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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L sterring pump VIN: WAULT68E03
We installed OEM pump and bleeded the whole system, with the factory's procedure (With the first pump) whining sound was more but you could move the sterring wheel good from lock to lock but the whining sound was horrible, with secound pump OEM pump no whining...
2007 Audi Q7 3.6L shift lock solenoid buzzes VIN: WA1AY74L37
We have replace the I drive circuit board because of drinks being spilled and buttons sticking, Installed new micro switches on the Auto shifter assembly. At the shif lock soleniod we have 12v and a gound supplied when stepping on the brake pedal. Checking vol...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L brake pedal VIN: WBADD6328V
customer towed in vehicle due to the vehicle felt like it had no brakes and pedal dropped to the floor. when inspected i found that the reservoir cap was left off and the fluid was highly contaminated.R&R m/c and test drove all seemed ok. customer had for a we...
1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L PWR Windows, and PWR Locks VIN: WBAEF8327V
It seems like when the temperature drops, approximately below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the door and trunk locks do not actuate along with the power windows not operating all at the same time. Once the temperature warms they all start working again. I have also n...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L cluster, interior functions VIN: WBAGN63483
This is our shops neighbors car. Battery has died in the past as he has 6-8 cars and this one is underused. Roll the charger(snap on computer smart battery charger plus set to AGM) across the street , charge back up, car is fine no issues. This particular time...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Srs VIN: WMWRC33545
Hello, I am looking for any info or test procedure for SRS code 113 - Seat Occupancy Detector. I have checked wiring,power and ground - all ok. Is there a way to test the sensor it's self? Do they commonly fail? The code returns immediately after clearing. Tha...
2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0L drivers seat VIN: WVWAA71F77
this car has come to us from another shop already partially disassembled. They pulled some stuff appart and installed a new master switch. The problem is the back rest will go forward but not backwards all other seat functions are working at this time. I have ...
2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: WVWXK73C89
Vehicle came in and was running rough making a horrible noise. Tech removed turbo thinking that was noise. Didn't find anything out of the ordinary, removed upper timing cover looking for noise possibly in timing chain area. Nothing there. Put it back together... Trouble codes: 02812 (supply voltage for steering column lock), 00001, 00487, 00057, 00036, 00128
2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Turbo VIN: 3VWLL7AJ5C
Hi, Just got a new customer with a few of these late model TDIs, running a small green taxi fleet. This one is a 2012 and running B100 fuel. The fuel is good quality from a well known supplier. The fleet has several other of these vehicles 2009 thru 2012 runni...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ85225
Volvo techs. Our shop has a 4.4 v-8 with a failed countershaft bearing. My question is are we just wasting our time trying to replace the bearing. All the balls have come out of the bearing but there is no noise from the engine. There is a slight vibration fro...

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L module VIN: WAULT64B62
Hi, Thanks to everyone who contributed. As it turns out not all abs modules are plug and play as some of you suggested. This module does have to be coded and the steering wheel sensor has to be calibrated. It turns out this is a Bosch 5.7 system, and I was usi...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E73
This car is fixed. As many suggested it was the flywheel. Thank you all for your help it is greatly appreciated.
2005 Audi S4 4.2L coolant VIN: WAUPL68EX5
The fix for this vehicle envolved replacement of the auxillary thermostat. This is part of an assembly of hoses that connect the three radiators together. It was wide open and due to the winter temperatures was enough to keep the coolant temp too low. Thanks t...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6337X
we ohmed out the abs sensors in the rear had the module repaired by module masters roads test all lights out speedo was off by 5 miles a hour thats whats made us have the module tested .thanks guys Trouble codes: P0500.
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L heater core VIN: WBAEP33424
First off, I found this site about sodium hydroxide (lye) which provides the perfect level of detail I was looking for: Secondly, the fix: I was planning on disconnecting the inlet heater hose...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Lighting VIN: 5UXFA13524
Well at least I think I fixed this car. problem is the customer has not returned for me to prove it. It turned out simpler that I thought. I played with the rheostat switch at the light switch assembly and wala, it stopped flashing. I tried to sell him a new s...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WV3AH4700Y
Hi everyone, Thanks for all of the replies, most suggested the cluster itself but the problem turned out to be the ground supply to the temp sensor, a brn/ green wire. I supplied a new ground and the gauge took off.Btw I was able to find this problem by readin...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5641V
The fix turned out to be 1. charcoal canister leaking charcoal into system. 2 evap control valve sticking. 3. roll over valve clogged. 4. we repaced the canister (left frt fenderwell), rollover valve (next to fuel filter), control valve (on fan shroud), passed... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap flow).
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A8X
Removed the ABS module and sent out for rebuild. Module Masters did a wonderful job and vehicle operated as designed during test drive and have not heard back from cusomer. Thank you all for your help. Trouble codes: P0722.
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