK49F21
This car came into the shop with the airbag and BAS/ESP lights on after the customer said that she heard a dragging noise from the right front side of the car. I drove the car and didn't hear any noise, and there's nothing out of the ordinary visually with the...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Convertible top opening VIN: WDBLK65GX2
This car came in with the convertible top not functioning and the trunk not releasing electronically. Autologic indicated an implausible signal from the soft top OPEN/CLOSED limit switch (S84/13). I found the soft top bow 'latched' switch was not registering w...
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 ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no cruise VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
Checked all fuses, under measuring block 066 Switch 1 shows 1000 switch at res and applying brake can see 1110, then switch 2 shows 0011 thats off right, and no difference with moving switch.I also read switch has no voltage till 19 mph. No codes for cruise. T... Trouble codes: P0300 (needs wires and plugs)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWSA29M5Y
This car came in with no idle when cold start up and wont go past 65mph when cold. I first thought maf and replaced it with a used and one from world pac with no change.Then i tested the wiring harness and acorrding to alldate test good. Fuel pressure is at 38...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1JA8747M
Customer complaint is car surges, hesitates, bucks and backfires. Test drove car to verify complaint.Car starts and runs fine cold for first 5 min.After about 5 min thats when problems start. Once it reaches operating temp it runs fine again.Had a code for o2 ...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Unknown VIN: YV1SZ59H94
Replace front struts with sachs struts,(old ones leaking) upper spring seats(worn), Nordic lowers control arms(bad bushings), front calipers (one was hannging up), hoses(cracked), pads and rotors. now under acell. front end lifts and pulls hard to the right le...

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2011 BMW 328i 3.0L engine noise VIN: WBAPH5C50B
exhaust vanos was suspected in our shop,took it to one dealer,tried to get it done under warranty would not do it,friend of mine at dealer told me,if you are original owner they may do it,took it to another dealer no use(every one is tight on money this days y...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cluster Lights Inop VIN: WDB1070461
Thanks for all of the replies. After getting the cluster back from the repair facility for the second time,I still have no cluster illumination when I hook up the wiring to the cluster.This is a project car for the customer and I have not returned to running d...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Valve Train VIN: WDBFA68F9X
Well we had a few people sugguesting to replace plastic bridges below valve covers. I found a few pictures of what you were talking about but that was for the DOHC. This car is a SOHC. Anyway customer declined going any further with diag. We added a BG MOA add...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L EPS module VIN: 4JGAB54E82
I have not fixed this vehicle yet. I thank you for your help. I have done things you suggested but not come up with a cure yet. Working side of brake lights' fine. When I ground K6 signal circuit on esp module, the lights' on. Pin #10(blue wire) on esp module ...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWRE33506
Many thanks to Brandon, I researched the tensioner failure on line and boy tons of problems with these tensioners. I am surprised that only one!! IATN member gave me that hint. We replaced the tensioner,changed oil and filter and problem solved engine was quie...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L CV Joint VIN: 3VWST81K16
This Jetta is probably fixed. Before releasing the vehicle back to the customer, we had re-torqued the axle bolt after removing it for joint inspection. Using the proper torque procedure was evidently the cure -- no more noise. Having not been involved in the ...
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