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2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L sticks VIN: WAUVT54B73
The cust states the throttle likes to stick on this v6. We have never seen or heard of this problem. Because of the law suit that could happen if we touch this without any repair could be very wallet flushing . We couldnt ride with cust today. Because of the w...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L service VIN: WBAEN33473
I have a customer that moved to Birmingham Ala. She is looking for a independent Automotive shop that works on BMW's. Her family always liked to use the small business when possible...nothing against dealerships at all,they go there when they need to. E46 is i...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAET37414
vehicle came in with coolant tank leak and complaint of misfire when going uphill had misfire codes and airflow codes secondary air code. found air tube taped up replaced still misfires on hard accelerations .kicks p0305 p0306 and air flow codes. replaced spar... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306, P0300
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start, Battery drain VIN: SAJDA01N01
I have a battery drain of 400 MA. I have traced it to the instrument cluster. When the power wire is cut at the instrument cluster ( orange/blue-pin 3 ), the drain drops to 20 MA. There are no codes fron the cluster. I have tryed another ( used ) cluster but t...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALPE1247T
Vehicle came in with no start condition. Things already done Ignition wires Spark plugs Crank sensor Charged battery Cleaned combustion chamber and put a little ATF in cylinders Tested with Used air meter Removed ECU and checked boards and harness for corros...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roll Bar VIN: WDBFA68F62
Customer drove in with the complaint the convertible top would no longer operate fully. Rear bow latches do not lock, I have scanned the codes and followed the diagnostics for the codes and from what I can discern the time is too long for the sequences so the ...
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1977 MG Midget MK IV 1.5L Hydraulics VIN: GAN6UH1965
Let me start by saying that these cars are not foreign to me; I worked on them when they were new at an MG dealership. However, that was a LONG time ago. This car is difficult to shift, but only sometimes. I've only driven it a bit but probably 20% of the time...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3336X
Customer has decided to sell the vehicle. Thanks to everyone who took time to reply. Trouble codes: P0601, P0120.
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Well, this car is not exactly fixed. I disconnected the eccentric sensor on bank 1 and the misfire went away. This must be because the valves go to full lift mode. I was able to drive the car like that and the cusstomer said he would take it like that. Check e...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWDT71K06
after looking at cam and valve action looked good compression test was good switched #1and #2 injector no change . What we found was a small hole in top of lifter.This kept vale from fully opening. As this was the first one these we had seen took aittle more t...
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L engine VIN: 3VWHP7AT1C
so this issue was escalated to a qtm contact. after he spoke with the manufacturer back in germany he contacted me. the intermittant high kv levels may not cause a check engine lamp, which i can concur with, since in 72 miles the vehicle never registered a mis...
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2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L speed sensors all VIN: YV1LS56D1Y
Coustomer has failed to return for ferther testing. I will be using allof your advice for when he filaly arrives. Thanke for the assisstance.
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