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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L bad heating VIN: WAULD64B93
if vehicle is parked interior will not heat but when you drive heating is normal there are no codes at this moment at all . heater core is working properly with no leaks or issues.
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L #2 cylinder VIN: WAULC68E24
When we first had the head off we thought we saw evidence of a gasket breach but now we are doubting that. The head was straight so I think we may not have resurfaced it, which I beleive is a must if using the mls gaskets. We have NOT removed the head the seco...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGN63463
Hello, We have this E66 with a complaint of an intermittent "bang" while at steady cruise. The customer describes this as being like someone put the car into park suddenly and briefly. Simultaneous to this, the right side of the iDrive display (navigation) goe...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L oil pressure VIN: WBANB33514
This car drove into shop with customer stating that a red message was on the dash that said stop driving the car, engine oil pressure. Customer stated the message was intermittant. We removed the oil pressure switch and attached a mechanical gauge, reads zero ...
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2006 Jaguar XKR Victory Edition 4.2L Dsc VIN: SAJDA42B86
I have just recently replaced a steering angle sensor in this car for the second time. In 2011, I replaced it for the first time. My notes indicate that I ran a calibration routine after installing the new sensor. Back then I was using a Jaguar IDS/SDD diagnos...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA24G2X
Ok here we go, What's happening is there are 2 coil packs on this engine. They sit on numbers 2 and 4 cyl's, then there are spark plugs wires going from them to #'s 1 and 3 cyl's. The coils fire great on 2 and 4 cyl's, the plugs they sit on, but not out of the...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Engine VIN: 3VWHF71K67
Rough idle with P0300 (00768), P0303 (00771), & P0301 (00769) codes set. Compression test showed #3 cylinder @ 100 psi others at 130. Pulled intake to check for carbon issues as research pointed to but intake valves rather clean. Performed cyl leak-down test a...
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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WVWAA7AJ2A
Hello everyone, this is Nic at First Class Automotive in Raleigh NC, we have a 2010 VW golf in the shop from a body shop, car was in an accident and has sat at the body shop for some time, when first brought to us battery was stone dead, replaced battery and c... Trouble codes: P2127, P0108, P0113
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1997 Volvo V90 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1KW960XV
Cooling system retains pressure even after sitting overnight-tested for combustion gas in cooling system-passed-I didn't believe the owner until I experienced myself.Everything seems normal-run the engine until hot-shut it off and come in the next day-slowly l...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SW61R41
Vehicle was towed in "no start". After many hours of diag we figured out that the car would start and run only with the cam sensor disconnected. If you plug it back in while running it will quit in about 10 seconds. Steps taken: cam and crank sensors replaced ...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8332X
Sent used ECU, EWS, and key to repair shop. They cleared learned codes and realigned. When we got back plugged everything in and started right up.
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L engine VIN: WBAHN83546
Hi all. This car though it was scheduled to be beck her on Thursday the 17th has not shown up and Ive not heard from the owner. Thank you all for your help. If there is a change or the car comes in and i repair it i will post. Regards Matthew
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2004 Jaguar XK8 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJDA42C24
Hey guys, much useful info here, thank you. I took the advice of many of you and pumped a little oil into each cylinder to see if I could restore some compression, and it did not make any change to any cylinder. All of them are still very low and the motor s... Trouble codes: P0193, P0430.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBRH64J02
well i took the car to anouther shop that repairs mercedes only for a second opinion. he recoded it w a star scanner and all i can say is it works now. thanks for all the good responses. i wish there were a better response but this is it.
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDNG86X17
only one help responce-thanks Anthony, we had one tech moving rear wheels, in neotral and managed to get shaft in-real tight fit though!! thanks again. Brian.
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