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2010 Audi S4 3.0L Front wheels VIN: WAUDGAFL0A
I thank anybody who takes the time to read and reply. Originally, this is a totalled vehicle that has been repaired and titled as a salvage. A front end collision is what i see because there are junkyard markings on the passenger front axle shaft and upper rea...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Reving VIN: 4USCJ3336W
Customer came in with complaint of intermittently high revs when first started cold. Idle goes to approx 3,000 RPM for about 5-6 seconds, then takes a few more seconds to come back down to normal idle speed. This does not happen every time, but happens enough ...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L water pump VIN: WBACC0329W
Water pump seized in block. Retaining bolts were all removed but you wouldn't think so! Even with a great deal of force and some solvent, water pump won't pull out. Have you delt with this before? I am becoming concerned about damage to the block. The shaft is...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAAM3339X
Car had overheating issue , I have a ton of known good parts laying around so I pretty much took out, checked and swapped just to be safe almost everything in cooling system including thermostat, radiator, water pump,fan clutch, expansion tank and the thermost...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53513
secondary air fault keeps resetting, pump put,s out good volume of air,fitting,s tight,no leaks,am able to activate pump and check valve,no problems,I can blow into air passage but not sure if passage is restricted enough to cause problem. can it be restricted... Trouble codes: 245 (secondary air low flow b1), 246 (secondary air low flow b2)
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Locks VIN: SAJHX1741T
Help Jaguar techs! This XJ6 came in with customer complaining that the glove box and trunk will not open- like the vehicle is in valet mode. We also determined the lock system is inoperative- the car will only unlock the driver door with the key- the remaining...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45A2C
my manager has aquired this vehicle and we cannot get the fuel system to work correctly. unfortunately who ever worked on it previously has misrouted vacuum lines and played around with all the idle systems. i have determined that the power relay for the idle ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBHA28EXS
Hello my fellow techs.Car came in running rough, with misfire codes for cyl #3 and #4 coil T1/2. Car had 2 new aftermarket coils for T1/1 and T1/3 .Replaced coil T1/2,all plugs,and boots.Codes returned after short test drive.I checked wireing harness and it do... Trouble codes: 61 (ignition output stage or coil cyl 3), 62 (ignition output stage or coil cyl 4), 63 (ignition output stage or coilinsufficient current), 104 (fuel saftey shut-off recognized)
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Heat VIN: YS3EF48Z11
This came in one month ago with a complaint that the heat could not be regulated. The left blend door stop arm was broken but the shaft was not, so we replaced it with an aluminum one from Saab. We also fixed the recirc door actuator. Cleared codes, did a self...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heat VIN: WVWLH63B11
Hi guys i have a 01 passat no heat at all not overheaing i flushed out heater core the top hose gets hot and both heater hoses are hot bottom hose is luke warm but ice cold air comes out not sure what to do pls help
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Hi everyone, car came in with fuel pump fuse blown, SB33 in the under hood fuse panel (15amp). we replaced the fuel pump and the fuel pump relay. Customer came back again with fuse blown. The customer states that the fuse will blow while driving every 3 to 4 d...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Vehicle came in with code P0507 Idle control system higher than expected. The cars idle will increase to 2500rpm then go down to 1200 and back up again randomly. It seems to only happen after the car has been warmed up and very intermittant. We replaced the th... Trouble codes: P0507
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0L Lacks power, intermi VIN: WVGBV95N99
Customer complaint is that sometimes has no power when pulling out of a parking lot, sometimes idles bad. Have been unable to duplicate i cant find much in the way of real world (not in vw dealer) testing and specs. Fuel pressure from the in tank pump goes t... Trouble codes: 00135 (Fuel rail/system pressure too low p0087 intermitant)

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2008 BMW 328i 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: WBAVC53508
Removed the instrument cluster and cleaned the terminals in the cluster connecter. Thanks for all the help.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA24G2X
Randy and Edgar were right, I replaced the coils and all is well. Thanks everyone for your support. Pat
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Alarm horn VIN: WVGBC77L04
Thank you for all the replies, we finally got this one fix and end up [...] be the signal wires short out with outer wires inside right rear quarter panel area. Customer also mention car in a rear end accident few years ago. More likely body shop didn't do a good...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8846L
Well lets keep the fingers crossed on this one. Replaced the regulator again and replaced parts of the return line that look fishey and so far all is good.Thanks for all the help!
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1KW960XV
Well as some of the euro guys said this can happen on volvos and is nothing to be concerned about-I will relay info to owner-Thanks for the responses!!!-Deke
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